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What is STEM without Roots?

By Dina Horwedel - September 2, 2019

By Govinda Budrow, FDLTCC Education Faculty and For the Wisdom of the Children FDLTCC Project Director When it comes to…

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Gallup, American Indian College Fund Survey Report: Tribal Colleges and Universities Offer Unique Approach to American Indian Student Success

By Dina Horwedel - August 28, 2019

Download a copy of the report here. Affordable, Culturally Relevant Tribally Chartered Institutions Help…

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College Fund Hosts Indigenous Cooking Event with Premier Denver Chefs

By Dina Horwedel - August 20, 2019

September 17 Event to Benefit American Indian College Fund for Native Students; Tocabe Co-Founder Ben Jacobs to Serve as Host…

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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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Student Success

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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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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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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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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Inside the College Fund

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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Sinte Gleska University Connects GED Classroom to Community, Culture

By Dina Horwedel - March 26, 2019

In 2019 the Sinte Gleska University Adult Basic Education (ABE) Department began offering community-based learning opportunities. The program introduces and…

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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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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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Student Success

Student Spotlight: Alumnus Dakota Kahbeah

By David Bledsoe - August 23, 2018

American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship recipient Dakota Kahbeah is from Okmulgee, OK, and is a member of…

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College Fund Launches LGBTQ Awareness Initiative with Webinar Series

By Amita Manandhar - June 12, 2018

The American Indian College Fund created the LGBTQ webinar series to provide a resource…

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Embrace Native Heritage Month

By Amita Manandhar - November 10, 2017

Recently, I’ve been reflecting on how important it is to be able to identify myself using terms that are personal…

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

By Amita Manandhar - November 10, 2017

Native American Heritage Month is a special time of the year for us when we celebrate our history and heritage…

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Student Success

A Life-Changing Summer at Beacon Lodge Camp

By Amita Manandhar - September 5, 2017

Cara Paolicelli, right, worked with counselors from across the globe, who volunteered their time to help those with…

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President's Blog

A Video Message for Mark Zuckerberg

By Amita Manandhar - July 28, 2017

https://collegefund.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/DINA-CCB_Zuckerbergs_July-2017.mp4 Greetings to our friends and supporters. This week I shared a video message on social media for Facebook…

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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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College Fund Honors Two Native Elders at Annual Dinner

By Amita Manandhar - December 9, 2016

The American Indian College Fund honors Della Bad Wound and Frank Sherwood, two American Indian elders from the…

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President's Blog

Civility, Complicity and Silence: Lessons from Our Ancestors

By Amita Manandhar - December 6, 2016

Right after the presidential election, I sent a message to our students urging them to practice self-care in the face…

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Emeritus Trustee Gail Bruce Honored by Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Multicultural Audience Development Initiative

By Amita Manandhar - March 13, 2015

American Indian College Fund emeritus trustee Gail Bruce was honored at a special reception on March 9 by the Metropolitan…

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Student Success

Tribal College Week Brings TCU Students to D.C.

By Amita Manandhar - February 19, 2015

The AIHEC student delegation in Washington, D.C. at the National Museum of the American Indian during the AIHEC…

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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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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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University of Colorado Lauds Richard B. Williams for Distinguished Service to Native Community

By Amita Manandhar - December 19, 2011

Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, was given the Distinguished Service Award…

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Don’t Forget to Apply for Your Scholarship!

By Amita Manandhar - March 21, 2011

We are continuing to take scholarship applications at aicf.nmcstaging.com for fall semester 2011. Deadline for special scholarships is May 31,…

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