The Ordway Announces 2013 Sally Award Winners June 9, 2014
Elizabeth (Lyz) Jaakola is an Anishinaabe musician and educator from the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. Her Indian name, "The lady who knows how to sing," has provided the guidance for her life's work. In addition, she earned both her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and her Masters in Music from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Her varied musical background helped prepare her for a career in music education and American Indian studies at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, where she is full-time faculty and coordinates the Ojibwemowining Resource Center.
Education secretary to SKC graduates: Pay it forward June 8, 2014
PABLO – The U.S. Secretary of Education told the largest graduating class in Salish Kootenai College history on Saturday to appreciate the people who helped and encouraged them en route to their degrees.
“And remember to pay it forward,” Arne Duncan said, “that investment people made in you.”
Lakota summer language program enters eighth year June 8, 2014
After eight years, the Lakota Summer Institute is bigger than ever with more than 100 participants this summer.
The institute is a joint venture between the Lakota Language Consortium and Sitting Bull College on the Standing Rock Reservation.
Lakota Language Making a Comeback June 6, 2014
Native Americans have had to watch their culture slowly die off.
A program at Sitting Bull College is taking steps to preserve the Lakota/Dakota heritage--and it is finding success.
Ben Smith brings us the story of a tribe who is trying to save their tradition for future generations.
USAOND Convenes Fourth Tribal Consultation Conference at UTTC in Bismarck June 6, 2014
The North Dakota United States Attorney’s Office’s hosted the 2014 Tribal Consultation Conference on June 5, 2014 at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota. The keynote speech for this year’s conference was delivered by the Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder. AG Holder has made improving public safety in Indian Country a priority for the Department of Justice during his time as Attorney General.
Bay Mills Community College to benefit First Nations Development Institute $400K Awards June 5, 2014
First Nations Development Institute announced June 3 that it is divying up $400,000 in grant awards to 12 Native organizations. The grants, made possible by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan, were awarded under First Nations’ Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative. The NAFSI grant program is intended to help tribes and Native communities build sustainable food systems, increase healthy food access and awareness, and stimulate tribal economic growth and development.
U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to give SKC commencement address June 5, 2014
PABLO – A member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet will shower and dress in a Pablo gymnasium before delivering the commencement address Saturday at Salish Kootenai College.
That’s because first, he’ll lace up some sneakers and play basketball with local kids attending a Nike basketball camp at nearby Two Eagle River School.