EDUCATION

American Indian College Fund Receives $600,000 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 19, 2021 - 11:51am

The American Indian College Fund received a two-year, $600,000 grant from The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to help tribal college communities strengthen and expand the pipeline for Native teachers through its Indigenous Early Childhood Education Systemic Engagement and ECE Learning in Native American Communities program.

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Leech Lake Tribal College Makes Plans for New Campus Building Forged by Students

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 19, 2021 - 11:51am

According to LLTC President Raymond Burns the plan is to give upcoming carpentry students a new space to work year-round while being able to gain hands-on experience.

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IAIA to Be Included in NBC Academy

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 14, 2021 - 4:04pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has been selected by NBCUniversal News Group to be a part of the initial cohort of institutions to participate in the launch of NBCU Academy,

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Early Childhood Education Linked to Long-Term Education Attainment

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 14, 2021 - 4:00pm

Early childhood education (ECE) can help close the college education attainment gap among American Indians and Alaska Natives—which is currently less than half of other groups at 14.8%—by improving students’ academic achievement,

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Kent-Based WGU Washington Partners with Northwest Indian College

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 14, 2021 - 2:33pm

WGU Washington is the locally based affiliate of nationally recognized Western Governors University (WGU). The agreement with Northwest Indian College is the university’s first, formal partnership with an institution dedicated to serving reservation communities.

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BCC to Benefit from Deptment of Energy Cost-Share Reduction

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 14, 2021 - 2:32pm

All Department of Energy grants for projects like those at BCC that involve solar and other sources of energy come with a 50% cost sharing obligation to the college.

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Fort Peck Community College Is Offering Free Tuition for Spring Semester

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 12, 2021 - 7:01pm

All tuition, fees and books are included and students can also receive a free laptop and free internet service. FPCC will help students install, set up and learn to use new technology to take classes online. Students who enroll for spring semester will also be given free meal passes and food cards for local grocery stores.

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Read Native 2021

AMERICAN INDIAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION - January 12, 2021 - 6:32pm
Announcing AILAs Read Native 2021 challenge.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

  • Visit https://ailanet.org/readnative21/
  • Read each of the suggested categories and write the title of your choice on the line next to the entry.
  • Read challenge entries in any order you choose.
  • Take a picture of your completed book list and send it along with your contact information to readnative21@gmail.com for a change to win prize packages.
  • Create a reading list and share it online.

 

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American Indian College Fund Issues Statement on Events at U.S. Capitol

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 12, 2021 - 1:11pm

“The attack last week on the U.S. Capitol was an attack on every peaceful citizen who believes in a representational democracy in which all races, genders, ethnicities, and creeds have a place at the table.”

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Hope for America After the Capitol Riot

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 11, 2021 - 11:56pm

While the wounds of the Capitol riot are still raw today, this month will also be remembered as the time when our nation began to heal.

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‘We’re Still Growing’: Tribal College in Palm Desert Pushes Forward Virtually Amid COVID-19

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 11, 2021 - 3:40pm

California Indian Nations College is aiming to become the only standalone, fully-accredited tribal college in California: a gap that has existed for nearly two decades. Administrators say the college is on track to achieve candidacy for accreditation in January 2023.

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WGU Washington and NWIC Partner to Encourage More Grads from Tribal Communities to Earn University Degrees

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 11, 2021 - 3:40pm

The partnership extends a generous transfer credit policy to NWIC alumni enrolling at WGU Washington – meaning more of their hard work at NWIC will be recognized, saving money and allowing them to graduate sooner.

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Year in Review: TCJ’s Most-Read Articles of 2020

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 7, 2021 - 9:37pm

Last year was unlike any other. We welcome in the new year by taking a look back at some of our biggest articles and news items from 2020.

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LLTC Set to Expand Campus with Giwaakaaigemin Project

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 7, 2021 - 2:56pm

“This project is unique. Students will research, design, and build this training facility together. They’re going to get to see firsthand all of the changes that have happened to the construction industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The students who participate will have a leg- up in the workforce come graduation,” said Carpenter.

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KBOCC Offers All Classes Online, Provides Laptops to Students

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 7, 2021 - 2:56pm

Enrollment is down at Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, and the Admissions Officer believes that fear of the pandemic may be a factor.

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A Fairy Godmother for Once Overlooked Colleges

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 5, 2021 - 2:43pm

The president of Chief Dull Knife College, which is located on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, reported a gift of $1 million. The college enrolled about 300 students before suspending classes for the fall semester due to the pandemic. It plans to resume classes this spring. The Institute of American Indian Arts, an arts-focused institution, received $5 million. Navajo Technical University, which has campuses in Arizona and New Mexico, received $12 million.

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MacKenzie Scott Gifts Blackfeet Community College Largest Donation in School History

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 5, 2021 - 2:34pm

Bird was not authorized to release an exact amount, but said it’s enough to ensure the long-term success of the school, adding the Board of Trustees and administration will be working on a specific plan for the funds in the coming year.

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Marshall McKay, Indigenous Leader Who Helped Steer Autry Museum, Dies of COVID-19 at 68

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 4, 2021 - 1:03pm

Beyond his own community, McKay worked tirelessly to support broader Indigenous causes. He served as a member of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, and he was a central figure in the ongoing effort to establish a California Tribal College, an initiative to educate Native people from throughout the state.

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New Endowment Established by Salish Kootenai College Foundation and Headwaters Foundation in Honor of Penny Kipp

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 4, 2021 - 1:02pm

At their best, endowed scholarships represent a unique integration of donor intent aligned with identified student needs, all while capturing the values and spirit of the endowment’s namesake.

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How One S.D. college Used Pandemic Funds to Improve Education

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 4, 2021 - 1:02pm

College President Thomas Shortbull made the decision early on that the risk of COVID-19 to students, faculty and staff was too great to host any in-person teaching or learning in the remote area where the college and its satellite centers are located.

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