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.
FLYING: a trans-national cross-cultural print exchange March 14, 2014
The USA prints included in the exhibition were created by the Wakanyeja Early Childhood Education Initiative partners and tribal college grantee teams from Alaska, Wisconsin, New Mexico and Washington in the United States.
College of Muscogee Nation to get federal funding February 13, 2014
Posted: Feb 13, 2014 1:24 AM MST
OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) - The U.S. Bureau of Indian Education has authorized funding for the College of the Muscogee Nation in Okmulgee.
The college sought funding in April as a tribal college under the Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Assistance Act of 1978. Approval was announced Wednesday by Kevin Washburn, the assistant secretary for Indian Affairs with the U.S. Department of the Interior. Funding is to begin in July.
The college was founded in 2004 to meet the Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizens' need for quality higher education that also embodies tribal culture, language and history. Its primary source of funding is the Muscogee Nation.
Bemidji State to build teleconference system with regional tribal colleges February 10, 2014
A Bemidji State University-led consortium of higher education institutions has won a $500,000 grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture to expand distance learning and telemedicine opportunities for rural northern Minnesota residents.
The grant will allow schools in the BSU-led Aazhoogan (Bridge) Consortium, which includes Northwest Technical College, Leech Lake Tribal College, Red Lake Nation College and White Earth Tribal and Community College, to build a network of high-definition video connections linking the five institutions. The Native colleges currently have no existing or functioning interactive distance learning equipment. The network will give students on those campuses access to industry-driven certification training, bachelor’s degrees and specialized associate’s degrees not available at their home colleges.
Gipp named United Tribes chancellor January 23, 2014
The United Tribes of North Dakota has named long-time leader of United Tribes Technical College (UTTC, Bismarck, ND), David M. Gipp, as chancellor. Gipp has been president and CEO of UTTC for nearly 37 years, making him one of the longest-serving college presidents in the country. In his new role as chancellor, he will pursue resource planning and acquisition for the institutional growth and development of the college and its associated tribal programs.