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  • Native Sun News: Lakota Voice Project confronts youth suicide
    October 23, 2012
    Where do you find hope in a place where people do such a great job of hiding it? For Jason Alley and Karrissa Eifert of the Lakota Voice Project and a motivated Oglala Lakota College intro to business class, the answer was simple: Ask those who do not know how to hide it. So they asked the children.
  • Navajo Tech student senate president to be featured on nationally broadcast television series
    October 23, 2012
    CROWNPOINT, NM – Navajo Technical College environmental science and natural resources major and Student Senate president Dwight Carlston of Falcons Nest, NM will be featured on the television show, “The Real Winning Edge,” this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, and will broadcast on KASY Albuquerque beginning at 9:30 am, MST.
  • Proposed wells draw controversy: Rancher, tribal member oppose drilling in Killdeer Mountains
    October 23, 2012
    Home to one historic battlefield site already, the Killdeer Mountains are the subject of a new North Dakota fight. This time, however, the battle is not between the U.S. Army and tribes of Native Americans, but rather between the oil industry and the people who live near and use the mountains, which begin about eight miles northwest of Killdeer.
  • Secretary Vilsack Announces Investments in Tribal Land-Grant
    October 23, 2012
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that 21 projects in eight states have been funded through the Tribal College Initiative Grant program to make campus improvements, provide outreach and educational offerings. Janie Hipp, Senior Advisor to the Secretary made the announcement on the Secretary’s behalf while attending the National Congress of American Indians Annual Conference.
  • Students pioneer NTC’s Navajo Leadership Studies certificate program
    October 23, 2012
    CROWNPOINT, NM – Amidst local government elections at chapter houses throughout the Navajo Nation, a handful of Navajo Technical College (NTC) students have begun their road to future elections by pioneering the Navajo Nation’s first Navajo Leadership Studies program - a 32-credit hour certificate program that was approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools last fall.
  • USDA awards funds to tribal colleges in Dakotas
    October 23, 2012
    ISMARCK, N.D. | Several tribal colleges in North and South Dakota are receiving federal grants to make campus improvements and provide opportunities for outreach. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that $3.3 million will go toward tribal colleges as part of the Rural Development Tribal College Grant program.
  • Leech Lake Tribal College: Student talks to Franken about awareness for American Indian history
    October 17, 2012
    “I knew right then and there I had to turn my life around,” he said. A bullet had entered his right shoulder and tore through his chest, collapsing his lung and shattering his left arm. His girlfriend, Angela Browneagle, encouraged him to consider his future and Goodman agreed. “Honestly, I just wasn’t on the right path,” he said. Goodman, now a second-year student at Leech Lake Tribal College, captured the attention of U.S. Sen. Al Franken Wednesday as the senator addressed students during a tour of the Leech Lake Tribal College campus.
  • Renewed Opportunity for Housing on the Pine Ridge Reservation
    October 17, 2012
    In a world too often shrouded from most of America, there’s a renewed perspective and promise of opportunity growing among its people. The Thunder Valley Regenerative Community initiative has inspired the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe who inhabit the Pine Ridge Reservation ancestral lands in southwest South Dakota to act and plan for important things to come.
  • Colorado woman who grew up on South Dakota reservation starts Native American fashion magazine
    October 16, 2012
  • The Sioux-Premes: Pine Ridge Start-Up Business Shoots for the Stars
    October 16, 2012
    “This is as big as the moon landing,” said millworker John Romero, speaking of Sioux-Preme Wood Products, in Manderson, South Dakota. “It’s a giant step for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.” The start-up firm joins several new enterprises on the Pine Ridge, where unemployment tops 80 percent but economic development is slowly gathering steam.

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