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ERIC Number: ED527105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 71
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
Campaign Sii Ha Sin: Shaping the Future of Tribal Colleges and Universities
American Indian College Fund
The impact of the American Indian College Fund's Campaign Sii Ha Sin has been immediate and profound. The capital campaign, appropriately named for the Navajo concept of hope, has helped establish the tribal colleges as a positive and central force in American Indian higher education, the communities served by the tribal colleges and ultimately, in all of America. The tribal colleges involved in Campaign Sii Ha Sin attribute the ability to construct new facilities, buy equipment and to renovate existing classrooms as having played a significant role in the recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff. The campaign also has enabled the tribal colleges to increase their reputations through the ability to expand program offerings and to enhance teaching and research capabilities. The most far-reaching outcome has been Campaign Sii Ha Sin's ability to raise expectations and pride among a student population that traditionally has posted the lowest degree attainment rates of any ethnic or racial group in the country. This report provides a comprehensive view of the impact that the Campaign Sii Ha Sin has had upon each tribal college. Campaign Sii Ha Sin sought to multiply support from major foundations with the resources available to individual tribal colleges to create the largest capital campaign ever undertaken by Native Americans. The vision that launched this campaign in 1999 has created unprecedented success and will continue to challenge the tribal colleges to build upon Campaign Sii Ha Sin's accomplishments.
American Indian College Fund. 8333 Greenwood Boulevard, Denver, CO 80221. Tel: 800-776-3863; Tel: 303-426-8900; Fax: 303-426-1200; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Indian College Fund