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Keeping Culture at the Center: Native Students Succeed When Curriculum Affirms Their Identity

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The statistics are stark when it comes to college access and success for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

On some reservations, the college-going rate for high school grads is as low as 18 percent, according to data from the American Indian College Fund. And US Census Bureau data shows that only 14 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives hold college degrees.

Yet when given support and curriculum that affirms their culture, Native students excel, Carrie Billy, president and CEO of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), told attendees Thursday at NACAC’s 74th National Conference in Salt Lake City.

“A lot of our students don’t know who they are,” she said. “They’ve been through the K-12 system — a lot of them on reservations — and still haven’t learned their culture and their identity.”

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Join Us for Cultural Fluency Conversations at #nacac18

As part of NACAC’s continuing commitment to fairness, equity, and professionalism, the association is dedicated to promoting cultural fluency in the college admission counseling profession.

Under the leadership of the Inclusion, Access, and Success (IAS) Committee, the next stage of NACAC’s work on this topic will consist of training sessions at the national conference that will focus on initiating and sustaining cultural fluency conversations in the workplace.

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5 Social Media Tips for #nacac18

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NACAC’s 74th National Conference in Salt Lake City kicks off in just a few days and there are so many ways to get involved. As the social media manager for NACAC I might be a little bit biased, but I think getting involved with the conference on social media is a great way to meet new people and ensure you don’t miss a moment of the action.

Check out my top five tips to get the most out of your national conference social media experience.

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Know Before You Go: Webinars, Twitter Chats, and More to Help You Prep for #nacac18

Have questions about the 2018 National Conference in Salt Lake City?

Whether you are a first-time attendee who wants to know the ropes or a seasoned veteran who wants to share in the pre-conference excitement, we have the line-up for you.

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Learn More About NACAC’s New Membership Model

Heard about NACAC’s new membership model, but not sure what it means for you?

We’ll be broadcasting via Facebook Live at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 5 with NACAC President David Burge and Kim Johnston, NACAC’s director of membership, affiliate relations, and governance.

Tune in to learn what NACAC members will be voting on at the national conference and how the model will make it easier to join NACAC, increase the diversity of the association, and expand access to our resources to more college admission professionals.

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