The TCUs’ core mission is to sustain tribal cultures, traditions, and languages, while bringing education, social, and economic opportunities to American Indians. Every initiative the TCUs pursue is in harmony with this core mission and all TCU programs and activities weave together to strengthen sovereign nations through excellence in tribal higher education.
According to the 2010 US Census, approximately 5.2 million self-identified American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) live in the U.S., of whom 2 million qualify for federal services.
"I have been told that my dream of helping other Native youth is ridiculous and that I should give up. I realized that negative comments won’t hold me back. I will make my dream a reality."