Former Tribal College President Appointed to Cobell Panel August 15, 2014
David M. Gipp has been appointed by the American Indian College Fund to serve as the Fund’s representative on the Cobell Board of Trustees.
Gipp is the former president of United Tribes Technical College and currently serves as the college’s chancellor, focusing on outreach, partnerships and development.
Fall 2014 “Celebrating 25 Years” Resource Guide August 14, 2014
In 1989, the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) collaborated with Paul Boyer to establish a journal that would allow tribal colleges and universities to share information with each other and with other organizations and institutions. Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education (TCJ) was the end product.
Over the past 25 years, the publication has evolved from a spartan black-and-white newsletter, to a full-color magazine with a variety of departments and feature articles. Some aspects of TCJ have remained the same. Boyer launched the column, “On Campus” as a regular department of tribal college news items—and it has appeared in every issue of TCJ since. Other elements of the journal have changed; there have been myriad departments that have come and gone, and the layout and graphics have transformed tremendously.
Haven Gourneau Selected as President of FPCC August 14, 2014
The board of directors at Fort Peck Community College (FPCC, Poplar, MT) has selected long-time employee and former student Haven Gourneau as the new FPCC president. Gourneau exemplifies the success of tribal college students, as well as the impact TCUs have on their respective communities.
Launching Lives of Service: We Honor 25 Outstanding Tribal College Alumni August 14, 2014
To celebrate the magazine’s 25th anniversary, Tribal College Journal asked the tribal colleges and universities to nominate 25 alumni to be honored. Although some of these nominees have achieved great success or even national fame, the common denominator is service. All of them serve their people in one way or another.
For example, Larry Emerson, Ph.D., works with Indigenous education and health organizations across the continent. Dr. Esther Tailfeathers has been the only medical doctor serving several remote Native communities in Alberta, Canada, and she teaches other doctors about Native health issues.
WETCC Names Terry Janis as President August 14, 2014
The trustees of White Earth Tribal and Community College Council (WETCC, Mahnomen, MN) have named Terry Janis (Oglala Lakota) as the new college president. Originally from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Janis has worked and advocated for Native people for the past 20 years.
Six Navajo students win $5000 scholarships August 13, 2014
Lesley Eldridge and Sheridan Winston Cowboy have a few things in common.
Both are members of the Navajo Nation from Gallup. They are in their early 20s and recently graduated from the University of New Mexico. They plan to pursue their education in health care, then apply that knowledge toward helping other Native Americans.
Cowboy and Eldridge are also two of six New Mexican recipients this year of $5,000 Diverse Scholars Initiative scholarships from the United Health Foundation. All six are Navajo.
Gipp named representative of Indian college fund August 12, 2014
The chancellor of the tribal college in Bismarck has been named as a representative of a scholarship program that is part of a $3.4 billion government settlement with Native American landowners.
Montana, TCUs receive $18 million for biomedical research August 5, 2014
BOZEMAN - Montana's ability to conduct biomedical research has received another boost in the form of $18 million from the National Institutes of Health.
Although Harmsen is based at MSU, the Montana INBRE Program involves 13 tribal colleges, community colleges and universities. The program, in fact, is aimed more at schools with undergraduate programs rather than only those with graduate students.
UTTC Receives Grant for Workforce Programs July 31, 2014
North Dakota has more than 20,000 job openings, like welders or electricians. The state's Department of Commerce is working to fill those positions by granting funds to tribal colleges.
UTTC received more than $1 million in grant money. The department says it's looking forward to using those dollars during the school year.
Northwest Indian College Hosts another Successful Deloria Symposium July 25, 2014
The 9th Annual Vine Deloria, Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium was held at the new Coast Salish Institute Building at Northwest Indian College, July 10-12, 2014.
The symposium began with a traditional blessing of the Vine Deloria, Jr. Library Collection - over 3000 volumes that were donated to the college by the late Lakota scholar’s wife, Barbara. Mrs. Deloria was on hand to participate in the blessing and was presented with a blanket to acknowledge her support of the college and the symposium.