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Salish Kootenai College Offering Master of Science Degree Program in Natural Resources Management

Salish Kootenai College Offering Master of Science Degree Program in Natural Resources Management

Devastating mega forest fires and watershed contamination and other effects in the west resulting from global climate change make the work of natural resources professionals more important than ever. Salish Kootenai College (SKC), a four-year tribal college located on the Flathead Indian Reservation, began offering a Master of Science degree in Natural Resources Management in the fall of 2021 to meet this urgent need.

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The American Indian College Fund Honors Paul Robertson, President, Tohono O’odham Community College, as Tribal College and University Honoree of the Year

The American Indian College Fund Honors Paul Robertson, President, Tohono O’odham Community College, as Tribal College and University Honoree of the Year

 The American Indian College Fund has named Paul Robertson, President of Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC) in Sells, Arizona, as its 2021-22 Tribal College and University Honoree of the Year for his dedication to tribal college education. President Robertson will receive a $1,200 honorarium sponsored by The Adolph Coors Foundation.

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National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week March 13-19

Alexandria, Va., March 11, 2022 – The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is hosting its annual legislative summit March 14-18 in Washington, D.C., where Tribal College and University (TCU) presidents will convene both in person and virtually to address urgent legislative priorities for Native higher education.

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February 24: TCUs and Native American-Serving Institutions Webinar

February 24: TCUs and Native American-Serving Institutions Webinar

Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, will present a webinar on February 24, 2022, from 1-2 PM Eastern Time (11-12 PM Mountain Time) about how Tribal Colleges and Universities and rural Native-serving institutions connect Indigenous students to their identity through place-based education.

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President Cheryl Crazy Bull of American Indian College Fund: Statement About the Washington Commanders Football Team Name Change

President Cheryl Crazy Bull of American Indian College Fund: Statement About the Washington Commanders Football Team Name Change

I can’t think of a better metaphor for the need for respectful visibility of Native people in America than the Washington football team’s announcement that it will be changing its name to the Commanders—on Groundhog Day. At the American Indian College Fund, we are relieved that the Washington team has finally changed its former offensive name.

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