Technology and Culture

Volume 23, No. 3 – Spring 2012



  • Forging Ji-Mino-Bimaadiziwan (The good life for us all)

    Technology has changed the ways in which we work and live, even how we communicate with one another. The articles in this issue reinforce the importance of technology as a tool to preserve, restore, and protect culture. Students at tribal colleges nationwide are engaged in scientific research that benefits their homelands; restores their Native languages; and connects them in new ways with their elders, families, and tribal communities.


  • ‘Accidental’ president helped forge a movement

    Growing up on the Fort Peck Reservation in the 1960s, Jim Shanley knew he wanted to go to college, but career options were limited. He majored in education only because his sister was a teacher, and “teaching was just about the only ‘white collar’ profession available to Indians living on the rural Montana reservation,” he says.

Talking Circle

  • Through Woksape Oyate, we share Our People’s Wisdom

    Recently, I witnessed many Native people of all ages and tribes sharing Native intellectual knowledge of generosity, talent, leadership, and spirituality at the gathering of the Woksape Oyate. Lakota for “Wisdom of the People,” Woksape Oyate is a project of the American Indian College Fund meant to build intellectual capital at tribal colleges.

Resource Guide

Media Reviews

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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