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November 1, 2013

American Indian College Fund Teams with Midwestern Tribal Colleges to Preserve Native Art
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     “It is important to preserve and restore Native arts and cultural processes not merely for their aesthetic value. These forms of art and cultural practices are integral to Native identity.
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Arts were and are a method of storytelling, ceremony, and perpetuation of Native culture and tradition.”
                      Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund is teaming with tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota to preserve and restore traditional Native arts.

Funded by an $860,000 grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, the program is designed to:

 

Goals
Increase the transfer of artistic and cultural knowledge and processes across all generations.

Directly support Native artists while reviving lost and endangered art forms in Native communities.


Students will learn lost or endangered traditional and cultural art forms like these Menominee College Students

Methods:


TCUs will integrate
culture-bearers, master artists, apprentices, and artists-in-residence into their Native Arts programs. The instructors will transfer their skills and knowledge of these endangered art forms to the students and communities.


TCUs may also e
stablish Native arts academic courses or community outreach programs using these instructors.


For TCUS without existing Native arts programs, new traditional Native arts academic core
courses and outreach programs will be developed
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Lost or Endangered Art Forms

The tribal colleges and universities identified the following lost or endangered traditional and cultural art forms in their regions:


Bow Making

Plaiting and Sewn Quillwork Techniques



Hide, cloth-painting, and quillwork using natural dyes

woodland and clay pottery


Birch bark pattern and canoe-making

cedar, reed, and cattail weaving

tribal Colleges and universities

Minnesota

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720-2964
218-879-0800
fax: 218-879-0814
www.fdltcc.edu

Leech Lake Tribal College
Rt. 3, Box 100
Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-4200
fax: 218-335-4215

White Earth Tribal and Community College
210 Main Street South
P. O. Box 478
Mahnomen, MN 56557
218-935-0417
fax: 218-935-0423
www.wetcc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 


North Dakota

Cankdeska Cikana (Little Hoop) Community College
P. O. Box 269
Fort Totten, ND 58335
701-766-4415
fax: 701-766-4077
www.littlehoop.edu/

Fort Berthold Community College
220 Eighth Avenue North
P. O. Box 490
New Town, ND 58763
701-627-4738
fax: 701-627-3609
www.fortbertholdcc.edu

Sitting Bull College
1341 92nd Street
Fort Yates, ND 58538
701-854-3861
fax: 701-854-3403
www.sittingbull.edu

Turtle Mountain Community College
P. O. Box 340
Belcourt, ND 58316
701-477-7862
fax: 701-477-7807
www.turtle-mountain.cc.nd.us

United Tribes Technical College
3315 University Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504
701-255-3285
fax: 701-530-0605
www.uttc.edu


South Dakota

Oglala Lakota College
490 Piya Wiconi Road
Kyle, SD 57752
605-455-6022
fax: 605-455-6023
www.olc.edu

Sinte Gleska University
P. O. Box 409
Rosebud, SD 57570
605-856-5880
fax: 605-856-5401
www.sintegleska.edu

Sisseton Wahpeton College

P. O. Box 689
Sisseton, SD 57262
605/698-3966
fax: 605/698-3132
www.swc.tc/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin

College of Menominee Nation

P. O. Box 1179
Keshena, WI 54135
715-799-5600
fax: 715-799-1308
www.menominee.edu

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

13466 West Trepania Rd
Hayward, WI 54843
715-634 4790
fax: 715-634-5049
www.lco.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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