• Shifting Seasons A phenology project at College of Menominee Nation is monitoring the impact of climate change on the region’s forests.
  • Combining Cultures To attract and support Native students in science, STEM faculty can—and should—more fully integrate western and Native worldviews, according educator and author Dr. Gregory Cajete.
  • Next Steps in Healthcare Many tribal colleges prepare students for nursing and allied health professions. In the wake of Covid-19, it’s clear that they should do even more.
  • A Cyber Warrior for Broadband As director of technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, Matthew Rantanen has worked for twenty years to bridge the digital divide for Native communities nationwide.

Field Notes

  • New Beginnings on Ancestral Land Inspired by South Dakota State University’s Wokini Initiative and supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s New Beginnings grant program, mainstream land-grant universities are pledging to do more for Native students.
  • NSF-TCUP Releases New Program Solicitation The National Science Foundation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities Program announced new funding for projects that strengthen cyberinfrastructure, build partnerships, and support professional development for K-12 STEM teachers.
  • The Story of Education Dr. Costello Brown worked to advance educational opportunity for minorities during his long tenure at the National Science Foundation. In a new memoir, he writes about his family’s experiences with slavery and the importance of education in his own life.
  • Cal State Water Conference Features Tribal College Aaniiih Nakoda College’s Water Center was highlighted at the California State University’s 12th Annual Water Resources and Policy Initiatives Conference. Leaders from both institutions are looking to forge a partnership.
  • Leading the Way Out of necessity, tribes became leaders in the battle against Covid-19. A recent conference, hosted by Dine College, investigated what the nation can learn from their work.

Student Research

Native Science Report’s 2019-2020 Student Research Showcase is featuring the work of five undergraduate students from tribal and Native-serving colleges.

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.