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| 2021 E-NEWSLETTER | VOLUME 21, ISSUE 2 |Circle of Hope Shaping the Future as We Move Forward Today I write to...
Grave markers of American Indian children who died at the Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. U.S....
National Education Non-Profit Serving Native American Students Earns Award for Third Straight Year Denver, Colo., May...
American Indian College Fund Offers $20 Gift Card for Scholarship Applicants Attending Tribal Colleges and Universities
Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2021 Denver, Colo., April 12, 2021 — Native American students interested in attending...
College Fund in the News
College Fund Law Scholar Interviewed by MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell
Samantha Maltais, the American Indian College Fund Law Scholarship recipient headed to Harvard Law School, was interviewed last night on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell program on MSNBC live. She gave a shout-out to the College Fund for her law scholarship, the Full Circle Scholarship program that funded her education at Dartmouth, spoke about murdered and missing Indigenous people, and shared her career goals.
See the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XnWg1wiAiQ
Green Collar Jobs: TCUs Can Provide Training
“Green collar jobs” in the environmental sciences and sustainable energy are a path to the middle class, yet Indigenous people are underrepresented in the field. Read more about the issue, learn about how tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), TCU student Jasmine Neosh, and the American Indian College Fund are working to fill the training gap.
Piikani Language Students Receive Kits for Home Use
Students studying the Piikani language at Blackfeet Community College (BCC) receive language kits to take home, thanks in part to support from the American Indian College Fund. As a special note, Iva Croff, Division Chair of Humanities in Liberal Studies & Piikani Studies, is a former American Indian College Fund scholar who started out earning a certificate to operate heavy equipment. She was such a dedicated and accomplished student that her professors encouraged her to earn an associate degree. She went on with her education after graduating from BCC, earning a master’s degree and going full-circle, returning to her home TCU to teach. Piikani language is her passion.
TCUs See Enrollment Declines Due to COVID-19
Freshman enrollment dropped more than 25% across Montana tribal colleges and universities last fall, and nationwide all Native American student enrollment experienced the largest drops nationwide. Montana Public Radio reporter Aaron Bolton speaks to President Cheryl Crazy Bull of the American Indian College Fund, tribal college presidents, and tribal college students about how COVID-19 and the digital divide in Montana’s rural reservation areas fueled many students’ decisions not to enroll or return to college last fall. https://www.marketplace.org/2021/04/14/native-american-community-colleges-see-enrollment-declines-because-of-covid-19/
Confirmation of Rep. Haaland to Have Positive Impact on Native Education
Cheryl Crazy Bull, President of American Indian College Fund, says the confirmation of Rep. Deb Haaland, a Native American, as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, would have a positive impact on education for Native people. Listen to the story here: https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2021-03-11/education/native-americans-anticipate-educational-impact-with-haaland-at-helm/a73479-1
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