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ERIC Number: EJ1035154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
For Future Generations: Funding Culturally Embedded Higher Education at Tribal Colleges and Universities
Clairmont, Tanksi
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v25 n3 Feb 2014
From their inception, tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) have played a special cultural as well as educational role in Native communities. These dual roles are integral to the preservation of American Indian language and traditions, as they open the door for future generations to acquire and perpetuate cultural knowledge. The American Indian College Fund and the National Endowment for the Humanities fund myriads of cultural activities such as stick game tournaments, princess/ambassador pageants, community feasts, and storytelling events. It has bolstered language preservation through educational workshops, conferences, and speech contests. The endowment has offered American Indian studies programming support, has helped establish cultural learning centers and museums, and has sustained archival and documentation initiatives.
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328. Tel: 888-899-6693; Fax: 970-533-9145; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A