All posts by Paul Boyer

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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