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Flooding Disaster in Montana and North Dakota Impacts Tribal Colleges

By American Indian College Fund - June 2, 2011

  Eastern Montana flooding on Crow Reservation Hundreds of American Indians have been displaced from their homes across Montana…

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American Indian College Fund Honors David Kennedy in Portland, Oregon

By American Indian College Fund - May 13, 2011

On April 28th,  many of the Fund’s long time donors, the Fund’s board of trustees, a contingent of Wieden +…

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2010 American Indian Elders Dinner A Success

By American Indian College Fund - December 14, 2010

The local drum group played for the attendees. What has 544 legs, 544 arms, 277 mouths, and eats 140…

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2010 Flame of Hope Gala Raises $385,000 for Student Scholarships

By American Indian College Fund - October 14, 2010

For 15 years, the American Indian College Fund’s Flame of Hope Gala has been vital to raising money…

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Meet an American Indian College Fund Scholar

By American Indian College Fund - October 4, 2010

Attending the American Indian College Fund’s Flame of Hope Gala this October 14 in Denver, Colorado at the…

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Arriving at the College of Menominee Nation

By American Indian College Fund - May 26, 2010

We arrived in Wisconsin on this fifth and penultimate leg of our trip to an unseasonably hot and humid climate…

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Northwest Indian College – Day 2

By American Indian College Fund - May 22, 2010

After an amazing visit in Tulalip, Phillip and I continued north to Lummi where we had the great fortune of…

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Northwest Indian College Visit

By American Indian College Fund - May 21, 2010

This week the tribal college tour continued to Northwest Indian College. We recruited former College Fund Media Manager Phillip Hillaire…

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Salish Kootenai College Visit

By American Indian College Fund - May 13, 2010

ARRIVING ON DAY 1 We arrived in Missoula, Montana on Sunday May 9 on this leg of our video project.

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SIPI Commencement Ceremonies

By American Indian College Fund - April 26, 2010

I have been on my own since Jonas returned to Portland and I found myself on the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic…

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Institute of American Indian Arts visit

By American Indian College Fund - April 23, 2010

We made our way from Crownpoint to Santa Fe to visit the Institute of American Indian Arts, “the nation’s only…

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Navajo Technical College – Filming Trip

By American Indian College Fund - April 20, 2010

Yá’át’ééh We drove in to Crownpoint late Sunday evening, dragging in the inclement weather is synonymous with the season’s spring…

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Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars Honored

By American Indian College Fund - April 1, 2010

Making the transition to college is hard for anyone, but when a student is a first-generation college student, the transition…

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Congratulations to Our Tribal College Students of the Year and Dr. Robert Martin

By American Indian College Fund - April 1, 2010

Thirty-three tribal college students were honored at the AIHEC Student Conference in Chandler, Arizona for their achievements as being named…

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Ft. Lewis Tuition Waiver

By American Indian College Fund - January 21, 2010

We have been receiving calls and questions about the Ft. Lewis College (located in Durango, Colorado) tuition waiver and its…

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Intellectual Capital in Indian Country

By American Indian College Fund - January 15, 2010

This past week we spent two days hearing about the projects that the tribal colleges have been implementing over the…

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Elder’s Dinner Draws 200 Native Elders

By American Indian College Fund - December 15, 2009

Denver, Colo. – The Denver-based American Indian College Fund (the Fund) honored 200 American Indian elders in the Denver…

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Thank You for Making Our 2009 Flame of Hope Gala A Success!

By American Indian College Fund - October 28, 2009

Students at the 2009 Flame of Hope Gala in Denver, Colorado Neither, rain, nor sleet, nor 18 inches of…

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20th Anniversary Flame of Hope Gala Oct. 28

By American Indian College Fund - September 10, 2009

Irene Bedard, Benjamin Bratt and L.A. Lakers coach Phil Jackson, celebrity co-chairs of the American Indian College Fund’s 20th anniversary…

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American Indian College Fund Meets Colorado Community

By American Indian College Fund - June 8, 2009

The American Indian College Fund welcomed more than 200 business people and community members to the Colorado History Museum Thursday,…

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Think Indian public service advertisement campaign launches

By American Indian College Fund - January 26, 2009

The Fund is rolling out a new public service announcement campaign titled THINK INDIAN. The campaign tells the story…

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Chrysalis

By American Indian College Fund - November 28, 2007

The author at age 18. I received a letter from Ann Marie Donoghue from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center about…

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In A Good Way

By American Indian College Fund - July 11, 2007

It seems that wherever I go, I meet people who are interested in what we are doing here at the…

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