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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


November 16, 2002 - Issue 74


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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
American Indian Owned And Operated, Upper Mohawk, Inc. Is Offering
A Full Ride Scholarship To American Indian Youth


The Seventh Generation Scholarship Fund

At the heart of Upper Mohawk Inc. is the value of giving back to the community in which benefits reach into the "Seventh Generation". Therefore, American Indian youth will receive scholarships designed to fulfill their financial need for a college education and will be afforded opportunities for internships and mentoring. The scholarship package is designed not only to educate American Indian youth but to empower and support their growth and development.

Applicants selected are eligible to receive up to $20,000 per year based on their financial need.

Deadline for applications is January 31st, 2003.

Students are to begin classes the fall of 2003.

For eligibility criteria and application information please visit us at:
Contact Scholarship Management Services at 507.931.1682
Arthur Fernandez Scarberry

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Diabetes Prevention in American Indian Communities:
Turning Hope Into Reality
December 10-13, 2002
Adams Mark Hotel, Denver, Colorado



  1. 1. To provide a forum for American Indian community to develop partnerships in diabetes-related activities.
  2. To share information on American Indian community-based activities in diabetes care and prevention.
  3. To share information on current research on diabetes care and prevention relevant to American Indian communities.
  4. To share information on the results, outcomes and effectiveness of diabetes-related activities in American Indian communities.

Hosted by Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee


National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Indian Health Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
American Diabetes Association

Important Dates:

Registration Deadline: November 29, 2002
Hotel Reservation Cut off Date: November 15, 2002

Diabetes Prevention in American Indian Communities:
Turning Hope Into Reality

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The Euphrat Museum of Art invites your participation
Proposal of Ideas for Exhibitions


The Program Committee of the Euphrat Museum of Art is considering concepts for future exhibitions and accepting proposals. Ideas can come from on campus or off, from students, educators, artists, community members, people of all ages and backgrounds. The Euphrat is a forum for interdisciplinary thinking, crossing boundaries of cultures and academic disciplines, and serving as a resource for both community and college.

Exhibition concept (one line description)

Expanded description of concept. Other relevant information you want to add.

Why is this concept important?

What is the intended audience?

Possible artists (if known at this point):

Proposed by:
Name _________________
Address _________________
Organization _________________
Phone _________________

Date _________________

Concepts are reviewed for the upcoming year. Similar or complementary concepts may be included in a single show.

For information, call Euphrat Museum Director Jan Rindfleisch, (408) 864-8836

Euphrat Museum of Art
De Anza College
Cupertino, CA 95014
Euphrat Museum of Art

Program Description

The purpose of the Euphrat Museum is to research, produce, and present challenging exhibitions and educational material that provide a resource of visual ideas and a platform for communications. The Euphrat structures itself as a forum of ideas about art expressed through one-of-a-kind exhibitions, publications, and events. Museum exhibitions and publications highlight our rich multicultural heritage; enhance understanding of art fundamentals, art history, and esthetics; and augment college instruction in the liberal arts and other disciplines.

The Euphrat Museum's vision of itself is of a forum for interdisciplinary thinking, crossing boundaries of cultures and academic disciplines, and serving as a resource for both community and college.

The Euphrat involves the community and campus in the process of developing and presenting its exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. Exhibitions begin with a question, and often utilize focus groups. The process of research and collaboration involves Director, Euphrat staff (part of a total team effort), artists, community people, academicians, historians, and/or others with a particular interest in a topic - women and men of diverse backgrounds and of all ages reflect upon this question, both individually and collectively. Because the Museum has no predetermined idea about what the art or answers should be, these reflections tap into new ideas, unusual art sources, and vastly different points of view, which alter the original conception of the exhibition and publication. Artists of many backgrounds are included in exhibitions - artists of many cultures, men and women, emerging artists as well as those with national and international reputations. We eschew segregating artists or others by gender, race, or cultural background but seek diversity and dialog in everything we do.

We look at esthetic discussion, at general issues related to gender, race, religion, age, ethnicity, class, physical ability, and sexual orientation, and, more generally, at value clarification, empowerment, community building, and a climate for learning. We seek artwork relating to the needs, interests, history, and cultural heritage of the communities we serve, with particular attention to underserved and underrepresented communities. Exhibitions often situate local concerns within the context of national and international concerns.

Timeline related to Proposals of Ideas for Exhibitions
12/31/02 Final date for submitting proposals. Mail or fax to Euphrat Museum of Art (fax 408 864-8738). Do not include any additional materials.

Jan. 2003 Euphrat Program Committee reviews proposals and determines what additional information (including possible personal appearances) is needed.

If we will be following up on your concept, you will be contacted by the end of January 2003.

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URGENT DEADLINE: 30 November 2002!!!!
Youth Forum at ITU TELECOM WORLD 2003


For more details, visit

In addition to serving as the secretariat for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) also organizes the World Telecom forum. The next World Telecom is in October 2003 in Geneva, Switzerland (2 months before the WSIS).

The ITU has created a Youth Forum as part of World Telecom. Participants in the Youth Forum will visit the ITU TELECOM WORLD 2003 Exhibition (Geneva, 12 to 18 October 2003) and will attend the Forum sessions of their choice. Four sessions will be specifically devoted to the Youth Forum. These special youth-driven Youth Forum sessions will feature industry and political leaders, and will address the technical, regulatory and financial issues, as well as other concerns relevant to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a tool for social and economic development. Specific subjects will include:

  • the basics of technologies and their possible uses;
  • the relationships between policy/regulation and market structure in the world;
  • the fundamentals of building a dynamic communications environment;
  • the relationships between policy, regulation and the business world; and
  • how business is related to the world of communications.

The ITU has initiated a Fellowship Programme to fund one young woman and one young man of university age (18-25) from each of its Member States in the world to attend the ITU TELECOM WORLD 2003 within the scope of its ongoing commitment to fellowships programmes. The candidates will be selected on the basis of a competition, which aims to broaden the talent pool of future leaders in telecommunications, and specifically in the Information and Communication Technology sectors. For each candidate, travel, accommodation and subsistence costs will be met by the ITU, in cooperation with Youth Forum sponsors. The Fellowship Programme will assist approximately 380 fellows from around the world. Post-fellowship training is planned in the country of origin where an opportunity exists for a placement within an ICT company or an operator which can offer such training. A post-fellowship career advancement component is also planned - this could include internships offered by Government agencies or companies in the private sector.

Candidates must be nationals, aged between 18 and 25 and must be attending national universities or higher institutes at the time of submission. All sessions will be in English, French and Spanish, so they must be able to participate in one of these three languages. A working knowledge of English is needed to communicate with other fellow students of the Youth Forum programme Selection Procedure and to comprehend briefings which would be conducted in English. They must have completed two years of university study by 30 June 2003. The selection committee is seeking a mix of competencies and interests, and there is no preference for any special area of studies.


If you are interested in applying for one of these fellowships, you should contact your university administration. They should have the nomination forms. You will need to complete the nomination form and write a short essay (250-500 words) on the subject "It is widely believed that ICTs can contribute to the economic and social development of a country; if you were head of state in your country, what role would you have young people play to make this a reality, or make the development of your country a reality?". The essay may be written in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic or Chinese. Students should submit their essays and CVs to their respective universities for selection and evaluation.

If you do not know who to contact within your university, or your university does not seem to be aware of this competition, contact the ITU Member Administration in your country directly. Contact information for each country is available through

For more information, contact:

Ms Tsehai Bekele
Youth Forum Manager
tel.: +41 22 730 5179
fax: +41 22 730 6444

We hope that many young people from around the world become aware of this excellent opportunity. Those of us working on the Youth Creating Digital Opportunities strategy (adopted as the GKP Youth Strategy in April 2002), are continuing to talk with the ITU about how to ensure that the young people participating in World Telecom 2003 become part of a broader network of young people using ICTs to create a more sustainable and equitable future for us all. Towards that goal, we will be launching a new and expanded version of the YCDO Web site (early pilot version at at the ITU's Asia Telecom forum in December 2002 in Hong Kong.

We look forward to continuing to work with you all!

Best wishes,

Terri Willard
Project Manager
Knowledge Communications
International Institute for Sustainable Development

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TORONTO - The Ontario Heritage Foundation, through its Young Heritage Leaders 2002 program, is seeking nominations of youth who have contributed to heritage preservation in their communities. This recognition program, now in its third year, honours young volunteers under 18 years of age, and is sponsored by London Life. The deadline for nominations is December 16, 2002.

Municipal councils, regional councils, First Nation councils and Métis community councils can acknowledge local youth for significant voluntary contributions to cultural, natural or built heritage preservation. The councils work in conjunction with local education, youth and heritage groups to determine candidates for recognition. Examples of voluntary activities eligible for recognition include:

hands-on work restoring or maintaining a heritage structure (building, bridge, etc.) fundraising efforts to support the restoration of a historical building researching heritage buildings, social history or natural heritage resources
volunteer service at a museum, historical site, conservation area or parkland developing exhibits, Web sites or publications about local history participating in historical re-enactments demonstrating leadership in the protection of endangered wildlife and habitat

“London Life is proud to support the Ontario Heritage Foundation’s Young Heritage Leaders program for the third consecutive year,” says Jan Belanger, Director, Community Affairs for Great-West Life and London Life. “The Young Heritage Leaders program promotes community involvement, local pride and volunteerism at an early age. The commitment and impact of these young participants speaks for itself. Young Heritage Leaders are becoming the community leaders of tomorrow.”

Young Heritage Leaders nomination guidelines are available at

Young Heritage Leaders complements the Foundation’s successful Heritage Community Recognition Program, which annually recognizes Ontario adults for their heritage conservation efforts.

The Ontario Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit agency of the Government of Ontario, dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario’s heritage. For more information on the Foundation, visit

Contact: Lori Theoret , 416-325-5074 ~ Aussi disponible en français ~

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Cornell University Historian, American Indians/Early America


Closing Date: November 15, 2002
Primary Category: American Studies
Secondary Categories: U.S. History

The Cornell University History Department seeks a historian of Native Americans (preferably with an interest in cross-cultural contact) in the early period, before c. 1820, to begin July, 2003. Rank open, tenured or tenure-track, but degree should be in hand by Fall 2003. The appointee will be expected to occasionally teach the first half of the U.S. survey and to work closely with Cornell's American Indian Program. Cornell is an AA/EOE. Please send letter of application and three letters of recommendation to Mary Beth Norton at the addresss below. Application deadline is November 15th, 2002, but earlier submissions are especially welcome.

Mary Beth Norton, Chair
Search Committee/History Department
Cornell University
450 McGraw Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4601
Phone: 607-255-7542
Fax: 607-255-0469


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