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The fact that American Indian college students pursuing postsecondary educational opportunities have lower retention and completion rates than their peers is well documented. Additionally, the use of mentoring as a means of social support for AI students have been increasingly recognized as an important factor in a successful educational experience. The purpose of this transformative mixed methods study was twofold: to identity themes related to tribal college students’ perceptions of success and barriers that shaped their educational experiences through the use of photovoice and photo-elicitation, and to establish a relationship between students’ participation in a mentoring program and increased perceived self-efficacy.

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