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Spring Is Here and So Are We: NWIC Preschoolers Learn to Explore!

By Dina Horwedel - May 23, 2019

by Alex Stribling, Preschool Teacher, Northwest Indian College Early Learning Center Do you hear those sounds? They are the sounds…

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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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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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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…

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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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Ké’ Family Engagement : It’s Too Easy to Get Caught Up in the Craze of Today’s World

By Amita Manandhar - June 15, 2015

Written by: Michelle Wilson Justin Guillory, president of Northwest Indian College . In the life of a parent,…

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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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Student Success

Scholar Seeks Engineering Degree to Contribute to Community Needs

By Amita Manandhar - January 29, 2015

Charmayne (Navajo), a Navajo Technical University student studying Building Information Modeling and Walmart Foundation Scholarship recipient through the…

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Denver Elders Honored at Annual Feast

By Amita Manandhar - December 9, 2014

The University of Denver Cable Center hosted the annual Elders Dinner. Christmas came early for close to 300…

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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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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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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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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…

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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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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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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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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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Comcast Cares Day at the Denver Indian Center

By Amita Manandhar - April 30, 2013

On Saturday morning in Denver, the city got a respite from a month of freezing temperatures and several…

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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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