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Month: January 2017 Articles

NWIC Restorative Teachings Holiday Cedar Weaving and Storytelling Event

On a blustery and bitterly cold December night Northwest Indian College (NWIC) Early Learning Center (ELC) welcomed families and community members to celebrate traditional plants and foods of the Coast Salish culture. In spite of the winter’s chill, the event was an amazing success, with nine enrolled ELC families and eight families from the Lummi community represented.

Sunny’s Campus Visit Reinforces Commitment to Continuing Studies

Sunny is a student at Leech Lake Tribal College in Red Lake, Minnesota. Through the help of the American Indian College Fund’s Native Pathways to College Transfer Program, she was able to travel to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota for a campus visit.

North Dakota Tribal College Receives Tipi for Cultural Learning Opportunities

The tipi, a gift from Travois, a Kansas City, Missouri-based consulting firm, was used to publicize “The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” exhibition at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. The tipi was donated to further awareness of its work, the TCUs, and Native cultures.  photo by Ryan RedCorn

College Fund Expert Lends Voice to Cell Phone Debate for Young Children

Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, Co-Director of the American Indian College Fund’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Senior Program Officer of Tribal College and University Early Childhood Education Initiatives, shared that cell phones are no longer merely communications devices, but are tools to access and exchange multiple sources of information. Parents must consider these factors while strategically monitoring and guiding children’s use of these tools.