Benefits of social workers who come from tribal community August 8, 2012
With four words, Korina Barry sums up her teens, the times and impetus that helped put her in the chair where she sits today, aiding others.
“It’s been a ride,’’ she says.
Those were make-or-break years. “I struggled with school and [home life] not being stable. I didn’t really know how to deal with my father being in prison and my mom really not being in my life because she had her own issues going on. I just kind of rebelled,’’ she can see now.
Former dean becomes president of Northwest Indian College August 8, 2012
LUMMI RESERVATION - For the first time in nearly 10 years, Northwest Indian College has a new president.
Justin Guillory, former dean of academics and distance learning for the college, began serving in the top post July 27.
The 37-year-old replaces Cheryl Crazy Bull, who has been appointed president and CEO of the Denver-based American Indian College Fund.
Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/08/09/2247896/former-dean-becomes-president.html#storylink=cpy
New app for equipment teaches kids Dakota language August 1, 2012
MARTY (AP) — The Marty Indian School on the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota has released a new language app designed to teach children the Dakota language.
The app is called Dakota One. It includes more than 700 sound files and images in 25 categories including animals, numbers and clothing.
A news release from the school says the app is available to download for the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone for $9.99 from the iTunes store.
The Dakota language is spoken by the Dakota people of the Sioux tribes. It is closely related to the Lakota language.
United Tribes Speeches United Tribes Monthly United Tribes News Video Events Home July 26, 2012
Sticky hot weather under a tent for two weeks is a challenge for those who prefer the dry prairie of the Northern Plains or the cool climate of the Pacific Northwest.
But that was the assignment for tribal college educators from United Tribes Technical College and Northwest Indian College who were involved in the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival June 27-July 1 and July 4-8 on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Diné College Establishes Alumni Association July 23, 2012
Diné College is pleased to announce the formation of its Alumni Association. It will embark on its primary role to help promote the spirit of fellowship among Diné College graduates and past students to strengthen their relations with the college.
Tribal members work to preserve their language July 8, 2012
CROW RESERVATION — On a weekday morning, teacher Janice Wilson leads a class of Wyola second-graders in a Crow song, their hands and their mouths in motion at the same time.
Wyola, a small town not far from the Wyoming border, is a close-knit community on the Crow Reservation. Most of the people who live in the town are members of the tribe.
Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/tribal-members-work-to-preserve-their-language/article_9c3e35ca-aabc-5ee7-8e57-4318eac1aa1f.html#ixzz2Fi8Zjhri
Arlee Celebration honors tribal elders July 7, 2012
It’s a safe bet most of the attendees at Saturday’s Arlee Celebration powwow learned something from at least one of the four elders honored on the dance floor that afternoon.
From hunting and decorative arts to tribal organization and the Salish language itself, this year’s honorees represented a huge slice of Flathead Indian Reservation culture and tradition. Eva Boyd, Madeline Isaac Finley, Johnny Arlee and Stephen Small Salmon all spent much of their long lives passing on their particular skills.