Public universities “Jump Start”students for college October 1, 2014
South Dakota State University, in partnership with six other South Dakota higher education institutions, has received a $3.6 million federal grant to help American Indian and low-income students enroll and succeed in college.
Called South Dakota Jump Start, the program will introduce 900 students to higher education through a summer campus-based experience prior to their freshman year of college. The students then return for two summers after that to earn college credit and participate in part-time employment through on-campus jobs or undergraduate research to help pay for their higher education.
Four ND Colleges Receive Nearly $10mil in Federal Funding September 29, 2014
Four colleges across North Dakota are receiving nearly $10 million in federal funding to support training programs for energy-related careers.
Bismarck State College will be receiving the most money.. $4.1 million.
The other schools getting part of the funding are Sitting Bull College, Turtle Mountain Community College and Williston State College.
Exploring Lakota and Horse Culture in New Documentary September 27, 2014
“We Are A Horse Nation,” a new documentary about the Lakota relationship with horses, is expected to be complete by November.
“The Oceti Sakowin, or Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota, are all from the horse nation. I traveled to all the reservations in South Dakota to see what they wanted to share about the history of the horse and their traditional stories,” Keith Brave Heart, social marketing manager of Tiwahe Glu Kini Pi, a horse program at Sinte Gleska University, said.
Sustainable Indigenous Forestry September 27, 2014
The Menominee People are known world-wide for their stewardship of the Menominee forest. “Sustainability” is not just a keyword or business objective, but a way-of-life. Prompted by Menominee’s long tradition of sustainable forestry practices, tribal leaders created the Sustainable Development Institute to encourage, promote, and build upon Menominee approach to sustainable development. Please continue to the Center for First Americans Forestry page for more information.
Central Michigan University to partner with Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe to work on improving September 25, 2014
The Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort is looking to conduct a zero waste event next year after a multi-year collaboration with Central Michigan University’s Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems.
The collaboration, said Tom Rohrer, GLISS director and CMU professor, will target areas in which the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe can improve its waste management practices at the casino.
Haskell University inaugurates new president September 23, 2014
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Haskell Indian Nations University is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year and has inaugurated a new president, Venida Chenault – the first alumna to lead the school.
Chenault, a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi and Kickapoo tribes, became the seventh president of the university in Lawrence during a ceremony Wednesday. She was named president in January after serving in several positions at Haskell since 1991, The Lawrence Journal-World reported.
United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck awarded 2 federal grants worth nearly $600000 September 22, 2014
BISMARCK, North Dakota — Two federal agencies have awarded the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck nearly $600,000 in grants.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer says the grants come from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice.
One grant is meant to help the college improve educational opportunities for Indian children, while the other award is expected to assist the school reduce domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on campus.
Cramer says reducing violent crime is vital to improving communities in Indian reservations.