Native Languages

President's Blog

Celebrating Leaders of the Tribal College Movement

By Amita Manandhar - February 19, 2018

Itancan, Lakota for the one who is in charge. Bacheei-tche, Crow for the leader, the good man. Ogimaa,…

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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

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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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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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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Inside the College Fund

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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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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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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Our Programs

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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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…

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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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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,…

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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

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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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

President and CEO Cheryl Crazy Bull honoring the tribal college presidents in 2013. College…

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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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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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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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