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Sundance and IAIA Screenwriters Announced

Jun 30th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program and the Institute of American Indian Arts’(IAIA) Department of Cinematic Arts and Technology selected six Native American screenwriters, Gabe Abeyta (Taos Pueblo and Navajo), Katie Avery (Iñupiaq), Kelly D’Angelo (Haudenosaunee), Felicia Nez (Navajo), Blue Tarpalechee (Muscogee), and Kaherawaks Thompson (St. Regis Mohawk), to take part in the opening (more)

UTTC Students Strive for Success at National AIBL Conference

Jun 26th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Students from United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) attended the national American Indian Business Leaders (AIBL) conference held at the Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico this past April and were triumphant in their competing categories. UTTC placed first in the Portfolio competition. The students were awarded a trophy and received $1,000 for future (more)

Current and Past TCU Leaders Honored at ANC

Jun 17th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Rebecca Bishop-Goss

Al Chandler had a vision of recognizing five Native leaders who have worked to improve and promote American Indian higher education. In a unique honoring ceremony held at Aaniiih Nakoda Community College in Harlem, Montana, Chandler’s vision was realized. On May 16, at the college’s Ekib Tsah Ah Tsik Cultural Center, Chandler honored #Dr. Ferlin (more)

Shakopees Fund OLC Immersion School

Jun 15th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Oglala Lakota College (OLC) president Thomas Shortbull has announced that the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, a federally recognized Indian tribe located southwest of Minneapolis, has awarded the college a $25,000 grant to assist with the operation of the Lakota Woglaka Wounspe Lakota Immersion School. “This is the second grant we have received from the Shakopee (more)

College Fund Receives Clinton Global Initiative Commitment

Jun 10th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The American Indian College Fund announced a Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) “Commitment to Action” for its partnership with the Brazelton Touchpoints Center today at CGI America’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. The organizations will work together to provide early childhood training for teachers and service providers in underserved, rural Native American communities. Both (more)

Navajo Freshman Earns Spot at College National Finals Rodeo

Jun 5th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Lori Tapahonso

By all accounts, Delvecchio Kaye (Navajo) is just like any other first semester Diné College student, balancing his studies and personal life. What sets this 22-year-old freshman apart from his peers is that he is a rising star in the national collegiate rodeo arena. Delvecchio, a member of the Diné College rodeo team and first (more)

Sheep Is Life Celebration to be Held at Diné College

Jun 3rd, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Lori Tapahonso

Dine Be’ Iiná Inc. and Diné College are partnering to host the 19th Annual Sheep is Life Celebration. The weeklong event will be filled with workshops and lectures focused on the Navajo sheep culture and spirituality. Sheep Is Life will be held June 15-20, 2015 at the Diné College campus in Tsaile, Arizona. Sheep is Life (more)

Crazy Bull to Head Rafting Retreat

May 28th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Cheryl Crazy Bull (Sicangu Lakota), president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, will be the featured guest on a six-day rafting retreat through the canyon country of southeastern Utah. The event will take place September 20-27, 2015, along the Green River, beginning and ending in Moab, Utah. Joining Crazy Bull will be author (more)

College Fund Gala Held in Chicago

May 24th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

This past week, the American Indian College Fund celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a gala held in Chicago, Illinois, at the historic Drake Hotel. Two hundred attendees gathered to honor two of the College Fund’s founders and to benefit the organization’s mission to provide Native Americans with access to higher education. Dr. Gerald Gipp (Hunkpapa (more)

TCJ Announces Student Awards

May 22nd, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Tribal College Journal (TCJ) announced the winners of its annual TCJ Student creative writing, art, and film contest today. This year the publication had a strong pool of entries in all categories, making the contest especially competitive. The journal’s staff thanks all those who submitted their work and looks forward to more submissions in the (more)