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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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Diné College Adjusting to Online Delivery; Student Challenges; Postpones May Graduation

March 30, 2020 - 11:07am

“For students, this online format was most challenging because many students lack computers, internet and cell phones,” Garrity said.

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We Must Listen to the Earth

March 30, 2020 - 9:58am

Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have respected and listened to the Earth and all her inhabitants. With the spread of COVID-19, those lessons are more essential than ever.

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Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s Accreditation Is Reaffirmed

March 27, 2020 - 3:16pm

FOND DU LAC TRIBAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has reaffirmed the regional accreditation of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) in Cloquet, Minnesota.

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Congress Provides Tribal College Aid in Response to COVID-19

March 26, 2020 - 1:19pm

Early Thursday morning, the U.S. Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which allocated urgently needed funding to tribal colleges and universities (TCUs).

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Alaska Pacific University Appoints New President, Continues Efforts at TCU Status

March 25, 2020 - 3:03pm

Alaska Pacific University (APU) has announced the appointment of Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson as its next president. When Davidson succeeds current APU President Bob Onders on April 25th,

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What We Each Can Do While Quarantined

March 24, 2020 - 1:47pm

As we hunker down and wait out the COVID-19 virus, we must each reflect on what we can do to help someone else get to the other side.

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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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