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.
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.
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.
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.
Four national Native scholarship providers comprise the NNSP: the American Indian College Fund (the College Fund), the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the Cobell Scholarship Program administered by Indigenous Education, Inc., and Native Forward Scholars Fund.
May 1-7 marks the National Week of Action for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women. Indigenous people disproportionately go missing or are murdered in this country, including women, girls, men, boys, and two-spirit (LGBQT) relatives. The American Indian College Fund urges our communities and supporters to use this week for public healing and to demand accountability from governments and law enforcement for this crisis, while remembering those we have lost. We ask our supporters to create greater visibility of Native people and greater awareness of the issue so this is no longer a “silent issue.”
American Indian College Fund to Host NYC Indigenous Food Event Featuring Five Indigenous Celebrity Chefs
American Indian College Fund to Host NYC Indigenous Food Event Featuring Five Indigenous Celebrity Chefs May 2 EATSS Event to Benefit Native American College Students Denver, Colo., April 14, 2023--Can you imagine a world without chocolate, blueberries, or guacamole?...