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

Month: January 2016 Articles

Gala Featuring Broadway Star Michael Cavanaugh to Increase Native College Graduates

Less than 13% of American Indian students have earned a college degree—half of the national average. You can help change that. The American Indian College Fund Gala will be held March 1, 2016 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers to support American Indian education.

Student Uses Knowledge, Power for Success

Marcella has not had an easy life. She was primarily raised in the boarding school of Rough Rock, Arizona, and says relationships, consistency, and stability were not guarantees during her upbringing. With help from a sister’s open door, Marcella is now settled into an enriching life in Crownpoint, New Mexico, where she and her husband live near a wide collection of family members.

Emily White Hat Joins the College Fund as Project Manager of Native Arts & Energy Infrastructure

Prior to joining the College Fund Ms. White Hat worked for Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, South Dakota as a project evaluator, where she oversaw and conducted research using a capacity-building approach to benefit regional tribal nations.

A second home: Indigenous considerations for campus housing

The experiences of Native Students in campus housing has had limited attention in scholarship, which restricts cultural understanding and opportunities to create inclusive living environments. College and university housing is well positioned to create a positive living environment for students. We raise concerns on how higher education institutions may inhibit Native students and their worldviews through common practices such as the resident assistant carousel interview.

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