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  • Tribes see strong sovereignty as key to prosperous future
    April 9, 2013
    WYoFile - At a University of Wyoming conference yesterday, leaders from the Wind River Indian Reservation and around the nation reflected on how Indian tribes can strengthen the sovereignty that lies at the heart of Indian self-government.
  • Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Philadelphia to Announce Campus Resilience Pilot Pro
    April 2, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA – Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to Drexel University to announce seven colleges and universities competitively selected to participate in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Campus Resilience Pilot Program (CR Pilot). DHS will work with the seven selected colleges and universities to draw on existing resources, collaborate with federal, state and local stakeholders and identify new innovative approaches to promote campus resilience—directly supporting the goals of the President’s Plan to Reduce Gun Violence, and making educational institutions safer and more prepared.
  • Navajo Technical College strives to be first-ever Navajo 'university'
    March 27, 2013
    The Daily Times - FARMINGTON — Navajo Technical College may be on its way to becoming Navajo Technical University.
  • Editorial: College of the Menominee Nation has positive impact
    March 26, 2013
    Green Bay Press Gazette - Last week in Ashwaubenon, members from almost a dozen tribal colleges and universities gathered for a consortium conference to discuss the future of education at Native American colleges. Representatives from universities and colleges in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Nebraska came together as part of the Woodlands Tribal Colleges and Universities group to share experiences and focus on higher education. Close to 1,000 students participated in the event as well, which was held at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center.
  • Native Presence Grows on Colorado College Boards
    March 25, 2013
    Indian Country Today - Ernest House Jr., Ute Mountain Ute, executive secretary of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, has been named to the Board of Trustees of Fort Lewis College, a former Indian boarding school in Durango, Colorado, commission board members were told March 22. Read more at
  • Navajo Technical College gearing up to acquire radio station
    March 25, 2013
    Radio Survivor - Associated Press reports that several prominent Southwestern tribes are well on the way to securing radio signals for their areas. These include Navajo Technical College of Crownpoint, New Mexico, which has convinced the Federal Communications Commission that its area deserves Tribal Priority consideration
  • Success Center keeps students on path to graduation
    March 22, 2013
    Arctic Sounder - Ilisagvik College, Alaska's only tribal college, has worked tirelessly since its inception to educate and empower the Inupiaq people of the North Slope; to build its workforce and prepare new generations of competent professionals. While the college celebrates tremendous successes; steadily increasing enrollment, growing graduation numbers, and countless post-graduation success stories, Ilisagvik faces a challenge familiar to many minority-serving, post-secondary institutions - student retention.
  • In Montana, an Indian reservation’s children feel the impact of sequester’s cuts
    March 21, 2013
    Washington Post - The public schools on the isolated, windswept Fort Peck Indian reservation here are at the frontier of the federal sequester, among the first to struggle with budget cuts sweeping west from Washington.
  • Navajo takes on challenge to become a Sous Chef
    March 18, 2013
    Navajo Post Reporter - We all eat at restaurants, but we never really get to meet the people who all make it happen. As for Raine Marianita, she’s an assistant instructor with Navajo Technical College. Last week on March 9, she started the process to become a sous chef by taking the practical certification exam offered by the American Culinary Federation.
  • Meet Richard Black Elk: Lakota Warrior, Proud Teacher for Little Wound School on Pine Ridge
    March 15, 2013
    Indian Country Today - Read more When he returned to South Dakota from Iraq, Black Elk earned a bachelor’s in Lakota Studies from Oglala Lakota College and decided to earn his teacher’s certification. As if fate smiled on his decision, a representative from Troops to Teachers visited his National Guard unit in Montana and left behind some literature. After looking through a brochure, Black Elk enrolled in the program.