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Sovereign Nations Series: Flags Symbolize National Identity for Tribal Nations and TCUs

June 14 is Flag Day, when the United States commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag, reflective of the status of the U.S. as a sovereign nation. The Stars and Stripes, recognizable throughout the world, prompted me to think about the symbolism of flags and their representation of national identity, such as that the U.S. flag represents. Tribal flags are also representative of sovereign nations. The celebration of Flag Day a suitable time to share insights into our history and our contemporary lives as Tribal people.

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Sovereign Nations Series: Flags Symbolize National Identity for Tribal Nations and TCUs

Sovereign Nations Series: Flags Symbolize National Identity for Tribal Nations and TCUs

June 14 is Flag Day, when the United States commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag, reflective of the status of the U.S. as a sovereign nation. The Stars and Stripes, recognizable throughout the world, prompted me to think about the symbolism of flags and their representation of national identity, such as that the U.S. flag represents. Tribal flags are also representative of sovereign nations. The celebration of Flag Day a suitable time to share insights into our history and our...

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The Mellon Foundation Awards $2,585,000 to American Indian College Fund

The Mellon Foundation Awards $2,585,000 to American Indian College Fund

The Mellon Foundation Awards $2,585,000 to American Indian College Fund Grant Supports Indigenous High School Students’ Paths to College, College Transfer Students, and College Retention Denver, Colo., June 8, 2022—The Mellon Foundation has awarded the American Indian College Fund $2,585,000 to support its Native Pathways to College Program. The College Fund created this culturally based program to increase first-time college enrollment after high school, retention, and graduation of American...

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Emily White Hat, American Indian College Fund VP of Programs, Delivers Proctor Academy 2022 Keynote Address

Emily White Hat, American Indian College Fund VP of Programs, Delivers Proctor Academy 2022 Keynote Address White Hat continues her father’s commitment to Native American education. May 31, 2022, Denver, Colo.— Emily White Hat (Sicangu Lakota), the VP of Programs at the American Indian College Fund and a member of the Proctor Academy board of trustees, delivered the keynote to the graduating class of 2022 on May 28. Emily, a 1994 Proctor graduate, is continuing her family’s commitment to...

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Elevate Your Voice, Register to Vote! 

Elevate Your Voice, Register to Vote! 

June 2, 1924: Anniversary of Day Native Americans Became U.S. Citizens  By Cheryl Crazy Bull  Today Indigenous people nationwide commemorate June 2, 1924, as the day when Native people became official citizens of the United States. To mark the occasion, I urge everyone in our communities to register to vote!  Voting is one of the most sacred rights of citizenship, and Native communities are impacted most by federal law. By making our voices heard in elections (and this year marks the federal...

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American Indian College Fund to Host Summer of Success Virtual Conference June 21-23, 2022

American Indian College Fund to Host Summer of Success Virtual Conference June 21-23, 2022

American Indian College Fund to Host Summer of Success Virtual Conference June 21-23, 2022 Free program is open to students from high school to graduate school and education professionals serving Indigenous students May 31, 2022, Denver, Colo.— Strategy, preparation, and a winning attitude are qualities that helped Damen Bell, a former professional basketball player, to succeed with the Boston Celtics. Bell, who is Haida, Tlingit, and Black, says these qualities also help students in their...

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Graduation: A Time to Celebrate Your Achievements and Culture

Graduation: A Time to Celebrate Your Achievements and Culture

Congratulations! Whether you are a high school graduate or you have earned a college degree, graduation time is right here. Graduates are lining up on stages across the country to celebrate years of hard work and receive their diplomas and college degrees. Many Native students choose to personalize their graduation regalia with Native cultural elements. Some replace the graduation tassel with a ceremonial eagle feather, which, in many Native American cultures, is a sign of high achievement....

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