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Here you will find opportunity listings for the following categories:

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)

HUNAPFACEBOOK: Current campus culture. Includes news, events, and announcements about what is happening on the Harvard Campus.

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Up to date announcements for scholarships, fellowships, conferences and employment opportunities from across Indian Country.

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Title: Eighth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference
Conference dates: April 12 & 13, 2012
Location: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC
Deadline: January 27, 2012
Contact: Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs, American Indian Studies Department
UNC Pembroke
P.O. Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372
Phone: (910) 775-4262

Proposals are invited for papers and panels addressing the study of American Indians in the Southeast cultural area. Topics may include academic or creative works on: archaeology, education, history, socio-cultural issues, religion, literature, oral traditions, art, identity, sovereignty, health and other matters. Creative works may include any written, visual, musical, video, digital or other creative production that connects to Southeast Indian peoples’ experiences, histories or concerns. Proposals are welcome from all persons working in the field. Only complete proposals will receive full consideration. Individuals may submit only one proposal.
Proposals are to be submitted electronically or by mail by January 27, 2012. Proposals may not be accepted after this date.

Send Proposals To: or
Alesia Cummings at American Indian Studies, PO Box 1510 Pembroke, NC 28372-1510.

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Title: 12th Annual TribalNet Conference
Dates: November 14-17, 2011
Location: Dafter, MI
Registration: $495-$695

A chance to take a look first hand at the latest products and services offered by select technology vendors. Connect with the account executives from companies with sales teams dedicated specifically to the tribal technology market and industry. Forge vendor relationships and partnerships that can potentially save your organization time and money.

Contact: 906-635-7675;

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Title: Field Environmental Biology Program for Native American Students
Location: University of Notre Dame with Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Application deadline: November 4, 2011


Native American descent; Minimum of Sophomore standing in an accredited college; Planning to obtain a 4-year degree in the environmental sciences; Admission based on past academic performance and statement of purpose

The purpose of this program is to promote an understanding of field-oriented environmental biology and how field research is conducted. The program helps to prepare Native American students for advanced studies in environmental biology, so they can better manage biological resources on their lands. Also, the program promotes understanding of Native American attitudes towards the environment in non-Native American students interested in the environment, so they can incorporate these cultural insights into better management. These goals are achieved through interactions with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal cultural preservation and natural resource departments, the Lac du Flambeau natural resource department, the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission and through dialogue and collaboration between students enrolled in the program.
Title: Doctoral/Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships
Location: Cornell University
Deadline: November 7, 2011

The Department of History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University solicits applications for doctoral/postdoctoral diversity fellowships from scholars who show promise of distinguished research careers. Eligible applicants might be from underrepresented groups, have faced economic hardship, be first-generation college graduates, or work on topics related to these areas. Both three-year combination doctoral-postdoctoral fellowships and two-year postdoctoral fellowships are available. A fellowship will be awarded only if the department believes the applicant would make a very strong candidate for a tenure-track position that the department expects to have open in the next two-to-three years. 2012-13 award levels—doctoral: $31,000; postdoctoral: $56,000.

Applications: send to

Contact: For more information, see
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November 4-6th Powwows

25th Annual AIA Orlando Powwow
Orlando, FL
24th Annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow
Niceville, FL
Komemma Powwow & Gathering
Yoncalla, OR
Manito Ahbee International Competition
Winnipeg, Manitoba
SANAO Powwow
El Dorado, AR
Waccamaw Indian People 19th Annual Powwow
Aynor, SC
Native American Heritage Powwow
Richmond, IN
Clearfield, PA
Honoring Our Veterans and Elders
Richmond, IN
25th Annual Red Mountain Eagle Powwow
Salt River Rez, AZ
Mustang Powwow of the Permain Basin
Andrews, TX
SIPI 40th Anniversary Powwow
Albuquerque, NM

November 10-13th Powwows

GMU’s 9th Annual Veterans’ Powwow
Fairfax, VA
5th Annual Honor Our Armed Forces
Daleville, AL
Gaffney Cherokee Intertribal Powwow
Gaffney, SC

War Eagle Native American Festival
Aurburn, AL
Victory Dance in Honor of Veterans
Washington, D.C.
Gii Way Nii Bin Intertribal Powwow
Wausau, WI
22nd Annual Texas Championship Powwow
Houston, TX
8th Annual Kanwaksooma Celebration
Gresham, OR

November 18-20th Powwows

Pahrump Powwow
Pafrump, NV
Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe
Virginia Beach, VA
45th Annual LIFA Fall Powwow
Gonzales, LA
58th Annual Chicago Powwow
Chicago, IL
American Indian History Month Festival
Dothan, AL
Native American Indian Association of Millington
Millington, TN
HAAW Powwow
Squamish BC, BC
Native American Intertribal Gathering
Bushnell, FL
Veterans Powwow & Indian Festival
Ellijay, GA
1st Ridgecrest Cherokee Hog Fry Powwow
Ridgecrest, CA

November 24-27th Powwows

32nd Annual Chambers Farm Fall Powwow
Ft. McCoy, FL
CSUN Powwow
Northridge, CA

Title: Live statewide broadcast of Alaska Federation of Natives Convention
Date: Thursday October 20-October 22, 2011
Website: and through Native Voice 1 at

For the 15th consecutive year, KNBA radio will broadcast live, "Gavel-to-Gavel" coverage of the annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention from the Dena'ina Convention Center in Anchorage. KNBA will also offer a one-hour news show and a 5-minute newscast in English and four Alaska Native languages each of the three days of the convention, Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22. After the convention, KNBA will share a one-hour recap of convention highlights.

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation and KNBA 90.3 FM are proud to bring the voices of AFN Convention speakers and participants into the homes and offices of Alaskans across the state. KNBA will send AFN coverage by satellite to Alaskan public radio stations, reaching even the most remote villages.

In addition to the live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, KNBA will produce 5-minute daily updates in English and translations in Yup'ik, Inupiaq, Athabascan and Tlingit. KNBA will produce an hour-long news show each day at noon, and a one-hour re-cap after the end of the convention. Alaska public radio stations can carry any or all of these programs.

Title: Fall Films at the Pequot Museum

American Red & Black
Saturdays, Oct. 15 & 29, Nov. 12 & 26, 2pm
Alicia Woods received the Best Documentary Award at the 2006 ImageNation Film Festival for this film that follows six African-Native Americans as they reflect upon the issues of Native and African heritage. Adult language is included in the 40-minute film.

Black Indians: An American Story
Saturdays, Oct. 22 & Nov. 19, 2pm
This award-winning film, narrated by James Earl Jones, brings to light a forgotten part of America's past: the cultural and racial fusion of Native and African Americans. A 60-minute film, it is appropriate for all ages.

Smoke Signals: The Screenplay & Film
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2-5pm
Join Betsy Theobald Richards (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma), who leads this book-to-film discussion about Sherman Alexie's (Spokane/Coeur d'Alene) screenplay for the film, Smoke Signals. The film follows at 3:15 pm in the auditorium. Books are available on loan from the Research Library. Limited to 20 participants, ages 16 and older.
Call (860) 396-6897 or email by Nov. 18 to register.

*These events are free with Museum admissions, free to Museum members

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