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Native American colleges offer tradition with lessons

7:07 AM, Mar. 22, 2013
Native American college students compete, share cu...
Native American college students compete, share cu...: Almost 1,000 Native American college students from around the U.S. visited Ashwaubenon this week for academic competitions and to share their culture.
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Deep in the Northwoods, college students are studying to be nurses, teachers and accountants.

The College of Menominee Nation began 20 years ago as an alternative for both tribal and non-tribal members seeking higher education. Today, the school enrolls about 600 students at its main campus in Keshena and a branch in Ashwaubenon.

Students who attend Native American colleges say they enjoy smaller class sizes and an appreciation for tradition and culture. Students from around the country who attend tribal colleges joined at a conference in Green Bay this week. The gathering allowed ...

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