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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


May 31, 2003 - Issue 88


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Opportunities - Page One


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) and NativeShare


To view additional listing from previous issues, click here Opportunities Button



Notice of policy guidance with request for comment.

SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) publishes Revised Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding the Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons (Revised DOL Recipient LEP Guidance). This Revised DOL Recipient LEP Guidance is issued pursuant to Executive
Order 13166.

DATES: This Guidance is effective immediately. Comments must be submitted on or before June 30, 2003. DOL will review all comments and will determine what modifications to the Guidance, if any, are necessary. This Guidance supplants existing guidance on the same subject originally published at 66 FR 4596 (January 17, 2001).

For more information: click here, then search for fr29my03-184.

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Midwest Independent Film & Video Competition -- Call For Entries

The Milwaukee International Film Festival, November 6-16, is releasing a Call For Entries for submission to its Midwest Independent Film & Video Competition. Final deadline is August 4, entry forms are available on their website at

Students, amateurs, and professionals are all encouraged to apply. Short and feature subjects are accepted in all genres including narrative, documentary, experimental, and animation.

The Midwest Independent Film & Video Competition is designed to contribute to the production and presentation of the high quality cinematic work from filmmakers living in the Midwestern region. The spirit of the friendly competition will foster the high standard of filmmaking for productions in the Midwest, as well as reward significantly those filmmakers who are working at the highest levels in the region. Through the presentation of the work to the public, press, and industry we will build recognition and respect for the Midwest as the vital filmmaking community it really is.

Visit our website at, call 414-736-4324, or email for more information.

Please take a moment to pass this email and information along to any interested parties you may know.

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New High School/High Tech Manual:

The High School/High Tech Program, sponsored by the Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, provides opportunity for students with disabilities to explore careers in science, mathematics and technology. The new training manual is now available on-line at:

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Oglala commemoration event set for June 26

OGLALA -- Spiritual ceremonies, bands, speakers and a memorial walk are planned for Thursday, June 26, at the 4th Annual Oglala Commemoration.

The Lakota Student Alliance and Kansas City American Indian Movement (AIM) Support Group sponsor the event to honor and remember lives lost during what they call the "1970s Civil War" on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Sponsors also hope to raise awareness of what they say is the unjust imprisonment of AIM member Leonard Peltier, who was convicted after a 1975 shootout between AIM and federal agents at Oglala that left two FBI agents dead.

Organizers say the event also promotes reconciliation and healing for the events of the 1970s, with an emphasis on alternative or restorative justice.

Activities will begin with spiritual ceremonies at the gravesites of Joe Stuntz, Anna Mae Aquash and Jun Little. A planned memorial walk will end at the Jumping Bull property, which was the site of the 1975 shootout.

A community dinner and a concert will follow at Loneman School in Oglala. Musical guests scheduled to perform include Anishnabe artist Wayquay; Lakota rockers Steel River Band; folk singer Jim Page; Oglala hip-hopper Storm; Southern Cheyenne singer J.D. Nash; and the Pine Ridge group Spyderzback.

Scheduled guest speakers include Tony Black Feather of the Teton Sioux Nation Treaty County; Peltier attorney Bruce Ellison; AIM leader Vernon Bellecourt; Tom Cook of the Slim Buttes Land Association; members of the LaCreek Civil Rights Association; Russell Blacksmith of the Lakota Student Alliance and National Council of American Indians Youth Council; Camp Justice founder Tom Poor Bear; and Leland Little Dog of the Sicangu Treaty Law Club.

For more information, go to:, or e-mail

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