Month: March 2011 Blogs

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Fox News Commentator Shows Ignorance About American Indian Issues

Fox News contributor John Stossel said last week no group has had more help than American Indians. On a rant on Fox & Friends, he decried the concept of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, wondering why there was no Bureau of Irish Affairs or other group. He then attributes this to the fact that America stole their land and violated many treaties, or is bound by those that it has honored.

The Estée Lauder Companies Establishes a Tribal Scholars Program with Inaugural Gift

The American Indian College Fund is proud to announce the establishment of The Estée Lauder Tribal Scholars Program with an inaugural gift of $11,000 for the 2011-12 academic year. This new program will provide ten $1,000 scholarships to American Indian students studying marketing, business, environmental science or a related field at the tribal colleges in Minnesota. The additional $1,000 will be utilized by the Fund to administer the program.

Don’t Forget to Apply for Your Scholarship!

We are continuing to take scholarship applications at for fall semester 2011. Deadline for special scholarships is May 31, 2011. For more details about the numerous scholarships we have available, check out our website.

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

In the post-racial society that President Obama’s election was alleged to have ushered in, it’s both sad and offensive to see that the racism and cultural superiority that thrived during Victorian times is still alive and well. There have been too many instances of racism like that which appeared in this La Quinta advertisement.

Pendleton Woolen Mills Continues Support with More Than $100,000 to the Fund

Since 1995, Pendleton Woolen Mill’s support of the American Indian College Fund (the Fund) has helped more than 400 students pursue their dreams of obtaining a college degree. Pendleton has continued its longstanding support by granting two gifts to the Fund. Pendleton’s first gift of $15,514.83 is from royalties generated from sales from a blanket line designed exclusively for the Fund.