Canku Ota


(Many Paths)


AN Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


January 13, 2001 - Issue 27





Business Development Officer

Location: Winnipeg, MB;
Job Category: business development
Industry: Media
Year(s) of Experience:
Date Posted: January 8, 2001
Contact E-mail:
Listing Source:


Original People. Original Television. The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network is sharing our peoples journey, celebrating our cultures, inspiring our children and honouring the wisdom of our Elders. We are recruiting for the following position:

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer the successful candidate will head up the Business Development arm of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Responsible for identifying and developing international business opportunities for APTN and controlling the activities of business departments and business units involved in the commercial, sales, marketing, advertising, and public relations. The ideal candidate will bring a proven record of accomplishment in international business development and negotiating distributor contacts with US and other international distributors and/or broadcasters.

The successful applicant will have thorough experience and knowledge of Aboriginal culture, ability to develop effective business relationship with clients, colleagues, and foreign and domestic officials. Excellent leadership skills, and a real talent for business development at a senior level, or MBA, five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Broadcast industries experience is highly desired.

Remuneration: Competitive Salary plus bonuses.

If you are entrepreneurial, results-oriented, and are interested in this challenging new senior-level position, please forward your resume, in confidence by January 19, 2001 to:

Kent Brown
Human Resources Manager
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
339 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
R3B 2C3

Phone: 204-947-9331
Fax: 204-947-9307

Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. As an Aboriginal employer, we encourage Aboriginal candidates to apply.

The Hoopa Valley Tribal Council is seeking qualified applicants for the
following positions:

Accountant - Hoopa Forest Industries;
Full-time, regular, salary is negotiable.
Minimum requirements: B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting and 3 years of experience.

Senior Tribal Attorney - Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Office of Tribal Attorney;
Regular Full-time; contractual; salary depending on experience.
Minimum requirements: California Bar membership required. At least 5 years of experience in Indian law and litigation as well as self governance, environmental law, water law, economic development and employment law.

For a complete job description, application & information contact the
Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Personnel Dept., P.O. Box 1348, Hoopa, CA
95546 or call (530) 625-4211 Ext. 159 or 125.

The American Indian Studies Center at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, faculty position at the assistant professor level beginning September 16th, 2001.

Applicants should be accomplished in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Applicants must have the Ph.D. or terminal degree appropriate to their field of specialization (or discipline) by the start date. Applicants for this position will be expected to perform the required duties of research and teaching regarding Native American community life, and the issues that continue to be of concern within those communities.

We are especially interested in scholars whose work centers on research interests related to current Northwest tribal communities. Areas of special interest include - but are not limited to - education, sovereignty studies, government, and tribal economic development.

The University of Washington, UW, is the major research university of the Northwest. UW has approximately 500 American Indian students. AIS currently has six full-time faculty and several affiliate faculty. Current areas of specialty include history, anthropology, art, literature, sociology, and film and video study.

Salary and other considerations for this position will be fully competitive.

Applications including a curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample, and three letters of support should be sent to:

Professor Tom Colonnese,
Director, American Indian Studies Center,
Box 354305, Padelford Hall C-514,
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-9000

by March 1, 2001.

The University of Washington seeks to build a diverse faculty and minority applicants are especially encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

* * Please feel free to duplicate and distribute appropriately * *

Patricia Duke
Administrative Assistant, American Indian Studies
University of Washington
Box 354305, Padelford Hall C-514
Seattle, WA 98195-9000 US
phone: (206) 543-9082
fax: (206) 616-3122

Summer Internships for Native Students
National Museum of the American Indian
Washington, DC, Suitland, MD and Bronx, NY

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) provides 10-week internships designed to provide educational opportunities in the area of museum practice through guided work experience for college undergraduates and graduate students. Al though intenships are available throughout the museum, for the Summer 2001 session the NMAI is targeting a limited number of American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native students from select tribal communities for internships focusing on the move of the museum's collections from their communities, from our Bronx, NY facility to our Suitland, MD facility. Placements are available at both the New York City and Maryland sites. Interns will gain overall knowledge of museum registration, cataloging and collections management methods. Specific experience can include handling, packing, and unpacking of objects, digital imaging, mount making for storage purposes, and an understanding of materials used in moving of or storing a collection., registration methods, and cleaning of objects.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate their interest in the museum field. Native candidates are encourage to apply. However all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. All candidates must be enrolled in a college program or be a recent graduate (within 6 months of graduation).

Selected interns will receive a $3000 stipend, airfare transportation from their home to the worksite. The date of the internship is from June 2 - August 10, 2001. The deadline for the application is February 2, 2001.

The NMAI also provides internships in other areas of the museum. For an application visit our website or for more information on this or other internship opportunities please contact:

Susan Secakuku
NMAI - Community Services Department
Cultural Resources Center
4220 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746-2863
T (301) 238-6624, ext. 6239
F (301) 238-3200

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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