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Diné College Science Professors Awarded NIH Grant

April 14, 2020 - 10:06pm

DINE COLLEGETwo Diné College science instructors recently received a $60,000 National Institutes of Health equipment grant to develop research opportunities and infrastructure, officials stated. The college is a partner institution with the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Biomedical Learning and Student Training (BLAST).

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Northern, Stone Child, Aaniiih Nakoda Receiving Pandemic Emergency Funding

April 14, 2020 - 6:41pm

Stone Child College on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation will receive $216,798, and Aaniiih Nakoda College on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation willl receive $114,359.

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Coping with the Contagion: How Tribal Colleges Are Responding to COVID-19, A Special Report

April 14, 2020 - 12:55pm

Chronic under-funding has impaired tribal colleges in adapting to the pandemic. But resilience rooted in a shared historical experience is a hallmark of TCUs and Native communities.

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UTTC Giving Full-Time Students $150 Check for Food, Gas Expenses

April 13, 2020 - 11:12am

United Tribes Technical College is giving a one-time, $150 check to full-time students who are in need of food, gas, internet hotspots or other COVID-19 related costs.

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Leech Lake Students Sew Masks to Aid in Fight Against COVID-19

April 10, 2020 - 6:13pm

The college students are working with the local business Squeaky Wheel Pottery as a place to make and ship the masks to those who request them.

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Bay Mills Community College Producing and Donating Face Shields to Hospitals

April 8, 2020 - 7:27pm

While regional health and community facilities are scrambling to order safety supplies to protect their staff from the coronavirus, Great Lakes Composites Institute (GLCI) has risen to the challenge.

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College Fund Publishes Report on Increasing Graduates in Health Fields

April 8, 2020 - 9:40am

American Indians and Alaska Natives have significantly higher rates of chronic diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is more important than ever that tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) create greater opportunities in the health sciences fields to better serve Native peoples.

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How a Small Tribal College Stepped up to Make Face Shields For Health Workers

April 7, 2020 - 2:09pm

Bay Mills Community College, a tribal college in Michigan, received a request from its community two weeks ago to make face masks for local workers providing key services during the coronavirus emergency. The school’s advanced manufacturing program got to work, designing a lightweight, reusable face shield.

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American Indian College Fund Honors Sandra Boham, President of Salish Kootenai College

April 3, 2020 - 6:29pm

SANDRA BOHAMThe American Indian College Fund has named Sandra Boham, president of Salish Kootenai College, as its Tribal College and University Honoree of the Year.

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Tips and Best Practices for Moving Your Tribal College Classroom Online

April 3, 2020 - 6:14pm

For educators with little to no experience teaching online, migrating to a virtual classroom can be daunting. This simple, easy-to-use guide offers a selection of resources on basic skills and best practices for online instruction.

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Our History: Memories of the Tribal College Movement (Podcast 8)

April 3, 2020 - 2:20pm

Veteran TCU leader Tom Davis discusses the passage of the 1994 Land Grant Act and how it opened up new opportunities for tribal colleges.

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Benefiting the Community: Land Grant Tribal Colleges

April 3, 2020 - 1:54pm

In 1994, Congress designated 26 tribal colleges as land grant institutions through the Equity in Educational Land-grant Status Act. This video explores how three such institutions are uplifting tribal communities.

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Suni S. Vizcarra Wood of IAIA Wins TCJ Student Best Film Award

April 3, 2020 - 1:01pm

Suni S. Vizcarra Wood of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is the recipient of the 2020 TCJ Student Best Film Award for his original work,

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Diné College Adjusts to Online Studies, Postpones May Graduation

April 3, 2020 - 10:10am

“The most challenging part of this (COVID-19) spread, and adhering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol is the transition from face-to-face to online instruction,” said Diné College Provost Geraldine Garrity, Ed.D.

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For Tribal Colleges That Have Always Struggled With Internet Access, Moving Online Isn’t Easy

April 2, 2020 - 11:24am

Tribal colleges and universities – which serve more than 16,000 Native American students – have been hard hit by the coronavirus, as they try to support some of the poorest student populations in remote rural areas with limited technology and funds.

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BCC Goes to Online Classes, Updates COVID-19 Schedule

April 2, 2020 - 11:24am

All students at BCC will have a counselor assigned to them over the course of the semester. The academic counselor will provide “weekly check-ins.” Additionally, they will be available for advocacy, academic/mental health support, and access to resources.

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Student Support Is NTU’s Focus as It Prepares for Distance Education in Response to COVID-19

March 30, 2020 - 1:37pm

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Navajo Technical University (NTU) has extended its spring break by one week and will resume operations on April 6,

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Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College Making Spring Semester Changes

March 30, 2020 - 11:55am

Some in-person instruction will have to continue for the college’s CTE courses. Baker tells Your News Leader face-to-face instruction will be limited, and there will be no more than three people allowed in a classroom at a time, including the instructor.

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Tribal School Is First to Offer Bachelor’s in Nursing

March 30, 2020 - 11:08am

In an effort to “do right by the students,” SKC is moving from offering an associate degree to a full four-year Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

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