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  • College Fund to Support Environmental Science and Sustainability Programs, Fellowships...
    April 3, 2014
    Tribal colleges serve communities that face environmental issues such as degradation of water quality, energy development, depletion of natural resources, and agricultural management. A new Environmental Science and Sustainability Project funded by the American Indian College Fund through a $1.35 million grant will support tribal colleges and universities in select states by underwriting environmental science and sustainability programs of study and student internships; providing tribal college faculty with fellowships to earn advanced degrees in related fields; and offering fellowships for tribal college students majoring in relevant programs to complete their junior and senior years of college.
  • Interior Announces First Payment for Cobell Scholarships
    April 2, 2014
    Interior Announces First Transfer from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Fund Initial transfer of nearly $580,000 will fund scholarship opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students
  • More than $2.5 mil to go to Dine' College and Navajo Technical University annually through 2020
    April 1, 2014
    Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) revenues collected on the Navajo Nation will be used to provide as much as $1.75 million annually for Dine' College and $875,000 annually for Navajo Technical University (NTU) through 2020.
  • 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.
  • NTU's Arizona-Based Instructional Sites Set to Benefit From Amended Arizona Funding Compact
    March 28, 2014
    On Wednesday, March 26th, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed an amendment to the Arizona Funding Compact that would provide $875,000 annually for the next eight years for a total of $7 million to Navajo Technical University’s (NTU) instructional sites in Chinle and Teec Nos Pos, Ariz.
  • OLC Receives $125,000 Grant to Support its Civic Engagement Program
    March 27, 2014
    Oglala Lakota College President Thomas Shortbull announced that the OLC Vocational Education Department has received a grant of $125,000 from the American Indian College Fund. OLC was one of five Tribal colleges to receive this prestigious award.
  • 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. Automotion In-Story 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.
  • Interior Announces More Than $100 Million in Purchase Offers to Nearly 16,000 Landowners
    March 18, 2014
    Interior Announces More Than $100 Million in Purchase Offers to Nearly 16,000 Landowners with Fractionated Interests at Pine Ridge Reservation.