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Lionel R. Bordeaux, Wakinyan Wanbli, President of Sinte Gleska University for 50 Years, Departs for Spirit World

Lionel R. Bordeaux, Wakinyan Wanbli, (Thundering Eagle), age 82, an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Nation in South Dakota and the President of Sinte Gleska University, departed for the Spirit World on November 16. This is a tremendous loss for his family, Sinte Gleska University, the Rosebud Lakota Nation, and Indian Country. For all who knew him, he was a grounding force in stormy times; a paragon of goodwill, solidarity, and wisdom; and the heart and soul of the Tribal College Movement, the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and the American Indian College Fund, to which he was fiercely devoted.

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The American Indian College Fund Announces 2022-23 Student Ambassadors

The American Indian College Fund Announces 2022-23 Student Ambassadors

The American Indian College Fund Announces 2022-23 Student Ambassadors Leadership Training for Student Scholars Includes Advocacy, Marketing, and PR September 15, 2022, Denver, Colo.— The American Indian College Fund selected and trained 11 new student ambassadors for its 2022-23 cohort. Now in its eighth year, the College Fund Student Ambassador Program gives Indigenous students the leadership and communications skills to create greater visibility of Native Americans and an understanding of...

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SIPI Engages a Virtual Dialogue to Improve Early Childhood Teacher Education Programming

SIPI Engages a Virtual Dialogue to Improve Early Childhood Teacher Education Programming

In the fall of 2021, the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute’s (SIPI) Indigenous Early Childhood Education (IECE) Program was awarded the Ihduwiyayapi: Advancing Indigenous Early Childhood Education Grant by the College Fund. SIPI is a tribal college located in Albuquerque, NM that offers an Associate of Arts degree in Indigenous Early Childhood Education. SIPI is operated by the Bureau of Indian Education. The goals of SIPI’s Ihduwiyayapi grant include consulting community and...

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American Indian College Fund Faculty Fellowships Develop Teaching and Research Expertise at Tribal Colleges and Universities

American Indian College Fund Faculty Fellowships Develop Teaching and Research Expertise at Tribal Colleges and Universities Programs Support Faculty and Staff Seeking Master’s and Terminal Degrees August 25, 2022, Denver, Colo.— The American Indian College Fund’s faculty fellowship programs are creating greater education expertise in Indian Country, while building the academic and intellectual capacity of the 35 tribal colleges and universities it supports. In 2021-22 the College Fund awarded...

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College Fund Statement on Student Loan Forgiveness

College Fund Statement on Student Loan Forgiveness by Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO, American Indian College Fund The College Fund is pleased that President Biden has announced a package of debt relief for current college students and graduates. Students who receive or received Pell grants are eligible for $20,000 in debt relief, while others who earn less than $125,000 a year or are in households with a combined income of less than $250,000 are eligible for $10,000 in debt relief....

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American Indian College Fund’s Ihduwiyayapi Advancing Indigenous Early Childhood Education (IECE) Builds Community of Practice for Indigenous Educators

American Indian College Fund’s Ihduwiyayapi Advancing Indigenous Early Childhood Education (IECE) Builds Community of Practice for Indigenous Educators Program supports early childhood education success through Indigenous-based approaches. August 23, 2022, Denver, Colo.— Children are sacred and early childhood education is critical to the next generation of Indigenous leaders. Early childhood education is shown to promote education access, persistence, completion, and career readiness. Four...

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College of Menominee Announces 11th Annual Benefit Golf Outing

College of Menominee Announces 11th Annual Benefit Golf Outing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2022 CONTACT Tanisha Williams, Director of Institutional Advancement College of Menominee Nation (715) 799-6226, ext. 3155 tawilliams@menominee.edu KESHENA, Wisc. – The College of Menominee Nation (CMN) is pleased to announce its 11th Annual College Benefit Golf Outing, scheduled for Friday, September 16, at the Thornberry Creek at Oneida golf course. There are limited spots still available. The proceeds from registration, raffles, and donations provide...

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