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President Obama proposed a plan last month to provide two years of community college free to students who earn good grades and graduate on time. Tribal colleges would be included in this plan. What would two years of free college mean for Native American and Alaska Native students? How useful is community college in building a successful career? Is it the best way for young people to move in to the middle class?
Dr. Leander “Russ” McDonald (Dakota/Arikara) president of United Tribes Technical College
Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull (Sicangu Lakota) president of the American Indian College Fund
Bill Mendoza (Sicangu and Oglala Lakota) – executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education
Break Music: Roots Remedy (song) Hakipu’u Learning Center Public Charter School Alumni & Humble I-Dren (artist) Mana Maoli, Vol. IV – “This Is Maoli Music” (album)