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Aug 18, 2022 | College Fund, Press Releases

Save the Date! Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ Guided Discussion for TCUs August 26 10 a.m.-Noon MDT

Hosted by American Indian College Fund with Alfred Walking Bull of Walking Bull Storytelling + Culture

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August 16, 2022—The American Indian College Fund, in collaboration with Alfred Walking Bull of Walking Bull Storytelling + Culture, will host a Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ Guided Discussion on August 26th from 10:00 a.m. – Noon MDT. This free session is open to all Tribal College and University (TCU) administration, faculty and staff, students, and families and will provide an overview of the current landscape of Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ concerns. A question-and-answer session allowing participants to ask anything will be included.

To join the online Zoom session, please visit the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81518085411?pwd=L1B4SUI0WTJqbmtXdHBQeTMxTVM2UT09

The Meeting ID is: 815 1808 5411 and the passcode is: 429949.

Alfred Walking Bull (he/they), Hoyekiyapi (Calls for Them), the host of the session, is an enrolled citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. Based in Minneapolis, the ancestral homelands of the Dakota and Anishinaabe people, Walking Bull has a 20-year background in journalism, communications, organizing, and facilitation.

Alfred Walking Bull Hoyekiyapi (Calls for Them)

Alfred Walking Bull (he/they), Hoyekiyapi (Calls for Them)

His approach to facilitation, evaluation, and communications is rooted in the Intercultural Development Continuum, a concept of the Intercultural Development Inventory, to tailor developmentally appropriate curricula, exercise, reflection, and storytelling to meet the needs of his clients.

Alfred’s background also includes political organizing for elections, issues, and community. He identifies as gay, queer, Two Spirit and a person of faith in recovery. His hobbies include reading, designing, and percolating the perfect cup of coffee.

This is the first of many activities which is focused on supporting our Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ relatives, including a Virtual Knowledge-Sharing Series which is scheduled to launch in October 2022. The sessions will be focused on diversity in Indian Country and at TCUs with a focus on Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ relatives.

About the American Indian College Fund—The American Indian College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native higher education for 32 years. The College Fund believes “Education is the answer” and provided $15.5 million in scholarships and other direct student support to American Indian students in 2020-21. Since its founding in 1989 the College Fund has provided more than $259 million in scholarships, programmatic and community support. The College Fund also supports a variety of academic and support programs at the nation’s 35 accredited tribal colleges and universities, which are located on or near Indian reservations, ensuring students have the tools to graduate and succeed in their careers. The College Fund consistently receives top ratings from independent charity evaluators and is one of the nation’s top 100 charities named to the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance. For more information about the American Indian College Fund, please visit www.collegefund.org.

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