Tribal Rep Creates Scholarship, Makes Education a Priority January 7, 2013
When he was elected in June as the District 3 representative for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, 30-year-old LeRoy Staples-Fairbanks III promised to make education a priority, and he’s done just that by creating a scholarship.
On December 14, he presented a check toward the first installment of the LeRoy Staples Sr. and LeRoy B. Fairbanks Scholarship Fund—named in honor of his late grandfather and his uncle, key inspirations in his life—to Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake, Minnesota.
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NWIC Highlight: Student determined to teach Native youth January 4, 2013
Alisha Sellars, Shuswap/Secwepemc from British Columbia, is 21 years old, a mother of a 2-year-old son, works full time, and is a full-time Northwest Indian College (NWIC) student working toward becoming an elementary or early-education teacher.
Tribal college coming to Rapid City December 21, 2012
The United Tribes Technical College of Bismarck — a college devoted to educating Native Americans — chose a suitably symbolic place to announce Thursday that it will open a new student center in downtown Rapid City.
College officials came to the Lakota Nation Invitational sports and academic competition in Rapid City to deliver the news that it will open a new technical learning center on the National American University campus at 321 Kansas City St.
NTC graduates first RNs December 20, 2012
All the late nights, long classes and stressful homework finally paid off for the first batch of students to graduate from Navajo Technical College's new nursing program.
Grant allows UWS, LCO to train more American Indian teachers December 16, 2012
A $1.1 million federal grant will enable Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College and the University of Wisconsin-Superior to launch a collaborative program to prepare more American Indian teachers, including some proficient in the Ojibwe language.
Native Charities and Winter Giving December 16, 2012
Imagine societies where frequent family and community events were held to ensure that all people were provided for and where goods and resources were regularly redistributed so no one would be in need. Traditionally, American Indian societies are like that.