Jeri’s first step to achieving her dream of serving and supporting Native youth is completing her high school equivalency degree at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University.
Travis Richard (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) has been named as the 2023 winner of the American Indian College Fund’s (College Fund) Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ Initiatives T-Shirt Design Contest. The goal of this contest was to raise visibility of 2SLGBTQ+ identity at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) as well as in Native communities.
With this, as Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ tribal college students, you might be right out of high school, and you might be returning much later in life. While the educational journey is not the same for anyone, the path of sorting through how you identify along the 2SLGBTQ+ spectrum will also not be the same for anyone. And while on that path, your understanding of your identity will likely change and evolve many times, and this is the experience of being alive.
My father passed away in the last of the 1980’s. After he died, my mom gave me some of his books. Among them was The Essentials of United States History (W. Mowry, copyright 1906, 1911, 1914). It is a school textbook, and my father stamped it with the date of 1937. He was a student at Rosebud Boarding School at that time.
This Father’s Day the American Indian College Fund is recognizing and celebrating our students who are also dads. Read one example of how student fathers are pursuing their educations while also serving as caregivers, role models, and more in their communities.
In her latest blog, American Indian College Fund President and CEO Cheryl Crazy Bull offers a statement on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Haaland v. Brackeen. Learn about the importance of this case not only in ensuring that Native children have the ability to be raised in their own communities but in reaffirming the sovereignty of Tribal nations.
In the summer of 2022, the American Indian College Fund (College Fund) provided initial funding to develop capacity building and knowledge sharing to support our Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ relatives both internally at the College Fund and externally at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs).
The American Indian College Fund congratulates Sherry Pocknett (Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe), who made history June 5 when as the first Indigenous woman to win a James Beard Award for culinary excellence.
by Dr. Chris Fried, Professor and Co-Project Director and Dr. Derek Stewart, Professor and Co-Project Director The Sitting Bull College early childhood education program was awarded the Ihduwiyayaypi: Advancing Indigenous Early Childhood Education grant from the...
In 2019, the American Indian College Fund teamed with the Native American Rights Fund to gather content Native American students need to work with school administrations in advance of graduation to ensure they can celebrate their graduations in a traditional way. We have updated this blog for 2023 but many of the principles are still the same.