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Tribal Colleges Rank as Top Degree-Producers for Native Students

For several years, Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine has listed the top schools that confer degrees to students of color. insert link: http://diverseeducation.com/top100/ This year Diné College in Arizona, United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota, Oglala Lakota College in South Dakota, Little Big Horn College and Fort Peck Community College in Montana, Sinte [...]

Meet Dwight, Our Student Speaker for the Flame of Hope Gala!

Every year the American Indian College Fund’s Flame of Hope Gala affords our supporters a chance to meet our students and hear how you help make a difference in their lives. We’d like to introduce you to this year’s student speaker, Dwight Carlson (Navajo), an environmental science major, two-time U.S. Forest Service student intern, firefighter, [...]

Tribal College Hosts Early Childhood Teacher Education Kick-Off

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), one of the four grantees of the Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” grant initiative funded by the American Indian College Fund and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, held the first Early Childhood Teacher Education Kick-Off on September 5, 2012.  The historic event drew more than 60 participants from early childhood Head Start [...]

President Crazy Bull Reflects On Her First Week at the Fund

American Indian College Fund President and CEO Cheryl Crazy Bull writes a blog titled The Native Ways. Check out her reflections about her first week at the American Indian College Fund, the role of tribal colleges, Indians in urban settings, and much more!

Education as a Tool to Eliminate Poverty

An interesting article about how education helps eradicate poverty, and why the federal government should make it a priority.

Therese:The Summer Colors and Flavors of Indigenous Culture

A plethora of indigenous peoples and traditionally utilitarian and aesthetically captivating objects provokes inspiration for artists and is full of rainbow colors illuminating in the radiating summer sun. André Gide said, “Art is collaboration between [creator] and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” Creating art is my main focus on my [...]

Amber: My Reason for College

I’ve been going to school off and on for eight years now. It may be another four years before I get my master’s degree in education! My gram laughs and says, “You’re going to be an old lady by the time you finish school and start working!” I just laugh along with her. In high [...]

Sharing Stories through Imagery: Pathways to Improving Early Childhood Education in Native Communities

Four tribal colleges who are grantees in the Kellogg Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” Early Childhood Education Initiative met last week in Boulder, Colorado. The teams came from across North America, including Ilisagvik College, Barrow, Alaska; College of Menominee Nation (CMN), Keshena, Wisconsin, Northwest Indian College (NWIC), Bellingham, Washington; and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), Albuquerque, [...]

Student Blogger Amber: Summer Fishing

My hometown, Unalakleet, is an Inupiaq village located in the Norton Sound region of Alaska. We get a great deal of wind in our area because Unalakleet is located right on the coast: the Bering Sea. The town consists of about 750 people year-round. Most residents are of Inupiat Eskimo descent. The non-Natives that reside [...]

Student Blogger Amber: Alaska Winters and Subsistence Living

I remember the cold winters we had in the past, but this winter most likely beat the record low. Temperatures below zero are very common for Alaskan winters. Our winters typically last from mid-October to the end of May. This year we didn’t get our first snowfall until early November, so we thought maybe “Global [...]

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