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Higher Education Programs

Institutional Characteristics

Historically underserved learners

Location of School - City

Location of School - State

Type of Institution

Classification of Institution

Recruit historically underserved learners

Improve ACCESS for all learners in more languages

Increase ACCOUNTABILITY through transparency and documentation

Publish description of program goals and requirements

Publicize efforts to increase historically underserved student enrollments

Publicize definition of student success

Levels of language offered

Keys to Access and Accountability

Recruit faculty from HUL communities

Partnership with education

Partnership with philanthropic foundations

Offer language immersion opportunities

Provide financial assistance

Participate in US federal government programs

  • Rocky Boy, Montana is home to the Chippewa Cree Tribe, and the community has two heritage languages, Cree and Chippewa (Ojibwe). With the support of an Administration for Native Americans (ANA) grant, Stone Child College (SCC)… … Read More
  • Epiitendaagwak Ojibwemowin roughly translates to “Ojibwemowin (the Ojibwe language) is held in high esteem.” Leech Lake Tribal College holds the language of our community, Ojibwemowin, in very high esteem. We are one of the only… … Read More
  • This certificate is designed for all students interested in increasing their knowledge of Anishinaabe people, language, and culture. Students will attain a novice-intermediate proficiency level upon completion of the program.… … Read More
  • The focus of the “Pane” (puh-nay) program is on building the learners’ comprehension of oral language not on writing/grammar. Immersion is carried out differently by each institution, community, or group who facilitate immersion… … Read More
  • The Native American Studies Associate of Arts degree program is a specialized degree focusing on Mvskoke Language or Mvskoke Studies with opportunity for alternative tribal courses. Students will develop an informed and tribal-… … Read More
  • In partnership with the Séliš-Ql̓ispé Culture Committee, Salish Kootenai College’s Native
    Language Teacher Education (NLTE) program, and Salish Language Educator Development
    (SLED) option is designed to meet the… … Read More
  • The Lakota Studies Department offers four degrees and a Lakota Language Certificate. The department also provides the focus for the entire college in maintaining a Lakota perspective. All students are required to take courses… … Read More
  • Sitting Bull College strives for educational equity, diversity, and inclusion in scholarly activities by cultivating opportunities for collaboration and community to create, model, apply, and practice the Ochethi Sakowin values,… … Read More
  • The Dakota Studies Department at Sisseton Wahpeton College provides multiple avenues for learning the Dakota language, including a Dakota Language Teaching Certificate, which prepares students to teach the Dakota Language and… … Read More
  • The Iñupiaq Studies Program at Iḷisaġvik College offers students an opportunity to pursue certifications in Iñupiaq culture and language and lead the way to complete an Associate of Arts degree. The program incorporates Iñupiaq… … Read More