Honoring Our Students

Volume 14, No. 1 – Fall 2002


  • Bringing Thunder: Tribal colleges presidents explore indigenous New Zealand

    A cadre of tribal college presidents, faculty, and staff visited Aotearoa, New Zealand, the home of the Maori, touring their educational facilities, including K-13 language immersion schools and Maori-controlled colleges. Janine Pease-Pretty on Top recounts the experience and describes coming away with a new understanding of what it means to be “indigenous.”

  • Traveling 12 Time Zones: Haskell students forge alliances with ethnic Altai

    In a “first” for Haskell Indian Nation University, a delegation of faculty and students took part in a science and cultural exchange between Haskell and Gorno Altaisk State University in Siberia. The focus of the trip was sharing ideas and knowledge about testing drinking water quality and the goal was to produce a manual on the topic to be published in Altai, Russian, and English.


  • Everyone is Someone at a Tribal College

    MeChelle Crazy Thunder’s voice cracked with emotion when she accepted her Student of the Year award. “When I went to school in Rapid City, they told us we wouldn’t amount to anything,” she told her fellow students at the American Indian College Fund reception March 27.


2017 AIHEC Student Poetry Slam


On the opening evening of the 2017 AIHEC Student Conference in Rapid City, students from an array of TCUs entertained conference goers with the spoken word at the annual poetry slam. View the video

Life of a Tribal College Mom


I Am an Ancestor’s Dream

Change, especially institutional change, takes time-and instead of just throwing our hands up in the air we should take it slow, each of us has our own roles to play.

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