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Seeking Contract Grant Writer

American Indian Graduate Center is seeking a talented individual for the role of Contract Grant Writer to help us empower Native students pursuing higher education. Sound like the opportunity for you? Please check out the Request for Proposal for more information. Submit a proposal today! DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT The description of the project is as

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Sara Barnett Nsakashalo - Tools for Navigating Higher Education

Tools for Navigating Higher Education

By: Jeanna Ford, AIGC Alumna There is little argument education is crucial to Native self-determination and preservation. Graduating high school and pursuing higher education is an event celebrated across Tribes, cultures and generations. However, the shift from home life to a university can lead to cultural shock, feelings of being overwhelmed and even feelings of

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Jeff Ferguson - AIGC Alumnus Reclaims Narrative

American Indian Graduate Center Alumnus Reclaims Narrative

By: Alastair Lee Bitsóí, AIGCS Alumnus Growing up in the Inland Northwest, American Indian Graduate Center Alumnus Jeff Ferguson (Spokane Tribe) experienced the racism, bullying and historical trauma that often limits Indigenous people from living a quality life and achieving higher education.  Despite these challenges, Ferguson realized his higher education goals. But to get there,

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Joshua Nelson - Native Academic

Creating Space as a Native Academic

By: Justin Lund, AIGC Scholar Natives represent a small percentage of the US population. And we’re only a fraction of a percent of those who will choose to continue on to complete a doctoral program – meaning this space, the academy, is incredibly underrepresented by Natives and other Indigenous peoples. For those underrepresented folks who

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Kim Teehee - Recognizing Native Visibility

Recognizing Native Voices in Politics

By: Amerra Webster, AIGCS Scholar As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc across the United States, Native communities are facing disproportionate impacts and the need for Native political visibility and advocacy has become even greater in order to ensure Tribes are not only considered but are justly included within federal responses. Alvin Warren, Benny Shendo Jr.,

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Empowering Scholars Initiative

American Indian Graduate Center launches Empowering Scholars Initiative

The Center for Native Scholarships set to award additional $1M in direct scholarships Albuquerque, New Mexico – October 29, 2020 –  In honor of Native American Heritage Month, American Indian Graduate Center has established the Empowering Scholars Initiative, which will increase the organization’s reach as it transforms the educational journeys of Native scholars.  The $1M

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Native Representation and Creatives - Hud Oberly

Our Complex Selves: Reflecting on Representation and Native Creatives

By: Megan Red Shirt-Shaw As Indigenous people, we depend on community engagement, collective reckoning and healing through artwork, poetry, film and true histories about our Tribal communities. COVID-19 has challenged the creative process and engaging Indigenous ways of knowing on new platforms and venues virtually – across nations and experiences, in isolation and on long

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Rick Williams

Rick Williams joins American Indian Graduate Center

The Center for Native Scholarships appoints Native education advocate to Board of Directors Albuquerque, New Mexico – October 19, 2020 – American Indian Graduate Center welcomes Rick Williams (Oglala Lakota, Northern Cheyenne) to its Board of Directors. “We are honored to have such a strong advocate for Native education joining our Board of Directors,” said Angelique

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Former Seminole Tribal Leader Max Osceola, Jr.

American Indian Graduate Center honors former Seminole Tribal Leader

The Center for Native Scholarships has established the Max Osceola, Jr. Memorial Fund American Indian Graduate Center honors the life and legacy of Max Osceola, Jr. (Seminole Tribe of Florida) with the Max Osceola, Jr. Memorial Fund. Mr. Osceola, Jr., who was a former chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s council and represented the

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2020 Census Article

2020 Census: Counting All of Indian Country

By: Toya Stewart Downey, AIGC Alumna Tribal nations and Native organizations across the United States have been taking Herculean steps to ensure the 2020 Census reflects as many citizens of Indian Country as possible. It has not been an easy feat considering the world was impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, which

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