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Connecting, Learning and Growing: Native Arts Convening

By Dina Horwedel - November 21, 2018

The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) hosted a Native Arts convening in Seattle, Washington in September, 2018. Seven…

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Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Hosts Native Arts Workshops Based in Place

By Dina Horwedel - November 21, 2018

This is a collaborative series developed by the College Fund’s Environmental Sustainability, Native Arts and Early Childhood Education program initiatives.

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Place-Based Learning as a Framework for Building Native Student Success

By Kendra Teague - June 4, 2018

This is a collaborative series developed by the College Fund’s Environmental Sustainability, Native Arts and Early Childhood Education program initiatives.

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Navajo Rug Weaving: Learnings from the Loom

By Amita Manandhar - February 15, 2018

Bridget Skenadore, Project Officer of Native Arts and Culture at the American Indian College Fund, had the…

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Traditional Native Arts Sister Site Visit: Sitting Bull College’s Skirt-Making Workshop

By Amita Manandhar - February 8, 2018

The American Indian College Fund has hosted their second “Sister Site Visit” on January 6-8, 2018. Renee O’Kimosh, Project Administrator,…

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Traditional Native Arts Sister Site Visit: Learning From One Another

By Amita Manandhar - February 6, 2018

Master Artist, Joyce LaPoint leads the workshop on creating Faceless Dolls at Leech Lake Tribal College in November…

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Tribal College, Community Tackle Ways to Share Environmental Stewardship

By Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - October 10, 2016

The Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group, hosted by Haskell Indian Nations College, is in its tenth year. This year’s…

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Celebrating What It Means to Be Indigenous

By President Cheryl Crazy Bull - October 10, 2016

The sun rises along the countryside in rural South Dakota. This weekend I drove with my family across…

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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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Native Art Forms Persevere at Sisseton Wahpeton College

By Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - December 29, 2015

Bridget Skenadore, the American Indian College Fund’s Native Arts and Culture Project Coordinator, had the opportunity this week to participate…

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Pueblo of Jemez –Photo Voice Showcase

By Amita Manandhar - May 12, 2015

Presented by Alyssa Yeppa and Stacie Barney Introducing Lana Toya Our Parent Photo Voice team had the great…

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Wakanyeja Sacred Little Ones & K’é Family Engagement Initiative Presents: “SIPI YDI Community Planting Event”

By Amita Manandhar - May 11, 2015

  Blog By: Marissa Analla & Cassie Harden The Wakanyeja Sacred Little Ones and K’é Family Engagement Initiatives presents Southwestern…

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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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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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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 American Heritage Month

Traditional Native Arts Forms Building Capacity at TCUs

By Amita Manandhar - February 13, 2015

The American Indian College Fund has created a re-granting opportunity for Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) to enhance the capacity…

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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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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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College of Menominee Nation’s Ké’ Family Engagement

By Amita Manandhar - December 12, 2014

Family Engagement Activities—Lunching, Learning and Loving It! By: Cyndi Pyatskowit, College of Menominee Nation Project Director The…

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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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Native American Heritage Month

Tribal Colleges Strengthen Family Engagement Through Early Childhood Education

By Amita Manandhar - November 14, 2014

In July 2014, The American Indian College Fund launched expanded efforts to support tribal colleges and universities in strengthening early…

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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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ECE Researcher to Present Poster at Native Children’s Research Exchange (NCRE)

By Amita Manandhar - September 19, 2014

The American Indian College Fund’s Wakanyeja Early Childhood…

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Shaping Native Early Childhood Education with Work and Commitment

By Amita Manandhar - September 17, 2014

This fall marks the final year of the initiative; reflection on the accomplishments of the four tribal college grantees spurs…

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Meet Our Summer Interns

By Amita Manandhar - July 31, 2014

The 2014 American Indian College Fund Interns worked for seven weeks in the Office of Research and Special…

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Student Success

Student Blogger, Ulrick talks about C.H.A.N.G.E.

By Amita Manandhar - June 6, 2014

Making a connection to your culture can be a struggle to the say least, but once you find it it…

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Code Talkers Preserving Freedoms by Preserving Languages

By Amita Manandhar - May 25, 2014

Today, we pay tribute to those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms we all enjoy. Memorial Day…

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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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Brennan- Keepers of the Menominee Forest

By Amita Manandhar - February 20, 2014

It is estimated the Menominee Nation had owned nearly 10 million acres which comprised of eastern half of Wisconsin, Michigan’s…

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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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Crazy Bull: Why Tribal Colleges and Universities Matter

By Amita Manandhar - November 20, 2013

The 2013 tribal college presidents in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building. The week…

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College of Menominee Nation Big Day in Pre-K

By Amita Manandhar - September 1, 2013

The convening site was located at the Eighth Generation Store…

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Sacred Little Ones program event brings tribal educators to Lummi

By Amita Manandhar - August 6, 2013

By Shelley Macy, NWIC Early Childhood Education Director On June 7, Lummi elders and community leaders,…

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Sacred Books for Little Ones

By Amita Manandhar - June 13, 2013

Nestled between the Lummi Bay and Bellingham Bay in Northwest Washington State, four tribal college early childhood education programs brought…

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SIPI Early Childhood Student is accepted into the Charles Carl Program at Yale University

By Amita Manandhar - June 4, 2013

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) is proud to announce that Andrea Vicente, a student…

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Uqautchim Uglua at Ilisagvik College

By Amita Manandhar - January 10, 2013

Ilisagvik College’s Uqautchim Uglua, or ‘language nest’ program, celebrated important milestones in 2012. The school introduced an Iñupiaq…

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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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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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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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Native American Heritage Month

The Meaning of the Sacred White Buffalo

By Amita Manandhar - May 9, 2012

When a white buffalo calf, a male calf named Lightning Medicine Cloud, and its mother were slaughtered this week…

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