American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) have the lowest higher education enrollment numbers and education attainment levels for people age 25 and older of any ethnic or racial group in the United States. Matthew Van Alstine Makomenaw, Ph.D., the College Pathways Administrator at the American Indian College Fund, will share ways to develop a college pipeline for AIAN students at the College Board National Forum 2016 on October 27 in Chicago, Illinois.
The American Indian College Fund’s (College Fund) Tribal College and Universities (TCU) Early Childhood Education (ECE) Initiatives launched a new project called Restorative Teachings TCU ECE Initiative, a health and wellness initiative funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. The program is geared to build the physical and emotional health, strength, and well-being of early childhood learners. This initiative engages four TCUs in programming which includes partnerships with local ECE centers and tribal education partners.
Mills, an acclaimed-lifestyle brand headquartered in Portland, Oregon announces the release of an exclusive blanket to benefit the American Indian College Fund, the nation’s largest philanthropic effort supporting Native American higher education for more than 25 years. Naskan Saddle Blanket, a new release for 2016, represents the collaboration between Pendleton® and the College Fund to honor and reawaken a vital part of Native history.
This weekend I drove with my family across the plains of Colorado into the sand hills of Nebraska then journeyed over vast prairies into the tree-filled hills, through weather that ranged from warm sun to pouring rain and slush, and blowing snow settling into the chilly night of a fall day. I felt very indigenous, native, naturally occurring in place.
The Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group, hosted by Haskell Indian Nations College, is in its tenth year. This year’s annual meeting began with intention. The community was invited as a community to participate in two full days of dialogue, and all participants found their way to a fire that was kept burning for the duration of the gathering.
American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) have the lowest higher education attainment rates for people age 25 and older in the United States. Several American Indian College Fund professionals shared their expertise for improving Native student academic success at the 47th National Indian Education Association Convention.
After capturing all of the awards possible at the 2016 First Nations Launch in Wisconsin this year, the Northwest Indian College rocket teams were partially funded to the tune of $6000 for a VIP trip and tour at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Robin began her academic career at Diné College, where she graduated in 2014 with dual associate degrees in Diné studies and behavioral science in 2014. After completing her first research internship in Washington, D.C. she went home to visit her mother before starting classes for her bachelor’s degree at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA).