November is Native American Heritage Month and the theme this year is “Guiding our Destiny with Heritage and Tradition.”
American Indians have made immeasurable contributions to our nation’s heritage and there are countless reasons to celebrate. You can celebrate with us by visiting our website often this month for fascinating articles, fun activities, delicious recipes, and exciting blog posts from guest writers.
Also, in the midst of this celebration please remember that for American Indians celebrating their heritage isn’t confined to one month. American Indians are striving to keep their wonderful culture and customs alive every day of every year!
And we have an additional reason to celebrate this month! A generous donor has agreed to match any gift, dollar-for-dollar, made to the American Indian College Fund between now and November 15th, up to $100,000, helping to send even more students to college.
Even as we celebrate, we remember just how important it is to continue our work together to ensure that American Indian students have the help they need to lift themselves and their communities through receiving a college education. We all know education is the bridge from poverty to sustainable self-sufficiency and American Indians living on reservations face harsh realities in life: devastating poverty, lack of educational opportunities, and unemployment rates as high as 90%. This reality exists 365 days a year.
So this November, we at the College Fund challenge you to support American Indian students… and learn more about the unique and special American Indian culture that has enriched our lives throughout our nation’s history.
DOUBLE YOUR DONATION! In honor of Native American Heritage Month, a generous supporter has offered to match ALL gifts up to $100,000! Please do what you can to help us by November 15!