President of Oglala Lakota College Testifies Before Indian Affairs Committee June 18, 2014
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon on the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act (S. 1948) and the Native American Languages Reauthorization Act (S. 2299). Mr. Thomas Shortbull, president of the Oglala Lakota College in Kyle, South Dakota, testified before the committee. - See more at:
American Indian College Fund Awards Grants to Preserve and Restore Native Art Forms June 17, 2014
The American Indian College Fund has awarded four three-year grants of $50,000 each to tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) in the upper-Midwest through a program designed to increase the intergenerational transfer of artistic and cultural knowledge and processes from elders to adults and children. The grants also provide direct support for Native artists, while stemming the tide of lost and endangered cultural art forms in tribal communities. The program is funded by a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.
Funding Discrepancies Mean Less Money for Students at Tribal Colleges June 13, 2014
Dwight Carlston, 25, calls himself a statistic of the Navajo Nation.
Raised by a single mother, he dropped out of college after his first semester. His struggle to stay in school is reflected in data from the National Center for Education Statistics that indicate American Indians are less prepared than any other ethnic subgroup for college and careers.
Tribal leaders welcome Holder's voting access plan June 10, 2014
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday his office will consult with tribes across the country to develop ways to increase voting access for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
UTTC Wellness Circle selected for public health award June 10, 2014
BISMARCK (UTN) – The United Tribes Technical College Wellness Circle has been selected to receive the “Public Health Team of the Year Award” from the North Dakota Public Health Association.
The award recognizes a team that has worked collaboratively on a unique, creative, or outstanding public health effort in the past year.
The association singled-out the group’s work in establishing United Tribes as a tobacco-free college campus.
Blackfeet college adds nursing programs June 9, 2014
Blackfeet Community College is hoping to make ripples — and maybe even waves — in the health and well-being of the tribe by adding two new nursing programs to its course offering.