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Faculty Fellowship Helps Professor Nurture an Indigenous Teaching Style

Faculty Fellowship Helps Professor Nurture an Indigenous Teaching Style

Faculty Fellowship Helps Professor Nurture an Indigenous Teaching Style January 26, 2023, Denver, Colo. – Tashina Emery’s entire teaching philosophy was changed thanks to a fellowship from the American Indian College Fund. Emery, the Liberal Studies Department Chair at Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, says her Mellon Fellowship not only helped her to earn her second master’s degree in creative writing, but also helped her expand her offerings and perspective as an instructor in her...

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American Indian College Fund Scholarship Season Begins February 1

American Indian College Fund Scholarship Season Begins February 1

American Indian College Fund Scholarship Season Begins February 1 Prospective Applicants Invited to Attend Introductory Webinar January 24, 2023, Denver, Colo. – The American Indian College Fund’s (College Fund) scholarship season opens on February 1. Hundreds of scholarships are available for all areas of study under the Full Circle Scholarship Program, and students attending tribal colleges and universities can receive additional scholarship support with the program. Any Native American U.S....

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National Day of Racial Healing

National Day of Racial Healing

The National Day of Racial Healing in January helps citizens acknowledge how racism has harmed people and communities to enable collective healing in order to build a more equitable nation. Here at the American Indian College Fund, we believe one key aspect of racial healing is creating greater visibility and representation of Native people. Visibility does not shine a light solely on past injustices or ongoing systemic racism in the United States, but instead it rightfully acknowledges the...

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Grandma Ruth

Grandma Ruth

Savanah Smith Fort Peck Community College Student 2022-2024 Any time I think of the word Elder, my mind and my heart go directly to my paternal Grandmother, Ruth. Grandma Ruth was one of my absolute favorite people growing up, we lived with her from just after I was born until I was nearly 4 years old. I have so many memories with my grandma it's hard to choose a few to elaborate on. Some of my favorite things to do were to go “rummaging” -- getting up super early on a Saturday morning never...

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Flows in from the Stars

Flows in from the Stars

by Gerry Himmelreich Influence is a star term. Not astronomical in the sense related to the study of the positions and motions of celestial objects, but rather astrological with respect to how those star bodies move and position themselves in ways that affect people. It comes from Latin, influere. To flow into. An emanation from the universe that shapes a person. The understanding that stars and the universe hold this power makes sense. Long before western science articulated quantum theory or...

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Living Generously – How Values Guide Us

Living Generously – How Values Guide Us

Inflation and the economy have recently been in the news and discussed on social media. As someone who is part of a big family, I am only too aware, like so many of you, of the tensions between financial security and meeting the great needs of others. These were especially acute during the holiday season, and with the severe storms and the high costs of heating and food in the face of a long winter. But I am an optimist, and the actions of others have shown me that we have every reason to be...

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