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  • Dr. Elden Lawrence, former SWC president and scholar, passes on
    July 9, 2014
    Dr. Elden Eugene Lawrence (Dakota), former president of Sisseton Wahpeton College (SWC, Sisseton, SD) passed away this past Fourth of July. He was 77.
  • Interior Transfers Nearly $3 Million from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Scholarship
    July 2, 2014
    The Department of the Interior today announced that $2.9 million has been transferred to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund was authorized by the historic Cobell Settlement and provides financial assistance through annual scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students wishing to pursue post-secondary education and training.
  • San Carlos Apache Nation, ASU Reach Agreement For New Tribal College
    June 30, 2014
    Arizona State University has entered an agreement with the San Carlos Apache Nation in southeastern Arizona to develop a new tribal college. This is the first partnership of its kind for both the university and the tribe.
  • The New Frontier for Native Literature
    June 30, 2014
    Science fiction readers have a wealth of American Indian texts to devour.All of Wilson’s novels are captivating. So is the late Choctaw writer D. L. Birchfield’s 2004 novel Field of Honor, which speculates about a high-tech Choctaw community that lived and thrived under the Ouachita Mountains of southeastern Oklahoma for the entirety of the twentieth century. Cherokee writer Blake Hausman’s 2011 novel, Riding the Trail of Tears, also must not be missed.It imagines a future where tourists can use virtual reality to partake in the Cherokee removal.
  • Law Enforcement Students Graduate to Serving Our Communities
    June 28, 2014
    Law enforcement personnel are there to serve and protect communities, but a retiring workforce means many open positions. There are 61 new recruits are ready to take on the duty after graduating from the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College on Saturday.
  • FPCC students in mentoring program
    June 27, 2014
    Fort Peck Community College is excited to announce our participation in the National Science Foundation Sustainable Building Research and Mentoring Program. This year’s students and mentors come from Haskell University, Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and here on the Fort Peck Reservation.
  • Youth the focus during President’s visit to Standing Rock
    June 27, 2014
    President Barack Obama’s million-megawatt smile shined brightest for children and young people on his visit to the Standing Rock Dakota/ Lakota Nation. Upwards of 2,000 tribal members gave the President and First Lady Michelle Obama a warm welcome June 13 in the dance arbor of the tiny village of Cannon Ball for the community’s annual Flag Day Celebration.
  • Grant awarded for maize research FOUR TRIBAL COLLEGES INVOLVED
    June 26, 2014
    The project will build capacity at the colleges for maize breeding and seed saving. Regular maize-breeding workshops will be conducted, along with field days and variety evaluations. Survey information will also be collected. Partners in the project are Fort Berthold Community College, New Town, ND; Stone Child Community College, Box Elder, MT; Turtle Mountain Community College, Belcourt, ND; United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, ND; and Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society, LaMoure, ND.
  • Fort Peck Tribes Mourn Death of one of Their Founders
    June 25, 2014
    The Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation were saddened by the death of Tribal Executive Board vice chairwoman Annette “Ann” Lambert, Friday, June 20. Lambert, 62, was in her second term on the board. She was reelected in October 2013. A prepared statement from the Fort Peck Tribes said Lambert dedicated her life to the service of her people, including as one of the founders of Fort Peck Community College, working for the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C., as a 20-year volunteer member of the Tribes Higher Education board of directors, director of A&S Oil and Gas, as assistant to the tribal chairman, and managing a joint venture construction company which assisted in the construction of facilities on the Northern Border Pipeline which runs through the Fort Peck Reservation, various highway projects, and the construction of the Chief Redstone Clinic in Wolf Point.
  • San Carlos Apache Set to Establish a Tribal College
    June 23, 2014
    The San Carlos Apache Tribe has announced that it will partner with Arizona State University (ASU) in establishing its own tribally controlled college. The new tribal college will be the first Apache-controlled institution of higher education. “A tribal college operated by and for Apaches will help secure the future of the tribe, not just as a means for sustainable economic development, but as a critical institution to preserve our language, our culture, and our history,” stated tribal chairman Terry Rambler.