TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL

American Indian College Fund Publishes Report on Higher Education Equity Initiative for Native Americans

The American Indian College Fund published its report on how colleges and universities can promote visibility of and create healthy learning environments for Native American students.

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Tribal College Students and Leaders Visit Capitol Hill for Legislative Summit

Tribal college and university (TCU) delegations travelled to Washington, DC this week for the American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s (AIHEC’s) annual legislative summit. As the federal government recovers from the longest shutdown in American history,

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Northwest Indian College Receives $200k from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, located in Scott County Minnesota, recently donated $200,000 to the Northwest Indian College (NWIC) in support of phase IV of its capital vision to create a four-year university and sanctuary of learning for Native students.

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Diné College Joins Tiny Earth Antibiotics Initiative

Diné College is joining the push to mitigate one of the most critical public health crises facing the world: antibiotic resistance. Diné College professors Barbara Klein and Shazia Tabassum Hakim recently took part in a week-long seminar at the University of Wisconsin related to the Tiny Earth initiative,

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American Indian College Fund Announces Full Circle Scholarship Opportunities

As the American Indian College Fund celebrates its 30th year, the application for its signature scholarship program—The Full Circle Scholarship—has opened to support Native American college students during the 2019-2020 school year.

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Institute of American Indian Arts Receives Grant for New Research Center

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has been awarded $434,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the planning of a new research center at IAIA that focuses on the advancement of contemporary Native arts and culture,

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FDLTCC’s Economic Contribution Estimated at $49.5 Million

Minnesota State, the system of 30 state colleges and seven universities, recently shared the results of a study that estimates that Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) contributes $49.5 million annually to the regional economy while supporting and sustaining 448 jobs.

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CMN Students Do Soil Research as Part of International Initiative

For two College of Menominee Nation (CMN) students, fall semester 2018 wrapped up with a statewide symposium highlighting Wisconsin’s participation in “Tiny Earth,” an international initiative involving nearly 10,000 students worldwide who took part in antibiotics research.

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‘Most People Live Paycheck to Paycheck.’ Government Shutdown Has Lawmakers, Locals Feeling the Pressure

Friday marked the first missed paycheck for federal employees, although it also marked the close of the shutdown's third week. Cynthia Lindquist, president of Spirit Lake's Cankdeska Cikana Community College, said her federally employed friends and family members are anxious about how to survive the shutdown financially.

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Program Directors Work to Keep Centuries-Old Promises to American Indians

Lowe has built relationships with tribal high schools, communities, and colleges. Universities that partner with tribal colleges are “really forward thinking,” she says, and she is especially proud of Harvard’s partnership with the American Indian College Fund’s American Indian Law School Scholarship, which gives selected Indigenous students full funding for Harvard Law School.

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