November is Native American Heritage month. As such Tribal communities come together to converse on what they’re most thankful for. For some attaining a higher education is on top of their priority list. According to Native Partnership statistics more than 60 percent of U.S. high school students go on to college, while only 17 percent of American Indian students are able to continue their education after high school, facing a number of challenges the average students do not encounter.
Tackling the challenges for Native American students going to college is what Tribal education programs are working towards.
Together, the Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutes (NASNTI) organization and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Higher Education program hosted a College and Career Fair as part of Native American week at Redlands Community College (RCC) in El Reno, Okla.