University of Maine
Assistant Director Wabanaki Center
The University of Maine invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of the Wabanaki Center. The
Assistant Director will recruit, and actively support Native American students, in achieving their personal, professional
and academic goals engaging in cooperative and productive working relationships with students, faculty, staff,
alumni and others to accomplish these goals. This individual manages the Native American Scholarship program at
UMaine. The Assistant Director develops programmatic initiatives that foster awareness of the Native communities
of Maine to
help provide a supportive environment for students. The Wabanaki Center works with Native Studies to improve understanding
and appreciation of the Native peoples of Maine.
Substantial knowledge of the graduate and undergraduate experience, particularly issues critical to Native student
retention and developmental needs of students is required. Demonstrated success in recruiting, and serving students
with counseling and other skills that positively impact Native American student retention. Knowledge and experience
with Native communities is required. Knowledge and experience with Maine tribes is preferred. Excellent organizational
skills including the ability to set and readjust competing priorities. Strong interpersonal skills including ability
to deal effectively with diverse groups of people, motivate students and win cooperation from a variety of people.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Successful completion of formal training in education, human
development or a related field at the bachelors degree level is required, training in these areas at the masters
degree level is preferred. Occasional travel is required.
Candidates should provide a letter of application, a resume,
and the names and telephone numbers of three references to:
Chair, Search Committee
University of Maine
5724 Dunn Hall, Rm 314
Orono, ME 04469-5724
Review of applications will begin January 24, 2000. Position
available immediately.Salary range: $30,000 - $40,000.
The University of Maine is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer.
CALL FOR PAPERS
American Indian, First Nations, and Indigenous Peoples: The Multiplicity of Identity
The identity of Indigenous Peoples is complex and constantly in flux. The American Indian Quarterly invites original
essays focusing on American Indian/First Nations identity topics for a special issue on identity. Papers from historians,
anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists may discuss political, social, economic, psychological, and religious
aspects of identity. Submissions are limited to 25 pages, double spaced (notes included).
Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2000. Send four copies of your work to:
Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, Assistant Professor
School of Social Welfare
University of Kansas.
Please follow the author guidelines.
You can access the guidelines at http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~mihesuah
As a sequel to the 1996 special issue on "Writing About Indians,"
the American Indian Quarterly invites essays of up to 20 pages on topics pertaining to methodologies, theories,
or controversial issues within the interdisciplinary field of American Indian Studies. Authors from any discipline
and tribal members without an academic affiliation may respond
to topics presented in the 1996 issue (and in the book Natives and Academics) or may submit original commentaries.
This invitation is open to Native and non-Native writers. Deadline to submit four copies of your paper to the address
below is May 1, 2000. Please follow the author guidelines.
The American Indian Quarterly also invites submissions for a special
issue on North and South American Indian Women. Authors may be from any discipline. Authors may submit: book commentaries
or discussion/commentary on any topic (methodologies, oral histories, feminism, activism, etc) from 5-10 pages
in length; original, theoretically informed essays that include Native women's voices; no longer than 25 pp. double-spaced
(notes included); interviews of Native women; original short poems by Native authors (three will be selected);
original short fiction story by Native author (2000 words; one will be selected); literary criticism papers (one
will be selected)
Send four copies of your work by June 1, 2000 to:
Devon A. Mihesuah
Editor, American Indian Quarterly
PO Box 5623
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86004-5623
e-mail if you have questions to AIQuarterly@nau.edu
Program Number: 46851
Title: Smithsonian--Natl. Museum of the American Indian
Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution
Ten-week internships provide an educational opportunity in the area of museum practice and related programming
through guided work/research experiences using the resources of the National Museum of the American Indian. Eligible
applicants must be currently enrolled in a university program at the undergraduate or graduate-level, with a cumulative
GPA of 3.0 or equivalent. A limited number of stipends target American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native
Deadline(s): 10/15/1999, 12/03/1999, 02/05/2000, 07/16/2000
Established Date: 01/19/1999
Follow-Up Date: 08/01/2000
Review Date: 01/25/2000
Address: Office of Fellowships and Grants
955 L'Enfant Plaza, Suite 7000
Washington, DC 20560-0902
Web Site: http://www.si.edu/research+study
Deadline Ind: Receipt
Award Type(s): Internships In-Residence Summer
Locations Tenable: U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)
Appl Type(s): Minority Individual
Duration: 10 WEEK(s)
Sponsor Type: Federal
OBJECTIVES: Internships provide an educational opportunity for students
in the area of museum practice and related programming through guided work/research experiences using the resources
of the National Museum of the American Indian and other Smithsonian offices. Intern projects vary by department.
Most projects provide the intern with museum practice and program development experience. Some projects may be
more research-oriented. Past projects include: developing and evaluating visitor guides, cataloguing photos, monitoring
collections, installing exhibitions, developing databases for exhibitions, developing press kits, and editing label
Applications are due October 15 for Winter internships; December 3 for Spring internships; February 5 for Summer
internships; and July 16 for Fall internships.
Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled in a university program
at the undergraduate or graduate-level. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent is generally expected. A limited
number of stipends are targeted primarily at American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native students.
The sponsor does not specify stipend amounts. There are four sessions
of internship programs held throughout the year, all lasting approximately ten weeks. Most interns work twenty
to forty hours per week. Some interns choose to find a part time job to help support their stay.
Application forms and guidelines are available and can be found on the
sponsor's web site (http://www.si.edu/nmai). For additional information contact:
Internship Coordinator, National Museum of the American Indian,
Cultural Resources Center, 4220 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746-2863;
telephone: 301-238-6624; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. (jeb)
AmeriCorps Promise Fellowship Opportunity
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
located in the Four Corners
Serve as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow and be a part of a national leadership
team of service members who are working to develop programs for youth and families that deliver on the goals of
America's Promise to Youth:
- an ongoing relationship with a caring adult;
- a safe place with structured activities during non-school hours;
- a healthy start;
- a marketable skill through effective education; and
- an opportunity to give back through community service.
The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is looking for an enthusiastic, service-minded
person to serve in developing a Partners mentoring program for youth ages 8-18.
The program will be located in Towaoc, CO, 15 miles south of Cortez in the heart of the Four Corners, an area of
diverse history and landscape.
Characteristics of a successful candidate are:
- a strong desire to work with youth;
- strong organization and communication skills;
- able to work collaboratively;
- demonstrates a commitment to community service;
- culturally aware and responsive;
- holds a bachelor's degree (can substitute up to 2 years of comparable experience for
For the term of service, February 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000, Promise
Fellow will receive:
- a living allowance of $17,000 (health insurance will be provided) and,
- upon successful completion of term of service, an education award of $4,725, which
can be used to pay back federal school loans or applied towards future tuition expenses.
For an application or more information contact:
Coordinator for Student Services Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
Phone: (970) 565-3751 ext. 354
The Kaiser Family Foundation is launching the Congressional Scholars
Program to honor the legacy of former Kaiser Trustee and Congresswoman, Barbara Jordan, by creating new opportunities
for minority students in health policy and eventually increasing the numbers of minority health policy professionals.
The Program will annually provide 10 talented,
economically disadvantaged college seniors or recent graduates with a 9-week summer college internship in a congressional
office with major health policy responsibilities. The Scholars will gain exposure to health policy issues and firsthand
understanding of how the federal government works. Seminars, lectures and field trips will augment the work
experiences of the Scholars. Desired attendant results of the program are to assist the Scholars to hone their
skills in decision-making, critical thinking, research and leadership, and to provide them a greater understanding
of the issues and forces that shape national debate and health policy.
Barbara Jordan Scholars will receive:
- A stipend of $1,500 upon completion of the program
- An allowance for incidentals (e.g. meals and local transportation)
- Transportation/airfare to and from Washington, DC
- Lodging at Howard University in Washington, DC
For more information, contact Virginia Webster at 202 865-4802 or by
fax at 202 667-5694.
Timothy Ready, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for
Community and Minority Programs
Association of American Medical Colleges
Subject: Fellowship at Indian Arts Research Center
The School of American Research, Indian Arts Research Center (Santa Fe, NM) is now accepting applications for the
2000-2001 Harvey W. Branigar, Jr., Fellowship in museum collections work. The competitive fellowship is awarded
annually to a Native American individual interested in developing his or her professional skills, with particular
emphasis on preservation and collections management. Fellows will be involved in the day-to-day operations of the
Indian Arts Research Center and will work closely with staff and research curators on special projects throughout
their tenure. In addition, they will be an integral part of the School's programs that support Native American
artists in their use of the collections.
The fellowship will provide an apartment and office, monthly stipend,
library assistance, limited travel funds, and other
benefits during a nine-month tenure from September 1, 2000 through May 31, 2001.
In order to be eligible, applicants must have a Native American tribal
affiliation. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided in their application as well
as the strength of supporting letters. Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree in art, art history, anthropology,
history, or museum studies, or equivalent training and experience. Applicants must demonstrate a serious interest
in a career in a museum, cultural center, or similar setting. Preference will be given to applicants with work
experience in a museum or cultural center, and to those who can demonstrate their ability to interact successfully
with a variety of scholars, Native American groups, and the general public.
For further information, please see:
Application forms can be downloaded from:
or write or call the
Indian Arts Research Center
School of American Research
P.O. Box 2188
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Applications must be postmarked by March 17; the selection
will be announced in April.
Deborah Winton, Administrative Assistant, IARC
Blackfoot University seeks faculty
This is to advise all persons of American Indian descent and people
world wide that Blackfoot University has been officially established, as of April 4, 1999, and is now seeking faculty
members to become teachers of Indian related subjects in all fields.
Resumes and suggested course syllabi are being requested from those
who seek a position with new Blackfoot University. The university will maintain a campus, offer distance learning
opportunities in communities around the globe and maintain a presence on the Internet.
All questions should be sent to:
Long Standing Bear Chief, CEO,
P.O. Box 430, Browning,
Telephone calls are being accepted at 509.865.5704 or by sending e-mail
Long Standing Bear Chief
Spirit Talk Press
P.O. Box 390
Browning, Montana 59417
The CONSORTIUM for GRADUATE STUDY in MANAGEMENT
Is currently accepting applications for the College Year 2000. This opportunity is available to those individuals
who aspire to managerial careers in business, government, or non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and members of a minority group. The minority groups are Native American, African-American
or Hispanic American. Applicants will be asked to provide proof of U.S. citizenship and eligible minority group
affiliation upon applying.
Approximately 300 fellowships are awarded annually and the CONSORTIUM wants to increase that number by the year
2002. Applications will be accepted from college graduates who hold a bachelorís degree in any academic discipline
from an accredited institution recognized by the member universities. In addition to the self-managed application,
each applicant must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and complete an interview with a Consortium
Member universities include the following: U C Berkeley, Dartmouth College, Indiana University-Bloomington, University
of Michigan, New York University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Rochester, The
University of Southern California, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Virginia, Washington University
of St. Louis, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
To receive an application you may contact the CONSORTIUM AT 200 South Hanley Road, Suite 1102, St. Louis, MO 63105-3415,
e-mail at: , and their web site: www.cgsm.wustl.edu:8010/.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has made the announcement that
they are now accepting applicants to their awards program. The program identifies and encourages emerging generations
of young artists to continue with their education and writing and art programs.
Students currently enrolled in grades 7-12 in a public or non-public school in the United States, Canada, the U.S.
territories or U.S.-sponsored schools abroad are eligible to enter.
Awards are available in 10 writing categories and 16 art categories. For the year of 1999, the program awarded
more than $1 million in prize money and scholarships. Entry materials will be available on the Web site starting
in October 1999. You may contact the Alliance for young Artists and Writers at (212) 343-6493 or via e-mail at
TITLE: FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGES - DHHS
[Federal Register: February 7, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 25)]
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Native Americans (ANA), ACF, DHHS.
[Program Announcement No. 93612-003]
Administration for Native Americans FY 2000 Availability of Financial
Assistance for Native American Languages
SUMMARY: The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the
availability of Fiscal Year 2000 funds and other available funds for Native American language projects. Financial
assistance provided by ANA is designed to assist applicants in designing projects which will promote the survival
and continuing vitality of Native American languages.
Special Note: The Administration for Native Americans advises all applicants that grant awards made under this
announcement will have a September 30, 2000 project Start Date. Applicants should,therefore develop projects that
begin no earlier than this date.
Application Kit: Application kits, approved by the OMB under control number 0980-0204, which expires August 31, 2000, containing the necessary forms and instructions to
apply for a grant under this
URL : http://www.sciencewise.com/swalert/dhhs/opp/fr02070001.htm