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Indian Health and Tribal Colleges

By American Indian College Fund - April 6, 2017

Guest post by Mark Trahant The Republicans failed at their attempt to rewrite the Affordable Care Act. That’s good for…

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Connections That Create Health, Wellness and Security

By American Indian College Fund - March 15, 2017

The Iñupiat family engagement event was held at the Aimaaġvik Assisted Living Center to celebrate the season with the…

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What a Treat to See Scholars Receive Awards

By American Indian College Fund - March 10, 2017

Post by Kimberly Urish, a Major Gifts Officer at the College Fund Photos by Jason S. Ordaz – Institute…

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Achieving the Dream – Developing Data Capacity to Increase Success

By American Indian College Fund - March 10, 2017

Andreanna Benally, Data Entry & Survey Technician; Terrence Tso, Data Architect Specialist; Velveena Davis, Executive Director, Office of Institutional…

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Fellows Contribute to Sustainable Environment and Contribute to Communities

By American Indian College Fund - March 8, 2017

Our American Indian College Fund Building Sustainability Pathways fellows have a vested interest in environmental sustainability as well as…

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BIMAADIZIWIN: “A Healthy Way of Life” Through Family Fun Night

By American Indian College Fund - March 3, 2017

    An example of a “Family Fun Event Planning”, is the engagement of a mother and son working…

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Guide for Educators First To Feature Tribal College Professionals’ Work

By American Indian College Fund - March 2, 2017

Danielle Lansing, an instructor at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), a Tribal College in Albuquerque, New Mexico presenting culturally-based…

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President's Blog

Are Tribal Colleges A Product of School Choice or Segregation?

By Dina Horwedel - February 28, 2017

Are tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) the result of de facto segregation? Currently in higher education there is considerable…

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We Support Finding Solutions for Modern Challenges

By American Indian College Fund - February 22, 2017

Twilight view of Oceti Sakowin Camp near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on September 24, 2016. “We at the…

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Student Success

Student Blogger: “Remin-icing or Reality?”

By American Indian College Fund - February 17, 2017

Author’s Note: This throwback tale is a testament of how things have changed and how they have stayed the…

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Line Drawn: Standing With Standing Rock

By American Indian College Fund - February 3, 2017

by Deborah His Horse Is Thunder, Guest Contributor About the Author: Deborah His Horse is Thunder has worked for the…

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NWIC Restorative Teachings Holiday Cedar Weaving and Storytelling Event

By American Indian College Fund - January 31, 2017

Grilled salmon caught by Lummi fishermen was served at NWIC family engagement event. On a blustery and bitterly cold…

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Student Success

Sunny’s Campus Visit Reinforces Commitment to Continuing Studies

By American Indian College Fund - January 26, 2017

Sunny is a student at Leech Lake Tribal College in Red Lake, Minnesota. Through the help of the American…

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Early Childhood Expert Appointed to Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences

By American Indian College Fund - January 9, 2017

Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz is Co-Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Senior Program Officer…

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College Fund Expert Lends Voice to Cell Phone Debate for Young Children

By American Indian College Fund - January 9, 2017

Choosing whether to allow a young child to have a cell phone can be a difficult decision for a parent.

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Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College Makes Beautiful Changes Through the Restorative Teachings Early Childhood Education Initiative

By American Indian College Fund - December 23, 2016

Boozhoo (hello) from all of us here at the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (KBOCC). Fall is upon us and…

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Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe Community College Builds Critical Partnerships Through Community Based Training Through Brazelton Touchpoints Center

By American Indian College Fund - December 22, 2016

The American Indian College Fund supports four tribal colleges in work to strengthen Native early childhood education under the Restorative…

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Informational Texts Connect!

By American Indian College Fund - December 21, 2016

Cyndi Pyatskowit wearing Menominee bone necklace. Children read better and more when they have access to culturally relevant books.

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Empowering Young Lakota Learners Through Restorative Teachings

By American Indian College Fund - December 20, 2016

The Lakhól’iyapi Wahóhpi (Lakota Language Nest) is a 100% Lakota language immersion preschool located at Sitting Bull College in…

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Student Success

College Visits Build Perspective for Prospective College Students

By American Indian College Fund - December 12, 2016

My name is Dane Allapowa and I am a sophomore at Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC); a tribal college in…

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College Fund Honors Two Native Elders at Annual Dinner

By American Indian College Fund - December 9, 2016

The American Indian College Fund honors Della Bad Wound and Frank Sherwood, two American Indian elders from the…

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President's Blog

Civility, Complicity and Silence: Lessons from Our Ancestors

By American Indian College Fund - December 6, 2016

Right after the presidential election, I sent a message to our students urging them to practice self-care in the face…

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Student Success

Connection-Maker Leverages Education to Amplify Power, Help Others

By American Indian College Fund - November 18, 2016

My name is Joaquin Ray Gallegos and I am from the Jicarilla Apache Nation and the Pueblo of Santa Ana.

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The College Fund’s Post-Election Message

By American Indian College Fund - November 16, 2016

The American Indian College Fund’s mission is transforming higher education by providing American Indians with funding for access to a…

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Sitting Bull College Kicks Off Restorative Teachings Project

By American Indian College Fund - October 17, 2016

Lakól’iyapi Wahópi Lakota activity cards. The American Indian College Fund’s (College Fund) Tribal College and Universities (TCU) Early Childhood…

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Tribal College, Community Tackle Ways to Share Environmental Stewardship

By Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - October 10, 2016

The Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group, hosted by Haskell Indian Nations College, is in its tenth year. This year’s…

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President's Blog

Celebrating What It Means to Be Indigenous

By President Cheryl Crazy Bull - October 10, 2016

The sun rises along the countryside in rural South Dakota. This weekend I drove with my family across the…

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Student Success

Northwest Indian College Space Center’s Rocket Teams Win Trip to Kennedy Space Center

By Student Success Services - October 6, 2016

After capturing all of the awards possible at the 2016 First Nations Launch in Wisconsin this year, the Northwest Indian…

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Inside the College Fund

TCUs, Internships and College Fund “Steering Her on Her Journey”

By Staff of the American Indian College Fund - October 5, 2016

Student Profile: Robin School: Salish Kootenai College Robin’s journey from working in film to forging a career in the…

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Student Success

Top Ten things Native American Students Should Consider When choosing A College

By Student Success Services - September 20, 2016

Recently I was asked about the factors that make for a top college for Native Americans students. It is a…

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President's Blog

Woonspe – Education gives meaning to Mni Wiconi – Water is Life

By President Cheryl Crazy Bull - September 16, 2016

The flag of the Standing Rock Tribe flies on Sept. 7, 2016 near Cannonball, North Dakota. Indigenous people are…

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Community Supports Northwest Indian College Garden Curriculum

By Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - September 15, 2016

On August 4th, members of the Restorative Teachings Early Childhood Education Initiative Coordinating Team visited Northwest Indian College’s (NWIC)…

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Gardening Event Embraces Restorative Teachings

By Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - September 13, 2016

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute’s (SIPI) Restorative Teachings team gathered for our annual “Community Planting Event.” Every April for the…

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Inside the College Fund

Navigating College in Alaska

By Student Success Services - August 26, 2016

  Our Native Pathways team embarked on a trip to Alaska to visit Ilisagvik College and Barrow High School. I…

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Inside the College Fund

Tribal College Students Experiencing First National Party Convention

By Staff of the American Indian College Fund - July 26, 2016

Tribal college students and Native Scholars Waycen and Brook are at the Democratic National Convention with our partner AT&T…

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Inside the College Fund

College Fund Welcomes Three Summer Interns

By Staff of the American Indian College Fund - July 14, 2016

This year the College Fund welcomes three research interns to its staff. Internships, like scholarships, are an important piece…

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Inside the College Fund

Traditions for Native Grads more than Feathers, Moccasins and Regalia

By American Indian College Fund - June 17, 2016

Last week the 2016 graduating class at Salish Kootenai College (SKC) celebrated its graduation. Located on the Flathead…

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SIPI Launches Restorative Teachings Initiative

By Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - May 27, 2016

The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute’s (SIPI) Early Childhood program, together with the Youth Development Incorporated (YDI) happily launched…

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Northwest Indian College Restorative Teachings ECE Initiative, May 2016

By Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - May 27, 2016

Spring is in full bloom here at the Northwest Indian College (NWIC) Early Leaning Center, and the College Fund’s…

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Social Justice Through Education a Shared Sentiment for Empowering Nations

By President Cheryl Crazy Bull - May 27, 2016

Muscogee Tribal College Graduation I was inspired to see Hilary Pennington’s article, “Rethinking scholarships as social justice” in…

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Inside the College Fund

Tribe’s First Master’s Degree Recipient, Historian, and War Chief Dies at Age 102

By Staff of the American Indian College Fund - April 4, 2016

Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Joseph Medicine Crow shows a drum to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle…

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Little Big Horn College President Honored at Annual Student Celebration

By American Indian College Fund - March 30, 2016

Dr. David Yarlott, President of Little Big Horn College, Crow Agency, Mont., honored by American Indian College Fund with…

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Inside the College Fund

Stand With Native Students, Transform Lives

By American Indian College Fund - March 10, 2016

Cheryl Crazy Bull and the Native Scholars pose for a photo at the Flame of Hope Gala in New…

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Inside the College Fund

Minnesota Tribal College Embraces Commercial Tobacco-Free Health

By Staff of the American Indian College Fund - February 4, 2016

As an institution that seeks to honor and embrace their culture, Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) works diligently to model…

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American Indian College Fund A Sponsor of 2016 Montana Tribal College Career Fairs

By American Indian College Fund - February 1, 2016

The event is free and open to college students, high school students, nontraditional students, families, guidance counselors, and community…

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Student Success

Student Uses Knowledge, Power for Success

By Student Success Services - January 12, 2016

Marcella on the campus of Navajo Technical University. It’s hardly surprising that a story of strength and spirit will…

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Inside the College Fund

Emily White Hat Joins the College Fund as Project Manager of Native Arts & Energy Infrastructure

By Staff of the American Indian College Fund - January 4, 2016

Emily R. White Hat, J.D. has joined the American Indian College Fund as the Native Arts & Energy Infrastructure Project…

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Native Art Forms Persevere at Sisseton Wahpeton College

By Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - December 29, 2015

Bridget Skenadore, the American Indian College Fund’s Native Arts and Culture Project Coordinator, had the opportunity this week to participate…

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Diné College Museum Wins National Award

By American Indian College Fund - December 22, 2015

Diné College is a shining of example of how tribal colleges provide a high-quality education while serving as the caretakers…

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Student Success

Wal-Mart Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Gives Students Personal and Professional Development Opportunities

By American Indian College Fund - December 19, 2015

Keri and Katie attending the NIEA conference on behalf of the College Fund and the Walmart Foundation  …

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Student Success

Navajo Technical University’s Commencement Provides Glimpse Into the Future

By American Indian College Fund - December 19, 2015

NTU granted seven baccalaureate degrees at its Fall 2015 Commencement, one in Industrial Engineering and six in Early Childhood…

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Helping Native Youth Succeed With Culturally Responsive Education

By American Indian College Fund - October 7, 2015

Living conditions on American Indian reservations and in Alaska Native villages are often compared to those in third…

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Inside the College Fund

Traditional Native Arts at the 2016 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries and Museums

By American Indian College Fund - October 2, 2015

In September of 2015, Bridget Skenadore, Native Arts and Culture Project Coordinator, presented at the 2016 International Conference of…

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Intern Sees Stories in Numbers

By American Indian College Fund - August 27, 2015

Oki (hello).  I attended Blackfeet Community College for a year and a half, where I learned of…

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College Fund Research Intern Presents at National Family and Community Engagement Conference

By American Indian College Fund - July 13, 2015

Yá’át’ééh! My name is Cassandra Harden. I am a graduated from  Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) with an associate’s degree…

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Ké’ Family Engagement : It’s Too Easy to Get Caught Up in the Craze of Today’s World

By American Indian College Fund - June 15, 2015

Written by: Michelle Wilson Justin Guillory, president of Northwest Indian College . In the life of a parent, there…

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Pueblo of Jemez –Photo Voice Showcase

By American Indian College Fund - May 12, 2015

Presented by Alyssa Yeppa and Stacie Barney Introducing Lana Toya Our Parent Photo Voice team had the great…

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Wakanyeja Sacred Little Ones & K’é Family Engagement Initiative Presents: “SIPI YDI Community Planting Event”

By American Indian College Fund - May 11, 2015

  Blog By: Marissa Analla & Cassie Harden The Wakanyeja Sacred Little Ones and K’é Family Engagement Initiatives presents Southwestern…

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College4Kids Program Features Pigs, Pancakes and Maple

By American Indian College Fund - April 10, 2015

If you give a pig a pancake — oh, the adventure you will have!  Maple sugaring was the theme for…

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Emeritus Trustee Gail Bruce Honored by Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Multicultural Audience Development Initiative

By American Indian College Fund - March 13, 2015

American Indian College Fund emeritus trustee Gail Bruce was honored at a special reception on March 9 by the Metropolitan…

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Tribal College Students Embracing ECE Initiatives at NWIC

By American Indian College Fund - March 9, 2015

Things are moving fast at the Northwest Indian College and the Lummi community.  For the last three and a…

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NWIC Brings Family Engagement to Lummi Community

By American Indian College Fund - February 20, 2015

Our first Family Engagement activity was an Ey’ Snat Family Fun Night in September held in conjunction with…

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Student Success

Tribal College Week Brings TCU Students to D.C.

By American Indian College Fund - February 19, 2015

The AIHEC student delegation in Washington, D.C. at the National Museum of the American Indian during the AIHEC Winter…

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Native American Heritage Month

Traditional Native Arts Forms Building Capacity at TCUs

By American Indian College Fund - February 13, 2015

The American Indian College Fund has created a re-granting opportunity for Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) to enhance the capacity…

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Student Success

One the Road Again: Montana Tribal College Fair

By American Indian College Fund - January 31, 2015

We are on the road again in Montana for the 2015 Montana Tribal College…

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Student Success

Scholar Seeks Engineering Degree to Contribute to Community Needs

By American Indian College Fund - January 29, 2015

Charmayne (Navajo), a Navajo Technical University student studying Building Information Modeling and Walmart Foundation Scholarship recipient through the…

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Student Success

Walmart Foundation Scholarship Student Discovers New Horizons

By American Indian College Fund - January 29, 2015

Guest blog post by Ashley, a Pre-Health, Pre-Nursing student at Salish Kootenai College I was chosen to attend the American…

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College of Menominee Nation’s Ké’ Family Engagement

By American Indian College Fund - December 12, 2014

Family Engagement Activities—Lunching, Learning and Loving It! By: Cyndi Pyatskowit, College of Menominee Nation Project Director The…

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Denver Elders Honored at Annual Feast

By American Indian College Fund - December 9, 2014

The University of Denver Cable Center hosted the annual Elders Dinner. Christmas came early for close to 300 American…

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SIPI’s Native Harvest Feast Creates Sharing, Community Bonds

By American Indian College Fund - December 1, 2014

Thanksgiving is a time of sharing and community bonding. The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) Youth Development Incorporated (YDI)…

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Native American Heritage Month

Tribal Colleges Strengthen Family Engagement Through Early Childhood Education

By American Indian College Fund - November 14, 2014

In July 2014, The American Indian College Fund launched expanded efforts to support tribal colleges and universities in strengthening early…

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SIPI’s Ke’ Family Engagement Initiative Pumpkin Patch

By American Indian College Fund - November 1, 2014

Every year for Halloween, families and communities come together to give children an experience of laughter, festivities, and pumpkin…

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ECE Researcher to Present Poster at Native Children’s Research Exchange (NCRE)

By American Indian College Fund - September 19, 2014

The American Indian College Fund’s Wakanyeja Early Childhood…

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Shaping Native Early Childhood Education with Work and Commitment

By American Indian College Fund - September 17, 2014

This fall marks the final year of the initiative; reflection on the accomplishments of the four tribal college grantees spurs…

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Inside the College Fund

Meet Our Summer Interns

By American Indian College Fund - July 31, 2014

The 2014 American Indian College Fund Interns worked for seven weeks in the Office of Research and Special Projects.

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Student Success

Student Blogger, Ulrick talks about C.H.A.N.G.E.

By American Indian College Fund - June 6, 2014

Making a connection to your culture can be a struggle to the say least, but once you find it it…

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Code Talkers Preserving Freedoms by Preserving Languages

By American Indian College Fund - May 25, 2014

Choctaw Code Talkers Today, we pay tribute to those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms…

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Teacher of the Next Generation

By American Indian College Fund - April 30, 2014

Sasha Toribio, Zia Pueblo Hello my name is Sasha Toribio. I am from Zia Pueblo, located in Zia, New…

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Wakanyeja Early Childhood Education Initiative Goes International

By American Indian College Fund - March 14, 2014

The Wakanyeja Early Childhood Education (ECE) Initiative celebrates another milestone;…

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Student Success

Brennan- Keepers of the Menominee Forest

By American Indian College Fund - February 20, 2014

It is estimated the Menominee Nation had owned nearly 10 million acres which comprised of eastern half of Wisconsin, Michigan’s…

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Inside the College Fund

Test your Flu I.Q. and Find a Flu Vaccine Clinic Near You with the New Protect the Circle of Life Widget

By American Indian College Fund - February 5, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new flu vaccination widget for American Indians and Alaska…

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Student Success

Student Blogger Ulrick: Songs of Tribute Echo in Laughter

By American Indian College Fund - January 13, 2014

Over the past month I’ve been stressed with the load of late homework because I’m a professional procrastinator, and…

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Student Success

Welcome Our Guest Student Blogger!

By American Indian College Fund - November 27, 2013

Meet Ulrick Francisco, a social services major from Sells, Ariz. attending Tohono O’Odham Community College. Ulrick will…

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President's Blog

Crazy Bull: Why Tribal Colleges and Universities Matter

By American Indian College Fund - November 20, 2013

The 2013 tribal college presidents in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building. The week of…

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Inside the College Fund

Tribal College Brings Tradition to Life

By American Indian College Fund - November 7, 2013

Between July 15 and August 2, Leech Lake Tribal College held a Community Birch Bark…

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Inside the College Fund

Guiding Our Destiny with Heritage and Tradition

By American Indian College Fund - October 31, 2013

November is Native American Heritage Month and the theme this year is “Guiding our Destiny with Heritage and Tradition.” American…

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Inside the College Fund

Annual Flame of Hope Fundraising Gala Raises More than $400,000 to Benefit Native Education

By American Indian College Fund - October 10, 2013

The American Indian College Fund is projected to raise $550,000 support Native student scholarships at its 18th annual Flame of…

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Inside the College Fund

American Indian College Fund Annual Flame of Hope Fundraising Gala Raises More than $400,000 to Benefit Native Education

By American Indian College Fund - October 10, 2013

The American Indian College Fund is projected to raise $550,000 support Native student scholarships at its 18th annual…

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Inside the College Fund

College of Menominee Nation Big Day in Pre-K

By American Indian College Fund - September 1, 2013

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Sacred Little Ones program event brings tribal educators to Lummi

By American Indian College Fund - August 6, 2013

By Shelley Macy, NWIC Early Childhood Education Director On June 7, Lummi elders and community leaders,…

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Inside the College Fund

The Honor in an Honorary Degree – By Hattie Kauffman

By American Indian College Fund - July 8, 2013

On June 15, 2013 Eastern Washington University presented me with an Honorary Doctorate. Yes, we all know that honorary degrees…

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Sacred Books for Little Ones

By American Indian College Fund - June 13, 2013

Nestled between the Lummi Bay and Bellingham Bay in Northwest Washington State, four tribal college early childhood education programs brought…

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SIPI Early Childhood Student is accepted into the Charles Carl Program at Yale University

By American Indian College Fund - June 4, 2013

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) is proud to announce that Andrea Vicente, a student…

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Inside the College Fund

American Indian College Fund Hosts an Open House and Opening Night of “Open Identities” a Printmaking Art Exhibition

By American Indian College Fund - May 8, 2013

The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) is hosting an open house, Friday, May 17, 2013, at 8333 Greenwood Blvd.,…

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Inside the College Fund

Comcast Cares Day at the Denver Indian Center

By American Indian College Fund - April 30, 2013

On Saturday morning in Denver, the city got a respite from a month of freezing temperatures and several…

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Updates from the Wakanyeja Early Childhood Education Initiative

By American Indian College Fund - March 27, 2013

The ECED Special Topics course attended the Native American Child and Family Conference on Wed. March 20th at the Hotel…

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Inside the College Fund

Funders Meet Little Big Horn College President and Student

By American Indian College Fund - March 11, 2013

by Rachel Piontak On Friday, the Fund’s staff was given a rare treat: the opportunity to hear from…

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Inside the College Fund

Community-Oriented, Inspirational, Cutting-Edge Education

By American Indian College Fund - February 27, 2013

A Navajo Technical College (NTC) nursing student demonstrates in the lab during a tour for the American Indian College…

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Staff Reflects on First Experience at Tribal Colleges

By American Indian College Fund - February 18, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) and Navajo Technical College…

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President's Blog

Idle No More Brings Native Voices, Tribal Education to the Forefront

By American Indian College Fund - January 23, 2013

A group gathers for a round dance at the Colorado State Capitol on a cold Friday evening on Jan.

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