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ERIC Number: EJ902719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Heart to Heart, Student to Student
Ambler, Marjane
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v21 n3 p28-29 Spr 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. The TCUs will utilize students to develop and deliver culturally appropriate materials about HIV/AIDS to their own communities, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will disseminate the materials to other Indian communities. The one-year, pilot project involves TCUs because of the success of Wind River Tribal College (WRTC, Ethete, Wyoming) and Salish Kootenai College (SKC, Pablo, Montana) last year. This round of funding provides $90,000 to each of those two tribal colleges plus five others: (1) Stone Child College (SCC, Box Elder, Montana); (2) Little Big Horn College (LBHC, Crow Agency, Montana); (3) Navajo Technical College (NTC, Crownpoint, New Mexico); (4) Little Priest Tribal College (LPTC, Winnebago, Nebraska); and (5) Dine College (DC, Tsaile, Arizona). Next year, SAMHSA plans to extend the grants and broaden the initiative to involve additional tribal colleges and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC).
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; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A