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Below you will find articles, podcasts, and videos about the American Indian Catholic Schools Network. Thank you for your interest!

Play Like a Champion

on Monday, 08 July 2019.

By: Mikaela Ramsey

Two AICSN physical education teachers attended the Play Like a Champion Conference at Notre Dame. Read about more about their experiences by clicking "continue reading"

AICSN Hosts Nigerian Sisters from St. Paul's Mission Grade School in Hays, Montana

on Monday, 01 July 2019.

By: Collin Gortner

AICSN hosted five Nigerian Sisters from Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Northern Montana for a week of professional development and retreat. Read more below! 


Lakota and Catholic: Jesuit education on the Pine Ridge Reservation

on Thursday, 06 June 2019.


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Maka Clifford was interviewed by Jesuitical, a podcast by America Media. Maka is the Director of Curriculum and Assesment at Red Cloud Indian School. He discusses his Catholic identity and the confluence between his Catholic faith and traditional Lakota spirituality. He answers questions about Red Cloud Indian School, his upbringing, and Pine Ridge Reservation. Maka also discusses his vision for the future of Red Cloud. This podcast was originally released on October 5, 2018. Please listen to this in-depth and wide ranging interview! 

ESS Student Honored for Research; Helps Secure Funding for Native Schools

on Thursday, 06 June 2019.

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Learn about how a Notre Dame undergraduate student played a pivotal role in securing funding for AICSN by exploring the connection between Catholicism and Native spirituality. Follow the above link to read the full story.

Dr. Collier and Maka Clifford on Catholic School Matters

on Thursday, 06 June 2019.

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After an opening segment with Dr. Tom Burnford of NCEA discussing the current state of Catholic schools, Dr. Tim Uhl talks with Dr. Brian Collier of ACE's American Indian Catholic School Network and Maka Clifford of Red Cloud Indian Schools.  In both of these conversations, the issues surrounding Native American Catholic schools are discussed.  #catholicschoolmatters. Podcast was released on September 19, 2018.