National scholarship providers are often unaware of the special challenges American Indian students face when entering college. Tiffany Gusbeth, a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe and a Program Manager for the Full Circle Scholarships program at the American Indian College Fund, spoke at the National Scholarships Providers Association annual meeting in Charleston, South Carolina in October, providing an inside view about those challenges and tips and tools to help them succeed.
Month: October 2015 Blogs
Helping Native Youth Succeed With Culturally Responsive Education
Living conditions on American Indian reservations and in Alaska Native villages are often compared to those in third world countries. Substandard housing, limited access to health care, struggling schools, high unemployment and heavy reliance on social welfare systems have created a dangerous environment for Native youth.
College Fund President to Speak on Social Justice and Race Reconciliation Oct. 12
Community members interested in social justice for American Indians and race reconciliation can learn from Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. Crazy Bull will speak at the University of Colorado Denver’s Indigenous Peoples Day event October 12 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Tivoli Multi-Cultural Lounge at the University of Colorado Denver Campus in Denver.
Traditional Native Arts at the 2016 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries and Museums
In September of 2015, Bridget Skenadore, Native Arts and Culture Project Coordinator, presented at the 2016 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries and Museums conference hosted by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums (ATALM) in Washington, DC. The annual conference allows of an exchange of dialogue between Indigenous organizations, museums and libraries “who work to protect and advance cultural sovereignty
Nonprofit Tech Leaders to Learn from College Fund IT Pro
Nonprofit professionals nationwide can learn how to grow their careers as well as the best technology practices in the field from Joshua Bekerman, Information and Technology Services Manager for the American Indian College Fund. Bekerman has been invited to speak at the Blackbaud Conference for the Philanthropic Community in Austin, Texas October 26-28 for the third consecutive year.