Winds of Change Magazine

Winds of Change is the premier nationally distributed magazine published with a single-minded focus on career and educational advancement for American Indians/Alaska Natives/Native Hawai'ians/First Nations, with an emphasis on STEM. Published five times a year by AISES, four print issues and one digital-only issue, 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 an annual 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 2016, Winds of Change introduced a new monthly newsletter, PathwaysWinds of Change Pathways provides timely information for continued growth and success in STEM education and careers for Native Americans. Every issue includes in-depth coverage of a career development topic for members, from pre-college to mature professional. Pathways also provides current information from the AISES family on timely topics and upcoming events.

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.

Welcome to the December issue of Pathways. Pathways is the monthly newsletter for the entire AISES family, designed to bring you information to help you succeed on your personal STEM path and develop your current — or future — STEM career. In 2017 Pathways has continued to cover topics that offer value to all our readers, from pre-college to mature professional. You’ll also find timely information from AISES and the latest on upcoming events. 

In an ideal world, your boss would notice your accomplishments and increase your salary accordingly. But we don’t live in an ideal world, so many employees are stuck with the dreaded task of asking for a raise. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the working world, stepping up to make that ask can be difficult. But with careful planning and a dash of confidence, you can make requesting a bigger paycheck feel like just another day at the office. Click here for a look at the December issue of Pathways — and tips for demonstrating how your skills and contributions add value to your organization, and making sure your compensation accurately reflects your worth.

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