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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


August 24 , 2002 - Issue 68


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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


Heyday Books and News from Native California are pleased to announce the publication of The Dirt Is Red Here: Art and Poetry From Native California edited by Margaret Dubin.


"To read The Dirt is Red Here: Art and Poetry From Native California is to experience the thriving and dynamic life of a continuing land and people." ‹Simon J. Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo), author of Out There Somewhere, After and Before the Lightning, and Men on the Moon

Heyday Books and News from Native California are pleased to announce the publication of The Dirt Is Red Here: Art and Poetry From Native California edited by Margaret Dubin. We hope you will join us at one of the upcoming book publication celebrations:

Saturday, September 7, 2002 at 5 p.m.
Clarke Museum
240 E. St.
Eureka, CA
(707) 443-1947

Friday, September 27, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Inyo Council for the Arts
137 S. Main Street
Bishop, CA
Sponsored by Spellbinder Books (760) 873-4511

Friday, October 11, 2002
California Indian Conference
Palomar College, San Marcos
1140 W. Mission Road
San Marcos, CA
(760) 744-1150 xt.2425

Other events (Sacramento and San Francisco) TBA. Watch for flyers in your mailbox or check the Heyday Books website at

The Dirt Is Red Here: Art and Poetry From Native California
edited by Margaret Dubin
30 contributors, over 50 full-color and b & w plates
96 pages, 8 X 9.5, trade paperback
$16.95, ISBN 1-890771-54-6
Available at your local bookstore

Published by Heyday Books
P.O. Box 9145, Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 549-3564

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The Native American History and Genealogy Conference


The Native American History and Genealogy Conference, sponsored by the Friends of the Oklahoma Historical Society Archives and the Tulsa Library's genealogy department, will be Sept. 27-28 at Ramada Inn, 8181 E Skelly Drive, Tulsa.

Events for Sept. 27 will include Kathy Huber's lecture "Discovering Your Native American Ancestors at the Schusterman-Benson Library."

Featured speaker for Sept. 28 will be Cherokee Chief Chad Smith. His topic will be "History as the Foundation for Strategy." Other conference speakers include Kent Carter, Jack Baker, Sharron Standifer Ashton, Daniel Littlefield, Sammie Dennison- Harmon, Joyce Bear and William Welge.

Lecture topics include: "The Dawes Rolls," "Cherokee Indian Genealogical Sources," "Solving Family Traditions of Indian Ancestry," "Documenting Contemporary Tribal Communities," "White Hair Learning Resource Center and Osage Genealogy," "Choctaw- Chickasaw Genealogical Sources," "Who are the Creek? A Brief History and Genealogy Reference to the Muscogee People," "American Indian Records: Archives Oklahoma Historical Society" and "Continuing the Legacy."

For more information, contact the Oklahoma Historical Society Archives, 2100 Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105, or call 521-2491."

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The NCAI 59th Annual Session will be held in San Diego, California, November 10-15, 2002.

All meetings and general assemblies will be held at the Town & Country Resort, call 800.854.2608 for reservations and ask for the NCAI Group Rate.

Register on-line today at for pre-registration rates!

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National Hiring Initiative


Please pass on the word that HUD has a national hiring initiative to recruit approximately 900 new employees before 9/30/02. They will be hiring everything from clerk typists to economists. Positions will be available throughout the US. Please refer anyone to WWW.HUD.GOV.

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A conference and trade show about People, Culture, Heritage and Place


September 26-28, 2002 Denver, Colorado

Native peoples, using ancient knowledge and traditions supported by modern skills can effectively create attractive tourism programs that are culturally, ecologically and economically sustainable.

This conference will explore those issues and much more as we seek ways to work together on a local, regional, national and global basis to improve the well-being of our communities, our natural resources and our shared cultural heritage through tourism.

Call for information: (303) 620-9292


click:Online Registration

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