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College Fund Hosts Indigenous Cooking Tasting and Exhibition with Denver Premier Chefs

By Dina Horwedel - August 20, 2019

September 17 Event to Benefit American Indian College Fund for Native Students Denver, Colo., August 13, 2019–Denver’s rich Native American…

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Navajo Technical University Student Explores NASA’s Space Flight Technology, and the History of Her Own Tribe’s Technological Journey

By David Bledsoe - August 5, 2019

As the country celebrated the 50th anniversary of humankind’s first visit to the moon, American Indian College Fund Student…

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SIPI Utilizes Online Learning Communities to Enrich Teacher Training

By Nikta - August 1, 2019

By Danielle Lansing, SIPI Early Childhood Faculty and Vibeka Mitchell, SIPI Early Childhood Learning Center Preschool Teacher For SIPI’s Early…

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Dollar General Grantees Delve into Community for Holistic GED/HSE Certification

By Dina Horwedel - July 23, 2019

By Hannah Gonzales, American Indian College Fund Programs Initiatives Assistant Click to view infographic and…

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2018-2019 American Indian College Fund Student Ambassadors Celebrate Successes

By David Bledsoe - July 15, 2019

The American Indian College Funds 2018-2019 Student Ambassadors represent some of the best Native students in the country. Recently,…

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Sinte Gleska University and Oglala Lakota College GED Programs Complete Site Visits

By Dina Horwedel - July 1, 2019

By Sherman Marshall, II, SGU Adult Basic Education Department Director Per its vision statement, the Oglala Lakota…

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Relationships: Children Discovering STEM with the World Around Them

By Dina Horwedel - June 21, 2019

by Robyn Bennett, SKC Early Learning Center Pre-school Teacher, Janet Jolly, SKC Early Learning Center Director, and Dr. Amy Burland,…

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With Few Role Models, Native Americans Struggle To Access Higher Education

By Dina Horwedel - June 19, 2019

American Indian College Fund President Cheryl Crazy Bull is interviewed for this California Public Radio story in which reporter…

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College Fund Scholar Joins Supporter Diet Coke to Promote Conversation About Labels

By Dina Horwedel - June 18, 2019

Diet Coke is removing its label from a select run of limited-edition cans to symbolize the launch…

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GED Program: Successful. Empowering. Needed.

By Dina Horwedel - June 10, 2019

by Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz Successful.  Empowering.  Needed. These are the words that Kateri Montileaux uses to describe the Community Continuing Education/GED…

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Free Webinar June 3 on College Fund’s College-Going Student Guidebook

By Dina Horwedel - May 22, 2019

Education professionals working with Native American high school students can attend a free webinar on Monday, June 3…

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Longtime College Fund Ad Agency Wieden+Kennedy Wins Webby Agency of Year Award

By Dina Horwedel - May 15, 2019

The Webby Awards honored Portland-based advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy as Webby Agency of the Year. The Agency of the Year…

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Entergy Supports College Fund with Scholarships for Fifth Year

By Dina Horwedel - May 14, 2019

A Native American dancer performs in Louisiana. Sometimes Americans forget that with more…

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Experiencing Math through Art: Weaving Connections with a Lac Courte Oreilles Elder

By Dina Horwedel - May 10, 2019

Dennis White addresses a crowded room of early childhood educators with stories about how math…

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American Indian College Fund Awards More Than $17K of “Think Indian” Grants to Support the Vibrancy of Native American Students Nationwide

By Dina Horwedel - May 8, 2019

The American Indian College Fund’s “Think Indian” Community Awareness program awarded seven non-profit, accredited colleges…

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American Indian College Fund Named a 2019 Top Colorado Workplace

By Dina Horwedel - May 7, 2019

The American Indian College Fund was awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Denver Post. Located just…

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College Fund Publishes Free College-Going Guidebook for Native Students

By Dina Horwedel - May 2, 2019

The American Indian College Fund, with generous support from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, is publishing an invaluable tool for Native…

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A Conference That Ignites Connections

By Dina Horwedel - April 25, 2019

By Govinda Budrow, Education Instructor, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College A team of in service and pre-service teachers…

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American Indian College Fund to Continue College Access and Success Program with $2.5 Million, Three-Year Grant

By Dina Horwedel - April 24, 2019

Native American and Alaska Native students are in a college-going and completion crisis. Research shows the national rate…

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Graduation: Celebrating Your Achievements and Your Culture

By Dina Horwedel - April 19, 2019

Join the conversation about Native graduation regalia on Tuesday, April 23 on Native America Calling. Matthew Makomenaw, Ph.D. (Grand Traverse…

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College Fund Celebrates 30 Years of Service to Native Americans Pursuing Higher Education

By Dina Horwedel - April 15, 2019

The American Indian College Fund is celebrating the 30th anniversary of providing access to a higher education for Native Americans.

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Student Success

Cankdeska Cikana Community College Student Sets an Example For Her Family, and Her Tribe

By David Bledsoe - April 11, 2019

Hello my name is Lisa Jackson. I am from the Spirit Lake Tribe and I attend Cankdeska Cikana Community College.

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SIPI Preservice Teachers Learn STEM Habits through Culturally Relevant Design Projects

By Dina Horwedel - April 10, 2019

By SIPI Early Childhood Education students Aubree Watson, Lila Platero, and Jonetta Damon SIPI interns Aubree…

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American Indian College Fund Staff Publish Article on Role of Place and Ecology in Tribal Colleges and Universities

By Dina Horwedel - April 3, 2019

International Review of Media From curricula to campuses, tribal colleges and universities, which serve communities…

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College Fund Honors Wieden+Kennedy Co-Founder David Kennedy with PENDLETON® Pathway Blanket

By Dina Horwedel - April 1, 2019

Pawnee-Yakama artist Bunky Echo-Hawk poses with the blanket he designed in honor of David Kennedy.

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College Admissions Scandal: Why Native Americans Are Not Surprised

By Dina Horwedel - March 30, 2019

Download Creating Visibility and Healthy Learning Environments for Natives in Higher Education…

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Navajo Technical University Student Finds Opportunity at Grace Hopper Celebration Women’s Tech Conference

By David Bledsoe - March 26, 2019

My name is Ariel Dolfin. I am a tribal college student at Navajo Technical University. Last year I was…

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Support the College Fund to Ensure Equitable Access to College

By Dina Horwedel - March 18, 2019

We find the actions of the parents in the…

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TOCC’s GED Program Is a Game-Changer

By Dina Horwedel - March 8, 2019

Living on an Indian reservation the size of a state and shuttling between three tribal college campuses and six satellite…

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 Minnesota Chefs Come Together for Higher Education

By Dina Horwedel - February 20, 2019

  Professional chefs participating in culinary event with President Cheryl Crazy Bull and Minnesota Vikings’…

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Meet Oglala Lakota College’s New Community Continuing Education/GED Program Team Members

By Dina Horwedel - February 19, 2019

By Kateri L. Montileaux, Director of Community Continuing Education/GED Program Oglala Lakota College has launched its Dollar General American Indian…

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Creating Visibility and Healthy Learning Environments for Native Americans in Higher Education

By Dina Horwedel - February 1, 2019

Download the Creating Visibility and Healthy Learning Environments for Natives in Higher Education Report…

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Early Child STEM Programs Grounded in Community Needs

By Dina Horwedel - January 25, 2019

By Amy Burland, Ed.D., Dean of the Salish Kootenai College Division of Education and Project Director for the Our People’s…

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Creating Visibility and Supportive Campus Environments for Native American College Students

By Dina Horwedel - December 3, 2018

Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. Native American college…

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Give A Gift With Meaning; Give With Confidence

By Dina Horwedel - December 3, 2018

Columnist Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times suggests giving a “gift with meaning” in his…

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College Fund/Dollar General Remove Obstacles for Students Seeking GED

By Dina Horwedel - November 19, 2018

By Kateri Montileaux, OLC Director of Community Continuing Education and GED The Community Continuing Education/GED department of Oglala Lakota College…

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Student Self Care – Student Success

By David Bledsoe - October 17, 2018

 Self-Care starts with understanding what nourishes you, and what exhausts you. Two College Fund Scholars – Marcus Red Shirt (Oglala…

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In Memoriam: Nate St. Pierre, TCU President and College Fund Trustee, August 13, 2017

By Amita Manandhar - August 14, 2017

Nate Saint Pierre, right, pictured with his daughter this past spring. Mr. St. Pierre passed away August 13,…

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Teachers Learn Techniques to Bolster Resiliency, Foster Classroom Connections

By Amita Manandhar - May 23, 2017

By Alicia Allard, Northwest Indian College Early Learning Center Director Native youth often face disproportionate challenges in their young lives.

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Where Do You Find Internships?

By Amita Manandhar - May 17, 2017

Sasha Rivers, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and a student at Salish Kootenai College in…

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Tribal College Students Embracing ECE Initiatives at NWIC

By Amita Manandhar - March 9, 2015

Things are moving fast at the Northwest Indian College and the Lummi community.  For the last three and a…

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President Crazy Bull Visits South Dakota

By Amita Manandhar - October 3, 2012

Expansion New classroom being built as part of expansion of OLC immersion school On Monday October 1st, my…

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Student Blogger Amber: Alaska Winters and Subsistence Living

By Amita Manandhar - July 6, 2012

Smokehouse with winter sunset in Unakleet I remember the cold winters we had in the past, but this…

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Meet Therese, Student Blogger from IAIA!

By Amita Manandhar - July 3, 2012

Therese is a student at the Institute of American Indian Arts I am Therese.  I just completed my…

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Native Students Honored at AIHEC Conference

By Amita Manandhar - March 28, 2012

Over the weekend the American Indian College Fund held two events at the AIHEC Student Conference. On Saturday night the…

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The Making of Our Ad Campaign–See the Video

By Amita Manandhar - February 15, 2012

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to create a national advertising campaign? Wieden+Kennedy filmed a behind-the-scenes…

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American Indian College Fund Director, Joe Pytka, Receives One Club Honor

By Amita Manandhar - February 7, 2012

Contrary to the above headline, advertising legend Joe Pytka is most known for the hundreds of commercials he’s directed for…

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Northwest Indian College Team Selected for NASA Student Rocket Launch

By Amita Manandhar - February 6, 2012

Congratulations to Team SkyWalkers, Northwest Indian College’s (NWIC) team that will be part of this year’s NASA Student…

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PSA Production goes to Oglala Lakota College

By Amita Manandhar - October 12, 2011

Rick Williams and Jake Locust set a plan for scouting locations in South Dakota. Our first day in…

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