Native American Colleges and Universities

Why Tribal Colleges and Universities Matter – American

Crazy Bull: Why Tribal Colleges and Universities Matter

The week of November 18-22, 2013 was declared National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week through a U.S. Senate Resolution presented by North Dakota Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven, sponsored by 17 Senators and adopted by the Senate on November 14.

Tribal Colleges and Universities are remarkable institutions serving over 80% of Indian Country with 37 colleges that have 75 campuses. Twenty thousand American Indian, Alaska Native, and non-native students attend these institutions in some of the most rural and remote areas in the United States. Despite historical oppression of educational access and an extreme lack of adequate resources, Tribal Colleges and Universities graduate teachers, business leaders, nurses, and environmental scientists. They lead the Nation in the development of programs focused on food sovereignty and wellness. They promote the cultural and place-based knowledge of tribal people with inclusive and accessible resources and community outreach.

Why do Tribal Colleges and Universities matter? Often we think back to the early days of the tribal college movement when our insightful and activist elders, spiritual leaders, and educators first began the journey that resulted in the successful tribal colleges of today. In those days, our relatives aspired to at least be able to have their own people have an education beyond high school. Their vision included workforce education and training as well as programs that taught the professional skills needed for tribal people to be in the jobs that existed on our reservations – the school teachers, health care providers, and the managers in the government offices. They believed that tribal colleges could provide this training and education while being true to the tribal knowledge that they knew they had – the knowledge that come from the traditional ways, languages, and kinship of the people.

Once Tribal Colleges and Universities were founded, the doors to the intellect and passion of tribal people were flung open, and streaming through those doors came all of the pent-up desires of the people for their own education, their own languages to be taught, and for their own people to be the teachers. Suddenly the founders and the staff and students of the Tribal Colleges had no boundaries – their aspirations soared on the prayers of the people and the dreams of students and their families. As the founder of Sinte Gleska University, Stanley Red Bird, Sr., often said, “this is the way it must be, ” acknowledging that the Tribal Colleges had no choice but to be everything to the people they served.

Cornell University Press First Person, First Peoples: Native American College Graduates Tell Their Life Stories
Book (Cornell University Press)

Infuriated by racial justice, CA conservatives

by KirghizLight

Hold a bakesale (no, I'm not making this up:
It's meant to be racist, and it's meant to be discriminatory.
And the controversial "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" hosted by the Berkeley College Republicans is still on, the club's president said, despite "grossly misguided comments" and threats aimed at supporters of the University of California, Berkeley, student group.
During the sale, scheduled for Tuesday, baked goods will be sold to white men for $2, Asian men for $1.50, Latino men for $1, black men for 75 cents and Native American men for 25 cents. All women will get 25 cents off those prices

American University Revamps Communication School, Adds High Tech AV Suite  — Campus Technology
A new collaboration with Sony is bringing high-definition broadcast equipment like business projectors and studio cameras to American University's Media Innovation Lab, as part of an overhaul of the AU School of Communication.

Poster Revolution LAMINATED Native American Tribes Map Art Print Poster - 13x19
Home (Poster Revolution)
  • Double-side lamination with glare-reducing satin finish.
  • Sturdy film protects artwork against scratches, dust and moisture.
  • Perfect for classrooms. Works with most dry erase markers.
  • Professionally laminated to ensure years of quality enjoyment.
Ethnoscope Film & Video Warriors of the Sun (College/Universities)
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University of Arizona Press Edward P. Dozier: The Paradox of the American Indian Anthropologist
Book (University of Arizona Press)
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