- 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.
- Tribal Colleges and the Meaning of Education Working in traumatized communities, tribal colleges and their STEM faculty do more than educate students; they also help build stronger nations.
- NIFA Director Calls Tribal Colleges ‘High Priority’ J. Scott Angle, director of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, says programs that support tribal colleges will be a top priority, despite the agency’s recent move and reduced staff.
- Weaving STEM Education and Culture An NSF-funded video, first released in 2009, documents the growth of STEM programs within tribal colleges.
- 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.
- The Roots (and Grains) of Native Health High school students participating in a Navajo Technical University STEM program help prepare a diabetic-friendly meal.
- 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.