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Study: American Indians Highly Motivated for College, Yet Lacking Preparation

In a new study, the ACT testing organization found that American Indians overwhelmingly say they want to pursue college and other forms of postsecondary education.

Humboldt, in the far north of the state, has a bad record of sending kids to college, but it’s particularly abysmal for Native Americans, with fewer than 10 students qualifying for either California State University or the University of California system.

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Dr. William Bauer uses his teaching and writing to change preconceived notions about what Native American history is about and who native peoples are.

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Program’s CEO says about 68 percent of the students who have attended Indian University of North America summer sessions in the backdrop of the mammoth mountain carving in South Dakota’s Black Hills have continued to pursue degrees at private public or tribal colleges and universities.

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Miami University is working to preserve 19th century land grant documents recently recovered by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.

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Two professors at the University of Arkansas Law School launched the Indigenous Food and Agricultural Initiative to support food systems in Native American communities and to steer young Native Americans toward careers in agriculture.

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Cheryl Crazy Bull brings to her latest job persistence, business know-how, passion for the tribal college’s mission, and a willingness to face a variety of issues.

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As a youngster coming of age in Los Angeles in the 1970s, Rebecca Tsosie became radicalized to the plight of the American Indian community when she learned of an international incident that transpired on February 27, 1973 in Wounded Knee, S.D.

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This year, Shideezhi, which means “my little sister” in Navajo, celebrated its first graduating high school class.

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Even more so than other minority groups, American Indians are largely absent from corporate boardrooms, executive positions in major corporations and are rare even in many small and medium-sized businesses.

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