AIHEC is the collective spirit and unifying voice of our nation's 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)a unique community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Since 1973, AIHEC serves its network of member institutions through public policy, advocacy, research, and program initiatives to ensure strong tribal sovereignty through excellence in American Indian higher education.
TCUs were created in response to the higher education needs of American Indians and generally serve geographically isolated populations that have no other means accessing education beyond the high school level. TCUs have become increasingly important to educational opportunity for native American students and are unique institutions that combine personal attention with cultural relevance to encourage American Indiansespecially those living on reservationsto overcome the barriers they face to higher education.
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Taking the World-Wide View
Tribal college veteran and AIHEC founder James Shanley discusses the importance of international Indigenous solidarity in higher education. Tribal College Journal
Generation Indigenous Native Youth Challenge
AIHEC has joined the White House's Generation Indigenous Native Youth Challenge. Please read the Generation Indigenous Fact Sheet for more information and instructions.
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