Commerce awards tribal college grant to Cankdeska Cikana Community College for workforce develo January 21, 2014
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced a $488,500 tribal college grant for Cankdeska Cikana Community College located on the Spirit Lake Dakota reservation in Fort Totten, ND. The grant will support Cankdeska Cikana Community College efforts to develop a student entrepreneurial center. The funds will also assist with development costs for instructor training and certification in business development.
Building better homes in Indian Country January 20, 2014
There's no other house like it on the Oglala Sioux's 2 million-acre Pine Ridge Reservation: Its walls are insulated by 18-inch strawbales rather than plastic sheeting, and its radiant-floor heating is much cheaper than the typical propane or electric. A frost-protected shallow foundation inhibits mold and is more energy-efficient than the damp basements common here.
MLK Karaoke Speech January 18, 2014
Jennifer Cordova-James reads a speech by Muhammad Ali during a Martin Luther King Jr. Karaoke Speech workshop at the 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Conference held in the Syre Center at Whatcom Community College on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Bellingham.
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SKC receives national award January 8, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) announced recipients of its inaugural IHEP Champions of Access and Success Awards in December.
Winners of the Institutional Champions of Access and Success Awards and Champion of Champions Awards include postsecondary institutions and individuals who have successfully advanced strategies that increase opportunity, persistence, and degree completion for low-income, first-generation, minority, veteran, and other underserved students.
Recipients of the Institutional Champions of Access and Success Awards are being recognized for scaling and institutionalizing their access and success strategies.
Navajo Tech Awards First Degrees as a University December 18, 2013
In spite of a snowstorm that swept the northern border of New Mexico and Arizona, Navajo Technical University awarded its first degrees as a university to over 50 students in a small graduation ceremony at the Chinle Community Center on December 13, 2013.