Features

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.

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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.

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Finding Common Ground

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of their designation as land grant institutions, tribal colleges are working to strengthen relationships with their mainstream university partners.

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Sharing the Wealth

Would adoption of a Universal Basic Income help America become a healthier, more equitable nation? Studying the impact of tribal per capita payments within reservation communities could help answer this question.

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An Open Wound

An enormous open pit gold mine—now abandoned—is poisoning water flowing into the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana. Aaniiih Nakoda College, with support from the National Science Foundation, is establishing a research and policy center to monitor the impact and promote sound water policy.

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More than Scholarships

Many people know that the American Indian College Fund provides financial support to students. Less well known are programs that promote undergraduate research and support faculty scholarship.

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Following a Path to Fluency

Educators on the Big Island of Hawaii are successfully rebuilding fluency in the Hawaiian language. A new report shows how tribal colleges and Native communities on the mainland can replicate their work.

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