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February 4, 2021 39 min

Welcome back to the Square Pizza podcast. We're excited to bring you this interview featuring Angelique Albert, Executive Director of the American Indian Graduation Center. 

Keep listening on to hear:

- the connection between Angelique and Dewey Norwood (episode #54)
- the $20M donation given by Makenzie Scott
- Angelique's team made 1,400 calls to check on their students

This episode also dives deep into the history of American Indians and the Native population in America. 

Enjoy the episode!

More about Angelique Albert:

Angelique has dedicated her professional career in service to tribal communities and creating positive impacts. As the Executive Director of American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) & AIGC Scholars, she leads the Nation’s largest American Indian/Alaskan Native scholarship organization which has provided over $15 million annually in scholarships to students from over 500 tribes in all 50 states.  Prior to her work at AIGC, Ms. Albert has served as the Executive Director of Salish Kootenai College Foundation where she was instrumental in planning, implementing the successful launch of their first $20 million capital campaign.  She also served as Associate Director of the National American Indian Business Leaders Organization.  She has served in various roles in philanthropy, including Lead Native American Program Officer for the Beaumont Foundation of America, and External Grant Reviewer for the Case Foundation.  Ms. Albert’s early career began by serving her own tribe as a Legal Intern, Court Appointed Special Advocate, and Chief Juvenile Probation Officer.
 
Ms. Albert currently serves as a member of the Obama Foundation’s MBK Alliance Advisory Council. Additionally, she serves on the AISES Tribal Nations Advisory Council. She has served as a board member for the Potlatch Fund, as well as a board member of S&K Gaming, LLC, one of the Tribal corporations, with 4 subsidiary firms, owned by the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes. Angelique has a B.A. in Human Services and an MBA with a special emphasis in American Indian Entrepreneurship from Gonzaga University.

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