A thread running throughout our most popular articles published online this year is innovative tribal college programs which incorporate Native knowledge in the classroom. Success stories are often a favorite, as demonstrated by our top most read and shared story. Articles that highlight nationwide events and how tribal colleges are adding their unique perspectives were also read and shared multiple times by our readers.
- 1. From Gangland to AIHEC Champion Archer: The Odyssey of Richard Martinez
This article from last spring tells a stunning story of a former gang member who decided to turn his life around, with the help of his family and a tribal college. Sadly, TCJ recently learned that Mr. Martinez passed away a few months after this article was released.
- 2. Stand with Standing Rock: A Call to Action for Tribal Colleges and Universities
As tensions heightened over the North Dakota Access Pipeline, TCJ writer Deborah His Horse is Thunder shared her insights from the unfolding event in this essay. Photos by Iris Pretty Paint
- 3. Five Native Films You Should Be Streaming
A humanities faculty member at College of Menominee Nation, Ryan Winn gave strong recommendations of five extraordinary Native- produced films that can be streamed.
- 4. Nahkohenexahe: The Remarkable Story of Henry Littlewhiteman, as Told by Eugene Limpy
Elder Eugene Limpy recalls the extraordinary selfless efforts of Henry Littlewhiteman in this oral history.
- 5. Wolakolkiciyapi:The Lakota Leadership and Management Program at Oglala Lakota College
TCJ writer and OLC faculty member Richard Iron Cloud describes the formation and philosophy of a popular leadership program offered by Oglala Lakota College which is based on Lakota values.
- 6. Creating a Multicultural Classroom: Strategies for Diverse Learning Styles
This online feature discusses the intricacies of teaching in a multi-cultural classroom and offers strategies for success.
- 7. Struggle and Success: The State of Teacher Education at Tribal Colleges and Universities
Longtime educator Carmelita Lamb reflects on how teacher education has developed over the years at tribal colleges, evolving to meet demand and students’ changing needs.
- 8. “This Is the Indigenous”: Scenes and Insights from the World Indigenous Games
Last fall, some tribal college students had the opportunity to participate in the world’s first international Indigenous Games in Brazil. This photo essay presented some stunning images of the event and the students’ involvement.
- 9. What Superheroes Can Teach Our Students
“We’re living in a time where Native comic book characters, writers, illustrators, and publishers are enjoying unprecedented success,” says TCJ opinion writer Ryan Winn. This essay shows what Native superheroes can offer our students.
- 10. The Trials of Teacher Education: A Conversation with Linda Sue Warner
Longtime educator and administrator Linda Sue Warner reflects on the “moral enterprise” of teaching and the unique mission of tribal college teacher education programs.