Senate passes bill for tribal college grants February 19, 2013
The North Dakota Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that provides workforce development grant money to state tribal colleges.
Under Senate Bill 2218, $5 million in grants would be divided among all of the tribally controlled community colleges in the state. The bill now goes to the House for consideration.
The grant program would will be administered by the Division of Workforce Development within the North Dakota Department of Commerce.
FBCC welcomes Joseph Bear as Land Grant Coordinator February 5, 2013
Earlier this year Fort Berthold Community College (FBCC) welcomed Joseph Bear as the Land Grant Coordinator for the college’s Agriculture Department. The Fort Berthold Community College Agriculture Department works closely with students, community members, and the Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Nation to deliver agriculture-related information and education.
Racing To Save A Language February 1, 2013
Lakota Language Nest, An Immersion School
Reviving A Language On The Knife's Edge Of Extinction
By Dakota for the North Dakota Humanities Council
Retired NBA Coach Phil Jackson Sponsors Campaign for American Indian College Fund By José R. Ra January 28, 2013
his week comes word that former basketball coach Phil Jackson will give one lucky fan the opportunity to spend a day with him in Los Angeles learning his basketball coaching secrets (airfare and hotel are included in the trip). Jackson has teamed up with online fundraising company Omaze for a fundraising campaign to support the Fund to raise money for Native student scholarships. Donors must complete entries for a chance to meet Jackson via the Fund’s Facebook page and website. The campaign will run through February 8, and donations aren't required to enter.
Oklahoma's Oldest Tribal College Takes Giant Step Forward in Accreditation Quest January 26, 2013
Comanche Nation College (CNC), the first and oldest tribal college in Oklahoma, has reached a milestone in its quest for accreditation. On Nov. 1 the Board of Trustees for the North Central Association-Higher Learning Commission voted to grant Comanche Nation College “the status of candidate for accreditation,” according to a letter from NCA-HLC President Sylvia Manning.
Idle No More Brings Native Voices, Tribal Education to the Forefront January 23, 2013
Like many Natives and our allies across our Grandmother Earth, Unci Maka, I have joined the Idle No More movement, attending round dance gatherings, praying for Chief Theresa Spence and her supporters, sharing the stories I hear and read and perusing news and opinion pieces. Like many indigenous people, I am acutely aware that our voices in the mainstream of American, Canadian and Central and South American societies are often unheard, and that we appear silent when in fact our voices are singing out with stories of our lives. Defining this movement is our responsibility. Each of us should learn about this movement and find our own place in it. We can add our voices to songs of our relatives and allies across the earth.
Tribal Colleges in NM Seek Scholarship Eligibility January 22, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE N.M. — Tribal colleges in New Mexico want their students to have the same eligibility for the state’s lottery scholarships as students attending state colleges and universities.
Tribal colleges also want the same so-called “dual credit” reimbursements that other public higher education institutions get from the state for courses that count for both high school and college credit.
NASA Aids Tribal School in Becoming Four-Year University January 22, 2013
Navajo Technical College in Crownpoint, N.M. recently transitioned from a two-year college to a four-year university thanks to funding from NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) Small Projects (MSP). In partnerships with the agency, students from Navajo Tech worked with two NASA centers in recent years supporting projects related to future space exploration.