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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tribal Colleges among featured colleges during Tribal-State Relationship Address
    January 15, 2013
    President Russell Mason, Jr. of the Fort Berthold Community College (FBCC) joined other presidents last Thursday, January 10, in a collaborative effort to showcase the five tribal colleges of North Dakota (ND) at the State Capitol in Bismarck.
  • Northwest Area Foundation and American Indian College Fund Launch Tribal College Leaders in Inn
    January 14, 2013
    The St. Paul-based Northwest Area Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting efforts by people, organizations, and communities to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable prosperity, has made a two-year, $1 million grant to the American Indian College Fund in support of the Tribal College Leaders in Community Innovation Project.
  • 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.