Free tuition, bigger Pell grants, and more support for STEM research, healthcare, and broadband are among Biden administration policy plans that will, if enacted, strengthen tribal colleges and empower tribal nations.
Scholars from mainstream institutions too often see Native peoples simply as a source of data. A recent webinar outlined the problem and offered strategies for researchers who work with indigenous communities.
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.
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.