Indian Health Fellowships Available
Nominations are now open for the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation Native American Health
Policy Fellowships for the year 2001. Fellows will spend twelve months in Washington D.C. studying national health
and welfare policy and working with congressional committees and Executive branch offices. To be eligible, an applicant
must be a Native American who is an enrolled tribal member, has at least three years experience in an area of Indian
health care, and be willing to commit to relocation to Washington D.C. beginning January 2001 and ending December
In each of the past two years, a member of the Cherokee Nation has won a Kaiser Fellowship. "I was exposed
to the policy making process at the congressional level," said Melissa McNiel, a 1999 Kaiser Fellow and Cherokee
Nation's Executive Officer. "I got to take part in the process of how things work, and that experience and
knowledge has been a tremendous help to me."
Candidates may be nominated by the senior official of their organization or may self-nominate with the agreement
of a sponsoring agency. The Fellowships are administered through First Nations Development Institute.
Interested persons may contact Wanda Lord, Special Projects Officer, First Nations Development Institute, Fredericksburg,
Virginia, at 540-371-5615, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Development Institute
INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES: OUR CIRCLE OF RENEWAL
August 16-19, 2000 Rowe, New Mexico
Sponsored by the National Institute for Native Leadership in Higher Education (NINLHE)
and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
NINLHE is pleased to announce its annual institute for student affairs professionals, faculty, tribal education
personnel, and other educators. This year's three-day program provides small, intensive training sessions in skills
areas vital to the academic success of Native college students. Join your colleagues (and meet some new ones) at
the idyllic Native American Preparatory School campus in Rowe, New Mexico -- a setting that is conducive to reflection
Participant comments from 1998 and 1999 Institutes:
"Through some masterful presentations, respectful (and fun) group and individual discussions, powerful elder
reflections, prayers, songs, generous and open-hearted guidance of veteran participants and leaders, the NINLHE
experience fulfilled expectations I didn't even know I had!"
"Impressive!! The Institute selected top-notch participants. The facility was fantastic."
"The diversity of people and personalities was a joy. The laughter we all shared was enlightening. To share
your experiences and the work you do with others was helpful-everyone gave support and new ideas. The workshops
and speakers were all superb! I learned so much and am eager to report my experience back to my institution."
"I met a lot of great, caring, interesting people who I would never have met otherwise. I was inspired by
those who are further along their career and life paths. The workshops were also useful in providing some practical
The National Institute for Native leadership in Higher Education (NINLHE) is an alliance of education professionals
committed to improving Native higher education by changing policy and practice at the individual, institutional,
and national levels. Since the inception of the Institute in 1993, NINLHE has provided professional development
and training opportunities to educators from over 55 institutions in the U.S. and Canada.
For additional information contact:
c/o University of New Mexico Provost/Academic Affairs Phone: (505) 277-2614
Scholes Hall, Room 226 Fax: (5050 277-0228
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1002 e-mail: email@example.com