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  • Education class visits Salish Kootenai College
    December 2, 2011
    Students in the University of Montana Western’s Multicultural and Global Education EDU 311 class received a firsthand multicultural experience during a September 2011 visit to the Salish Kootenai Tribal College (SKC) on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Pablo, Mont.
  • Obama Signs Executive Order on Education and Tribal Colleges
    December 2, 2011
    Indian Country Today: President Barack Obama made news this afternoon when the White House announced his signature of an executive order, titled, “Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Education Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities.”
  • Obama: Relations With Tribes at Turning Point
    December 2, 2011
    Associated Press: President Barack Obama met for the third time with Native American tribal leaders on Friday, signing an executive order on tribal colleges and assuring them "you have a president that's got your back."
  • Transcript from today’s tribal summit
    December 2, 2011
    "This was the moment when we began to build a strong middle class in Indian Country; the moment when businesses, large and small, began opening up in reservations; the moment when we stopped repeating the mistakes of the past, and began building a better future together, one that honors old traditions and welcomes every Native American into the American Dream." -President Obama
  • Tribal College ‘Beats the Odds’ to Find Academic Success
    November 30, 2011
    Diverse Education: One of the most important and anticipated occasions on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota is graduation day, says Thomas Shortbull, president of Oglala Lakota College, or OLC, the nation’s second-largest and second oldest tribal college. OLC was founded in 1971.
  • Sherman Alexie Plays in HooPalousa Basketball Tournament to Raise Funds for Native Writing Fell
    November 29, 2011
    Indian Country Today: The quality of basketball being played in Moscow, Idaho, ranged from excellent to wacky to, well, something less than wacky. The players might be described in the same terms. But that was expected, simply a fun game between the Moscow SuperSonnets, representing the University of Idaho, and a team from the Spokane area called the Spokane Dirty Realists. The purpose was to raise money towards funding an annual Graduate Writing Fellowship for a Native American student/writer.
  • CEO of White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities visits Navajo Tech
    November 17, 2011
    Navajo-Hopi Observer: On Nov. 2, Navajo Technical College hosted a visit from the Chief Executive Officer of the Office of the Whitehouse Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities (WHITCU), William Mendoza.
  • Hundreds of millions in casino dollars haven’t lifted Oregon’s Native Americans out of poverty.
    November 17, 2011
    Willamette Week: The Longest Odds Hundreds of millions in casino dollars haven’t lifted Oregon’s Native Americans out of poverty.
  • Telling the Sioux story: UND prof writes book on tribe’s culture and customs
    November 16, 2011
    Gregory Gagnon, who has studied American Indian culture for 31 years, has written the text book about the Sioux people. “Culture and Customs of the Sioux Indians,” he said, “presents a fair picture, in a general way, of the development of the Sioux Nation — what they did, how they lived, what they were like,” the UND Indian Studies professor said. “It’s a good starting point.” By: Pamela Knudson, Grand Forks Herald
  • Sitting Bull College to Offer Third Campus Location
    November 12, 2011
    Indian Country Today: Starting next spring, Sitting Bull College will offer courses at a third campus location in Mobridge, South Dakota.