Senators Heitkamp (ND-D) and Hoeven (ND-R) Recognize TCUs inc. SBC


Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven recognized Sitting Bull College and the other Tribal Colleges in a bipartisan legislation creating National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week. Heitkamp commented “The nation’s TCUs, which are tribally or federally chartered, operate more than 75 campuses and sites in 16 states. Yet, they remain virtually unknown to mainstream America. We hope that the adoption of this resolution will broaden the recognition of the TCUs as accredited, public institutions of higher education that are planting resilient seeds of hope for the future; nurturing and sustaining Native languages, cultures, and traditions; and helping to build tribal economies, governments, and a strong Native workforce, all of which will benefit not just Indian Country, but the nation, as a whole.”