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    • American Indian Business Leaders (AIBL)
    • AIBL is the only American Indian non-profit organization, solely dedicated to empowering business students in the United States. Programs are designed to engage students in activities that stimulate, enhance, and expand educational experiences beyond traditional academic methods. All students are encouraged to participate in AIBL regardless of race, academic major, or career objectives. All forms needed for a college to become a chapter in AIBL are available on their website.
    • American Indian College Fund
    • Provides information and resources about scholarships for American Indian students, guides to tribally controlled colleges and universities, a tribal college employment registry, background information on American Indian education, and more.
    • American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
    • AIHEC is the collective spirit and unifying voice of our nation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). AIHEC provides leadership and influences public policy on American Indian higher education issues through advocacy, research, and program initiatives; promotes and strengthens Native American languages, cultures, communities, and tribal nations; and through its unique position, serves member institutions and emerging TCUs.
    • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
    • The AISES mission is to increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines.
    • Boys and Girls Clubs of America
    • Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow -- all while having fun.
    • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC)
    • Located in Cloquet, Minnesota, the mission of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is to provide higher education opportunities for its communities in a welcoming, culturally diverse environment. FDLTCC is a regionally-accredited institution through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
    • Minnesota Indian Education Association (MIEA)
    • MIEA is the state Chapter of NIEA. The organization is run by volunteers and operates an annual conference every fall.
    • National 4-H Council
    • National 4-H Council's mission is to advance the 4-H youth development movement to build a world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change. Council partners with 4-H at all levels—national, state and local.
    • National Indian Education Association (NIEA)
    • The mission of the NIEA is to support traditional Native cultures and values, to enable Native learners to become contributing members of their communities, to promote Native control of educational institutions, and to improve educational opportunities and resources for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians throughout the United States. The NIEA is membership based organization committed to increasing educational opportunities and resources for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students while protecting our cultural and linguistic traditions. Incorporated in 1970, NIEA is the largest and oldest Indian education organization in the nation and strives to keep Indian Country moving toward educational equity. Governed by a Board of Directors made up of twelve representatives, the NIEA has several committees that work to ensure native educators and students are represented in various educational institutions and forums throughout Indian Country and Washington, D.C.
    • National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
    • Provides up-to-date information on educational and political initiatives that are being used in service-learning programs in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, communities, and American Indian tribes.
    • Native Youth Magazine
    • This is an online magazine designed to encourage and inspire Native youth by promoting positive messages through articles, profiles and photos about their lifestyles. Select Native youth are currently serving as cortributors and advisors for the site and others will continue to be asked for their input.
    • Office of Indian Education
    • The mission of the Office of Indian Education is to support the efforts of local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other entities to meet the unique cultural, language, and educational needs of such students; and ensure that all students meet the challenging State academic standards.
    • Reclaiming Youth International
    • Reclaiming Youth International (RYI) is dedicated to helping adults better serve children and youth who are in emotional pain from conflict in the family, school, community, or with self. The Circle of Courage® provides the philosophical foundation for the work of RYI. It suggests that children and youth do well when their needs of belonging, mastery, independence and generosity are met. Reclaiming Youth equips adults to work with today's youth through annual seminars, educational trainings and consultation, and our professional bookstore.
    • Service Learn
    • This Web site contains a guide-book and journal package (available for purchase) to help educators introduce service-learning to middle and high school students. The guide provides programming ideas and information for adults; the reflection journal is for students to use while they work on their service-learning projects.

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