Last year the Self Governance Demonstration Project launched in 1987 was declared a success and made permanent by an act of Congress. Today there are 186 federally recognized tribes and Alaskan Native villages in self governance agreements with the federal government. If the Alaskan villages are not counted individually, there are 49 tribes in self governance.
This research is excerpted from an unpublished manuscript, Piety, Politics and Profit, by Dr. Bobby Wright. The author was assistant professor and research associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania until his death in 1991.
One of the newest tribal colleges in the country is the Salish Kootenai College branch campus in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation. An extension of Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Indian Reservation of western Montana, it offered its first classes during winter quarter of this year.
A comprehensive recounting of the struggles tribally controlled institutions have already overcome, the impacts they have made on their communities, and what the future looks like for the tribal college movement.
With this issue, I end my tenure as editor of Tribal College. Beginning with the fall issue—the next you will receive—the journal will be in the capable hands of Marjane Ambler,
By Robert Allen Warrior
University of Minnesota Press, 1995
Review by Gregory Gagnon
American Indian Intellectuals: Are They Above Reproach,…
By Don A. Cozzetto
American Indian Culture and Research Journal 19:1 (1995)
Review by Jennifer Gray Reddish
The Price of Money
Indian gaming is big,
By Boyce Richardson
University of Washington Press
393 pages, $19.95
Review by Carolyn Casey
More Than Lines on a Page
Boyce Richardson uses an unusual style of writing to discuss Canada’s treatment of the aboriginal,