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Sovereign Nation Series: Native Votes Matter

I am asking my Indigenous relatives to vote despite, and because of, our knowledge about our history and contemporary experiences. Without our voices at the polls, we cannot rectify the ongoing harm to our people and to others that is a reflection of the political climate and how resources are distributed.

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Tribal Colleges Build Storytelling Capacity to Increase Visibility

Tribal Colleges Build Storytelling Capacity to Increase Visibility September 29, 2022, Denver, Colo.— Tribal colleges and universities are at the forefront of educating and training Indigenous people for future jobs and leadership positions that serve Native communities. In addition, many have innovative curriculums and immersion strategies for cultural and language revitalization. Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, a national non-profit organization that...

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Sovereign Nation Series: Native Votes Matter

Sovereign Nation Series: Native Votes Matter

In a previous blog, I shared the value our relatives placed on the right to vote. This right emerged from the Citizenship Act of 1924, which made our parents and grandparents U.S. citizens. With the midterms Election Day (November 8) only weeks away, as Tribal and U.S. citizens, Indigenous people must once again affirm our commitment to our inherent rights and to Indian Country by voting in local, state, and national elections. Why should we vote? Governments, councils, and school boards have...

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American Indian College Fund President and CEO, Cheryl Crazy Bull, Named as Member of the Thrive Leaders Network

American Indian College Fund President and CEO, Cheryl Crazy Bull, Named as Member of the Thrive Leaders Network The Kresge Foundation Launched Thrive Leaders Network to Celebrate and Support Nonprofit Leaders of Color September 22, 2022, Denver, Colo.— The Kresge Foundation has named Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, a member of the newly created Thrive Leaders Network. The Kresge Foundation’s Education Program recently launched the Thrive Leaders...

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American Indian College Fund Publishes Volume Six of The Tribal College and University Research Journal

American Indian College Fund Publishes Volume Six of The Tribal College and University Research Journal One-of-a-Kind Journal Features TCU Faculty Research   September 20, 2022, Denver, Colo.— The American Indian College Fund published the latest volume of the Tribal College and University research journal. First launched in 2016, the research journal supports tribal college and university (TCU) faculty in disseminating their academic work to Indigenous communities and the wider research...

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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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