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Community Impact Articles

CSU Tour Incident Is Nothing New for Native Students

In this op-ed, originally published in Teen Vogue, Native education scholars Amanda Tachine (Navajo Nation) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) explore the recent news concerning two Native American brothers who were questioned during a campus tour, and how this incident reflects the “othering” that many Indigenous people experience in the United States on a daily basis

Systems of support: What institutions of higher education can do for Indigenous communities

The purpose of this chapter is to highlight ways institutions of higher education (IHEs) can support culturally relevant community-driven measures and asset-based research that allows Native students to excel academically and display enhanced well-being, self-efficacy, and self-esteem (McCarty, Teach Educ 20:7–29, 2009).

First-generation workers in Indian Country

In the fall of 2016, through research funding from the Northwest Area Foundation, the College Fund began exploring the landscape of workforce education with tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Washington.

Gidakiimanaanawigamig’s Circle of Learning: A Model for Partnership between Tribal Community and Research University

Since 2002, the National Center for Earth-Surface dynamics has collaborated with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, the University of Minnesota, and other partner institutions to develop programs aimed at supporting Native American participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, and especially in the Earth and Environmental Sciences.