Know Before “U” Go is a college preparation program designed by the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC). The program teaches about post-secondary education, financial aid, and scholarships for the upcoming fall of 2016. They will have two locations set up. The first location is in Seattle, Washington in October and the second location in Rapid City, South Dakota in December. Click the link below to find out more details.

http://www.aigcs.org/

The Young Native Writers Essay Contest is a writing contest for Native American high school students and is designed to encourage young Native Americans to write about their experiences as a member of a Native American community and the culture that inspires them.

The voices that emerge from this program honor the legacy of every Native American who has ever lived. Add your words to the thousands submitted through this project – all writers receive a Certificate of Honor for their submission.

The Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation’s goal of promoting education and creating new opportunities for youth has inspired this essay contest. Partnering with Holland & Knight in this endeavor are the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Indian Education Association.

Click here for more information.

Last year a Bill was introduced to provide in-state tuition to Native Americans from tribes with historical ties to Colorado.  We posted on it here, here, and here.  We also offered testimony in support of the bill, which can be seen here.  Unfortunately, the bill did not pass.

However, the bill has again been introduced and is scheduled to be heard in the Colorado House Education Committee on January 26, 2015.  The bill can be seen here.

Date: 11/19/2014 02:30 PM
Location: 628 Senate Dirksen Bldg
Type: Oversight Hearing

Witnesses:

THE HONORABLE ROBERT L. LISTENBEE JR.
DR. YVETTE ROUBIDEAUX,
Acting Director-Indian Health Service
MS. KANA ENOMOTO,
Principal Deputy Administrator-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Panel 1

MR. RICK VAN DEN POL
Director and Principal Investigator-Institute of Educational Research and Service, The University of Montana National Native Children’s Trauma Center

MS. VERNÉ BOERNER
President/CEO-Alaska Native Health Board

To visit the website for more information, click here.

Dates: November 12-15, 2014
Location: Orlando, Florida

The AISES National Conference is a one-of-a-kind, three day event convening graduate, undergraduate, and high school junior and senior students, teachers, workforce professionals, corporate and government partners and all members of the “AISES family”.

The AISES National conference has become the premier event for Native American Science, Engineering & Math (STEM) professionals and students attracting over 1,600 attendees from across the country.

Keynote Speakers

  • Notah Begay III
  • John Herrington

Conference Highlights

  • Social & Professional Networking
  • Mentoring
  • Research Presentations
  • Awards & Ceremonies
  • Nationally Recognized Speakers
  • Leadership, Skills & Professional Development
  • STEM Career & Education Expo
  • Cultural Activities
  • Meetings, Gatherings & Caucuses
  • Campus Tours
  • Resume Room
  • Powwow & Marketplace

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