Navajo Code Talker receives BFA 60 years after having to leave KU November 13, 2012
Chester Nez, 91, the last survivor of the original 29 World War II Navajo Code Talkers, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas University on Monday in a recognition ceremony at the Lied Center pavilion. Code Talkers transmitted messages in a code based on the Navajo language that was never broken. Nez was a Marine serving in the Pacific Theater.
Native American students try to preserve tribe culture November 11, 2012
Three Baylor University students visited campus last Wednesday determined to experience one must-do activity — rolling down the Indian Mounds.
“We’re visiting LSU, and we’re told we had to roll down the hill,” said Kevin Cochran, referring to the University’s Indian Mounds. “How much trouble would we get into for jumping the fencing and rolling down the hill?”
Educator Spotlight: Daniel Wildcat November 4, 2012
Daniel R. Wildcat, Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, is the director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center and dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.
After serving two years in the U.S. Army, Wildcat attended the University of Kansas where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s in sociology.
NAJA recognizes Native American Heritage Month in November November 4, 2012
The Native American Journalists Association recognizes November as Native American Heritage Month and we are encouraging journalists everywhere to cover a Native American issue. Broader coverage of Native nations by the media means exposure of important topics for Native American people.
USDA Announces Investments in Tribal Land-Grant Colleges October 29, 2012
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday announced that 21 projects in eight states have been funded through the Tribal College Initiative Grant program to make campus improvements, provide outreach and educational offerings. Janie Hipp, Senior Advisor to the Secretary made the announcement on the Secretary's behalf while attending the National Congress of American Indians Annual Conference.
Federal Grant to Help Prepare More Native American Teachers in Wis. October 26, 2012
A one million dollar federal grant awarded to the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College hopes to bring more Native American teachers into Wisconsin schools.
With this grant, the LCO Community College and UW-Superior hope to launch a collaborative program to prepare more Native American teachers, including some proficient in the Ojibwe language.
New LCO College president sees bright future October 25, 2012
As he was inaugurated as the eighth president of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College (LCOOCC), Ray Burns applauded the vision of people who started the college 30 years ago and spoke of an expanding role for the institution, which serves tribal reservations and surrounding communities in northern Wisconsin.
Native Sun News: Lakota Voice Project confronts youth suicide October 23, 2012
Where do you find hope in a place where people do such a great job of hiding it?
For Jason Alley and Karrissa Eifert of the Lakota Voice Project and a motivated Oglala Lakota College intro to business class, the answer was simple: Ask those who do not know how to hide it. So they asked the children.