Who Gets to Graduate? May 15, 2014
There are thousands of students like Vanessa at the University of Texas, and millions like her throughout the country — high-achieving students from low-income families who want desperately to earn a four-year degree but who run into trouble along the way.
NTU Archer named USIAC National Champion May 13, 2014
Navajo Technical University (NTU, Crownpoint, NM) has developed a storied archery program over the past decade. This season produced three All-American archers: Leona Begay who competes in the women’s compound, and Dudley Larrison and Filberto Vecenti who compete in men’s recurve.
Sitting Bull College Student to Cut Ribbon at NIGA Tradeshow in San Diego May 11, 2014
Tonja Willard, a fourth-year business administration major at Sitting Bull College at Ft. Yates, North Dakota, was chosen for the honor of cutting the ribbon at the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Tradeshow and Convention in San Diego, California on Tuesday, May 13. Willard will do the honors alongside NIGA Chairman Ernest L. Stevens Jr., a member of the Oneida Nation and a tribal college alumnus of Haskell Indian Nations University.
Homegrown: Leech Lake woman raising food sovereignty awareness May 9, 2014
CASS LAKE -- The Benny Tonce drum room at Leech Lake Tribal College resonated with multi-cultural energy Wednesday evening. Separated by 200 miles and a three hour drive, metro residents unified with members of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe over an element essential to all their lives -- food.
Native Leader Fellowships Awarded by United Tribes May 8, 2014
Two of the most promising students of United Tribes Technical College have received fellowships to continue their training and development as leaders in their chosen disciplines. At left, Heather Demaray (Three Affiliated) and Antonia Valdez (Wind River) are recipients of the 2014 David M. Gipp Native American Leader Fellowships.
HLC approves new master's program at SBC May 5, 2014
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has notified Sitting Bull College (SBC, Fort Yates, ND) that its new master’s program in environmental science has been approved and accredited. The notice came following a comprehensive HLC evaluation that granted SBC 10 years of continued accreditation.
Washington Primary students create xeriscape May 2, 2014
Salish Kootenai College donated more than 100 Montana native plant starts to Washington Primary School in Hamilton, and the young students are planting them to create a “xeriscape.”
“A xeriscape is landscaping that requires little to no watering, other than what Mother Nature provides,” said Washington first-grade teacher Karen Dowling.