Making a college campus welcoming for Native students starts with acknowledging the Indigenous people on whose traditional land the institution exists. Cheryl Crazy Bull (Sicangu Lakota), President and CEO of the College Fund, and Dr. Amanda Tachine (Navajo), Research and Evaluation Associate with the College Fund, share this recommendation and others on the radio program Native America Calling. 

Strategies for making Natives welcome and visible on campus were published in a new report by the American Indian College Fund titled “Creating Visibility and Healthy Learning Environments for Native Americans in Higher Education.” The report was spurred by an incident when a member of a Colorado campus tour called police because two prospective Native students ‘looked suspicious.’

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Creating Visibility and Healthy Learning Environments for Natives in Higher Education