Winds of Change Magazine

Published five times a year by AISES (four print issues and one digital-only issue), Winds of Change is the premier nationally distributed magazine with a single-minded focus on career and educational advancement for American Indians/Alaska Natives/Native Hawaiians/First Nations, with an emphasis on STEM. Winds of Change print issues are now also available as digital editions. The digital editions offer readers the option of accessing each issue of the magazine online at any time throughout the year. Each year, Winds of Change releases a Special College Issue that features the Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans. The Special College Issue has come to be viewed as a crucial resource for students, counselors, and college recruiters alike. In 2018, Winds of Change introduced a new newsletter, Paths to Opportunities. Published twice a month in dual versions, Paths to Opportunities is customized with news of career-development opportunities along with editorial content targeted to its unique demographic segment of Native Americans in STEM fields. Each issue also has news from the AISES family on timely topics and upcoming events. Paths to Opportunities for students includes information on scholarships, fellowships, and internships as well as articles that will help them succeed academically and stay on a path leading to a satisfying career in a STEM-related field. Paths to Opportunities for active STEM professionals and educators includes information on career development, internships, and employment opportunities with outstanding organizations, agencies, universities, and corporations in multiple STEM fields, as well as articles and tips on building a flourishing career.

To submit a story or story idea to Winds of Change, please contact our editor Karen English at (617) 872-3395.

To advertise, contact Candace McDonough or call (617) 969-2137.

For advertising materials, contact Emerald Craig or call (505) 765-1052, ext.114.

Winds of Change Magazine

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Current Issue


The Winds of Change 24th Annual Special College Issue is available now. See which schools made our list of the Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans.

To supplement the financial information included in the Top 200 listings, we’ve included a feature article on Controlling Student Debt. If you are like most students, coming up with college tuition payments will involve some borrowing. This article aims to help you think about those consequential student loan decisions. The feature Roots and Wings takes a look at the support programs for Native students that some colleges have in place. These resources can be invaluable over the course of a college career, and they’re something to consider as you narrow your list of potential colleges.

You’ll also read about the challenges and successes of several students and recent grads in The Student Body. It’s heartening to see how many of their plans include returning home and contributing to their communities.

In addition to an overview of Tribal Colleges and their many pluses, you’ll find a sampling of other colleges and universities across the country, as well as a look at a busy AISES College Chapter, in College Profiles.

New in 2018, the monthly Paths to Opportunities newsletter brings you both feature content and listings of relevant opportunities — targeted to where you are on your own STEM path. For students, Paths to Opportunities provides information for continued growth and success in STEM education. And for professionals, Paths to Opportunities is packed with information and listings focused on career growth. In addition, you’ll find information from the AISES family on timely topics and upcoming events. Our goal is to make Paths to Opportunities a great tool for your continued success.

For Students
Now that you’ve registered, it's time to get ready for the fifth annual NAIVSEF (National American Indian Virtual Science and Engineering Fair)! Click here to read the February issue of Paths to Opportunities: Student Edition — and find tips to prep for and succeed at any type of science fair, whether you're presenting your research results in person or virtually. Also included is the latest list of opportunities for students at the pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate/postoc level.

For Professionals
You’ve been on your current career path for a few years — or maybe it’s only a few months — and you suspect this isn’t where you want to be long term. Maybe you don’t find the work rewarding, or you aren’t making the meaningful connections you expected. Click here for a look at the January issue of Paths to Opportunities: Professional Edition and see why a career switch to teaching might be worth pursuing. Also included is a list of current professional opportunities and open jobs.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society Top 50 STEM Workplaces for Native STEM Professionals

Companies selected as a Top 50 STEM Workplace meet criteria established by the Winds of Change editorial staff with approval from AISES. Organizations selected as a Top 50 STEM Workplace for Native STEM Professionals may download the Top 50 logo for marketing purposes.

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Anyone can contribute to Winds of Change.  

You don't have to be on the Editorial Board to suggest a story for Winds of Change. Just email Karen English at

Advertise in Winds of Change

With a print distribution of more than 6,000, and an email distribution that exceeds 12,500 to students, professionals, supporters, universities, and commercial and government businesses, Winds of Change remains unsurpassed in its commitment and ability to reach a broad spectrum of rural and urban American Indians and Alaska Natives. Readers anticipate arrival of the magazine for career and educational opportunities, for inspiration and motivation, and for information about and for Native people and their careers.

Winds of Change is also a valuable recruitment tool for corpora­tions, government agencies, tribal and non-tribal businesses, and colleges and universities across the U.S. The editorial focus of this dynamically redesigned magazine honors tradition while exploring topics in STEM fields as well as health, education, business, and culture.

  • Showcase your school’s educational opportunities to college-bound Native American students
  • Recruit top-tier Native American graduating students and corporate professionals to join your organization
  • Gain exposure to STEM-oriented Native Americans and the people most influential in their academic and employment choices

Call us today to reserve space and exposure for your school or company!

Candace McDonough
National Sales Director

Click here for 2018 Media Kit