Leaping Forward

February 29 is leap year. I’d like to recognize the signifiant leaps forward that the Indian community has made on its behalf in the past 40 years upon the founding of the first tribal college, which for the first time put American Indians in charge of their own...

A Need for a U.S. Apology

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd offered a public apology to the Aboriginal people of that nation last week. He told the Parliament there, “The Parliament is today here assembled to deal with this unfinished business of the nation, to remove a great stain from the...

Follow Your Heart

It may seem like the tried and true thing to write about as we approach Valentine’s Day, but the advice is as true today as it is any other time of the year: when it comes to the future, we must follow our hearts.Many American Indian students’ hearts are...

Perseverance

The New York Giants’ win in Sunday’s Super Bowl was a lesson to people in any vocation of what it means to persevere.Obstacles may seen insurmountable to us as we journey through our day-to-day lives. And for some of our students who face issues every day,...