Native student success needs younger engagement, advocate says October 7, 2014
The key to Native American student success on a college campus begins in elementary school, says a long-time South Dakota educator.
Lionel Bordeaux has been president of Sinte Gleska University, one of the first tribal colleges in the country, since 1973, but he was at the University of South Dakota Monday to talk about challenges faced by Native American students pursuing a degree in higher education.
“We need to come together and sit down and talk about the long range — a vision across the Midwest where tribal and non-tribal people come together for education,” he said.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College programs awarded $1.15M in grants October 2, 2014
Cloquet, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Environmental Institute at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) has been awarded $1.15 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
"It's a really big grant," said Director of the Environmental Institute, Courtney Kowalczak, "It continues on a lot of the programming that we have started in the past and it makes us able to expand what we're doing."
A KU Medical Center researcher receives grant to study smoking policies at tribal colleges October 1, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will allow a University of Kansas Medical Center researcher to examine smoking policies of tribal colleges nationwide. Christina Pacheco, J.D., assistant professor of family medicine, will explore how restrictive smoking policies at tribal colleges and universities affect students' smoking-related behaviors and their exposure to secondhand smoke.
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.