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ERIC Number: EJ1147127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
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Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Beyond Standing Rock: Seeking Solutions and Building Awareness at Tribal Colleges
Paskus, Laura
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v28 n4 Sum 2017
People around the world watched scenes unfold at Standing Rock as Indigenous people and their allies protested against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). One of the men at the center of all of this has been Standing Rock tribal chairman Dave Archambault II. Interviewed time and again on radio and television, Archambault called for prayer and peace, and explained the intricacies of federal permits, court motions, and environmental studies. Archambault has a long history with tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). His father was president of Sitting Bull College when it was still called Standing Rock Community College. Archambault graduated from the college and then earned his bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University and master's degrees from the University of Mary in Bismarck. After that, he worked as Sitting Bull College's tribal business center administrator. Archambault also worked at United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) as the workforce development director of the Tribal College Consortium for Developing Montana and North Dakota Workforce project, also known as DeMaND. Tribal colleges and universities, which already connect culture and heritage to science and technology, can help lead the way to a better future. At TCUs, faculty and students can study problems and solutions, and also implement alternative power projects on campus and in their communities. The protests at Standing Rock highlighted problems with the DAPL, but they are part of a greater movement, says Archambault, to protect water and to protect the Earth. He adds, "Tribal colleges can help lead the way in this movement."
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Dakota
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