Leech Lake Tribal College, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, and RREAL Solar Energy Project Wins Environmental Initiative Awardadmin2019-08-28T18:31:54+00:00
Study: Leech Lake Tribal College No. 1 community college in U.S. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4315486-study-leech-lake-tribal-college-no-1-community-college-us#.WZt5cx_XIH8.facebook By Barry Amundson on Aug 21, 2017 at 4:02 p.m. CASS LAKE, Minn. -- Leech Lake Tribal College in northern Minnesota had some good news on their first day of classes Monday, Aug. 21. The Cass Lake college was named the best community college in the U.S. The study by personal finance website WalletHub ranked more than 700 college and technical schools across the U.S. based on affordability, student-faculty ratio, graduation rates and job placement. The Cass Lake college currently with 190 students this fall semester was established [...]
In 1990, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe established its Leech Lake Tribal College, first offering courses in extension from the University of Minnesota – Duluth, Bemidji State University, and Itasca and Brainerd community colleges. The tribal college celebrated its first graduate in 1993, and then 17 more in 1994. Today, there are approximately 350 students enrolled at the college, and it has celebrated more than 525 graduates. Join us as Larry Aitken, the founder and first President of Leech Lake Tribal College who still is an Ojibwe instructor, and Melanie Wilson, Director of Assessment and Institutional Research look back [...]
Today, we honored Leech Lake Tribal College’s founder and first president Bezhigoogahbow “The one who stands alone” Larry P. Aitken. The event’s attendees represented a who’s who and was comprised of many trail blazers for Indian Education in Minnesota and Nationwide. Key speakers included Dr. Will Antell, Dr. Monnette, Leroy Staples Fairbanks III, LLTC President Dr. Ginny Carney, LLTC Board of Trustee Chair Vickie Howard, and MN District 5A Rep John Persell. The speakers shared wonderful stories about Larry Aitken, the hard work that was done to turn a dream into reality by starting a Tribal College here on the [...]
LLBO Secretary/Treasurer Archie LaRose & LLTC Board of Trustee member Pat Broker Today, Leech Lake Tribal College welcomes our newest Board of Trustee member Pat Broker. Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Secretary/Treasurer Archie LaRose performed the swearing in ceremony.
LLTC Alumni Leslie Harper will help draft proposed regulations in parts of the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA). LLTC Alumni Leslie Harper and Emmy Winner The U.S. Department of Education named committee members who will draft proposed regulations in parts of the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) that replaced the outdated No Child Left Behind Act. The committee consists of many constituencies ranging from state administrators to teachers from throughout the United States. Leslie Harper was nominated by the National Coalition of Native Language Schools to serve as a participating alternate committee member. The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee is convened to [...]
March 18, 2016 – The Leech Lake Tribal College received a $13,000 donation from LeRoy Staples Fairbanks towards a $50,000 endowment scholarship fund. This marks the beginning of the final phase of giving, with the remainder of the pledge to be completed later this year. Friends, family and staff members were present for the check presentation event hosted on campus. “What Mr. Fairbanks and his family have done is investing in the future of our community. In any successful community, there exist three characteristics: economics, leadership, and education. You need those three things to create community viability and I’m glad [...]