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ERIC Number: EJ1177918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
The Knowledge Holders: Imparting Wisdom at Tribal Colleges and Universities
Talahongva, Patty
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v29 n4 Sum 2018
Each day when the sun rises at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) professors reach back to the traditional teachings of their elders to prepare lessons for the students of today. It is the connection to Native cultures, attitudes, and philosophy that is what sets TCUs apart from mainstream colleges and universities. For most, teaching traditional knowledge, language, and culture has long been a part of their curricula and programs. It is with the passing of each generation, that this effort becomes increasingly vital. This article discusses how TCUs unlike mainstream institutions are working dilligently to incorporate the wisdom of the elders into their classes and programming as they struggle to keep the teachings, knowledge, and wisdom alive in a modern age. At TCUs students get strength, and inspiration as they acquire a sense of responsibility to carry on the traditions and pass them on to the next generation. At TCUs students also discover how to apply this traditional knowledge to everyday life.
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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin; Arizona; Washington
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