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Welcome students, faculty and staff to another exciting academic year.

In September 2011 an historical event took place, Fort Belknap College was renamed, the new name is Aaniiih Nakoda College. This reflects our true identity.

There are many other changes, with building renovations, continued construction, and the hiring of new staff and faculty. We have hired new faculty who will revitalize academic programs, such as Human Services and Early Childhood Education. The vocational programs will be moving into the new Work Force Training Center during mid-year and new construction will expand the White Clay Immersion School.

Our institution is growing and our student enrollment is increasing each year. Our state-of-the-art technology is on the leading edge; providing our students, staff and community members with up to date education and training.

According to the US Census 2010 Fort Belknap and the surrounding areas are being tested by higher unemployment, higher cost of living expenses and natural upheavals.

When a grandmother was asked how she had dealt with life’s hardships while raising 13 children she responded, “We either made it or went without it.”

Life is what you make it! Assess what resources are available, and who and where to go to utilize said resources.

During hard economic times people return to college to hone skills and gain the qualifications that are needed to advance forward.

Statistically people who possess education raise their standard of living, opportunities and quality of life.

The staff and faculty continually strive to stay abreast of the educational needs in the communities we serve. We are “growing our own” to someday provide American Indian teachers in our local public and private school systems.

On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff and faculty, you are invited to stop by our campus, to enroll in one class or many classes or just come for a visit. You are never too young or too old to attend college and I encourage you to come to Aaniiih Nakoda College and see for yourself what we can offer you.

Carole Falcon-Chandler

President

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