Tribal leaders welcome Holder's voting access plan June 10, 2014
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday his office will consult with tribes across the country to develop ways to increase voting access for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
UTTC Wellness Circle selected for public health award June 10, 2014
BISMARCK (UTN) – The United Tribes Technical College Wellness Circle has been selected to receive the “Public Health Team of the Year Award” from the North Dakota Public Health Association.
The award recognizes a team that has worked collaboratively on a unique, creative, or outstanding public health effort in the past year.
The association singled-out the group’s work in establishing United Tribes as a tobacco-free college campus.
Blackfeet college adds nursing programs June 9, 2014
Blackfeet Community College is hoping to make ripples — and maybe even waves — in the health and well-being of the tribe by adding two new nursing programs to its course offering.
The Ordway Announces 2013 Sally Award Winners June 9, 2014
Elizabeth (Lyz) Jaakola is an Anishinaabe musician and educator from the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. Her Indian name, "The lady who knows how to sing," has provided the guidance for her life's work. In addition, she earned both her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and her Masters in Music from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Her varied musical background helped prepare her for a career in music education and American Indian studies at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, where she is full-time faculty and coordinates the Ojibwemowining Resource Center.
Education secretary to SKC graduates: Pay it forward June 8, 2014
PABLO – The U.S. Secretary of Education told the largest graduating class in Salish Kootenai College history on Saturday to appreciate the people who helped and encouraged them en route to their degrees.
“And remember to pay it forward,” Arne Duncan said, “that investment people made in you.”
Lakota summer language program enters eighth year June 8, 2014
After eight years, the Lakota Summer Institute is bigger than ever with more than 100 participants this summer.
The institute is a joint venture between the Lakota Language Consortium and Sitting Bull College on the Standing Rock Reservation.
Lakota Language Making a Comeback June 6, 2014
Native Americans have had to watch their culture slowly die off.
A program at Sitting Bull College is taking steps to preserve the Lakota/Dakota heritage--and it is finding success.
Ben Smith brings us the story of a tribe who is trying to save their tradition for future generations.