“We have loyal customers, and that makes the business self-sustaining. A dollar spent here turns over in our community, creating a more sustainable economic environment for us all on the reservation,” says manager Dylan Olson.
For the past 30 years extensive research has been conducted on the retention and attrition of college students. This qualitative study focused on American Indian completers and non-completers in a tribal college. By use of a series of individual interviews and focus groups, participants told stories about experiences as they related to the societal, program, organizational, and individual factors that lead to their completion and non-completion.
Fannie Mae Foundation and the First Nations Development Institute, 2000
Review by Jean E.
A program funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation is designed to support the unique and high risk issues that often prevent American Indian students from attaining success in secondary and post-secondary education.