Papers and Presentations

Woksape: The Identity of Tribal Colleges – Discussion Paper

Prepared by NWIC President, Cheryl Crazy Bull, as a discussion paper for the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) – June 2010. Click here to download a pdf version of this paper Woksape is the Lakota value of wisdom.  It is the sharing of the knowledge of the people especially our elders with others... »

Creating a Landscape for Learning: Connecting Teaching and Learning at Northwest Indian College

Background: The NWIC Teaching and Learning Committee has written a chapter about the Teaching and Learning Initiative at NWIC. This chapter has been submitted for publication in an upcoming book entitled, “Where Difference is the Norm: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the Margins.” Click here to download a pdf version of the chapter... »

Videos About Tribal Colleges with Cheryl Crazy Bull and Others

The following videos provide background about tribal colleges. Cheryl Crazy Bull discusses Tribal Colleges at the Collaboration for Learning Conference in 1996 followed by a conversation between Cheryl Crazy Bull and Parker Palmer. Cheryl Crazy Bull and Jerry Mohatt, former president of Sinte Gleska University, discuss the founding of the tribal colleges. »

Presentations by Dr. Gregory Cajete

Dr. Gregory Cajete made several presentations to NWIC students, faculty and staff during the week of April 26-20, 2010. Two of the presentations are available below. The first is a presentation on sustainability made to students and faculty. Click the following link to view the PowerPoint presentation: Re-Building Sustainable Communities – Home Coming The... »

Cultural Integration: An Experience of Cultural Restoration

The following is a chapter in the book Ancient Wisdon, Modern Science. The chapter is co-authored by NWIC President Cheryl Crazy Bull and three staff members. Northwest Indian College (NWIC), chartered by the Lummi Nation has its main campus on the Lummi homelands in the northwest corner of Washington with extended campus sites at... »

Presentation on Indigenous Evaluation

The four PowerPoint presentations listed below focus on the Indigenous Evaluation framework. They are from a January 2010 conference put on by the American Indian College Fund for the Woksape Oyate (Wisdom of the People) project that supports NWIC’s Teaching and Learning Initiative. The goal of the conference was to provide people from Tribal... »

Action Research Workshops

Here are the materials from the two action research workshops held for NWIC faculty. Jan. 6, 2010 Workshop – Action Research in Teaching and Learning with Deanna Sellnow Action Research Power Point Presentation (note that there are links embedded in the powerpoint presentation for 2 videos. The first is labeled “TO DO SO: we... »

Standing in the Light: Culture as the Heart of Education

by Cheryl Crazy Bull January 17, 2005 SoTL Conference – CAU Excerpt Good Afternoon. I am honored to be among so many people whose life work is to build the hearts and minds of others through education. It is a privilege for me to share some of my thoughts and beliefs with you just... »

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