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Montana Tribal College Produces Native Firefighters

Montana Tribal College Produces Native Firefighters

One thousand firefighters are in the back yard of the American Indian College Fund headquarters, battling Colorado’s third largest forest fire in history, dubbed the High Park Fire. And there’s a good chance that several firefighters are American Indians, thanks to Salish Kootenai College’s firefighting program in Pablo, Montana.

Scholarship Recipient Karen King Featured on German Television

Karen King (Navajo), a nursing student at Diné College, was featured on German television station Deutsche Welle. King talked about the importance of a college education and how a scholarship from the American Indian College Fund is helping her meet her education goals. She also spoke about her desire to work in her own community after graduation.

Liberian Refugee Finds New Home at Tribal College

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) graduate Reginnah Weah had a lot to celebrate last week. Reginnah achieved her childhood dream by graduating with a degree in nursing. And Reginnah, a refugee from Liberia, a West African nation that went through a devastating civil war, may have also been celebrating the fact that she will sleep better knowing that her country’s former president, Charles Taylor, was convicted and sentenced to 50 years in prison by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, for crimes against humanity.