Haskell looks to future with inauguration of new president September 17, 2014
Venida Chenault was inaugurated as the seventh president of Haskell Indian Nations University on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Haskell. Dr. Chenault, a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi and Kickapoo tribes, is the first student of Haskell to become its president.
Tribal and Community Leaders Celebrate New Developments September 14, 2014
The 2013 Legislature appropriated $5 million to the state’s five tribal colleges to create or enhance programs and courses of study to prepare students for North Dakota’s high-demand job opportunities. The Turtle Mountain Community College received more than $1.2 million to fund faculty, curriculum, equipment and supplies for some of the college’s career and technical education programs.
Local students experience native culture at Youth Day September 6, 2014
BISMARCK, N.D. _ Students gathered Friday at United Tribes Technical College to experience Native American culture through traditional dance, music, dress and inspirational speakers.
The Youth Day experience was part of the United Tribes International Powwow. It began with a prayer by Ernie Calf Boss Ribs, who said sage smudge purifies the body, mind and spirit and puts everyone’s minds together as one.
Olympian Shares Achievement at Tribal Summit September 4, 2014
Athlete Billy Mills was orphaned at the age of 12. Through his tough times, he never thought he would win an Olympic gold medal, but he did. And today, the United Tribes Technical College Tribal Leaders Summit honored Mills for the hope he's brought to his people.
The mission of ICWA, first founded in 1978, is to keep or reunite Indian children with their families.
College Fund Poised for Growth September 3, 2014
From small local tribal colleges to regional and national institutions, more Native students are opting for a college education, on their terms, than ever before. Simply by doing what needs to be done, tribal colleges are leading the national trend in higher education to develop programs that serve their own community.
My Peace Corps Experience as a Native American September 2, 2014
Growing up on a Native American reservation has profoundly impacted my life choices and career path. My community members and surroundings taught me about the worldview of my people, and the knowledge I acquired from community elders continues to influence how I interact with others. As an Indigenous person, I represent where I come from along with my community's core values, including love, faith, compassion, service, and dedication to community. These values are instilled in me. They are who I am. My personal goal is to be of service to my community and I have realized the acquisition of knowledge is one avenue to accomplish my goal.
Education on the North Slope: Local Iñupiaq Teachers Needed I?isa?vik College August 31, 2014
Like many regional entities and programs, the Uqautchim Uglua (Language Nest) initiative at I?isa?vik College works for indigenized education and Iñupiat educational self-determination on the North Slope of Alaska. Unlike some other programs, however, Uqautchim Uglua is relatively new, designed in 2011 and implemented in 2012. But the roots of the program, and the issues which it is intended to address, go back much further.
Four Challenges Facing Native Students Today August 27, 2014
American Indian college students heading back to school this fall face tough challenges. Some are common to all college students and some are unique to Native students. Many American Indian students begin their post-secondary education at a tribal or a community college, so this discussion focuses primarily on those institutions.