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.
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.
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.
Tribal colleges are using solar, wind, and geothermal energy to power their campuses and training students for work in Green energy industries. Stronger economies and healthier environments will be the result.