National Endowment
for the Humanities Grant

1997-Ongoing

Program Details

American Indian communities are seeing barriers and a dramatic decline in the use and practice of their languages, traditional arts, and broader cultural knowledge. TCUs help to shift this trend by offering culture and language maintenance, revitalization, restoration, and preservation activities to the students and communities they serve. The American Indian College Fund was awarded a Challenge Grant in 1993 by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) that led to the establishment of the NEH Cultural Preservation Program, which supports TCUs to carry out this important work within their communities.

The program is available to all 35 TCUs annually, and provides funding to administer Native culture and language preservation, perpetuation, and revitalization programming within their communities. Some projects include language camps, museum archival documentation, and the establishment of cultural centers on campus.

 

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SIPI Engages a Virtual Dialogue to Improve Early Childhood Teacher Education Programming

SIPI Engages a Virtual Dialogue to Improve Early Childhood Teacher Education Programming

SIPI Engages a Virtual Dialogue to Improve Indigenous Early Childhood Teacher Education Programming

The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute utilized its Ihduwiyayapi grant to consult community and Indigenous thought leaders to improve the Indigenous Early Childhood Education program curriculum and develop a virtual dialogue series of 4 guest lectures featuring Indigenous scholars and teachers.

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Grantees

Thank you to our Grantees for supporting this program.

Aaniiih Nakoda College (Ft. Belknap)

Bay Mills Community College

Blackfeet Community College

https://www.littlehoop.edu/

Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Chief Dull Knife College

Diné College

Diné College

Little Big Horn College

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Fort Peck Community College

Haskell Indian Nations University

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University

http://www.navajotech.edu/

Navajo Technical University

Oglala Lakota College

Salish Kootenai College

Nebraska Indian Community College

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

Northwest Indian College

Sinte Gleska University

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Stone Child College

https://www.tm.edu/

Turtle Mountain Community College

Sisseton Wahpeton College

Sitting Bull College

United Tribes Technical College

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College

http://www.menominee.edu/

College of Menominee Nation

College of the Muscogee Nation

College of the Muscogee Nation

Ilisagvik College

https://iaia.edu/

Institute of American Indian Arts

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College

https://www.lltc.edu/

Leech Lake Tribal College

Little Priest Tribal College

https://tocc.edu/ Tohono O'odham Community College

Tohono O'odham Community College

Red Lake Nation College

White Earth Tribal and Community College

White Earth Tribal and Community College