• An Open Wound An enormous open pit gold mine—now abandoned—is poisoning water flowing into the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana. Aaniiih Nakoda College, with support from the National Science Foundation, is establishing a research and policy center to monitor the impact and promote sound water policy.
  • More than Scholarships Many people know that the American Indian College Fund provides financial support to students. Less well known are programs that promote undergraduate research and support faculty scholarship.
  • Creating a Sustainable Energy Future Tribal colleges are using solar, wind, and geothermal energy to power their campuses and training students for work in Green energy industries. Stronger economies and healthier environments will be the result.
  • Healing the Land Tribal researchers are studying the impact of mining and oil drilling on reservation lands—and working to repair the damage done

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.
  • Science in the Summer For tribal college faculty, summer is a time for research, teaching, and workshops. Also gardening, road trips, and fishing.

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.