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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


April 17, 2004 - Issue 111


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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 will update this page if we receive additional opportunities for events, etc. that will occur before our issue publication date.


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



Language is Life: the 11th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference

Language is Life: the 11th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference at the University of California at Berkeley. June 11-13, 2004. Hosted by The Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival and the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages (Department of Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley)

Master-apprentice programs: Immersion schools, Archives and intellectual property rights, Developing and using new writing systems, Revitalizing languages without speakers. We will also make time and space for the showing of films on language loss and language revitalization, if you have anything you'd like to show. See either of the following websites for the registration and presentation forms or

SILC steering committee
Dept. of Linguistics
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2650
or email Leanne Hinton
Questions? email or call Leanne at (510) 643-7621

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To learn more about our sponsors and the Diversity Leadership Programs check us out at:

Apply before May 1, 2004, and you will be automatically registered to win FREE airfare provided by American Airlines exclusive airline partner of the Monster Diversity Leadership programs.

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Internship Program

The Washington Center's Native American Leadership Program prepares emerging Native Americans Indians leaders from colleges and universities from across the country to assume leadership positions in the public sector. Students participate in internships tailored to their interests, interact with successful government representatives, and develop their leadership skills.


  • Place students with challenging job responsibilities in a major government agency.
  • Provide practical job training workshops with an emphasis on writing and enhancing overall communication skills.
  • Provide an all paid for internship through a federal agency-internship sponsor that covers round-trip travel to and from Washington, D.C., academic courses, activities ,housing, and a weekly stipend

For further information contact: Claudia Narrow at 1-800-486-8921 or by email

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Position Announcement

The EIP is a full-time, professional, entry-level employment and career development program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Since our inaugural class in 1998, we have hired 192 new professionals and placed them in our Washington, DC headquarters and eleven regional offices. The Vacancy Announcement for the EIP Class of 2004 will be open March 29-April 9, 2004, at EPA’s EZhire website, or at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's website at

Applications are to be completed online with supplemental materials mailed to the addresses noted in the application packages.

For 2004, we plan to hire approximately forty-five (45) Interns as entry-level, professional Environmental Protection Specialists (GS-7), Environmental Scientists (GS-7 or 9), and Biologists (GS-7 or 9). Applicants can qualify for the EIP with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience. These are professional, career positions – not summer or temporary student jobs.

For additional information, contact:

Jamie Langlie, Program Manager, Phone: 202-564-7576,
Kent Smith, EIP Staff, Phone: 202-564-7908
Patricia Midgett, EIP Staff, Phone: 202-564-7769,

E-mail to Staff at:

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Position Announcement
Coordinator of Second Language Acquisition-(Bishop, CA)

The NuumuYadohaLanguage Program is dedicated to preserving the various dialects of the Owens Valley Paiute language and teaching them in a community setting. Under minimal supervision of the NuumuYadohaprogram director, the Coordinator will plan and develop curriculum for the Language Program. BA or BS in Linguistics, Education, Anthropology or a related field with a documented emphasis in second language acquisition or language instruction. $45,000 (Open until filled)

Please visit our website at to see job description for complete requirement and for a list of current job Opportunities. OVCDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer within the confines of the Indian Preference Act.

Visit our website at or e-mail to receive an application and a complete job description or call 1-800-924-8091 ext. 109.

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POSITION TITLE: Community Health Nurse Manager , Three-Quarter, Exempt Position (30 hours per week). STARTING SALARY RANGE: $35,000 to $42,000 plus an excellent benefits package
PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Human Resource Director, 120 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115,

For more information contact Amanda J. Lopez-Robinson at email: or or 801-486-4877.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:The Community Health Nurse Manager is responsible for providing quality comprehensive nursing services to American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) individuals, families, and their communities within an assigned geographic area. The scope of work includes providing leadership in identifying client needs and, in collaboration with the client and staff members, to develop, implement and oversee Wellness Care in the areas of diabetes, maternal /child and prenatal health, Elder care, patients with chronic and/or multiple health problems, as well as working with school health programs to provide immunizations and related updating. Provide clinical and other appropriate support to the Health Program including diabetes services, health and dental referrals, follow-up and specialized education. Position also entails acting as a Health Educator
for Health Promotional/Disease Prevention in the community and with other collaborative agencies.

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Museum Visitor Services Intern

Visitor Services intern will be responsible for facilitating visitation to NMAI by creating a welcoming environment, with primary duties focusing on visitor access and crowd management while providing a Native perspective, interpretation and sensitivity when imparting information. Intern will direct line queues both inside and outside the museum. They will also distribute timed entry passes. Intern will provide visitor orientation prior to entry and collect timed passes at the entry point. Intern will also provide orientation at the welcome desk and group orientation room. When needed, Intern will provide way finding assistance to visitors throughout the building. Interns will work closely with Visitor Service volunteers and Museum staff to provide customer service that is both effective and compassionate.

Intern should expect to be in an active, fast-paced Museum setting. This duty constitutes a significant responsibility and involves particular experience in multi-tasked organizational skills. Intern may be asked to participate in special events, training, projects, meetings, holidays, etc., by the Visitor Services Manager. Another key duty is to facilitate the access of the Museums two entrances. Duties will include visitor line management, this includes providing building orientation and the collection of exhibition passes. The incumbent must collect and sort all passes (member passes, special passes, VIP passes), direct visitors to the appropriate staging areas, answer miscellaneous questions, and provide an orientation and summary of regulations for the building. The employee must have good oral communication along with crowd management skills. Museum Interns will also facilitate access to the Museums two theaters. Dates available: start June, July or August.

Contact: Jill Norwood
301/238-6624x6235 or

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Position Announcement:

The University of Washington invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost. The University seeks an innovative and dynamic leader with extensive experience in graduate education, a deep understanding of issues facing higher education, excellent interpersonal skills, and a strong record of research and teaching. The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree with academic credentials for appointment to the rank of Full Professor.

A hypertext version of this advertisement, the latest biennial report of the Graduate School, and other supporting material may be viewed at:

Nominations, applications, and inquiries should be sent to David Hodge, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Box 353765, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195. Electronic submissions are preferred and may be forwarded to Applications should include a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for references. Preference will be given to applications received by July 2, 2004.

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