Features

  • Distance Manufacturing In Navajo Technical University’s Advanced Manufacturing Summer Institute, the learning is virtual, but the results are 3D
  • Closed But Not Quiet Faculty workshops and student research experiences move online as most tribal college campuses remain closed over the summer.
  • Healing Our Own Rapid spread of the coronavirus in many Native communities reflects longstanding social, economic, and political inequalities. Lack of data and widespread mistrust of the health care system exacerbates the problem. Tribal college educators say their nursing and public health programs are part of the solution.
  • The Dakota Language Lives An ambitious program at Sisseton Wahpeton College is working to “vitalize” the Dakota language on the Lake Traverse Reservation of South Dakota, creating a renewed sense of excitement and optimism.

Field Notes

  • Printing Protection Two tribal colleges are using their 3D printers to manufacture protective face masks for local health workers.
  • Coronavirus Updates The latest news related to COVID-19 responses at tribal colleges and within Native communities: Colleges celebrate graduations online; number of cases on Navajo Nation exceed 6,000; colleges maintain online instruction though summer [Updated June 9]
  • 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

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.