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.
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
Little Priest Tribal College holds grand opening November 8, 2011
Sioux City journal: USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director Maxine Moul will join the Little Priest Tribal College 1:30 p.m., Thursday for a grand opening to celebrate the completion of the college's maintenance and storage building.