tribal colleges

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Gallup, American Indian College Fund Survey Report: Tribal Colleges and Universities Offer Unique Approach to American Indian Student Success

By Dina Horwedel - August 28, 2019

Download a copy of the report here. Affordable, Culturally Relevant Tribally Chartered Institutions Help…

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Inside the College Fund

Dollar General Grantees Delve into Community for Holistic GED/HSE Certification

By Dina Horwedel - July 23, 2019

By Hannah Gonzales, American Indian College Fund Programs Initiatives Assistant Click to view infographic and…

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Student Success

2018-2019 American Indian College Fund Student Ambassadors Celebrate Successes

By David Bledsoe - July 15, 2019

The American Indian College Funds 2018-2019 Student Ambassadors represent some of the best Native students in the country. Recently,…

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Our Programs

Sinte Gleska University and Oglala Lakota College GED Programs Complete Site Visits

By Dina Horwedel - July 1, 2019

By Sherman Marshall, II, SGU Adult Basic Education Department Director Per its vision statement, the Oglala Lakota…

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GED Program: Successful. Empowering. Needed.

By Dina Horwedel - June 10, 2019

by Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz Successful.  Empowering.  Needed. These are the words that Kateri Montileaux uses to describe the Community Continuing Education/GED…

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Inside the College Fund

A Conference That Ignites Connections

By Dina Horwedel - April 25, 2019

By Govinda Budrow, Education Instructor, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College A team of in service and pre-service teachers…

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Inside the College Fund

American Indian College Fund Staff Publish Article on Role of Place and Ecology in Tribal Colleges and Universities

By Dina Horwedel - April 3, 2019

International Review of Media From curricula to campuses, tribal colleges and universities, which serve communities…

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Student Success

Navajo Technical University Student Finds Opportunity at Grace Hopper Celebration Women’s Tech Conference

By David Bledsoe - March 26, 2019

My name is Ariel Dolfin. I am a tribal college student at Navajo Technical University. Last year I was…

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Inside the College Fund

Meet Oglala Lakota College’s New Community Continuing Education/GED Program Team Members

By Dina Horwedel - February 19, 2019

By Kateri L. Montileaux, Director of Community Continuing Education/GED Program Oglala Lakota College has launched its Dollar General American Indian…

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Inside the College Fund

Share Your Story with Facebook Founder to Make a Difference in Your Community

By Amita Manandhar - July 20, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and President and CEO of Facebook, visited the Blackfeet Reservation last week. He posted his impressions…

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Inside the College Fund

Protect Higher Ed Funding

By Amita Manandhar - May 11, 2017

President Trump is calling for significant cuts to the Department of Education for the fiscal year 2018 in his “skinny…

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Inside the College Fund

TCUs, Internships and College Fund “Steering Her on Her Journey”

By Testing - October 5, 2016

Student Profile: Robin School: Salish Kootenai College Robin’s journey from working in film to forging a career in the…

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Tribal College Students Experiencing First National Party Convention

By Testing - July 26, 2016

Tribal college students and Native Scholars Waycen and Brook are at the Democratic National Convention with our partner…

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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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Our Programs

College Fund Research Intern Presents at National Family and Community Engagement Conference

By Amita Manandhar - July 13, 2015

Yá’át’ééh! My name is Cassandra Harden. I am a graduated from  Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) with an associate’s degree…

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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

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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Student Success

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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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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Student Success

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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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

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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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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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

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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Inside the College Fund

College of Menominee Nation Big Day in Pre-K

By Amita Manandhar - September 1, 2013

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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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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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Staff Reflects on First Experience at Tribal Colleges

By Amita Manandhar - February 18, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) and Navajo Technical College…

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Our Programs

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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President Crazy Bull Visits South Dakota

By Amita Manandhar - October 3, 2012

Expansion New classroom being built as part of expansion of OLC immersion school On Monday October 1st, my…

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Northwest Indian College Team Selected for NASA Student Rocket Launch

By Amita Manandhar - February 6, 2012

Congratulations to Team SkyWalkers, Northwest Indian College’s (NWIC) team that will be part of this year’s NASA Student…

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How Tribal Colleges Reverse Boarding School Native Education Legacy

By Amita Manandhar - January 27, 2012

Education was a tool used by the U.S. government to try to assimilate American Indians. This Week in Indian Country’s piece, “Schools…

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