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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


December 14, 2002 - Issue 76


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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

Coca-Cola Company and the College Fund
50 Paid Internships


The Coca-Cola Company and the College Fund offer 50 students of color (African American, Hispanic American, Asian Pacific Islander American and American Indian,/Alaskan Native) majoring in engineering, chemistry, finance, human resources, information technology, communications, marketing.

This is 10 week, paid internship program in Atlanta, plus a scholarship for the academic year. The deadline is: DECEMBER 16, 2002. You can file your application electronically by accessing where you can also find more information about the program. Also consult or call 1-866-671-7237.

Winners receive:
  • $10,000 scholarship
  • $2500 per month summer salary
  • housing in Atlanta
  • round-trip transportation to Atlanta and local transportation to your internship
To be eligible you must:
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • be a sophomore
  • be a US citizen, permanent resident or lawful temporary resident
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Canada Research Chair
Aboriginal Arts and Literature

The Department of Native Studies requests applications for a nomination for a Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal arts and literature - Tier II Appointment.

Trent University invites applications for a nomination for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Native Studies. In accordance with the Canada Research Chairs Program Guide (, the Chair will work within the Aboriginal performance space component of the First Peoples House at Trent University. The successful applicant will be appointed to the Department of Native Studies, however, he/she will be expected to work and/or collaborate with members of other departments and programs at Trent and elsewhere as well as members of the Aboriginal theatre and performance communities.

Candidates are expected to have an excellent record of publication and production of works with Aboriginal peoples and with Aboriginal content for the theatre and/or stage as well as a plan of future works. It is expected that the candidate will create and produce works for the Aboriginal performance space at Trent.

Applications should include a portfolio containing a curriculum vitae, a 5 year research and writing plan and the names of three referees. It should be sent to:

Native Studies Canada Research Chair Selection Committee
Department of Native Studies, Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8

Applications will be accepted up to January 8, 2003.

Trent University is an Employment Equity Employer, and invites applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, and disabled persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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2003 Young Readers and Writers Essay Awards

2003 Young Readers & Writers Essay Awards
Seattle Washington
Sponsored by David Matheson and Third Place Books

The novel RED THUNDER was inspired by untold generations of native heritage. RED THUNDER illustrates the importance of passing on family and cultural traditions as well as the life lessons learned, from one generation to the next. Write a short story or personal essay that addresses one of the following questions:

What life lessons has your family history taught you?
How have the life lessons from RED THUNDER aqffected you?

The competition is open to all students in grades 5 through 12.
Entries will be sorted and judged in three age categories:
Group A: Grades 5 & 6
Group B: Grades 7 thru 9
Group C: Grades 10 thru 12

All entries must be original compositions, between 200 and 1000 words, and typewritten on white paper. Entrants must include their name, home address and telephone number, email address (if available), grade, school, and teacher’s name. The competition opens October 1st, 2002. Entries must be submitted to Third Place Books by 9:00pm, January 31st, 2003. Winners will be notified in writing by March 31st, 2003.

Entries will be evaluated for creativity and basic writing skills. All participants will be honored at an awards presentation, hosted by Third Place Books and the author, hosted by Third Place Books and the author.

Grand Prize: One grand prize will be awarded in each age category:
Group A: AlphaSmart Computer
Group B: AlphaSmart Computer
Group C: Palm Pilot

Runners Up:
Two Runners Up will be named in each category. Each will be awarded a RED THUNDER Book Bag and a Third Place Books Gift Certificate.

All entrants will receive a certificate of participation from David Matheson and a RED THUNDER bookmark, and be invited to visit with the author at the awards presentation.

For more information contact:

Lake Forest Park Towne Center
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98125
Tel: 206-366-3333

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