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January 2010 Volume 2

Turkish Coalition Sponsors Native American Lecture Tour in Turkey

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The Turkish Coalition of America is expanding educational exchanges between the U.S. and universities in Turkey, In November, TCA sponsored a Native American Lecture Tour in November. Educators from Mandaree, Hopi, Isleta/San Juan Pueblo and Mohawk tribes from South Dakota State University, Northern Arizona University and Institute of American Indian Arts traveled to 12 universities in four cities in Turkey.

It concluded with a Native American Conference at Hacettepe University in Ankara.

Other participating Turkish universities include Ondokuz Mayis University in Samsun, Abant Izzet Baysal University in Bolu, Bahcesehir, Bogazici, Halic, Istanbul Technical University, Koc, Ozyegin and Sabanci University in Istanbul and Bilkent and Middle East Technical University in Ankara. 

The tour helps Turkish educators and students understand different Native American cultures. The tour also explores  future efforts between Tribal Colleges and institutions of higher education in Turkey.

TCA has a Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarship Program for American Minority Students.  TCA awards up to 100 scholarships per year for American minority students, including Native Americans.

Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarship
Awards up to 100 scholarships per year for African American, Hispanic American, Native American students

The Native American Conference was organized by the Department of American Culture and Literature at Hacettepe University, will last two day

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