Launching Lives of Service: We Honor 25 Outstanding Tribal College Alumni August 14, 2014
To celebrate the magazine’s 25th anniversary, Tribal College Journal asked the tribal colleges and universities to nominate 25 alumni to be honored. Although some of these nominees have achieved great success or even national fame, the common denominator is service. All of them serve their people in one way or another.
For example, Larry Emerson, Ph.D., works with Indigenous education and health organizations across the continent. Dr. Esther Tailfeathers has been the only medical doctor serving several remote Native communities in Alberta, Canada, and she teaches other doctors about Native health issues.
WETCC Names Terry Janis as President August 14, 2014
The trustees of White Earth Tribal and Community College Council (WETCC, Mahnomen, MN) have named Terry Janis (Oglala Lakota) as the new college president. Originally from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Janis has worked and advocated for Native people for the past 20 years.
Six Navajo students win $5000 scholarships August 13, 2014
Lesley Eldridge and Sheridan Winston Cowboy have a few things in common.
Both are members of the Navajo Nation from Gallup. They are in their early 20s and recently graduated from the University of New Mexico. They plan to pursue their education in health care, then apply that knowledge toward helping other Native Americans.
Cowboy and Eldridge are also two of six New Mexican recipients this year of $5,000 Diverse Scholars Initiative scholarships from the United Health Foundation. All six are Navajo.
Gipp named representative of Indian college fund August 12, 2014
The chancellor of the tribal college in Bismarck has been named as a representative of a scholarship program that is part of a $3.4 billion government settlement with Native American landowners.
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.