Just a few years ago, Conrad was a GED student at Oglala Lakota College. Now he is back in the same classroom as the tutor, using his lived experience and TCU education to support students continuing their own education.
Lionel R. Bordeaux, Wakinyan Wanbli, President of Sinte Gleska University for 50 Years, Departs for Spirit World
Lionel R. Bordeaux, Wakinyan Wanbli, (Thundering Eagle), age 82, an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Nation in South Dakota and the President of Sinte Gleska University, departed for the Spirit World on November 16. This is a tremendous loss for his family, Sinte Gleska University, the Rosebud Lakota Nation, and Indian Country. For all who knew him, he was a grounding force in stormy times; a paragon of goodwill, solidarity, and wisdom; and the heart and soul of the Tribal College Movement, the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and the American Indian College Fund, to which he was fiercely devoted.
CAP, American Indian College Fund Kick Off Series Demonstrating How Investment in Tribal Colleges and Universities Builds Stronger Native Communities.
In the first column in a series on Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), the Center for American Progress partnered with the American Indian College Fund to examine how expanded funding for Tribal colleges and universities would help protect highly endangered languages, address systemic poverty, ensure Native students have access to a wide range of careers, and upgrade school infrastructure to assure safe classrooms and housing for students.
The American Indian College Fund and Pendleton Woolen Mills, the international lifestyle brand headquartered in Portland, Oregon, are announcing they are accepting submissions for The Tribal College Blanket Design Contest beginning November 15. All American Indian and Alaska Native students attending a tribal college or university are eligible to submit one or several designs in the competition, which awards scholarships and cash prizes to the top three designers.
The American Indian College Fund team was saddened to learn of the passing of President Stephanie Hammitt. Our thoughts go out to President Hammitt’s family and friends, along with the faculty, staff, and students at FDLTCC. She will be missed.
As part of the American Indian College Fund’s Native American Heritage Month activities, president and CEO, Cheryl Crazy Bull, will lead a discussion of the book A Calm and Normal Heart with the author, Chelsea T. Hicks (Osage/Wazhazhe heritage).
In keeping with its mission to positively impact the lives of American Indians by supporting their higher education and career goals and to support Native-led research, the American Indian College Fund launched a post-baccalaureate fellowship program within its Research and Evaluation Department to explore the impact of its programming, research, and work enhancing the capacities of tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). Taylor Lucero (Laguna Pueblo) was selected to serve as the College Fund’s first Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in the program.
How do we reclaim what Indigenous education is in our communities? This is the question that Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Child Development program is pursuing. Here are four lessons we have learned along the way. A post by Govinda Budrow, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Ihduwiyayapi Project Administrator.
PORTLAND, Ore. (November 1, 2022) – Pendleton Woolen Mills, a global lifestyle brand headquartered in Portland, Oregon, announces the grand opening of the Pendleton Denver store on Thursday, November 10, 2022. Located in the heart of the RiNo district at 2650 Walnut...
American Indian College Fund to Host Twin Cities Food Event Featuring Five Indigenous Celebrity Chefs
American Indian College Fund to Host Twin Cities Food Event Featuring Five Indigenous Celebrity Chefs November 10 EATSS Event to Benefit Native American College Students October 31, 2022, Denver, Colo.-- Can you imagine a world without chocolate, blueberries, or...