Canku Ota

(Many Paths)

A Newsletter Celebrating Native America

December 30, 2000 - Issue 26




Applications Available for Radio Fellowship Program

Anchorage, Alaska - Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (KBC) is seeking applicants for a year-long radio fellowship program designed to increase the number of Native Americans and Alaska Natives working in professional media careers.

The KBC Training Center Fellowship Program offers the opportunity for three aspiring media professionals to live and work for a year in the Anchorage, AK, headquarters of KBC. The Fellowships are full-time, paid positions at KBC that include excellent benefits.

The application deadline for the KBC Training Center Fellowship Program is
January 15, 2001. Applications are available online at, or an application can be requested by calling KBC at 907-258-8924.

Fellows may work with the staff of public radio station KNBA 90.3 FM, the country's first urban Native radio station, and alongside the producers of national radio programs National Native News, Earthsongs and Native America Calling.

KBC developed the Fellowship Program as a response to the low number of Native Americans who find employment in the media or journalism fields. The National Association of Broadcasters refers to Natives in broadcasting as "an endangered species." And a July 1999 survey by the Radio and Television News Directors Association indicates that Native Americans constitute less than 2% of radio news staff nationwide, and the number is falling.

"We know from experience that the best way to prepare Native Americans for professional careers in media is by making a long-term commitment to their training," said Jaclyn Sallee, President and C.E.O. of KBC.

KBC, one of the country's leading national Native media enterprises, operates three divisions: KNBA 90.3 FM, the country's only urban, Native-controlled public radio station; national radio programming, including National Native News, Earthsongs, and Native America Calling Friday Wellness Edition; and the KBC Training Center, an educational initiative dedicated to increasing Native voices in the nation's media industry.

The following position is currently vacant at CBC North:

Title: Reporter/Editor
Affilliation: Unit 1 - CMG
Dept: Radio News and Current Affairs
Group: Level I
Position #: 02951
Salary: $38,055 - $53,323
Location: CBC North, Whitehorse
Expiry Date:
January 3, 2001

Please click here to download the Statement of Qualifications. In Microsoft Word format. Also available in text format. The CBC is committed to equity in employment and programming. We invite and welcome applicants from First Nations people.

Please fax / send resumes to:

Shirley Keesic
Human Resources
CBC North, BOX 160
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N2
FAX: 1-867-669-3559
PHONE: 1-867-669-3553

ANTHC Engineering Extern Program

"The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is seeking applicants for engineering externships for the upcoming summer. The ANTHC Engineering Extern Program is for Alaska Native and American Indian Civil/Environmental, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students who will be entering their junior/senior year or will be attending graduate school next fall. These positions offer an exciting, dynamic engineering environment in which to gain valuable experience in a wide range of engineering activities. Externs receive free relocation to and from Anchorage, excellent pay, and prearranged housing at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Applications are now being accepted. Additional information and applications may be obtained by contacting Matt Carey or Marcel Begay at 1-800-560-8637, extentions 3611 and 3567 or at and

Matthew Carey
Civil Engineer
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
(907) 729-3611

Summer Research Opportunity for Undergraduates at North Carolina State University

The Chemical Engineering Department at North Carolina State University invites undergraduates across the United States to apply for the Summer 2001 NSF Green Processing Undergraduate Research Program. Program dates are May 20 - July 27, 2001. Applications to the summer program are due by FEBRUARY 15. Program information and application forms are available now online at

Please contact Kirsten Reberg-Horton, (919)515-3639 with any questions.


We are seeking qualified American Indian students for INROADS. The location will be Oklahoma City and Tulsa area.

The requirements are:

High School Seniors with a G.P.A of 3.0 or better, and will attend a 4 yr college in the Fall
College students with a GPA of 2.8 or better who have two summer remaining before graduating

The areas of interest are:

Business majors to include Accounting and Finance

I have solicited your assistance in identifying these students and also offer my services in developing and placing these students in business and industry and prepare them for community and corporate leadership.

Point of Contact is:
Renade Gresham (405) 232-5777 or (918) 573-2901.

Call for Applications and Nominations for SAA-Administered Scholarships for
Native Peoples from the U.S. and Canada


The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is pleased to announce the SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship and National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships for Archaeological Training for Native Americans and Native Hawaiians for the year 2001. Together, these scholarship programs will provide four awards of $3000 each to support training in archaeological methods, including fieldwork, analytical techniques, and curation. These scholarships are intended for current students--high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students--and personnel of Tribal or other Native cultural preservation programs.

Native Americans and Pacific Islanders from the U.S., including U.S. Trust Territories, and Indigenous peoples from Canada are eligible for these scholarships. Individuals may apply for these scholarships themselves, or they may be nominated by a current professor, high school teacher, or cultural preservation program supervisor. The SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship is named in honor of the first president of the SAA, who served from 1935 to 1936.

Parker was of Seneca ancestry through his father's family, and he spent his youth on the Cattaraugus Reservation in New York. The NSF Scholarships for Archaeological Training for Native Americans and Native Hawaiians are made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation to the SAA.

Application or nomination materials for these scholarships must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2001. To learn more about the application or nomination procedures, please contact:

Society for American Archaeology,
900 Second Street NE #12, Washington, DC 20002-3557,
Telephone (202) 789-8200, Fax (202) 789-0284,

Tristine Lee Smart
SAA Native American Scholarships Committee


Applications are invited for a tenured position as Head of Native Studies Department at the University of Saskatchewan as of July 2001. Salary is negotiable. Candidates should have a distinguished record of scholarship, a Ph.D. (or the equivalent), experience in graduate student supervision as well as demonstrated administrative ability and experience. Aboriginal scholars are encouraged to apply.

The Department has four tenure-tracked professors and a number of term and sessional positions. The Department has received an additional two tenure-track positions for 2001/2002. The new Head will lead the Department in recruiting suitable candidate to fill these positions.

Applicants are to send a curriculum vitae and ask three referees to write directly to Robert Bone, Acting Head, Native Studies Department, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, 106 Wiggins Road, 123 McLean Hall, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5E6 by February 15, 2001. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates are invited to visit" for additional information about this appointment, about the Department, and about the University including its various programs for Aboriginal students.

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to the principles of Employment Equity. While applications from all qualified candidates are welcome, women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and are invited to identify themselves as members of these designated groups on their applications. Although preference will be given to Aboriginal applicants who are permanent residents of Canada or Canadian citizens, applications are invited from qualified individuals regardless of their immigration status.



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