Most tribal college IT departments are understaffed and rely on outdated equipment.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.
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.
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.
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.