Tribal college poetry slam


By Monica Brown, Tulalip News

The tribal college poetry slam event in March of 2014,  features a large collection of talented Native American poets speaking on different subjects from family to government. The video lasts and hour and a half with round two starting at the 58:00 mark. Among the poets is Jennifer Cordova-James of Northwest Indian College.

The 2014 tribal college poetry slam is a Tribal College Journal (TJC) and American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) event.

The AIHEC founded in 1972, represents 37 Tribal colleges and their mission is “to support the work of the tribal colleges and universities and the national movement for tribal self-determination.”

Supported by the AIHEC, is the TJC’s and states they are a “culture-based publication addresses subjects important to the future of American Indian and Alaska Native communities utilizing both journalistic and scholarly articles and has become a forum for college staff, faculty, administrators, and students to discuss their needs, successes, and evolving missions.”