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.
Phil Jackson Volunteers for American Indian Fundraiser January 22, 2013
Ever wonder what it would be like to spend a day with the Zen Master?
Lakeside resident and legendary basketball coach Phil Jackson is offering a lucky fan the chance to hang out in Los Angeles and talk about his storied professional basketball career.
Sailor returns to Fort Berthold Community College to administer TREND Grant January 17, 2013
Earlier this month, the Fort Berthold Community College (FBCC) welcomed Edna Sailor as the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program-Data Coordinator. Sailor will be administering the Training for Regional Energy in North Dakota (TREND) program grant funds made available through the U.S. Department of Labor.
Red Lake Band gets $21M to build new tribal college January 14, 2013
The Red Lake Band of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota will receive more than $21 million in loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program.
Red Lake will use some of the money to build a new, 42,000-square-foot tribal college to replace an older building that has limited classroom space and create room for technology equipment.
Combining hubs of knowledge Menominee tribal, college libraries merge January 11, 2013
There is now one hub of knowledge in Keshena following the merger of the Menominee Public Library with the College of Menominee Nation library.
The college, the Menominee Tribal Legislature and the Menominee County Board of Supervisors celebrated the merger Friday with an open house and discussion of what is to come in the three-story, 19,000-square-foot S. Verna Fowler Library.
Tribal Rep Creates Scholarship, Makes Education a Priority January 7, 2013
When he was elected in June as the District 3 representative for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, 30-year-old LeRoy Staples-Fairbanks III promised to make education a priority, and he’s done just that by creating a scholarship.
On December 14, he presented a check toward the first installment of the LeRoy Staples Sr. and LeRoy B. Fairbanks Scholarship Fund—named in honor of his late grandfather and his uncle, key inspirations in his life—to Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake, Minnesota.
Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/article/tribal-rep-creates-scholarship-makes-education-priority-146705
NWIC Highlight: Student determined to teach Native youth January 4, 2013
Alisha Sellars, Shuswap/Secwepemc from British Columbia, is 21 years old, a mother of a 2-year-old son, works full time, and is a full-time Northwest Indian College (NWIC) student working toward becoming an elementary or early-education teacher.