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Education
College in Barrow is Alaska's first tribal college


The nation's 36th tribal college is also the first one in Alaska -- Ilisagvik College in Barrow.

The college was recently designated a tribal institution by the Bush administration. This allows for greater access to federal funds.

Ilisagvik offers certificates, endorsements and two-year degrees in oil industry programs. It is also become a leader in climate change research.

Get the Story:
Barrow college's tribal designation may bring in funds (The Anchorage Daily News 7/28)
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Relevant Links:
Ilisagvik College - http://www.ilisagvik.cc
Tribal Colleges and Universities - http://www.ed.gov/about/inits/list/whtc/edlite-index.html
American Indian Higher Education Consortium - http://www.aihec.org

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