Haskell University inaugurates new president September 23, 2014
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Haskell Indian Nations University is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year and has inaugurated a new president, Venida Chenault – the first alumna to lead the school.
Chenault, a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi and Kickapoo tribes, became the seventh president of the university in Lawrence during a ceremony Wednesday. She was named president in January after serving in several positions at Haskell since 1991, The Lawrence Journal-World reported.
United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck awarded 2 federal grants worth nearly $600000 September 22, 2014
BISMARCK, North Dakota — Two federal agencies have awarded the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck nearly $600,000 in grants.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer says the grants come from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice.
One grant is meant to help the college improve educational opportunities for Indian children, while the other award is expected to assist the school reduce domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on campus.
Cramer says reducing violent crime is vital to improving communities in Indian reservations.
SGU Graduation September 20, 2014
The theme of the Commencement exercises was: “Sharing the Sicangu Oyate and Sinte Gleska University Founders’ Vision and ‘Now We Make the Promise to Fulfill the Vision’.”
Before the actual handing out of the diplomas to the grads, the morning of Graduation is a special one with a flurry of activities. Beginning at 8 am, Chief Leonard Crow Dog, Sr., Lakota Instructors, Duane Hollow Horn Bear and Francis Cutt, and SGU President, Lionel Bordeaux conducted the Anpe Wi Hoyekiyapi (Calling on the sun to bring good energy and health to all creation) ceremony. All of SGU’s faculty, instructors, administration, students, and the public were invited to attend the ceremony.
CCCC Prepares for Children's Symposium and Anniversary Celebration September 18, 2014
CCCC Prepares for Children’s Symposium and Anniversary Celebration
Sep 18th, 2014 | By tcj | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web OnlyCelebrating its 40th anniversary, Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) in Fort Totten, North Dakota, is preparing for an event-filled week September 23-26. The festivities will begin on Tuesday, September 23 in the CCCC amphitheater with the Spirit Lake Children’s Services Symposium. Featured speakers include CCCC president Dr. Cynthia Lindquist, Tim Hathaway of Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota, tribal chairman and CCCC graduate Leander “Russ” McDonald, Dan Orr and Randy Mittleider of the U.S. Marshals Service, and U.S. Attorney Tim Purden among others. Tuesday’s activities will conclude with a two hour training seminar entitled “Wakanyeja Tewicahila Pi (Cherishing the Children),” which Ethleen Iron Cloud-Two Dogs will lead.
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.