Features

  • A Foot in the Door Currently, only mainstream land grant universities are eligible for funding through the Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program, which supports Cooperative Extension programs on reservations. New legislation will finally allow tribal colleges to compete. It’s a step in the right direction, Native educators say.
  • Honoring Sacred Waters Northwest Indian College student Althea Wilson found her path to science by investigating the cultural significance of the Nooksack River. Her capstone project can be viewed here.
  • Crossing Cultures Study abroad programs build connections between tribal college students and the international indigenous community
  • Riding the J-Curve The exponential growth of science programs at United Tribes Technical College through fifteen years of NSF support

Field Notes

  • Tribal College Grads ‘Thriving’ Tribal college alumni report high levels of career satisfaction and community engagement, according to a new report released by Gallup and the American Indian College Fund.
  • Is NIFA Being Put Out to Pasture? The National Institute of Food and Agriculture supports research at tribal colleges and other land grant universities. The Trump administration is relocating it to Kansas City. Some wonder if the agency will survive the move.

Special Reports

Voices of Language

Voices of Language is a series of reports published by Native Science Report examining how Native communities in North America are working to sustain and revitalize their threatened indigenous languages.