Canku Ota

(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


May 19, 2001 - Issue 36





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


The Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program at the James E. Rogers College of Law, The University of Arizona, is seeking to hire an IPLP Research Fellow (Research Associate) for the period from July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002. The fellow will work under the direction and supervision of Professors S. James Anaya and Robert A. Williams, Jr., faculty co-chairs of the IPLP Program.

The IPLP Research Fellow will be involved in all aspects of the Program's work in promoting the protection and advancement of the human rights of American Indian and other indigenous tribal peoples around the world. The Program, established in 1990, is involved in a wide range of educational, advisory, and advocacy-oriented projects designed to provide resources to indigenous communities in addressing community-defined problems.

Specific duties for this fellowship will include, but are not limited to, providing administrative and technical support to the IPLP Program faculty co-chairs and legal assistance to tribes, indigenous communities and indigenous non-governmental organizations on a variety of legal issues. The Research Fellow will be directly involved in preparing legal opinions and memorandums, drafting petitions and other litigation-related documents, and participating in cases before domestic and international legal forums. The Research Fellow will also be expected to assist in preparing educational materials, advising tribal representatives on legal issues, advising/supervising second and third year law students in clinical placements in the IPLP Clinic at the College of Law, and performing other duties and responsibilities as directed by the IPLP Program co-chairs.

The successful applicant will hold a J.D. degree with course work and/or experience in both U.S. Federal Indian Law and International Human Rights Law. Excellent writing skills, a demonstrated ability to work with individuals from different cultural backgrounds, and an ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously are also required. Familiarity with negotiation techniques, willingness to travel, and Spanish language writing and speaking ability are preferred.

The present salary range for the one year fellowship position begins at $33,500 plus full University employee benefits. Interested applicants must submit a one-page cover letter explaining their interests and qualifications for the fellowship position, a resume, law school transcript, writing sample and two letters of recommendation (all in one package) to:

Robert A. Williams, Jr.,
E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies
James E. Rogers College of Law
The University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0176

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 14, 2001, and accepted until the position is filled. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA employer - M/W/D/V.

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.


The Office of the Tribal Prosecutor for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has a summer job opportunity for a Native American law student to work full-time from June 4 through August. Second or third year student with excellent research skills. Contact Judy Lewis at (860) 396-6661 after May 8 or same at P.O. Box 3212, Mashantucket, CT 06339. Applicants may fax letter and resume to (860) 396-6655


The Navajo Nation Courts sponsor an internship program to give law students an opportunity to get hands-on experience with a court system which has been called the "flagship of American tribal courts."

Students learn while working on trial or appellate opinions, researching memoranda, and court planning projects (in diverse areas, including domestic violence, traditional Navajo law, child support legislation, and court rules). Students work with the Navajo Nation Supreme Court, the court solicitor and the trial courts. Students work with the Navajo Nation Supreme Court or a trial court in three general areas:

  • pre-argument preparation (reviews cases files assigned and prepares to brief the justices/judges on each case;
  • attendance at oral arguments; and
  • formulation and drafting of the opinion.

Many former externs praise their experience, and several have written law journal articles, using what they learned. Working with the Courts of the Navajo Nation is a unique and rewarding experience.


A small living stipend may be paid depending on the availability of funds. However, students are encouraged to seek their own funding cover living expenses.

The court arranges lodging through the local organizations or area families.


The Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act applies to placements under this program, but non-Navajo or non-Indian students are encouraged to apply.


Where possible, places are arranged for students who bring their own stipend in the form of a work-study, scholarship, volunteer or other basis.


Interested students should send a resume, recent writing sample, and a letter of interest to Al Harris, Navajo Nation Supreme Court, Post Office Box 520, Window Rock, Arizona 86515.


Al Harris, Navajo Nation Supreme Court, (520) 871-7012, by facsimile at (520) 871-7016, or by email at




AWARD PERIOD: AUGUST 1, 2001-JULY 31, 2002

The College of Arts and Letters, the College of Social Science and the office of the Provost invite applications for a pre-doctoral dissertation fellowship award. The award will be $36,000 for one year and will require the successful applicant to teach one course each semester in either the College of Arts and Letters or the College of Social Science. Applicants must be ABD and actively working in American Indian Studies and committed to a career in Native Studies. The fellowship will provide office space, access to an outstanding library and computing facilities and the faculty involved in the American Indian Studies program at Michigan State University. Applicants may be pursuing the Ph.D. degree in any discipline or area taught by the College of Arts and Letters or the College of Social Science at MSU and will be affiliated with a department or program in one of the Colleges. Michigan State University is very interested in attracting young scholars to strengthen the American Indian Studies Program at MSU

For further information and application guidelines contact:

The American Indian Studies Program,
ATTN: Patrick LeBeau,
281 Bessey Hall,
Michigan State University,
East Lansing, MI 48824.
Telephone: (517) 432-2558
or email:

(Administrator II)

Position: Humboldt State University invites applications for the position of Director of the Indian Teacher and Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP). The Director reports directly to the Dean of the College of Professional Studies. ITEPP offers an academic program, student support services, community education services, and a curriculum resource center. The American Indian Education (AIE) courses offered by ITEPP include a minor or area of concentration.

Professional Duties: The primary responsibility of the Director if ITEPP is to:

Administer the general program. Review and approve internal program policy. Oversee and manage the program resources of the budget both State and other dollars. Supervise program staff and faculty. Implement curricular offerings specific to American Indian Education, which compliment the development of American Indian teachers and ancillary educational personnel. Participate, upon invitation, in social and cultural events of Indian tribes and organizations in the service area of Humboldt State University. Know the political and social structure of Indian communities to ensure proper protocol in dealing with members of the tribes. Understand the social and cultural factors related to the interaction between educational institutions and the American Indian community.

Specific Responsibilities:

Fundraising through grant writing and fund development Write grants for submission to federal, state, tribal, corporation and foundation sources Work successfully with Native American communities and with Indian Tribal Educational Agencies at the local, regional, state, and national levels Work within the mission of the University to assist positive interaction with American Indian tribal and educational entities Work collaboratively with Humboldt State University colleges, departments, and programs Develop ITEPP plans and annual goals, reviews, updates, and approve policy Overall supervision of the budgeting process, office management, policy implementation, and the day-to-day workings of the program Supervise and evaluate program staff and faculty Develop field site placements for students in the K-12 school systems, tribal education, social service programs, and other agencies serving American Indians Teach courses offered in American Indian Education (AIE)

Professional Qualifications:

Candidates for the position must have a conferred Master's degree from an accredited institution in Education or a related area. An earned doctorate in Education or a related field is preferred Strong communication and interpersonal skills Must demonstrate evidence of three years of successful experience working with Native American cultures in an educational context. Professional educational experience relevant to K-12 with specific knowledge of American Indian Educational programs is required Must demonstrate ability to understand American Indian perspectives and people Must demonstrate knowledge and experience of the advising and matriculation process in higher education programs and understand the implications to instructional support The ability to teach courses pertaining to social, cultural, counseling, and educational factors related to American Indians Evidence of successful administrative and counseling activities.

The Campus: Humboldt State University (HSU), located in the rural redwood forest region of the California coast range, is the northernmost of the twenty-three campuses of the California State University. A faculty of over 400, represented under a collective bargaining agreement, works with approximately 7,400 students. Humboldt State is characterized by programs of high academic quality in a setting of great natural beauty. Ten federally recognized American Indian tribes have reservations in the county that houses HSU and in the adjacent county. Additional information about the University can be found at:

Compensation: The Director is a full-time, twelve-month management position. This position is covered by the California State University Management Personnel Plan, and has an excellent benefits package. Under this plan, incumbents are subject to normal management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President. Anticipated starting salary $50,000 - $55,000/year commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application that speaks to your experience and qualifications, a current resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to:

Chair, Director of ITEPP Search Committee C/O Human Resources Department
Humboldt State University Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-3626
FAX: (707) 826-3625

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2001, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The appointment will be effective August 1, 2001, or as soon as possible thereafter.



Title: Associate Director of Honoring Nations
Unit/Dept./School: Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development/John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Full or Part Time: Full time
Salary: Depending on experience

The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development (Harvard Project) is housed in the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and is a project of the Harvard University Native American Program. Created in 1987, the Harvard Project seeks to understand the conditions under which socioeconomic development is achieved among American Indian nations. The Harvard Project's ongoing activities include comparative and case research, consultation to organizations working with Native populations, executive education, and the administration of a tribal governance awards program.

The Associate Director of Honoring Nations will work closely with the Harvard Project's Executive Director in the administration of Honoring Contributions in the Governance of American Indian Nations (also known as Honoring Nations), a national awards program created in 1998 that identifies, celebrates, and shares outstanding examples of tribal governance in the United States. Reporting to the Harvard Project's Executive Director, work will entail project management (including assistance with grants management and fundraising), writing, public speaking, and substantial interaction with tribal leaders and other decision makers in the field of American Indian affairs. Specific responsibilities will include: working with 13-member Honoring Nations Advisory Board to develop program policies, coordinating outreach efforts and media relations, managing a three-round evaluation process that culminates with a major public event, report and case study preparation, and developing and implementing dissemination strategy that provides tribal leaders, public officials, scholars, and the public with reports, case studies, and other curricular materials designed to spotlight and facilitate the spread of tribal government best practices. In addition, the Associate Director of Honoring Nations will spend approximately 20% of her/his time contributing to and coordinating with the Harvard Project's ongoing activities, including applied research and the application of that research in service to Indian nations.

Advanced degree (Masters-level or higher) in Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, Law, Sociology, Anthropology, or other policy-related field is strongly preferred. Excellent writing, research, analysis, communication, and organizational skills are required. Knowledge of American Indian affairs is required. Experience in project management and administration is preferred. Travel is required. Note that this is a two-year term appointment with possible renewal depending on grant funding.

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3-5 page writing sample to:

Robert Elkin
Senior Human Resources Officer
J.F.K. School of Government at Harvard University
79 J.F.K. Street
Cambridge, MA 02138



The Dartmouth Admissions Office invites applications for the Assistant Director of Admissions position.

The Assistant Director of Admissions will share in all of the responsibilities involved with the recruitment and selection of talented undergraduates including efforts to increase Dartmouth's pool of Native American applicants. Specific duties will include travel designed to attract qualified students, several months of reviewing and assessing applications, organizational duties related to the spring programs for accepted students and conducting daily group information sessions and interviews. Candidates should possess a willingness to spend long hours working on application reading, travel and specific projects as well as the ability to deal effectively with students, parents, high school guidance counselors, alumni and faculty. Sensitivity to the needs of differing groups of students and a commitment to a diverse student body are essential. Strong public speaking and writing skills required. Salary and specific responsibilities will depend on the successful candidate's credentials.

Candidates should possess a bachelor's degree and some experience or special training in educational administration or the equivalent. Experience in admissions recruitment and enrollment is highly desirable.

Interested candidates should send a letter and résumé to:

Dan Parish
Associate Director of Admissions
Dartmouth College
6016 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3541.

Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin May 25, 2001 and will continue until the position is filled.


(Administrator II)

Full announcement can be seen at:

Position: Humboldt State University invites applications for the position of Director of the Indian Teacher and Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP). The Director reports directly to the Dean of the College of Professional Studies. ITEPP offers an academic program, student support services, community education services, and a curriculum resource center. The American Indian Education (AIE) courses offered by ITEPP include a minor or area of concentration.

Compensation: The Director is a full-time, twelve-month management position. This position is covered by the California State University Management Personnel Plan, and has an excellent benefits package. Under this plan, incumbents are subject to normal management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President. Anticipated starting salary $50,000 - $55,000/year commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2001, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The appointment will be effective August 1, 2001, or as soon as possible thereafter.


SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium,
Treatment Supervisor
Behavioral Health Clinician

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium located in Sitka Alaska is seeking a TREATMENT SUPERVISOR to provide services for their residential drug abuse treatment program. beginning salary $47,195 with generous benefits package. Requires MA/MS in Psychology, chemical dependency or other human services field; certification as CD Counselor I or II. Alternatively state licensure in employee's professional discipline, plus eligibility for Alaska CD Counselor I. five years work experience with progressive responsibility with one year supervisory experience in direct substance abuse field.

Also seeking a BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINICIAN to provide counseling and case work services at the medical center in Klawock located in southeast Alaska on Prince of Wales Island. Beginning salary $39,748. MA/MS in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related human services field. State licensure as Psychological Assn or Lic Clinical Social Worker or eligibility to apply for licensure within 6 months of hire. One year experience with mentally ill population and/or with substance abuse as paid position or graduate internship.

American Indian preference per PL93-638.

Submit resumes/applications to SEARHC Human Resources, 222 Tongass Drive, Sitka, Alaska 99835.

For more info contact:

Cathy Wellwood 907-966-8748 or 8474,
Iva GreyWolf 907-966-8776 or
Human Resources 907-966-8733 or 8311; fax 907-966-8702 or 8527.

Recruitment closes 6/1/01 COB or postmarked.

UC Davis
Native American Studies, Student Affairs Officer

Student Affairs Officer III (Student Aff. Officer III)
$3,300.00 - $5,608.33/Mo Final Filing Date 05-30-01
VL# 011515

This position is located in: Native American Studies and is not represented by a union. Working hours: Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm.

The NAS program is an academic department offering a major and minor in NAS. Classes serve approximately 1100 students annually. The department is comprised of nine faculty, including the Chair, as well as the Department Program Coordinator and the Graduate Program Coordinator.

Responsibilities: Monitor, advise, and refer students in order to facilitate academic progress and development; plan, coordinate, write grants and manage student related programs and activities in NAS; work with NAS faculty and students, parents, and community groups, participate in campus policies and programs affecting students in terms of admissions, outreach, advising, support, financial aid. etc.; coordinate programs to support the retention and graduation of Native American and Native American Studies students; develop an alumni and community resource network to strengthen Native American campus/community relations.

Requirements: Knowledge, sensitivity, and understanding of the social, educational, and cultural needs and concerns of Native American students, having a knowledge of the diverse make-up of the Native American Community in California. Knowledgeable of the diversity of Native American cultures in California and capable of productive interaction with Native American organizations and community representatives. Some experience in grantsmanship desirable. Bilingual in Spanish and English desirable. Working knowledge of and experience in counseling and guidance techniques for problem solving and conflicts. Excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent leadership and organizational skills. Ability to interact effectively and establish cooperative working relationships with persons from diverse backgrounds and at various organizational levels within and outside the University including students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and alumni. Ability to research student related funding sources, and draft and submit proposals. Ability to make short visits and direct contact with Native American communities in California. Ability to make independent judgments and to effectively exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality. Knowledge of academic and administrative structure within a University setting. Conditions of Employment: Work occasional hours outside the standard 8-5 work schedule.

Application Process: Apply online at
or apply at UC Davis Employment Office, TB 122, Davis, Ca, 95616.

Applications must be received before 5:00 p.m. on the Final Filing Date for consideration (postmarks are not acceptable).

Required application materials are available at the UCD Employment Office, on the Internet or UCDMC Personnel Office, TICON III, 2nd Floor, 2730 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, Ca.

For additional information call (530) 752-7520

UCD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer TDD Line (530) 752-7140


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Daemen College

Daemen College seeks a project director for a student enrichment program designed to increase participation of underrepresented populations, particularly Native American, in the environmental sciences. The Center will develop partnerships with targeted rural and urban high schools in The Western New York region, with key Center activities to include a residential, intensive summer program; weekend workshops during the school year; high school science faculty enrichment programs; and web-based activities. This is a grant-funded program, with program development and first-year operational costs already secured.

Doctorate in a natural science discipline (ABD considered), with Teaching and research experience in the environmental sciences suitable for appointment at the assistant or associate professor rank. The director will serve as the principal teacher in Center programs and oversee the curriculum. Credentials in earth science are preferred. The directorship may include or lead to a tenure-track appointment in the Daemen College Natural Science Department.

Substantive experience, cultural fluency, and knowledge of populations to be served, especially Native American. Ability to create and maintain community partnerships; promote student and teacher participation; and facilitate program support and growth at the community level.

Ability to secure continued public and private funding for Center operations, with the long-term goal of attaining self-sustainability of The Center.

Administrative skills and experience sufficient to manage Center operations, including educational program, student and faculty recruitment, website development and maintenance, program assessment, and supervision of program personnel, including administrative assistant, program faculty, and specialist consultants. The director will participate in selecting a Center Advisory Board and will serve on the board ex officio.

Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated starting date is September 1, 2001.

Daemen College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. Women and members of Native American and other historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to:

Personnel Director, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst, New York 14226.


October 18-20, 2001
Houston, Texas

Scholarship applications due June 15 - Poster submissions due July 15 Registration due August 30

The Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing is the first in a series of events designed to celebrate the technical contributions and career interests of diverse people in computing fields. The symposium, sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery and IEEE-Computer Society, will take place October 18-20, 2001 at the Sofitel Hotel in Houston, Texas. This year's theme, "Expanding Horizons," reflects a focus on access to powerful knowledge from diverse researchers in computing, community expansion in the field of computing, and knowledge sharing among computing disciplines.

The Tapia 2001 Symposium scholarship program provides means for students and faculty to attend this event that do not have funding for conference opportunities. Scholarship applications will be accepted until June 15, 2001 (

The symposium honors the significant contributions of Dr. Richard A. Tapia, a mathematician and professor in computational and applied mathematics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Dr. Tapia, an internationally acclaimed scientist, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the first recipient of the A. Nico Habermann Award from the Computing Research Association for outstanding contributions to aiding members of underrepresented groups within the computing community, a member of the National Science Board, and recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring from President Clinton.

In addition to a full slate of speakers and panels, the symposium will include a banquet honoring Richard Tapia, a town hall meeting to plan future events, and a Career Info Center, where symposium sponsors and supporting organizations will have the opportunity to display materials about internships, job openings, and other information.

Register by August 30, 2001 to guarantee your space at this exiting event:

The Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing is being planned by the Coalition to Diversify Computing, whose mission is to increase the visibility of people of color in computing research and to provide networking opportunities for minority researchers, faculty, and students. CDC is a joint committee of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the Computing Research Association (CRA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) Computer Society.

For more information on CDC, see




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