Native American Students

Inside the College Fund

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 students…

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Inside the College Fund

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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Inside the College Fund

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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Our Programs

Achieving the Dream – Developing Data Capacity to Increase Success

By Amita Manandhar - March 10, 2017

Andreanna Benally, Data Entry & Survey Technician; Terrence Tso, Data Architect Specialist; Velveena Davis, Executive Director, Office of Institutional…

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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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President's Blog

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 the…

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Our Programs

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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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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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 Winter…

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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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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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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

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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Inside the College Fund

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 Projects.

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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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Inside the College Fund

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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Our Programs

Teacher of the Next Generation

By Amita Manandhar - April 30, 2014

Sasha Toribio, Zia Pueblo Hello my name is Sasha Toribio. I am from Zia Pueblo, located in Zia, New…

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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

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 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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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

College of Menominee Nation Big Day in Pre-K

By Amita Manandhar - September 1, 2013

College of Menominee Nation’s (CMN) Sacred Little One’s project hosts an early childhood teacher institute on their campus in the…

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Our Programs

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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Our Programs

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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Inside the College Fund

American Indian College Fund Hosts an Open House and Opening Night of “Open Identities” a Printmaking Art Exhibition

By Amita Manandhar - May 8, 2013

The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) is hosting an open house, Friday, May 17, 2013, at 8333 Greenwood Blvd.,…

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Our Programs

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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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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Inside the College Fund

Ft. Lewis Tuition Waiver

By Amita Manandhar - January 21, 2010

We have been receiving calls and questions about the Ft. Lewis College (located in Durango, Colorado) tuition waiver and its…

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