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.
NASA Announces 2014 Tribal College and University Awards March 25, 2014
NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has awarded approximately $2 million in new cooperative agreements to three tribal colleges and universities (TCUs).
These new agreements provide opportunities for TCU students, faculty and staff to engage in NASA-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities.
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.