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Program: Humanities Initiatives: TCUs*
Date range: 2014-2018
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AD-258950-18

Blackfeet Community College (Browning, MT 59417-5146)
Sterling Schildt (Project Director: June 2017 to September 2018)
Jim Petersen (Project Director: September 2018 to present)
Enhancing Curriculum with Blackfeet Language and Culture

A two-year project to record Piikani-speaking elders and incorporate interviews into liberal arts courses at Blackfeet Community College.

In an effort to bolster support for the storytelling tradition and language preservation on the Blackfeet nation, Blackfeet Community College (BCC) proposes a three-phase initiative that seeks to 1) document fluent language speakers, 2) translate, archive and organize their messages according to theme, and 3) integrate this work into units of study accessible by all BCC students as a part of their coursework. The first of these objectives will be completed in the first year by directly interviewing key Piikani speakers. Through planning general prompts and questions ahead of time, these interviews will be organized, and the first year will mainly be devoted to collecting and documenting this information. The second year will be focused on translating and organizing interview content into 60 concepts within four thematic units to be studied at BCC as well as integrating the archived, translated interviews into the BCC Liberal Arts curriculum.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: TCUs

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$101,200 (approved)
$101,200 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2018 – 12/31/2020


AD-253433-17

Little Big Horn College (Crow Agency, MT 59022-7000)
Jon Ille (Project Director: June 2016 to present)
Creating and Perpetuating Crow Oral History in the Classroom and Beyond

A three-year project to collect oral histories of the post-World War II generation of  Crow tribe members, to develop humanities course modules based on the interviews, and to train students in oral history methods.

Little Big Horn College (LBHC) proposes a three year Humanities Initiative to enhance the oral histories held in the LBHC Archives which will strengthen Crow perspectives in humanities courses at the college. The LBHC Archives currently holds a large number of pre and early reservation oral histories. The period after World War II lacks the same breadth. As a result, a great deal of material that could assist in a comprehensive Crow centered humanities curriculum is not readily available. Humanities faculty will conduct oral history interviews, integrate the content into the classroom via course modules, and present the oral histories to the Crow community through the Cultural Enrichment Speaker Series. The oral history audio and video files and transcripts will reside at the LBHC Library/Archives for faculty, students and community members to utilize after the completion of the Humanities Initiative as well as being available on the Internet.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: TCUs

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,990 (approved)
$99,990 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2017 – 4/30/2021


AD-234282-16

Cankdeska Cikana Community College (Fort Totten, ND 58335)
Eric Rogness (Project Director: June 2015 to March 2018)
Humanities Initiatives on Dakota Language and Literature

A two-year historic and cultural preservation project to strengthen curricular content for humanities courses in Liberal Arts and Dakota Studies.

Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) proposes a two-year humanities initiative designed to enhance the knowledge and understanding in the Humanities by strengthening the current curriculum related to Liberal Arts and Dakota Studies. The two-year initiative will consist of an innovative approach that the will create a bridge between the humanities courses, CCCC students and the archived collection of Dakota literature and oral history. Throughout the two-year humanities initiative, the CCCC will focus on: the historic preservation of the Dakota literature and language; strengthening current humanities courses; and expanding student and community awareness of the correlation between the humanities and Dakota culture.

Project fields:
Communications; Cultural History; Literature, Other

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: TCUs

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,832 (approved)
$30,495 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 12/31/2017


AD-226783-15

Ilisagvik College (Barrow, AK 99723-0749)
Erin Hollingsworth (Project Director: June 2014 to April 2017)
Developing an Iñupiaq Language Database at Ilisagvik College

A two-year project at Ilisagvik College to create an online, interactive Inupiaq language database, to produce Inupiaq language materials for an online library, and to train faculty in the use of the database and related software.

The Iupiaq language, classified by UNESCO as severely endangered, is the regional language of Alaska's North Slope. The region, similar in size to Minnesota, is home to only 13,000 Iupiaq people, approximately 2,000 of which are fluent speakers. This project will create a simplified, online Iupiaq language database to provide multiple communities of users, from youth to elders, a platform to create, collaborate, and share dynamic content in Iupiaq. The project will facilitate the Iupiaq Studies Faculty and students in generating content in the form of Iupiaq books, both in digital and print format and applications for digital devices. This effort is grounded in the traditional Iupiaq values of sharing, knowledge of language and cooperation.

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Project fields:
Languages, Other

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: TCUs

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$99,968 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2015 – 12/31/2016


AD-226811-15

Haskell Indian Nations University (Lawrence, KS 66046-4800)
Joshua Falleaf (Project Director: June 2014 to November 2016)
Joseph Rodriguez (Project Director: November 2016 to April 2020)
Summer Bridge Program in Literature at Haskell Indian Nations University

A three-year project to plan and run two cycles of a four-week summer bridge program for first-year students at Haskell Indian Nations University, focusing on English and humanities.

Haskell Indian Nations University will offer a 4 week Summer Bridge Program for Freshman students focusing on Humanities and English. The Program will develop and implement a culturally relevant curriculum and Summer Bridge Student Handbook that will focus on Native American literature, critical thinking, grammar and composition. The students will be identified as requiring remedial English coursework to bridge the gap between high school and college and will prepare towards completing their degree. The Summer Bridge Program will identify 60 freshman students and each English faculty will conduct an Inventory Exam that will identify the learning styles of each student and develop the coursework activities according to the student learning styles. The Summer Bridge Program will entail three (3) years with the first year as Planning and Curriculum Development; second year will offer the first Summer Bridge Program, and third year will offer the second Summer Bridge Program.

Project fields:
Composition and Rhetoric; Literature, Other

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: TCUs

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,774 (approved)
$55,081 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2015 – 12/31/2018


AD-50052-14

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (Cloquet, MN 55720-2984)
Elizabeth Jaakola (Project Director: July 2013 to April 2017)
Teaching Ojibwe Values through Stories and Song: Building a Digital Repository at the Ojibwemowining Center

A two-year project that would organize a substantial archive of Ojibwe culture and produce interpretive materials to enhance Native understanding of the resources.

This grant proposes to bring together a partnership of cultural institutions--the Library of Congress, the University of Pennsylvania, and the American Philosophical Society--to repatriate materials to the Ojibwemowining Resource Center at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, which has the infrastructure and central location to preserve digitized materials and to provide access to tribal colleges, communities, and high schools to enhance language preservation and cultural revitalization.

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Project fields:
Languages, Other

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: TCUs

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$98,135 (approved)
$95,146 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2014 – 12/31/2016


AD-50054-14

Turtle Mountain Community College (Belcourt, ND 58316-0340)
Larry Henry (Project Director: July 2013 to June 2015)
Zelma Peltier (Project Director: June 2015 to May 2016)
The Louise Erdrich Reading Project

A two-year program, based on the writing of Louise Erdrich, designed to enrich humanities courses by tying them to the Turtle Mountain reservation community.

Turtle Mountain Community College is proposing a two year humanities initiative designed to create a bridge between humanities courses and the reservation community. Academic coursework is usually separated from the world in which TMCC students live. The relevance of the courses is expected to foster student engagement in learning and encourage students to choose more humanities courses.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: TCUs

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$85,506 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2014 – 12/31/2015