School for Native Americans fosters entrepreneurial spirit April 1, 2014
One entrepreneurial-minded student hopes to start a mobile car-washing business.
Another intends to build low-cost caskets.
A third wants to make the quilts that line the insides of those caskets.
Dozens more intend to do something — anything — that encourages people to spend money in the poverty-stricken northeast corner of Nebraska.
NASA Announces 2014 Tribal College and University Awards March 25, 2014
NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has awarded approximately $2 million in new cooperative agreements to three tribal colleges and universities (TCUs).
These new agreements provide opportunities for TCU students, faculty and staff to engage in NASA-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities.
IAIA Dedicates Newest Building; Opens Largest Alumni Biennial Art Show March 23, 2014
SANTA FE, N.M. - March 18, 2014 - Celebrating growth, the future and the breadth and depth of work by alumni, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will open its new two-story building with a ribbon-cutting dedication ceremony and alumni art show at 1 p.m. March 26.
Native American to speak about global climate change March 23, 2014
Daniel Wildcat, a Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation, will speak on “Enacting Indigenuity in an Age of Global Environmental Crisis” at Albright Auditorium on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
His talk, part of the Melvin Hill Visiting Professorship Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.
Wildcat is director of the American Indian Studies Program and the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center at the Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.
Tribal college conference a place to build friendships, maintain culture March 17, 2014
BILLINGS - A combination of students, faculty and board members from 37 tribal colleges have filled the Montana Convention Center in Billings in recent days.
Monday was day three of the four-day American Indian Higher Education Consortium Conference.
"I think there are a lot of friendships that are made here, a lot of interaction between the students, a lot of interaction between teachers and administrators," said Richard Little Bear, president of Chief Dull Knife College on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Lame Deer.
Ho-Chunk Village keeps breathing new life into Winnebago March 16, 2014
More homes were built elsewhere on the reservation last year. Construction need not be limited to Ho-Chunk Village, she noted.
“We also added another three senior housing units in 2013. Those are small condos or somewhat apartment-style homes for the senior citizens. There were three units added in 2012. And I believe those are all filled,” she said.
Jessen noted that Little Priest Tribal College, the Winnebago Tribe’s community college, built a classroom building in the village for residents to have additional access to college courses. It was finished last year.
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Haskell student of year found ‘healing,’ inclusion on campus March 15, 2014
On other campuses, Bobby Crow Feather always felt like he “stuck out.”
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe member is 30, gay, spent much of his youth in a small village in northern Saskatchewan and served in the Canadian army. When he arrived at Haskell Indian Nations University two years ago he’d just had a hip replacement.