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Ahem, Megan G.; Licht, Heather L. – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2020
American Indians account for roughly 2% of the United States population. Yet with only four Natives in the House of Representatives and no Native senators, representation in Congress is roughly half of what it would be if it was proportional to the overall Native population (Wang, 2010). Compounding the lack of government representation on a…
Descriptors: College Students, American Indian Students, Student Attitudes, Citizenship
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Wall, Stephen – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2020
What does it mean to be a good citizen? In some ways, the answer is simple: participate in government (vote), pay your taxes, don't break the law, and contribute to the economic well-being of the United States. But there is more. The definition of being a good citizen is bound up in society's core cultural values and how those values are practiced…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, American Indian Education, Cultural Influences, Tribes
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Bahnson, Anna – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2020
Twenty-two percent of students at United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) in Bismarck, North Dakota, have dependents. UTTC offers a wide array of family support, including a wellness center complete with fitness classes and personal trainers, a full-time safety and security department, childcare from infants to school age, housing with multiple…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, American Indian Students, At Risk Students, Student Needs
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LaRose, Cheryl; Gonzales, Hannah – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2020
College students with young children are dependent upon childcare for their academic success. Fortunately for students attending a tribal college or university (TCU), early learning centers (ELCs) provide more than just childcare. They offer an education centered on Indigenous values and knowledge, which not only helps the parent succeed…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, Colleges, College Students, Child Care Centers
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Lampert, Jackie; Volk, Melody – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2020
"The best, hidden jewel of Benson County" is how many have described Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC), the tribal college of the Spirit Lake Nation. Recent interviews with CCCC students, along with an American Indian College Fund/Gallup research study, show the positive impact that tribal colleges have on students. CCCC prides…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Program Effectiveness
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Vandever, Daniel – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2020
Industrial engineering (IE) involves the design and improvement of integrated systems, such as materials, equipment, or human resources to maximize production of goods and services. In 2011, the Career Cornerstone Center (CCC) found that industrial engineering ranked third among the 17 different engineering fields in jobs filled. That same year,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Tribally Controlled Education, Navajo (Nation), Bachelors Degrees
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Sack, Carl M. – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2020
The STEM fields provide numerous life-changing opportunities for tribal college students. STEM fields also provide students with opportunities to engage research areas that serve tribal interests ranging from natural resource management and protection to renewable energy development to improving human health and safety to the use of technology for…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Tribally Controlled Education, Community Colleges, STEM Education
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Ziegenmeyer, Heidi – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2020
Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) is a tribally controlled institution of higher learning that always has its eye on cultural inclusion, whether in STEM or any other program. The mathematics program at CCCC is the underlying force that ties everything together. Each of the Associate of Science degree programs requires that students pass…
Descriptors: STEM Education, American Indian Students, Community Colleges, College Science
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Kuslikis, Al – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2020
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is helping to facilitate tribal colleges' role as a link between Native communities and national and global scientific resources. AIHEC's STEM initiatives are in the early stages of what is a long-term effort to respond to the rapid acceleration of emerging challenges and opportunities that…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, STEM Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Higher Education
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Cajete, Gregory – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2020
The application of appropriate forms of Native science, culturally responsive education, and creative strategizing in the teaching and learning of science enhances the participation of Native American students. The fact that science is presented in most American schools entirely from the Western cultural perspective can create very real…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Science Education, American Indian Students
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Lucchesi, Annita Hetoevehotohke'e – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2019
Tribal colleges are integral to the foundation of tribal sovereignty. They provide educational opportunities and professional development that give students the tools they need to become future leaders. They can no longer continue do that while tribal colleges continue to lose students to violence. The burdens and challenges that Native students…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, At Risk Students, Females, Sexual Harassment
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Sorrell, Rhiannon – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2019
In light of the current political climate and the effortlessness of disseminating information across social media platforms, the national conversation on information literacy has been focused on combating "fake news." While the urgency of this issue is also a concern in tribal colleges and universities (TCU) classrooms, the librarians at…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Indigenous Knowledge, Tribally Controlled Education, Library Instruction
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Trebian, Paul F. – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2019
In today's fast-changing, highly technical world, few challenges are more daunting for those who care about student-centered learning than engaging students and faculty with technology in ways that matter. As a student, faculty member, and administrator, author Paul Trebian begins by saying that having worked to help institutions find paths to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Active Learning
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White Hat, Emily R. – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2019
Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) were founded with humble beginnings. From the movement's inception, the founders used any available community space to teach classes, including church basements; trailers; and older, government buildings constructed for purposes other than teaching, lab, or office use. There were other limitations. Many…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, Colleges, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Facilities Improvement
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Frank-Cardenas, Joshua – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2019
The story of Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl (D-Q) University is rooted firmly in the land and peoples of California, but also in other Native nations and nationals who have recently relocated. There are many versions of where and how D-Q began. D-Q's articles of incorporation, which were based on the "brief proposal" of June and August 1970,…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, Colleges, American Indians, Educational History
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