February 1st, 2023

KIPI News, September 13, 2022 – Part 2

In 1968, the first tribal college was founded in Tsaile, Arizona, originally known as Navajo Community College, and then later Diné College. Since then, 36 other tribal colleges have been established around the United States with notable success rates for their students, according to the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. The Tribal College Journal – a magazine style publication covers news from the tribal colleges including Oglala Lakota College in  South Dakota, the College of the Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin; and Ilisaġvik College in the United States’ northernmost town of Utqiagvik, Alaska.

Soul Surgery, a Scottsdale Arizona based leading integrative medicine addiction center for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction and mental health challenges, launched a new addiction recovery program to specifically service the Native American community, called Sacred Soul. The program has been in development for six months and has proven to be an overwhelming success. Sacred Soul follows the proven method that has been developed at Soul Surgery including full detox programs and inpatient and outpatient therapies but also includes traditional Native American healing practices such as smudging, talking circles, red road groups, cultural connecting workshops, and more.


The Democratic National Committee’s Resolutions Committee has unanimously approved a resolution asking President Biden to consider clemency for Leonard Peltier. The American Indian Movement (AIM) activist has been in prison for 46 years after being convicted for aiding and abetting the 1975 murders of two FBI agents in South Dakota. Peltier turned 78 yesterday….he has often been described as America’s Longest Held Political prisoner.