More: tribal colleges

Winnebago Tribe celebrates opening of farmers market on reservation
Winnebago Tribe celebrates opening of farmers market on reservation (August 30, 2019)

A new farmers market represents another step toward food sovereignty for the Winnebago Tribe.


Historic Indian college secures charter from Otoe-Missouria Tribe
Historic Indian college secures charter from Otoe-Missouria Tribe (August 12, 2019)

Bacone College in Oklahoma continues to gain support from Indian nations.


Winnebago Tribe among the first to enter industrial hemp industry
Winnebago Tribe among the first to enter industrial hemp industry (July 22, 2019)

The Winnebago Tribe will soon become the first Indian nation in Nebraska to start planting hemp.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota basketball star continues to inspire
Native Sun News Today: Lakota basketball star continues to inspire (June 24, 2019)

Marty Waukazoo is arguably the greatest basketball player the Lakota nation has ever produced.


Complaints of wrongdoing at Department of the Interior on the rise in the Trump era
Complaints of wrongdoing at Department of the Interior on the rise in the Trump era (May 31, 2019)

In the first two years of the Trump presidency, complaints of wrongdoing, corruption, fraud and misuse of funds increased 16 percent at the agency with the most responsibilities in Indian Country.


Indian Country Today: 'The #MeToo movement has skipped Indian Country'
Indian Country Today: 'The #MeToo movement has skipped Indian Country' (May 28, 2019)

Sexual harassment in Indian Country is an inconvenient and deeply uncomfortable truth


Award-winning Native journalist arrested on charge of intoxicated driving
Award-winning Native journalist arrested on charge of intoxicated driving (April 11, 2019)

Journalist Jenni Monet is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest in an incident she is blaming on racial profiling.


Haskell University mourns loss of basketball standout Darrian Diwayan
Haskell University mourns loss of basketball standout Darrian Diwayan (March 8, 2019)

Haskell Indian Nations University is mourning the loss of Darrian Diwayan, a basketball standout from the Pueblo of Laguna.


Embattled president of Haskell University remains on campus despite 'abusive' behavior
Embattled president of Haskell University remains on campus despite 'abusive' behavior (March 5, 2019)

The embattled leader of the Haskell Indian Nations University has been removed from her position at the federally-operated tribal college but won't be going far.


Bureau of Indian Affairs hit with another harassment scandal
Bureau of Indian Affairs hit with another harassment scandal (December 14, 2018)

Since the arrival of Tara Sweeney as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, there have been at least five investigations of harassment, misconduct and other questionable behaviors.


Investigation finds 'abusive' environment at Haskell University
Investigation finds 'abusive' environment at Haskell University (November 20, 2018)

Some employees and students blame President Venida Chenault for creating an atmosphere of fear at Haskell Indian Nations University.


MSU News: Study focuses on health effects of stress on Blackfeet Nation
MSU News: Study focuses on health effects of stress on Blackfeet Nation (November 16, 2018)

A study that looks at the health effects of stress has been published in the Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education.


Omaha language institute attracts students and teachers of all ages
Omaha language institute attracts students and teachers of all ages (July 23, 2018)

Nearly 100 people participated in the 2nd annual Umónhon-Pónka Summer Institute in Nebraska.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on pro-tribal farm bill
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on pro-tribal farm bill (May 15, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is working to ensure the Farm Bill doesn't leave tribal communities behind.


Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty'
Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty' (April 24, 2018)

A raid on the Winnebago Tribe's tobacco operations has spawned a new lawsuit in federal court.


Navajo student hosts first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell University in Kansas
Navajo student hosts first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell University in Kansas (December 4, 2017)

Bry Cordell Smiley, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, will be hosting the first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell Indian Nations University.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal college leader calls for return of Black Hills territory
Native Sun News Today: Tribal college leader calls for return of Black Hills territory (October 23, 2017)

The naming of a Black Hills State University residence hall after distinguished Lakota higher education expert Lionel Bordeaux gave him a springboard to instigate cooperation for return of 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory to the Oceti Sakowin.


California Tribal College names Blackfeet Nation citizen Billie Jo Kipp as president
California Tribal College names Blackfeet Nation citizen Billie Jo Kipp as president (September 21, 2017)

Billie Jo Kipp, the newly named president of the California Tribal College, has a lot on her plate as the institution builds a bigger future.


Comanche Nation announces shutdown of tribal college after 15 years
Comanche Nation announces shutdown of tribal college after 15 years (July 24, 2017)

The first tribal college in Oklahoma is shutting down at the end of the July 2017.


Shakopee Tribe partners with tribal colleges for language program
Shakopee Tribe partners with tribal colleges for language program (June 1, 2017)

The goal of the Voices of Our Ancestors program is to keep the Dakota language alive for future generations.


Native Sun News Today: School donates to Northern Cheyenne elders and youth
Native Sun News Today: School donates to Northern Cheyenne elders and youth (February 9, 2017)

Chief Dull Knife College language and cultural instructor Burt Medicine Bull and his students had the opportunity to gift tribal elders and children with warm blankets and coats donated by the Lippon School in Ohio.


Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne college hosts language summit
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne college hosts language summit (November 30, 2016)

Chief Dull Knife College on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation hosted a state-wide tribal language summit in mid-November.


Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe brings in solar power
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe brings in solar power (October 31, 2016)

Rosebud tribal citizens can pay up to one-third their annual income on utilities.


Haskell University expelled student who was victim of sexual assault
Haskell University expelled student who was victim of sexual assault (October 26, 2016)

The federally-operated institution in Kansas is facing two lawsuits in connection with an unresolved sexual assault case.


Haskell University confirms president is still under investigation
Haskell University confirms president is still under investigation (October 20, 2016)

President Venida Chenault is being accused of nepotism because her son is employed at the federally-operated institution.


Haskell counselor files lawsuit over handling of sexual assault case
Haskell counselor files lawsuit over handling of sexual assault case (October 11, 2016)

Angelina Adams alleges she was demoted after she assisted a student who was the victim of the assault.


President of Haskell University criticized for son's employment
President of Haskell University criticized for son's employment (September 14, 2016)

Some faculty members and some students at the tribal college in Kansas see nepotism at work.


Clara Caufield: Tribes must get serious about language retention
Clara Caufield: Tribes must get serious about language retention (September 12, 2016)

There is one subject we don’t hear much about from elected officials or those who aspire to be elected: the preservation of our tribal languages.


#NoDAPL movement takes center stage at summit in North Dakota
#NoDAPL movement takes center stage at summit in North Dakota (September 7, 2016)

Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe shared his people's struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must recognize rights of all its citizens
Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must recognize rights of all its citizens (September 5, 2016)

We may live in Rapid City but we are Oglala and we should be given every right of a citizen of the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Native Sun News: Tribal college showcases works of Lakota artists
Native Sun News: Tribal college showcases works of Lakota artists (July 27, 2016)

Oglala Lakota College’s summer art series 'A Vision of Our History by Lakota Artists' featured the work of Kevin Pourier in July 2016.


Native Sun News: Rebuilding the Lakota Nation through education
Native Sun News: Rebuilding the Lakota Nation through education (June 27, 2016)

This year 123 students made June 19 'the best day of the year' for Thomas Short Bull, President of Oglala Lakota College.


Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Reservation graduates celebrate
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Reservation graduates celebrate (June 22, 2016)

Nearly 500 students from all across the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have fulfilled the requirements of their respected institutions this spring.


Blackfeet Nation sees lower teacher turnover due to local talent
Blackfeet Nation sees lower teacher turnover due to local talent (June 7, 2016)

Some 63 percent of the teachers in a school district on the reservation identify as Blackfeet.


Cedric Sunray: The legacy of disenrollment at Haskell University
Cedric Sunray: The legacy of disenrollment at Haskell University (June 2, 2016)

My first contact with the issue of disenrollment occurred as a student at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.


Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuit
Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuit (May 24, 2016)

A federal judge refused to treat the tribe in a manner similar to states when it comes to hemp cultivation.


Secretary Sally Jewell to deliver tribal college commencement address
Secretary Sally Jewell to deliver tribal college commencement address (May 13, 2016)

The leader of the Interior Department will speak to graduates of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Minnesota.


Native Sun News: Record turnout for Cheyenne language course
Native Sun News: Record turnout for Cheyenne language course (May 13, 2016)

Dr. Richard Littlebear, President of Chief Dull Knife College, conducted a week long class teaching Cheyenne reading and writing.


Haskell University to raise funds for long-overdue campus upgrades
Haskell University to raise funds for long-overdue campus upgrades (May 6, 2016)

The tribal college in Kansas needs between $111 million and $123 million to upgrade aging structures and build new dorms, classrooms and other facilities.


Rosebud man selected as leader of South Dakota State University
Rosebud man selected as leader of South Dakota State University (May 3, 2016)

Barry Dunn plans to strengthen SDSU's relationships with tribal colleges in order to offer more educational opportunities for tribal students.


Native Sun News: Tribal college student overcomes challenges
Native Sun News: Tribal college student overcomes challenges (April 29, 2016)

Oglala Lakota College student Tada Vargas (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) was crowned Miss AIHEC for her dedication to education and culture.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves eight bills at meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves eight bills at meeting (April 28, 2016)

The bills address Indian education, dam safety, Dine College on the Navajo Nation, Alaska Native health care and a New Mexico tribe.


Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynote
Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynote (April 27, 2016)

The Navajo Nation citizen is well known for her fight against racist mascots in sports.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (April 25, 2016)

Eight bills affecting Indian education, dam safety, Dine College on the Navajo Nation, Alaska Native health and a New Mexico tribe are on the agenda.


Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge
Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge (April 19, 2016)

Doris Leader Charge was raised in a Lakota speaking family and did not learn to speak English until she was sent to the boarding school.


Cronkite News: College on Navajo Nation seeks construction funds
Cronkite News: College on Navajo Nation seeks construction funds (April 18, 2016)

A Diné College official asked a Senate committee Wednesday to fund “vitally needed” construction at the school – money that Congress has approved three times already since 1971 but has never allocated.


Witnesses for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on five bills
Witnesses for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on five bills (April 11, 2016)

The committee will take testimony on bills affecting tribal courts, dam safety, tribal colleges, a tribal settlement and Alaska Native health facilities.


Lakota Country Times: Oglala student researches 'elk medicine'
Lakota Country Times: Oglala student researches 'elk medicine' (April 11, 2016)

For Lakota people the plant referred to as 'Elk Medicine' was used traditionally in a multitude of ways including as a treatment for wounds, a source of naturally occurring antibiotics, and as a flavor for cooking.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Examining the history of Indian education
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Examining the history of Indian education (April 11, 2016)

In the late 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, what we now call the reservation based community college system emerged and for many observers, proved to be one of the best ideas in Indian Education.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on five bills
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on five bills (April 4, 2016)

Bills affecting tribal courts, Alaska Native health care, tribal colleges, a New Mexico tribe and dam safety are on the agenda.


Judge lifts injunction in hemp dispute on Pine Ridge Reservation
Judge lifts injunction in hemp dispute on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 29, 2016)

Citing changes in the legal landscape, a federal judge opened the door for Alex White Plume, a former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, to cultivate hemp again.


United Tribes Technical College girls basketball team in tourney
United Tribes Technical College girls basketball team in tourney (March 15, 2016)

After an 11-hour drive from North Dakota to Kansas, the Lady Thunderbirds are ready for their first game in the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament.


Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe revises education code
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe revises education code (March 11, 2016)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Education Code was the focus of a forum held during the Annual Founder’s Day Celebration hosted by Sinte Gleska University.


Basketball teams at United Tribes Technical College finish strong
Basketball teams at United Tribes Technical College finish strong (March 2, 2016)

The Lady Thunderbirds are the new Region XII champions and are hosting their first-ever district tournament.


Daniel Wildcat: Haskell University deserves adequate resources
Daniel Wildcat: Haskell University deserves adequate resources (February 29, 2016)

Haskell has endured many hardships. She stands like a grand old lady forgotten, neglected and disrespected.


Lakota Country Times: Tribal college basketball team takes off
Lakota Country Times: Tribal college basketball team takes off (February 19, 2016)

The Oglala Lakota College Brave Hearts are quickly becoming a legitimate program under the guidance of Dale Pine Jr.


Lakota Country Times: 'Dances with Wolves' star visits Rosebud
Lakota Country Times: 'Dances with Wolves' star visits Rosebud (February 16, 2016)

There have been many actors and actresses who have visited the Rosebud Reservation but last month one of the most memorable stopped in for a visit.


President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budget
President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budget (February 10, 2016)

The agency would see a record $6.6 million in funding under the last budget of President Barack Obama's administration.


Senate designates National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week
Senate designates National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week (February 8, 2016)

Nearly 150 leaders, faculty, staff and students are in the nation's capitol to advocate for the needs of the 37 tribal colleges and universities across the nation.


Bill in Nebraska authorizes tax revenue agreements with tribes
Bill in Nebraska authorizes tax revenue agreements with tribes (January 26, 2016)

The bill also includes tax breaks for businesses on reservations and directs a portion of the state's community college levy to tribal colleges.