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ERIC Number: EJ1074925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Lighting the Way: Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College Serves as a Beacon Light for Tribal Members
Benton, Sherrole
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v27 n1 Aug 2015
On the shores of Lake Superior, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC), a small cluster of Ojibwa (also known as Chippewa), keep their fires alive in the face of daunting pressures to let go of their ways. After the ravages of war, colonization, and territorial loss, KBIC continues to make a stand for their people and future generations. Their cultural identity and native language were nearly extinguished along with the forest and iron, copper, and other natural deposits that colonists took from their land. Now, through their Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (KBOCC), they have hope for revitalizing the Ojibwa language and culture while offering educational services to their community. This article describes how this tribal college has fulfilled these aims for students and community members alike.
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: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
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