About Honoring Nations
Honoring Nations is a national awards program administered by the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Honoring Nations identifies, celebrates and shares outstanding examples of tribal governance. The program was launched in 1998 with the support of the Ford Foundation, which sponsors similar best practices programs around the world. Now in its second awards year, Honoring Nations spotlights tribal government programs, practices and initiatives that are especially effective in addressing key concerns, problems and challenges facing American Indian nations and their citizens. Honorees serve as sources of knowledge and inspiration to be drawn upon throughout Indian Country and beyond. Each of the eight High Honors receives a $10,000 award to share their governance success story with others.
The Application Process
Honoring Nations invites applications from American Indian nations (and the offices/divisions/departments therein) across a variety of subject areas, including, but not limited to education, health care, resource management, governmental policy development and reform, justice, intergovernmental relations, and economic, social and cultural programs. Partnerships between tribal governments and other entities are welcome, and multiple applications from a single Indian nation are also encouraged.
Completed applications for Honoring Nations 2000 are due on April
21, 2000. The application consists of a short data section and four questions that
ask applicants to provide information about their governance success stories. At each stage of the selection process,
applications are evaluated on the basis of the contribution's effectiveness, significance, transferability, creativity
and sustainability. The evaluation and selection process is guided by a 13 member Advisory Board comprised of leaders
from the public/tribal, private, nonprofit
Applications are evaluated in three rounds:
First Round -- 25-40 semifinalists are chosen, and applicants are asked to provide
Each of the eight High Honors receives a monetary award of $10,000 to share their governance success story with others. In addition, the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development prepares reports, case studies and instructional materials based on award-winning contributions, which can be shared by tribal decision makers, public officials, students and others interested in promoting and fostering excellence in the governance of American Indian nations.
Andrew Lee, Executive Director for Programs at (617) 496-6632 or by e-mail at <Andrew_Lee@ksg.harvard.edu>.
Applications may also be downloaded from the Harvard Project web site at www.ksg.harvard.edu/hpaied
The website also contains information about the 1999 Honoring Nations
Fellows will assist selected divisions in organizing and documenting archival collections,
producing finding aids and bibliographic records, preparing materials for preservation and service, and doing bibliographic
research; and, contribute to the Library's efforts to digitize its historical collections.
Applications should be received by April 15 and sent to:
Under the supervision of the Archaeological Lab Supervisor, the incumbent will be responsible
for the management and research of historic period sites and associated archaeological assemblages excavated on
the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation and fee lands and all other archaeological sited designated and assigned by
the archaeological Field Supervisor.
Send Resumes, job bids, and applications to:
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe practices American Indian preference in
hiring (Public Law 93-638) and is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer.
This position officially opens on March 27 and closes
on May 1.
As posted on Turtle Island Native Network - http://www.turtleisland.org
American Folklore Society Invites Applications to the Davis Fund Travel Grants.
Grants of up to $500 are available to members of ethnic minorities who want to attend the AFS Annual Meeting taking place October 25-29, 2000 in Columbus, Ohio and find travel and lodging costs prohibitive. Registration fees for the meeting will be waived for those receiving travel stipends.
Applicants to the Davis Fund are asked to submit a letter that addresses their specific
reasons for wanting to attend the AFS meeting, the impact they expect the meeting will have upon their work, and
the estimated expenses and amount requested. Applicants should plan to attend an orientation session and other
working sessions during the meeting.
Traditional Pow Wow - April 15, 2000 (last event to close Conference)
The U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of International Labor Affairs is conducting a targeted recruitment effort to fill Student Trainee positions, GS-3/4/5/7 under the Student Career Experience Program (co-op). This paid internship position is located in Washington, DC.
The Bureau of International Labor Affairs is responsible for advising the Secretary of Labor and other officials of the Department on international labor programs and policies, and informing them of the international matters of interest that relate to or impact upon domestic policies and programs, including representing the U.S. government at the International Labor Organization, issuing reports on international child labor issues and funds international programs to eliminate child labor exploitation and implementing the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation, the labor supplemental agreement to NAFTA.
Brief description of duties:
How to Apply:
For information about permanent positions visit our Home page on http://www.dol.gov/
The Museum of Northern Arizona in cooperation with the BF Foundation of Santa Fe, New Mexico offers internships for Native American College Students. A special legacy of the Museum of Northern Arizona is its relationship with Native American artists, scholars, religious leaders, and communities. To further this relationship, the Museum, in cooperation with the BF Foundation, has established an annual program of three 12-week summer internships in museum studies for Native American students.
These internships are in integral part of the Museum's Heritage Program, which include: a regularly changing sales exhibition of Native American and Regional art; the Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni marketplaces; and the Festival of Pai Arts. Along with hands-on activities, interns will be involved in a stimulating educational program.
They will spend four days in Santa Fe and will tour museums and interview staff. Interns will also participate in two evening discussions with professionals in the field of Native American art. Additional field trips will include visits to tribal cultural centers and museums. At the end of the internship each intern is required to write an evaluation of the program and submit suggestions for future improvements. The Museum will cooperate with colleges and universities to enable interns to receive degree credit.
Applicants must be enrolled Native American undergraduate or graduate students with at least a 3.0 GPA and an interest in museum studies, art history, business, design, public programming, history, Native American studies, or anthropology.
The 12-week, full-time (35 hours per week) summer internships begin in mid-May and end in August.
A weekly allowance of $230 will be given to cover living expenses.
Interns are responsible for their own transportation and health insurance.
Documents Required to Apply: resume, statement of interest; two letters of recommendation, college or university enrollment/ transcript; tribal affiliation; and telephone interview.
For information please contact:
Position: Academic Dean and teacher
This information is provided by the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
in Baltimore, Maryland. The links in this announcement are to the web sites of Johns Hopkins. This information
is also provided on the HQE Community Corner web site at: http://www2.ihs.gov/hqtrspartner. Contact the Johns Hopkins
point of contact listed at the bottom of this announcement for additional information.
Patricia James, 621 N. Washington Street, Baltimore, MD 21205.
DATES: April 14 & 15, 2000
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Applications should be received by April 15 and sent to:
Junior Fellows Program Coordinator
The U.S. Department of Labor(DOL) is announcing summer employment opportunities for students who are interested in having a work experience with our agency. The Department's primary mission is to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and ensure the adequacy of America's work places. In serving and protecting the workers, the Department of Labor ensures workers' rights, inspects work sites, shields workers from discrimination, administrates unemployment insurance programs, enforces workers' compensation and wage standards, collects and analyzes economic data, and protects pension benefits. The Department also sponsors training and retraining programs to help workers adapt to the demands for new skills in the ever-changing work force.
Annually, students are selected to gain some public service experience as computer specialists, program analysts, economists, statistical assistants, personnel assistants and clerks to name a few. The summer employment booklet contains a description of available positions, application procedures, and an employment application. This booklet is available on the Department's home page at http: //www.dol.gov. Applicants are encouraged to apply for as many positions for which they qualify. Completed application or resume packages must also include college transcripts (student copy is acceptable). The application deadline is April 17, 2000.
If you have any questions regarding our summer employment program, please
WHERE: The University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas
INVITED AMERICN INDIAN LEADERS OF THE 1960s INCLUDE:
WE WELCOME PROPOSALS FOR PANELS AND PAPERS ON:
Please submit panel or paper proposals to:
Please include an abstract (one page or less) of the proposed paper or panel, along with contact information and a brief biographical sketch of each participant. We welcome both traditional and innovative presentation formats.
For further information about abstracts, call 785/864-2660 or e-mail INSP@unkans.edu.
The Senior Associate Director/Director of Minority Recruitment will serve as a senior officer in the management of Dartmouth's undergraduate admissions program. In overseeing the office's minority recruitment effort, the Senior Assoc. Dir. will be responsible for the establishment, organization, and implementation of the office's recruitment policies and priorities. The Senior Assoc. Dir. will work closely with the Dean and Director on long-range planning and on projects and policies concerning Dartmouth's entire admissions and financial aid strategy. The Senior Associate Director of Admissions/Director of Minority Recruitment will supervise and mentor junior staff members and undergraduate volunteers, manage a budget, interact with administrators across campus, work closely with alumni of color across the country, and be a visible and strong presence within the campus community.
Specific duties and responsibilities as the Director of Minority Recruitment include:
The Senior Associate Director of Admissions will also assist in the management of the day-to-day operation of the Admissions Office, including:
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (Seattle) seeks a Ph.D. archaeologist for a full-time, non-tenure-track position as Acting Assistant Professor and Curator of Archaeology, beginning 1 June 2000 and renewable for up to four years. The successful candidate will have expertise in the prehistory of hunter-gatherers of the Pacific Rim. Research skills must be demonstrated by publications. Teaching responsibilities will include a minimum of 2 classes/year, including occasional teaching in the Evening Degree Program.
The successful candidate must also have experience in museum curation, familiarity with NAGPRA legislation and related issues, and a demonstrated ability to engage the public in educational programs and to relate effectively to Native American Tribes. This position is a 12-month joint appointment between the Department of Anthropology (50% for 9 months) and the Burke Museum (50% for 9 months and 100% for 3 months). Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the SAA meetings in April.
Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae and names of three referees to:
The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The University of Washington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Salary: Dependent on qualifications
Qualifications: Doctorate preferred; masters degree required in hand by hire date
Experience: A minimum of three years of relevant experience
Responsibility: The primary responsibility of the Director is to assist New Mexico State University in providing services to American Indian students to include recruitment and retention efforts. Provide advice and guidance to students; supervision of assigned staff; develop programs to assist in academic success; disseminate information to American Indian students; coordinate with all academic departments; serve as liaison to the statewide American Indian community; prepare and submit essential reports; seek external funding through proposals; possess skills in use of computer technology; work with students on independent study courses; serve on university and communities; respond to student and staff grievances.
Personal Qualifications: Must enjoy working with American Indian students of all ages; must know the American Indian culture and must be sensitive to multicultural issues; relate to the local and statewide American Indian community; be knowledgeable of principles and practices of administration, supervision, and evaluation; research and planning; have the ability to develop and maintain working relationships; communicate effectively in oral and written form, use of independent judgement and initiative, organize and direct various activities, analyze and evaluate information for the office and administration.
Benefits: Group medical and hospital, dental insurance, group life insurance, state educational retirement, workers compensation, sick leave, annual leave and unemployment compensation, and employee or spouse class tuition waiver.
Reply to: Angela Mora-Riley, Search Committee Chair, New Mexico State University, P.O. Box 30001, MSC 3A, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Application Deadline: April 10, 2000 or until position is filled. Please include letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation, and transcipts.
To Contact the NMSU American Indian Program: (505) 646-4207 [firstname.lastname@example.org]; http://www.nmsu.edu/~aip
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