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Going To places where our Grandfathers went

Recently, I took a journey to two cities that thrive with political and social relationships that are so defining to the ways of people in the USA. I went to Washington DC and New York City. In many ways these cities represent this country in ways that are both grounded in the best of intentions [...]

Idle No More Brings Native Voices Native Education To The Forefront

Like many Natives and our allies across our Grandmother Earth, Unci Maka, I have joined the Idle No More movement, attending round dance gatherings, praying for Chief Theresa Spence and her supporters, sharing the stories I hear and read and perusing news and opinion pieces. Like many indigenous people, I am acutely aware that our [...]

First days at AICF – being present and remembering

This was my first week at the American Indian College Fund and I want to celebrate being in this really wonderful place in my life. Alex and I like living in this area – we are fascinated by the Rocky Mountains – they really are rocky and filled with all kinds of interesting trees and [...]

Supporting Research – Building TCU Intellectual Capacity

I had the opportunity to listen to some of the research and projects of the Sloan and Mellon Fellows and Scholars associated with the American Indian College Fund over the last two days. (Regretably an appointment with an electrician and travel to SD prevented me from hearing all of them, something I will have [...]

Indigenous People and Our Declarations

The last several weeks, I’ve been traveling to Indian conferences and on work-related trips to Port Gamble, Muckleshoot amd Nez Perce. During the National Congress of American Indians convention, I listened to keynote presenters discussing where we are at with the implementation of the U.N. Declaration on Rights of Indigenous People and I wondered how [...]