Pathways to success for Native students
Arizona State University and the College Board hosted the annual Native American Student Advocacy Institute (NASAI) National Conference on ASU’s Tempe campus this week. The two-day conference brought together tribal leaders, community representatives and educational professionals from throughout the nation to collaborate and share strategies and best practices to close the educational gap in the American Indian community.
ASU Tribal Nations Tour, ASU Athletics make a difference for Native American youth
Athletes and American Indian students from Arizona State University will travel to the Havasupai community June 15-18 as part of the annual ASU Tribal Nations Tour. This year’s tour will include wellness activities and cultural exchanges between the ASU Athletics department, Office of American Indian Initiatives at ASU and the Havasupai Tribe.
Native 101: ASU students, faculty bust stereotypes
American Indian Sun Devils answer questions they hear most often when dealing with non-Natives in mainstream settings
Spreading a message of hope
ASU law student Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn — newly crowned Miss Indian World — passionate about Native education, suicide prevention and language preservation.
ASU alum motivates Native American youth as Nike ambassador
The ASU Native American Alumni Chapter will feature professional marathon and long-distance runner Alvina Begay during its annual alumni breakfast April 23 at the ASU Karsten Golf Course. Begay is currently an N7 ambassador for Nike.
ASU AIPI and NAFOA Sign Collaborative Agreement to Develop the Tribal Economic Leadership Program
Arizona State University signed a Collaborative Agreement with the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) on April 19, 2016 formalizing a long-standing partnership and commitment to building the Tribal Economic Leadership (TEL) Executive Education Program bringing financial and economic development training to Indian Country.
Standing up and demanding change
Clyde Bellecourt hasn’t mellowed much with age — just ask Bernie Sanders. In February, the 79-year-old activist put the Democratic presidential candidate on blast at a race forum in Minneapolis, chiding Sanders for not muttering “a single word about Native people.”
Conference aims to help American Indian students prepare for college
Programs such as the RECHARGE conference serve an important role empowering American Indian students to attend college. The conference provides resources about higher education to students who might not otherwise receive this information.
A helping hand
ASU program gives Native American students the tools to make the transition from reservation to university.
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation provides $1.2M endowment to ASU Law’s Indian Legal Program
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation has created a $1.2 million endowment to benefit the Indian Legal Program (ILP) at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
ASU, San Carlos Apache Tribe enter historic agreement to establish new tribal college
Arizona State University has entered into a historic agreement with the San Carlos Apache Tribe in southeastern Arizona that will bring a college to the tribal nation, as well as programs that benefit youth and emphasize healthy lifestyles.
Looking ahead by giving back
ASU alum Mary Kim Titla empowers Native youth after groundbreaking news career. The woman who broke barriers as Arizona’s first Native American TV news reporter has recently guided the nation’s foremost Indian youth empowerment group to new students, communities and sources of income. It’s a testament to the perseverance Mary Kim Titla learned at home.
Inspiring Native youth to think about college
Camp helps American Indian high schoolers explore careers, tour labs, get published — and picture themselves at ASU.
Native American radio summit empowers station owners, prospects
Advocates to discuss how to expand, improve Native-owned radio stations. Conference at Cronkite School in downtown Phoenix features FCC commissioner.
Tribal Radio Summit at ASU unites Native talent
Radio remains vital form of communication for many remote, tribal communities. Tribal leaders, federal officials discuss way to expand Native radio ownership.
Tribal Nations Tour encourages college pursuit
Team of ASU students, faculty and staff travels to Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation to encourage youth, perform community service.