This article is taken from a qualitative research study on the leadership roles of four American Indian women tribal college leaders. The study, “Leadership Roles of American Indian Women Tribal College Presidents,” was conducted between August 1996 and June 1987. It examined the experiences of the participants as tribal college presidents and how they promoted success for their students, faculty, and institutions.
Located in or near reservation communities, tribal colleges’ vocational certificate programs respond to local needs ranging from home health to hospitality, from natural resource technology to heavy equipment operation.
Some federal officials decry tribal people who question welfare reform. Reasonable tribal people support the idea of ending dependency and welfare. However, tribes cannot support an inadequate program destined to create more misery on many reservations.
John Bushman, director of the Division of Tribal Services, reflects on the common challenges facing the federal, state, and tribal governments brought about by welfare reform.
In April 1998, Cheyenne River Community College (CRCC) will celebrate its silver anniversary. Despite various setbacks, the college has provided the opportunity for higher education on the isolated reservation for 25 years thanks to the dedication of a few individuals and collaboration with other state and tribal colleges.
This is the first of two articles by Dr. Pavel. The second will examine the disparities in funding between tribal college students and those at state-supported community colleges.
As federal officials bantered about ways to ease, push, pull, or prod people off of welfare, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and their tribal college have been watching successes in their GATE program on the Flathead Reservation in northwest Montana.
They may not be starting up corporations that employ hundreds of people. But each day more and more Native people are entering the world of business.
The Center for Tribal Entrepreneurial Studies at Haskell Indian Nations University has implemented a program to increase entrepreneurism in Indian Country.
Tribally controlled community colleges understand as well as anyone the destructive nature of dependency. When the faculty and administrators walk out their colleges’ doors every day,
Three years ago Doreen Lane, a member of the Lummi Nation, began working as a cook at the small Courtside Cafe at the Whatcom County Courthouse in Bellingham, Washington. This year she celebrated her one‑year anniversary as the owner.
For three generations, the women of the Parish family have chosen to strive for more than mere survival. For two of those generations, a tribal college education is helping them achieve that goal.
produced by: Bread and Roses Cultural Project 1997, New York, N.Y.
Review by Lydia Whirlwind Soldier
Women of Hope posters feature 12 Native American women leaders.
Distributed by Oyate, Berkeley, Calif.
Review by Julie Cajune
As a classroom teacher and curriculum coordinator, I have been on a quest to locate multi-cultural materials to provide students with a larger picture and perspective of the world.