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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


June 14, 2003 - Issue 89


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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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Welcome to The Spirit of Sovereignty Foundation

The Spirit of Sovereignty Foundation is a non-profit organization created by its parent entity, the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), to reward the educational goals of exceptional Native-American students.

Started in 2000, the Foundation has awarded eleven scholarships to date to both undergraduate and graduate students. The organization is committed to generating scholarship funds, and welcome contributions of both time and money.

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US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs -- Oversight Hearing --
Re: Native American Sacred Places

When:  June 18th, 10am
Where:  Washington DC --  Russell Senate Building 485 (SR-485)

Representatives of several American Indian nations are (tentatively) scheduled to testify re: several Sacred Places throughout the US.  For more info contact the US Senate Indian Affairs Committee directly at 202-224-2251.

For coordinating information contact Suzan Harjo of the Morningstar Institute at 202-547-5531 or --

The Association on American Indian Affairs Sacred Lands Protection Program at 240-314-7157, email:

Guy Lopez, Coordinator
Sacred Lands Protection Program
Association on American Indian Affairs
966 Hungerford Dr., Ste 12-B
Rockville,  MD   20850
240-314-7159 fax
202-321-0190 c

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Indian Teacher and Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP)

American Indian Education (AIE) 335 - CRN#43731

Social and Cultural Considerations How social and cultural factors affect the educational experience of American Indian attending mission, BIA boarding, or public schools. 1-week "Intensive" Aug. 18 - 22 Instructor: Dr. Susan Cameron

For More information contact:
Philip Zastrow
Indian Teacher and Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP)
Student Services Coordinator
Humboldt State University
(707) 826-3672
FAX 826-3675

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Native Child Abuse Training (event)

We are conducting training for medical personnel who are licensed to practice independently (MD, nurse practitioners, PA) and/or the medical member of the MDT or CPT or with tribes who have or are developing child advocacy centers. We are seeking professionals who would be interested in getting intensive training in the medical evaluation of child abuse and neglect with emphasis on physical and sexual abuse. This funding is from the Office for Victims of Crime and we wish to coordinate with other OVC sponsored tribal efforts. We have funding for approximately 16-18 people and will provide for their travel and lodging plus possibly software and equipment. This has been advertised in the IHS Provider, on the American Indian Physicians website, a minority pediatric website; at conferences and workshops, by telephone calls, on my e-mail for the past year, on our website, 500 +direct mailings to IHS and tribal clinics and hospitals, and our response rates has been low. It would be wonderful training for tribes interested in either improving or developing their child advocacy center, or CJA grantees who are building their child protection teams, or someone who wishes to increase medical services in child maltreatment. So please share this with your tribal grantees who may be interested or pass on to other tribal programs. The training is scheduled for October, 2003. Please refer all to our website at or to me. The deadline was May 30 but we are extending it. I would appreciate any help you can give. Thanks, dbf

Dolores Subia BigFoot, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research
Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
CHO-3B-2406 P.O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73190
405-271-8858 FAX 405-271-2931

Sept 29-Oct 3, 2003 Project Making Medicine IHS Training in Treatment of Child Physical and Sexual Abuse

Oct 20-24, 2003

Project Making Medicine IHS/OVC Advance Training in the Medical Evaluation of Child Abuse and Neglect

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New Job opening at NMHA

Research and Services Program Coordinator National Mental Health Association seeks Program Coordinator to coordinate programs that contribute to the work of the research and services area. Responsibilities include coordinating a technical assistance program, general contract and project management, and providing support to board and several committees.

Requires Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook). Good benefits.

Send resume to: NMHA, Attn: JS, 2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22311, fax: 703-684-5968 or email to:

No phone calls please. EOE

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