Monthly Archives: July 2011

Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

This is the fifth part  in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship experience at Mesa Verde National Park. On Monday of my second week at the park I began the longest project of my internship. Every year for over the past 20 years, Mesa Verde has [...]

Guest Blog from Student Intern Wynette

This is the second entry from Wynette in a series of blogs from American Indian College Fund scholars sharing their summer internship experiences. I am in Tsaile, Arizona, where I am living on the Diné College campus. Living on the reservation is drastically different from living in a city like Los Angeles. Normally there are [...]

Guest Blog from Student Intern Wynette

Ya’a’teeh! My name is Wynette. I am a psychology and sociology major at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. I am interning at the Diné Policy Institute at Diné College, a tribal institute located in Tsaile, Arizona on the Navajo Nation. While applying for the internship, I was not aware that I would be working [...]

Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

This is the fourth part  in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship experience at Mesa Verde National Park. Next week will will meet Wynette from Occidental College in L.A., who is working at the Diné Policy Institute this summer at Diné College. Day 4: Location – [...]

New Font Proceeds to Benefit the Fund

It was only fitting. The font of creativity at the Fund’s Portland, Oregon-based ad agency Wieden+Kennedy was presented with his own font. David Kennedy’s unique penmanship is stylistic and notable around the office. It has been seen by everyone because he rarely uses a computer. It is so distinctive that one of the this year’s [...]

Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

This is the third entry in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship experience at Mesa Verde National Park. On Day 2 I began the work that I came to accomplish. Our very first task was a simple one.  My mentor, Tara, decided that the unprocessed archives [...]

Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

Deanna’s Adventures in Camping on Her Internship I have never considered myself all that girly or high maintenance, but camping for 10 long weeks seemed like torture on paper. Prior to my internship, I had never been to Mesa Verde National Park.  To make it worse, the two guys I brought to help me set [...]

We Salute Our Summer Graduates

Graduation ceremonies were held all over Indian country the last several weeks. So many of our scholarship recipients have worked countless hours to receive that elusive document among Native people, the one that testifies to the completion of their course of study.  In addition to the stress brought on by their rigorous curriculum, many have endured [...]

Guest Blog from Student Intern Deanna

Skano, everyone, and greetings from Mesa Verde National Park of Colorado.  My name is Deanna and I believe some introductions and background information are in order.  I was born and raised all over Southern California on various reservations but I am enrolled in the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York.  I have recently [...]

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