Tribal colleges contribute millions of dollars to North Dakota economy April 15, 2013
Minot Daily News - Having five tribal colleges in the state means millions of dollars for the North Dakota economy. Last year tribal colleges generated $182 million in the state, according to a recently released report.
That was the total impact of direct and secondary spending by the colleges and their students identified in a report commissioned by the North Dakota Association of Tribal Colleges.
Tribal colleges disappointed by workforce funding cut April 14, 2013
Tribal college officials are disappointed by a lower appropriation for a Native workforce training bill before the state House.
However, they still support Senate Bill 2218, saying it creates a plan that will lower unemployment on the reservations.
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.
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 http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/03/25/native-presence-grows-colorado-college-boards-148349
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.