Last April, representatives of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and of Historically Black Colleges and Universities traveled to Panama to meet with indigenous non-profit groups there. Among the participants was Ron McNeil, J.D., president of Sitting Bull College (Fort Yates, ND). McNeil was asked how the trip shaped his thoughts about international work.
The highlights of a qualitative research study on the dynamic of collaboration between tribal colleges, state universities, and other non-tribal entities give a clearer picture of what works and what does not.
Through its partnerships, Oglala Lakota College is fulfilling the goals of its founders 30 years ago.
The author describes how the First Hemispheric Conference on Indigenous Education demonstrated the universality of indigenous issues, fostered understanding, and promoted collaborations.
As a visiting scholar from Ecuador, Yoland Teran found common ground and important differences between North and South American Indians.
Since September 11, 2001, the word “partnership” has taken on a whole new meaning. The Attack on America occurred as this issue on partnerships was going to press,
Little information is targeted specifically at tribal college collaboration. However, organizations, publications, and research materials focusing on the more broadly defined concept of collaboration exist and can be valuable when adapted and applied to the tribal college setting.
by Larry Colton
New York: Warner Books, 2000
Review by Robin Jones
Larry Colton’s journalistic work,
Edited by Andrew Hope III and Thomas F. Thornton
Alaska Native Knowledge Network, 2000
Review by Gretchen Healy
The Tlingit once occupied a vast area,
by Jean Chaudhuri and Joyotpaul Chaudhuri
Los Angeles: UCLA American Indian Studies Center, 2001
Review by Holly Ristau
In A Sacred Path,
By Lydia Whirlwind Soldier
Center for Western Studies (Box 727, Augustana
College, Sioux Falls, SD 57197), 1999
Review by Tracey Jilot
Lydia Whirlwind Soldier gives us a pleasant glimpse of the Lakota people through her beautiful poetry.
by L.D. Holcomb
Writers Club Press, 2000
Review by Rick Heredia
This absorbing work of historical fiction is based on the life of Ishi,
Fannie Mae Foundation and the First Nations Development Institute, 2000
Review by Jean E.