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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


May 4, 2002 - Issue 60


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  Here you will find listings of:  
  • Positions Available - including Fellowships and Internships;
  • Scholarship, Award and Grant Information; and
  • Event Announcements.
  • We receive these announcements from various sources including Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP).
  • To view additional listing from previous issues, click here Opportunities Button

National Native American Youth Initiative.


For Native American students between the ages of 16 - 18 yrs. old who would like to enter the health professions. Includes an all expense paid trip to Washington, DC, June 15-23, 2002. Agenda includes lectures, field trips and tutorials. Will inform students of the variety of health careers available to them.

For more information and application, please go to or call. Deadline has been extended to May 10, 2002.

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Subject: Journalism opportunity for college students

American Indian students will be paid to write for their school newspaper even if their tribal colleges don't have one.

3Reznet2 a new online newspaper, will hire 20 Native American college students around the country as reporters and pay them $50 a story to cover their tribal communities or colleges. "Reznet" reporters potentially can write one story per week, earning as much as $200 per month. Some of the reporters also will receive digital cameras.

Transmitting the stories and photos to the newspaper will all be done via email. In addition to salary, the 3reznet2 reporters will receive college credit for their work, making the project the first distance-learning journalism course available to tribal colleges.

While the intent of 3reznet2 is to produce more Natives entering professional journalism, project organizers also hope the newspaper will become an important, popular and crowded place for Native students to gather on the internet.

Anyone interested in working for 3reznet2 or in obtaining more information should call McAuliffe at 406-243-2191, or email him at

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Job Announcement

Oyate is a Native organization working to see that our lives and histories are portrayed honestly, and so that all people will know our stories belong to us.

Administrative assistant: We are looking for a super-smart, super-organized, super-motivated person with excellent research and written and verbal communication skills, and a style that promotes teamwork and creativity-an unreconstituted multitasking database genius-to provide administrative and program support to a harried executive director. This person must be able and willing to create and implement databases and filing systems without supervision. Familiarity with the Native community and a well-developed sense of humor are required for this position, as well as the ability to explain the difference between "eh" and "aaaayyy."

In addition to general administrative tasks, the administrative assistant is responsible for filing and managing information, responding to and tracking requests for information and workshops, handling accounts payable and accounts receivable, managing book orders and inventories, working with volunteers and consultants, corresponding with Indian prisoners, coordinating our yearly giveaway, and other duties as needed. Optional job functions include participating in events and book
sales, assisting with workshops, and working on book reviews.

Desirable knowledge, skills and abilities include experience working as a support provider, strong motivation and commitment, a love of reading and familiarity with Native literature, knowledge of non-profit organizations and Indian community issues, and computer proficiency in Macintosh, Microsoft Office, and FileMaker Pro.

Full time position available immediately. Starting salary $18,500-$21,500. This is a great job! Please send resumé, cover letter and two references to: Oyate, 2702 Mathews St., Berkeley, CA 94702.

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US Fish & Wildlife Service

As part of The Environmental Careers Organization's (ECO) Diversity Initiative, we strive to increase the involvement and participation of people from underrepresented groups in protecting and enhancing the environment. The Fish and Wildlife Service is also committed to diversifying the field and is seeking interested students and graduates to apply for these positions!

* WHERE: US Fish &Wildlife Service in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey Maryland & Pennsylvania!

* WHEN: 2002 Summer and Full year positions

* WHAT: Paid Internship Opportunities!

* WHO: Undergraduate, Graduate Students, and Recent Graduates interested in gaining valuable work experience with backgrounds in Biology, Natural Resources, Fisheries, Wildlife, Ecology, and any other related fields!

Send Resumes to or via fax to 617.426.8159

Hurry!! These Opportunities Won't Be Around Long!

In 2002, ECO will place over 600 college students and recent graduates nation wide for positions lasting from three months to two years at stipends ranging from $400 to $800+ per week. For more information contact Jaina D'Ambra at 617.426.4783 ext. 134.

Plan for Your Future Now! This Is It!

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FELLOWSHIP: EPA Tribal Lands Environmental Science Scholarship
TARGETED FIELDS: Environmental or related sciences

Eligibility Criteria for the EPA Scholarship applicants:
  • Will be a full-time Junior, Senior, or Graduate student this upcoming academic year at an accredited institution
  • Is majoring in an environmentally related discipline: biology, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, entomology, environmental science, hydrology and related disciplines
  • Has a 2.7 or higher grade point average
  • Is a member of an American Indian tribe or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed or is at least ¼ American Indian blood or is at least ¼ Alaskan Native or considered to be an Alaskan Native by an Alaskan Native group by which affiliation is claimed.
  • Must be a current member of AISES. Obtain a membership application at

The award is $4,000 per academic year.

June 15, 2002 - application deadline date.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate or graduate students interested in studying environmental or related sciences. Funds for the program are provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The program is administered by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Students agree to work
during the summer at the EPA, a tribal location, or an environmental facility, if a position is offered.

Applications have been requested, and will be available in 1252 Murphy Hall at a later date.

Application materials are as follows:
  • Application form
  • Official transcript
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • A 500-word, typed personal essay
  • Tribal Cultural Statement
Please send applications to:

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
P.O. Box 9828
Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828
Phone: (505) 765-1052
Fax: (505) 765-5608

For further, more complete information about application evaluation, students are referred to the AISES web site at: RSP Funding for Engineering Students p.48 [154]
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Funds for Treatment in Native-American Communities

The federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) will award six grants totalling $1.5 million to support addiction treatment systems of care serving Native-American communities.

The American Indian and Alaskan Native and Rural Community Planning Program awards, worth $250,000 each over 18 months, will help American Indian and Alaskan Native communities plan and develop services for addicted residents. Nonprofit organizations, governments, schools, consumer and provider groups, and faith-based groups can apply for awards.

Deadline for applications is June 19.

For more information, contact Maria Burns at 301-443-7611. Applications also can be ordered by phone at 800-729-6686; reference announcement TI-02-005.

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7th Annual Inter-Cultural Studies Conference


The 7th Annual Inter-Cultural Studies conference hosted by the University of Newcastle, Australia, will be held on June 12-13. Papers are invited in all areas of Inter-Cultural Studies. Papers presented at the conference will be considered for inclusion in our journal, Inter-Cultural Studies.



Announcement ID: 130174

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"The Boundaries Between Us: Indians and Settlers in the Northwest Territory, 1740-1840"


Contributors are sought for "The Boundaries Between Us: Indians and Settlers in the Northwest Territory, 1740-1840," an anthology of 10-12 original essays to be published by the Kent State University Press in 2003. The volume seeks to explore the complex interaction, exchange, and relationships that developed between native peoples and Euro-American newcomers in this contested region. Submissions relevant to any aspect of the native or settler experience in the Old Northwest are welcomed, although topics focusing specifically on interaction, exchange, or competition (either passive or violent) are particularly encouraged.

This is an ideal publishing opportunity for junior faculty and advanced doctoral students, as the volume is intended to blend fresh perspectives with established authorities to provide a well-rounded, engaging forum of research. Interested parties should submit an abstract or research precis and a c.v. by either email or regular mail to the address below no later than May 31, 2002. Electronic submissions should be formatted in either Microsoft Word or WordPerfect.

For further information please contact the editor, Daniel Barr of Kent State University at

Daniel P. Barr
Department of History
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242
(330) 672-8923

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Old Town, Alexandria non-profit representing our nation's tribal colleges and universities seeks assistant to the Director of Federal Relations in advancing the American Indian Tribal Colleges. Job includes assisting with the development and implementation of current and new federal higher education, health policy and environmental initiatives and tracking regulatory and budget policy developments.

Successful candidate must have a Bachelor's degree, some regulatory and/or legislative experience, excellent research, organizational, computer and writing skills and the ability to meet deadlines. Preference will be given to individuals who have experience working with tribal organizations or in American Indian policy.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Fax cover letter with salary requirement and resume to: Program Associate, ATTN: SAB at 703.838.0388 or via email to

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Old Town, Alexandria non-profit representing our nation's tribal colleges and universities seeks technology program associate to maintain communication with IT staff and faculty; develop/manage Listservs and web-based collaborative spaces; organize meetings, workshops, conferences, and other administrative activities; assist Tech Director with policy and project development; develop and maintain membership newsletter and program reports; identify and disseminate information on IT funding opportunities (pubic and private); maintaining IT issue files and databases; participate in collaborative activities with partner organizations; and assisting Tech Director in conducting day-to-day office responsibilities and functions.

Successful candidate will hold a Bachelor's degree with project management experience; understanding of information technology concepts, issues, and approaches.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. two writing samples, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least two current references to Fax cover letter with salary requirement, resume, two writing samples and two current references to: Technology Associate, ATTN: TPA at 703.838.0388 or via email to

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Summer Rez 2002
August 4-7, 2002

Summer Rez is a FREE 4-day residential academic enrichment program centered on strengthening tribal knowledge and wisdom, and emphasizing the importance of post-secondary education to develop future Native leaders.

Summer Rez is designed to:

  • Increase the rate of Native youth entering college;
  • Provide academic learning opportunities to prepare students for a higher education;
  • Provide culturally-based activities to focus upon strengthening each student's tribal knowledge to better serve their communities.
  • American Indian high school students who will be a sophomore or junior next school year and who reside in California;
  • C grade point average (GPA) or better;
  • Students who are interested in finding out what college is all about, along with other Native youth.

Sponsored by the University of California Davis, Capitol Area Indian Resources Inc., through a grant from the DOE, California State University Sacramento; and the University of California Berkeley.

Summer Rez 2002 will be held at UC Davis, CSU Sacramento, and UC Berkeley.

Please call 916/971-9190 for more information or for an application.

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Senior Director of Public Education
American Indian College Fund
Job Announcement

TITLE: Senior Director Public Education
STATUS: Full-time
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
SUPERVISOR: Executive Director
POSTED: April 16, 2002

The American Indian College Fund, a national, non-profit organization with offices in Denver and Portland seeks a Senior Director of Public Education. Created in 1989 to support America's tribal colleges and universities, the College Fund strives to advance its mission that includes educating the public to the existence of tribal colleges and documenting the role they play in American Indian communities. The position requires extensive communications with staff, board members, tribal colleges and the general public. The position is responsible for overseeing all activities, developing strategies, and evaluating and implementing policies in three primary areas: media/advertising, publications and research. Primary responsibilities of this position are to assist in the strategic planning of the organization, to research, analyze and advise so as to enhance the ability of the decision-makers in making choices and exercising judgment in advancing the College Fund's mission. Some travel and overtime are required.

Related tasks include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate and lead all internal/external communications efforts for the College Fund which may include: Annual report, web site, newsletters, college profiles and other public education materials; Oversee the building of relationships with publications; Strengthen relationship with tribal communities and general public in order to positively promote the special scholarship programs; Represent the College Fund, as necessary, at events, on committees and in meetings
  • Develop and implement annual plan with timelines and strategies for advancing the public education goals of the College Fund.
  • Supervise Public Education Department personnel.
  • Develop and manage departmental budget.
  • Serve on the Senior Management Committee.
  • Work closely with Senior Management to develop and implement strategies regarding all advertising and marketing on behalf of the College Fund.
  • Coordinate and maintain all external research relevant to the purpose and mission of the College Fund which may include: Gathering, analyzing, and disseminating timely research and statistics regarding tribal colleges, education, economic and social conditions of American Indians and other necessary research as assigned to further the mission of the College Fund.
  • A minimum of five years demonstrated progressively responsible experience in media relations or marketing communications. Experience as part of a news organization (newspaper or television) a plus.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Extensive experience in management and supervision of employees.
  • An appropriate combination of education and experience in journalism, public relations, communications or related field.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Additional consideration will be given to candidates with:
  • Knowledge of higher education and national Indian issues.
  • Master's degree or higher, or equivalent experience
Please send a letter of interest and résumé to:

Ms. Nicole Adams
American Indian College Fund
Senior Director Search Committee
8333 Greenwood Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221

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Announcing the next executive education session for tribal council members
(scholarships available!):

Nation Building: Leadership, Governance, and Economic Policy in Indian Country for Tribal Council Members

Eller School of Business & Public Administration, The University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
May 6-7, 2002
Presented by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy
For more information, contact:

Joan Timeche
Assistant Director
Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management & Policy (NNI)
Udall Center/The University of Arizona
803 E. First Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 884-4393, ext. 226
FAX: (520) 884-4702
Web site:

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FELLOWSHIP: American Indian Graduate Center, Graduate Fellowships
TARGETED FIELDS: Any field of interest.

To be considered for an AIGC fellowship the applicant must be:
  • pursuing a master's or doctoral degree as a full time student at an accredited graduate school in the U.S.;
  • able to demonstrate financial need; and
  • an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaskan Native group, or possess one fourth degree federally recognized Indian blood

Fellowship awards are based on a percentage of your unmet financial need.

June 3, 2002 - application deadline date.
July 12, 2002 - deadline date for financial need form and tribal eligibility certificate

The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) of Albuquerque, New Mexico announces the availability of graduate fellowships for 2002-2003 for American Indian and Alaskan Native students from federally recognized tribes. AIGC was established in 1969 to assist American Indian college graduates who wanted to continue their education at the master's, doctorate and professional degree level and needed financial support.

American Indians continue to be the least represented of all minority groups in the country in medicine, business, law, the sciences and other fields requiring advanced degrees. AIGC was founded to help open the doors to graduate education for American Indians and to help tribes obtain the educated Indian professionals they need to become more self-sufficient and exercise their rights to self-determination.

Application packet (available online at consists of:

  • Application/Essay Request
  • Financial Needs Form
  • Tribal Eligibility Certificate
  • Three Acknowledgement Postcards
Application Instructions:
  • Complete all teal-colored sections of application
  • *New this year* -- provide a 250-word essay addressing the subject "Describe the meaning of your graduate education to the Indian community
  • First time applicants only: a $15 one-time application fee is due with your application. If you paid the $15 fee in a prior year and were not awarded, you do not have to pay the fee again.
Students are encouraged to contact the program directly at the number and
address below or visit 1252 Murphy Hall for further information.

4520 Montgomery Blvd., NE
Suite 1-B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 881-4584
Fax: (505) 884-0427

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Summer Intern Program 2002

The Texas State Park system contains a wealth of recreational, natural and cultural resources in 120 parks and historic sites. The park system is currently recruiting interns for fourteen paid internship positions for the summer of 2002. Preference will be give to students in the field of parks and recreation, history, anthropology, biology, archeology, wildlife management, geography, environmental studies or other resources related programs.

The positions will be ten weeks in duration, with pay ranging form $8.43/hour to $9.35/hour, based on the intern's classification at the time of application.


  • Must be an undergraduate or grad student at an accredited college or university at the time of application.
  • Minimum of 12 semester hours completed, with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must provide a state of Texas Application form and valid transcript at the time of interview. Application may be downloaded from TPW website.

Visit the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department website at and click on the "jobs" link.

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Help Save Millions of Acres of Wilderness!

The Pew Wilderness Center is looking to hire a Communications Director to oversee a wide-ranging project to permanently protect millions of acres of public lands in the U.S. The Communications Director will oversee all communications initiatives required to help the Center achieve this goal. Those initiatives will include:
  • local and national media campaigns;
  • public opinion polls and focus groups;
  • advertising and earned media strategies;
  • web site content development and Internet outreach; and
  • development of a wide variety of campaign materials, including press kits, fact sheets, b-roll, opinion editorials, and strategy memos.

Nationally, the Communications Director will help Pew Wilderness Center staff develop and disseminate a national message on the need to protect wilderness in the United States. Locally, the Communications Director may provide communications expertise to grassroots organizations working to protect wilderness in their states. The Communications Director position will be based in Washington, D.C. The Communications Director will report to the Executive Director of the Pew Wilderness Center.


  • Develop annual communications blueprint to set annual goals and objectives, establish quarterly communications objectives, and create and revise long-term communications plan
  • Hire and manage communications staff; conduct annual review of communications staff
  • Develop strategies to meet specific communications needs; implement in tandem with communications staff and grassroots activists as appropriate
  • Develop communications materials, in collaboration with Center staff
  • Write press releases, op eds, fact sheets and backgrounders as needed
  • Pitch stories to high-level media outlets and editorial boards
  • Organize press events in conjunction with communications staff
  • Manage consultants and contractors, especially those involved in video and audio production, public opinion polling, focus groups, advertising, graphics, publicity and public relations, and other communications services
  • Provide technical assistance and training in media relations, campaign planning and other communications skills to grassroots activists as time permits
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations, political science, advertising, or other applicable field
  • Proven track record in orchestrating social marketing, public interest, or advocacy communications campaigns; 8-10 years' experience preferred
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; must be able to develop strategic communications plans and blueprints
  • Demonstrated ability to manage consultants and contractors, budgets, and staff
  • Good understanding of environmental issues
  • Demonstrated ability to pitch stories and generate sustained media coverage
  • Demonstrated ability to organize press events
  • Strong computer skills in various Microsoft office packages
  • Strong internet skills


This project will be a very dynamic one, working on several playing fields at once. The Communications Director for the Pew Wilderness Center will be part of a leadership group that will work as a cohesive, interdependent and highly collaborative team. The successful candidate for Communications Director must demonstrate an outstanding ability to work as a team player to ensure that all aspects of the initiative remain integrated and focused.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, disability, life insurance, generous vacation policy, and a retirement plan.


Send cover letter, including detailed resume and salary history, five references and three writing samples, to:

Communications Director,
Pew Wilderness Center,
122 C ST., NW, SUITE 240,



The Pew Wilderness Center is an equal opportunity employer.


The Pew Wilderness Center is supported through a grant to the Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund

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2002 Summer Media Arts Camp For Teens
Ages 14 - 18
August 12 - 23, 2002
9 AM- 5 PM, Monday to Friday
COST: $300 + GST


Calgary teens will have another opportunity to write, direct, shoot, and edit a film or digital video in The Tenth Annual Summer Media Arts Camp. For the tenth year in a row, EMMEDIA along with The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers are teaming local teens with professional video-graphers and filmmakers for this camp, which takes place from August 12 - 23, 2002. This hands-on experience is the only camp of its kind in Calgary offering youths great experience in the art of video and film production.

An introduction to film and video concepts and theories are first provided in a lecture, then teens are guided through the scripting and storyboarding of their piece. By the end of the first week, teenagers are starring in and shooting their own films or digital videos. The second week of camp begins with editing the projects at the production facilities at EMMEDIA or CSIF. The final projects are premiered at a gala screening, to which both participants and the public are invited to attend.

EMMEDIA and the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers are both non profit organizations who for over 20 years have been dedicated to the production and exhibition of media arts in the Calgary community. The Summer Media Arts Camp allows teens to experiment with the media arts at a reasonable cost.

For more information about this unique opportunity for teens, please contact:

Brian Batista, Production Assistant, EMMEDIA
PHONE: 403.263.2833
FAX: 403.232-8372
EMAIL: (Attention Brian)


EMMEDIA is a non-profit arts centre that responds to the needs of the Calgary and Southern Alberta arts/cultural sector and public by providing affordable access to high quality electronic tools, education and services. It also maintains public media arts exhibition programs, archives and other resources. EMMEDIA has established ongoing support from all levels of government, as well as its own self-generated revenues. Building on a proud 22-year history, EMMEDIA looks confidently towards a dynamic future.

EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society gratefully acknowledges the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The Calgary Community Lottery Board, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Calgary Region Arts Foundation, The National Film Board of Canada, Webcore Labs, our many members, artist-producers, volunteers and the Calgary community.


EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
#203, 351 - 11 Ave. SW.
T2R 0C7
PHONE: 403.263.2833
FAX: 403.232-8372

HOURS: Monday - Friday, 9:30 - 5:30 PM, Saturday, 12:00 - 4:00 PM

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Conservation Internships


Student Conservation Association, Inc.
Recruiting Department
P.O. Box 550
Charlestown, NH 03603
603 543 1700

Description of SCA programs
The Student Conservation Association is a national nonprofit that dedicates itself to changing lives through service to nature. Participating in an SCA program is your chance to join more than 5000 people who each year enjoy exciting and challenging work and service opportunities in national parks, forests, and resource management areas nationwide. Learn more about all our programs, including conservation internships, AmeriCorps, diversity programs, and crew leading opportunities, by visiting our website.

Conservation Internships
Description: Participating in an SCA program is your chance to join more than 2500 people who each year enjoy exciting and challenging work and service opportunities in more than 50 different disciplines in national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, urban greenways, and wildlands nationwide, all 50 states. Position lengths vary from 12 weeks to 12 months. Must be 18 years or older. For more details and an online searchable database of available positions, visit our website at Free housing, weekly stipends, travel expenses, free or low cost insurance and ability to earn an educational award of up to $4,725. E-mail: or call 603-543-1700 (Recruitment Department)

SCA's Native Plant Restoration Corps
SCA, in conjunction with the BLM's Seeds for Success and the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, is taking part in a worldwide effort to safeguard plant species against extinction. The program will involve several teams of interns working at various locations in western states (CA, OR, ID, NV, UT). Team members will assist in establishing high quality, accurately identified and well documented native plant species seed collection at the population level. The positions involve long hours in the field in primitive conditions collecting seeds and voucher specimens in dryland areas. Seed collection protocol, first aid and safety, and GPS and map use training provided. Require: U.S. citizenship; valid driver's license; coursework in plant taxonomy or local flora; good plant identification skills; ability to work as part of a team. Desire: prior experience working to identify plants or seeds, including herbarium curating; map reading skills; a sense for adventure and challenge. Personal transportation desirable.
Paid travel, free housing and related expenses, free accident and low cost health insurance, weekly stipend, AmeriCorps education award. To Apply: Send a cover letter expressing interest, your resume, and the names and contact information for at least two references to: (or fax to: 603-543-1828, attn: Scott Stock). You will then need to complete the SCA Conservation Internship Application. You can request one be mailed to you, download one, or complete online today at:

Student Conservation Association, Inc.
Diversity Program
Address: 1800 N. Kent St, Suite 102
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703-524-2441
Fax: 703-524-2451

SCA's founding goal is to provide men and women opportunities to explore career paths in conservation. The Capital Office in Arlington, VA features paid and volunteer internships during the spring, summer, and fall. Interns receive, apart from their stipend, free travel and assistance in finding housing at the job site. Internships are located nationwide, including Hawaii and Alaska, and provide career experience in nearly every field/major possible (excluding health services and law enforcement). Most interns are eligible to earn an academic scholarship through our partnership with AmeriCorps. Mentoring and career counseling are featured benefits of the College Diversity Program, a unique diversity initiative specifically designed for populations traditionally underrepresented in the conservation field. Paid travel, free housing and related expenses, free accident and low cost health insurance, weekly stipend, AmeriCorps education award. Average applicant has 2.5 GPA or higher and is a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. International students are welcome, but will not be eligible for all internships.

To Apply: Send a cover letter expressing interest, your resume, and the names and contact information for at least two references to: (or fax to: 603-543-1828, attn: Scott Stock). You will then need to complete the SCA Conservation Internship Application. You can request one be mailed to you, download one, or complete online today at:

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Haskell Indian Nations University - Department of Mathematics


Haskell Indian Nations University. Applications are NOW invited for a permanent position in the Department of Mathematics beginning August, 2002. All areas of pure and applied mathematics will be considered. The department is looking for someone to be involved in the development of the undergraduate program in mathematics with other department faculty. Exceptional teaching and interpersonal skills are important. A masters degree in mathematics is required. First consideration is given to American Indian candidates. For more information, contact Wylma Dawes at (785)749-8448 or

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Innovative university-industry partnerships to recruit qualified high-school students into engineering careers

During the summer of 2002, the College of Engineering at the University of Arizona (UA) will offer a Summer Engineering Academy (SEA) to attract qualified high school students to consider engineering as a career option. The fundamental idea behind the SEA program is to show prospective engineers exactly how an idea becomes reality. On this program, UA and Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR), a local high technology company, will team to provide student teams an opportunity to design and rapid prototype cars. Students will be trained to use SolidWorks? and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDMÔ) for Computer Aided Design (CAD) and rapid prototyping (RP), respectively. Field trips will include visits to ACR and Raytheon. Class room lectures will cover topics ranging from Fundamentals of Aerodynamics to Materials used in Engineering. Prizes will be awarded to best over all designs.

There will be two sessions:

Session I, a day program for high school freshman and sophomores
Dates : June 24 - June 28
Fees: $125 (includes lunch and all program materials)

Session II, a residential program for high school juniors and seniors
Dates: July 8 - July 12
Fees: $250 (includes room, 3 meals a day and all program materials)

For further information and applications, please contact Assistant Dean Ray Umashankar 621-4018, e-mail:

Applicants may also access applications from the college website WWW.ENGR.ARIZONA.EDU (click on Pre-College and then SEA)

Though the deadline has passed, every effort will be made to make spaces available for Native American applicants.

Application can be filled out on line.

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New Century Scholars Program on Sectarian, Ethnic, and Cultural Conflict


Deadline: October 1, 2002

The aim of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) New Century Scholars Program (NCS) for
2002-2003 is to identify those settings that might provide cases for intensive study relevant to the research theme: "Addressing Sectarian, Ethnic and Cultural Conflict within and Across National Borders." NCS will provide a unique research opportunity for scholars selected from the U.S. and abroad to pursue individual research objectives as well as to engage in ongoing collaboration and interaction focusing on the research theme.

Approximately twenty-five to thirty leading scholars and professionals representing a variety of disciplines from the U.S. and abroad will be selected as NCS Fellows. Fellows will receive grants in the amount of $41,500 to cover expenses related to participation in the program.

Prospective applicants are invited to submit research proposals that reflect ongoing research addressing issues relevant to the NCS theme. Possible topics might include, but are not limited to cross-border ethnic identity and diaspora; stateless nations; religious nationalism and religious pluralism; the role of clergy in ethnic mobilization; clashing values of tradition and modernity; reconstruction of civil society; community development and reconstruction; innovative governance in multi-ethnic states; new initiatives for resolution of ethnic conflicts; democratic solutions to long-standing conflicts; third-party intervention/mediation in ethnic conflicts; emigration and immigration as factors in multiculturalism; effects of refugee resettlement on the creation of new civil societies; and women's groups in processes of reconciliation.

Leading scholars and professionals in any area of the social sciences, history, law, public policy/administration, media, and comparative religious studies are eligible to apply. Successful candidates will be active in the academic, public, or private sector and will demonstrate outstanding qualifications and a distinguished record of experience, research, and accomplishment in an area clearly related to the NCS theme.

See the program's Web site for complete eligibility information and application procedures.

RFP Link:

For additional RFPs in International Affairs/Develoment, visit:

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The Sacramento District (SPK), Army Corps of Engineers, is currently recruiting for a GS-11, Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist.


The EEO Specialist is an advisor to supervisors and staff officials for EEO matters affecting women and minorities. The individual in this position performs the following major duties: provides technical guidance to the Special Emphasis Program Managers; provides EEO and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Training to supervisors and employees; assists supervisors in the preparation and execution of the Affirmative Employment Plan (AEP); and acts as the Equal Employment Opportunity Manager in the absence of the EEO Manager. The salary for this position includes a 11.99% locality payment for a range of $46,682 (GS-11, step 1) to $60,682 (GS-11, step 10).

A selection list will be requested from the West Civilian Personnel Operations Center (CPOC) by the end of May 2002. Unlike other CPOCs, the West Region CPOC does not advertise positions. To be considered for this position, you must have a resume on file with the West Region CPOC by 30 May 2002. Please note that it takes at least 10 working days from the date you submit your resume for it to be registered with the CPOC.

Information on preparing a resume may be obtained from

Resumes may be mailed to Department of the Army, West Regional Civilian Personnel Operations Center, Building 61801, P.O. Box 12926, Fort Huachuca, AZ 85670-2926 or e-mailed to

Inquiries in regards to this position are actively encouraged. Please feel free to contact Ms. Linda Brown, EEO Manager, at (916) 557-6904 or e-mail her at

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American Indian Fellowship in Business Scholarship
American Indian Fellowship in Business Scholarship Each year, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development awards five scholarships to American Indian college or graduate students majoring in business. Scholarships are awarded at the Indian Progress in Business (INPRO) awards banquet at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. INPRO 2000 will be held on September 14, 2000. In addition to the scholarship, recipients will be provided airfare and lodging to attend INPRO and must be available to attend.

Eligible students must be enrolled full-time and be at the junior, senior, or graduate level. Applicants must submit the application below, as well as a statement requesting consideration and stating their reasons for pursuing higher education, their plans following completion of their degree and any other relevant information such as activities and commitment to the community. Applicants are judged primarily on achievement and commitment to the community. Transcripts and documentation of tribal enrollment should accompany the application.

For further information please call Shirley Dichirco at 1-800-4NCAIED or email

Applications ( can be returned to:

NCAIED Scholarship Committee, 953 East Juanita Avenue, Mesa, Arizona 85204. Or faxed to (602) 545-4208. Applications must be received no later than August 11, 2000

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Philip G. Hubbard Law School Preparation Program launched


The University of Iowa College of Law will use a $100,000 grant from the Law School Admission Council to launch the Philip G. Hubbard Law School Preparation Program for college juniors and seniors. The program seeks to support diversity in the legal profession by inspiring historically under-represented groups to become lawyers and to provide those groups with the skills and assistance that will strengthen their preparation for law school. The 2002 Hubbard Program will be held at the UI College of Law from June 14 to July 12, and will be led by UI Law Professor Marcella David.

The Hubbard Program is named in honor of Hubbard, who died last January and was a former UI vice president and mechanical engineering professor. Hubbard was the first African-American professor at the UI and a voice of conscience and caring throughout the University community for over five decades. Upon his death, UI President Mary Sue Coleman lauded "his drive for scholarship and his passion for fairness, equality, and human rights."

Participants will be selected among applicants who will be starting in their junior or senior year of college in fall 2002, and those selected will be designated as Hubbard Fellows. Particularly encouraged to apply are students currently attending:

  • A four-year public or private college or university in the state of Iowa
  • A historically black college or university in the United States
  • An American Indian tribal college in the United States
  • A predominately Hispanic college or university in the United States

The Hubbard Program is comprised of intensive classes, workshops, and other activities intended to build skills in legal analysis, legal writing, and the study of legal concepts. In 2002, many of the classes, workshops and writing exercises in the Hubbard Program are expected to focus on combating international terrorism under U.S. and international law, says David in a description of the program.

The program will feature an intensive writing curriculum with frequent evaluations and feedback to students. Courses will help develop critical reading, analytical and logical reasoning, problem solving, advocacy, and listening skills. The program will also include special lectures by professionals, visits to courts, police facilities, public defenders' offices and other legal venues, and workshops in Law School Admissions Test preparation.

N. William Hines, dean of the UI College of Law, noted the program's excellent fit with the College's traditional goals and curricula.

The Hubbard Program welcomes questions from potential participants, undergraduate instructors, and pre-law advisers. Inquiries should be sent to:

Hubbard Program Committee
University of Iowa College of Law,
Boyd Law Building,
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
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Title: Technical Assistance Award to Support the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Demonstration Program (BJA)
Sponsor: Department of Justice


The sponsor provides support for programs seeking to reduce crime associated with the distribution and abuse of alcohol and controlled substances in tribal communities. One award will be funded that supports training and technical assistance for up to twenty-five grantees.

Deadline(s): 06/10/2002

Address: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Attention: BJA Control Desk
5640 Nicholson Lane, Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20852
Program URL:
Tel: 301-231-7537

The program seeks to mobilize tribal communities to implement or enhance innovative, collaborative efforts to address public safety issues related to alcohol and substance abuse. Under the program, tribes will develop new strategies or review and enhance existing strategies that prevent, interdict, and treat alcohol and drug use by tribal community members. Applicants may apply in one of three categories: (1)Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Law Enforcement Component; (2) Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Component; or (3) Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Combined Component.

Applicants must have a demonstrated experience working with American Indians, Alaska natives, and tribal issues. Areas of expertise should include state-tribal relations, tribal justice systems, domestic violence, juvenile justice, drug courts, law enforcement, DUI interdiction, and drug and alcohol treatment and prevention. Applicants are encouraged to form partnerships and collaborate with other organizations in submitting their application.

One award not to exceed $700,000, covering a period of twenty-four months, will be provided. Of that amount, the applicant agrees to set aside $50,000 for special technical assistance interventions, as directed by BJA/OJP.

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Title: RFP--Community-Based Program for Health Surveillance and Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetes
Sponsor: Indian Health Service

Deadline(s): 05/06/2002
Contact: Judith Begay, Contract Specialist
Address: Phoenix Area Office
40 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4424
Tel: 602-364-5012
Fax: 602-364-5030

TREATMENT OF DIABETES SOL RFP-536 DUE 050602 POC The Indian Health Service (IHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have entered into an interagency agreement to jointly support and conduct programs to perform health research and improve medical services in the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC). The major research activity carried out under this agreement is an NIH research protocol. Prospective Studies of the Natural History of Diabetes Mellitus and its Complications in the Gila River Indian Community. This proposed project will extend the scope of this protocol by interviewing and examining community residents outside of the clinic and improving health care for residents with diabetes. There are three research and service components of this project as follows:

  1. Verify and update the census of districts 1-5 of the GRIC maintained by the NIH.
  2. Obtain basic health data that can be ascertained in a community setting, i.e., at the particpant's home or workplace.
  3. Implement the goal of ensuring that all community members are tested for diabetes and that diabetic members receive monitoring for diabetes control and complications according to current standards of care.
The project involves participants who are Southwestern American Indians, most of whom are Pima Indians, who live in the GRIC. Most either have, or are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The project needs to be carried out by staff with expertise in population and clinical studies among American Indians.
Closing date for receipt of offers is May 7, 2002, 4:30pm (local time). Cite RFP 536
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Title: Grants Program
Sponsor: Bay Foundation

Support is provided to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations for programs in pre-collegiate education, collections care and conservation, conserving biodiversity, and programs to support Native Americans. Awards typically range from $3,000 to $8,000.
Deadline(s): 03/01/2002
Address: 17 West 94th Street
New York, NY 10025
Tel: 212-663-1115
Fax: 212-932-0316
The sponsor convenes three board meetings: one each for May, November and February. Proposals must be postmarked by December 1 for review in the February meeting, by March 1 for the May meeting, and by September 1 for the November meeting. Application guidelines are available. Proposals must be sent by mail.

Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS

The sponsor provides both general operating support and project support for the following:

PRE-COLLEGIATE EDUCATION--grants in this category are focused in two areas: the integration of math or science instruction, particularly in engaging, hands-on learning opportunities; and programs that promote clear, concise, and creative thinking through the use of writing, playwriting, and journalism.

COLLECTIONS CARE AND CONSERVATION--supports collections care training programs for the staff of archives, art, history, natural history, and ethnographic museums. The sponsor also provides support for collections care, preservation and restoration projects in museums, libraries, botanical gardens and historic sites, helping to strengthen these efforts nationwide through support of not-for-profit regional conservation centers, manuals, publications and training programs.

NATIVE AMERICANS--supports projects "of" Native Americans.

CONSERVING BIODIVERSITY--supports research and intervention efforts on behalf of endangered species and ecological studies, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Pre-collegiate education grants are restricted to the New England states, New York, and New Jersey. The sponsor requests that projects outside of the United States have as a sponsoring agency a fiscally responsible organization with a tax-exempt certification from the US Internal Revenue Service.

The sponsor generally limits grant approvals to three in a five year period for any one organization or for a continuing project. With rare exceptions, the sponsor does not accept proposals or provide funding for endowments, building construction or maintenance, sectarian religious projects, books or studies, individual scholarships or fellowships, loans, travel, film, television or video productions, programs consisting primarily of conferences, or for annual fund appeals.

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Title: Native Language Revitalization Grants
Sponsor: Grotto Foundation


The sponsor supports Native language revitalization in Minnesota. Grants typically range from $5,000 to $50,000.

Deadline(s): 01/15/2002
Contact: Gabrielle Strong, Program Officer
Address: W-1050 First National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101-1312
Program URL:
Tel: 651-225-0777 x12

Geo. Restricted: MINNESOTA

The sponsor has made a long-term commitment to Native language revitalization in Minnesota. In partnership with community leaders and language activists, the sponsor supports the restoration of Minnesota's indigenous languages within Native families and communities. The vision of this initiative is intergenerational Native language fluency.

Approximately $300,000 is available on an annual basis. Grants typically range from $5,000 to $50,000. The sponsor does not typically make multi-year grants.

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Title: CSAT--American Indian/Alaskan Native and Rural Community Planning Program
Sponsor: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Support is provided for grants to American Indian, Alaskan Native and rural communities to support community planning and consensus building, leading to the development of local substance abuse treatment and system plans. Approximately $1,500,000 is available to fund six grants with a project period of eighteen months.
Deadline(s): 06/19/2002
Contact: Maria Burns
Address: CSAT/SAMHSA, Rockwall II, 6th Floor
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Program URL:
Tel: 301-443-7611

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) funds grants to American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) and rural communities to support community planning and consensus building, leading to the development of local substance abuse treatment system plans.

Eligible applicants are public and domestic private non-profit entities such as commmunity based organizations, Tribes, Tribal governments, or other tribal authorities, colleges and universities (including Tribal colleges and unversities), faith-based organizations, provider and consumer groups and health care providers.

Approximately $1,500,000 will be available in FY 2002 to fund approximately six grants. Applicants may request up to but not more than $250,000 in total project costs (direct and indirect) for the entire project period. Grants will be awarded for a period of up to eighteen months. Source: Federal Register (04/09/02) Vol. 67, No. 68, pp. 17083-84. (cmb)

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Title: Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Support is provided to colleges and universities, nonprofit, non-academic organizations, for-profit organizations, state and local government agencies, and unaffiliated individuals for research in the earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences. Awards may be up to $400,000 for a maximum of three years.
Deadline(s): 09/13/2002
Contact: Jewel C. Prendeville, Staff Associate
Address: Directorate for Geosciences
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230
Program URL:
Tel: 703-292-8500

The September 13, 2002 deadline refers to optional letters of intent. The October 17, 2002 deadline applies to full proposals.

The sponsor supports research in the earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences.This program addresses the problem of underrepresentation of certain groups across the geosciences. These groups have been identified as underrepresented in the geosciences when compared to their proportion of the general population. The primary goal of the program is to increase the participation in geoscience education and research by students from these groups. A major focus is on increasing participation and/or opportunities for African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans (American Indians and Alaskan Natives), Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesians or Micronesians) and persons with disabilities. A secondary goal of the program is to strengthen the understanding of the geosciences and their contribution to modern society by a broad and diverse segment of the population. The program supports activities that strengthen geoscience teaching and learning in ways that improve access and retention of these underrepresented groups in the geosciences. Typical project strategies include enhanced research experiences for students, strengthening of infrastructure at institutions that serve underrepresented groups, and support of collaborations between minority institutions and established research programs at colleges and universities or centers.

The program will provide support for projects that undertake one or more of the following three activities: activities that facilitate the establishment, development and enhancement of geoscience educational and research capabilities in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), minority serving institutions (MSIs) and tribal colleges; activities that foster educational and research partnerships/collaborations/exchanges between and among minority serving institutions, traditional majority serving institutions (i.e. two and four-year colleges, universities), research centers, professional and industrial organizations; and outreach activities to underrepresented groups.

Individuals may be Principal Investigator on only one proposal.

In exceptional cases, awards for up to five years may be considered. For larger collaborations and partnerships, budgets are not expected to exceed $400K per year. The program expects to make approximately eight standard or continuing awards depending on the quality of submissions and the availability of funds. Approximately $2 million will be available for this initiative in FY 2002. If equipment or instrumentation is requested, costs may not exceed thirty percent of the total budget requested. CFDA Numbers: 47.076 (EHR); 47.050 (GEO). (icm)

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Title: RFA-DK-02-030--Diabetes Based Science Education in Tribal Schools
Sponsor: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The sponsor provides support to invite the Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) to apply for a grant to develop an educational program to enhance understanding and appreciation of diabetes and related science in tribal elementary, middle and high schools. Eligible applicants are domestic and foreign for-profit or non-profit organizations, public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, and laboratories, units of State and local governments, eligible agencies of the Federal government, and faith-based organizations. The R25 award mechanism will be used.
Deadline(s): 05/11/2002
Contact: Lawrence Agodoa, M.D., Director
Address: Office of Minority Health Research Coord
2 Democracy, Room 653
6707 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892-5454
Program URL:
Tel: 301-594-9652
Fax: 301-594-9358
Although not required, and not binding, a letter of intent is requested by May 11, 2002. applications must be received by June 11, 2002.

This program is intended to ultimately lead to the development and pilot testing of diabetes-based science education programs for tribal elementary, middle and high schools. The educational grant will support the successful TCUs in putting together a practical supplemental curriculum for K-8, and High Schools in Tribal Lands. The program will incorporate a diabetes based science curriculum that will enhance understanding and appreciation of the problems of diabetes in American Indian communities, and will stimulate general student interest in diabetes-based science in the early years (pre-college) of education. Each awardee should develop a school-based science education program centered on diabetes that will inform and motivate tribal children in order to develop their interest in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences. Examples of specific program issues may include, but are not limited to: development of a curriculum for K-6, or 7-12; collaboration and consortium with multiple TCUs; Tribal Culture and science education within the context of diabetes; involvement of family and community; building on the daily experience of American Indian and Alaska Native children with diabetes in their communities; possible link with the National Science Foundation's funded Tribal College Rural Systemic Initiative program; role of the Tribal Elders and other significant community groups in program development within the schools; teacher training as part of the science development project; implementation of the developed model programs in schools throughout Indian Country; and barriers to development and implementation.

The applicant institution must be a member of the AIHEC, serving students from American Indian and Alaskan Native communities. The institution must demonstrate the commitment and capability to develop a diabetes based science education program in collaboration with Tribal elementary, middle and high schools. Applications may include more than one institution.

This program will use the NIH Education Project Grant (R25) award mechanism. The sponsors intend to commit approximately $1 million in FY 2002 to fund six to eight new and/or competing continuation grants. An applicant may request a project period of up to five years and a budget for direct costs of up to $150,000 per year. Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs are payable at the rate of eight percent of total modified direct costs. The rate will also apply to all subcontracts on R25 grants. The principal investigator may request salary support. Faculty may request salary support. In general, salaries for secretaries, administrative assistants, and other ancillary personnel are not allowed. Requests for consultant costs, equipment, supplies, and other project related expenses must be justified.

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Title: Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
Sponsor: Department of Housing & Urban Development

The program offers funding to tribal colleges and universities to assist the institutions to build, expand, renovate and equip their own facilities, especially if those facilities are used by or available to the larger community. Maximum grants are $400,000 for twenty-four months.
Deadline(s): 06/20/2002
Contact: Armand Carriere
Address: 451 Seventh Street SW
Room 7251
Washington, DC 20410
Program URL:
Tel: 202-708-3061 x-3181
The program offers funding to tribal colleges and universities to assist the institutions to build, expand, renovate and equip their own facilities, especially if those facilities are used by or available to the larger community.

Eligible applicants are non-profit institutions of higher education that meet the statutory definition of a tribal college and university. HUD will accept only one application per TCU campus.

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