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TMCC: Increase Native American Preference Points In The Hiring Of The President

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As many know, the Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC) is in the process of hiring a new president for Turtle Mountain's Tribal College. Our college is one of the greatest assets of our community. Turtle Mountain fosters educated professionals that are capable and willing to lead this institution in a culturally sensitive manner. According to the Turtle Mountain Community College's website, the institutional philosophy is:

"Turtle Mountain Community College is a tribal community college with obligations of direct community service to the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribe. Under this unifying principle, the college seeks to maintain, seek out, and provide comprehensive higher education services in fields needed for true Indian self-determination."

TMCC is a key component in revitalizing the culture of our people. It is part of the mission to create an academic environment in which the culture and social heritage of the Turtle Mountain Band Chippewa is brought to bear throughout the curriculum. With a mission statement and institutional philosophy that incorporate the culture and social heritage, it is imperative that the President of this higher education institution understands the culture and social heritage in order to advocate for this institution.

The Native American Preference should be a significant component of the selection process. By signing this petition, you join the many students and community members that urge TMCC Leadership to increase the Native American preference in the process of selecting the President.

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