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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


September 7 , 2002 - Issue 69


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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

Smith College in Massachusetts Fall Fly-in Program for Women of Distinction for 12th grade young women


Smith College invites 12th grade to participate in Women of Distinction from October 25 to 27, 2002. This three-day program is designed for promising African-, Asian-, and Native American and Latina women in the twelfth grade who wish to explore one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges.

Participants will attend classes, live in student houses, and spend time getting to know current students.

Smith will provide round-trip transportation, meals and accommodations for all selected participants. Selection is based on academic promise and leadership potential.

Friday, October 25

  • UNITY Tea
  • Dinner
  • Social Event

Saturday, October 26 - Fall Preview Morning Session

  • Welcome and Introduction to Smith College
  • Choose a tour of science, dance and theater, or music facilities, attend a student panel or join a class.
  • Choose a workshop on financing a Smith education; learn about the resources at the Career Development Office; visit a student residence; or take a campus tour.
Saturday, October 26 - Afternoon Activities
  • Exploring the Liberal Arts
  • 5 College Bus Tour
  • Individual Advising Session
  • Explore Northampton
  • Cultural Cuisine
  • Evening activity with your hostess
Sunday, October 27
  • Breakfast
  • Depart

Simply fill out and submit the online application by Monday, September 16, 2002.

Applicants will receive a decision by Friday, October 4, 2002.

Information and the online application form is at:

Questions? Please contact program coordinator:

Dana Brown
Admission Counselor
Smith College
Office of Admission
7 College Lane
Northampton, MA 01063

(413) 585-2500 phone
(413) 585-2527 fax

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The California Indian Museum & Cultural Center Presents:
California Indians & the Environment: Myths & Facts


Saturday September 21,
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5250 Aero Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

This lecture will examine the relationship of historical and contemporary California Indians and the environment. Topics will include environmental understanding, environmental standards, quality, control of forest growth, irrigation, housing, transportation, health and safety. We will explore changing law and policy trends for environmental protection and management. Please join us in an afternoon to dispel myths and promote truth and understanding of California culture.

This lecture is open to the public and free of charge!
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

For additional event information, directions or reservations call the California Indian Museum at: 707 579-3004, e-mail us at or visit our website at

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Fourth Annual Washington, D.C. Indian Law Conference
Of Trusts and Trends: Emerging Dynamics in Indian Country


Opening Speaker: Professor Robert Clinton
Arizona State University College of Law
"Remembering History: Why Tribal Interests are Losing in Federal Litigation and a Strategy to Fix It"

November 1, 2002
Kellogg Conference Center
Gallaudet University
Washington, D.C.

Sponsored By ---- Federal Bar Association Indian Law Section
  National Native American Bar Association
  Native American Bar Association of Washington, D.C.
Topics ---- Trust Relations: Understanding New Paths to Federal Recognition
  Trust Land: Protecting Your Trust Application from Collateral Attacks
  Trial Alternatives: Evaluationg Your Options
  Tribal Infrastructure: Establishing & Strengthening Tribal Codes and Courts

For general information, contact Leslie Murray at the Federal Bar Association (202) 785-1614

To receive a brochure, send your request to:

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