The Sioux-Premes: Pine Ridge Start-Up Business Shoots for the Stars October 16, 2012
“This is as big as the moon landing,” said millworker John Romero, speaking of Sioux-Preme Wood Products, in Manderson, South Dakota. “It’s a giant step for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.” The start-up firm joins several new enterprises on the Pine Ridge, where unemployment tops 80 percent but economic development is slowly gathering steam.
Shanley to deliver MSU's Berger Lecture on personal and religious perspectives on Indian life October 15, 2012
httpJames E. Shanley, recently retired president of Fort Peck Community College and a former president of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and the American Indian College Fund, will deliver the 2012 Phyllis Berger Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Hager Auditorium at Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies. ://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=11534
Tribal colleges start campaign to end violence against women October 15, 2012
Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in New Mexico and United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota are taking part in the “Restoring the Circle: Ending Violence and Abuse on Tribal College and University Campuses" campaign. The goal is to ensure that American Indian and Alaska Native women remain safe while pursuing their educational goals.
Helping Tribal College Students Excel in STEM October 11, 2012
It’s shaping up to be a good year for students in Indian Country.
For the first time in school history, students at Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College in Mount Pleasant, Michigan can register to take physics thanks to an upgraded laboratory. And at Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake, Minnesota, students were able to take trigonometry for the first time last year. Funded and supported by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA ), both schools made improvements to bolster their students’ learning in the areas of science and mathematics.
Tribal Colleges Rank as Top Degree-Producers for Native Students October 1, 2012
For several years, Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine has listed the top schools that confer degrees to students of color.
This year Diné College in Arizona, United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota, Oglala Lakota College in South Dakota, Little Big Horn College and Fort Peck Community College in Montana, Sinte Gleska University in South Dakota and Turtle Mountain Community College in North Dakota are among the top-ranked schools for conferring associate’s degrees; Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas is among the top-ranked schools for conferring Natives with undergraduate degrees.
College’s Library Is Named in Honor of S. Verna Fowler September 25, 2012
KESHENA, WI – Bernard (Ben) Kaquatosh, Chairman of the College of Menominee Nation Board of Directors, has announced the naming of the College’s academic library in honor of S. Verna Fowler, Ph.D. Dr. Fowler is the founding President of CMN, an accredited institution awarding baccalaureate and associate degrees and technical/trades diplomas.
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.