Monthly Archives: January 2009

Think Indian public service advertisement campaign launches

The Fund is rolling out a new public service announcement campaign titled THINK INDIAN. The campaign tells the story of how America’s 32 accredited tribal colleges and American Indian students are combining traditional Native solutions with modern knowledge to solve contemporary problems. Tribal colleges and universities preserve the uniquely American Indian way of thinking while [...]

Gracism or Post-Racial Society?

On the eve of Barack Obama’s inauguration, many people across the land are openly excited. Others may be openly antagonistic. And still others may exhibit what I call gracism. Over the years, it has become less politically correct for people to be openly racist (although American Indians still suffer from open racism.) As a result, [...]

Wondering How to Apply for College Scholarships?

Debra Reed of the American Indian College Fund will be discussing how to prepare for scholarships on Native America Calling Friday, January 16, from 11a.m.-noon MST. Go to to listen online or see a list of stations carrying the program in your area. You can also call in with questions for Debra.

The Fund Marks its 20th Anniversary

Here at the Fund we are celebrating 20 years as the nation’s premiere scholarship organization for American Indian students. The Fund was created in 1989 by the tribal colleges and universities and private partners to raise scholarship funds and funding for America’s tribal colleges. The first tribal college was Diné College, founded as Navajo Community [...]