Bradley Shreve, Editor
April 22, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mickki Garrity of Northwest Indian College Named TCJ Student Blogger
Tribal College Journal is pleased to announce that Mickki Garrity of Northwest Indian College (NWIC) will serve as the next blogger at TCJStudent.org. Her new bi-monthly blog, “Displaced Native,” will explore the process of decolonization and her experiences as a displaced Native woman and non-traditional student who returned to school at a tribal college.
Garrity is enrolled in the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma and lives near the shores of the Pacific Ocean in northern Oregon. She’s currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Native environmental science at NWIC. She enjoys spending her free time walking in the woods and “puttering in the kitchen.” Garrity is a Cobell Scholar and a Doris Duke Conservation Scholar.
Thoughtful, articulate, and engaged, Garrity has published her writing in various venues, including ang(st) and Adelaide. “In the short time I have known Mickki, she has repeatedly demonstrated her passion for learning, writing, and, most importantly, making the communities in which she lives better places for all,” says Zoe Redwoman, professor of composition, literature, communication, and human development at NWIC.
Bradley Shreve, editor of Tribal College Journal, says, “Mickki is a compelling writer—she also has a great knack for writing mechanics. We’re excited here at TCJ to project and share her voice with the world.”
Garrity’s Displaced Native blog will launch this May and can be accessed at TCJStudent.org
About Tribal College Journal (TCJ):
Tribal College Journal is a national, nonprofit media organization operated by AIHEC. TCJ has covered the news, newsmakers, and issues of the tribal college movement for 30 years, earning multiple awards from organizations such as the Native American Journalists Association, Association Media and Publishing, and Western Publishing Association.
About Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs):
Currently, there are 37 AIHEC-affiliated TCUs in the United States, operating more than 80 campuses and serving more than 100,000 students and community members annually. TCUs were created in response to the higher education needs of American Indians and generally serve geographically isolated populations that have no other means of accessing education beyond the high school level. TCUs have become increasingly important educational opportunities for American Indian students and are unique institutions that combine personal attention with cultural relevance to encourage American Indians—especially those living on reservations—to overcome the barriers they face to higher education.