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  • Pascua Yaqui basketball player's success a symbol of hope for tribe
    April 20, 2014
    he bumpy road Ruben Silvas Jr. took to Fairbanks, Alaska, is a bit like the road to Tohono O’odham Community College, where Silvas started his college basketball career.
  • Alternative School Studies Weather at Oglala Lakota College
    April 17, 2014
    The Little Wound Alternative School went to the OLC science program sponsored by NASA again and had an awesome time studying weather. They learned about the Beaufort wind scale. After learning about wind and cloud formation the students went outside and in teams estimated wind speed and the types of clouds. Once back inside they compared their estimates to actual conditions. At the end the students got to create clouds in 2 liter pop bottles.
  • American Indian College Fund wins $500,000 grant for early education
    April 17, 2014
    The American Indian College Fund in Denver beat more than 1,000 organizations to win a piece of nearly $14 million of grant funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
  • Navajo Technical University celebrates new bachelor's degree program
    April 14, 2014
    Crownpoint — When National Public Radio asked Navajo Nation Poet Laureate Luci Tapahonso to write a letter to her hometown of Shiprock last fall, she decided to focus on her relationship to the landscape. "I am from Shiprock, the huge rock formation whose name translates into 'tall leader' or 'the rock with wings.' I am one of your thousands of children who will always honor your dark blue silhouette," Tapahonso said on Monday, reading to students at Navajo Technical University.
  • Tribal research symposium a success
    April 7, 2014
    Guest speaker Dr. Ed Galindo, emphasized how environmental research brought him closer to his native roots Friday, at the second annual tribal research symposium at Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) in Spirit Lake.
  • College Fund to Support Environmental Science and Sustainability Programs, Fellowships...
    April 3, 2014
    Tribal colleges serve communities that face environmental issues such as degradation of water quality, energy development, depletion of natural resources, and agricultural management. A new Environmental Science and Sustainability Project funded by the American Indian College Fund through a $1.35 million grant will support tribal colleges and universities in select states by underwriting environmental science and sustainability programs of study and student internships; providing tribal college faculty with fellowships to earn advanced degrees in related fields; and offering fellowships for tribal college students majoring in relevant programs to complete their junior and senior years of college.
  • Interior Announces First Payment for Cobell Scholarships
    April 2, 2014
    Interior Announces First Transfer from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Fund Initial transfer of nearly $580,000 will fund scholarship opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students
  • More than $2.5 mil to go to Dine' College and Navajo Technical University annually through 2020
    April 1, 2014
    Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) revenues collected on the Navajo Nation will be used to provide as much as $1.75 million annually for Dine' College and $875,000 annually for Navajo Technical University (NTU) through 2020.
  • School for Native Americans fosters entrepreneurial spirit
    April 1, 2014
    One entrepreneurial-minded student hopes to start a mobile car-washing business. Another intends to build low-cost caskets. A third wants to make the quilts that line the insides of those caskets. Dozens more intend to do something — anything — that encourages people to spend money in the poverty-stricken northeast corner of Nebraska.
  • NTU's Arizona-Based Instructional Sites Set to Benefit From Amended Arizona Funding Compact
    March 28, 2014
    On Wednesday, March 26th, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed an amendment to the Arizona Funding Compact that would provide $875,000 annually for the next eight years for a total of $7 million to Navajo Technical University’s (NTU) instructional sites in Chinle and Teec Nos Pos, Ariz.