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Tribal Colleges Need Immediate Funding to Confront COVID-19 Challenges

March 24, 2020 - 9:50am

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is calling on all of us to phone and email our representatives and senators to request special, set-aside funding for tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to confront and help mitigate the coronavirus pandemic that is hitting our communities.

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Blackfeet Community College Awarded Funding for Missing Persons Database

March 23, 2020 - 12:28pm

The funding was made possible by the Looping in Native Communities (LINC) Act, which created the LINC network grant that provides funding to tribal colleges and reservations without tribal colleges for the creation of an online database.

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Diné College to Permit Employees to Work from Home and Start a Four-Day Work Week

March 23, 2020 - 12:27pm

Diné College will move to a four-day work week beginning March 23, 2020, and majority of employees will work remotely. The move is in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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TMCC Teacher Education Department Donates Baskets of Cleaning Supplies to the Elderly

March 18, 2020 - 7:36pm

Baskets were filled with toilet paper, laundry soap, dish soap, disinfectant cleaning supplies, paper towels and more.

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Everything You Need to Know about How Tribes Are Handling COVID-19

March 18, 2020 - 7:35pm

Blackfeet Community College (BCC) will be closed March 16-20. The college's spring break is the following week and will remain closed until the 27th. BCC administrators are developing online courses and working to find a solution for students without internet access, according to BCC Vice President Carol Murray.

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Creativity, Curiosity Merge at Diné Maker Nation Faire

March 17, 2020 - 11:11am

Wingate High School student Terri Joe never tried wood burning art until the opportunity came up at the Diné Maker Nation Faire at Navajo Technical University.

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Oglala Lakota College Goes Online in Response to Coronavirus

March 16, 2020 - 12:30pm

OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGEDue to the coronavirus outbreak in South Dakota, Oglala Lakota College (OLC) President Thomas Shortbull announced that there will no longer be face-to-face classes with a faculty member for the remainder of the spring semester.

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Turtle Mountain Community College Moves Classes to Online Only

March 16, 2020 - 11:20am

The College says, during the four week period, it will continuously assess the COVID-19 status within the community, the state, and the nation, and act accordingly.

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SKC First Tribal College to Offer Bachelor’s in Nursing

March 13, 2020 - 7:39pm

According to Lisa Harmon, the college’s nursing program director, entry-level requirements for nurses worldwide are trending toward a mandatory bachelor’s degree and the nursing department at SKC is leading the way for tribal colleges by initiating this change.

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Leech Lake Tribal College to Extend Break, Red Lake Nation College to Go Online-Only

March 13, 2020 - 7:38pm

“Prevention is our big focus,” RLNC President Dan King said Thursday. King said the school is well-prepared to go online-only, due to often needing to close for days at a time during harsh weather conditions.

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Blackfeet Community College Tapped To Start Work On Missing Indigenous Persons Database

March 13, 2020 - 11:14am

The state Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force has awarded its first $25,000 grant to Blackfeet Community College to develop what will be the first piece in a statewide tribal network tracking missing Native American persons.

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Oglala Lakota College Relying on Online Teaching Amid Coronavirus Concerns

March 13, 2020 - 11:13am

Oglala Lakota College will no longer be teaching studnets face-to-face on account of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in South Dakota.

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Tribal College Journal Gives Voice to Native American Higher Ed

March 11, 2020 - 7:10pm

The Tribal College Journal has been around since 1989, recounting the news of tribal college students and institutions from across the country.

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Leech Lake Tribal College to Hold Family STEM Event

March 9, 2020 - 7:44pm

On Sunday, March 29, the Leech Lake Tribal College STEM Department will be hosting the 5th annual Across the Universe community event.

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KBOCC Will Host 3rd Annual Career Fair Thursday

March 9, 2020 - 7:39pm

Megan Haataja, a business instructor at KBOCC, says there will be over 60 employers in attendance from across Upper Michigan who are looking to fill a variety of positions, including full-time, part-time, seasonal and internships.

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NTU to Host Maker Faire and Product Challenge

March 9, 2020 - 2:35pm

Last year, Navajo Technical University’s (NTU’s) inaugural Diné Maker Nation Faire put Navajo ingenuity on display to the theme of the “Evolution of Diné Makers,” while detailing in four worlds how the art of making has evolved over time.

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SKC Program Allows Children to Study Heartbeats

March 6, 2020 - 6:48pm

This science experience emphasized that research is for everyone, even children. During their week of scientific outreach, the STEM Academy hosted four elementary schools in the Mission Valley, reaching 140 students.

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SKC Press Release Second Book on Tribes’ History

March 6, 2020 - 6:48pm

“You Seem to Like Your Money, and We Like Our Country” edited by Robert Bigart and Joseph McDonald is a collection of documentary sources of tribal affairs from 1875 to 1889. The title is a quote from a speech by Chief Arlee.

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Sitting Bull College

March 6, 2020 - 6:46pm

Many influential people on the Standing Rock reservation had seen need for higher education, and on September 21, 1973, the Tribal Council granted a charter for Standing Rock Community College, which would offer Associate-level degrees.

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Survival Stories: Medicine for Future Native Leaders  

March 6, 2020 - 6:03pm

Narratives of persistence can fortify and inspire future Native leaders by helping them to understand that they play a part in continuing the self-determination of Indian people.

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