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Students need a safe place to turn to for help while learning to cope in a new environment. A new campus holds new opportunities and adventures. It also means meeting new people and new expectations. We never want you to feel isolated or frustrated. We are here to advocate for students and to assist in overcoming obstacles while offering new ways to connect to campus. We have students’ best interest at heart and do all we can to ensure success


⭐ Student Spotlight: Mikayla Collins - She's a Native American mother of three and a full-time DSU nursing student. "I hope this story will show that not only Native Americans but minorities can make it and that dreams can come true with determination and perseverance." Read her story ➡️


She’s from the Crow Indian Reservation and she is determined to take what she’s learning at MSU home to make a difference for her people.

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The program strives to teach participants what resilience means within themselves and their Native communities.

An all Indian production.

An all Indian production.

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Be a life-long learner.



Good opportunities at ANC

Good opportunities at ANC

Current positions available at ANC:
♦️ Dean of Academic Affairs
♦️ USDA Extension Program Assistant
♦️ KGVA DJ Radio Announcer
♦️ KGVA Program Director
♦️ Success Center Coordinator and HiSET Instructor
♦️ Nurse Education Program Director
♦️ Desktop Support Specialist

My daughter accepts an honorary doctorate of law on behalf of her late mother, Bonnie Heavy Runner. I cried tears of joy...

My daughter accepts an honorary doctorate of law on behalf of her late mother, Bonnie Heavy Runner. I cried tears of joy! Aislinn Rioux did an amazing job.

Watch Grizzly Athletics's UM Commencement on University of Montana Bi-Annual Commencement Proceedings at 9:00 am


Aaniiih Nakoda College’s Water Center was highlighted at the California State University’s 12th Annual Water Resources and Policy Initiatives Conference. Leaders from both institutions are looking …



Human beings tend to categorize people, and that’s been especially true for American Indians.

Breaking glass ceilings

Breaking glass ceilings

Wamniyomni Bear Runner, 2020 Criminal Justice program graduate, was sworn in as an Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) Associate Judge yesterday! Your hard work and achievements are inspirational, Wamniyomni. Congratulations! 👏👏

My daughter gets to honor her mother in a very special ceremony. Lots of love going on here!

My daughter gets to honor her mother in a very special ceremony. Lots of love going on here!

Commencement 2021 afternoon Ceremony will feature our own Dr. Aislinn HeavyRunner-Rioux speaking and accepting the Honorary Doctorate of Law for her mother Bonnie ❤

Yay! For Native athletes!

Yay! For Native athletes!


ANC is offering a 2 week PAID summer research program for High School students!

To apply, fill out the application on the ANC website’s home page at!

Chelsea Morales is the Program Director, so feel free to message or email her with any questions!
See flyer for more information


The Associate of Science Degree (AS) in Biomedical Degree is intended for majors who would like to transfer to obtain a four-year degree in biomedical, biotechnology, or any pre-veterinary, pre-dental, or pre-medical or biological research programs. Degrees in the biomedical field will be important with the expansion of current and new careers in the healthcare system, biotechnology, and bioengineering fields.


State Rep. Ruth Buffalo said the bill will help build a ‘better understanding of our neighbors’ and ‘ultimately bring healing’

Excellence in Indian Country

Excellence in Indian Country

Shout out and congrats to Francesca Ross, originally from Crow Creek, South Dakota, who has inked to play for the Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College Lady Storm for the 21-22 season.


The University of New Mexico


Denver, Colo., March 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Indian College Fund is announcing ECMC Foundation’s grant of $1.125 million to fund two programs at tribal colleges and universities in North Dakota and Montana. This grant will help fuel Native American student success in careers in h...


Fort Peck Community College offers three associate degree programs. The Associate of Arts (AA) degree and Associate of Science (AS) degree can be awarded as terminal degrees or as degrees that include courses for transfer to four-year institutions.


Here are the winners of the Business Plan Competition🎉🥂🙌🏽


The American Indian College Fund hosts BUSINESS SCHOOL WEEK, starting March 22nd! Join us for 3 days of advice and connections to top schools and from business professionals. RSVP at and be entered to win GREAT PRIZES!


Word is Bond is hiring! Join our team as a full-time program manager of our summer internship program and school year programs that empower young Black men and facilitate powerful racial justice projects. This is a dynamic position that works with amazing youth leaders as part of a rapidly growing nonprofit that partners with global brands including the Portland Trail Blazers, Nike, and Wieden + Kennedy. See the job description and apply now at


FPCC is hosting a Preview Day on March 5th via Zoom Webinar. To register for the event click the following link:

FPCC is working in collaboration with the American Indian College Fund to promote higher education and demystify the process regarding degrees/programs, scholarships, and the first-year experience. Even if high school students choose not to attend FPCC, aspects of the program apply to any institution of higher education they choose. Preview Day is specifically targeting all high school students (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grades) attending Brockton, Poplar, Wolf Point, and Frazer.

We encourage parents and/or guardians to attend as well. All information for the event is in the flyer. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


Join us for a WHOLE WEEK of Graduate School advice and info, FEB 15-19. Each day, hear from field-specific program representatives, and attend sessions on prep and applications. RSVP to attend and WIN PRIZES at

Can't we be who we are?

Can't we be who we are?

(This Feb. 10 story has been refiled to fix typo in the quote in paragraph 10 and adds dropped words in paragraph 16)


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