Montana, TCUs receive $18 million for biomedical research August 5, 2014
BOZEMAN - Montana's ability to conduct biomedical research has received another boost in the form of $18 million from the National Institutes of Health.
Although Harmsen is based at MSU, the Montana INBRE Program involves 13 tribal colleges, community colleges and universities. The program, in fact, is aimed more at schools with undergraduate programs rather than only those with graduate students.
UTTC Receives Grant for Workforce Programs July 31, 2014
North Dakota has more than 20,000 job openings, like welders or electricians. The state's Department of Commerce is working to fill those positions by granting funds to tribal colleges.
UTTC received more than $1 million in grant money. The department says it's looking forward to using those dollars during the school year.
Northwest Indian College Hosts another Successful Deloria Symposium July 25, 2014
The 9th Annual Vine Deloria, Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium was held at the new Coast Salish Institute Building at Northwest Indian College, July 10-12, 2014.
The symposium began with a traditional blessing of the Vine Deloria, Jr. Library Collection - over 3000 volumes that were donated to the college by the late Lakota scholar’s wife, Barbara. Mrs. Deloria was on hand to participate in the blessing and was presented with a blanket to acknowledge her support of the college and the symposium.
Hoeven Announces $255000 in Grant Funds for UTTC Minority Business Center July 24, 2014
Senator John Hoeven today announced the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has awarded $255,000 in grant funds to the United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) to deliver strategic business consulting and deal-making services to eligible minority business enterprises to encourage job creation and retention.
American Indian College Fund and United Health Foundation Award $100000 in Scholarships July 23, 2014
The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) announced that $100,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 18 academically excellent students in partnership with United Health Foundation's Diverse Scholars Initiative, which has provided nearly $2 million in scholarships this year through partnerships with organizations like the College Fund.
The Diverse Scholars Initiative aims to increase diversity in the health care workforce by supporting promising future health professionals.
Tribal - NASA Project To Teach About Climate Change July 23, 2014
The Salish Kootenai College is one of four tribal colleges or universities, nationwide, to receive a grant from NASA to develop climate change curriculum. The grants come from NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project, and range from $413,000 to $1,009,000.
Dr. Johnny Jones Installed as President of Little Tribal Priest College July 21, 2014
Winnebago, NE – Dr. Johnny D. Jones was inaugurated as the 15th President of Little Priest Tribal College on June 14, 2014. This was the first presidential inauguration that Little Priest Tribal College performed as it is a new ceremony to Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU’s). Little Priest Tribal College students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends as well as the Winnebago Tribal Chairman were in attendance to commemorate this event.
Blackfeet teens tackle outdoor challenges July 20, 2014
A group of young Blackfeet and members of the Montana Wilderness Association spent the week on the Rocky Mountain Front, but this trip was more business than leisure.
Eight Blackfeet youth and two team leaders spent five days camped out in the breath taking wilderness of Badger Two Medicine helping maintain area trails. The trip was a partnership between the Montana Wilderness Association and Blackfeet Community College's Native Science Fellows Program.
CMN’s Theatre Production Discusses Tribal Enrollment July 20, 2014
The College of Menominee Nation (CMN) invites the public to an original one-act play staged in the Norbert Hill Center Auditorium in Oneida, by students in the College’s Summer Theatre Production course.
The play, “Blood Quantum: Fifty Shades of Red,” is a comedy that discusses the origins and complications of using Indian blood quantum for tribal enrollment. It was written by CMN students Carol Brunette, Karen Cimicud, Yetsitsehewe Danforth, DJ Denny, Mason Powless, and Melissa Wilber in a playwriting course at CMN in the Spring semester 2014.