• Climate Change Working Group Meets at SIPI

    On a sunny spring weekend in Albuquerque—on the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) campus— the Indigenous People’s Climate Change Working Group convened to hash out a strategy for addressing the planet’s greatest emergency.


  • More Than Words, A Way of Life: Language restoration programs reach beyond tribal colleges and universities

    From the Arctic Circle to the Great Plains, tribal colleges and universities are launching a vast array of new programs to revitalize and preserve Native languages.


  • 24-4 Summer 2013 “Language Revitalization” Resource Guide

    While reporting one of the stories in the current issue of Tribal College Journal, I had the opportunity to speak with Chief Dull Knife College president Richard Littlebear.


  • Homeland Science

    Tribal college and university students’ ability and passion to study and preserve Native homelands and communities is not only unique- it’s inspirational. In this essay, outgoing managing editor Laura Paskus chronicles this passion which is evident throughout the tribal colleges. Also, she welcomes our new incoming editor, Dr. Bradley Shreve.


  • What Hope Looks Like

    With the publication of this issue, Tribal College Journal begins a year of celebrating the 40th anniversary of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC).


  • Stories from the Heart

    Even though the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Student Conference in Rapid City, SD, was months ago, I’m still feeling energized by the enthusiasm students brought to the conference and awestruck at the dedication of AIHEC staff and tribal college presidents,


  • Student Power

    While spending time with tribal college presidents, staff, and students and staff of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium on Capitol Hill recently, I learned some sobering facts about tribal college funding.


  • Forging Ji-Mino-Bimaadiziwan (The good life for us all)

    Technology has changed the ways in which we work and live, even how we communicate with one another. The articles in this issue reinforce the importance of technology as a tool to preserve, restore, and protect culture. Students at tribal colleges nationwide are engaged in scientific research that benefits their homelands; restores their Native languages; and connects them in new ways with their elders, families, and tribal communities.


  • Curiosity Prevails Over Despair

    The signs of climate change hung heavy in the skies of New Mexico this summer. As flood waters overtook communities in North Dakota and Montana and tornadoes cut a swath across the South and Midwest,


  • Moving Toward Healing

    Writing about racism within this issue of Tribal College Journal, all of our writers share intensely personal stories. They do so not to give power to the pain and ugliness of racism but rather to take brave steps toward healing.


  • Retention Strategies Rely Upon Tradition, Innovation

    Within the pages of the summer issue of Tribal College Journal, our writers explore a daunting topic: the recruitment and retention of Native students at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs).


  • Sharing the Harvest, Sustaining the Community

    In this issue of Tribal College Journal, writers share stories of the foods that can heal and sustain the body, mind, and soul. They also show how many tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) are helping Native communities overcome challenges including obesity, diabetes, and drug or alcohol addiction while also restoring local food systems and nurturing local economies.


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