Salish Kootenai College names new president June 12, 2013
PABLO –The Salish Kootenai College Board of Directors at SKC announced the selection of Robert DePoe III as SKC’s new president on June 5. On June 4, the final three candidates — DePoe, Sandra Boham and Steve DuPuis — were on campus for a public question and answer session that drew nearly 100 people.
“Salish Kootenai College proudly announces the new president for SKC will be Robert DePoe III,” said Jim Durglo, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “The Board and executive team are looking forward to a long, successful, and prosperous future for SKC under our new president.”
Comanche Nation College Tries to Rescue a Lost Tribal Language June 9, 2013
A two-year tribal college in Lawton, Okla., is using technology to reinvigorate the Comanche language before it dies out.
Two faculty members from Comanche Nation College and Texas Tech University worked with tribal elders to create a digital archive of what's left of the language. Only about 25 people nationwide speak Comanche, down from about 15,000 in the late 1800s, they estimate.
Graduation Rates Dropping Among Native American Students June 6, 2013
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Latino and black students are gaining ground, but American Indians are slipping, a new report shows.
USDA funding to provide technical assistance to help rural businesses grow June 3, 2013
High Plains Journal - An example of past awards in Nebraska is the 2012 USDA Rural Development award of a $135,200 Rural Business Opportunity Grant to the Nebraska Indian Community College of Macy, Neb. The grant provided entrepreneurial leadership education and training to students for job development in Thurston and Knox counties by creating a program that can be offered as part of the college’s regularly offered college courses. Six jobs will be created in the two counties.
Putting the Culture Back in Agriculture: Reviving Native Food and Farming Traditions June 2, 2013
Schools like the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, the Institute of American Indian Arts, and the Santa Fe Indian School – along with grammar schools, high schools, and non-profit programs – have developed agricultural education programs. The Traditional Native American Farmers’ Association helps farmers get back onto the land, hosts workshops on seed saving and agricultural techniques, and has a youth program.
U.S. Education Secretary to Deliver College of the Menominee Nation Commencement Address June 1, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver the commencement address during the College of the Menominee Nation's commencement ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, in the Menominee Conference Center in Keshena, Wis. He will applaud graduates for their perseverance and congratulate those who have overcome challenges to become first-generation college students in their families.
Forced cuts threaten to 'rip apart' Native American schools May 31, 2013
Cutting counselors, trainers in Missouri
On the shore of the Missouri River, Sitting Bull College is also feeling the pain of forced budget cuts.
When the sequester looked like a reality in February, the college drew up a budget that would cut nearly 10% of all operating funds from the school.
Ilisagvik College honors 62 graduates at ceremony May 31, 2013
Arctic Sounder - Ilisagvik College held its annual commencement exercises on April 26 at Ipalook Elementary School. This year saw a graduating class of 62 students.
Seventeen associate degrees and 83 certificates were awarded. Just six years ago, the 2006-2007 graduating class received 37 awards, total. Ilisagvik College continues to strive to meet its mission of increasing the number of graduates that are well educated and trained to enter into the Alaskan workforce.