Partner Institutions

Partner Institutions

Montana State University:  For more than twenty years, MSU-Bozeman has developed a strong commitment to the educational needs of Montana Indians. In 1986, MSU established the American Indian Research Opportunities (AIRO) program to address the serious under-representation of American Indians in biomedical/health sciences. Since that time, the program has expanded to include opportunities in all areas of science, mathematics, engineering and technology.

Chief Dull Knife College: Chief Dull Knife College is an open-admission, community based, comprehensive, tribally controlled community college and land grant institution designed to provide affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Northern Cheyenne reservation and surrounding communities, CDKC offers an Associate degree in Applied Science and an Associate degree in Arts.

Aaniiih Nakoda College:  Located in Harlem, Montana, Aaniiih Nakoda College is dedicated to preserving the cultural identity and integrity of the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre tribes. Over 200 students attend the college, 92 percent of whom are Native American. The College offers a two-year Associate of Arts degree and a variety of certificate programs. The campus’ General Studies/Liberal Arts option allows students who wish to pursue a degree in a biomedical/health-related area to fill the Montana University System core requirements and to take an additional 12 required credits in math and science electives.

Fort Peck Community College:  Located in Poplar, Montana, the college serves the educational needs of the people of the Fort Peck Reservation and northeastern Montana.  Affiliated with the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes, the college has an enrollment over 600 students, 80% of whom are American Indian, and offers nine associate of arts, six associate of science, and ten associate of applied science degrees. In Fall 2003, FPCC had 49 American Indians enrolled in science, engineering, and math degree programs.

Little Big Horn College:  Affiliated with the Crow Tribe and located in Crow Agency, Montana, Little Big Horn College was established in 1980 and received accreditation in 1991. The LBHC mission is to develop Crow and American Indian adults in para-professional areas, to assist adult academic and personal development; to build the Crow Indian family, community and tribe; to actively strive for Crow Indian cultural preservation and protection.  Approximately 340 students attend the college, more than 90 percent of whom are American Indian.  LBHC offers a two-year Associate of Arts degree, including science options in community health, pre-med, and pre-nursing.

Stone Child College: Stone Child College is a tribally-controlled community college of the Chippewa-Cree Tribe, offering programs of study that can lead to Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees and Certificates. Located at the Rocky Boy Agency which is fourteen miles from Box Elder, Montana, SCC's educational programs are designed to meet the specific needs of the Chippewa-Cree tribe. The College is committed to meeting the needs of the community, tribal members, tribal programs, and is dedicated to helping promote pride in each tribal member's Chippewa-Cree heritage.

Tribal Colleges

Chief Dull Knife College logo



Chief Dull Knife College

Coordinator: Brian Stiff

Aaniiih Nakoda College logo

Aaniiih Nakoda College

Coordinator: Dan Kinsey

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Fort Peck Community College

Coordinator: Dr. Christine Holler-Dinsmore


Little Big Horn 


Little Big Horn College

Coordinator: Neva Tall Bear

Stone Child College

Coordinator: Douglas Crebs