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Editorial: Tribal colleges a worthy investment for North Dakota





The Grand Forks Herald supports Senate Bill 2218 to help tribal colleges improve workforce opportunities in Indian Country:
North Dakota boasts the lowest statewide unemployment in the nation. But unemployment remains shockingly high in a few places, notably on Indian reservations. The average unemployment rate on the state’s reservations can be as high as 55 percent, a press release from the North Dakota Association of Tribal Colleges states.

And as North Dakotans know, Indian reservations also struggle with other tough issues, including poverty, substance abuse, low high-school graduation rates and, too often, poor tribal governance.

But through the years, a few institutional bright spots have emerged — and the tribal college movement is one.

Get the Story:
OUR OPINION: Tribal colleges put state aid to good use (The Grand Forks Herald 3/8)

Another Opinion:
Forum editorial: Tribal jobs grant bill a win-win (The Fargo Forum 3/8)

Also Today:
Tribal colleges introduce bill for $5M in grants (The Bismarck Tribune 3/8)
Unemployment High on Reservations (KFYR-TV 3/7)
A Need for More Work on Reservation (KFYR-TV 3/7)