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Document Number: 11059

Report and Recommendations from the American Indian College-Going Study - Indians are a growing demographic in South Dakota, and the state's Board of Regents made Indian recruitment and success in academia a priority for public universities. A focus group of 49 American Indian undergraduates said that financial challenges, lack of mentorship, fear of leaving home and family, and fears of culture shock and alienation were holding back would-be college students. Recommendations for improved access and success included better outreach to high schools, more grant aid, expanded Indian centers, and developing services that better reflect the family-centered orientation of tribal life. (South Dakota Board of Regents, December 2013)...


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