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Hakim, Shazia T.; de Soto, J. Angel; Joe, George; Dotson, Bernie – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2021
"Dikos Nitsaaígíí-19" or COVID-19 has threatened the lives of people of color and Indigenous communities at a higher rate. Across the Navajo reservation, these emergencies have motivated Diné communities to step up and help their people as quickly as possible by distributing care packages to families; providing computers, laptops, free…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Reservation American Indians, Navajo (Nation)
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Horwedel, Dina – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2021
Registered nurses (RNs) are one of the nation's top in-demand occupations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the field to grow from 3 million in 2019 to 3.3 million in 2029, an increase of 7%. For Native communities, the demand for RNs is particularly important. Often located in rural areas where there are already shortages of medical…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, American Indians, Bachelors Degrees, Tribally Controlled Education
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Parisien, Tyler – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2021
Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC) in North Dakota recognized the need for health education access and the benefits of training American Indian healthcare professionals in a rural setting, thus leading the college to pursue Health Profession Opportunity grants (HPOG) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Education…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, American Indians, Allied Health Occupations Education
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DiMare, Cara – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2021
Traditionally, care for the environment has always played a role in the Dakota-Lakota way of life, which includes taking care of the air. As a tribal college originally chartered by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Sitting Bull College (SBC) takes seriously its role as an institution guided by Lakota-Dakota culture, values, and language. These…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, American Indian Education, American Indian Students, Conservation (Environment)
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Britton, Karla Cavarra – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2021
Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) across North America are located in communities grappling with the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic has intensified the stress on many Native communities already struggling with issues of economic sustainability and public health. Yet COVID-19--or "Dikos…
Descriptors: Minority Serving Institutions, Tribally Controlled Education, Navajo (Nation), American Indian Culture
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McClain, Liz – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2021
Students at Aaniiih Nakoda College (ANC) are determined to utilize their education to help combat the looming climate change crisis and the effects it will have on their Fort Belknap community. Children at ANC's White Clay Immersion School have built their own weather station and created an Aaniiin language book on climate change for elementary…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, American Indian Reservations, Minority Serving Institutions, Climate
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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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