Fort Belknap Reservation, White Clay Language is Spoken April 16, 2013
Fort Belknap Reservation is the only place in the world where the White Clay language is spoken. In addition to the uniqueness of the language, the White Clay Immersion School is unique because it is based at a tribal college: Aaniiih Nakoda College. Over the past 40 years, the tribal college movement has led the fight for educational self-determination among Indian people. The creation of tribal college-immersion school partnerships represents the next important movement for Indian education.
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