Native American Heritage Month

Inside the College Fund

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Us!

By Amita Manandhar - November 9, 2018

Since the early 1990s, November has been set aside to recognize the significant contributions of first Americans to the establishment…

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Inside the College Fund

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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Inside the College Fund

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

Connection-Maker Leverages Education to Amplify Power, Help Others

By Amita Manandhar - November 18, 2016

My name is Joaquin Ray Gallegos and I am from the Jicarilla Apache Nation and the Pueblo of Santa Ana.

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President's Blog

The College Fund’s Post-Election Message

By Amita Manandhar - November 16, 2016

The American Indian College Fund’s mission is transforming higher education by providing American Indians with funding for access to a…

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Our Programs

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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Student Success

Welcome Our Guest Student Blogger!

By Amita Manandhar - November 27, 2013

Meet Ulrick Francisco, a social services major from Sells, Ariz. attending Tohono O’Odham Community College. Ulrick will…

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President's Blog

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 of…

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Inside the College Fund

Tribal College Brings Tradition to Life

By Amita Manandhar - November 7, 2013

Between July 15 and August 2, Leech Lake Tribal College held a Community Birch Bark…

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Inside the College Fund

Guiding Our Destiny with Heritage and Tradition

By Amita Manandhar - October 31, 2013

November is Native American Heritage Month and the theme this year is “Guiding our Destiny with Heritage and Tradition.” American…

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Student Success

Siblings in Science: Breaking Boundaries in Indian Country in the Name of Native Pride and Native Science

By Amita Manandhar - November 29, 2012

Growing up in an urban environment was not easy for us. A lot of nights we weren’t sure whether or…

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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 the…

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Native American Heritage Month

Food for Thought: Stories from Sky’s Stomach

By Amita Manandhar - November 20, 2012

“You are what you eat” is a food saying I have already used on my blog, but for this particular…

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Inside the College Fund

Leaving Home to Fulfill a Destiny

By Amita Manandhar - November 15, 2012

Iva, presenting the results from the Blackfeet Community College during the convening of tribal colleges participating in the Woksape…

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Inside the College Fund

Oral Tradition: A Tool for Knowing Who We Are

By Amita Manandhar - November 13, 2012

I spent summers with family in Kaibab. When my aunt would speak Paiute to me, I did not understand at…

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Inside the College Fund

Think Indian? Think Government

By Amita Manandhar - November 9, 2012

In 1961, during his inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy delivered the memorable line in which he emphasized, “Ask…

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Inside the College Fund

Join Us in Celebrating, Donating in November

By Amita Manandhar - November 9, 2012

Native American Heritage Month is a great time to show your support for Native American students in higher education.  We…

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Native American Heritage Month

Carrying on the Teachings

By Amita Manandhar - November 6, 2012

Yá’át’ééh, Shí éí Tó’aheedliinii nish?í, Persian éí báshíschíín. Kinyaa’áánii dashícheii dóó Persain dashshínálí. Lukachukai d???? íyisíí naashá, áádóó University of…

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Inside the College Fund

Join Us in Celebrating Native Heritage Month

By Amita Manandhar - November 1, 2012

November 1 marks the start of National American Indian Heritage Month. All month long we will we celebrate the…

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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 Institute…

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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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Inside the College Fund

The First Tribal College—Diné College

By Amita Manandhar - November 9, 2011

First class of baccalaureate graduates of Dine College, which marked its 30th Anniversary in 1998 as the oldest tribal…

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Inside the College Fund

November is Native American Heritage Month!

By Amita Manandhar - November 1, 2011

Please join the American Indian College Fund and the Native students and 34 tribal colleges…

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