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Month: May 2012 Articles

“Hats Off” to the Class of 2012

As many scholars celebrate their way across the stages at graduation many proceed with a sense of personal style and expression. I remember attending a graduation for the University of Notre Dame and there a row of graduates collectively spelled J.O.B.L.E.S.S across their graduate caps. Others, like a group of students from my own graduation at Texas Tech University, sent out messages honoring family or appreciation to those who helped them make this milestone accomplishment possible.

Home-going as a strategy for success among Haudenosaunee college and university students

Native American students find sources of strength in their families, communities, and culture. This article reviews the experiences of 26 Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) college graduates who lived in residence halls while enrolled in college. These students obtained college educations while remaining culturally centered by going home often, some said “every single weekend,” until they could transfer to an institution close to home and commute.

Graduations on the Warrior Trail

It is a great privilege when staff members of The American Indian College Fund are able to visit the tribal colleges and universities, as well as a chance to learn about our organization’s impact on Native communities first-hand. It is only my second visit to the state of Montana, and both times have been for The American Indian College Fund.

The Meaning of the Sacred White Buffalo

When a white buffalo calf, a male calf named Lightning Medicine Cloud, and its mother were slaughtered this week at Native-owned Lakota Ranch in Texas, Indian Country was outraged. This is because white buffalo are not only rare (according to the National Bison Association, just one out of every 10 million buffalo born are white), but they are considered sacred amongst many Native tribes.