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Inside the College Fund

Diane: Working for Education, Tradition, and Culture of Native People

By Amita Manandhar - April 19, 2018

Walmart knows that providing outstanding students with scholarships is just one of the stepping stones students need to succeed. Opportunities…

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Inside the College Fund

Little Big Horn College President Honored at Annual Student Celebration

By Amita Manandhar - March 30, 2016

Dr. David Yarlott, President of Little Big Horn College, Crow Agency, Mont., honored by American Indian College Fund…

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Student Success

Wal-Mart Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Gives Students Personal and Professional Development Opportunities

By Amita Manandhar - December 19, 2015

Keri and Katie attending the NIEA conference on behalf of the College Fund and the Walmart Foundation  …

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President's Blog

Helping Native Youth Succeed With Culturally Responsive Education

By Amita Manandhar - October 7, 2015

Living conditions on American Indian reservations and in Alaska Native villages are often compared to those in third…

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Our Programs

College4Kids Program Features Pigs, Pancakes and Maple

By Amita Manandhar - April 10, 2015

If you give a pig a pancake — oh, the adventure you will have!  Maple sugaring was the theme for…

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Our Programs

NWIC Brings Family Engagement to Lummi Community

By Amita Manandhar - February 20, 2015

Our first Family Engagement activity was an Ey’ Snat Family Fun Night in September held in conjunction with…

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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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Student Success

One the Road Again: Montana Tribal College Fair

By Amita Manandhar - January 31, 2015

We are on the road again in Montana for the 2015 Montana Tribal College…

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Student Success

Walmart Foundation Scholarship Student Discovers New Horizons

By Amita Manandhar - January 29, 2015

Guest blog post by Ashley, a Pre-Health, Pre-Nursing student at Salish Kootenai College I was chosen to attend the American…

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Our Programs

SIPI’s Native Harvest Feast Creates Sharing, Community Bonds

By Amita Manandhar - December 1, 2014

Thanksgiving is a time of sharing and community bonding. The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) Youth Development Incorporated (YDI)…

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Our Programs

SIPI’s Ke’ Family Engagement Initiative Pumpkin Patch

By Amita Manandhar - November 1, 2014

Every year for Halloween, families and communities come together to give children an experience of laughter, festivities, and pumpkin…

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Our Programs

Wakanyeja Early Childhood Education Initiative Goes International

By Amita Manandhar - March 14, 2014

The Wakanyeja Early Childhood Education (ECE) Initiative celebrates another…

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Student Success

Student Blogger Ulrick: Songs of Tribute Echo in Laughter

By Amita Manandhar - January 13, 2014

Over the past month I’ve been stressed with the load of late homework because I’m a professional procrastinator, and…

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Our Programs

Program supported to build and strengthen Iñupiaq language

By Amita Manandhar - December 27, 2012

Ilisagvik College President Pearl Brower was presented with a Proclamation of Support for the Uqautchim Uglua (language nest) Program…

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Inside the College Fund

Dera: Think ‘Skin

By Amita Manandhar - November 28, 2012

Dera adorns a hand-made quill medallion at the annual AIHEC student conference in Rapid City. Growing up on…

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Our Programs

Tribal College Hosts Early Childhood Teacher Education Kick-Off

By Amita Manandhar - September 14, 2012

Sacred Little Ones Kickoff for the Early Childhood Education Programs at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. Southwestern Indian Polytechnic…

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