November is Native American Heritage Month!

Nov 1, 2011 | Blog, Inside the College Fund, Native American Heritage Month

Please join the American Indian College Fund and the Native students and 34 tribal colleges and universities we support in celebrating Native American Heritage Month. You can get to know more about a tribal culture, history, language, and how the tribal colleges help to preserve them on our web site, Facebook and Twitter. Visit our YouTube channel , where we feature student and alumni interviews, celebrate our graduates, and provide an overview of the Fund’s work with the video Hope on the Rez.

In addition to contemporary information, we will also be sharing historical information and interesting facts about the contributions that American Indians have made to our America’s culture, traditions, politics, and even cuisine.

Happy Native American Heritage Month!

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