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Month: August 2017 Articles

Leech Lake Tribal College Named Best Community College in America

When WalletHub announced its rankings of the best community colleges across the nation, many Americans may have been unfamiliar with its first-place choice, Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC). Tucked away in northern Minnesota on the Leech Lake Ojibwe Indian reservation, LLTC’s recent ranking is part of a long history of success. The college was also voted as seventh in a list of the nation’s 50 best community colleges in 2010 by Washington Monthly.

In Memoriam: Dr. Lynette Chandler

The American Indian College Fund is saddened to share that Dr. Lynnette Chandler, a 2009-10 Mellon Faculty Fellowship recipient and both the founder and the director of the White Clay Language School at Aaniiih Nakoda College, passed away on August 13th.

Four Tribal Colleges Receive ‘Toyota TCU STEM Award’ from American Indian College Fund

SIPI students work on their Educational Mobile Rover, ROV-S. ROV-S (SIPI Mars Rover) was fully designed, developed, and manufactured at the SIPI I-C-MARS VIP ROSE STEMS Engineering and Engineering Technology Laboratories.
ROV-S is capable of operating in both semi-autonomous and fully autonomous modes.

Conceptualizing a mentoring program for American Indian/Alaska Native students in the STEM fields: a review of the literature

In order to address the disparity of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) doctorates in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), culturally congruent mentorship program development is needed. Because traditional Western academic paradigms are typically constrained to a non-Indigenous perspective, the authors question how American Indian graduate students in STEM can successfully navigate graduate education with their cultural identity intact.