AIHEC News Releases
July 1, 2013
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s President and CEO, Carrie L. Billy, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), a national organization representing the nation’s almost 1,200 two-year colleges and their more than 13 million students. Billy will serve as the AACC board’s public at-large representative speaking for more than 88,000 American Indian and Alaska Native students and community members served by the nation’s 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).
May 1, 2013
AIHEC applauds the North Dakota State Senate and Governor Jack Dalrymple for enacting legislation to provide vitally needed workforce development grants to the state's five TCUs: Cankdeska Cikana Community College (Fort Totten), Fort Berthold Community College (New Town), Sitting Bull College (Fort Yates), Turtle Mountain Community College (Belcourt), and United Tribes Technical College (Bismarck).
March 13, 2013
Designed to provide Native American students an opportunity to learn about careers within the federal government, to participate in professional and personal development workshops and training, and to network with Native American professionals, the Student Leadership Conference is open to TCU Students who can demonstrate they are currently enrolled in good standing at a Tribal College or University.
March 1, 2013
AIHEC President/CEO urges Congress to uphold the Federal Government's Trust Responsibility and Treaty Obligations, despite looming budget cuts. Today, leaders from the nation's 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)including presidents, administrators, and facultyare calling on federal lawmakers to protect more than 88,000 American Indian and Alaska Native students and community members served by TCUs from the deep across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration.
October 9, 2012
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium along with the U.S. Departments of Interior, Justice, and Education are partnering on a nationwide campaign called “Restoring the Circle: Ending Violence and Abuse on Tribal College and University Campuses.” Through the new initiative, three Tribal Colleges and UniversitiesHaskell Indian Nations University, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, and United Tribes Technical Collegeare taking the lead to proactively address sexual assault and dating violence on TCU campuses.
Related News Releases
April 30, 2013
Lt. Governor Wrigley, Tribal College Presidents, Legislators and supporters gather to highlight Senate Bill 2218.
Lt. Gov. Wrigley stood with legislators and Tribal College presidents to highlight Senate Bill 2218 which enhances workforce development efforts through North Dakota Tribal Colleges. In passing Senate Bill 2218, the Legislature authorized $5 million in workforce development grants for tribally controlled community colleges.
“Workforce development has been a significant focus in North Dakota for more than a decade,” said Lt. Governor Wrigley. “Those efforts have helped create more than 100,000 new jobs in North Dakota since 2000, and helped us enjoy the fastest growing personal incomes and the lowest unemployment rate in the nation. Senate Bill 2218 is a continuation of our focus on people and the opportunities available for them to succeed throughout every corner of our state.”
May 9, 2012
Acting Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Donald “Del” Laverdure welcomed hundreds of tribal leaders and representatives attending the 2012 Tribal Self-Governance Annual Conference taking place in New Orleans, La.The Acting Assistant Secretary opened the portion of the conference devoted to Department of the Interior bureaus and agencies who fund self-governance tribes. Laverdure assured the conference attendees that proposed changes within the Indian Affairs organization do not specifically target the Indian Affairs Office of Self-Governance and would not affect selfgovernance tribes separately from other tribes.