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 Volume 2  February 1, 2011

Kalliopeia Foundation Grants American Indian College Fund $80,000
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The Kalliopeia Foundation is granting $80,000 to the American Indian College Fund.  $60,000 will be used for scholarships, and $20,000 will  help with general operating expenses

Kalliopeia has been an AICF supporter since 2004. Their scholarships focus upon tribal college students earning teaching degrees to help them serve as American Indian language instructors.

 "We support American Indian College Fund's programs that support students pursuing a teaching degree with the intent to preserve Native language," said Barbara Cushing from the Kalliopeia Foundation.  "Languages are the depositories for indigenous wisdom, and Native peoples can help us find solutions to the problems facing us through a more holistic approach to life. The preservation and revitalization of Native American languages is integral to that strategy."

Richard B. Williams of the American Indian College Fund, said, "We are delighted that The Kalliopeia Foundation is renewing its support to ensure the continuation of American Indian culture and language through education. The Kalliopeia Foundation is improving the lives of American Indian students and providing hope throughout Indian Country, and thereby enriching our nation."


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