To the students: Get to know the community you're in; explore it and attend their community events. Taste different flavors, they're lovely. Fall in love with learning. Don't take your classes for granted, you are there to learn and someone is paying for you to learn. Take advantage of every program and privilege you can as a Native American student, there are a lot out there, there is no reason you should go back home empty handed. And do not take a "break" from college. Chances are, you'll never come back. If your college has it, take Native American studies classes. Learn about your history because you most likely never learned it in high school.
• Just in case, save money for when you graduate. You might be unemployed for a while.