Editor’s Note: Below is a brief guide to accessible resources, which researchers may use as a starting point for further inquiry on tribal college communities. Cheryl Crazy Bull compiled this guide from a more exhaustive list which she and the American Indian College Fund often consult.
American Indian College Fund. (2012). Woksape Oyate: Reports of the Project and Tribal Colleges and Universities. Retrieved from: http://www.collegefund.org/content/woksape_oyate
American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Institute for Higher Education Policy, & the American Indian College Fund. (2000). Tribal College Contributions to Local Economic Development: A Report.
American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Institute for Higher Education Policy, & the American Indian College Fund. (2001). Building Strong Communities: Tribal Colleges as Engaged Institutions: A Report.
Barden, J. (2003). Tribal Colleges and Universities: Building Community: Education, Social, Cultural, and Economic Development. In M.K.P. Benham & W.J. Stein (Eds.), The Renaissance of American Indian Higher Education: Capturing the Dream (pp. 99-119). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
Cole, W.M. (2006). Education for Self-Determination: The Worldwide Emergence and Institutionalization of “Indigenous Colleges” (Doctoral Dissertation). Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
Coon, R.C., Bangsund, D.A., & Hodur, N.M. (2013, February). Economic Contribution of North Dakota’s Tribal Colleges in 2012 (Agribusiness and Applied Economic Report No. 709). Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University, Fargo.
Honena, V. (2011). American Indian Tribal Colleges: Mission Statements, Degrees and Certificates, and American Indian Courses (Doctoral Dissertation). Idaho State University, Pocatello.
Institute for Higher Education Policy, American Indian Higher Education Consortium, & American Indian College Fund. (2007). The Path of Many Journeys: A Report.
Janecek Hartman, J.L. (2007). Tribal College and Universities Return on Investment (Master’s Thesis). Capella University, Minneapolis.
Montes, C.A. (2006). An Innovative Response to Enhance Native American Educational Success and Advancement in Higher Education (Doctoral Dissertation). The University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Raymond, J.H., III. (2005). A History of American Indian Tribal Colleges (Doctoral Dissertation). Wilmington University, New Castle, Delaware.
Riding In, L.D. (2010). On Their Own: How Thirty-One Tribal Colleges Address Five Educational Concepts (Doctoral Dissertation). University of North Texas, Denton.
Smith, K.A. (2014). Tribal Colleges and Universities: Beacons of Hope, Sources of Native Pride (Master’s Thesis). The University of Arizona, Tucson.
Stein, W. (2010). Tribal Colleges and Universities: Supporting the Revitalization in Indian Country. In L.S. Warner & G.E. Gipp (Eds.), Tradition and Culture in the Millennium: Tribal Colleges and Universities (pp. 17-34). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Wright, E.K. (2003). “Education for the Nation”: Forging Indigenous Hawaiian Identity in Higher Education (Doctoral Dissertation). University of California, Los Angeles.
Cheryl Crazy Bull is the president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund.