Native American Philanthropy: Giving in Humble Ways August 30, 2012
Although we often hear about the challenges that Native Americans face in terms of poverty and reservation life, these individuals make significant contributions to the American economy and philanthropy. In 2010, Native Americans contributed $12 billion to the nation’s economy. Moreover, Native American businesses have increased 100 percent in the last 20 years. Often overlooked, Native Americans have great potential for philanthropic giving and a long tradition of it.
Chandler named Educator of the Year August 15, 2012
Dr. Lynette Chandler, Bi-dah-tha “Dancing Woman” (member of the Aaniiih and of Nakoda descent) and Director of the White Clay Language Immersion School (WCLIS) accepted the Montana Indian Education Association (MIEA) “Educator of the Year” Award for 2012. This award is for individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in Indian education, are outstanding in their work, and have contributed to the betterment of Indian education.
WCLIS is under the umbrella of the Aaniiih Nakoda College and is a private school on campus.
Crow Tribe gets language immersion grant August 15, 2012
The Crow Nation has been awarded a three-year grant to help it preserve its language among the youngest members of the tribe.
The tribe received word Monday that it is a recipient of a Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance grant from the Administration for Native Americans of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/crow-tribe-gets-language-immersion-grant/article_3730b364-b6f8-5d84-ac7f-ad9267888569.html#ixzz2AA3RbaV2
Native Americans compete in Olympics August 10, 2012
Four Native American athletes competed in the XXX Olympic Summer Games in London, England. Three represented the United States and one hailed from Canada.
Native Hawaiian Anae Tumua won gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games as part of the U.S. Women’s Water Polo team. (U.S. Water Polo photo)
As part of the U.S. Women’s Water Polo team, Native Hawaiian Anae Tumua won gold as the U.S. beat Spain 8-5 in the final on Thursday, Aug. 9. This marks the first time the U.S. Women’s team has won gold in the sport.
Northwest Indian College to offer second bachelor’s degree in fall 2012 Read more here: http:/ August 10, 2012
Northwest Indian College will offer a second bachelor’s degree beginning this fall.
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities in May approved NWIC’s plan to offer the bachelor’s degree in native studies leadership, which college officials said would give students a chance to pursue a four-year degree rooted in tribal knowledge.
Read more here: http://blogs.bellinghamherald.com/schools/higher-education/northwest-indian-college-to-offer-second-bachelor%E2%80%99s-degree-in-fall-2012/#storylink=cpy
UND Partners with Sitting Bull College on Social Work Degree Program August 9, 2012
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) The University of North Dakota Department of Social Work together with officials from Sitting Bull College on the Standing Rock Reservation are collaborating on a new UND undergraduate Social Work degree being offered starting Friday, Sept. 14.
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.