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American Indian College Fund Hosting Online Book Discussion with Indigenous Author Mona Susan Power

American Indian College Fund Hosting Online Book Discussion with Indigenous Author Mona Susan Power

PEN Award–winning author Mona Susan Power, an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋna Dakhóta), will discuss her latest novel, A Council of Dolls, March 26 at 12:00 noon Mountain Daylight Time with Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. Registration is free and open to the public.

Fix FAFSA! (federal financial aid)

Fix FAFSA! (federal financial aid)

The Department of Education announced the week of February 5 that schools and agencies involved in financial aid will not receive FAFSA information—which determines student total financial aid offerings – until the first half of March. This will set college applicants behind another two months in their decision-making.

There is No “Respectful” Way to Use a Racial Slur

There is No “Respectful” Way to Use a Racial Slur

It is not enough to remove mascots publicly. We demand mascots be eliminated permanently on all fronts because mascots, words, and behaviors work to perpetuate old and harmful stereotypes about Indigenous people. Instead, we must celebrate and respect the vibrant role of Indigenous people in both American historical and modern times.

Affirmative Action Struck Down

Affirmative Action Struck Down

The American Indian College Fund is disheartened and concerned that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College will impinge on the equitable access to an affordable higher education for American Indian and Alaska Natives and other diverse student groups. We refuse to let this decision reverse decades of progress in educational achievement which has benefitted talented and accomplished Native students and other diverse students with the opportunity for an affordable higher education, along with their families, and their communities.  

American Indian College Fund President and CEO Co-Authors Chapter on Native Higher Education in the Northern Plains

American Indian College Fund President and CEO Co-Authors Chapter on Native Higher Education in the Northern Plains

American Indian College Fund President and CEO Cheryl Crazy Bull co-authored a chapter in the recently released book “On Indian Ground – A Return to Indigenous Knowledge: Generating Hope, Leadership, and Sovereignty Through Education.” This work, focused on the Northern Plains, is one of a ten-book series from Information Age Publishing that explores American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in different regions.

Why Native Histories Matter in the Classroom

Why Native Histories Matter in the Classroom

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.

College Fund Applauds Upholding of Native Sovereignty

College Fund Applauds Upholding of Native Sovereignty

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.

The Importance of Giving: Native Nonprofit Day 2023

As a Native-led and serving charity, the American Indian College Fund knows the importance of this day and the awareness it brings. Without the generosity of our partners and donors, we would not be able to offer more than 4000 Native students scholarships and other support services each year. But there is still a great deal of work to be done, not just for our Native students, but for our Native communities as a whole.