Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes open college
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of of Oklahoma are the latest to join the tribal college movement.

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College opened this spring. Dr. Henrietta Mann, who is Cheyenne, is serving as the first college president.

Mann said the college grew out of a need to teach the Cheyenne and Arapaho history, culture, values and language. "Our culture has sustained us for a long time; that’s why it’s so important for Indian people to know who they are,” she was quoted as saying.

The college has 30 full-time students and 63 part-time students this semester.

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