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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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Student Success

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 Success

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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Student Success

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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