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Month: November 2012 Articles

Hilton Worldwide Grants $11,000 to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships

The American Indian College Fund received $11,000 from Hilton Worldwide for Native students studying hospitality, tourism, food services, or business at Blackfeet Community College, Mont.; Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Minn.; or Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, N.M. and those willing to intern with the company are eligible to apply.

Siblings in Science: Breaking Boundaries in Indian Country in the Name of Native Pride and Native Science

Growing up in an urban environment was not easy for us. A lot of nights we weren’t sure whether or not we would eat dinner. It was in the Eastside of London Ontario, Canada where the struggle of survival and the knowledge of the “real world” began. We were not exposed to our culture other than at powwows; we were not familiar with our traditional languages, nor did our family participate in ceremony. As adults we understand the power of ceremony, culture and prayer; this is something that we agree is beneficial if it is present every day.

Dera: Think ‘Skin

Growing up on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in south central South Dakota was a real experience. I have seen things that people only get to imagine as they read a book. Heck, some people in this country do not even know where South Dakota is.

Fund Ranks Amongst Nation’s Best Charities by Better Business Bureau

The American Indian College Fund, named to the BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance, was listed in their ad in USA Today as an American charity to whom you can “give with confidence.” We are proud to have earned this designation. We are serious about how we steward your donation to serve our students and tribal colleges.