Alternative School Studies Weather at Oglala Lakota College April 17, 2014
The Little Wound Alternative School went to the OLC science program sponsored by NASA again and had an awesome time studying weather. They learned about the Beaufort wind scale. After learning about wind and cloud formation the students went outside and in teams estimated wind speed and the types of clouds. Once back inside they compared their estimates to actual conditions. At the end the students got to create clouds in 2 liter pop bottles.
Navajo Technical University celebrates new bachelor's degree program April 14, 2014
Crownpoint — When National Public Radio asked Navajo Nation Poet Laureate Luci Tapahonso to write a letter to her hometown of Shiprock last fall, she decided to focus on her relationship to the landscape.
"I am from Shiprock, the huge rock formation whose name translates into 'tall leader' or 'the rock with wings.' I am one of your thousands of children who will always honor your dark blue silhouette," Tapahonso said on Monday, reading to students at Navajo Technical University.
Tribal research symposium a success April 7, 2014
Guest speaker Dr. Ed Galindo, emphasized how environmental research brought him closer to his native roots Friday, at the second annual tribal research symposium at Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) in Spirit Lake.
College Fund to Support Environmental Science and Sustainability Programs, Fellowships... April 3, 2014
Tribal colleges serve communities that face environmental issues such as degradation of water quality, energy development, depletion of natural resources, and agricultural management. A new Environmental Science and Sustainability Project funded by the American Indian College Fund through a $1.35 million grant will support tribal colleges and universities in select states by underwriting environmental science and sustainability programs of study and student internships; providing tribal college faculty with fellowships to earn advanced degrees in related fields; and offering fellowships for tribal college students majoring in relevant programs to complete their junior and senior years of college.
School for Native Americans fosters entrepreneurial spirit April 1, 2014
One entrepreneurial-minded student hopes to start a mobile car-washing business.
Another intends to build low-cost caskets.
A third wants to make the quilts that line the insides of those caskets.
Dozens more intend to do something — anything — that encourages people to spend money in the poverty-stricken northeast corner of Nebraska.