Governance at tribal colleges and universities differs from that at mainstream institutions. Although regional accreditation requirements necessitate the implementation of some Western standards, TCUs have forged their own leadership models that make their governance an act of sovereignty.
Native women are no strangers to positions of leadership, and over half of all tribal college presidents today are women. But with their governing roles come unique challenges that often require them to walk a fine line.
Today, Indigenous peoples worldwide are coming together to assert greater self-determination in higher education. The movement is built on shared experiences and underscores the importance of Indigenous ways of knowing.
Recent immigration policies have led to a fortification of the U.S.-Mexico border. Tohono O’odham Community College is at the front lines, studying and negotiating how the international border affects Indigenous communities and ecosystems.
At the world Indigenous peoples’ games in Brazil tribal college and university leaders made new friends and sparked an interest in the TCU model as an alternative to non-Native higher education.
The purpose of this research project was to understand the food environment of the Fort Totten community on the Spirit Lake reservation in east-central North Dakota,
With the tremendous job growth and economic boom on the Northern Plains, tribal colleges in Montana and North Dakota are initiating new innovative programs to address the region’s workforce necessities.
Although demographics are shifting, American Indians continue to suffer from a grossly disproportionate unemployment rate. By partnering with business and government, tribal colleges can alter such trends through workforce development.
Through its teacher education program, TMCC is meeting the Anishinaabe of North Dakota’s educational needs, strengthening tribal sovereignty and self-determination, and positively affecting people’s lives.
When partnering with non-profits, TCUs face challenges that require innovative thinking and program design.