Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America
July 1, 2000 - Issue 13

Gathered by Vicki Lockard from various sources

Arts Awards Program
The Cultural Projects Program, formerly the Incentive & Awareness Program, provides youth with an introduction to the arts by bringing exhibitions, concerts, theatrical productions and dance performances to both rural and urban communities. The program also supports individual Aboriginal artists, community and professional arts organizations who introduce a variety of artistic disciplines to Aboriginal youth.

The Incentive and Awareness program is available to Aboriginal organizations and individuals of First Nations, Métis and Inuit heritage.

Any project that is designed to introduce Aboriginal youth to the arts and cultural industries or expose Aboriginal people to diverse cultural activities.

Any project costs that relate to the direct benefit of Aboriginal youth.


  • Commercial enterprises;
  • Projects whose central theme is the development of a product, i.e. visual art, book, play, CD, or film which is destined to become the sole property of an individual;
  • Projects requiring major funding for buildings and other capital start-up costs;
  • Projects that have already taken place for which reimbursement expenses are sought.

All submissions should include:

  • a comprehensive description of the project for which assistance is being sought;
  • a budget for the project, as a whole, including other sources of revenue (the Foundation will provide partial funding only);
  • an itemized budget for the amount requested from the Foundation;
  • a description of how the costs relate to the direct benefit of the Aboriginal community.

DEADLINES September 30 For projects that commence on or after December 1
March 31 For projects that commence on or after June 1

Funds will be made available no earlier than two months after the deadline dates.

Canadian Native Arts Foundation - now operating as the
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
70 Yorkville Avenue
Suite 33A
Toronto, Ontario
M5R 1B9

For further information:
(416) 926-0775 (Tel.)
(416) 926-7554 (fax)

Association of American Indian Physicians


With admissions representatives from Tufts University Medical School, Harvard Medical School, and Yale University School of Medicine.

July 20-23, 2000
Boston, MA
Co-sponsor: Harvard University Native American Program

The purpose of this workshop is to provide counseling and assistance to undergraduate and graduate students who are in the process of applying to health professional schools. The workshop consists of panels and lectures conducted by physicians, university faculty and other health care professionals. Speakers will address: common problems encountered by students in the application process, selecting a professional school, entrance test requirements, the personal statement, the AMCAS application, how to contact supportive services, financial
aid resources, and preparing for the interview. In addition, each student will participate in a mock interview.

Please submit your application as soon as possible, only a limited number of slots are available. If you are selected, AAIP will cover your transportation and housing costs. A small stipend is also awarded to all participants. If you have any questions, need additional information or an application, please contact:

Association of American Indian Physicians
1235 Sovereign Row, Suite C9
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Tel: 405-946-7072
Fax: 405-946-7651
Association of American Indian Physicians
You may also download an application from

National Council of Urban Indian Health
Executive Director

The Executive Director is a full time position with the responsibility of administering all the operations of the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH). The position is responsible for reporting to the Department of Health & Human Service/Indian Health Service (DHHS/IHS) funding agencies and implementing the policies set forth by the NCUIH Board of Directors. This position requires identifying and advocating for the unique health care needs of Indian people who have left reservation communities and are now living in cities throughout the United States. The Executive Director represents the urban Indian Health Programs at a national level. The position is required to build partnerships with national Indian organizations, federal agencies, state governments, Indian communities, tribal leadership, and congressional representatives.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors of NCUIH and advocates on behalf of its membership. The NCUIH is incorporated as a non-profit organization located in Washington, DC. The NCUIH organization are comprised of Urban Indian Health Programs divided into eight (8) regions throughout the United States. Each region selects representatives to serve on the NCUIH Board of Directors.

1. Assists the Board of Directors in policy formulation. Prepares policy papers and analysis as requested.
2. Plans, develops, implements, directs and evaluates the affairs of NCUIH.

3. Represents NCUIH at meetings particularly with tribal and congressional leaders, with IHS, HCFA, national organizations and others.
4. Establishes communication and working relationships with tribal and congressional leaders federal agencies and Indian organizations.
5. Develops and monitors the agency's annual budget with particular attention to operation within available resources.
6. Assures compliance with grant and contracts rules and regulations and reporting requirements.
7. Negotiates contracts for funding.
8. Prepares and distributes information to the Urban Indian Health programs about meetings events of importance, policy issues and health care educational information.
9. Informs NCUIH Board of Directors of the financial management status of NCUIH and program development activities, trends in health care and legislative actions that might affect urban Indians.
10. Prepares and submits a variety of administrative, progress and statistical reports.
11. Assures the recruitment, assignment and retention of qualified professionals and support staff.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.

The following factors are essential to this position and in order to minimally qualify, applicants must provide evidence in their resumes that they possess these factors:

1. Knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of administration of a complex health care delivery system.
2. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Must be comfortable with public speaking, writing position papers and documents regarding health care for urban Indians.
3. Must have research ability, computer literacy and experience in dealing with the media.
4. Must have experience in data development and analysis.
5. Ability to be diplomatic and maintain composure
6. Ability to get along well with a variety of personas and personality types.
7. Loyal and committed to advocating for urban Indian people.
8. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects.
9. Ability to travel on short notice.

Bachelor's degree and five years experience at the national and administrative, specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. An MA in Public Health Administration or related disciplines appropriate to the position preferred. Experience working with American Indians organizations or tribes is highly desirable.

1. Professional Resume
2. Three (3) professional letters of recommendation
3. Official Academic Transcripts
4. Names and telephone numbers of three personal references
5. A written statement describing the candidate's philosophy pertaining to urban Indian Health.
6. Bureau of Indian Affairs form #4432

This is an Indian Preference position. NCUIH will accept only Bureau of Indian Affairs form # 4432 to verify Indian membership.

Deadline for applications is
Friday, July 21, 2000. Applications must be postmarked and dated before 5:00 PM on July 21. No phone calls will be accepted. Please send resume and all required information to the following address:

National Council of Urban Indian Health
1330 New Hampshire Ave., Suite B-5
Washington DC 20036

Assistant Director for Multicultural Recruitment

Creighton University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Multicultural Recruitment. Responsibilities include the recruitment and enrollment of students of color, networking with schools, churches, and civic/community groups to recruit qualified minority students, and serving as an "Ombudsperson" for prospective minority students.

Bachelor's degree required: Masters degree preferred. Excellent interpersonal/communication and counseling skills. A minimum of two years experience relevant to the position (college admissions, TRIO programs, multicultural affairs, non-profit youth/community organizations). Fluency in Spanish desirable.

$29,396. Creighton offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, dental coverage, immediate 403(b) savings plan participation, and private high school and college tuition remission programs for employees, spouses and dependents.

Application review begins June 27th, and continues until the position is filled.

Creighton University, a private, Catholic, Jesuit university founded in 1878, is committed to a values centered education, preparing students for personal and professional lives in service of others. Creighton enrolls over 6,300 students in our undergraduate, graduate and professional schools.

Please submit resumes to: Human Resources Department, Creighton
University, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178:

Position Line: (402)280-2943

Creighton Human Resources

Additional contact: Tami Buffalohead, (402-280-3118.

Creighton is an EO/AA employer and seeks a wide range of applicants to assist in realizing our core value of ethnic and cultural diversity.

Associate Director
National Tribal Justice Resource Center

(A Project of the National American Indian Court Judges Association)

The full-time Associate Director is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in the overall development, organization and administration of the National Tribal Justice Resource Center, ("TJR") (located in Boulder, Colorado), a project of the National American Indian Court Judges Association ("NAICJA") a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which provides technical assistance and resource materials for Native American and Alaskan Native tribal justice systems.

Preferably a licensed attorney in good standing who has at least three (3) years of direct working experience in a tribal justice system, preferably as a tribal judge, or as a court administrator or court clerk. A Bachelor's degree in related field required. Must be experienced in financial, court and office administration; human resource management; grant writing and grant management; community legal education; development of legal written training materials and resources; collaboration with a broad range of organizations, tribal justice professionals and government officials; and revenue development. Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise initiative, effectively handle multiple priorities, contribute cooperatively in a team style environment and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner. Excellent written, oral and computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and familiarity with Microsoft Front Page desirable.


  • Under the supervision of the Executive Director, assist in designing, developing and instituting a national resource center for tribal justice systems. Utilizing available electronic, computer and telephonic technology, facilitate the provision of legal information and assistance to tribal justice system personnel.
  • Serve as part of a team developing the TJR web site, containing written tribal justice system resources and referral information, a searchable database of tribal court opinions, court rules, codes, constitutions, and tribal-state compacts, a calendar of available training and conferences, information regarding training and technical assistance providers, on-line mentoring capability, links to federal and state court resources, grant solicitation and tribal court funding notices, and other information (and links to web sites when possible) relevant to tribal justice system development, administration and enhancement. Primarily responsible for ensuring that information and links posted on the TJR site is accurate and current.
  • With the assistance of NAICJA's collaborating project partners, identify, analyze and make available existing tribal judicial resource materials, such as bench books, videos, and guides, either in paper form or through the TJR web site. Identify critical subject matter areas where tribal justice resource materials are either lacking or out of date and seek ways to have resources developed.
  • Assist in the design and establishment of a toll-free Help line for Tribal Justice Systems which will provide rapid response general technical assistance, assistance with problem solving, provision of resource materials, resource linkage, referral to outside experts and other assistance as feasible. Be primarily responsible for coordinating responses to calls received on the Help line.
  • Help to create and maintain a peer-to-peer mentoring system for tribal court judges and court personnel to assist in advising TJR clients concerning justice system issues and problems. The system will include on-line mentoring, telephonic or in-person sessions as appropriate.
  • Facilitate training for tribal justice system personnel on the effective use of the Internet, including the TJR web site, in order to maximize tribal court utilization of on-line resources and services.
  • Work with the Executive Director to implement a method of delivering resources and technical assistance to tribal justice systems that lack access to the Internet and the TJR web site.
  • Provide technical assistance to tribes who are enhancement grantees under the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Indian Tribal Courts Program, with primary responsibility for assisting non-judicial personnel and handling court technology and administration issues, including traveling to client sites as needed and as funding allows.
  • Assist in developing and executing a national dissemination strategy for publicizing information concerning the full range of available TJR resources and services.
  • Compile and maintain a nationwide database of tribal justice resource system personnel, tribal court judges and Indian law experts to serve as mentors, advisors, consultants and trainers for TJR clients.
  • Assist the Executive Director to coordinate and conduct a two day Tribal Justice System Technology and Case Management Conference to provide tribal courts with information and training regarding the improvement and enhancement of tribal court case management systems through the utilization of state of the art technology and best practices.
  • Assist in securing funding to sustain and continue the operation of TJR.
  • At the direction of the Executive Director, develop new resources and programs consistent with TJR's mission and tribal justice system client needs.

To apply, send (preferably by email) resume, writing sample and two letters of reference on or before Thursday,
July 27, 2000 to:

Judge Jill E. Shibles
First Vice President, NAICJA
5 Woodland Court
Pawcatuck, CT 06379
(860) 599-2079

Office Manager
National Tribal Justice Resource Center

(A Project of the National American Indian Court Judges Association)

The full-time Office Manager is responsible for the daily office administration of the National Tribal Justice Resource Center ("TJR") (located in Boulder, Colorado), a project of the National American Indian Court Judges Association ("NAICJA") a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which provides technical assistance and resource materials for Native American and Alaskan Native tribal justice systems.

Two years or more applicable office manager work experience, preferably in a small office setting, required. High school diploma or GED required, Associate's degree in related field preferred. Experience working with Native American and/or Alaskan Native tribal communities preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, and familiar with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access (or other comparable spreadsheet and database applications.) Must be willing to learn Microsoft FrontPage. Must have utilized accounting software such as Quickbooks to maintain office financial records. Experience utilizing the Internet for research purposes and e-mail required. Experience using a multi-line telephone system required.

Must be a highly organized and self-motivated individual. Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise initiative, effectively handle multiple priorities simultaneously, contribute cooperatively in a team style environment and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner. Must demonstrate outstanding telephone etiquette and a friendly, patient attitude when dealing with TJR staff, clients and the general public. Excellent grammar and spelling required. Touch-typing ability of not less than forty (40) words per minute requisite.


  • Under the supervision of the Executive Director, provide administrative clerical support including such things as typing of reports, e-mail reception, making staff appointments, maintaining the office calendar, distributing mail, copying and printing documents, mailing and shipping TJR publications and conducting basic Internet research. Create and maintain TJR mailing lists, listings of consultants and on-line catalog of TJR resources. Assist with maintaining the TJR web site.
  • Make staff travel arrangements, prepare expense reports, and facilitate meeting and conference logistics.
  • Perform the functions of bookkeeper maintaining all records of office expenditures and receipts, packing lists, due dates and assures timely payment/receipt of accounts payable and accounts receivable. Prepare invoices for TJR services as needed. Assists Executive Director in preparation and filing of all required financial reports and information tax returns. Prepare monthly accounting statements ensuring that the TJR books balance, reconcile checks, and prepare quarterly tax statements if needed.
  • Coordinates payroll activities, possibly with an outside payroll services, collecting payroll hours and other payroll related information. Maintain TJR personnel records including: personal data, salary information, evaluation and retirement and benefit plan data.
  • Greet all persons coming to TJR offices. Answer multi-line phone and directing calls to staff, taking messages and providing information.
  • Assist in coordinating TJR special projects such as the Case Management and Computer Technology Conference. Be willing to travel occasionally if needed for TJR events.
  • Supervise any temporary clerical staff and monitor attendance of interns.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

To apply, send resume (preferably by email) and two letters of reference on or before
Thursday, July 27, 2000 to:

Judge Jill E. Shibles
First Vice President, NAICJA
5 Woodland Court
Pawcatuck, CT 06379
(860) 599-2079

Clinical Director: Native American Master's Degree Program
Marriage and Family Therapy, Visiting Professor
California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego

Clinical Director sought for a program designed to train American Indian candidates to meet the great need nationwide for licensed MFT counselors to serve Indian families, schools and communities. Seeking a Clinical Director with a background of health and family services and leadership in Indian communities. Duties include managing the academic and clinical training, teaching Master's-level course, seeking resources and grant development, supervision of students and Indian Health Service Centers. The position may include involvement with doctoral psychology programs.

Minimum qualifications: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified supervisor, minimum three years work experience in Indian communities. Preferred qualifications: Doctorate in clinical psychology or counseling psychology, minimum of three years work in health-related service in Indian communities, able to teach/supervise research at doctoral level.

For additional information and application procedures, call
858-623-2777 x322

Dr Don Eulert, CSPP-San Diego
6160 Cornerstone Court East
San Diego, CA 92121
858-552-1974 (fax)

Wampanoag Indian Program
Plymouth, MA

Assistant Program Manager- 2 positions open
Assists Program Manager in supervising interpretive staff and managing daily operation of outdoor living history exhibit "Hobbamock's Homesite"

Foodways Supervisor
Responsible for daily foodways exhibit on "Hobbamock's Homesite", including preparation, preservation, and storage- supervising staff, developing menus, purchasing food, research into 17th century Wampanoag foodways.

Horticulture Supervisor
Responsible for all aspects of cultivating 17th century Wamponaog corn mound garden, including planting, fertilizing, tending, harvesting. Responsible for care of native plants on site. Training and working with staff on both of the above. Research into 17th century agriculture, use of native plants for food, medicine, and utilitarian purposes.

Interpreter- 4 positions open
Works in recreated 17th century outdoor living history exhibit "Hobbamock's Homesite", delivering information o visiting public on Wampanoag life, history, and culture. Learns and demonstrates 17th century technology, skills and arts.

Museum Teacher
Teaches students, museum visitors, and other groups about Wampanoag history and culture in a variety of program venues, including school classroom visits, overnights, field trip enhancements, student workshops, and teacher workshops.

For more information about these positions and to request application materials contact:

Linda Coombs (508) 746-1622 x8385

Special Education Teacher
Coeur d'Alene Tribal School
Plummer, ID

The Coeur d'Alene Tribal School is seeking a Special Education Teacher. Responsibilities include development, maintenance and monitoring of the Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students, development and implementation of appropriate curriculum for those students, development and sharing of student progress reports with parents, tracking student progress and level improvement, and providing follow-through on referrals and testing as needed.

Qualifications: BS degree in Special Education, experience working with Native Americans and with behaviorally challenged students, current teaching certificate with special education endorsement, ability and aptitude to work consistently in a professional manner, demonstrated ability to exercise good judgement under stressful situations, and ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently.

For more information, contact 1-800-829-2202 x0800.
Send resumes to:
Human Resources
Coeur d'Alene Tribal School
P.O. Box 408
Plummer, ID 83851

Position Announcement
Acting Extension Educator (temporary until January 2, 2001)
Capacity Area: Natural Resources & Environment, Housing Technology
Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Deadline: July 10, 2000

A bachelor's degree in education, housing, environmental health or related area is required. A master's degree is preferred. Acceptance into a graduate program or academic achievement at a level qualifying the applicant for admission to graduate study is required. Three years experience in a related professional field is preferred.

Superior verbal and written communication skills are required. Effective skills in teaching and educational program management are required. The ability to motivate, recruit, train, and manage peer teachers is preferred. Ability to network with other agencies and organizations, community issues groups, as well as work in a diverse urban environment is required. The ability to develop and maintain contacts in the media and related public relations skills is preferred.

The primary area of focus for this position is housing technology, focusing on environmental pollutants in and around the home, and environmental justice issues related to public policy. The educational leadership role is accomplished by using research-based information and expertise to: 1) provide a vision and direction for quality educational planning; 2) assess and address needs relevant to individuals, families, and communities as they relate to their near environment and with those who can affect and are affected by the problem or issue; 3) develop partnerships and teams to bring resources to help others help themselves in problem solving; 4) work with district teams, agencies and organizations to assure quality programming and outcomes; 5) bring resources of the University of Minnesota to the community; 6) support and train leaders, volunteers, and peer teachers to bring resources to indigenous groups in communities; 7) with campus faculty, develop
effective educational curricula; 8) ensure potential clientele have equal access to programs, facilities, and employment according to University policy.

Program success will require the person in this position work collaboratively with Extension staff in other counties, district, campus-based faculty and staff from local and regional community partners.

1. Acting extension educator positions have academic professional extension appointments.
2. University of Minnesota fringe benefits that apply, based on appointment type. Eligibility for holidays, vacation, and sick leave varies
based on percent time of appointment.
3. Reimbursement for travel and subsistence related to achieving program objectives. Must provide own means for traveling throughout the
county, cluster, and state.
4. Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Request application material from:
Extension Personnel (612) 624-3717
260 Coffey Hall
University of Minnesota
St. Paul MN 55108
Announcement Number: EXT 204



Seeking an Education Director to direct the overall management and staff of the Education Office and its operating program.

Requirements: Will provide leadership in the educational process, to build consensus of director toward strategic action; maintains existing and establishes new relations with local/regional college s and universities.

Minimum requirements include a Master's Degree in Education Administration or related field; or Bachelors Degree in Education, plus supervisory experience in an educational capacity; an understanding and commitment to Native American education; knowledge of federal rules and regulations applicable to Native American education, programs, funding sources and familiarity with the Indian Self-Determination Act and its implications. Excellent public relation/communication skills and the willingness to travel essential.

Competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

To apply send a brief cover letter, resume and list of references by fax, email or mail to:

Human Resources Department
223 Genesee Street
Oneida, NY 13421
Fax: 315-361-6332

Earth Island Institute
Award amount $3000
300 Broadway, Suite 28
San Francisco, CA 94133-3312 USA
Phone: (415) 788-3666
Fax: (415) 788-7324

Earth Island Institute has just launched The Brower Youth Awards, giving a $3000 cash prize annually to each of six youth who demonstrate exceptional environmental leadership. The Brower Youth Awards are a powerful recognition of the role of young people in the environmental movement. The award recognizes substantial contributions of youth with a cash prize to assist the recipients in furthering their work.

The Brower Youth Awards will recognize leadership efforts across an ethnic, geographic, and nonpartisan spectrum, including young people ranging in age from thirteen through twenty-two. The prizes will highlight projects ranging from campus political organizing to restoration of habitat, and will be awarded in 2000 at Earth Island Institute's 4th Annual Party for the Planet, October 14, 2000 in San

Applications are due
August 4, 2000. Details are available at or by calling Earth Island at (415) 788-3666, ext. 144.

Inaugural funding for the Brower Youth Awards has come from the Relations Foundation and from private donors. Earth Island Institute welcomes additional sponsors of the Brower Youth Awards, to make possible Awards in future years.

Contact: Lisa Wallace
Phone: 415-788-3666, x144

Assistant Director of Admissions and Minority Recruitment
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Seeking Assistant Director of Admissions with special responsibilities for minority admissions. This individual will participate in the admissions process (recruitment, counsel and selection) for undergraduates with a special emphasis on minority admissions; oversee targeted minority mailings, minority telethons and lead and participate in Campus Preview Weekend; work in conjunction with other admissions staff coordinating other recruitment projects; develop relationships with special minority student high school programs; attend national conferences to stay abreast of issues regarding admissions and financial aid; provide input into marketing efforts and publications, forms and applications; have other duties as assigned by the Associate Director/Coordinator of Minority Admissions and the Dean of Admissions.

Bachelor degree required. Must have excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills. Must be able to take initiative with projects, work well within a group and have a deep appreciation for the MIT culture. Experience in college admissions would be helpful but is not essential.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Jennifer Walsh
MIT Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 321229
Cambridge, MA 02139-013

Please reference job number: 00-05881A

Field Director
California Indian Basket Weavers Association (CIBA)

The California Indian Basket weavers Association (CIBA) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the Field Director position at our Northwestern Field Office in Willow Creek, California. The position has been established through a grant from the Ford Foundation to implement CIBA's Community Outreach and Support Project.

CIBA carries out projects and activities designed to meet the challenges and special needs basket weavers face in this region. Staffed by CIBA employees and volunteers, the NWFO serves, among other things, as a meeting place and forum where basket weavers and others can come together to discuss issues of mutual concern and how CIBA and its resources can be brought to bear to help find solutions.

The Northwestern California Field Director will be responsible for all aspects of the operation and administration of the NWFO and CIBA programs carried out from the office. The Field Director is responsible for implementing current projects and developing and implementing new projects and activities designed to further CIBA's goals
and objectives on behalf of basket weavers and their communities in this part of the state.

General responsibilities include establishing and maintaining communication with basket weavers, other Native people, and tribal governments; recruiting, training, and supervising NWFO staff and volunteers; interacting with local governments, residents, institutions, and organizations; communicating with the public; CIBA membership recruitment; fund raising; budget management; facility management; and office administration. Specific and immediate program responsibilities include supervising a northwestern California pesticide issues study project funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and implementing a 2-year grant from the Ford Foundation.

Either, I:
* Bachelors degree and significant work experience in the government, private, or non-profit sector in natural resource management, environmental biology, community or environmental health, or related fields (an advanced degree may substitute, in part, for work experience on a case-by-case basis); and, * Experience in administrative, business, financial, and office management.

Or, II:
* Bachelors degree in Native American studies, public administration, business management, or communications, with strong emphasis, or significant work experience, in natural resource management, environmental biology, community or environmental health, or related fields (an advanced degree may substitute, in part, for work experience on a case-by-case basis).

Or, III:
* Substantial relevant experience in a highly-responsible supervisory or management position working in the field of natural resource management, environmental biology, community or environmental health, administration, business management, communications, or related fields.

* Knowledge of California Indian traditional resource management practices, tribal cultures, history, and current issues.

* Knowledge of California flora and fauna, especially plants used for traditional cultural purposes, with emphasis on northwestern California.
* Familiarity with laws, regulations, policies, and programs of federal and state land and resource management and regulatory agencies in California, especially as they relate to forest management and pesticides use.
* Strong interpersonal, team-building, and leadership skills, with ability to empower, motivate, and develop staff.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Ability to organize and manage multiple projects and tasks and meet deadlines, without overlooking important details.
* Ability to work independently and take initiative, but able to exercise good judgment as to when it is appropriate to seek direction and guidance.
* Ability to respect, communicate with, and build relationships with a diversity of people, organizations, and communities.
* Grant writing or other fundraising experience
* Computer literacy, including basic personal productivity software.
* Willingness to make a long-term commitment to CIBA in the support of California Indian basket weavers and the practice of traditional basketry.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Negotiable, depending on experience and
qualifications. This is a full-time permanent position, subject to the continuing availability of funds.

For further information, contact:

Wendy Ferris-George, CIBA Board member, at 530/625-5432
Steve Nicola, Acting Executive Director, at 530/468-5660.

TO APPLY: This position is open effective immediately and will remain open until filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest, together with a resume, to

PO Box 2397
Nevada City, CA 95959.

CIBA is especially interested in hearing from California Indian applicants from northwestern California

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is seeking Elementary Teachers to teach grades their Tribal School.

BS degree in Education, Idaho State Teaching Certificate with an Elementary endorsement, ability to work with behaviorally challenging students, and knowledge of and successful experience mainstreaming students enrolled in special education services.
For position information, call 800-829-2202 (x0800)
Send resumes to:
Human Resources
Couer d'Alene Tribe
P.O. Box 408
Plummer, ID 83851
Fax: 208-686-6216
Closing date- 7/12/00

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Washington, D.C.

May 26-August 4, 2001
(For undergraduate students only.)

The Research Training Program (RTP) is a ten-week internship featuring a diverse curriculum plus research projects in botany, entomology, invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, paleobiology, geology, mineral science, and anthropology for students seeking a career in these natural history disciplines.

Application requirements:
Cover letter
Course listing and transcript of grades
Completed RTP application
Two letters of recommendation

Award includes:
Stipend and housing
Transportation allowance
Research support budget
Information and application materials available at:

Phone: 202-357-4548
Fax: 202-786-2563
Application deadline:

February 1st, 2001

Pikes Peak Community College
Colorado Springs, CO

Search closing date: July 12, 2000

Two positions available:
Division of Mathematics, Sciences, and Health Sciences
Division of Mathematics, Sciences, and Health Sciences

Teaching load is 17 contact hours of subject and 13 office hours per week. Duties include: Developing and revising curriculum, development of course outlines and syllabi, serving on college committees and task forces, assisting with student advising, assisting in the development and implementation of alternative models of instructional delivery.

Academic or work experience in at least three of the following:
1. Visual Basic, FORTRAN, Data Structures, Java, Assembly, C and C++ programming and internet programming
2. Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related Science from accredited University

1. Master's Degree (or nearly completed Master's Degree lacking only thesis) in Physics, Astronomy or closely related field from an accredited university
2. Teaching experience at the secondary or post-seconday level of at least one year
3. Demonstrated successful teaching experience in Physics or Astronomy

For additional information and a further listing of preferred qualifications, contact Pikes Peak Community College at 719-0540-7557

To apply for positions, submit letter of intent, resume, transcripts (unofficial) and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three recent references who are in a position to address your expertise and background. Completed materials should be sent to:

Pikes Peak Community College
Human Resources Services Office
5675 South Academy Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Fax: 719-540-7563

Water Quality Coordinator
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Portland
Watershed Department

Closing Date: July 20, 2000

Salary: $42,000 to $55,000 (depending upon qualifications)

The water quality coordinator will develop a water quality improvement program for the four tribes with treaty fishing rights in the Columbia River Basin. The water quality coordinator would be responsible for attending regional meetings and presenting the tribes' perspective on water quality and anadromous salmon restoration and providing technical expertise in water quality recovery forums and committees. The water quality coordinator would provide technical assistance to tribes in developing water quality standards through the US Environmental Protection Agency process, as well as in developing subsequent load allocations or water quality recovery plans. The coordinator would work through these processes to improve water quality throughout the Columbia River Basin, but particularly in the watersheds that encompass the tribes' reservations in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. Another important aspect of this position is to raise funds (governmental and non-governmental) for the tribes and CRITFC for programs related in improving water quality in the Columbia River Basin.


  • 1. Attend regional meetings and present tribal perspectives on solutions to improving water quality in Columbia River Basin such as, Portland Harbor potential superfund listing, regional temperature criteria development, and the Lower Columbia River Estuary Program. Foster communication between the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and the four tribes so they are updated on regional water quality improvement efforts and have a voice through the Water Quality Coordinator.
  • 2. Collaborate with each of the four tribes to coordinate their efforts to develop water quality standards and to provide technical advice and input on this development. Provide technical input and assist tribes in the development of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) or watershed management recovery plans.
  • 3. Coordinate the completion of a multi-year study on the effects of organic contaminants on anadromous salmon health and human health. Develop and implement a program to address fish tissue contamination.
  • 4. Develop a conference on mainstem Columbia River Basin TMDL development for the thirteen tribes of the Columbia River Basin and publish conference proceedings.
  • 5. Help the tribes to set up standardized water quality monitoring programs to monitor the results of water quality improvement plans and actions. Research and coordinate existing monitoring so that organization and tribes are working together toward standard monitoring programs in each watershed. Collaborate with state efforts.
  • 6. Participate in fund raising efforts (governmental and non-governmental) for the tribes and CRITFC for programs related in improving water quality in the Columbia River Basin


  • Master's degree in aquatic chemistry, biology, hydrology, toxicology, risk assessment, environmental science, or related field, and at least one year of experience, or bachelor's degree with at least five years of experience working in one of these fields.
  • Ability to work with diverse interests to resolve conflict and reach consensus.
  • Ability to represent tribal interests to the public.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Enthusiastic, creative thinker, team player.

Send cover letter and resume, no later than July 20, 2000 to: Violet McGuire/Human Resources Department or Fax: (503) 235-4228; for more information see website at

Hiring preference is given to qualified Native American applicants.

Note: Many of these "Opportunites" are distributed by:
Harvard University Native American Program
Read House, Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-4923
(617) 495-8220 (direct)
fax (617) 496-3312
WWW site:



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