TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL

The University of Montana Western Foundation Announces Gift to Support Indigenous Educators

The University of Montana Western Foundation recently received a gift in the amount of $25,000 to support Professor Vikki Howard’s work through the University of Montana Western’s collaboration with the Blackfeet Community College and Browning Public Schools.

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American Indian College Fund Early Childhood Initiatives Spur International Self-Determination Movement as Detailed in New Report

Today the College Fund released a landmark report detailing its findings from the work that has inspired an international movement, titled Tribal College and University Childhood Education Initiatives: Strengthening Systems of Care and Learning with Native Communities from Birth to Career.

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USDA Launches Partnership with Navajo Technical University, Establishes Student Enrichment Program for Tribal Colleges

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Navajo Technical University (NTU) marked the start of a cooperative agreement that will provide students with internship opportunities to increase their knowledge of agricultural career opportunities.

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United Health Foundation, Cankdeska Cikana Community College Launch New $1.2 Million Partnership

Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) and United Health Foundation are launching a new partnership to expand access to substance abuse treatment for the Spirit Lake Dakota community and support long-term recovery and wellness. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp joined in the announcement to mark the beginning of the partnership.

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Keep Power in the Hands of the People

In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission ruled in favor of net neutrality, endeavoring to ensure equal access to all lawful web content by preventing internet service providers (ISPs) like Verizon and AT&T from charging for better delivery of content or for giving priority to certain websites.

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NTU’s Innovation Center Nurtures Emerging Businesses

The U.S. Census indicates that nearly 56% of the Navajo population 16 years or older is unemployed or out of the workforce. The Navajo Technical University (NTU) Innovation Center seeks to address this persistent unemployment and to fulfill the university’s mission of fostering sustainable economic development.

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Ancestral Lands Program Works for Tribal Communities

In the 1930s, under the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Civilian Conservation Corps was established as an effort to provide men with opportunities to work for the benefit of their communities and to gain valuable work skills in the process.

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