Month: April 2011 Blogs

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Check Out Our AIHEC Photo Coverage

It’s an amazing thing to be surrounded by hundreds, if not more than one thousand, American Indian college students attending a tribal college or university. There is palpable pride and excitement in the air as students share their achievements; compete in debate and other competitions; present their films, artwork, and scientific research to their peers; and participate in traditional dancing and Native games.

Best Buy Establishes Tribal College Scholarship Program with $15,000 Gift

Best Buy donated $15,000 to the American Indian College Fund to provide scholarships to Native women studying science, technology, math or engineering at one of the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities as part of its Best Buy Tribal College Scholarship Program. The scholarship is part of Best Buy’s commitment to diversity and inclusion to increase the presence of underrepresented groups in the STEM fields.

Poetry and How We See the World

What we see as “real” or “reality” is actually a reflection of our culture. The New York Times columnist David Brooks writes about the importance of metaphor in speech, specifically in American English, and how it reflects our perceptions of the world.

Why Tribal Colleges Should Receive Separate Funding from the Federal Government

Representatives of the American Indian College Fund (the Fund) attended the Department of Education’s (DOE) Listen and Learn session in Denver, Colorado. All federal agencies were charged with developing an action plan and with fulfilling trust responsibilities to Native nations by connecting with tribes, according to Charlie Rose, DOE general counsel.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants $5,000,000 for Early Childhood Development Program

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced a grant award of $5,000,000 to the American Indian College Fund to establish four early childhood development centers to be located at tribal colleges and universities and serving Native children. The program, titled Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” Early Childhood Development Initiative, will span a five-year period and is intended to improve young Native students’ skill acquisition