Canku Ota

(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America

November 4, 2000 - Issue 22


Internship Announcement at the Prince William Sound Science Center

Announcement posted: October 5, 2000 -- Position Open Until Filled.

POSITION: Network System Intern (Part or full-time position for 4-6 months with possible extension)

LOCATION: Cordova, in beautiful south central, coastal Alaska

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Prince William Sound Science Center, a non-profit research and education organization, is looking for an individual with basic computer network experience to maintain its network and provide support services to staff members. The network currently runs on Linux servers and includes Sun workstations, PCs, and Macintosh computers. Detailed description of the network available on request. Visit the Center's web sites at and

QUALIFICATIONS: Six-months to one-year experience in network services. Working knowledge of Linux and Windows NT. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Preference to those with knowledge of Unix.

INTERNSHIP SALARY: $1,500-2,000 per month, dependent upon experience.

Great training opportunity in a diverse network with researchers and educators. Cordova is a small commercial fishing community on Prince William Sound with easy access to excellent fishing, hunting, hiking,
skiing, and other outdoor activities.

Further information about Cordova can be found at:

To apply for this internship position, submit a cover letter and resume either in hard copy of via email to:

Nancy Bird
PWS Science Center
PO Box 705
Cordova, AK 99574

Job Announcement (New Position)
Native American Public Telecommunications

P.O. Box 83111
1800 N. 33rd Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68501


NAPT seeks energetic person to join the award-winning production team of Native America Calling, a daily (Monday through Friday) live, public affairs, call-in radio program originating in Albuquerque, NM, and Anchorage, AK, and distributed by NAPT/AIROS to public radio stations nationwide and the internet.


  • A Bachelors degree in journalism, communications or related field. Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Two years experience in print or broadcast editorial reporting or newsroom management.
  • Two years experience with or knowledge of Native-oriented broadcast programming or print publications.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a work team under daily pressure of producing live broadcasts.
  • Supervisory experience required with demonstrated ability to work in a cooperative and professional manner.
  • Knowledge of public radio, excellent organizational and communication skills.

This position reports to the Native America Calling Executive Producer. Salary in the low 40's. Send application letter to above address at NAPT with resume and sample of recorded or published journalism work. Position open until filled by suitable candidate. NAPT is an EEO employer.

This position will be an addition to the NAC team and will add to the number of people that are working on Native America Calling. Harlan, Joaqlin and all the rest of the NAC crew will continue to do the great work
that they have been doing for years.

American Indian Teacher Program Extended

The American Indian Research and Development, Inc. (AIRD, Inc) has announced it is extending the application deadline for the American Indian Teacher Training Program (AITTP) to Nov. 7.

Scholarship applications must be postmarked or received by AIRD, Inc. by that date to receive consideration by the application review panel.

AITTP Project Director, Stuart A. Tonemah, indicated the deadline was warranted to allow more eligible applicants to apply.

"...We have a tremendous opportunity available to American Indian teachers in Oklahoma's public and BIA schools to earn a Master's degree at Oklahoma City University (OCU) in one year. This specially designed program is to enhance the knowledge, teaching skills and abilities of selected Indian teachers while having their education paid for by this grant," Tonemah said.

The AITTP requires participants to take a leave from their teaching positions for one semester to begin their studies in the OCU spring term, January 2001, and continues through the OCU summer term to August 2001.

They then return to their teaching positions and, over the fall term 2001, conduct in-service/professional development activities with their teaching peers. A one-hour seminar completes their studies. They are then eligible to graduate in December 2001. Candidates must successfully pass the OCU Master Degree Comprehensive Examination in the fall 2001 term.

Tonemah explained that year two of the AITTP is a federally- funded professional development grant from the U.S. Education Department, Office of Indian Education to the AIRD, Inc. in the amount of $246,848 to operate it via the Oklahoma City University.

"Selected AITTP participants will receive full tuition, a monthly living stipend, dependent stipend and a yearly book allowance for their year of study," Tonemah said. Eligible candidates for the AITTP are: American Indian teachers in Oklahoma schools who are certified and who do not have a master's degree.

AITTP participants must sign a payback agreement with the federal government in which they agree to work at least one year in schools with significant numbers of Indian students or payback in cash the amount received for their master's degree.

For AITTP applications and more information contact:

Stuart A. Tonemah, Project Director,
2233 West Lindsey, Suite 118,
Norman, OK 73069
Phone: 405-364-0656




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