Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tribal College Flood Relief Update

Friends, Thank you for your outstanding response to our Emergency Flood Relief Campaign and for your dedication to our students in Indian Country. With record flooding still hovering at historic levels, the situation is far from over. But thanks to your support and the resilience and hard work of residents in the affected areas, our [...]

Flooding Update – June 17, 2011

We still need your help. The flooding crisis is far from over and as the waters recede, they are leaving behind devastation to our students and staff. For others, it is wait and see if their efforts, literally, hold up the Missouri River. The Missouri River on YouTube Over the last month, our nation’s tribal [...]

Friday, June 10 Flooding Updates

The rain, plus heavy snowpack beginning to melt in the Rocky Mountains, has the Army Corps of Engineers increasing water releases through the six Missouri River dams to get rid of water as quickly as possible as flooding continues. Please help today! Donate to the American Indian College Fund’s Tribal College Flood Relief Campaign. Here [...]

Tribal College Communities Battle Flooding

Thanks to your assistance to the American Indian College Fund’s Flood Emergency Fund, our tribal college communities impacted by rising waters along the Missouri River and its tributaries can cope better. Sioux City, Nebraska, home to Nebraska Indian College, is the latest tribal college community to deal with the devastation caused by flood waters. In [...]

Majority of North Dakota on Flood Alert

Red Cross officials said today that sandbags are in place in Bismarck and the sourrounds and now the people are waiting for the waters to rise while hoping the levees and dikes hold. ”We are in a holding pattern,” said Melanie Moen, Emergency Services Director of the Red Cross for the Bismarck area. On the Standing Rock Reservation, sandbagging [...]

Your Help Still Needed for Flood Relief!

Thanks to your support, the American Indian College Fund is raising money for immediate relief for flood victims in Montana and North Dakota for food, clothing, potable water, medicines, and more. But the need and the situation worsens. As of Sunday, 300 families were staying in shelters on or near the Crow Reservation in eastern Montana, with many [...]

An Urgent Message About the Flooding from Rick Williams

Please watch this urgent message from the American Indian College Fund President Richard B. Williams about the need for emergency relief to support tribal colleges, students, and tribal college communities during the epic flooding that has created disaster conditions. Please Support the American Indian College Fund’s Flood Emergency Fund

Flood Waters Heading to Nebraska, May Impact Tribal College

The people of South Sioux City, Nebraska are preparing for flooding. The U.S. Corps of Engineers estimates about half of the city of 12,000 people will be underwater by June 14 as the Missouri River rises another eight feet to peak flows, with the flood expected to last about 60 days. People in the area yesterday were packing and [...]

Flood Update: Montana, North Dakota Still Under State of Emergency

States of emergency have been declared for the state of Montana and 21 counties in North Dakota and two Indian reservations, including Barnes, Benson, Burleigh, Cass, Emmons, Eddy, Grand Forks, Mercer, McLean, Morton, Nelson, Oliver, Pembina, Ramsey, Ransom, Richland, Sioux, Towner, Traill, Walsh and Ward Counties and the reservations of the Spirit Lake Nation and Standing Rock [...]

Flooding Disaster in Montana and North Dakota Impacts Tribal Colleges

Hundreds of American Indians have been displaced from their homes across Montana and North Dakota. Little Big Horn College in Eastern Montana, which serves the Crow Nation, and United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota are serving their hard-hit communities as the command centers for the disaster, providing shelter, food, and clothing to those in need. Two [...]