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ERIC Number: EJ902721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Native Views: Tribal College Scholars Value Culture, Language
Umbhau, Kurt
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v21 n4 p16-20 Sum 2010
In late 2009, the author first spoke with several tribal college students in Denver, Colorado, where they gathered to celebrate their achievements at the American Indian College Fund 20th Anniversary Gala. These students have unique interests and different goals, but they are united by two factors: (1) each one is a recipient of an American Indian College Fund scholarship; and (2) each student has either completed or has nearly completed a college degree. Poised to begin new endeavors, these students are at a transition. They realize that a solid foundation in English, math, science, and basic computer skills gives them the ability to complete applications for employment or graduate schools. But they also believe that learning Native languages and traditions is equally important to their education. In their interviews, they discussed the importance of Native American Studies and Native faculty as well as their challenges and accomplishments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A