Tribal Colleges Rank as Top Degree-Producers for Native Students October 1, 2012
For several years, Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine has listed the top schools that confer degrees to students of color.
This year Diné College in Arizona, United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota, Oglala Lakota College in South Dakota, Little Big Horn College and Fort Peck Community College in Montana, Sinte Gleska University in South Dakota and Turtle Mountain Community College in North Dakota are among the top-ranked schools for conferring associate’s degrees; Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas is among the top-ranked schools for conferring Natives with undergraduate degrees.
College’s Library Is Named in Honor of S. Verna Fowler September 25, 2012
KESHENA, WI – Bernard (Ben) Kaquatosh, Chairman of the College of Menominee Nation Board of Directors, has announced the naming of the College’s academic library in honor of S. Verna Fowler, Ph.D. Dr. Fowler is the founding President of CMN, an accredited institution awarding baccalaureate and associate degrees and technical/trades diplomas.
Native American Philanthropy: Giving in Humble Ways August 30, 2012
Although we often hear about the challenges that Native Americans face in terms of poverty and reservation life, these individuals make significant contributions to the American economy and philanthropy. In 2010, Native Americans contributed $12 billion to the nation’s economy. Moreover, Native American businesses have increased 100 percent in the last 20 years. Often overlooked, Native Americans have great potential for philanthropic giving and a long tradition of it.
Chandler named Educator of the Year August 15, 2012
Dr. Lynette Chandler, Bi-dah-tha “Dancing Woman” (member of the Aaniiih and of Nakoda descent) and Director of the White Clay Language Immersion School (WCLIS) accepted the Montana Indian Education Association (MIEA) “Educator of the Year” Award for 2012. This award is for individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in Indian education, are outstanding in their work, and have contributed to the betterment of Indian education.
WCLIS is under the umbrella of the Aaniiih Nakoda College and is a private school on campus.
Crow Tribe gets language immersion grant August 15, 2012
The Crow Nation has been awarded a three-year grant to help it preserve its language among the youngest members of the tribe.
The tribe received word Monday that it is a recipient of a Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance grant from the Administration for Native Americans of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/crow-tribe-gets-language-immersion-grant/article_3730b364-b6f8-5d84-ac7f-ad9267888569.html#ixzz2AA3RbaV2
Native Americans compete in Olympics August 10, 2012
Four Native American athletes competed in the XXX Olympic Summer Games in London, England. Three represented the United States and one hailed from Canada.
Native Hawaiian Anae Tumua won gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games as part of the U.S. Women’s Water Polo team. (U.S. Water Polo photo)
As part of the U.S. Women’s Water Polo team, Native Hawaiian Anae Tumua won gold as the U.S. beat Spain 8-5 in the final on Thursday, Aug. 9. This marks the first time the U.S. Women’s team has won gold in the sport.
Northwest Indian College to offer second bachelor’s degree in fall 2012 Read more here: http:/ August 10, 2012
Northwest Indian College will offer a second bachelor’s degree beginning this fall.
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities in May approved NWIC’s plan to offer the bachelor’s degree in native studies leadership, which college officials said would give students a chance to pursue a four-year degree rooted in tribal knowledge.
Read more here: http://blogs.bellinghamherald.com/schools/higher-education/northwest-indian-college-to-offer-second-bachelor%E2%80%99s-degree-in-fall-2012/#storylink=cpy