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Month: October 2017 Articles

Meet Our Indigenous Visionaries

The Indigenous Visionaries initiative builds upon the American Indian College Fund’s previous work for a number of years developing Native women leaders, through education, mentoring, and networking. Indigenous Visionaries focuses on connecting students at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) with faculty members in their area of study.

College Fund Awards Four Tribal College and University Faculty Members Mellon Career Enhancement Fellowships

 Since 2004, the American Indian College Fund has awarded the Mellon Career Enhancement Fellowship to deserving tribal college and university (TCU) faculty who are in the final stages of their doctoral programs to complete the writing process of their dissertations.

Black Hills State University in South Dakota Names Campus Building for Dr. Lionel Bordeaux, Longtime President of Sinte Gleska University

Black Hills State University in South Dakota honored Dr. Lionel Bordeaux (Sicangu Lakota), President of Sinte Gleska University and the longest-serving university president in the United States, by naming a residence hall on its campus in his honor. Bordeaux Hall gives university students a view of Crow Peak, Spearfish Mountain, and Lookout Mountain, while providing them with a place to meet, study, and learn.

Gidakiimanaanawigamig’s Circle of Learning: A Model for Partnership between Tribal Community and Research University

Since 2002, the National Center for Earth-Surface dynamics has collaborated with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, the University of Minnesota, and other partner institutions to develop programs aimed at supporting Native American participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, and especially in the Earth and Environmental Sciences.