The culmination of a 20-year effort by tribal colleges and AIHEC staff paid off when President Bill Clinton issued an Executive Order on Oct. 21, 1996, directing agencies of the United States government to create new partnerships with tribal colleges and strengthen old relationships.
The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in Albuquerque, N.M., is celebrating its 25th year of educating American Indians for the work force.
D-Q University emerged out of the conflict and chaos of the 1960s and early 1970s, a time when the Civil Rights movement was in full swing and Vietnam was raging. American Indians were insisting on controlling their own destiny–including the education of their children.
The author traces the history of the Grant Entry tradition and reflects on her own evolving support for it as deserving “a respectable place in our history and culture.”
Shared ceremonies are an integral part of the exchange programs at NWIC and create a meeting of mind, spirit, and culture, in addition to providing a foundation of trust and understanding.
Pow-wows have always been important to me. Native American students who are grounded in their traditional culture see the pow-wow as a way to find inner balance after spending a long stretch of time in mainstream culture.
The idea of this issue on “Ceremony” sprang from a story Robert and Ruth Roessel told me about the birth of Navajo Community College.
With no time to spare, Oglala Lakota student, mother, volunteer, and activist Angela Sam urges other college students to “Get active… We need to realize that we’re getting educated not only for ourselves but also for our people. We’re the leaders that are coming up.”
by Elizabeth Cook-Lynn
University of Wisconsin Press
Review by Lydia Whirlwind Soldier
In compiling her anthology of writings,
by James J. Rawls
Harcourt Brace, 1996
Review by Greg Gagnon
The most neglected area of American Indian studies is the contemporary survey.