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  • 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.
  • It's Never Easy: Getting a College Diploma in Today’s America
    June 13, 2014
    Cheryl Crazy Bull, president of the American Indian College Fund, testified that a year at a TCU costs upwards of $3,000, students’ average income is $5,000 annually, and many have families to support.
  • 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.
  • WILDCAT: Why Native Americans don’t want reparations
    June 10, 2014
    In this month’s Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates makes a strong case for reparations for black Americans. But what about payment for the injustices endured by American Indians?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Native NMSU: Professor had early choice — prison or college
    June 7, 2014
    Donald Pepion was a cowboy on a ranch on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. As a youth, he rode horses bareback because his family didn't have money to buy a saddle.