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ERIC Number: EJ1074922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Engaging Life: TCUs and Their Role Building Community
Crazy Bull, Cheryl
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v27 n1 Aug 2015
American Indian and Alaska Native people, as well as other Indigenous groups throughout the world, have always understood that education is integrated into the social fabric of their communities. As education became formalized through child-care centers, schools, and colleges, tribal people found ways to ensure that it wasn't just sitting in the classroom but rather a larger experience that encompassed community life. The tribal college founders sought to establish institutions rooted in place, extending beyond academic and workforce education. They dreamed of colleges and universities that served as centers of tribal and community life. In this feature article, the president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund recounts some of the ways that tribal colleges and universities engage with their communities.
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
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