Today's Date: August 10, 2022
LIBERTY Dental Plan of New York Awards 12 Scholarships in Partnership with PENCIL   •   Greenwood and Travis Hunter Sign NIL Deal and Partner to Launch the “Choose Black” Campaign   •   Mogul Launches Nationwide Campaign Called “Build Better Boards” to Champion More Diverse Boards   •   Test Release special characters in the headline © ® ™ é ñ ü ç î ò   •   LIBERTY Dental Plan of New York Awards 12 Scholarships in Partnership with PENCIL   •   Poll: Over Half of Voters of Color Oppose Government Negotiation of Drug Prices Once They Learn About Consequences for Patients   •   mTelehealth Partners with Nonagon to Launch Transformative Virtual Telehealth Technology   •   TEDCO Announces Inaugural Tech Fair in September   •   Test Release special characters in the headline © ® ™ é ñ ü ç î ò   •   “What I Want to Know with Kevin P. Chavous” Podcast Launches Third Season in Search of Answers to Education’s   •   CHS Foundation to award $75,000 in grants to teachers for agriculture projects   •   Lone Peak Lending Joins Panorama Mortgage Group Brand Family, Names Donovan Stamps as President   •   Government of Canada to Fund Crisis Hotlines Responding to Gender-Based Violence Across Canada   •   Major Charitable Foundation, The Agnes and Beny Steinmetz Foundation, Helps Thousands of At-Risk Israeli Teens   •   Wounded Warrior Project Says Signing of Honoring Our PACT Act Marks 'A Great Day for Veterans Across America'   •   Mogul Launches Nationwide Campaign Called “Build Better Boards” to Champion More Diverse Boards   •   Living Magazine readers say Caydance Assisted Living & Memory Care "the best"   •   Boys & Girls Clubs of America Teams Up with Jack and Jill of America, Inc. to Strengthen and Diversify Club Leadership for A   •   Amtrak Continues Improvements at New York Penn Station with New, Accessible 7th Avenue and 32nd Street Entrance   •   Greenwood and Travis Hunter Sign NIL Deal and Partner to Launch the “Choose Black” Campaign

Notice: Undefined index: currentSection in /home/blackradionetwork/public_html/page.php on line 176
Bookmark and Share

Indian College Fund Honors Women Scholars

 DENVER  -- The DallasTexas-based Embrey Family Foundation has awarded theAmerican Indian College Fund a $1 million grant over a four-year period for a Native women's leadership program.

The project provides 20 scholarships and leadership training for American Indian women pursuing their bachelor's degrees. As part of the leadership training, participants will attend annual retreats to develop skills and gain networking opportunities. Participants will also attend culturally relevant programs to help formulate their personal leadership development plans, which will take root in their Native communities, and evolve as they progress toward employment opportunities, and advanced degree programs.

Twenty women were chosen from six tribal colleges to participate in the program, including: Cankdeska Cikana Community College (North Dakota); College of Menominee Nation (Wisconsin); Fort Belknap College (Montana); Northwest Indian College(Washington); Sitting Bull College (North Dakota); and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (New Mexico). These colleges were identified because of the strength of their women leaders, for the diversity of the academic programs they offer, and for the regions they represent.

Scholars chosen for the program include:

Debra Bob, Tulalip, undecided major, Northwest Indian College

Melinda CookMenominee, elementary education major, College of Menominee Nation

Jalisa Marie Cruz, Standing Rock Sioux, human services major, Sitting Bull College

Dacia Dauphinais, Blackfeet, Indian studies major, Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Deanna DiazSeneca, liberal arts/natural resources major, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Christina Flansburg, Gros-Ventre, allied health major, Ft. Belknap College

Lorissa Garcia, Acoma Pueblo, business major, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Shallee Graff, Port Gamble S'Klallam tribe, education major, Northwest Indian College

Charlene Lee Healy, Assiniboine, allied health major, Ft. Belknap College

Kourtenay Iron Cloud, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, business administration major, Sitting Bull College

Jennifer Cordova-James, Tlingit, business administration/art major, Northwest Indian College

Vera Anne Julius, Lummi, business major, Northwest Indian College

Brandi King, Assiniboine, psychology major, Ft. Belknap College

Jessica Longknife, San Carlos Apache, allied health major, Ft. Belknap College

Janet Ladd, Navajo, elementary education major, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Lois Leben, Spirit Lake Dakota, elementary education major, Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Audra Stonefish, Oneida, environmental science major, Sitting Bull College

Lindsay Walking Eagle, Spirit Lake Dakota, nursing major, Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Melissa WilberMenominee, human services major, College of Menominee Nation

Terri Ann ZhuckkahoseeMenominee, business major, College of Menominee Nation

Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, said, "We congratulate these strong Native women. This investment on the part of the Embrey Family Foundation will give these women the education and skills they need to lead their communities in their chosen professions and as members of their communities. Through this gift of education and personal development, the Embrey Family Foundation is growing the next generation of leaders who will walk in the footsteps of those who came before them, while leading their people and their descendants to a more hopeful and exciting future."

About the Embrey Foundation

The Embrey Family Foundation was established by J. Lindsay Embrey, who focused strongly on the importance of education. Embrey's belief was that education helps people increase their ability to be economically self-sufficient and prosperous.

About the American Indian College Fund

With its credo "Educating the Mind and Spirit," The American Indian College Fund is the premier scholarship organization for American Indian college students. The Fund was created in 1989 to raise funds for scholarships and support America's 33 tribal colleges. The Fund provides more than 6,000 scholarships annually.


STORY TAGS: WOMEN , MINORITY , DISCRIMINATION , DIVERSITY , FEMALE , UNDERREPRESENTED , EQUALITY , GENDER BIAS , EQUALITY, NATIVE AMERICAN , INDIAN , NATIVES , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , DIVERSITY , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News