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  • 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
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/colorado-woman-who-grew-up-on-south-dakota-reservation-starts-native-american-fashion-magazine/2012/10/16/a916f99a-17bf-11e2-a346-f24efc680b8d_story.html
  • 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.
  • Shanley to deliver MSU's Berger Lecture on personal and religious perspectives on Indian life
    October 15, 2012
    httpJames E. Shanley, recently retired president of Fort Peck Community College and a former president of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and the American Indian College Fund, will deliver the 2012 Phyllis Berger Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Hager Auditorium at Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies. ://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=11534
  • Tribal colleges start campaign to end violence against women
    October 15, 2012
    Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in New Mexico and United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota are taking part in the “Restoring the Circle: Ending Violence and Abuse on Tribal College and University Campuses" campaign. The goal is to ensure that American Indian and Alaska Native women remain safe while pursuing their educational goals.
  • Helping Tribal College Students Excel in STEM
    October 11, 2012
    It’s shaping up to be a good year for students in Indian Country. For the first time in school history, students at Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College in Mount Pleasant, Michigan can register to take physics thanks to an upgraded laboratory. And at Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake, Minnesota, students were able to take trigonometry for the first time last year. Funded and supported by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA ), both schools made improvements to bolster their students’ learning in the areas of science and mathematics.