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The founders of the tribal college movement fought and worked hard to create new educational institutions for Native people. As tribal college alumni, it is our duty to support and appreciate the opportunity our education affords.
November is Native American Heritage Month. This year, let’s celebrate our elders, who are the beholders of sacred knowledge, songs, and prayers, and with that are the leaders and true storytellers of the people.
Today, imagery of Native women is dominated by films like Disney’s Pocahontas. It’s a continuing controversy for many of us.
Celebrating the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas doesn’t make sense for American Indians. Instead, let’s proclaim the holiday Indigenous People’s Day, and celebrate who we are as Native peoples.
About a week and a half ago, I attended a Native American Church ceremony for my paternal uncle. It had been a year since I attended a ceremony, and this was one that I will remember for the rest of my life. Growing up, both of my families praised and practiced in the Native American Church. These practices have built…
A new college semester begins for many of you and I hope you’re very excited. New classes, new beginnings, and new knowledge—embrace every opportunity that crosses your path, it could lead to more amazing ventures. A good friend of mine decided to continue her educational path by transferring to another institution. I know she’s feeling a bit nervous. However I’m…
I was a bit frustrated with the 2014 Navajo Nation elections in regards to Chris Deschene being disqualified for not being a fluent speaker of the Navajo language. He has the educational qualifications to lead the nation. However, language fluency is the most important qualification and that’s what he lacks. About a year has passed and I have learned that…
Art has always been a legacy in my family. With my grandparents and relatives (both maternal and paternal), art was a natural-born skill.
Stereotypes can often have devastating effects on the youngest and most vulnerable people in our communities. TCU students have an important role to play in combatting negative portrayals and being the change we all want to see.
Fresh out of college with an English degree and living back home on the reservation with few opportunities. Sherman Alexie’s work connects me to my writing and my homeland, enabling my survival.