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Month: November 2011 Articles

Why Preserve Native Cultures?

Although November is Native American Heritage Month, for the American Indian College Fund, our tribal colleges, and our students, we celebrate Native heritage every day of the year. This is because our students and communities know what it means to be without Native culture, heritage, and language–because it was once U.S. government policy to assimilate American Indians, and eradicate these priceless facets of heritage. As a result, generations of American Indians were denied their birthright.

Coca-Cola Foundation Grants $250,000 to Continue Support for First Generation Scholars

The Coca-Cola Foundation is continuing its support of first-generation Native American scholars through a generous donation of $250,000 to the American Indian College Fund. The Coca-Cola Foundation First Generation Tribal Scholarship Program will continue to increase access to higher education and leadership development opportunities for tribal college students that are the first in their families to attend college. At least one scholar at each of the accredited tribal colleges is selected to be a Coca-Cola scholar.

Meet Ilisagvik College, the newest tribal college

With the formation of a home-rule government called the North Slope Borough in 1972, the Iñupiat people took their first steps towards regaining control of their lives and destinies, and founded Ilisagvik College to serve the residents of the North Slope Borough, America’s largest and most northern municipality in Alaska. Located in Barrow, Alaska, population 4,000, the college serves more than 89,000 square miles of the outlying Arctic tundra region that is unconnected by road or rail and ice-locked nine months of the year.

College Fund Helping the Native Community for the Holidays

The American Indian College Fund has caught the holiday spirit. The Fund is holding its eleventh annual Holiday Dinner to honor American Indian elders in the Denver on Tuesday, December 13 at the Church of All Saints, 2559 S. Federal Boulevard. Doors open at 4:30 and the dinner commences at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to American Indians age 55 and older.