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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - July 7, 2011

Deanna’s tent could not withstand the May snowfall at her camp at Mesa Verde. Deanna’s Adventures in Camping on…

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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 worked…

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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

Volunteers from the local BIA assisting with food and cleaning supply distribution. Friends, Thank you for your outstanding response…

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Flooding Update – June 17, 2011

By American Indian College Fund - June 17, 2011

UTTC students helping the community prepare for the predicted flooding. We still need your help. The flooding crisis is…

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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

Flooding in Bismarck, N.D. Photo by Dennis Neumann of United Tribes Technical College. Thanks to your assistance to the…

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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

States of emergency have been declared for the state of Montana and 21 counties in North Dakota and two Indian reservations, including…

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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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Congratulations to Our American Indian Graduates!

By American Indian College Fund - May 19, 2011

Graduation time is upon us. All of us at the American Indian College Fund want to wish all of our graduating students…

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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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Native student intern bloggers sought for summer!

By American Indian College Fund - May 10, 2011

Are you a Native student working at an internship this summer? What: You will be paid $10 per blog entry…

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Boarding School Legacy Put in Context

By American Indian College Fund - April 26, 2011

Many people ask about the source of mistrust amongst Natives with formal education. Sadly, few Americans have heard about the…

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Check Out Our AIHEC Photo Coverage

By American Indian College Fund - April 19, 2011

It’s an amazing thing to be surrounded by hundreds, if not more than one thousand, American Indian college students attending a tribal…

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Poetry and How We See the World

By American Indian College Fund - April 12, 2011

What we see as “real” or “reality” is actually a reflection of our culture. The New York Times columnist David…

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Why Tribal Colleges Should Receive Separate Funding from the Federal Government

By American Indian College Fund - April 6, 2011

Representatives of the American Indian College Fund (the Fund) attended the Department of Education’s (DOE) Listen and Learn session in…

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Fox News Commentator Shows Ignorance About American Indian Issues

By American Indian College Fund - March 31, 2011

Fox News contributor John Stossel said last week no group has had more help than American Indians. On a rant…

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Don’t Forget to Apply for Your Scholarship!

By American Indian College Fund - March 21, 2011

We are continuing to take scholarship applications at aicf.nmcstaging.com for fall semester 2011. Deadline for special scholarships is May 31,…

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Racism Against Native Peoples is Not Dead; It’s Not Even Sleeping

By American Indian College Fund - March 9, 2011

In the post-racial society that President Obama’s election was alleged to have ushered in, it’s both sad and offensive to…

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Naming and Claiming Intellectual Capital Increases Self-Efficacy at Tribal Colleges

By American Indian College Fund - February 21, 2011

“Without question, Native peoples have always believed in education and its ability to draw out inner potential to promote self-sufficient,…

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Attention All Tribal College Alumni!

By American Indian College Fund - February 15, 2011

We are looking for alumni to share their stories with the American Indian College Fund. Where are you today? How…

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Tribes demonstrate true spirit of Native giving

By American Indian College Fund - February 7, 2011

Cultural misunderstandings often lead to stereotypes. The phrase “Indian giver” is a perfect example of that. This slang term for…

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A Cold Winter

By American Indian College Fund - January 31, 2011

Winter is hard on everyone. Travel is difficult if not dangerous, and the colder temps in a northern climate make…

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American Indian Leadership for the Future

By American Indian College Fund - January 21, 2011

This week marked the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth and leadership. In honor of King, Richard B. Williams,…

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Differing Versions of History

By American Indian College Fund - January 11, 2011

Tribal colleges allow American Indian students to explore Native narratives of science, history, and more.

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Natives Experience Culture Shock at Mainstream Colleges

By American Indian College Fund - January 3, 2011

Many Native students report experiencing culture shock at mainstream colleges and universities. Several institutions offer support to help guide them…

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Finals Week Letter for Our Students

By American Indian College Fund - December 17, 2010

It’s finals week, the penultimate time when all of the hard work (or lack thereof) of the semester makes or…

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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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Cobell Settlement Passes Congress

By American Indian College Fund - November 30, 2010

The American Indian College Fund is delighted at the news that Congress passed Cobell settlement, and about the creation of the $60…

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Welcome to Our New Blog!

By American Indian College Fund - November 23, 2010

We hope you are enjoying our redesigned web site. We welcome your feedback and ideas about its interactive features, content,…

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Fund Employee Recounts Haskell Indian Nations University Visit

By American Indian College Fund - November 4, 2010

by Lindsay Klatt As an employee of the American Indian College Fund, I recently visited Haskell Indian Nations University. This…

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Passing of Margaret Teachout

By American Indian College Fund - October 29, 2010

All of us at the American Indian College Fund would like to express our sincere condolences to David, Gerald, and…

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Tribal College Student Perspective: Speaking at the Gala

By American Indian College Fund - October 27, 2010

In addition to raising $385,000 for student scholarships, our Flame of Hope Gala on Oct. 14 presented our donors with…

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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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Vote Now to Help the American Indian College Fund Win Funding!

By American Indian College Fund - September 29, 2010

Please help the American Indian College Fund to win funding from American Express through Members Project®. You can cast your…

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Welcome Mellon Fellows!

By American Indian College Fund - September 9, 2010

The American Indian College Fund welcomes our new Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Faculty Research Program and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation…

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A Message to Our Students for the New School Year

By American Indian College Fund - August 31, 2010

Many of our tribal college students are back in school or are preparing to go back now. We at the…

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Calling All Tribal College Alumni

By American Indian College Fund - August 9, 2010

The American Indian College Fund wants your story! If you graduated from a tribal college or university and were an…

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Letter from a Supporter

By American Indian College Fund - July 27, 2010

I’d like to personally thank Sandra Beasley of Cleveland, Ohio, an unenrolled member of the Cherokee tribe who resides in…

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Summer is Time for Native Students to Prepare for School in Fall

By American Indian College Fund - July 14, 2010

Summertime. For many people across the nation, summer is a time to kick back, relax, and celebrate! But for many…

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Congratulations Graduates!

By American Indian College Fund - June 28, 2010

As June ends, the last of graduations at our nation’s 33 tribal colleges and universities are winding down. Our students…

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Native Students Thank You for Sharing Your Summer Bounty

By American Indian College Fund - June 24, 2010

June 21 marked the first day of summer solstice. Summer was traditionally a busy time among Native peoples, as sedentary…

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On the Road Again-South Dakota

By American Indian College Fund - June 14, 2010

Be sure to watch our blog this week as Jonas Greene and Jaime Aguilar set out for South Dakota to…

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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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Coaching and Investing in Our Students’ Futures

By American Indian College Fund - May 18, 2010

Most of us who have achieved a measure of success in our lives had someone special who believed in us—a…

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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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New Mexico tour continues

By American Indian College Fund - April 22, 2010

Hello all, a day late, but fresh from New Mexico! Production has really increased as we wrapped up in Crownpoint…

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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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American Indian College Fund to Film Video at Tribal Colleges

By American Indian College Fund - April 19, 2010

The Public Education team of the American Indian College Fund is on the road, filming students at tribal colleges and…

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Remembering Minnie Two Shoes

By American Indian College Fund - April 12, 2010

On April 9, the journalism world lost a fine journalist, activist, and teacher. Minnie Two Shoes (Assiniboine from the Ft.

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Wilma Mankiller Passes On

By American Indian College Fund - April 8, 2010

Our sympathies and best wishes go out to the friends and family of Wilma Mankiller, who passed on from…

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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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Heart Behind the Oval Scholarship Contest

By American Indian College Fund - March 12, 2010

Ford Motor Company Fund strongly supports higher education and community outreach. On March 15, 2010, we are launching a scholarship…

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Native STEM Students Thinking Indian

By American Indian College Fund - February 24, 2010

This week I have been made proud by a tribal college student and graduate in the STEM fields that are…

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President’s Day

By American Indian College Fund - February 15, 2010

I thought I would take the opportunity this President’s Day to reflect on what it means to be a good…

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Call for Contributors

By American Indian College Fund - February 2, 2010

In the next few months, we will be revamping this blog to reflect the voices of our students, our tribal…

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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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Happy New Year from the American Indian College Fund

By American Indian College Fund - January 4, 2010

As 2010 begins, we at the Fund wish all good things and every success for our supporters and our students.

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Happy New Year!

By American Indian College Fund - December 31, 2009

As we head into 2010, we at the American Indian College Fund would like to thank you for your support…

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Donate by 12/31/09 for Your Tax Deduction!

By American Indian College Fund - December 21, 2009

It’s not too late! You can still make a tax-deductible gift to the American Indian College Fund by 12/31/09. 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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Cobell Settlement A Dream Come True

By American Indian College Fund - December 14, 2009

The U.S. government has settled a long-running lawsuit over royalties owed to American Indians. The Interior Department will distribute $1.4…

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Need a Holiday Gift Idea?

By American Indian College Fund - December 7, 2009

It’s always hard to find the perfect gift for someone who has everything. One donor shared that instead of…

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Native Heritage Month

By American Indian College Fund - November 16, 2009

November is Native Heritage Month. Thanksgiving is often referred to as a time when Indian people came together with the…

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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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Gearing up to Celebrate 20 Years of Our Mission

By American Indian College Fund - October 26, 2009

This Wednesday marks our 20th anniversary Flame of Hope Gala. We are thrilled to be celebrating our 20 years in…

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Countdown to Our 20th Anniversary Celebration!

By American Indian College Fund - October 22, 2009

It’s less than a week away, and we hope to see you there. The Empress of Soul, Ms. Gladys Knight,…

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Guest Blogger: Thinking Indian

By American Indian College Fund - September 29, 2009

My name is Jennifer DeVerney and I work at Herzing University as an Intern and Employer Outreach Specialist with the…

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College Fund on the airwaves

By American Indian College Fund - September 24, 2009

American Indian College Fund President and CEO Richard B. Williams and Casey Lozar, Director of Corporate and Tribal Relations, will…

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American Indians Are Still Here-Guest Blog

By American Indian College Fund - September 20, 2009

We will be running a series of guest blogs about what it means to “Think Indian” in today’s world. This…

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20 Years of Support–Thank You!

By American Indian College Fund - September 15, 2009

On Sunday, we were thrilled to meet LA Lakers coach Phil Jackson and support a charity near and dear to…

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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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Calling All Bloggers!

By American Indian College Fund - August 10, 2009

We are looking for tribal college students, faculty, and staff who want to share their stories about what it means…

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Native American Journalism Association Celebrates 25 Years

By American Indian College Fund - August 4, 2009

Fund staffers Dina Horwedel and Jonas Greene had the opportunity to present information to the Native American Journalists Association about…

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Challenges of First-Generation American Indian Students

By American Indian College Fund - July 27, 2009

According to the Pell Institute, only 11% of first-generation students earn a degree within six years. There are many reasons…

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Leadership

By American Indian College Fund - July 20, 2009

This week the team at the American Indian College Fund embarks on a one-day retreat to recharge and regenerate, learning…

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Education is independence

By American Indian College Fund - July 6, 2009

After Independence Day, one thing strikes me: if American Indians are ever going to be free of poverty and being…

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The Politics of Ignorance

By American Indian College Fund - June 22, 2009

Check out my article on the political motives behing ignorance about Native Peoples at Indian Country Today. http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/opinion/46721207.html…

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Have You Helped A Student Today?

By American Indian College Fund - June 15, 2009

The New York Times ran a story Sunday about an organization that matches alumni and cash-strapped students at Harvard University.

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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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New Think Indian Television Spot Released

By American Indian College Fund - June 1, 2009

To continue the theme of our Think Indian public service print media announcements, our pro bono advertising partner, Wieden+Kennedy, has…

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Dan Wieden, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Wieden+Kennedy, Presented with CLIO Lifetime Achievement Award

By American Indian College Fund - May 18, 2009

The CLIO Awards are one of the world’s most recognized international advertising and design competitions honoring creative excellence and innovation…

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Why I Work at the American Indian College Fund

By American Indian College Fund - May 11, 2009

Non-Native American Indian College Fund staffer Dina Horwedel, Public Education Director, shares why she is passionate about the Fund’s mission.

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Congratulations to 2009 Graduates

By American Indian College Fund - May 4, 2009

A heartfelt congratulations to all of our TCU graduates from all of us at the American Indian College Fund. You…

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Portrait of a Desert Tribal College

By American Indian College Fund - April 27, 2009

This past weekend the board of directors of the American Indian College Fund had the opportunity to travel to Sells,…

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How Do You “Think Indian”?

By American Indian College Fund - April 6, 2009

I received a letter over the weekend asking me how “To think Indian is to cure diabetes with sacred food…

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American Indian Higher Education Consortium Meeting

By American Indian College Fund - March 30, 2009

As always, it is invigorating attending the American Indian Higher Education Consortium meeting. The tribal college presidents, professors, staff members,…

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See You at the Denver March Powwow

By American Indian College Fund - March 16, 2009

For those of our supporters in Colorado and ur friends coming in from across Indian Country, we are looking forward…

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New York Times columnist is “Thinking Indian”

By American Indian College Fund - March 9, 2009

In the Sunday edition of The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman shows how he is “thinking Indian.” He postulates…

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