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Month: November 2017 Articles

Factors influencing American Indian and Alaska Native postsecondary persistence: AI/AN Millennium Falcon Persistence Model

The purpose of this review of literature is to identify variables (Hart 1998), relevant to AI/AN postsecondary persistence, and to examine the relationship between findings and postsecondary persistence theories at 2 and 4-year institutions. An exhaustive review with selective citation was used to locate relevant documents.

Blanket Collection Produced with Iconic Pendleton® Earns the Colorado Non-profit Resourcefulness Prize

The American Indian College Fund was awarded the $10,000 grand prize in CPA firm Eide Bailly’s Resourcefullness Award 2017 for Colorado. An independent panel of judges from Colorado non-profits chose the College Fund based on its relationship with for-profit Pendleton Woolen Mills in creating Pendleton’s American Indian College Fund collection.

College Fund President Highlights Native Higher Education Needs on Comcast Newsmakers

Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, spoke on Comcast Newsmakers in Washington, D.C. in November about the need for strong support systems to further Native Americans’ academic and professional success. View the video below.

College Fund to Present National Forum on Culturally Relevant Early Childhood Education

The American Indian College Fund leads the nation in supporting development of culturally relevant early childhood education programs at tribal colleges and universities to secure the health and wellness of young Native learners and their families. Inspired by its work under its Restorative Teachings Early Childhood Education initiative, the College Fund will host the Tribal Indigenous Early Childhood Network (TIECN) Forum on November 15 at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.