Indigenous Visionaries


About The Program

The Indigenous Visionaries program builds upon the American Indian College Fund’s ongoing work of developing Native women leaders through education, mentoring, networking, and storytelling. Indigenous Visionaries connects students at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) with faculty in their area of study.

Within their academic disciplines, Indigenous Visionaries fellows engage in research and programming that builds on and expands their studies, mentored by tribal college faculty members with expertise in their field. Through this mentoring relationship, fellows participate in a community project, learn how to address tribal and local issues, understand what it takes to create change in a community, and experience possibilities for a potential career in their field of choice.

The College Fund’s goal is to develop Native women leaders who have a foundation in Indigenous knowledge, culture, and history, who are confident in their identities and stories, and who will bring visionary leadership to Native communities in the future.

Learn More About Our 22-23 Visionaries’ Stories >

Indigenous Visionaries Blogs

Articles and success from the College Fund programs team.

Bringing Native Voices to the National Conversation

Bringing Native Voices to the National Conversation

For Women’s History Month, the American Indian College Fund is featuring blogs about and by several of our outstanding scholars. This week we’d like you to meet Harley-Daniel Interpreter (Diné). Harley is an American Indian College Fund Indigenous Visionary Fellow who attends Diné College. For her fellowship, she is working on the Voter Educational Forum, a student-led event to inform and educate her tribal members about voting as a fundamental responsibility.

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Thank you to our Grantees for supporting this program.

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

Salish Kootenai College

Diné College

Diné College