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Month: October 2015 Articles

College Fund Scholarship Expert Addresses Native Student Challenges

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.

The act of claiming higher education as Indigenous space: American Indian/Alaska Native examples

This paper examines the concept of claiming postsecondary education as Indigenous space using curriculum, American Indian student services, and digital media. The intention of this manuscript is to address the disparities that are the result of assimilative educational practices in higher education for American Indians and Alaska Natives by employing theoretical strategies grounded in indigenous epistemologies and implementing practices used in creating Indigenous community within the context of higher education to improve student matriculation

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.