Canku Ota

(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


May 5, 2001 - Issue 35





Canadian Development Consultants International Inc (CDCI)

Canadian Development Consultants International is currently accepting qualified tenders to fill a number of contract research positions. CDCI is a historical research group that currently is working with First Nation related projects.

Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in a related discipline is a minimum. Work at the graduate level is a valuable asset and graduate degrees, "in progress", are accepted provided the candidate can demonstrate the ability to meet the demands of the contract while continuing studies.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • an understanding of both current and historical issues concerning First Nations in Canada; research experience, preferably involving primary documents; excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • strong analytical skills;
  • ability to meet deadlines;
  • proven record of working well under pressure;
  • ability to excel with minimal supervision when required;
  • experience working as the member of a team.

As a researcher, part of your position will entail the entry of data into research databases and also file tracking. This position demands attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy. Part of this work involves on-site research for which you will be required to pass a security clearance. As well, you must be equipped to work from home in a PC environment. This software operates on Windows 98 Second Edition.

Special Information:
Applicants must submit, along with their resume and covering letter, a per diem bid equal to a 7.5-hour workday. Please include this separately rather than in the body of the cover letter. Given that this is a contract position, the workday will vary based on the nature of the task assigned. Generally, researchers set their own hours in accordance with scheduled deadlines but must be available to work on-site when the project requires and must attend regularly scheduled team meetings.

Please visit the CDCI website at, where you can apply online.

For further information pleasefeel free to email:

Suzanne de la Barre (613) 761-3668
Christine Earnshaw (613) 761-3674

The Native American Studies Program at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire,
is pleased to invite you to participate in our 2001 Spring Term Conference.
(our spring conferences are an annual events at Dartmouth).

"On The Threshold: Native American Archaeologist Relations in the Twenty-First Century"
May 25 - 27, 2001

(organized by Deborah L. Nichols, Anthropology, Dartmouth College; and
Joe Watkins, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Oklahoma.)

ABSTRACT: Archaeologists have had a long and often troubled relationship with Native America. This conference will examine that relationship from the perspective of American Indians immersed in the discipline and explore future directions for the new millennium. Rather than presenting archaeologists' viewpoints on Indian concerns, it is designed to facilitate an open discussion with and among American Indians engaged in the work of reconstructing and preserving their peoples' heritages.

Friday, May 25, 2001 ---- Moore Hall, B-13 Filene Auditorium

4:00 p.m.

Plenary Address
Roger Echo-Hawk (Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma) Repatriation Coordinator for the Denver Art Museum and the Colorado Historical Society
"An Unspeakable Past: Dehumanizing and Rehumanizing Ancient Americans"

5:45 p.m.
The Native American House, 35 North Main Street;
Participants and guests are invited to an informal buffet style dinner with Dartmouth faculty and students in the NAD House.

Saturday, May 26, 2001 ---- 2 Rockefeller Hall

8:30 a.m.

Welcome, Professor Colin G. Calloway, Native American Studies.

9:00 a.m.

Joe Watkins (Choctaw) Anadarko Agency Archeologist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Oklahoma
"Segregating the Past, Integrating the Present: A History of the Relationships between Archaeologists and American Indians"

9:45 a.m.

Janine Bowechop (Makah), Executive Director, Makah Cultural and Research Center, Neah Bay, Washington
"The Makah Tribe and the Archaeological Community: A Thirty Year Perspective"

10:30 a.m.

John Norder (Spirit Lake Dakota) Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, University of Michigan
"Growing Up With NAGPRA"

2:00 p.m.

Richard Begay (Navajo) Deputy Director, Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources and Robert Begay (Navajo) Manager, Navajo Nation Glen Canyon Adaptive Management Program
"Iiya: Leave Archaeology Alone!"

2:45 p.m.

Desiree Martinez (Gabrielino, Tongva) Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, Harvard University
"Reshaping Archaeology: Building Partnerships with Native American Communities."

3:30 p.m.

Dorothy Lippert (Choctaw) Education Coordinator, Hall of the Americas, Houston Museum of Natural Science
"Our Reflected Selves: Discovering Native American Lives Through Archaeology"

4:15 p.m.


Sunday, May 27, 2001 Rockefeller 1930 Room

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon


For further information and a copy of the conference program... Please

Manager, The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, MA

(This job listing from The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Manager: Museum Sponsorship and Fund Raising. The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, nationally recognized for promoting the traditions, perspectives, and exhibits of native peoples of the United States and Canada, is seeking a Manager of Museum Sponsorship and Fund Raising to manage the Museum's corporate/private sponsorship, grant writing and fund-raising efforts. Conceive and implement fund-raising and solicitation strategies, including grant writing, to achieve support from government sources, corporations, foundations and individual donors through an annual giving program. Work with the Director of Museum Public Programs, Research, Information Resources, Exhibits and other program staff to develop creative vehicles for grant writing, fund raising and proposals for corporate sponsorships; identifies sponsorship prospects and develops and maintains prospect list.

Qualified candidates will possess: a Bachelor's degree with a background in marketing and some knowledge of Native American studies preferred; minimum of five years' experience in fund raising, with a demonstrated success in sponsorship solicitation and development; working knowledge of computer programs; outstanding management, planning and writing skills; ability to work effectively in a team environment. We offer a competitive salary, and a new expansive flexible benefits package featuring life insurance and 401(k) plans.

For immediate consideration, send your resume and salary requirements to:

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.
Attention: Human Resources, Route 2, P.O. Box 3777,
Mashantucket, Connecticut 06339-3777; Fax: (860) 312-1599;


The MPTN practices Indian preference in hiring (PL 93-638) and is an AA/EOE. Visit us on the Web at:

Native American Coordinator at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is seeking an experienced professional to provide commitment, expertise, and vision to the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA); MESA is one of five units of the Multicultural Portfolio in the Dean of Students' Office; the coordinator will join a team dedicated to promoting institutional change that results in enhanced collaborative and inclusive environments for students; MESA is an active partner in the development of students of color and contributes to efforts to increase co-curricular opportunities for social identity development within the Multicultural Portfolio and the Division of Student Affairs. Duties include: advise Native American students on personal concerns related to social adjustment and personal development; provide opportunities for student involvement in the planning and execution of cultural-specific and multi-cultural activities; initiate or assist with programs of a cultural-specific or multi-cultural nature to educate the community in regard to contributions made by various cultures and to instill a sense of pride in those of related heritage; assist with the preparation of special or periodic unit reports regarding work activities and budget status; support, participate in, and initiate collaborative efforts and programs within the office and among units in the Division of Student Affairs and the University; provide supportive services to minority student organizations, especially those related to organizational development, leadership training and various phases of program planning; other duties as assigned.

Master's degree required or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Bachelors degree in relevant field of study; three-five years of related job experience; considerable experience in student services or counseling and knowledge of student development theory; considerable knowledge and experience regarding the concerns of Native American and multi-ethnic, student of color populations; excellent communication and facilitation skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively; demonstrated ability to work in an inclusive and participatory management environment; demonstrated ability to work in a decentralized environment serving multiple constituencies; demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and demands effectively; understanding of social identity development, and the impact of multiple identities; understanding of the application of social justice education in a co-curricular environment; high level of integrity and accountability; ability to balance process and outcomes.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume, with four references including a student name to: Search Committee, Coordinator - native American affairs, Office of Multi ethnic Student Affairs, 2202 Michigan Union 530 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1349.

Questions in regards to applying for this position can be E-mailed to

Smithsonian--Native American Community Scholar Awards

Program Number: 00313, Smithsonian--Native American Community Scholar Awards

Contact: Address:

Office of Fellowships and Grants 955 L
Suite 7000
Washington, DC 20560-0902
Tel: 202-287-3271
Fax: 202-287-3691

Awards enable Native American scholars who are formally or informally related to a Native American community or tribe, to undertake individually designed research projects related to Native American topics, using the sponsor's Native American resources. Awards provide a stipend of $75 per day, travel allowance, and a small research allowance for up to twenty-one days.

Support is provided for Native American scholars to pursue research related to Native American topics using the sponsor's Native American collections and resources.

Applications deadline: June 1, to begin after October 1. Eligible applicants are Native American students or scholars who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe.


Two international indigenous conferences will be held in Hawaii in the coming months. The first will be held from May 28 - June 1, 2001 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel in Waikiki. The full title is: Building Bridges with Traditional Knowledge II: An International Summit on Issues involving Indigenous Peoples, Conservation, Sustainable Development and Ethno-science. Their deadline for workshops closed in January. The registration fee for general participants is $290. It should be an interesting opportunity to discuss the balance between development, conservation and cultural integrity. There will also be discussions of cultural & intellectual property rights. Their web-site address is:

The second conference is the 5th Conference for Indigenous Women's Health & Wellness. It too will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel in Waikiki on August 4-7, 2001. They are still looking for workshop presenters; the deadline is May 1. That is also the deadline for early registration. The cost by 5/1 is $300; after, it is $375. The reg. fee includes materials, continental breakfasts, breaks and dinners. The advance notice, registration and hotel forms, and other information are all available at their new


Still looking for a summer job in public service?

Native American Youth Enrichment Program is looking for Native college students with experience working with children for its seven week summer camp in Boston. Along with a junior counselor, who is Native high school student and a former camper, you will lead a group of approximately ten Native children from the Boston area ages 6-13 every day. The commitment is from 18 June to 20 August for two weeks of training and seven weeks of camp, pays a $3000 stipend, and includes housing. Senior counselor applications are due ASAP and can be found online at

Visit our webpage at - and email us at with any questions. Come join NAYEP for a memorable summer of public service!

Director of Development

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director will serve as the primary fundraiser for NINLHE, a national non-profit organization that works to strengthen the people and programs responsible for improving Native American college student recruitment, retention, and graduation rates. The Development Director will position the organization with existing and prospective donors; and develop, implement, evaluate, and refine grant writing, development and subsequent management of successful proposals. Individual will bring flexibility, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor in contributing to the growth of this fledgling national organization.

Knowledge of Native American higher education issues, communities, and cultures required. Knowledge of funders with records of giving in these areas preferred. Experience working with a governing board to facilitate strategic planning and program development. Individual must demonstrate proposal success with foundations, federal, state, corporate, and individual donors. Marketing and public relations familiarity preferred. Bachelor's degree in an administrative, business, liberal arts, or social science discipline. Advanced degree preferred. Three to five years experience directly related to above duties. This position will remain open until filled. For best consideration, please apply by May 31, 2001. For a complete description, please view the University of New Mexico website:

Please submit a signed cover letter and resume to:

Benny Shendo, Jr.,
Native American Programs,
Office of the Provost,
University of New Mexico,
Scholes Hall, Room 226,
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1002,
Fax: 505/277-0228,

The University of New Mexico is an EEO/AA Employer and Educator.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, CO

Current internship opportunity for physical science for undergraduate students at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, CO. In addition to offering a competitive stipend, the agency also pays travels costs, and possibly housing. All questions about this opportunity (including a copy of the application) should also be directed to Ms. Madrid at (303) 497-6732. Please listing below for additional information.

The student will spend time performing either manual or automatic experiments with various instruments to gather data for analyzing instrumentation performance, calibrations, and for scientific applications. The data will be usually entered into a computer file for analysis and comparison with other types of measurements to ascertain the quality of the data being subjected to testing. The student will also be working with two types of hand held instruments for training in methods of calibration. Pending financial support, there may be an opportunity for the student to accompany SRRB experts and participate in an instrument exchange procedure at one of the SRRB stations. This summer the SRRB will be conducting a UV measurement and modeling experiment at the TMTF in which several outside investigators will be supplying instruments. The experiment will be running for one month around the summer solstice. The student will have the opportunity to assist with tending to the instruments, occasional checking of the data and possibly intercomparing some of the measurements to detect the magnitudes of differences in data from similar instruments and seek explanations for the differences. There will also be an opportunity to be exposed to radiation transfer models.

The candidate must be an upper division student with a background in physical science. Some basic understanding of electronics and familiarity with computers is desirable.

The plan can be completed in 8-12 weeks during the summer of 2001. The candidate will be expected to maintain a regular weekly schedule of approximately 40 hours per week.




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