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Stand with Native Students in the face of the COVID-19 crisis

Month: January 2013 Articles

Idle No More Brings Native Voices, Tribal Education to the Forefront

Like many Natives and our allies across our Grandmother Earth, Unci Maka, I have joined the Idle No More movement, attending round dance gatherings, praying for Chief Theresa Spence and her supporters, sharing the stories I hear and read and perusing news and opinion pieces.

Retired NBA Coach Phil Jackson Sponsors Campaign for One Lucky Donor to Spend Day with Him

Phil Jackson sponsors fundraising campaign to raise money for Native scholarships to benefit the Fund–and one lucky donor will get to meet him April 12. The campaign is currently slated to end in March, with a winner being chosen March 27. Airfare and hotel are included in the trip. Donations are not required to enter for a chance to meet Mr. Jackson.

Protect the Circle of Life: Please Get a Flu Vaccine

The flu season this year started early and is hitting the U.S. hard. American Indians and Alaska Natives, including college students, are at high risk for getting the flu and developing serious complications. The time is now for people to benefit from getting the vaccine.

Uqautchim Uglua at Ilisagvik College

Ilisagvik College’s Uqautchim Uglua, or ‘language nest’ program, celebrated important milestones in 2012. The school introduced an Iñupiaq Early Learning Associate of Arts degree to meet the college’s goal to increase the number of indigenous certified teachers on the North Slope. This degree offers a holistic approach designed to support Native students in their learning experiences, has a traditional Iñupiaq emphasis, and meets accreditation requirements.