APS Foundation Provides STEM Education to Navajo Scholars through $100,000 Grant to American Indian College FundRead More
Two Native Americans Detained on Colorado Campus Tour, American Indian College Fund Urges Colleges to Make Institutions WelcomingRead More
Scholarship Program for Native Americans to Create Pipeline of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Professionals in North DakotaRead More
Chance Fletcher, Cherokee, Named First Recipient of Three-Year American Indian College Fund Law School ScholarshipRead More
American Indian College Fund Receives $600,000 Grant from Strada Education Network to Study Economic and Social Impact of Tribal CollegesRead More
American Indian College Fund Honors John “Jack” Bogle, Founder of Vanguard Group, at 2018 Flame of Hope Gala in New YorkRead More
American Indian College Fund 2018 Flame of Hope Gala to Help Provide Access to College for Native American StudentsRead More
“For the Wisdom of the Children” Program to Build Native Early Childhood Teacher Pipeline, Promote STEM in Early Childhood EducationRead More
Pendleton Introduces Two 2018 American Indian College Fund Blankets in Partnership With Wieden+KennedyRead More
The Andrew Mellon Foundation, American Indian College Fund, Team to Invest in Tribal College DevelopmentRead More
American Indian College Fund Early Childhood Initiatives Spur International Self-Determination Movement as Detailed in New ReportRead More
Blanket Collection Produced with Iconic Pendleton® Earns the Colorado Non-profit Resourcefulness PrizeRead More
College Fund Awards Four Tribal College and University Faculty Members Mellon Career Enhancement FellowshipsRead More
Black Hills State University in South Dakota Names Campus Building for Dr. Lionel Bordeaux, Longtime President of Sinte Gleska UniversityRead More
College Fund Study to Unlock Ways Tribal Colleges Help Native Students Succeed in College and CareerRead More
Three-Year Environmental Design and Stewardship Program to Restore Native Knowledge for Healthy EarthRead More
College Fund Convenes Educators from Across Nation to Explore Role of Indigenous Knowledge in EducationRead More
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) Professor Dr. Nader Vadiee, Ph.D. Wins WCET and GlobalMindED Digital Inclusion AwardRead More
Three Hundred Native American High School Students Will Get Help for College Preparation from The College FundRead More
Flame of Hope Gala with Indigo Girls Aims to Raise Funds to Increase American Indians with College DegreesRead More
Native Higher Ed. Professionals and Students Earn Top Awards from the College Fund and Adolph Coors FoundationRead More
American Indian College Fund President Honored By National Indian Women’s “Supporting Each Other” Inc.Read More
Book About Overcoming Racism in Community Colleges Features Work By Tribal College President Dr. Cynthia LindquistRead More
President Obama Appoints Early Childhood Expert to Board of Directors of the National Board for Education SciencesRead More
American Indian College Fund Teams Up With Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Alleviate Financial Barriers to College for TeensRead More
Native American Youth Programs Receive More Than $1 Million from AT&T to Help Students Graduate and Succeed in CollegeRead More
With help from the American Indian College Fund, Native students are learning how to navigate the path from high school to college and career. The College Fund’s Matthew Makomenaw (Grand Traverse Bay Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians) shares with the Center for Equity in Learning how the program is preparing students to succeed academically and in their careers.
Cheryl Crazy Bull on the Center for Equity in Learning blog. The piece is about our work at the College Fund with Native students and how we connect them to resources and advocacy and working to ensure they go to college in safe and welcoming environments while also understanding their historical experience and how that enters their goals as students.
Cheryl Crazy Bull interviewed about strengthening Native communities through higher education, by Eric Neutuch, NACAC Journal of College Admissions article, Fall 2018, Includes interview with Cheryl Crazy Bull.
College Fund named recipient of donation in legal settlement.
Game Site Apologizes For ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Leak, Pays £1 million Donation,
by Brian Crecente, Variety
College Fund’s College Pathways Manager Interviewed About How to Increase Native American Student Enrollment.
College Fund’s College Pathways manager interviewed in article about how to increase Native American student enrollment. Despite Obstacles, ASU Native Community Grows, by Nick Hedges, State Press (ASU)
Nearly a quarter of a century ago, members of Congress crafted legislation that allowed us to reach an important milestone in our nation’s effort to achieve equity in research, education, and extension.
On Oct. 20, 1994, 29 tribal colleges received land-grant institution status, giving them access to federal government resources, improving the lives of Native students through higher education, and helping propel American Indians toward self-sufficiency.
At Northwest Indian College, students in the Native Environmental Science program pursue that holistic approach to research. They work hands-on in the lab, early in their educational journey. And they communicate with indigenous communities, who help direct the focus of research.
The high court decided 6 to 2 Tuesday to leave in place a state law that requires residents to provide an ID displaying a residential address rather than a P.O. box number to vote. Republican lawmakers who pushed for the measure say the rule is designed to combat voter fraud.
President Cheryl Crazy Bull of the American Indian College Fund’s work cited in story about how TCUs are educating Natives nationwide while preserving Native cultures and languages.
Five years ago, Northwest Indian College began offering its tribal governance and business management bachelor’s degree. It has since become the most popular four-year degree program on campus.
CROWNPOINT, NM – On October 16, 2018, Navajo Technical University will sit center stage as Navajo Nation presidential candidates Jonathan Nez and Joe Shirley Jr. face off in the first presidential debate for the highest elected position on the Navajo Nation. The event, which is co-hosted by Navajo Times and KTNN, will begin at 5 PM in NTU’s Wellness Center.
Navajo Nation Broadcasting will be providing a live stream of the debate, which will be housed on NTU’s website. Watching rooms will be available in NTU’s Student Union Building to handle crowd overflow, and KTNN and 107.3 KCZY will be providing a remote broadcast.
Political booth space will be provided for candidates running for tribal, state, and federal positions, and there will be a designated area for protestors. Set up for candidates will begin at 4 PM. Doors for the debate will open to the public at 5 PM. NTU’s food truck will be onsite providing food services.
For more information about the 2018 Navajo Nation Presidential Debate or to reserve space for a political booth, contact Daniel Vandever at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through the National Science Foundation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP), the agency has awarded $14 million in grants to four tribal colleges and universities to establish Tribal Enterprise Advancement centers with a focus on science and engineering.
Northern Cheyenne historian shares tribe’s mysteries, from little people to serpents to the medicine wheel
In addition to working as an instructor at Chief Dull Knife College in Lame Deer, Tall Bull is also one of the keepers of the Cheyenne oral tradition.
Four tribal college presidents say their institutions are trying new methods to preserve — maybe even expand — the number of people who can read, write or speak their tribal language.
Robin’s story resembles that of many of our students in regard to her path to college and finding a home at a tribal college.
Universities have existed in the United States since Harvard College opened in 1636, but the first college run by and for American Indians didn’t open its doors until 1968. Even then, it was a struggle.
TCU Presidents Share 50 Year Vision: What Does the Future Hold for Tribal Colleges and Universities?
In 1968, tribal educators devised a new, revolutionary concept—a tribally controlled institution of higher education. This was a pivotal moment, not just in American Indian education, but for the sovereignty, self-determination, and cultural preservation of Native peoples. Considering how far tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) have come in a half century, Tribal College Journal asked tribal educators and leaders to look into the future and give us their vision of where they see TCUs 50 years from now, in the year 2068.
Agreement establishes this as the “Azhoogan Program,” incorporating the Ojibwe word for “bridge,”: Red Lake Nation College reaches dual-admissions agreement with Crookston
“Leech Lake Tribal College is as its name says a tribal college but that does not mean it’s strictly for tribal members. It’s open to anyone,” says Raymond Burns, the President of Leech Lake Tribal College.
Sitting Bull College has officially been approved through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. Classes for the program will begin in the fall 2018. In addition, Sitting Bull College will continue working toward full program accreditation from the Council for Social Work Education (CSWE). Koreen Ressler, Vice President of Operations is excited that the College continues to expand it Bachelor programs to meet the needs of the Standing Rock Reservation.
f a “good” is held to be common, then surely that decision must come from community. Too often the community’s role is unexamined in this regard, but the intentionality of one Native culture in defining and protecting the common good might serve as an example to us all.
Closing achievement gaps among students of different races, ethnicities, and financial backgrounds is a shared value that brings Achieving the Dream colleges together. In accordance with our equity statement, we commit to offering students what they need to succeed. But determining how best to do that is perhaps the most difficult challenge we face. As we think about equity and look for solutions, the philosophy and experience of some of the ATD Network’s newest colleges, the country’s 35 tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), offer valuable lessons.
Welcoming more Native American students to campus and offering support while they are there are necessary first steps toward eliminating systemic racism.
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Colorado State University is taking a barrage of flak after two Native American students who’d signed up to tour the campus were detained by police after the mother of another potential CSU attendee dialed 911 because their appearance disturbed her. But Cheryl Crazy Bull, president and CEO of the Denver-based American Indian College Fund, sees the university less as the cause of a disease than a symptom of one.