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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


September 21, 2002 - Issue 70


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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

NCES Students' Classroom, US History Test


The NCES Students' Classroom has added an exciting new activity. Test your U.S. history knowledge and see how you compare to the nation's students. You begin by selecting a grade level (4, 8, or 12), and then select the number of questions you would like to be asked. Compare your answers to the nation and to regions of the country. The NAEP U.S. history assessment provided all of the questions that are used in this quiz.

To try this fun and educational new activity, please visit:

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SEPTEMBER 11- 14, 2003


Call for Papers for the Harvard Color Lines Conference: Segregation and Integration in America's Present and Future. The Color Lines Conference will be co-sponsored by The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, The W.E.B. DuBois Institute, The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, The Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program, The Harvard Immigration Project, and The UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

Selected authors will present their papers at the Color Lines Conference to be held at Harvard University from September 11-14, 2003. In addition, there will be opportunities for authors to present revised papers at follow up forums, and for papers to be published or cited in a post-conference publication.

Please feel free to forward this Call for Papers to colleagues, associates or other interested individuals. You may call The Civil Rights Project at 617-496-6367, and we will fax you a copy of the document. You may also access the Call for Papers at our website at:

Thank you very much,
Marilyn Byrne
The Civil Rights Project
Harvard University
124 Mt. Auburn Street
Suite 400 South, Rm. 435
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 496-6367

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Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership


During the 2002-2003 academic year, the Kauffman Center will award approximately 10 "Emerging Scholar" grants of approximately $15,000 each to Ph.D. students for the support of scholarly entrepreneurship research. The center is now accepting proposals for the second cycle, from which five awards will be selected.

The primary purpose of the Kauffman Emerging Scholars Initiative is to help launch a cohort of world-class scholars into the field, thus laying a foundation for future scientific advancement. A secondary goal is for the research results to be translated into knowledge with immediate application for policy makers, educators, service providers and entrepreneurs.

Proposals submitted to the initiative must address research issues of theoretical and practical importance to the domain of entrepreneurship. Special consideration will be given to proposal submissions that also will provide insight on the topic of entrepreneurship and: women (e.g., their access to financing, role models and mentors), minorities (e.g., the affect of cultural differences on entrepreneurial behavior), education (e.g., the impact of various pedagogies or educational settings), finance (e.g., the existence of financing "gaps" or the practices of angels) or the environment (e.g., the interaction between entrepreneurial behavior and government policy)

Ph.D. students from accredited U.S. institutions of higher education are eligible to apply for a Kauffman Emerging Scholars grant.

Proposals are due January 3, 2003.

More information may be found at:

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American Indian Chamber of Commerce of southern California Scholarship Award Application


DEADLINE: November 1, 2002

The purpose of this scholarship award is to supplement a Native American student's income in order to pay for their educational expenses. The scholarship award will amount to $1,000 and one (1) Native American student will be chosen for this award. Eligible applicant should be a resident of the Southern California area (L.A. County, Orange County, Kern County, Ventura County, San Diego County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Imperial County) attending an institution of higher learning within the United States, or any tribal member attending an institution of higher learning within Southern California.

Applications must be completed in its entirety. Any incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified. One copy must be submitted to the following address: AICCSC, 11138 Valley Mall, Suite 200, El Monte, CA 91731. Find application and details at:

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Center for Environmental Analysis at California State University, Los Angeles (CEA-CREST)


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 website at

This year we are currently supporting three Native American students and we would like to be able to support more. Contact: Lulu Pelaez, Program Assistant, CEA-CREST, California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032, (323) 343-5799, email:


National Library Service seeks Native book narrators


The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is looking for people who can speak Native dialects to help ensure accurate pronunciation of Indian languages in book narration.

Narrators contact these authorities by telephone, and more than one source is desirable. If you are interested in providing this assistance, or if you know of someone who qualifies and is willing, please contact David Whittall, Network Consultant, at (202) 707-9258, or e-mail at

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The Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowships 2003-2004


In 2003-2004, Rockefeller Resident Fellowships in the Humanities and the Study of Culture will be offered at host institutions that were selected for their potential to promote new work in the humanities. Host institutions include academic departments, interdisciplinary programs, museums, research libraries and community cultural centers that select scholars to receive Rockefeller Fellowships. They encourage interaction between the visiting fellows and their own scholarly communities, and make libraries, special collections and other facilities available in specialized areas of research. For 2003-2004, individuals can apply for resident fellowships at the 23 host institutions listed in the application.

For more information:

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Newberry Library Fellowships

Tribal Histories and a Plural World
Toward a New Paradigm
D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History
Newberry Library
From 2002 until 2005, the Newberry Library will award one long-term fellowship and a series of short-term fellowships each year to nourish research and teaching in Native American Studies. Long-term fellowships support post-doctoral research in residence at the Newberry for a minimum of 10 months. Short-term fellowships open only to community-based tribal historians and tribal college faculty, support one to three months in residence

The Center invites applicants whose research projects articulate a commitment to interdisciplinary synthesis, the implications of diversity among Indian communities, and/or the collegial exploration of the methodological implications of different epistemological traditions.

Application Deadline is January 20, 2003 for long-term fellowship; January 15, April 15, and September 15, 2003 for short-term fellowships

Contact: Robert Galler, Interim Director
D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History
Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610

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A highly-selective, 12-week, individually-tailored training program for students who are aspiring print, photo, graphics, broadcast, and multimedia journalists.

If you are a full-time junior, senior, or grad student at an American college or university when you apply ~ yes, you are.

Up to 22 interns are selected.

You get to work in an AP bureau under the supervision of a designated trainer. You get paid. And if you complete the program successfully, you are offered a news position at AP.

Start dates may be anytime between mid-May and mid-June, depending on your schedule.


  • A regular application package
  • A timed newswriting test
  • A 300-word autobiographical essay on why you are interested in the internship, AP, and journalism as a career
  • A resume, with clips
  • Written references from employers and professors
  • An interview with an AP chief of bureau

Photos and broadcast applicants are also required to submit samples of their work.

Contact your nearest AP bureau and say you want to apply for the Internship Program. We'll schedule a date for you to apply and test, on a weekday between now and November 15, 2002.

To get the address of the bureau nearest you, visit our web site ( or write to The Associated Press, Human Resources, 50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York NY 10020.

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