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A Commencement Address for Those Who Didn’t Get One

May 27, 2020 - 12:09pm

The fanfare surrounding commencement at tribal colleges may be muted, but that doesn’t mean the graduates’ achievement is any less monumental.

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Tohono O’odham Community College Offers Free Summer Classes

May 26, 2020 - 12:01pm

The public tribal college in Pima County proposed a tuition-free summer to aid students impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to Paul Robertson, president of Tohono O'odham Community College.

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Twelve Graduate from Red Lake Nation College in 2020

May 26, 2020 - 12:01pm

It was a most unique graduation ceremony that allowed us to acknowledge our graduates’ achievements and still follow safe, social distance policies similar to an “old school” drive-in movie theatre.

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Navajo Technical University to Develop Environmental Engineering Program

May 26, 2020 - 12:00pm

NTU announced in a press release that it received almost $2.5 million from the NSF to increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricular offerings and research capacity by introducing the new program, which will center on uranium mine remediation and mitigation.

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Diné College Donates Meals to Tsaile Senior Citizens Center

May 26, 2020 - 12:00pm

“We’ve donated over 3,000 meals to elders during this time,” Diné College President Charles M. Roessel, said. “It’s costing us about $10,000 in donating the food, but where else are they going to get that food? And that came from our students. They said: “’What happens to our elders? We want to deliver the meals.’”

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SKC Student Earns PEO Scholarship

May 26, 2020 - 12:00pm

The scholarship recognizes an outstanding Montana woman who is pursuing a degree in elementary education.

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Celebrated Navajo Technical University Instructor Passes from COVID-19

May 22, 2020 - 8:41am

Frederick Thompson consistently inspired and motivated students to believe in themselves and to reach their highest potential.

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‘I Finally Got It’: RLNC Grad Follows in Valedictorian Footsteps

May 21, 2020 - 6:27pm

May preferred RLNC to high school, because she was able to focus on her passions and work independently. During her time at RLNC, she also had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to lobby for funding for tribal colleges.

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Blackfeet Community College Announces Plan for Graduation Ceremony

May 21, 2020 - 6:26pm

Due to COVID-19, BCC says it will be hosting an outdoor ceremony with several safety precautions implemented. Students and their families will be asked to stay in their vehicles during the ceremony. Students will be able to individually exit their vehicles when it is time to pick up their diplomas.

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IAIA Reduces Tuition for the Next Academic Year

May 21, 2020 - 2:42pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has announced a 10% decrease in tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic,

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The Navajo Nation’s Diné College Faces the Worst Coronavirus Outbreak in the Country

May 21, 2020 - 1:21pm

Many Diné College students are caring for family members who are sick with COVID-19. At the same time, students—many of whom already lived in poverty before the pandemic—have lost jobs, face child care shortages, and are without electricity or running water.

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Navajo Tech Hosts a Virtual Commencement in Place of Postponed Graduation

May 20, 2020 - 6:26pm

The commencement celebration will be housed on NTU’s website and honored 162 graduates, including the first student to obtain a degree from NTU’s Bachelor of Science program in Biology, Robinson Tom of Crownpoint, New Mexico.

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American Indian College Fund Names Five Tribal College Participants for $2.4 Million Cultivating Native College Student Success Program

May 20, 2020 - 6:26pm

The American Indian College Fund selected five tribal colleges and universities to participate in its new 30-month Cultivating Native College Student Success Program to increase TCUs' capacity to better recruit and work with students while increasing their sustainability as higher education institutions in the process.

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Pablo Woman Receives Prestigious Scholarship

May 20, 2020 - 6:26pm

Katelyn, who lives in Pablo, is a junior at the Salish Kootenai College. She plans to graduate in June of 2021 with a degree in Elementary Education.

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Tribal Colleges and Universities Are Putting Native Students First During the Pandemic

May 18, 2020 - 10:57am

With gains in education access, the number of Native Americans attending college has increased in recent decades. But advocates who spoke to Teen Vogue are worried these gains could be reversed by the outsized challenges Native students and TCUs are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures.

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United Tribes Technical College to Receive Funding for STEM Initiative

May 18, 2020 - 10:56am

The Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) will use the awarded funds to increase the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) instructional and research capacity of the United Tribes Technical College.

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Diné College Distributing COVID-19 Relief Checks to Students

May 18, 2020 - 10:55am

“The coronavirus pandemic disrupted normal student life and students who met the grant’s eligibility criteria will be issued a relief fund to assist them,” Diné College President Charles M. Roessel said. “These times are trying for all of us and we are doing everything possible to help our students.”

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Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College to Offer Baccalaureate Programs

May 15, 2020 - 4:35pm

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College (LCOOC) has recently been authorized to offer fully accredited bachelor’s degree programs. Beginning next fall, the college will offer a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Bachelor of Science in human services.

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Cankdeska Cikana Community College Honors Graduates Amid COVID-19

May 15, 2020 - 1:42pm

Former U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, college president Dr. Cynthia Lindquist, and others offered words of hope and encouragement to CCCC's class of 2020. Watch Video

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Navajo Technical University Awarded $2.5M Grant for STEM Instruction and Research

May 15, 2020 - 10:47am

The grant was awarded under the NSF’s Tribal Colleges and Universities Program that promotes STEM instruction and research.

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