Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Congressmen reintroduce bill to help reimburse Fort Lewis College for Native American tuition


Last week Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Representative Scott Tipton reintroduced companion bills in the Senate and House of Representatives to help Fort Lewis College cover the tuition costs of Native Americans students, who get federally-mandated free tuition at the college.  NARF has long supported this issue.  NARF Executive Director John E. Echohawk has noted that NARF had “been involved in the litigation in the 1970s enforcing the Indian tuition waiver, is aware of the importance of the Indian tuition waiver to Indian students across the country and the outstanding record of Fort Lewis College in graduating Indian students over the years.”   To learn more about the history of this issue, click here.  And, to read about the newly introduced legislation, click here.