My name is Lee. I grew up in Duluth, Minnesota and I’m an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe. I’m a full student at Leech Lake Tribal College and will be entering my second year of college in the fall. I will be transferring to the University of Kansas to complete a degree in biochemistry.
Tarajean Yazzie Mintz, program officer for the American Indian College Fund’s Wakanyeja “sacred little ones” early childhood education initiative, will appear on a television program to discuss early childhood education and how programs that incorporate culture and community enhance student achievement.
Hello all! My name is Amber. My Inupiat name is Kapuqqaq (pronounced “ga-bu-kuk”). I am a tribal member of the Native Village of Unalakleet, located on the Northwest coast of Alaska. The community itself consists of roughly 750 people year-round.
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.
The Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” Early Childhood Education Initiative at the American Indian College Fund announces a partnership with the Yale Child Study Center at Yale University of New Haven, Connecticut, for an early childhood education institute at the end of this month to receive training in working with children and families with special needs.
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.
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.