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NYC Indigenous Food Event April 30 Features Five Indigenous Celebrity Chefs

NYC Indigenous Food Event April 30 Features Five Indigenous Celebrity Chefs

On April 30, the American Indian College Fund will introduce New Yorkers to Indigenous cuisine at its New York City EATSS (Epicurean Award to Support Scholars) event from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at The Lighthouse Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York, 10011. President and CEO Cheryl Crazy Bull and her daughter and granddaughter will be on hand to discuss how a higher education is a revolutionary act for Native people along with their own transformative college experiences.

American Indian College Fund President and CEO to Host Webinar Series

American Indian College Fund President and CEO to Host Webinar Series

American Indian College Fund (College Fund) President and CEO, Cheryl Crazy Bull, will be hosting a three-part webinar series titled “Native Higher Education Insights.” Over the course of three sessions, she will cover what’s changed in the higher education environment post-pandemic and news from the various tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) and Native students.

College Fund in the News

Gray Magazine covers Trey Blackhawk, winner of the 2023 Tribal College Blanket Contest

Gray MagazineMar 26, 2024

Gray Magazine covers Trey Blackhawk, winner of the 2023 Tribal College Blanket Contest and discusses the importance of giving Native students this opportunity to share meaningful stories through design.

Jasmine Seeks Role as Voice for Her People and Environment as University of Michigan Law Student

University of Michigan LawOct 18, 2023

College Fund student ambassador Jasmine (Menominee) has long been an environmental activist in her community, which depends upon the environment for its economic livelihood. Today she is studying at the University of Michigan Law School to pursue a career as an attorney working in litigation and appeals after realizing that the aspect of the environmental movement that affects her the most is social justice.

Congratulations Dyani White Hawk

MacArthur FoundationOct 4, 2023

The American Indian College Fund congratulates Dyani White Hawk (Lakota), multidisciplinary artist and tribal college and university graduate, who was named a 2023 MacArthur Fellow. Read more about Ms. White Hawk, her prestigious achievement, and her art.

Higher Education Leaders Respond To Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling

ForbesJune 30, 2023

Forbes offers perspectives from several higher education experts on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action and shares hope for colleges and universities to still achieve diversity with a little bit of creativity.

Barack Obama says affirmative action ‘allowed generations of students like Michelle and me to prove we belonged’

Yahoo! NewsJune 30, 2023

In sharing his own experience with affirmative action, Former President Barack Obama also noted the American Indian College Fund and other organizations that support students who have historically been systemically excluded from pursuing higher education. Learn more in the article shared by Yahoo.

Native Bidaské (Spotlight): Emily White Hat Speaks About College Fund’s New Teacher Education Program

Native News OnlineMarch 30, 2023

Native Bidaské (Spotlight) is a live interview program on Native News Online, a leading Native media outlet. This week Levi Rickert, Publisher and Editor, interviewed Emily White Hat about the need for Native teachers as role models and leaders in their communities and the American Indian College Fund’s new program to encourage Native community members to enter the teaching profession.

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Student Biographies

Student Biography Samantha Maltais

(Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin)

Jasmine earned her Bachelor’s degree in public administration from the College of the Menominee Nation last May and began her studies at the University of Michigan Law School this fall where she will focus on environmental and constitutional law.

Student Biography Samantha Maltais

(Wampanoag Tribe)

Samantha is pursuing a degree in law from Harvard Law School and hopes dedicate her career to fighting for justice on behalf of Native people, who have historically lacked adequate representation.

Student Biography Jamie Artussee

(Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate)

Jerald is helping members of his tribe and community heal from generational trauma through mental health and substance abuse counseling. He believes his past struggles will help him offer better care to those in need.

Student Biography Jamie Artussee

(Muscogee [Creek] Nation)

Jamie is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in biology from the College of Muscogee Nation and hopes to educate her people on the importance of local, sustainable agriculture and stewarding a healthy relationship with the environment.

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