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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


October 6, 2001 - Issue 46


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Assistant Directors Training Program

This program is a joint venture of the Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Each year, approximately 10 to 25 individuals will get paid to work and learn on the sets of various feature films, TV series, and television movies.

For more information, visit, or call John Slosser at 818-386-2545.

The application deadline is November 15, 2001.

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Deadline: November 1, 2001

Target Corporation's All-Around Scholarships for Students provide funding to well-rounded high school seniors and college students who are committed to community service and education. Target will award four $10,000 scholarships and more than twenty-one hundred $1,000 scholarships to help cover the costs of full-time, post-secondary, under-graduate educational programs. Eligible students include high school seniors, high school graduates, and current college students age 24 or under who are legal U.S. residents. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S. no later than the fall term of the 2002 - 2003 school year. The program is not currently offered in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or outside the U.S.

The Target All-Around Scholarships program is managed entirely by the Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America. CSFA will screen all applications and make the final selection of awards based on the following criteria:

  • number of community volunteer service hours
  • applicant's list of volunteer leadership awards and honors
  • appraisal form completed by volunteer supervisor or leader
  • applicant's short essay on volunteer service
  • grade point average of C/2.0 level or higher

Preference will be given to students who reside in a community where a Target store is located.

Complete guidelines and application forms are available online.

Contact: (800) 537-4180 (ask for the Target All-Around Scholarship program manager)

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Wampanoag Indian Program at Plimoth Plantation

The following positions are open:

Program Assistant: This person will act as administrative assistant to the WIP management team, and also will, as necessary, act as secondary site supervisor. This position requires 2 years of college, minimum 3 years of museum experience, or acceptable equivalent.

Museum Teacher: Teaches students, museum visitors, other groups, about Wampanoag history and culture in a variety of program venues, including school classroom visits (travels to schools); Overnights, Field Trip Enhancements, Student Workshops, Teacher Seminars.

Interpreter: Works in recreated 17th century outdoor living history exhibit "Hobbamock's Homesite," delivering information to visiting public on Wampanoag life, history, and culture. Learns and demonstrates 17th century technology, skills and arts; interpretive (communication) skills.

Positions are full-time, year-round with benefits, except where might be noted. Ability to work weekends is required during the museum's open season, March 31 - December 2, 2001.

For more information:
Linda Coombs
(508) 746-1622 x8385

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The Center for Environmental Analysis at California State University, Los Angeles.

CEA-CREST provides research training for students interested in pursuing academic and professional careers in environmental science research. Financial support for students includes $9,725/year for undergraduates and $16,800/year for graduates, plus funds for travel to scientific meetings. Continued support is available for Ph.D. candidates.

Please visit our web site at

This year we are currently supporting three Native American students and we would like to be able to support more.

If you have any questions please write to Lulu Pelaez at
Lulu Pelaez
Program Assistant
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-5799

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Program Number: 13662
Title: Reynolds Foundation--Sabbatical Program
Sponsor: Reynolds (Z. Smith) Foundation

The sponsor provides support for non-profit organization leaders to undertake a sabbatical of three to six months, engaged in activities which offer personal renewal and professional growth. Support of $15,000 is provided. The program is restricted to organization leaders in the state of North Carolina.

Deadline(s): 12/01/2001
Established Date: 05/23/1994
Follow-Up Date: 09/01/2002
Review Date: 08/16/2001

Contact Address: Sabbatical Program Coordinator
101 Reynolda Village
Winston-Salem, NC 27106 U.S.A.

Program URL:
Tel: 336-725-7541
Fax: 336-725-6069
Deadline Ind: Receipt
Deadline Open: No

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San Diego State University is recruiting Native American Scholars, Pre-scholars and Collaborators for the Native American Collaboration Projects (NACP). The NACP consist of two projects:

1. The Multidisplinary Native American Project (MNACP) and

2. The Native American Collaboration Project (NACP).

Both projects offer incentives for scholars including a stipend, professional development, assistive technology, mentor, etc, while pursuing a master degree in School Counseling, School Psychology, and Rehabilitation Counseling. If you are interested or know of anyone who is interested in pursuing a graduate program, please take a moment to look at our website and forward this email to potential scholars. Our address and phone number is available on our NACP website. Please email or write for information.

Native American Collaboration Projects
Phone: (619) 594-5508 or (619) 594-7730

Rehabilitation Counseling Program
Directed by Fred McFarlane Ph.D.
Phone: (619) 594-4228

School Counseling Program
Directed by Gerald Monk Ph.D.
Phone: (619) 594-6104

School Psychology Program
Directed by Valerie Cook-Morales Ph.D.
Phone: (619) 594-7730

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the department.

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2002 Princeton Junior Summer Institute

The Woodrow Wilson School is pleased to announce the 2002 Junior Summer Institute to be held at Princeton University from June 13 through August 2, 2002. The goal of the Junior Summer Institute is to help talented students from historically underrepresented groups to prepare for graduate study in public and international affairs. The summer institute provides a rigorous training in policy analysis and serves as a springboard to exciting careers in public service.

The brochure and application are available through our website at - check it out!

Similar summer programs are offered at Berkeley, Maryland and Michigan with some differences in eligibility. Since 1983, 48% of Woodrow Wilson School alumni of color attended one of these summer programs, which is ample proof of their value.

Students who attend the Woodrow Wilson School Junior Summer Institute, if they are admitted and enroll in the Woodrow Wilson School MPA program, will be eligible for financial aid based on need. We will continue to offer full-tuition scholarships and full stipends for living expenses to students who demonstrate full need. These students usually demonstrate high need and receive full scholarships for both years of graduate study. Students who enroll in other graduate schools will be dependent upon the financial aid policies at each institution.

The application deadline is November 1, 2001 and the admission process will be completed by mid-December. We use an early application deadline to avoid the conflict with our graduate school admission process and enable participants to have better lead-time to plan for the junior summer institute.

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The Dept. of Anthropology & Sociology at North Carolina State University (NCSU) is looking to hire someone for Fall 2002. The NCSU Native American Student Association would appreciate if an American Indian would apply and attain this position. Here is the universityís advertisement as listed in the Chronicle of Higher Education:

North Carolina State University. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Socio-cultural Anthropology at the rank of assistant professor beginning Fall 2002. Ph.D. in anthropology is required at time of appointment. Candidates must be Native American specialists with a record of grant-getting and publication. Subspecialties are open but would prefer teaching/research expertise in applied, ecological, economical, educational, environmental, medical, or political anthropology. Candidates will be expected to teach regularly a course in ethnography of Native North America. Responsibilities include teaching, active research and grant seeking. Candidate's willingness to involve students in research activities would be appreciated.

Please send letter of application, including statement of your research agenda, vita, three letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and publication/writing samples to:

Chair, Anthropology Recruitment Committee,
Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
Box 8107, NCSU,
Raleigh, NC 27695-8107.

Formal screening of applications begins November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. NCSU is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. For ADA accommodations and other questions, contact: Dana Cooper, 1-919-515-3180, fax:1-919-515-2610; email:

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Michelle Handleman, an internship coordinator for CBS News, is looking for Native American students to participate in CBSís internship program. Her contact information is below.

Michelle Handleman
Assistant, Internship Program
CBS News
2020 M Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 973-0769
(202) 331-1791 fax

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NBC and the Oneida Indian Nation have launched a nationwide talent search to find Indian actors, comedians and writers with the potential to be cast in and write for programs in development and on the air.

"The Four Directions Talent Search" is open to tribally affiliated Native Americans who are not currently under contract with a talent agent or studio. The search will not only identify talent but also create an entrée for people who may not have had access to the industry in the past, and showcase their talents on a continuing basis.

The talent search begins with regional showcases around the U.S. And Canada, with first round events in Seattle, Denver, Miami, Toronto and northeast Connecticut. These events will be held at:

Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut on August 24,
The Comedy Works in Denver on September 11,
Yuk Yuks Comedy Club in Toronto on September 24,
The Comedy Underground in Seattle on October 9 and
The Comedy Corner in West Palm Beach on October 22.

Entrants in each round will showcase their talent by performing prepared monologues or stand-up comedy sets and will be Judged by a panel of entertainment professionals. Performers selected in the regional will then advance to a semi-final round in the showroom at Oneida's Turning Stone Casino Resort, with the finals to be held on November 7 at Performance Space NBC (PSNBC) in New York City's Soho district. In Addition to those performers, writers may submit a screenplay, script, or short Story for review by an entertainment industry oriented advisory panel. Those writers receiving accolades by the advisory panel will be presented at the PSNBC performance.

To register for the regional rounds, performers must submit a Copy of their tribal identification card, photo and resume (if available), and a brief description of what they intend to perform. Writers must submit a copy of their tribal identification card, and a short story, script, or screenplay treatment.

Submit entries to:

Four Directions Talent Search,
Oneida Nation Communications,
579A Main Street,
Oneida, NY 13421

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Prairie Island
Dakota Language Instructors (2)

Prairie Island Indian Community is currently recruiting two individuals to teach the Dakota language. Minimal requirements include fluency in the Mdewakanton Dakota language, cultural knowledge of the Mdewakanton Dakota, at least one year's experience teaching the language in an educational setting and curriculum development experience.

For more information, contact:

Robert Tiger,
Dakota Language Coordinator,
Prairie Island Indian Community,
5636 Sturgeon Lake Road,
Welch, MN 55089

or Call 651-385-4132
or 800-554-5473, ext. 4132.

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Legislative Associate
Washington, DC

Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 6:00pm/40+ hours
Position Type: Full time permanent
Salary: $45,677 per annum

Primarily responsible for monitoring congressional legislation affecting the Navajo Nation. Researching and analyzing all matters, which may impact the Navajo Nation and communicate to all appropriate Executive Division Directors and other branches of government. Attend congressional meetings/hearings and report significant actions/status on legislation to division directors, committees, and the Navajo Nation Council on a regular basis. Draft testimony, talking points, bill language, briefings, memoranda, and reports. Conduct independent research projects, including legislative reports, and issue analyses. Assists support staff with daily operational functions of the office when necessary and perform related work required by Executive Director.

Education and Training:
A Bachelors Degree, preferably in political science, history, and English related field.

A minimum of two (2) year of legislative or legal experiences, preferably congressional.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have excellent analytical, verbal, and writing skills. Presentation skills necessary. Ability to carry out complex instructions. Must be self-starter and take initiative within areas of responsibility. Must be a team player. Knowledge of Navajo Nation, state, and federal governments. Possess general knowledge of the Navajo Nation legislative, economic, and social issues. Establish and maintain effective working relations with those contacted in the course of work. Strong computer literacy skills necessary.

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The law firm of Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP (HSDW) is seeking to fill an attorney position in its Washington, DC office. Applicants should possess a strong academic record and a commitment to advocate on behalf of Native American and Alaska Native tribes. Experience in the field of Indian law is preferred. Salary is dependent upon experience.

Established in 1982, the law firm of Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP is dedicated to advancing the interests of Indian and Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations through high-quality legal advocacy before federal, state and local governments, courts, executive agencies, and Congress. HSDW's attorneys and legislative specialists provide a full range of legal services to Indian tribes and Indian or Alaska Native organizations throughout the United States, including lobbying, litigation, administrative agency representation and general counsel services. The firm's principal office is located in Washington, DC, with additional offices in Portland, Oregon, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Further information about the firm can be found at or by calling Allison Binney at (202) 822-8282.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and transcripts (if applicable) to the following address:

Professional Staff Recruitment Committee
Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP 2120 L Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037 (202) 822-8282

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Native American money management firm with offices in Southern California and Alaska seeks individual to fill account management position. Company is owned, operated and managed by Native American corporation, has fifteen-plus years experience in a multi-billion dollar portfolio and is expanding into Native American community throughout Southwest and North America.

Applicant should have background or education in engineering, mathematics, or related field. Training, certification and portfolio management services will be provided to qualified applicant. Position will coordinate, facilitate and manage financial portfolios with Native American tribes, organizations and businesses. Some travel required. Salary and benefits negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Please email resume to:

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

Human Resources Office, 1445 Ross Avenue (6MD-AP)
Dallas, Texas 75202-2733
Job Line: 214.665.6560
Region 6 Jobs Web Page
TDD: 214.665.2149

This position performs outreach functions in the El Paso Border Office. Develops and coordinates outreach and communication strategies for border communities in New Mexico and Texas, prepares outreach materials and implements outreach activities, responds to inquiries regarding various environmental issues, assists Agency personnel with outreach and media efforts, prepares and delivers presentations to a range of audiences, and participates in local and regional environmental initiatives to facilitate their implementation. Determines when activities are of a sensitive or controversial nature; or that may have regional impact or implications on community relations; ensures that maximum position acceptance of Agency activities occurs among stakeholders (i.e., state and local government, communities, non-governmental organizations, business, industry). Coordinates with the Regional program staff in developing and implementing special projects to assure dissemination of information to stakeholders in the border region. Assists Agency personnel with media coverage of border environmental issues with exhibits, speaking engagements, meetings and public contacts.

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National News Program Assistant

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation seeks a Program Assistant with a strong interest in news to assist the National News Program Director in the production of national programs such as National Native News. Main duties include news reporting on a national level, editing scripts and duties as assignment editor for National Native News. The Program Assistant also assists in maintaining files and records for national programming and fills in as substitute host and producer of National Native News as needed. Must have two years of radio and/or broadcast experience and proven track record of producing Native-oriented broadcast programming targeted to Native American audiences. Require digital audio editing skills, on-air or voicing experience, familiarity with basic field audio recording equipment, and ability to write in broadcast style. Desire experience with database and spreadsheet software.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska. Salary DOE $32K & up with excellent benefit package.

Send resume and a tape with three samples of broadcast work to

HR, Koahnic Broadcast Corporation,
719 E 11th Avenue Suite C,
Anchorage, AK 99501

e-mail ; FAX (907) 258-8805.

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BIG HOUSE PRODUCTIONS has immediate openings for research interns for a 1-2 hour documentary film on Sitting Bull and the Lakota. Requirements: strong research and writing skills. Researching in archives and historical societies a definite plus. No previous film experience required.

For more information send resume to 781-643-2238 or call 781-643-2235 - contact Megan Gelstein.

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Applications are now available for "Honoring Nations 2002" an awards program that identifies, celebrates and shares outstanding examples of tribal governance. Honoring Nations invites applications from American Indian nations across a variety of subject areas, including but not limited to education, housing, intergovernmental relations, economic development, institutional/bureaucratic reform, and environmental protection.

Administered by the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Honoring Nations is supported by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations. Since its inception in 1998, the Harvard Project has administered two rounds of awards (1999 and 2000), awarding a total of 32 tribal government programs across Indian Country.

A 13-member Advisory Board, chaired by Chief Oren Lyons, will guide the evaluation process, in which eight Honors and eight High Honors will be selected for national recognition. At each stage of the evaluation process, applications will be evaluated on the basis of the program's effectiveness, significance, transferability, creativity and sustainability. Programs awarded High Honors will receive a $10,000 award to share their governance success story with others, and the Harvard Project will work with all honorees to prepare and disseminate reports, case studies and instructional materials.

Applications for Honoring Nations 2002 are due on or before November 16, 2001. Applicants are required to complete a short data section and answer five questions about their tribal governance success story. Multiple applications from a single Indian nation are encouraged, and programs that have applied for an award in previous years may re-apply if not awarded Honors or High Honors.

For further information, please visit, where applications for Honoring Nations 2002 can be downloaded. To receive an application by mail or to nominate a program that should be considered for an award, please contact Andrew Lee, Executive Director at (617) 496-6632 or by e-mail at

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Computer Teacher / Employment & Training Specialist for the WIA Computer Training programs of the North American Indian Center of Boston. The position will also include tutoring of GED students, and monitoring youth enrolled in after-school tutoring activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Responsible for class instruction which includes Word, Excel, Access, Basic Internet, Keyboarding skills and GED instruction. Responsible for software and textbook selection, preparation of homework assignments and in class exercises. 2. Responsible for assessing the student's progress, and planning suitable individual learning plans. 3. Responsible for organizing class activities that will enhance the learning experience of the students. 4. Maintenance of the classroom computer system. 5. Work with the director and employment counselors to meet the goals set for each participant. 6. Responsible for assisting Native American clients with resumes, and online job search. 7. Assist with Employment & Training Program as needed.

College graduate preferred. Ability to teach computer applications, Word, Excel, Access, Internet basics, Keyboarding and GED prep. Ability to learn and teach new software applications and the ability to tutor and encourage high school and pre college youth. Experience in computer maintenance preferred. Experience working with the Native American community. Equal Opportunity Employer Within the scope of Native American preference (Title 25 USC 44 -46 and 474) all candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, national origin or other non-merit factors.

Salary Negotiable 35 hr workweek
Please fax cover letter and resume with salary requirements to (617) 277-4942

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(2 faculty openings)

61 F041
Tenure-track Faculty

RESPONSIBILITIES: Instruct classes in the field of Entrepreneurship and another field of management totaling 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester; engage in professional development resulting in scholarly work and publications; student advising; continuing development of skills in current instructional
technology; service to the department, school, college, and community; perform additional duties as assigned. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population.

62 F028
Tenure-track Faculty

RESPONSIBILITIES: Include teaching various undergraduate Computer Information Systems and/or Quantitative Methods courses during the fall and spring semesters; scholarly contributions; commitment to student advising activities; continuing development of skills in current instructional technology; development and delivery of online courses; service to the department, school, college and community; ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups; and perform other duties as assigned.

Please visit the MSCD Employment site at:

Learn more about Metro State by visiting their home page at:

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Program Number: 62666
Title: RFA-GM-02-001--Native American Research Centers for Health
Sponsor: Indian Health Service

The sponsor provides support for Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) which will develop opportunities for conducting research and research training responsive to the needs of Native American communities. The S6 award mechanism will be used.

Deadline(s): 10/01/2001

Established Date: 08/27/2001
Follow-Up Date: 01/01/2002
Review Date: 08/27/2001

Contact Address:
William L. Freeman, M.D., M.P.H.
Research Program
Twinbrook Metro Plaza, Suite 450
12300 Twinbrook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852-1750 U.S.A.


Program URL:

Tel: 301-443-0578 Fax: 301-443-1522

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Job Title: Del Norte Indian Education Center Coordinator

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the NCIDC Operations Director the Del Norte Indian Education Center Coordinator has primary responsibility for the administration of the DNIEC funded by the California State Department of Education. The Coordinator ensures that direct tutorial, cultural and personal development services are provided to the students and families served. The IEC has a tutorial staff of 3 Adults, 2 high school peer tutors, 1 Program assistant and serves approximately 100 students and families.

Phone (707) 445-8451
Fax (707) 445-8479

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Program Title: Fall 2002 EPA Minority Academic Institutions (MAI) Undergraduate Fellowships

Synopsis of Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering Minority Academic Institutions Undergraduate Fellowships for bachelor level students in environmentally related fields of study. The deadline for receipt of pre-applications is November 19, 2001. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 20 new fellowships by July 22, 2002.

Undergraduate level students may receive support for their final two years of undergraduate study and a Summer Internship at an EPA facility between their junior and senior years. The fellowship program provides up $15,200 per year of support. This amount covers a $2,700 9-month stipend, $2,500 for authorized expenses, and up to $10,000 for tuition and fees. The Summer Internship stipend will be compensated separately and is not included in this amount.

Contact Person(s): Georgette Boddie
Phone: 202.564.6926 email:

Applicable Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s): 66.607

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University of Buffalo
Native American Peoples' Alliance
(An undergraduate organization)

November 14, 2001
Native American Bazaar
10:30am - 2pm

November 17, 2001
Native Fashion Show

Free space; call 716/310-7521 (Marcia Braid) to reserve your space or table. E-mail:

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The American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGCS) is now a partner with the Gates Millennium Scholars initiative. Their deadline for scholarship applications is February 1, 2002. For information on the Gates Millennium Scholars Scholarship visit You can always call the American Indian Graduate Center Scholars in Albuquerque (505) 884-7007.

Please note that they have "undergraduate" scholarships available now. Eligible nominees are high school seniors, GED recipients, and incoming college freshman.

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Title: Smithsonian--Native American Visiting Student Awards
Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution

Awards support Native American students currently enrolled in an advanced graduate program to pursue independently designed research projects in association with the staff at the sponsor's facilities. Stipends are $75 per day for up to twenty-one days, and $300 per week for three to ten weeks, a travel allowance, and a small research allowance.

Deadline(s): 10/01/2001

Address: Office of Fellowships and Grants
955 L
Suite 7000
Washington, DC 20560-0902 U.S.A.


Web Site:

Program URL:

Tel: 202-287-3271

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Title: Smithsonian--Native American Community Scholar Awards
Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution

Awards enable Native American scholars who are formally or informally related to a Native American community or tribe, to undertake individually designed research projects related to Native American topics, using the sponsor's Native American resources. Awards provide a stipend of $75 per day, travel allowance, and a small research allowance for up to twenty-one days.

Deadline(s): 10/01/2001

Address: Office of Fellowships and Grants
955 L
Suite 7000
Washington, DC 20560-0902 U.S.A.


Web Site:

Program URL:

Tel: 202-287-3271

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Title: Smithsonian--National Museum of the American Indian--Internship Program
Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution

The sponsor provides support for Native American students and scholars, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program to pursue directed-research projects using the sponsors Native American related resources. Stipends are $300 per week for ten week periods, with an additional travel allowance.

Deadline(s): 10/01/2001

Address: Office of Fellowships and Grants
955 L
Suite 7000
Washington, DC 20560-0902 U.S.A.


Web Site:

Program URL:

Tel: 202-287-3271

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The Children's Museum, Boston
TITLE: Native Program Educator
DEPARTMENT: Public Programs and Teacher Center

Public Programs:

  • Prepare and present programs for visiting school groups
  • Train museum interpreters

Teacher Center:

  • Work on development of curriculum for elementary classrooms
  • Participate in teacher training seminars


  • A thorough knowledge of Wampanoag history, contemporary culture, community, and traditions.
  • Experience teaching about Native culture to adults and children
  • Ability to asses and revise curriculum and content materials
  • A background in teacher and/or classroom material development preferable.

Summary Statement
This position was created in response to an ongoing need for consistent Native voice in museum programming and resources. This position is ideal for someone with education experience and interest in learning and growing towards a career in tribal or mainstream museums. This is a two day a week position with mornings in Public Programs and afternoons with the Teacher Center. Additional time may be required to plan public program events.

Lauren Carusi
Native Program Manager, Teacher Center
The Children's Museum
(617) 426 6500 ext. 225

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Title: HIV/AIDS Bureau- Special Projects of National Significance
Sponsor: HIV/AIDS Bureau

The sponsor provides support for American Indian/Alaska Native communities in their efforts to increase access to primary care for American Indian/Alaska Native individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS or at risk of HIV infection. Approximately $1.5 million is available from the sponsor.

Deadline(s): 02/01/2002

Contact: Barbara Aranda-Naranjo PhD, RN, FAAN

Address: Parklawn Building
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Web Site:

Tel: 301-443-4149

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Coeur D'Alene Tribe

Position: Head Start Teacher - Three-year-old Class
Closes: Open until filled
Salary: $11.23 - $13.75/hour
Location: Plummer, Idaho


  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood or related field.
  • At least one year experience working with young children.
  • At least one year experience working in a tribal program.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain an excellent attendance record.
  • Ability and willingness to obtain CPR and first aid certification.
  • Must pass an in-depth background investigation prior to employment.


To Apply:

Send resume AND application to Jennifer Hale, Human Resources, P.O. Box 408, Plummer, ID 83851 or fax to 208-686-6216.

For complete job description and application call (208)686-5713 or e-mail

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American Indian Tourism Conference 2001
"Preserving Our Past, Sharing Our Future"

"The purpose of the conference is to facilitate a network of American Indian tourism interests to enhance tribal business and economic strategies."

Complete information and registration procedures can be found on the
conference website,

For additional information, contact Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, P.O. Box 9, Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538. Ph. 715-588-3324.

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Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations (full-time) Denver, CO

Work closely with the Co-Directors of department and Senior Director of Resource Development to assist in raising funds from corporations and foundations to support scholarships and the developmental needs of the
nation's 32 tribal colleges and universities. Assist in writing proposals to current and prospective donors. Research new giving opportunities via industry periodicals, electronic databases and the internet. Coordinate, with the support of departmental administrative staff, mailings of prospecting materials, follow up, and tracking of corporations and foundations in database. Work as liaison with special scholarships department to facilitate incoming scholarship reports generated for donors. Work closely with College Fund researcher and tribal college relations staff to meet departmental research needs.

Position requirements: Bachelor's Degree required. Experience in fundraising and grantsmanship a plus. Familiarity with non-profit organizations helpful. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Familiarity with tribal colleges and American Indian culture, education, and communities desired.

Salary: commensurate with experience.

PPlease submit a résumé and two letters of recommendation, to:

C/F Administrative Assistant Search Committee,
American Indian College Fund,
8333 Greenwood Blvd.,
Denver, CO 80221.

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Administrative Assistant, Corporate and Foundation Relations (Full-time) Denver, CO

Work closely with Co-Directors and Assistant Director of department to assist in raising funds from corporations and foundations to support scholarships and the developmental needs of the nation's 32 tribal colleges and universities. Assist in general departmental organization and efficiency in correspondence to current donor base, recording and tracking income, and assisting in cultivation of new funding prospects. Assist with general office responsibilities including filing, answering telephones, scheduling meetings with donors, etc. Work closely with Assistant Director to submit scholarship reports to funders.

Position requirements: Two years office work experience. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Familiarity with tribal colleges and American Indian culture, education, and communities desired.

Salary: commensurate with experience.

Please submit a résumé and two letters of recommendation, to:

C/F Administrative Assistant Search Committee,
American Indian College Fund,
8333 Greenwood Blvd.,
Denver, CO 80221.

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The Native Wellness and Healing Institute, directed by Billy Rogers (former director of Univ. of OK Health Promotion Programs) invites you to attend the annual:

Native Spirituality and Wellness Conference
"Blessing Ways - Healing Ways"
October 28 - 31, 2001
Bahia Resort Hotel
San Diego, CA

Registration fee: $200
Room rates: $115 single or $125 double

Who should attend:
Caregivers, health care providers, counselors, CHR's, nurses, healers, spiritual leaders, tribal/First Nation workers or if you:

  • feel stressed out
  • are in recovery
  • are going through changes in your life
  • need a "spiritual spark"
  • you are ready for something positive

For a brochure or more information contact:
Jillene Joseph, Associate Director
Native Wellness & Healing Insitute - Oregon Office

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Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities

Approximately 60 predoctoral, 40 dissertation, and 30 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.

Application Deadline Dates:
Predoctoral: November 19, 2001
Dissertation: December 3, 2001
Postdoctoral: January 7, 2002

For further information and applications, contact:
Fellowship Office, TJ-2041
National Research Council
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20418

Phone: (202) 334-2872
Fax: (202) 334-3419

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Associate/Full Professor & Director
Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity

Ithaca College invites applications for the position of Director of the newly created Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity. The Center, formed in the spring of 1999, is interdisciplinary in nature and has a steering committee with faculty representation from the five schools of the College. The Center reports to the Office of the Provost and has a campus-wide charge that embraces curriculum development, faculty development, and co-curricular and public events.

The vision of the Center includes the creation of programs (including courses, workshops and events) which challenge oppositions between self/other and us/them. We seek to encourage students to think about identity formation as a process that occurs in the context of cultural and historical encounters between groups of people. Initial plans for the Center include the development of African New World, Latino, Asian American and Native American Studies.

Required qualifications: earned doctorate, demonstrated commitment to teaching and a strong record of scholarly publication. In addition, the individual should possess excellent interpersonal, writing and organizational skills and have a commitment to multicultural and interdisciplinary studies. Academic administrative experience in a college or university setting as well as successful grant writing experience is expected. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to promote the goals of the Center through the organization and implementation of outreach activities and public events. The Director is expected to teach at least 2 courses each year, preferably in the area of Latino Studies or African New World Studies. The position is tenure-eligible; rank is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Please submit a letter of interest, résumé and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Asma Barlas,
Chair, Steering Committee,
Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity,
307 Job Hall,
Ithaca, New York 14850-7012.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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TEACH FOR AMERICA is an organization of outstanding leaders of all diverse backgrounds who are committed to ensuring that all children have an equal chance in life. We assemble the nation's most promising leaders to teach for 2 years in urban and rural areas, including the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, to make a big impact in the lives of children. Your experience with Teach For America will give you the insight, network, skills, and credibility to make long-term, fundamental change.

We look for goal-oriented individuals who relentlessly pursue results. Our ideal candidates demonstrate leadership ability: strong critical thinking skills; records of outstanding academic and extra-curricular activities or work experience. We seek individuals who reflect thoughtfully on past experiences, maintain a sense of perspective in the face of challenges, operate with a positive attitude and a sense of realism, and demonstrate
self-awareness and sensitivity to others.

To learn more about our organization, please visit
The 2002 on-line Application can be accessed on our web site.

To request a paper copy, please call (800) 832-1230 x 120 or email

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The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance (ONNSFA)
has a website. The address is:

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Job announcement

The Native American Studies Program and the Department of English at Dartmouth College seek a specialist in Native American literaure. The position is tenure-track at the assistant professor level, and the successful candidate will hold a joint appointment with teaching responsibilities divided equally between Native American Studies and English. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and research and have the Ph.D in hand or pending. Send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample (25 pages maximum) to:

Colin G. Calloway, Search Committee Chair,
Native American Studies,
Dartmouth College,
37 N. Main St., Hanover, NH
03755 U.S.A.

Review of applications will begin November 15.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. With an even distribution of male and female students and over a quarter of the undergraduate student population members of minority groups, the College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences 2002

At least 80 five-year fellowships for full-time study toward a Ph.D. or an Sc.D. degree in the biological sciences.

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Title: Commonweal Foundation--Grants Program
Sponsor: Commonweal Foundation

The sponsor provides support for educational programs whose primary target population is "at-risk" disadvantaged youth. Eligible applicants are tax-exempt organizations that should be located in Washington, DC and should have an annual budget not exceeding $300,000.

Deadline(s): 10/01/2001

Established Date: 01/26/2001
Follow-Up Date: 11/01/2002
Review Date: 09/17/2001

Contact: Maria Hakspiel
Address: 10770 Columbia Pike
Suite 100
Silver Spring, MD 20901


Program URL:
Tel: 301-592-1316

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The Ford Motor Company is funding scholarships for Native American sophomores studying accounting, computer science, EE, ME, finance, information systems, marketing or operations management. They will fund up to $10,000 a year for three years.

Applications are through the American Indian College Fund.

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The National Native American Law Enforcement Association is holding it's annual training conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 23 - 25, 2001. The conference is open to criminal justice professionals working in Indian country including prosecuting attorneys, criminal investigators, police officers, detention officers, and others, working for tribal, federal, or state government law enforcement agencies. Tribal, federal, and state government officials are also invited.

For more information, call Daryll Davis at 1-888-370-1752 or click on:

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Creating a list of historical documents and their location related to land and water use by Pueblo DE Cochiti, Santo Domingo Pueblo, San Felipe Pueblo, Santa Ana Pueblo, Sandia Pueblo and Isleta Pueblo Living adjacent to the Middle Rio Grande River, New Mexico

The Coalition of the Six Middle Rio Grande Basin Pueblos, (Coalition) representing Pueblo De Cochiti, Santa Domingo, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Sandia and Isleta Pueblos, anticipates the need to prepare a variety Of historical reports in the near future. The foundation of the reports will be documents that chronicle the evolution of water and land use by the Pueblos from their early contact with non-Indians to the present, and the oral history of the Pueblos based on interviews with their elders. Included in this foundation will be documents that detail the development and implementation of water and land use policies relating to the Pueblo Indians that were designed by non-Indian governmental entities over time. As such, the lists will include sources relevant to the interaction between the Pueblos, the Spanish Government, the Mexican Government, and the United States of America, as well as early Spanish and Mexican explorers and settlers, and documents that chronicle the relationship between the Pueblos and the Territorial and then State Of New Mexico and its governmental agencies. To establish the lists of historical documents and their location and the oral history for each of the six Pueblos, the Coalition expects to contract with a firm (or firms) capable of completing in-depth historical research, conducting oral interview with Pueblo Elders, and establishing a state-of-the art electronic document management system.

Contact for more information:

Title: RFP--Historical Research and Record Locations
Sponsor: Federal One-Time Opportunity

Contact: Derrick J. Lente
Address: Coalition-6 Mdle. Rio Grande Bsn. Pueblo
P.O. Box 6008
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Tel: 505-771-5082

Deadline(s): 12/01/2001

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Title: Dartmouth College Charles A. Eastman Dissertation Fellowship
Sponsor: Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College invites applications from U.S. citizens of Native American descent who plan careers in college or university teaching. The fellowship will support scholars for a year-long residency at Darmouth College. A stipend of $25,000, office space, library privileges and a $2,500 research assistance fund are available.

Deadline(s): 03/15/2002

Contact: Gary Hutchins

Address: Dissertation Fellowship Committee
6062 Wentworth Hall, Room 304
Hanover, NH 03755-3526

Program URL:
Tel: 603-646-2107

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58th Annual Convention of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
November 25-30, 2001
Spokane Center, Spokane, WA

For more information call NCAI at: 202/466-7767
or visit NCAI's website at
[home page under reconstruction:]

Conference website:

Join us for the upcoming NCAI Annual Session in Spokane! The Northwest Tribes are helping to organize a great Annual Session, and it's an election year for NCAI.

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"Associated Press Seeking Native Intern"

Minneapolis, MN--The Associated Press is looking for a Native American intern for its summer program. Based on a recommendation from NAJA, AP will select a student for summer 2002. What follows are details of the opportuntiy:

The AP Internship Program is a 12-week training program for up to 22 print, broadcast, multimedia, and photo interns. Each intern will work in an AP bureau under the supervision of a designated trainer and be paid based on experience. Interns who successfully complete the program will be offered a full-time probationary news position upon graduating and receiving their degree.

The AP has designated one intern position to be filled by a student through a recommendation from the Native American Journalists Association.

Each intern applicant must be a full-time junior, senior or graduate student at an American college or university.

To apply for an internship, applicants must follow the procedures listed below :

  1. Complete an AP Employment Application and Applicant Flow Survey
  2. Submit a 300 word essay why he/she is interested in the internship, AP and/or journalism.
  3. Submit a resume with three or four clips that demonstrate the breadth of the applicantís work.
  4. Complete a newswriting/editing test at the nearest AP bureau (print, broadcast and multimedia applicants only).
  5. Submit samples of work: Photo applicants must submit a portfolio Broadcast applicants must submit a three-minute audio tape with samples of radio work.
  6. Interview with an AP Manager at the nearest AP bureau.

The above procedures must be completed by November 15.

NAJA will receive notification of acceptance the week of November 18. The selected intern applicant be notified by December 1, 2001.

For questions or additional information, please contact Diane Parker at 212-621-7405 or

Please note: All interested applications for the following AP internship program should submit materials to the NAJA office:

3359 36th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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