This year, Sitting Bull College celebrates its 25th anniversary of serving the people on or near the 2.3 million-acre Standing Rock Indian Reservation in south central North Dakota and north central South Dakota.
A program funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation is designed to support the unique and high risk issues that often prevent American Indian students from attaining success in secondary and post-secondary education.
The Early Head Start program is designed to give special attention to children between six weeks and three years old.
Dr. Loretta DeLong reflects upon what Indian Control has meant for Indian students and where it might lead in the future.
A Tribal Code of Education is widely recognized as an act of a sovereign nation, developed and implemented by a tribal government under the authority granted by its tribal constitution. Throughout Indian Country, tribes aim their education codes primarily at K-12 education, but their interest in pre-school and college level issues is increasing.
Former TCJ editor Paul Boyer recounts the history of tribal colleges and the founding of AIHEC 25 years ago.
What may be the continent’s first two Montessori Native language immersion schools opened on the Fort Peck Reservation in northeastern Montana in January.
“For the last 100 years, education in the Indian community has been both its salvation and its scandal. “—Gerald Wilkinson, National Indian Youth Council,
Johnnie Diacon’s experiences at IAIA have reinforced his intuitive conviction that the school has something to offer him that cannot be found in mainstream college settings.
These articles provide a look at Indian Education as it has been defined by the policy of self-determination and legislated by the Indian Education Act of 1972 and the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975.
By Terry O’Banion
American Association of Community Colleges and American Council on Education Washington, D.C., 1997
Compiled and translated by the Kootenai Culture Committee of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
SKC Press, Pablo, MT