Hope on the Rez





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Published on Nov 27, 2007

The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) has released a new five-minute documentary video describing how the Fund improves the lives of American Indian college students attending tribal colleges and universities.

The Fund, along with its longtime Portland, Oregon-based advertising agency partner, Wieden+Kennedy, traveled to Indian country to record Native students telling their powerful stories. A team of professional cinematographers, photographers, and sound engineers toured tribal colleges and universities and attended graduation ceremonies. As the cameras rolled, students, elders, tribal college presidents, and community members described the miracles that cultural-based education through tribal colleges is producing for people of all ages.

Richard B. Williams, the Fund president and CEO, says "The American Indian College Fund video is a unique opportunity to see a very important part of Indian country. We are educating the mind and the spirit, and this it is captured in the video."

The Denver-based American Indian College Fund is the nation's largest provider of private scholarships for American Indian students, providing 5,000 scholarships annually for students seeking to better their lives and communities through education. For more information about the American Indian College Fund or to make a donation, visit www.collegefund.org.


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