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  • Northwest Area Foundation and American Indian College Fund Launch Tribal College Leaders in Inn
    January 14, 2013
    The St. Paul-based Northwest Area Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting efforts by people, organizations, and communities to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable prosperity, has made a two-year, $1 million grant to the American Indian College Fund in support of the Tribal College Leaders in Community Innovation Project.
  • Red Lake Band gets $21M to build new tribal college
    January 14, 2013
    The Red Lake Band of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota will receive more than $21 million in loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program. Red Lake will use some of the money to build a new, 42,000-square-foot tribal college to replace an older building that has limited classroom space and create room for technology equipment.
  • Combining hubs of knowledge Menominee tribal, college libraries merge
    January 11, 2013
    There is now one hub of knowledge in Keshena following the merger of the Menominee Public Library with the College of Menominee Nation library. The college, the Menominee Tribal Legislature and the Menominee County Board of Supervisors celebrated the merger Friday with an open house and discussion of what is to come in the three-story, 19,000-square-foot S. Verna Fowler Library.
  • Tribal Rep Creates Scholarship, Makes Education a Priority
    January 7, 2013
    When he was elected in June as the District 3 representative for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, 30-year-old LeRoy Staples-Fairbanks III promised to make education a priority, and he’s done just that by creating a scholarship. On December 14, he presented a check toward the first installment of the LeRoy Staples Sr. and LeRoy B. Fairbanks Scholarship Fund—named in honor of his late grandfather and his uncle, key inspirations in his life—to Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake, Minnesota. Read more at
  • In Your Words: North Slope Borough Mayor supports Uqautchim Uglua
    January 4, 2013
    On December 21, North Slope Borough Mayor Charlotte Brower presented Ilisagvik College President Pearl Brower a Proclamation of Support for the Uqautchim Uglua (language nest) Program.
  • NWIC Highlight: Student determined to teach Native youth
    January 4, 2013
    Alisha Sellars, Shuswap/Secwepemc from British Columbia, is 21 years old, a mother of a 2-year-old son, works full time, and is a full-time Northwest Indian College (NWIC) student working toward becoming an elementary or early-education teacher.
  • Tribal college coming to Rapid City
    December 21, 2012
    The United Tribes Technical College of Bismarck — a college devoted to educating Native Americans — chose a suitably symbolic place to announce Thursday that it will open a new student center in downtown Rapid City. College officials came to the Lakota Nation Invitational sports and academic competition in Rapid City to deliver the news that it will open a new technical learning center on the National American University campus at 321 Kansas City St.
  • NTC graduates first RNs
    December 20, 2012
    All the late nights, long classes and stressful homework finally paid off for the first batch of students to graduate from Navajo Technical College's new nursing program.
  • Tribal College Grads are Leaders United Tribes honors mid-year graduates
    December 19, 2012
    “Your graduation today is a modern-day rite of passage,” said keynote speaker Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull at United Tribes Technical College. “Among all tribes we have certain times in our lives when we move to a next stage, and your graduation today is one of those.”
  • Grant allows UWS, LCO to train more American Indian teachers
    December 16, 2012
    A $1.1 million federal grant will enable Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College and the University of Wisconsin-Superior to launch a collaborative program to prepare more American Indian teachers, including some proficient in the Ojibwe language.