Monthly Archives: April 2010

SIPI Commencement Ceremonies

I have been on my own since Jonas returned to Portland and I found myself on the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute campus interviewing students with my production assistant Kelly B. The campus is quiet because classes are over, but we make time to get stories about the new head start facilities on campus(which is available [...]

Institute of American Indian Arts visit

We made our way from Crownpoint to Santa Fe to visit the Institute of American Indian Arts, “the nation’s only fine arts college devoted solely to the artistic and cultural traditions of all American Indians.” IAIA has produced many of the top names in Native art. The school is a hot bed for up and [...]

New Mexico tour continues

Hello all, a day late, but fresh from New Mexico! Production has really increased as we wrapped up in Crownpoint on Tuesday and arrived at IAIA late Wednesday. We went right into interviews with our scheduled students during the magic hour and we were totally spent. We started early today and met new students and [...]

Navajo Technical College

Yá’át’ééh We drove in to Crownpoint late Sunday evening, dragging in the inclement weather is synonymous with the season’s spring winds and cool rains. We checked into the Navajo Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center and got ready for our adventure awaiting us here in the Land of Enchantment. Our first day of shooting [...]

American Indian College Fund to Film Video at Tribal Colleges

The Public Education team of the American Indian College Fund is on the road, filming students at tribal colleges and universities. Students at Tohono O’odham Community College, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic University, Navajo Technical College, Institute of American Indian Arts, Northwest Indian College, Oglala Lakota College, Sinte Gleska University, and College of Menominee Nation will be [...]

Remembering Minnie Two Shoes

On April 9, the journalism world lost a fine journalist, activist, and teacher. Minnie Two Shoes (Assiniboine from the Ft. Peck reservation in Montana) passed on. She was a founder of the Native American Journalist Association, tireless teacher, journalist, and activist. Godspeed, Minnie.

Wilma Mankiller Passes On

Our sympathies and best wishes go out to the friends and family of Wilma Mankiller, who passed on from cancer this week. Mankiller was an author, lecturer and former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. She served 12 years in elected office at the Cherokee Nation, the first two as Deputy Principal Chief followed by [...]

Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars Honored

Making the transition to college is hard for anyone, but when a student is a first-generation college student, the transition is even more difficult, because they do not have the family resources to help guide them through the process. The Coca-Cola Foundation is helping to ease that transition for first-generation scholars through its first-generation scholarship [...]

Congratulations to Our Tribal College Students of the Year and Dr. Robert Martin

Thirty-three tribal college students were honored at the AIHEC Student Conference in Chandler, Arizona for their achievements as being named Students of the Year. In addition, Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee), president of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, was honored with the Fund’s Tribal College President Award. Congratulations to all [...]