2017: The Native-Serving Institutions Initiative is created

A collaboration of two- and four-year institutions designated as Native American-Serving Nontribal institutions by the U.S. Department of Education is created with a three-year grant from Lumina Foundation. The Native-Serving Institutions Initiative engages colleges and universities throughout the U.S. that have at least 10 percent American Indian and Alaska Native students in their enrollments, in convenings and webinars, and provided a subset of the institutions with grants to support the educational success of Native students.