- When Science Wins For more than twenty years, researchers at Aaniiih Nakoda College and the Fort Belknap Reservation’s Environmental Protection Department have worked to document the harm done by an abandoned gold mine adjacent to the reservation. Their findings are now helping block efforts to restart exploration within the mine site.
- Fire as Medicine Salish Kootenai College’s new graduate program in natural resources emphasizes fire ecology
- Indigenous Climate Conference Offers Hopeful Message Participants at the recently concluded National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference focused on the resilience of Native peoples and celebrated the work of young activists.
- New USDA Program Promotes Diversity in Agriculture The $250 million NEXTGEN program will help minority-serving colleges and universities recruit and support students interested in agriculture-related careers.
- Tribal College Research Featured at Folklife Festival The Smithsonian Institution’s 2022 Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. featured Aaniiih Nakoda College’s newly established Buffalo Research and Education Center
- Greenhouse Designed to Promote Food Sovereignty Diné College is testing a new solar powered greenhouse that grows food hydroponically. Higher yields and year-round harvests are the goal.
- NSF Symposium Highlights TCU Research The 2022 Tribal College Research Symposium spotlights the diversity of research conducted by both students and faculty.
- Telling the Story of Tribal Colleges Two long out of print policy reports documenting key moments in the history of tribal colleges are now available on Native Science Report.
Native Science Report’s 2020-2021 Student Research Showcase is featuring the work of five undergraduate students from tribal and Native-serving colleges.
- From Kyiv to Tsaile Oleksandr Makeyev describes his path from Ukraine to the Navajo Nation, where he is now an associate professor in the School of STEM at Diné College. Along the way, he offers advice for those interested in teaching at a tribal college—and expresses hope for the future of his own homeland.
- Weaving Worldviews In a climate many outsiders find inhospitable, Iḷisaġvik College science instructor Linda Nicholas-Figueroa, a transplant from the American South, has made the Arctic Circle her home. She was recently named an AAAS Fellow for her innovative approaches to teaching and place-based research.
- Gardens That Build Community Little Priest Tribal College student Trey Blackhawk is showing his community that they can grow their own food in a way that benefits the land and themselves.