All posts by Paul Boyer

Building Connections

Most tribal college IT departments are understaffed and rely on outdated equipment. However, there are cost effective ways to overcome cyberinfrastructure limitations, according to a recently completed study.

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The Backroad to Broadband

Internet is essential for education and economic development, yet many reservation homes still can’t get online. Unable to wait, tribes and tribal colleges are working to provide reliable and affordable internet for their communities.

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Student Research Showcase

Native Science Report’s 2019-2020 Student Research Showcase is featuring the work of four students from tribal and Native-serving colleges. We begin with a paper by Kimberlee Blevins, a student at United Tribes Technical College.

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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.

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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.

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