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Volume 2    March, 2011

Arizona Culinary School Recruits American Indians, Now Available for Federal Financial Aid
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Arizona: The Classic Cooking Academy in Scottsdale actively recruits American Indians to attend its culinary program. Recently, CCA received accreditation . This enables students to apply for federal funding through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET).

Now when students want to attend our six-month, professional culinary program, they can apply for federal financial aid, including Pell Grants,” said Pascal Dionot.  Dionot is executive chef and co-founder of Classic Cooking Academy, which opened in 2005.

Students from the Gila River, Hopi and Southern Ute Nations have already graduated from the full-time program. The culinary school combines modern American Indian cuisine with classic French techniques. CCA says it's a recipe that offers a solid foundation for a culinary career. 

One Classic Cooking Academy graduate is Izat Ghanem. Ghanem was recently promoted to main cook at the Mitsitam Cafe in the the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

“With the growing number of resort casinos with multiple restaurants throughout the country–including 16 in Arizona–it only makes sense for Native Americans to consider a career in the culinary arts,” said Dionot. “We are the only culinary school to incorporate Native American foods and cuisine in our full-time professional course. We include Native American aspects of food in every facet of our program.”


 Volume 1
On Day Dedicated to Native Americans, A Move to Honor Hopi Tribe's Code Talkers
New Office to Serve as Advocates for Tribal Veterans 
Metis Livid About Proposed Status System
Saying NO to $1 Billion Dollars
New Images of Remote Brazil Tribe
Amazonian Indians More Advanced Than We Knew
Australia's Aborigines to Launch Political Party
Irish Travellers to Shed Light on Indigenous Research

Volume 2
Berenstain Bears to Speak Lakota
Students Tell Saanich Myths Through Computer Animation  
Children's Book Exhibit Depicts Native Path to Diabetes Prevention
Mentoring Program Coming to Kodiak
100% Knights to Create Career Pathways for Aboriginal Students
Arizona Culinary School Recruits American Indians, Now Available for Federal Financial Aid
Book Lets Great Lakes American Indians Tell Their Own Story
Volume 3
UN Declares 2011 the "International Year of Forests"
Think the Super Bowl Battle was Big? Fight Over Conservation Funding Looms Larger
Limit Set for Native Polar Bear Hunters Under International Treaty
White House: Tribes Fare Well in 2012 Budget
Ziebach County South Dakota: America's Poorest County
Top 5 Obama Regulations that American Businesses Hate Most
The Top 11 Corporate Cash Hoarders
Volume 4
Donna Karan Collaborates With an Indigenous Artist as Part of "Nomad Two Worlds" Art Exhibit
Alligator Wrestling and the Men Who Do It
Custer Flag to Be Sold by DIA
Museums Work to Credit the Individuals Behind Native American Artwork
All My Relations Gallery Showcase for Native Art
Grammy Winner Helps Locals Build, Understand Flutes
German TV Crew Films Program About Nokota Horses

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