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Native American Heritage Month

Oral Tradition: A Tool for Knowing Who We Are

By American Indian College Fund - November 13, 2012

I spent summers with family in Kaibab. When my aunt would speak Paiute to me, I did not understand…

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Native American Heritage Month

Think Indian? Think Government

By American Indian College Fund - November 9, 2012

In 1961, during his inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy delivered the memorable line in which he emphasized,…

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Native American Heritage Month

Join Us in Celebrating, Donating in November

By American Indian College Fund - November 9, 2012

Native American Heritage Month is a great time to show your…

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Native American Heritage Month

Carrying on the Teachings

By American Indian College Fund - November 6, 2012

Yá’át’ééh, Shí éí Tó’aheedliinii nish?í, Persian éí báshíschíín. Kinyaa’áánii dashícheii dóó Persain dashshínálí. Lukachukai d???? íyisíí naashá, áádóó University of…

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Native American Heritage Month

Join Us in Celebrating Native Heritage Month

By American Indian College Fund - November 1, 2012

  November 1 marks the start of National American Indian Heritage Month. All month long we will we…

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Native Instructor Norma Marshall Shares Importance of a TCU Education

By American Indian College Fund - October 22, 2012

Norma Marshall of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma is a student adviser and instructor of Native…

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2012 Flame of Hope Gala Raises $650,000

By American Indian College Fund - October 12, 2012

Dance. Dream. Discover. The 17th annual American Indian College Fund (the Fund) Flame of Hope Gala raised more than…

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Advertisers Speak About Need for Diversity and Giving Back

By American Indian College Fund - October 10, 2012

Wieden+Kennedy founder and Advertising Hall of Fame inductee David Kennedy speaks about why his firm is committed to helping the…

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Native American Heritage Month

Audra Stonefish, Embrey Women’s Leadership Fellow, Shares Her Gratitude After D.C. Retreat

By American Indian College Fund - October 9, 2012

Embrey Women Leadership Group in Washington, D.C. Above, they begin their trip with a photo in front of…

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Our Vote is Our Voice

By American Indian College Fund - October 4, 2012

The Ritchie Center debate hall at the University of Denver hosted the first 2012 presidential debate, on Wednesday,…

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President Crazy Bull Visits South Dakota

By American Indian College Fund - October 3, 2012

On Monday October 1st, my husband Alex Prue and I enjoyed a beautiful drive from the He Sapa (Black Hills)…

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Tribal Colleges Rank as Top Degree-Producers for Native Students

By American Indian College Fund - October 1, 2012

For several years, Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine has listed the top schools that confer degrees to students of…

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Passion for Our People and Business Principles Make Successful Partnership

By American Indian College Fund - September 25, 2012

  Bruce DeBoskey, a Colorado-based philanthropic adviser for the DeBoskey Group, noted in a recent article in The…

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Meet Dwight, Our Student Speaker for the Flame of Hope Gala!

By American Indian College Fund - September 21, 2012

Every year the American Indian College Fund’s Flame of Hope Gala affords our supporters a chance to meet our…

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Native American Heritage Month

It’s Not Too Late, Join Us for the Flame of Hope Gala

By American Indian College Fund - September 21, 2012

Bunky is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is a ?ne artist, graphic designer,…

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Native American Heritage Month

Tribal College Hosts Early Childhood Teacher Education Kick-Off

By American Indian College Fund - September 14, 2012

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), one of the four grantees of the Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” grant initiative funded…

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‘Champions’ earn honors at United Tribes Technical College

By American Indian College Fund - September 13, 2012

Photo by Thomas Hatzenbuehler<>United Tribes News BISMARCK (UTN) – Champion dancers were crowned and an indigenous group from…

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President's Blog

President Crazy Bull Reflects On Her First Week at the Fund

By American Indian College Fund - September 12, 2012

American Indian College Fund President and CEO Cheryl Crazy Bull writes a blog titled The Native…

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Education as a Tool to Eliminate Poverty

By American Indian College Fund - September 6, 2012

An interesting article about how education helps eradicate poverty, and why the federal government should make it a priority.

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Native American Heritage Month

Woksape Oyate Projects Draws to a Close

By American Indian College Fund - August 29, 2012

After five years of building intellectual capital across Indian Country, the American Indian College Fund’s…

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Student Blogger, Therese: Gratitude

By American Indian College Fund - August 21, 2012

Expressing gratitude is a sometimes daily, sometimes bi-weekly ritual I practice. I am mindful to do this, especially when I…

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Student Blogger, Therese: Friends-Angels Among Us

By American Indian College Fund - August 15, 2012

During my summer season I have created some heart-fluttering, wake-up-smiling, indefinable memories with my friends, some of which have been…

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Student Blogger, Amber: Don’t Get Too Close

By American Indian College Fund - August 9, 2012

For the past month or so, I kept hearing rumors about bears walking around on the beach within city limits…

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Therese:The Summer Colors and Flavors of Indigenous Culture

By American Indian College Fund - August 6, 2012

A plethora of indigenous peoples and traditionally utilitarian and aesthetically captivating objects provokes inspiration for artists and is full of…

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Amber: My Reason for College

By American Indian College Fund - July 30, 2012

I got my bachelor of arts degree in elementary education on May 6, 2012 at the University of…

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Student Blogger, Therese: Come on, Get Happy

By American Indian College Fund - July 27, 2012

The title is a song that has been skipping in my memory since I realized my feelings trumped my view:…

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Sharing Stories through Imagery: Pathways to Improving Early Childhood Education in Native Communities

By American Indian College Fund - July 26, 2012

Four tribal colleges who are grantees in the Kellogg Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” Early Childhood Education Initiative met last…

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Student Blogger Amber: Summer Fishing

By American Indian College Fund - July 19, 2012

Amber holding a type of fish she caught known as “silvers.” My hometown, Unalakleet, is an Inupiaq village…

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Student Blogger Therese: Summer Pastimes

By American Indian College Fund - July 18, 2012

We all have our favorite activities and pastimes that magnify the summer season.  Among the most common are reading novels…

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Native Students Travel to D.C. for Forum about Minority Health Issues

By American Indian College Fund - July 13, 2012

From left to right are United Health scholars D’Ayn DeGroat, Justine Correa, Karen King, Sheridan Cowboy, Gwendolyn Wagner…

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Student Blogger Amber: Alaska Winters and Subsistence Living

By American Indian College Fund - July 6, 2012

I remember the cold winters we had in the past, but this winter most likely beat the record…

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Meet Therese, Student Blogger from IAIA!

By American Indian College Fund - July 3, 2012

I am Therese.  I just completed my first semester at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in…

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Meet Lee, Student Blogger and NASA Student Intern, Kennedy Space Center

By American Indian College Fund - June 28, 2012

My name is Lee. I grew up in Duluth, Minnesota and I’m an enrolled member of the Bois…

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Meet Amber, Ilisagvik College Student from Alaska!

By American Indian College Fund - June 18, 2012

Hello all! My name is Amber. My Inupiat name is Kapuqqaq (pronounced “ga-bu-kuk”). I am a tribal member…

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Montana Tribal College Produces Native Firefighters

By American Indian College Fund - June 13, 2012

One thousand firefighters are in the back yard of the American Indian College Fund headquarters, battling Colorado’s third largest forest…

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Liberian Refugee Finds New Home at Tribal College

By American Indian College Fund - June 5, 2012

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) graduate Reginnah Weah had a lot to celebrate last week. Reginnah…

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“Hats Off” to the Class of 2012

By American Indian College Fund - May 24, 2012

As many scholars celebrate their way across the stages at graduation many proceed with a sense of…

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Inside the College Fund

Graduations on the Warrior Trail

By American Indian College Fund - May 10, 2012

It is a great privilege when staff members of The American Indian College Fund…

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Native American Heritage Month

The Meaning of the Sacred White Buffalo

By American Indian College Fund - May 9, 2012

When a white buffalo calf, a male calf named Lightning Medicine Cloud, and its mother were slaughtered this week…

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Third Time Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator Makes American Indian College Fund Wise Investment for Donors

By American Indian College Fund - May 2, 2012

When Charity Navigator, the nation’s top charity evaluation system, awarded the American Indian College Fund (the Fund) a coveted four-star…

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New Pell Grant Policy to Hurt Non-traditional Native Students

By American Indian College Fund - April 23, 2012

Many non-traditional students reenter college many years after a first unsuccessful try at higher education. They may have been unsuccessful…

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AIHEC Student Conference Honors the Drum

By American Indian College Fund - April 12, 2012

It is always great to get out and meet our students. At the 31st annual…

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Technology Helps Youngsters With Native Language

By American Indian College Fund - April 10, 2012

You don’t have to wait until you are attending a tribal college to learn a Native language. There are now…

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Native students CAN fight diabetes

By American Indian College Fund - April 4, 2012

Many Native students are entering health care fields to stem the tide of diabetes that is engulfing Indian Country. However,…

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Native Students Honored at AIHEC Conference

By American Indian College Fund - March 28, 2012

Over the weekend the American Indian College Fund held two events at the AIHEC Student Conference. On Saturday night the…

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Stop by American Indian College Fund Booth at AIHEC

By American Indian College Fund - March 23, 2012

If you are a student attending the AIHEC conference in South Dakota, be sure to stop by the American Indian…

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Student Intern Bloggers Wanted!

By American Indian College Fund - March 22, 2012

We are looking for students to blog this summer about their internship experiences. Blogs would be for the duration…

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Kony 2012 Video Underscores Charities’ Need for Accountability to Donors and Communities

By American Indian College Fund - March 12, 2012

The Kony 2012 video, created by the nonprofit fundraising group Invisible Children, has touched a nerve with millions of people…

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We Honor Our Native Women Leaders: International Women’s Day

By American Indian College Fund - March 8, 2012

Did you know that 16 of our 33 accredited tribal college presidents are women? These warriors are on the…

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Like the American Indian College Fund on Facebook and Help A Student

By American Indian College Fund - March 6, 2012

One click of the mouse helps our students! Through the generous support of our partner, USA Funds, the American…

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Interested in a NASA Internship?

By American Indian College Fund - February 20, 2012

Outstanding American Indian students who are majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math field with at least a 3.0…

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The Making of Our Ad Campaign–See the Video

By American Indian College Fund - February 15, 2012

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to create a national advertising campaign? Wieden+Kennedy filmed a behind-the-scenes…

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American Indian College Fund Director, Joe Pytka, Receives One Club Honor

By American Indian College Fund - February 7, 2012

Contrary to the above headline, advertising legend Joe Pytka is most known for the hundreds of commercials he’s directed for…

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Northwest Indian College Team Selected for NASA Student Rocket Launch

By American Indian College Fund - February 6, 2012

Congratulations to Team SkyWalkers, Northwest Indian College’s (NWIC) team that will be part of this year’s NASA Student…

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Student Punished for Speaking Native Language

By American Indian College Fund - January 31, 2012

A Menominee high school student in Wisconsin was punished for speaking her Native language there. She was teaching other students…

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How Tribal Colleges Reverse Boarding School Native Education Legacy

By American Indian College Fund - January 27, 2012

Education was a tool used by the U.S. government to try to assimilate American Indians. This Week in Indian Country’s piece, “Schools…

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Tucson Schools Bans Books by Native, Chicano, and Latino Authors

By American Indian College Fund - January 23, 2012

Tucson schools are banning The reading list of removed books in minority education includes works by acclaimed Native American, Chicano…

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Scholarships Available! Apply Today!

By American Indian College Fund - January 9, 2012

The American Indian College Fund is the largest of minority scholarship providers for Native American students nationwide. Yet many qualified Native students…

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University of Colorado Board of Regents Lauds Richard B. Williams, President of American Indian College Fund, for Distinguished Service to Native Community

By American Indian College Fund - December 19, 2011

Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, was given the Distinguished Service Award…

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2011 Elders Dinner

By American Indian College Fund - December 13, 2011

  Indian Santa makes his way through the crowd bringing laughs and cheer to Denver’s community…

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Give a Native Child the Gift of Reading

By American Indian College Fund - December 9, 2011

American Indian children could benefit greatly from the gift of reading this holiday season. The statistics on Native high school…

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The Herman Lissner Foundation’s Remarkable Legacy Funds Native Business Scholarships

By American Indian College Fund - December 7, 2011

The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) received a remarkable gift this year. The Herman Lissner Foundation granted the Fund…

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Why Preserve Native Cultures?

By American Indian College Fund - November 30, 2011

Although November is Native American Heritage Month, for the American Indian College Fund, our tribal colleges, and our students, we…

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College Fund Helping the Native Community for the Holidays

By American Indian College Fund - November 15, 2011

  The American Indian College Fund has caught the holiday spirit. The Fund is holding its eleventh annual…

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Native American Heritage Month

The First Tribal College—Diné College

By American Indian College Fund - November 9, 2011

?The first tribal college was Diné College, located in Tsaile, Arizona, was…

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What’s In A Name? Fund Re-Names Scholarship Programs

By American Indian College Fund - November 8, 2011

To better reflect our scholarships and serve our students, you may notice a difference in our scholarship names. We will be migrating…

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Natives Bring Chocolate to World, Chocolate Company Helps Natives With Scholarships

By American Indian College Fund - November 7, 2011

Native cultures in what is now Mexico are credited for introducing chocolate to the world. The Mayan culture used chocolate…

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November is Native American Heritage Month!

By American Indian College Fund - November 1, 2011

Please join the American Indian College Fund and the Native students and 33 tribal colleges…

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Klatt: 2011 Tribal College Tours – Montana

By American Indian College Fund - November 1, 2011

As an employee of the American Indian College Fund (the Fund), I had the opportunity to participate in one of…

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Annual Flame of Hope Gala Raises More Than $300,000 for Scholarships

By American Indian College Fund - October 20, 2011

  With the Rocky Mountains serving as a backdrop, guests to this year’s gala brought energy to the Seawell…

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PSA Production goes to Oglala Lakota College

By American Indian College Fund - October 12, 2011

Our first day in South Dakota marked the arrival of account supervisor Hanna Nesper Newell, art producer Kimberly Wilder, creative…

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They’re Off!

By American Indian College Fund - October 5, 2011

On Sunday, October 2, members of the American Indian College Fund and our long-time advertising agency, Wieden+Kennedy, set out…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - September 23, 2011

This the tenth and final entry from the summer series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - September 6, 2011

This the ninth  part in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - August 31, 2011

This the eighth part in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship…

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Six Days In: Fund Supporter Dave Rogers Reports from the GR10 Trail in France

By American Indian College Fund - August 29, 2011

We should have paid more attention the first night in Bagneres to the sight of eight young guys limping down…

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Pyrenees Trekker Dave Rogers Hit By Storm on Trail

By American Indian College Fund - August 24, 2011

The night after the storm, I awoke to find my titanium tent pole bent from the wind. There…

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Fund Supporter Dave Rogers Heads into the GR10, A Rough Hiking Trail in the Pyrenees, to Raise Awareness About the American Indian College Fund

By American Indian College Fund - August 22, 2011

Rogers entering the Pyrenees trekking trail. “The local cattle don’t like interlopers on the Pyrenees trail,” Dave says.

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Fund Supporter Continues Last Year’s Great Pyrenees Challenge

By American Indian College Fund - August 17, 2011

It’s a year later and American Indian College Fund board member…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - August 10, 2011

As some of you know from visiting museums, not everything that is displayed on exhibit is owned by that particular…

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NPS Intern Works to Safeguard Puebloan Cultural Heritage

By American Indian College Fund - August 1, 2011

After reading through a few notebooks, I talked to my mentor and asking questions about things mentioned in…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - July 28, 2011

This is the fifth part  in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her…

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Guest Blog from Student Intern Wynette

By American Indian College Fund - July 22, 2011

This is the second entry from Wynette in a series of blogs from American Indian College Fund scholars…

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Guest Blog from Student Intern Wynette

By American Indian College Fund - July 18, 2011

Ya’a’teeh! My name is Wynette. I am a psychology and sociology major at Occidental College in Los Angeles,…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - July 15, 2011

This is the fourth part  in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her…

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New Font Proceeds to Benefit the Fund

By American Indian College Fund - July 14, 2011

It was only fitting. The font of creativity at the Fund’s Portland, Oregon-based ad agency…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - July 12, 2011

This is the third entry in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - July 7, 2011

Deanna’s Adventures in Camping on Her Internship I have never considered myself all that girly or high maintenance,…

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We Salute Our Summer Graduates

By American Indian College Fund - July 3, 2011

Graduation ceremonies were held all over Indian country the last several weeks. So many of our scholarship recipients have…

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Guest Blog from Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - July 1, 2011

Skano, everyone, and greetings from Mesa Verde National Park of Colorado.  My name is Deanna and I believe some…

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Tribal College Flood Relief Update

By American Indian College Fund - June 29, 2011

Friends, Thank you for your outstanding response to our Emergency Flood Relief Campaign and for your dedication to…

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Flooding Update – June 17, 2011

By American Indian College Fund - June 17, 2011

We still need your help. The flooding crisis is far from over and as the waters recede, they…

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Friday, June 10 Flooding Updates

By American Indian College Fund - June 10, 2011

The rain, plus heavy snowpack beginning to melt in the Rocky Mountains, has the Army Corps of Engineers increasing water…

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Tribal College Communities Battle Flooding

By American Indian College Fund - June 9, 2011

Thanks to your assistance to the American Indian College Fund’s Flood Emergency Fund, our tribal college communities…

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Majority of North Dakota on Flood Alert

By American Indian College Fund - June 9, 2011

Red Cross officials said today that sandbags are in place in Bismarck and the sourrounds and now the people are waiting for…

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Your Help Still Needed for Flood Relief!

By American Indian College Fund - June 7, 2011

Thanks to your support, the American Indian College Fund is raising money for immediate relief for flood victims in Montana and North…

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An Urgent Message About the Flooding from Rick Williams

By American Indian College Fund - June 3, 2011

Please watch this urgent message from the American Indian College Fund President Richard B. Williams about the need for emergency…

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Flood Waters Heading to Nebraska, May Impact Tribal College

By American Indian College Fund - June 3, 2011

The people of South Sioux City, Nebraska are preparing for flooding. The U.S. Corps of Engineers estimates about half of the…

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Flood Update: Montana, North Dakota Still Under State of Emergency

By American Indian College Fund - June 3, 2011

Dr. David Gipp, president of United Tribes Technical College, and others volunteer Thursday afternoon along the river near…

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Flooding Disaster in Montana and North Dakota Impacts Tribal Colleges

By American Indian College Fund - June 2, 2011

Hundreds of American Indians have been displaced from their homes across Montana and North Dakota. Little Big Horn College…

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