Academic Partnerships with Native American Communities. Presented by Sara L. Young, Montana State University. American Indian Tribes in the U.S. 562 federally recognized American Indian tribes
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>offers associate arts degrees in several areas,
>many of students interested in biomedical and
environmental health fields
Latin American Indian180,940
Other specified American Indian tribes357,658
American Indian tribe, not specified195,902
Other specified Alaska Native tribes3,973
Alaska Native tribe, not specified8,702
American Indian or Alaska Native tribe, not specified1,056,457Tribal Population – 2000 US Census
1. The numbers by American Indian and Alaska Native tribes do not add up to the total population figure because respondents may have put down more than one tribe. Respondents reporting several tribes are counted several times.
2. Total includes American Indian and Alaska Natives alone or in combination with other tribal groups or races. Indian and Alaskan Native population alone in 2000 was 2,475,956.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000.
Institution State Highest Degree Offered
BAY MILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE MI Associate's
BLACKFEET COMMUNITY COLLEGE MT Associate's
CANKDESKA CIKANA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ND Associate's
CHIEF DULL KNIFE COLLEGE MT Associate's
*COLLEGE OF MENOMINEE NATION WI Associate's
COMANCHE NATION COLLEGE OK Associate's
CROWNPOINT INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY NM Associate's
DINÉ COLLEGE AZ Associate's
FOND DU LAC TRIBAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE MN Bachelor's
FORT BELKNAP COLLEGE MT Associate's
FORT BERTHOLD COMMUNITY COLLEGE ND Associate's
FORT PECK COMMUNITY COLLEGE MT Associate's
HASKELL INDIAN NATIONS UNIVERSITY KS Bachelor's
INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE
CULTURE NM Bachelor's
*KEWEENAW BAY OJIBWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE MI Associate's
LAC COURTE OREILLES OJIBWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE WI Associate's
LEECH LAKE TRIBAL COLLEGE MN Associate's
Institution State Highest Degree Offered
LITTLE BIG HORN COLLEGE MT Associate's
LITTLE PRIEST TRIBAL COLLEGE NE Associate's
NEBRASKA INDIAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE NE Associate's
NORTHWEST INDIAN COLLEGE WA Associate's
OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE SD Master's
SAGINAW CHIPPEWA TRIBAL COLLEGE MI Associate's
SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE MT Bachelor's
SINTE GLESKA UNIVERSITY SD Master's
SISSETON WAHPETON COLLEGE SD Associate's
SITTING BULL COLLEGE ND Bachelor's
SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE NM Associate's
STONE CHILD COLLEGE MT Associate's
TOHONO O'ODHAM COMMUNITY COLLEGE AZ Associate's
TURTLE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE ND Bachelor's
UNITED TRIBES TECHNICAL COLLEGE ND Associate's
WHITE EARTH TRIBAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE MN Associate's
*WIND RIVER TRIBAL COLLEGE WY Associate's
*Indicates a tribal college is seeking formal accreditation candidacy statusPotential Partners – Tribal Colleges and Universities
master’s degree programs and all offer
associate degree programs.
thousands more through community outreach
Tribal College and University
Source: “Facts on Indian Health Disparities” Indian Health Service, January 2006
Aberdeen Area Degree Offered
According to the Indian Health Service, 55% of American Indians and Alaska Natives living in the U.S. rely on the I.H.S. to provide access to health care services in 49 hospitals and nearly 600 other facilities operated by the I.H.S., tribes, and Alaska Native corporations or purchased from private providers.
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Degree Offered [Northwest]John Barnett (Chairman)Tel: (360) 577-8140Fax: (360) 577-7432P.O. Box 2547Longview, WA 98632-8594Website: www.cowlitz.orgCoyote
Valley Band of Pomo Indians [Pacific]John Feliz, Jr. (Chairman)Tel: (707) 485-8723Fax: (707) 485-1247P.O. Box 39Redwood Valley, CA 95470Website: www.coyotevalleycasino.com
Craig Community Association (IRA) [Alaska]A. Millie Stevens (President)Tel: (907) 826-3996Fax: (907) 826-3997P.O. Box 828Craig, AK 99921
Crooked Creek Traditional Council [Alaska]Johnny John (President)Tel: (907) 432-2201Fax: (907) 432-2200P.O. Box 69Crooked Creek, AK 99575
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe [Great Plains]Lester Thompson, Jr. (Chairman)Tel: (605) 245-2221Fax: (605) 245-2470P.O. Box 50Fort Thompson, SD 57339
Crow Nation [Rocky Mountain]Carl E. Venne (Chairman)Tel: (406) 638-3715Fax: (406) 638-3773P.O. Box 159Crow Agency, MT 59022
NCAI’s webpage gives a list of the contact information for over 250 member tribes – this is just a sample of some of the tribes listed.
In many cases, a tribal resolution approving the research project will be required prior to gaining approval from an IRB of a regional I.H.S. office.NCAI – National Congress of American Indians
A community-based participatory research project between Dr. Suzanne Christopher, a faculty member at Montana State University, and the Crow Nation that began 5 years ago to increase the participation of Crow women in cervical cancer screening and has now expanded to cover a broader area of addressing health disparities. The project is funded by the American Cancer Society.
How do academic partnerships develop when the reservations are so far from the university and urban Native communities are not always easy to locate ?