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ERIC Number: EJ788421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
End of What Trail?: Intertribal Colleges Support Thriving Cultures
Boyer, Paul
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v19 n3 p23-25 Spr 2008
Of the 37 tribal colleges and universities in the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, 33 are tribally controlled--located on Indian land and chartered by tribes. In governance and funding, the four intertribal colleges differ from tribally-controlled colleges. Institute for American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for example, is chartered by Congress, not a tribe. In their educational goals, they are much like their tribal college counterparts: Their vision is to not only train students for employment but also strengthen tribal cultures and, ultimately, advance tribes as sovereign nations. Providing culturally based education is a creative challenge at IAIA which serves students from over 75 tribes--each with its own history, traditions, values and language. Although methods differ from their tribal college counterparts, staff and students at IAIA believe they are finding ways to reflect culture on campus and strengthen cultural knowledge of their students.
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; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A