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ERIC Number: EJ867400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Reciprocating Generosity
Hernandez, Juan Avila
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v21 n1 p26-28 Fall 2009
Years before she became editor for the "Tribal College Journal" (TCJ), Marjane Ambler had already demonstrated her dedication and generosity to the Tribal College Movement. Ambler arranged for some of the royalty payments from the sale of her first book, "Breaking the Iron Bonds: Indian Control of Energy Development" (University of Kansas, 1990) to be sent to the American Indian College Fund. Like the journal's founder, Paul Boyer, Ambler first experienced the tribal college movement when she attended an American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) conference. A native of Colorado, Ambler gushes that being editor at the TCJ was "definitely the best job she ever had." It was an opportunity that she may have never known about. Ambler had been writing for several years as a freelance writer for the founding editor, Paul Boyer, when she first discovered that the journal was seeking a new editor through an advertisement in the national newspaper, "Indian Country Today." When she applied for the position in 1995, Boyer and the AIHEC advisory board were unanimous in their decision to hire her as by far "the best candidate." In this article, the author describes how Ambler encountered a spirit and culture that made publishing and editing the journal more than just a job.
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A