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The American Indian College Fund is excited to share that the U.S. Congress designated the week beginning February 28, 2021 as National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week. The College Fund serves the 35 accredited higher education institutions located on more than 70 campuses in 13 states across the nation, providing them with programmatic and infrastructure support.
Advocate for Native Representation in Education and Support Deb Haaland’s Confirmation as Secretary of Interior
Tell all U.S. senators that Representative Deb Haaland has the experience and leadership we need at the U.S. Department of Interior. The American Indian College Fund is joining allied Native organizations to advocate for Haaland’s confirmation as part of #DebForInterior Week of Action from Monday, February 22 to Wednesday, February 24. Join us during the #DebForInterior Week of Action to generate a groundswell of public awareness and support for Congresswoman Haaland for her confirmation.
Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund (the College Fund), was interviewed on Denver’s Mile High Living, a television segment on Channel 7 (ABC) in Denver that looks at the impact that local organizations are making in Denver, where the College Fund is headquartered, and the greater nation.
American Indian College Fund to Award 10 Tribal Colleges and Universities with Grants for Native Arts Enrichment and Expansion of Existing Programs and Curriculum Development
The American Indian College Fund is awarding $900,000 in grants to nine tribal colleges and universities for the two-and-a-half-year program to establish new Native arts programs and to expand existing Native arts programs at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs).
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Native American students studying at tribal colleges and universities located in remote, rural, reservation communities experienced food and housing insecurity and homelessness at much greater rates than other college students, according to the Tribal Colleges and Universities #RealCollege Survey report.
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