Month: February 2011 Blogs

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Tribal College Tour Inspires Walmart Partner

Ronnette Smith is the Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs – Constituent Relations for Walmart, a corporate supporter for the American Indian College Fund (the Fund). As part of her duties, Ms. Smith had the chance three years ago to attend a tribal college tour of Montana with the Fund, visiting two tribal colleges there to learn more about how Walmart support was helping to change the face of American Indian education. Little did she know that the tour would also change her.

Sara Lee Foundation Renews Scholarship Sponsorship with American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund received a grant from the Sara Lee Foundation to continue Sara Lee’s Tribal College Scholarship Program for Women for the 2011-12 academic year. This program will continue to provide scholarship support to American Indian females that attend our nation’s tribal colleges and universities and are primary residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Attention All Tribal College Alumni!

We are looking for alumni to share their stories with the American Indian College Fund. Where are you today? How did attending a tribal college make the difference in your career? Please drop us a line and let us know how you are doing at

3 on 3 Legends Challenge to Benefit American Indian College Fund

Don’t miss an exciting chance to see the players who made the game of pro basketball hit the court to raise money for American Indian scholarships. Forty basketball legends will square off at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at USC Galen Center, 3400 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California. Seats are general admission. Cost of entry is a donation to the American Indian College Fund. The event is being sponsored by Pro Player Holdings LLC and Nike.

Tribes demonstrate true spirit of Native giving

Cultural misunderstandings often lead to stereotypes. The phrase “Indian giver” is a perfect example of that. This slang term for someone that renegs on a gift by asking for its return after giving it is rooted in stories from early Dutch traders who came to the new world as traders and businessmen.