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Fall Enrollment Numbers at Local Colleges See Varying Impacts from COVID-19

7 hours 40 min ago

United Tribes Technical College has 107 fewer students enrolled this semester, nearly a 25% drop from last year's tally of 434.

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NTU Works to Improve Water Access in the Navajo Nation

8 hours 26 min ago

Navajo Technical University (NTU) president Dr. Elmer J. Guy and New Mexico Tech (NMT) president Dr. Stephen Wells have signed a memorandum of understanding to improve access to drinking water in remote locations in the Navajo Nation that lack pipeline and municipal water systems.

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Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College Awarded Grant Through a USDA for Tribal Colleges

September 23, 2020 - 6:30pm

The school will use the money to build a One-Stop Student Services area. An unused portion of the college will be renovated into new offices and student meeting space.

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Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College Students Attend School Completely Online

September 23, 2020 - 6:30pm

While the majority of the college is operating online, there are a limited number of instructors and students allowed on campus for hand-on courses, such as nursing and welding, but masks are required.

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Diné College to Explore the Presence of Microbes in the Sub-Surface of Yellowstone National Park

September 23, 2020 - 3:38pm

Professor Shazia Tabassum Hakim, a Tuba City-based professor at Diné College’s School of Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, is one of the co-investigators of the team that recently secured a Los Angeles-based W.M. Keck Foundation Grant for the next three years.

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Hoeven Announces Head Start Funding to Cankdeska Cikana Community College

September 18, 2020 - 6:39pm

This funding, provided through the Head Start Partnerships with Tribally Controlled Land Grant Colleges, will be used to support school readiness and developmental services for children and their families.

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Wired for Success: How Tiny Navajo Technical University Took Big Steps to Keep Students Connected

September 17, 2020 - 4:23pm

For starters, the school offered subsidized laptops to students who receive financial aid, cut tuition by half and, with permission from the Federal Communications Commission, extended the school’s internet infrastructure into the surrounding communities.

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Little Big Horn College Waives Tuition, Fees Amid COVID

September 15, 2020 - 1:37pm

The college plans to offer a mix of online only and hybrid courses to limit the number of students on campus President David Yarlott said. The college is using federal coronavirus relief funding to offset the loss of tuition, Yarlott said.

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Years of Neglect Have Created Devastating Consequences for Tribal Colleges

September 14, 2020 - 6:26pm

Challenges facing predominantly white institutions are dominating public dialogue, Congressional hearings and dinner conversations. Meanwhile, significant threats to Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), lifelines to rural and disenfranchised Native American communities across the nation, are barely discussed.

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Academic Building for NTU’s Chinle Campus Quietly Unveiled

September 14, 2020 - 10:26am

Last Thursday, in a scaled-down COVID-safe ceremony pretty much limited to the dignitaries giving speeches, the ribbon was gently untied on what is hands-down Chinle’s most interesting building, and one of the most significant.

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David Gipp, Giant of the Tribal College Movement, Passes On

September 11, 2020 - 3:10pm

Longtime president of United Tribes Technical College, the first executive director of AIHEC, and a giant of the tribal college movement, David Gipp’s contributions to American Indian education are incalculable.

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Tribal Colleges, Lifeline to Rural and Disenfranchised Native Communities, Need Our Help More than Ever

September 4, 2020 - 11:11am

Significant threats to Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), lifelines to rural and disenfranchised Native American communities across the nation, are barely discussed.

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Diné College’s Fall 2020 Student Enrollment Exceeds Expectations

September 2, 2020 - 11:16am

DINE COLLEGEDiné College has reported a fall 2020 student enrollment of more than 1,300 students. The number of enrolled students is higher than expected, considering the coronavirus outbreak,

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Navajo Technical University Named Recipient of NASA Grants

August 31, 2020 - 6:44pm

Three projects each received grants for proposals submitted to the agency's Minority University Research and Education Project, or MUREP.

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American Indian College Fund Announces 2020-21 Student Ambassador Cohort

August 28, 2020 - 12:27pm

Now in its sixth year, the College Fund Student Ambassador Program trains American Indian and Alaska Native students to serve as leaders in their communities, to work to combat stereotypes, and to create greater visibility of Native Americans and an understanding of the importance of their diverse cultures.

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Honor Your Ancestors and Protect Your Children—Vote Now

August 27, 2020 - 3:47pm

Each and every one of us must spend some time right now making sure we are registered to vote, requesting an absentee ballot, completing it immediately, and submitting it per its instructions.

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Dine College Announces Larger Than Expected Enrollment For Fall Semester

August 26, 2020 - 6:08pm

The college reported 1,348 students enrolled as of Monday, which is just 50 students short of the same time frame last year.

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New Agreement Could Bring 5G Coverage to Rural Navajo Nation Communities

August 26, 2020 - 6:06pm

Sacred Wind Communications, Inc. and Navajo Technical University announced Tuesday a new agreement to explore the expansion of broadband connectivity in tribal communities and remote homes on the Navajo Nation.

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FDLTCC Announces Law Enforcement Skills Training Program Graduates

August 26, 2020 - 9:43am

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) announced the graduation of 27 students who successfully completed program requirements in the Law Enforcement Skills Training Program during the 2020 summer session.

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Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College Announces Grant Award

August 26, 2020 - 9:42am

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College (LCOOC) is excited to announce the receipt of a Johnson Scholarship Foundation Award, a contribution that creates scholarships in support of Native business and entrepreneurial students.

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