A child dips her feet in Wheatfields Lake on the Navajo Reservation at sunrise and wonders what lies beneath. A young boy walks through the forests of Menominee Nation, shaded by tall green trees, surrounded by the stories and history of this sacred environmental wonder.
American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Recipient, Charity Valentin (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe) has three children and lives in Hayward, Wisconsin. Like many students, she has followed a non-traditional path to college – returning 10 years after high school. Charity obtained her Associate’s Degree from Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
Today is National Voter Registration Day. Following are voter registration and voter issue tools to educate yourself and help engage others to get out the vote.
While we have always been citizens of our own nations since time immemorial it was not until 1924 when all American Indians born within the territorial limits of the U.S. were recognized as citizens, allowing us the right to vote. Today, a record number of Native candidates are running for office, making the 2018 election exciting. In early September, Indian Country Today reported that 52 Native American women are running for high-level positions in state legislatures, congress, and the position of governor.