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.
Instructor, athletic director, and coach Phil Homeratha credits his grandparents’ influence as paving the way for his success during four decades at Haskell Indian Nations University.
A great-grandmother embodies the purest purpose of education – learning for the sake of learning – a pursuit she began at age 66.
The path Joy Farley took to become museum registrar at IAIA’s Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, NM, included challenging internships and many travel experiences.
University of Hawai’i senior administrator blends Indigenous philosophy of responsibility and collective leadership.
United Tribes Technical College student Allison Albers gained hands-on experience working with middle school children during summer internship at USDA Agriculture Research Service.
Assiniboine elder Ron Jackson quietly, continuously fights for the kids. “It has taken a hundred years to lose our culture, and it will take that long to bring it back.”
Newly elected AIHEC Student Congress president Alison Paige Steinmeyer details her history and looks ahead.