- 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.
- Coronavirus Updates The latest news related to COVID-19 responses at tribal colleges and within Native communities: Tribal colleges to receive $20 million in immediate emergency aid as part of CARES Act. Navajo Nation reports 71 cases as the virus reaches across Indian Country. Tribal colleges begin online instruction. (Updated March 27)
- Tribal Colleges Prepare for the Coronavirus Multiple colleges are now restricting travel. Northwest Indian College closed for a day of staff training. Conferences are canceled as concern grows. [Story updated March 13]
- Building Pathways to STEM On the journey from college to career, Native students need “support, support, support,” argues a new report released by the University of Hawaii.
- Ready for Work Tribal colleges prepare students for STEM jobs that strengthen Native nations, argues a new video produced by the National Science Foundation
- 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.