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Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2016
First established in 1971, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is one of two tribal colleges that the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) operates and funds. SIPI offers a variety of certificate and two-year associate's degree programs, but its primary curricular focus remains the science, technology,…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, Colleges, STEM Education, Grants
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Wall, Stephen – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2015
The relationship between American Indians and the U.S. federal government and state governments is complicated. It is a relationship that controls almost all aspects of tribal life and has resulted in American Indians being the most legislated people in the United States. For many years tribal people relied on non-Native attorneys to help navigate…
Descriptors: Law Related Education, Legal Education (Professions), American Indian Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Shreve, Bradley – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2015
Today, Indigenous peoples worldwide are coming together to assert greater self-determination in higher education. The movement is built on shared experiences and underscores the importance of Indigenous ways of knowing. This article describes the ventures taken in pursuit of ensuring the future of higher education for Indigenous peoples. On behalf…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Global Approach
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Ambler, Marjane – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2010
AIDS affects thousands of American Indians and Alaska Natives: They have the third highest rate of AIDS diagnosis in the United States, despite having the smallest population. To tackle this problem, the federal agency has provided capacity-building grants to seven tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) for an innovative, peer-to-peer initiative.…
Descriptors: Health Services, Pilot Projects, American Indians, Alaska Natives
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Fletcher, Matthew – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2015
Before 2000, Indian tribes were forced by federal law to get permission to hire an attorney. This article invites readers to consider all of the disputes Indian tribes have had with the United States, state governments, and others before the year 2000, and how in each instance the federal government had to approve the arrangement between the…
Descriptors: American Indians, Tribes, Lawyers, Government Role
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Johnson, Natasha Kaye – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2009
While tribal college athletic programs were not designed to market the colleges, there is no denying they have generated positive attention and have perhaps even helped to highlight the colleges' purpose. Dine College and Navajo Technical College are among a handful of tribal colleges who have made athletic programs a priority. They have since…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), College Athletics, Technical Institutes, Tribally Controlled Education