Efforts to Protect the Native American Tuition Waiver

Support for the Native American Tuition Waiver

* The information contained on this page was collected over multiple years. Therefore the bill numbers referred to may be different than the current bill numbers.

On August 22, 2012, Native American, national, state, and educational representatives testified before U.S. Senator Michael Bennet regarding Senate Bill 3504. Below is the written testimony presented at that hearing.

William Mendoza, Director, White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education

Ben Nighthorse Campbell, U.S. Senator, Retired

John E. Echohawk, Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund

Byron Tsabetsaye, President, Associated Students of Fort Lewis College

Joseph A. Garcia, Lieutenant Governor, State of Colorado

Dene Kay Thomas, President, Fort Lewis College

Jacqueline R. Johnson, Chancellor, University of Minnesota, Morris

Lewis Wittry, Vice President, Associated Students of Fort Lewis College

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The Native American Tuition Waiver at Fort Lewis College has helped thousands of Native American students get an education. Recently the College asked a few alumni to share their thoughts on the waiver.

Quanah Spencer

Melissa Henry

Ricardo Cate

Marsha Greyeyes-Appel

Leon Clah