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Month: June 2018 Articles

Study Explores Public Perceptions of Native People

We are excited to share the groundbreaking research findings and messaging guidelines from “Reclaiming Native Truth: A Project to Dispel America’s Myths and Misconceptions.” Chery Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, participated as an advisory committee member.

Persistence & Retention – 2018

Of all students who started college in fall 2015, 73.4 percent persisted at any U.S. institution in fall 2016, while 61.1 percent were retained at their starting institution. The persistence rate is the percentage of students who return to college at any institution for their second year, while the retention rate is the percentage of students who return to the same institution.

Statement on Forced Separation of Immigrant Children from Their Families

American Indians know the inter-generational psychological trauma that follows when children are removed from their families. Native children were forcibly taken from their parents by the U.S. government and were forced to attend boarding schools far away, losing their language, culture, and family ties, creating deep wounds.

How Colleges Can Welcome Native Students

American Indian College Fund President and CEO Cheryl Crazy Bull asks higher education institutions to address five areas to make college campuses more inviting to Native Americans.