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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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Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of American Indian College Fund, to Speak July 22 with Tribal Leaders Addressing Native American Intergenerational Poverty and Mobility

Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of American Indian College Fund, to Speak July 22 with Tribal Leaders Addressing Native American Intergenerational Poverty and Mobility Event Sponsored by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine July 15, 2022, Denver, Colo.— Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, will speak with other tribal leaders on Friday, July 22 from 12:00-2:15 p.m. ET online about how the harmful effects of living in poverty during...

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American Indian College Fund Releases Strategic Plan for 2022-2026

July 6, 2022, Denver, Colo.— The American Indian College Fund, a national non-profit organization with a mission of investing in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities, created its strategic plan for 2022-2027. The strategic plan was approved by the College Fund Board of Trustees at its fourth-quarter board meeting. The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) uses its strategic plan as a guide to achieve its mission and purpose. The organization...

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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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