A focus on United Tribes Technical College, Salish Kootenai College, Sitting Bull College, and Leech Lake Tribal College, and how tribal colleges help tribal communities and the nation prosper with economic growth.
Job One in NWIC’s strategic plan is to build tribal prosperity; the college spells out exactly how it intends to develop its community.
This issue features the efforts of five tribal colleges to impact their local communities both directly and indirectly; the impact of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation; and Paul Boyer writes about economic development and gaming.
The AIHEC Student Congress and Salish Kootenai College have landmark anniversaries on the academic calendar this year, and this year’s congress president, Julian Manyhides (Blackfeet), will be present for both occasions. Manyhides places addressing unity among tribal colleges students at the top of his agenda.
Spokan Tribal College adjunct faculty member reworks Introduction to Humanities course giving it much-needed expansion beyond Western European bias.
Accessing Capital, Building Prosperity
Within the last several decades Native peoples have enjoyed increasing success in building and managing wealth and creating economic opportunities as the foundation of their independence and self-determination.
by Thomas Peacock and Marlene Wisuri
Afton Historical Society Press (2006)
120 pages ISBN 1-890434-71-X
Review by Rachael Marchbanks
The Four Hills of Life relates enduring Ojibwe lessons about life and the challenges faced throughout its different stages.
Directed by Paul M. Rickard
Producers: Tamara Lynch, Paul M. Rickard,
by Peter Nabokov
New York, NY
350 pages ISBN 0-670-03432-0
Review by Michael Thompson
This is outstanding scholarship on Native American sacred sites.
by K. Tsianina Lomawaima and Teresa L. McCarty
Teachers College Press (2006)
New York, NY
240 pages Paperback: $29.95,
Edited by James Treat
Fulcrum Publishing (2006)
187 pages ISBN 1-55591-541-8
Review by Tina Deschenie
John Trudell’s song lyrics for “Indians are Jesus” and the 26 stories written by known Native American writers explore conflicts and connections between Christianity and Native life.
by Henry A. Giroux
Palgrave MacMillan Press (2006)
280 pages ISBN 1-4039-7160-9
Review by Larry W.
by Charles Wilkinson
W.W. Norton & Co. (2006)
New York, NY
541 pages ISBN 10: 0-393-32850-3
Review by Michael Simpson
I agree with the Portland Oregonian that Blood Struggle inspires those who think political movements are things past.