Programs at Sitting Bull College have been hard at work with revitalizing the Lakota and Dakota languages. AICF and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation have shown a commitment to these efforts with a $1.5 million grant, Restorative Teachings, for 5 colleges including Sitting Bull College. Read more here: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/03/30/college-fund-launches-early-childhood-education-program-five-tribal-colleges-163962
After John Thompson, Director of the US Census, visited Sitting Bull College in February, the US Census Bureau determined that a Census test would be held for Standing Rock, which an ND Senator reported was “real win for Indian Country”. Read more at the Dickinson Press, here: http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/north-dakota/4009869-standing-rock-one-two-sites-host-us-census-test.
“Tribal Leader Recognition Day for National Service
Every day, in tribal communities across America, national service is tackling tough problems and strengthening communities. On April 5, 2016, tribal leaders across the country will have an opportunity to thank those who serve and recognize their impact on the Tribal Leader Recognition Day for National Service.
As you know, tribal governments are increasingly turning to national service as a cost-effective strategy to address local challenges. By unleashing the power of citizens, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs have a positive and lasting impact, making our communities better places to live.
We hope you will encourage your tribal government leadership to participate in Tribal Leader Recognition Day! To learn more or to sign up, go to: http://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/tribal-leader-recognition-day-national-service”
Read more and see SBC’s picture at http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-state-and-national/americorps-state-and-national-tribal-grants