Speaker Requests

Requests for Speakers

The American Indian College Fund staff speaks at events to share information about our mission, programs, services, and the students and tribal colleges we serve. To request a speaker from our organization for your conference or event, please share a bit about your needs by filling out the form below.

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.

Featured Research and Reports

Alumni of Tribal Colleges and Universities Better Their Communities

The Tribal Colleges and Universities #RealCollege Survey

College Affordability Study

Creating Visibility and Healthy Learning Environments for Native Americans in Higher Education