Tribal Colleges and Universities Program

Tribal Law Updates

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program – The Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) provides awards to Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native-serving institutions, and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions to promote high quality science (including sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, statistics, and other social and behavioral sciences as well as natural sciences), technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, research, and outreach. Support is available to TCUP-eligible institutions (see the Additional Eligibility subsection of Section IV of this solicitation) for transformative capacity-building projects through Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions (ICE-TI), Targeted STEM Infusion Projects (TSIP), TCU Enterprise Advancement Centers (TEA Centers), and Preparing for TCUP Implementation (Pre-TI). Collaborations that involve multiple institutions of higher education led by TCUP institutions are supported through Partnerships for Geoscience Education (PAGE) and Partnerships for Documentary Linguistics Education (PADLE). Finally, research studies that further the scholarly activity of individual faculty members are supported through Small Grants for Research…

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Notes from Dorcy’s Class

Dr. Craig Childress: Attachment Based "Parental Alienation" (AB-PA)

I’m a clinical psychologist.  A child rejecting a parent is an attachment-related pathology.  It is up to professional psychology to solve this family issue.  That’s our job.  That’s what we do.

Professional psychology is failing parents.  Professional psychology is failing the courts.  Professional psychology is not solving attachment-related pathology surrounding divorce.

It is up to professional psychology to solve this.


That being said… Dorcy is doing something intriguing.  Really intriguing.  I’m so enjoying Dorcy’s class.  As a clinical psychologist who’s a specialist in family healing, I’m absolutely giddy with excitement listening to the ideas Dorcy is introducing; she introduced incredibly powerful change agents already in the first two classes.  And the way she is weaving them is masterful.

Second class she introduces the mirror.  My goodness gracious, that’s an incredibly powerful change agent.  Self-reflection.  More.  The mirror unlocks the power of self-reflective insight.  

The world is so captivating…

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Former Clinton staffer putting up “The NRA is a terrorist organization” billboards

Fellowship of the Minds

nra billboard

Well that will surely change hearts and minds. And no doubt drive up NRA membership.

From Fox News: A new controversial Florida billboard is targeting the National Rifle Association as a “terrorist organization.”

The anti-NRA billboard is funded by Claude Taylor, a former White House staffer for President Bill Clinton, through MAD DOG PAC, a political action committee that also erected billboards calling for President Trump’s impeachment in states across the country.

The Pensacola billboard plainly states: “The NRA is a terrorist organization.”

The PAC’s website sells a “March For Our Lives Rally Pack” for $50 that includes an “NRA Terror” T-shirt and rally signs with “Impeachment Now” buttons and bumper stickers ahead of the gun-control rally on March 24 following the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people.

Taylor plans to put up more anti-NRA billboards in red states across the nation. “With the GOP majority…

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Richard Dawkins says we should get over our ‘yuck’ taboo against cannibalism

Fellowship of the Minds

Add another voice to the growing pop culture “normalization” of cannibalism.

It’s Richard Dawkins, 76, the celebrated British evolutionary biologist and rabid atheist who says there’s nothing wrong about pedophilia and it’s our moral duty to kill the mentally retarded.

On March 3, 2018, referring to a news article in the Independent on lab-grown meat being on restaurant menus by the end of this year, Dawkins asks in a tweet if human meat can be grown, and calls the “taboo” against cannibalism a knee-jerk “yuck reaction” of a rigid moral absolutism:

“Tissue culture ‘clean meat’ already in 2018? I’ve long been looking forward to this. What if human meat is grown? Could we overcome our taboo against cannibalism? An interesting test case for consequentialist morality versus ‘yuck reaction’ absolutism.”

Note:Consequentialism is a school of thought that says the morality of an action depends on the consequences it creates…

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