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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The Tribal ecoAmbassador program empowers tribal communities to identify and address their own unique environmental needs while building the capacity of Tribal Colleges and Native students by encouraging relationships with federal scientists and offering hands-on field and laboratory experience. MORE
Please read the AIHEC Gen-I Newsletter for a few examples of how TCUs are working to nurture and sustain Gen-I. TCU UPDATE
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Indigenous Service Learning at NWIC is based on the Indigenous value of serving and caring for one another in our communities and natural world. MORE
SIPI Pre-Engineering Swarmathon team join the University of New Mexico Swarmathon project at the NASA National Swarmathon competition in February 2016, at the NASA Kennedy Space Center.