There are 32 tribal colleges in the United States. Credited with getting more Native Americans and Alaska Natives into post-secondary education, tribal colleges are federally designated and eligible for specially earmarked funds. States like Montana and North Dakota have numerous tribal colleges. Alaska has only one. A small group in Sitka is looking to right that imbalance. The group met last week to start figuring out how to start a tribal college in Southeast Alaska.
Melissa Marconi-Wentzel, KCAW – Sitka