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Dina Horwedel, Director of Public Education, American Indian College Fund
303-426-8900, dhorwedel@collegefund.org

Colleen R. Billiot, Public Education Coordinator, American Indian College Fund
720-214-2569, cbilliot@collegefund.org

February 24: TCUs and Native American-Serving Institutions Webinar

Cheryl Crazy Bull of American Indian College Fund to Explore How Place-Based Education Transforms Native Students and Communities

Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, will present a webinar on February 24, 2022, from 1-2 PM Eastern Time (11 AM-12 PM  Mountain Time) about how Tribal Colleges and Universities and rural Native-serving institutions connect Indigenous students to their identity through place-based education. Through its focus on place and identity, these remarkable institutions foster the health and well-being of Indigenous students while focusing on a commitment to community. TCUs also provide a unique view for educators about how education can be transformative in challenging socio-economic environments.

The event is part of a series of professional development webinars sponsored by the Alliance for Research on Regional Colleges.

To register visit https://www.regionalcolleges.org/professional-development.

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