Monthly Archives: December 2008

Happy Holidays!

Waniyetu ki lecunhan wicozani luha na iyokipiya yaunkte. -Lakota GreetingTranslation: May the beauty of this season bring you peace, health and happiness. I wish you a joyous holiday season. Ocankuye Wasté Yelo (In a good way),Richard B. Williams (Oglala Lakota)

Native Colleges: America’s Best Kept Secret

Check out this excellent article about tribal colleges and the disparity in funding between them and HBCUs which appeared on the Huffington post blog.

In Memory of Deborah Yarlott

On Friday evening, Dec. 19, Dr. David Yarlott’s beautiful wife, Deborah, passed on. We are heartbroken to have lost such a kind, loving, and generous person. Prayers are greatly needed by President Yarlott of Little Big Horn College, his family, and the entire Little Big Horn College community at this time.

Honoring Our Elders

Tomorrow night in Denver the American Indian College Fund honors the local elders with a buffalo feed for the holidays. Many people have wondered why American Indians honor their elders. “Tunkashila, Grandfather, Great Spirit.” It is this way that we begin our prayers in Lakota. Tunkashila, also means one’s own grandfather. The reason that the [...]

Sustainable Giving

There has been a lot of talk in the news about sustainability in energy, in business, and more as we have seen difficult times, and as we are faced with rebuilding our nation. It raises the question about sustainability in charitable giving. When people give money for an unsustainable cause, that money will be spent, [...]

Heading into the Holiday Season

As we head into the holiday season, I would like to issue a challenge: the best gift of all is to pay it forward. If someone helped you to get an education or encouraged you while you were a student, why not take the time to do the same for someone else? One of our [...]