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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


September 22, 2001 - Issue 45


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The Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA sends the following link for current available positions.

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Assistant Directors Training Program

This program is a joint venture of the Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Each year, approximately 10 to 25 individuals will get paid to work and learn on the sets of various feature films, TV series, and television movies.

For more information, visit, or call John Slosser at 818-386-2545.

The application deadline is November 15, 2001.

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Deadline: November 1, 2001

Target Corporation's All-Around Scholarships for Students provide funding to well-rounded high school seniors and college students who are committed to community service and education. Target will award four $10,000 scholarships and more than twenty-one hundred $1,000 scholarships to help cover the costs of full-time, post-secondary, under-graduate educational programs. Eligible students include high school seniors, high school graduates, and current college students age 24 or under who are legal U.S. residents. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S. no later than the fall term of the 2002 - 2003 school year. The program is not currently offered in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or outside the U.S.

The Target All-Around Scholarships program is managed entirely by the Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America. CSFA will screen all applications and make the final selection of awards based on the following criteria:

  • number of community volunteer service hours
  • applicant's list of volunteer leadership awards and honors
  • appraisal form completed by volunteer supervisor or leader
  • applicant's short essay on volunteer service
  • grade point average of C/2.0 level or higher

Preference will be given to students who reside in a community where a Target store is located.

Complete guidelines and application forms are available online.

Contact: (800) 537-4180 (ask for the Target All-Around Scholarship program manager)

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ITTI 2001
Indian Telecom Training Initiative

September 23-26, 2001, Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

ITTI (Indian Telecom Training Initiative) 2001 is the second annual conference aimed at providing information to American Indian Tribal Leaders and other interested parties to help increase telecommunications services to tribal residents. At ITTI 2001, the FCC and NECA will bring together their own experts, along with representatives from other federal government agencies, telecommunication companies and emerging technology firms, to inform tribal governments about various facets of telecommunications services and how different technologies, regulatory rules, and government programs can be used to benefit tribal communities. The seminar will also identify programs and resources available to tribal residents and governments to assist their efforts and to secure access to and improve the affordability of telecommunications services on tribal reservations. Similar to ITTI 2000, this conference will address major telecommunications issues with an added emphasis on networking and establishing concrete goals and objectives. For example, there will be more workshops and fewer general sessions. Essentials of telecommunications will be taught in a pre-conference workshop. In addition, caucus rooms will be available for ad hoc meetings. Similar to ITTI 2000, the event will host an Internet Café and an Exhibit Hall.

For more information, visit

Also, see the following: (the main FCC Indian Initiatives web site) (information regarding programs and assistance available from various government agencies and organizations specifically for Native Americans.

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Wampanoag Indian Program at Plimoth Plantation

The following positions are open:

Program Assistant: This person will act as administrative assistant to the WIP management team, and also will, as necessary, act as secondary site supervisor. This position requires 2 years of college, minimum 3 years of museum experience, or acceptable equivalent.

Museum Teacher: Teaches students, museum visitors, other groups, about Wampanoag history and culture in a variety of program venues, including school classroom visits (travels to schools); Overnights, Field Trip Enhancements, Student Workshops, Teacher Seminars.

Interpreter: Works in recreated 17th century outdoor living history exhibit "Hobbamock's Homesite," delivering information to visiting public on Wampanoag life, history, and culture. Learns and demonstrates 17th century technology, skills and arts; interpretive (communication) skills.

Positions are full-time, year-round with benefits, except where might be noted. Ability to work weekends is required during the museum's open season, March 31 - December 2, 2001.

For more information:
Linda Coombs
(508) 746-1622 x8385

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The Center for Environmental Analysis at California State University, Los Angeles.

CEA-CREST provides research training for students interested in pursuing academic and professional careers in environmental science research. Financial support for students includes $9,725/year for undergraduates and $16,800/year for graduates, plus funds for travel to scientific meetings. Continued support is available for Ph.D. candidates.

Please visit our web site at

This year we are currently supporting three Native American students and we would like to be able to support more.

If you have any questions please write to Lulu Pelaez at
Lulu Pelaez
Program Assistant
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-5799

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Program Number: 13662
Title: Reynolds Foundation--Sabbatical Program
Sponsor: Reynolds (Z. Smith) Foundation

The sponsor provides support for non-profit organization leaders to undertake a sabbatical of three to six months, engaged in activities which offer personal renewal and professional growth. Support of $15,000 is provided. The program is restricted to organization leaders in the state of North Carolina.

Deadline(s): 12/01/2001
Established Date: 05/23/1994
Follow-Up Date: 09/01/2002
Review Date: 08/16/2001

Contact Address: Sabbatical Program Coordinator
101 Reynolda Village
Winston-Salem, NC 27106 U.S.A.

Program URL:
Tel: 336-725-7541
Fax: 336-725-6069
Deadline Ind: Receipt
Deadline Open: No

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Diabetes Conference

Including discussions on Alcohol Addiction & its relationship to nutrition.


DoubleTree at Warren Place
6110 S. Yale
Tulsa, Ok.

When: October 15 &16, 2001

Registration Prices:
Professional - - - - - $125.00
non-professional - - $ 30.00
student (with i.d.) - - $ 15.00


October 15th
9:00-10:15 Nutritional speaker to be announced
10:30 - 12:00 Dr. Patrick Quillin
1:00-2:30 Dr. Diana Schwarzbein
2:30-4:00 Dr. Burt Berkson

October 16th
9:00-10:30 Mr. Eric Shirt
10:45-12:00 Dr. Burt Berkson
1:00-2:00 Speaker to be announced

A growing number of medical professionals are breaking ranks with the “status quo” on treating diabetes, its related diseases and alcoholism. Because carbohydrates are various sugar molecules, many medical professionals are focusing specifically on regulating carbohydrates and having a phenomenal success rate for reducing insulin resistance in Type I diabetics and eliminating the need for insulin therapy completely for Type II. Counselors are also finding that alcohol addiction symptoms can be greatly reduced through these same nutritional guidelines.

Because the modern diet is very high in carbohydrates and refined foods, studies have revealed that rates of these diseases among Native Americans rose in a "phenomenal rate" when introduced to the western diet. Further studies have proven reversing these diseases can be maintained through returning to natural food choices similar to the traditional diets of Indian peoples.

Return to your Roots Diabetes Conference will have professionals in this field who will also speak of diet guidelines which have lead their diabetic patients to a decline of atherosclerosis symptoms, a drop in cholesterol and triglyceride levels and lower-density lipids (LDL—the bad fats); and how it caused higher-density lipids (HDL– the good cholesterol) to rise.

Natural supplements and their biochemistry will be discussed and what health benefits they may have on such diseases as kidney & liver disease, heart disease; and diabetes and circulatory problems related to diabetes.

Discussions will be given on what traditional foods Native American’s ate, which in many cases included more protein and less carbohydrates; and how they prepared them in a healthier fashion than today’s fast food preparations.

Professionals will also speak on the relationship to sugar addiction and its connection to alcoholism among Native Americans and how success rates rise dramatically in treating alcoholism through nutrition guidelines.

To Register (Click here)

For more information call: (918) 438-6548

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San Diego State University is recruiting Native American Scholars, Pre-scholars and Collaborators for the Native American Collaboration Projects (NACP). The NACP consist of two projects:

1. The Multidisplinary Native American Project (MNACP) and

2. The Native American Collaboration Project (NACP).

Both projects offer incentives for scholars including a stipend, professional development, assistive technology, mentor, etc, while pursuing a master degree in School Counseling, School Psychology, and Rehabilitation Counseling. If you are interested or know of anyone who is interested in pursuing a graduate program, please take a moment to look at our website and forward this email to potential scholars. Our address and phone number is available on our NACP website. Please email or write for information.

Native American Collaboration Projects
Phone: (619) 594-5508 or (619) 594-7730

Rehabilitation Counseling Program
Directed by Fred McFarlane Ph.D.
Phone: (619) 594-4228

School Counseling Program
Directed by Gerald Monk Ph.D.
Phone: (619) 594-6104

School Psychology Program
Directed by Valerie Cook-Morales Ph.D.
Phone: (619) 594-7730

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the department.

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2002 Princeton Junior Summer Institute

The Woodrow Wilson School is pleased to announce the 2002 Junior Summer Institute to be held at Princeton University from June 13 through August 2, 2002. The goal of the Junior Summer Institute is to help talented students from historically underrepresented groups to prepare for graduate study in public and international affairs. The summer institute provides a rigorous training in policy analysis and serves as a springboard to exciting careers in public service.

The brochure and application are available through our website at - check it out!

Similar summer programs are offered at Berkeley, Maryland and Michigan with some differences in eligibility. Since 1983, 48% of Woodrow Wilson School alumni of color attended one of these summer programs, which is ample proof of their value.

Students who attend the Woodrow Wilson School Junior Summer Institute, if they are admitted and enroll in the Woodrow Wilson School MPA program, will be eligible for financial aid based on need. We will continue to offer full-tuition scholarships and full stipends for living expenses to students who demonstrate full need. These students usually demonstrate high need and receive full scholarships for both years of graduate study. Students who enroll in other graduate schools will be dependent upon the financial aid policies at each institution.

The application deadline is November 1, 2001 and the admission process will be completed by mid-December. We use an early application deadline to avoid the conflict with our graduate school admission process and enable participants to have better lead-time to plan for the junior summer institute.

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The Dept. of Anthropology & Sociology at North Carolina State University (NCSU) is looking to hire someone for Fall 2002. The NCSU Native American Student Association would appreciate if an American Indian would apply and attain this position. Here is the university’s advertisement as listed in the Chronicle of Higher Education:

North Carolina State University. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Socio-cultural Anthropology at the rank of assistant professor beginning Fall 2002. Ph.D. in anthropology is required at time of appointment. Candidates must be Native American specialists with a record of grant-getting and publication. Subspecialties are open but would prefer teaching/research expertise in applied, ecological, economical, educational, environmental, medical, or political anthropology. Candidates will be expected to teach regularly a course in ethnography of Native North America. Responsibilities include teaching, active research and grant seeking. Candidate's willingness to involve students in research activities would be appreciated.

Please send letter of application, including statement of your research agenda, vita, three letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and publication/writing samples to:

Chair, Anthropology Recruitment Committee,
Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
Box 8107, NCSU,
Raleigh, NC 27695-8107.

Formal screening of applications begins November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. NCSU is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. For ADA accommodations and other questions, contact: Dana Cooper, 1-919-515-3180, fax:1-919-515-2610; email:

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Michelle Handleman, an internship coordinator for CBS News, is looking for Native American students to participate in CBS’s internship program. Her contact information is below.

Michelle Handleman
Assistant, Internship Program
CBS News
2020 M Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 973-0769
(202) 331-1791 fax

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NBC and the Oneida Indian Nation have launched a nationwide talent search to find Indian actors, comedians and writers with the potential to be cast in and write for programs in development and on the air.

"The Four Directions Talent Search" is open to tribally affiliated Native Americans who are not currently under contract with a talent agent or studio. The search will not only identify talent but also create an entrée for people who may not have had access to the industry in the past, and showcase their talents on a continuing basis.

The talent search begins with regional showcases around the U.S. And Canada, with first round events in Seattle, Denver, Miami, Toronto and northeast Connecticut. These events will be held at:

Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut on August 24,
The Comedy Works in Denver on September 11,
Yuk Yuks Comedy Club in Toronto on September 24,
The Comedy Underground in Seattle on October 9 and
The Comedy Corner in West Palm Beach on October 22.

Entrants in each round will showcase their talent by performing prepared monologues or stand-up comedy sets and will be Judged by a panel of entertainment professionals. Performers selected in the regional will then advance to a semi-final round in the showroom at Oneida's Turning Stone Casino Resort, with the finals to be held on November 7 at Performance Space NBC (PSNBC) in New York City's Soho district. In Addition to those performers, writers may submit a screenplay, script, or short Story for review by an entertainment industry oriented advisory panel. Those writers receiving accolades by the advisory panel will be presented at the PSNBC performance.

To register for the regional rounds, performers must submit a Copy of their tribal identification card, photo and resume (if available), and a brief description of what they intend to perform. Writers must submit a copy of their tribal identification card, and a short story, script, or screenplay treatment.

Submit entries to:

Four Directions Talent Search,
Oneida Nation Communications,
579A Main Street,
Oneida, NY 13421

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Prairie Island
Dakota Language Instructors (2)

Prairie Island Indian Community is currently recruiting two individuals to teach the Dakota language. Minimal requirements include fluency in the Mdewakanton Dakota language, cultural knowledge of the Mdewakanton Dakota, at least one year's experience teaching the language in an educational setting and curriculum development experience.

For more information, contact:

Robert Tiger,
Dakota Language Coordinator,
Prairie Island Indian Community,
5636 Sturgeon Lake Road,
Welch, MN 55089

or Call 651-385-4132
or 800-554-5473, ext. 4132.

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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: Grade 57 ($41,000 - $68,100, 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

For more information about employment at Harvard University, please visit The job requisition number for the Associate Director of Honoring Nations is 10169.

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The web site is:

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Harkness Fellowships in Health-Care Policy Available to Researches from Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom

Deadline: October 1, 2001

The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy, offers the Harkness Fellowships in Health-Care Policy to give mid-career professionals from Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom an opportunity to conduct a research project in the United States and to work with leading U.S. health policy experts.

Up to nine Harkness fellows are selected annually for a period of nine to twelve months. Fellows participate in a variety of events organized by the Fund and others, including the annual meeting of the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy and the Fund's Inter-national Symposium on Health-Care Policy. Each fellowship project is expected to culminate in a peer-reviewed journal article. In conjunction with the program, the Fund also offers a New Zealand Harkness Fellowship, available to citizens of New Zealand in any field of study.

Fellows are typically in their late 20s to early 40s and must be citizens of Australia, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom; have completed a master's or Ph.D. (or the equivalent) in health-care services/policy research (in rare cases consideration may be given to candidates with bachelor's degrees); show promise as policy-oriented researchers, or be practitioners with demonstrated expertise in health policy issues and a track record in health-policy analysis; and be at the research fellow to senior lecturer level if based at an academic institution.

Application instructions and forms are available at the Commonwealth Fund's Web site.


The Commonwealth Fund
One East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 606-3800
Fax: (212) 606-3500

RFP Link:

For additional RFPs in Health, visit:

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Legislative Associate
Washington, DC

Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 6:00pm/40+ hours
Position Type: Full time permanent
Salary: $45,677 per annum

Primarily responsible for monitoring congressional legislation affecting the Navajo Nation. Researching and analyzing all matters, which may impact the Navajo Nation and communicate to all appropriate Executive Division Directors and other branches of government. Attend congressional meetings/hearings and report significant actions/status on legislation to division directors, committees, and the Navajo Nation Council on a regular basis. Draft testimony, talking points, bill language, briefings, memoranda, and reports. Conduct independent research projects, including legislative reports, and issue analyses. Assists support staff with daily operational functions of the office when necessary and perform related work required by Executive Director.

Education and Training:
A Bachelors Degree, preferably in political science, history, and English related field.

A minimum of two (2) year of legislative or legal experiences, preferably congressional.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have excellent analytical, verbal, and writing skills. Presentation skills necessary. Ability to carry out complex instructions. Must be self-starter and take initiative within areas of responsibility. Must be a team player. Knowledge of Navajo Nation, state, and federal governments. Possess general knowledge of the Navajo Nation legislative, economic, and social issues. Establish and maintain effective working relations with those contacted in the course of work. Strong computer literacy skills necessary.

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The law firm of Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP (HSDW) is seeking to fill an attorney position in its Washington, DC office. Applicants should possess a strong academic record and a commitment to advocate on behalf of Native American and Alaska Native tribes. Experience in the field of Indian law is preferred. Salary is dependent upon experience.

Established in 1982, the law firm of Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP is dedicated to advancing the interests of Indian and Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations through high-quality legal advocacy before federal, state and local governments, courts, executive agencies, and Congress. HSDW's attorneys and legislative specialists provide a full range of legal services to Indian tribes and Indian or Alaska Native organizations throughout the United States, including lobbying, litigation, administrative agency representation and general counsel services. The firm's principal office is located in Washington, DC, with additional offices in Portland, Oregon, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Further information about the firm can be found at or by calling Allison Binney at (202) 822-8282.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and transcripts (if applicable) to the following address:

Professional Staff Recruitment Committee
Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP 2120 L Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037 (202) 822-8282

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Native American money management firm with offices in Southern California and Alaska seeks individual to fill account management position. Company is owned, operated and managed by Native American corporation, has fifteen-plus years experience in a multi-billion dollar portfolio and is expanding into Native American community throughout Southwest and North America.

Applicant should have background or education in engineering, mathematics, or related field. Training, certification and portfolio management services will be provided to qualified applicant. Position will coordinate, facilitate and manage financial portfolios with Native American tribes, organizations and businesses. Some travel required. Salary and benefits negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Please email resume to:

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

Human Resources Office, 1445 Ross Avenue (6MD-AP)
Dallas, Texas 75202-2733
Job Line: 214.665.6560
Region 6 Jobs Web Page
TDD: 214.665.2149

This position performs outreach functions in the El Paso Border Office. Develops and coordinates outreach and communication strategies for border communities in New Mexico and Texas, prepares outreach materials and implements outreach activities, responds to inquiries regarding various environmental issues, assists Agency personnel with outreach and media efforts, prepares and delivers presentations to a range of audiences, and participates in local and regional environmental initiatives to facilitate their implementation. Determines when activities are of a sensitive or controversial nature; or that may have regional impact or implications on community relations; ensures that maximum position acceptance of Agency activities occurs among stakeholders (i.e., state and local government, communities, non-governmental organizations, business, industry). Coordinates with the Regional program staff in developing and implementing special projects to assure dissemination of information to stakeholders in the border region. Assists Agency personnel with media coverage of border environmental issues with exhibits, speaking engagements, meetings and public contacts.

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National News Program Assistant

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation seeks a Program Assistant with a strong interest in news to assist the National News Program Director in the production of national programs such as National Native News. Main duties include news reporting on a national level, editing scripts and duties as assignment editor for National Native News. The Program Assistant also assists in maintaining files and records for national programming and fills in as substitute host and producer of National Native News as needed. Must have two years of radio and/or broadcast experience and proven track record of producing Native-oriented broadcast programming targeted to Native American audiences. Require digital audio editing skills, on-air or voicing experience, familiarity with basic field audio recording equipment, and ability to write in broadcast style. Desire experience with database and spreadsheet software.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska. Salary DOE $32K & up with excellent benefit package.

Send resume and a tape with three samples of broadcast work to

HR, Koahnic Broadcast Corporation,
719 E 11th Avenue Suite C,
Anchorage, AK 99501

e-mail ; FAX (907) 258-8805.

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation Training Center
Craft of Radio Workshop

September 24-28, 2001

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation Training Center (KBCTC) is recruiting applicants for the Craft of Radio workshop, September 24-28, 2001. Alaska Native and Native American radio producers are invited to apply for one of ten available training spots in the workshop. This intensive five-day workshop will include: elements of feature production, ethics, interviewing principles, editing, mixing. The seminar schedule follows on page 2. The Craft of Radio Workshop will be conducted by award-winning instructor Karen Michel.

Workshop fee: $150.00. Travel grants are available.

The KBC Training Center's Craft of Radio workshop is made possible with support from the U.S. Department of Labor.

For more info, contact: Marie Jeno, Training Center Director Koahnic Broadcast Corporation Training Center 818 East Ninth Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501

E-mail to or Fax to (907) 258-8803 Information (907) 258-8924

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ELP Fellowship, Class of 2002 - 2004

Application deadline: October 1, 2001
Application and information available at:

The ELP Fellowship is an innovative national program designed to build the leadership capacity of the environmental field's most promising emerging professionals. We define emerging professionals as practitioners who are relatively new to the environmental field with approximately three to ten years of experience. Each year, a new class of fellows is chosen to join a select group of environmental professionals from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and areas of expertise. The three-year fellowship offers unique networking opportunities, intensive leadership and skills training, project seed money, technical assistance, and mentoring. Fellows receive a $2,000 participation stipend; travel and accommodations for four training retreats; access to funding for capacity building leadership activities; and national recognition through the program. The ELP Fellowship provides an opportunity for talented individuals to have a unique and substantial impact on the environmental movement through collaboration with other emerging leaders.

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The Southern Connecticut State University Women's Studies Program will be hosting "All Women of Red Nations: Weaving Connections," the Eleventh Annual Women's Studies Conference, October 12-13, 2001. This conference, sponsored in conjunction with the SCSU Women's Center, American Indian Philosophy Association, Association of Native Americans at Yale, Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, Mohegan Tribal Nation, Mohegan Museum Authority, United Nations Association--CT, UNIFEM/USA,WCSU Women's Studies Program, WPKN Radio, and with special support from the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation will provide an opportunity to explore topics regarding Native American women and will seek to promote interaction among academics, community leaders, activists, professionals, artists, and others interested in Women's and Native American Studies.

Please visit the following website for additional information:

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For a listing of upcoming conferences sponsored by DCIAmerica, the Native American training organization, visit

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BIG HOUSE PRODUCTIONS has immediate openings for research interns for a 1-2 hour documentary film on Sitting Bull and the Lakota. Requirements: strong research and writing skills. Researching in archives and historical societies a definite plus. No previous film experience required.

For more information send resume to 781-643-2238 or call 781-643-2235 - contact Megan Gelstein.

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Applications are now available for "Honoring Nations 2002" an awards program that identifies, celebrates and shares outstanding examples of tribal governance. Honoring Nations invites applications from American Indian nations across a variety of subject areas, including but not limited to education, housing, intergovernmental relations, economic development, institutional/bureaucratic reform, and environmental protection.

Administered by the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Honoring Nations is supported by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations. Since its inception in 1998, the Harvard Project has administered two rounds of awards (1999 and 2000), awarding a total of 32 tribal government programs across Indian Country.

A 13-member Advisory Board, chaired by Chief Oren Lyons, will guide the evaluation process, in which eight Honors and eight High Honors will be selected for national recognition. At each stage of the evaluation process, applications will be evaluated on the basis of the program's effectiveness, significance, transferability, creativity and sustainability. Programs awarded High Honors will receive a $10,000 award to share their governance success story with others, and the Harvard Project will work with all honorees to prepare and disseminate reports, case studies and instructional materials.

Applications for Honoring Nations 2002 are due on or before November 16, 2001. Applicants are required to complete a short data section and answer five questions about their tribal governance success story. Multiple applications from a single Indian nation are encouraged, and programs that have applied for an award in previous years may re-apply if not awarded Honors or High Honors.

For further information, please visit, where applications for Honoring Nations 2002 can be downloaded. To receive an application by mail or to nominate a program that should be considered for an award, please contact Andrew Lee, Executive Director at (617) 496-6632 or by e-mail at

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Computer Teacher / Employment & Training Specialist for the WIA Computer Training programs of the North American Indian Center of Boston. The position will also include tutoring of GED students, and monitoring youth enrolled in after-school tutoring activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Responsible for class instruction which includes Word, Excel, Access, Basic Internet, Keyboarding skills and GED instruction. Responsible for software and textbook selection, preparation of homework assignments and in class exercises. 2. Responsible for assessing the student's progress, and planning suitable individual learning plans. 3. Responsible for organizing class activities that will enhance the learning experience of the students. 4. Maintenance of the classroom computer system. 5. Work with the director and employment counselors to meet the goals set for each participant. 6. Responsible for assisting Native American clients with resumes, and online job search. 7. Assist with Employment & Training Program as needed.

College graduate preferred. Ability to teach computer applications, Word, Excel, Access, Internet basics, Keyboarding and GED prep. Ability to learn and teach new software applications and the ability to tutor and encourage high school and pre college youth. Experience in computer maintenance preferred. Experience working with the Native American community. Equal Opportunity Employer Within the scope of Native American preference (Title 25 USC 44 -46 and 474) all candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, national origin or other non-merit factors.

Salary Negotiable 35 hr workweek
Please fax cover letter and resume with salary requirements to (617) 277-4942

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The American Indian Studies Department at San Francisco State University invites applications for a full-time, open rank, tenure-track position (Search #_058-01) to commence fall, 2002.

DESCRIPTION: Tenure-Track position with a specialization in the Humanities. Duties include undergraduate teaching, the opportunity for graduate-level teaching, and research in candidate's area of specialization. Teaching responsibilities will include any combination of the following: American Indian Oral Literature, Modern American Indian Authors, American Indian Women, American Indian Identity, American Indian Religion and Philosophy, and American Indian History. While we are specifically searching in these areas, all areas of specialization will be given careful consideration. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to add courses in her/his specialization to the existing curriculum. American Indian Studies is a growing department offering a Minor in American Indian Studies.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or terminal degree in field must be complete by time of appointment. (Verification of completed degree or letter from degree-supervisor indicating expected date of completion is required.)

RANK AND SALARY: Rank is open. Salary commensurate with starting rank and qualifications and will be fully competitive.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All letters of application must be postmarked by October 12, 2001. Submit application dossier (letter of application, curriculum vitae, detailed statement of teaching and research interests, sample of professional work, sample of teaching evaluations and three letters of recommendation) to:

American Indian Studies Hiring Committee
Office of the Dean
College of Ethnic Studies
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, Franciscan Bldng. 1st Flr.
San Francisco, CA 94132-4100

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Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts will host the Conduit to the Mainstream Symposium September 7-9, inviting nationally known Native American artists along with professionals from museums and print studios around the country to the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts, located just outside Pendleton in eastern Oregon, is a non-profit arts facility dedicated to providing educational, social and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. Crow's Shadow Press is the fine arts print studio that is at the core of the organization's mission.

More information about Conduit to the Mainstream can be viewed at Crow's Shadow's web site,

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NOTE: Doyon Limited is one of the thirteen regional Alaskan Native corporations. Doyon serves the Athabascan tribes of Alaska's interior. If you would like to learn more, go to


JOB SUMMARY: Is responsible for the overall management of the business, property and affairs of Doyon, Limited. Oversees the general managers of the subsidiaries and affiliates to the achievement of operational and financial objectives. Must be a Doyon shareholder.

LOCATION: Fairbanks

HOW TO APPLY: Contact Doyon, Limited for required documents.
Application package must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2001.

Submit to:

Doyon, Limited, P. O. Box 71228, Fairbanks, AK 99707, Phone (907) 459-2118, Fax (907) 459-2060,

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(2 faculty openings)

61 F041
Tenure-track Faculty

RESPONSIBILITIES: Instruct classes in the field of Entrepreneurship and another field of management totaling 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester; engage in professional development resulting in scholarly work and publications; student advising; continuing development of skills in current instructional
technology; service to the department, school, college, and community; perform additional duties as assigned. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population.

62 F028
Tenure-track Faculty

RESPONSIBILITIES: Include teaching various undergraduate Computer Information Systems and/or Quantitative Methods courses during the fall and spring semesters; scholarly contributions; commitment to student advising activities; continuing development of skills in current instructional technology; development and delivery of online courses; service to the department, school, college and community; ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups; and perform other duties as assigned.

Please visit the MSCD Employment site at:

Learn more about Metro State by visiting their home page at:

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Beginning January 1, 2002

UCLA School of Law and UCLA's Interdepartmental Program in American Indian Studies are seeking to hire, effective January 1, 2002, a full-time Lecturer who will teach in the Law School's Indian Law/Tribal Legal Development Clinic and also teach an undergraduate American Indian Studies course in Nation Building. The Indian Law/Tribal Legal Development Clinic provides non-litigation legal assistance to Indian nations for purposes of developing their legal infrastructure. Clinic projects include drafting and modifying tribal constitutions and codes, assisting in the establishment and operation of tribal court systems, working on federal recognition efforts, and building intertribal coalitions. The Nation Building course addresses a range of topics related to tribal cultural and economic development, and also includes a fieldwork component entailing faculty initiative and supervision.

Candidates must possess a J.D. degree and at least two years of relevant legal experience. Applicants should have a background of working with Indian nations in constitution and code development, tribal justice systems, and other aspects of nation-building, such as economic development, language renewal, or repatriation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

The School of Law is an equal opportunity employer and has a special interest in enriching its intellectual environment through further diversifying the range of perspectives represented within the faculty. Applicants should submit a vita and the names of three references no later than October 1, 2001, to:

Assistant Dean Susan Gillig, UCLA School of Law, PO Box 951476, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dean Gillig at (310) 825-7376 or

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Program Number: 62666
Title: RFA-GM-02-001--Native American Research Centers for Health
Sponsor: Indian Health Service

The sponsor provides support for Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) which will develop opportunities for conducting research and research training responsive to the needs of Native American communities. The S6 award mechanism will be used.

Deadline(s): 10/01/2001

Established Date: 08/27/2001
Follow-Up Date: 01/01/2002
Review Date: 08/27/2001

Contact Address:
William L. Freeman, M.D., M.P.H.
Research Program
Twinbrook Metro Plaza, Suite 450
12300 Twinbrook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852-1750 U.S.A.


Program URL:

Tel: 301-443-0578 Fax: 301-443-1522

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American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
AISES Job Vacancy: Development Director

AISES is seeking candidates for a Development Director. The candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies. Primary focus will be on assessment, coordination, and expansion of existing fundraising activities, and the establishment of an endowment to provide operational support. Minimum qualifications include a Masters degree in a business or marketing-related field, five years of successful non-profit development experience, and effective written and oral communication skills. A Bachelor's degree is acceptable with additional experience.

At least three professional references must be provided. Experience with Native American organizations is preferred. Salary is negotiable and will be based on proven fundraising experience.

Qualified applicants should submit their resumes to: Mary Chavez-Quintana via fax at (505) 765-5608, via e-mail at, or via U. S. mail to AISES, Attn: Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 9828, Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828.

Closing date for resume submission is October 1, 2001. AISES exercises Indian Preference in employment opportunities.

Shirley LaCourse
Higher Education Program Manager
(505) 765-1052 x.14

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Northwest Inter-Tribal Gathering

The Northern California Indian Development Council, Inc. (NCIDC) is pleased to announce The 20th annual Elders Dinner and Inter-Tribal Gathering. It is a two-day event on Saturday September 22 and Sunday the 23rd of this year at Redwood Acres in Eureka. Over 3000 people annually enjoy the gathering and elders dinner. The dinner feast includes salmon roasted traditionally on and alder wood fire, deer and/or elk when available, barbecued steaks, full turkey dinner and desert. On Saturday event gates open at 10: am with the meal being served from 12-5 PM. A special give away celebration for all elders will be held around 3 PM. On Sunday the Inter-Tribal Gathering continues from noon until dusk.

Phone (707) 445-8451
Fax (707) 445-8479
Contact: Keith Taylor

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Job Title: Del Norte Indian Education Center Coordinator

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the NCIDC Operations Director the Del Norte Indian Education Center Coordinator has primary responsibility for the administration of the DNIEC funded by the California State Department of Education. The Coordinator ensures that direct tutorial, cultural and personal development services are provided to the students and families served. The IEC has a tutorial staff of 3 Adults, 2 high school peer tutors, 1 Program assistant and serves approximately 100 students and families.

Phone (707) 445-8451
Fax (707) 445-8479

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Program Title: Fall 2002 EPA Minority Academic Institutions (MAI) Undergraduate Fellowships

Synopsis of Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering Minority Academic Institutions Undergraduate Fellowships for bachelor level students in environmentally related fields of study. The deadline for receipt of pre-applications is November 19, 2001. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 20 new fellowships by July 22, 2002.

Undergraduate level students may receive support for their final two years of undergraduate study and a Summer Internship at an EPA facility between their junior and senior years. The fellowship program provides up $15,200 per year of support. This amount covers a $2,700 9-month stipend, $2,500 for authorized expenses, and up to $10,000 for tuition and fees. The Summer Internship stipend will be compensated separately and is not included in this amount.

Contact Person(s): Georgette Boddie
Phone: 202.564.6926 email:

Applicable Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s): 66.607

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University of Buffalo
Native American Peoples' Alliance
(An undergraduate organization)

November 14, 2001
Native American Bazaar
10:30am - 2pm

November 17, 2001
Native Fashion Show

Free space; call 716/310-7521 (Marcia Braid) to reserve your space or table. E-mail:

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The American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGCS) is now a partner with the Gates Millennium Scholars initiative. Their deadline for scholarship applications is February 1, 2002. For information on the Gates Millennium Scholars Scholarship visit You can always call the American Indian Graduate Center Scholars in Albuquerque (505) 884-7007.

Please note that they have "undergraduate" scholarships available now. Eligible nominees are high school seniors, GED recipients, and incoming college freshman.

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Title: Smithsonian--Native American Visiting Student Awards
Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution

Awards support Native American students currently enrolled in an advanced graduate program to pursue independently designed research projects in association with the staff at the sponsor's facilities. Stipends are $75 per day for up to twenty-one days, and $300 per week for three to ten weeks, a travel allowance, and a small research allowance.

Deadline(s): 10/01/2001

Address: Office of Fellowships and Grants
955 L
Suite 7000
Washington, DC 20560-0902 U.S.A.


Web Site:

Program URL:

Tel: 202-287-3271

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Title: Smithsonian--Native American Community Scholar Awards
Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution

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.

Deadline(s): 10/01/2001

Address: Office of Fellowships and Grants
955 L
Suite 7000
Washington, DC 20560-0902 U.S.A.


Web Site:

Program URL:

Tel: 202-287-3271

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Title: Smithsonian--National Museum of the American Indian--Internship Program
Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution

The sponsor provides support for Native American students and scholars, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program to pursue directed-research projects using the sponsors Native American related resources. Stipends are $300 per week for ten week periods, with an additional travel allowance.

Deadline(s): 10/01/2001

Address: Office of Fellowships and Grants
955 L
Suite 7000
Washington, DC 20560-0902 U.S.A.


Web Site:

Program URL:

Tel: 202-287-3271

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The Children's Museum, Boston
TITLE: Native Program Educator
DEPARTMENT: Public Programs and Teacher Center

Public Programs:

  • Prepare and present programs for visiting school groups
  • Train museum interpreters

Teacher Center:

  • Work on development of curriculum for elementary classrooms
  • Participate in teacher training seminars


  • A thorough knowledge of Wampanoag history, contemporary culture, community, and traditions.
  • Experience teaching about Native culture to adults and children
  • Ability to asses and revise curriculum and content materials
  • A background in teacher and/or classroom material development preferable.

Summary Statement
This position was created in response to an ongoing need for consistent Native voice in museum programming and resources. This position is ideal for someone with education experience and interest in learning and growing towards a career in tribal or mainstream museums. This is a two day a week position with mornings in Public Programs and afternoons with the Teacher Center. Additional time may be required to plan public program events.

Lauren Carusi
Native Program Manager, Teacher Center
The Children's Museum
(617) 426 6500 ext. 225

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Title: HIV/AIDS Bureau- Special Projects of National Significance
Sponsor: HIV/AIDS Bureau

The sponsor provides support for American Indian/Alaska Native communities in their efforts to increase access to primary care for American Indian/Alaska Native individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS or at risk of HIV infection. Approximately $1.5 million is available from the sponsor.

Deadline(s): 02/01/2002

Contact: Barbara Aranda-Naranjo PhD, RN, FAAN

Address: Parklawn Building
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Web Site:

Tel: 301-443-4149

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Coeur D'Alene Tribe

Position: Head Start Teacher - Three-year-old Class
Closes: Open until filled
Salary: $11.23 - $13.75/hour
Location: Plummer, Idaho


  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood or related field.
  • At least one year experience working with young children.
  • At least one year experience working in a tribal program.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain an excellent attendance record.
  • Ability and willingness to obtain CPR and first aid certification.
  • Must pass an in-depth background investigation prior to employment.


To Apply:

Send resume AND application to Jennifer Hale, Human Resources, P.O. Box 408, Plummer, ID 83851 or fax to 208-686-6216.

For complete job description and application call (208)686-5713 or e-mail

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American Indian Tourism Conference 2001
"Preserving Our Past, Sharing Our Future"

"The purpose of the conference is to facilitate a network of American Indian tourism interests to enhance tribal business and economic strategies."

Complete information and registration procedures can be found on the
conference website,

For additional information, contact Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, P.O. Box 9, Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538. Ph. 715-588-3324.

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Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations (full-time) Denver, CO

Work closely with the Co-Directors of department and Senior Director of Resource Development to assist in raising funds from corporations and foundations to support scholarships and the developmental needs of the
nation's 32 tribal colleges and universities. Assist in writing proposals to current and prospective donors. Research new giving opportunities via industry periodicals, electronic databases and the internet. Coordinate, with the support of departmental administrative staff, mailings of prospecting materials, follow up, and tracking of corporations and foundations in database. Work as liaison with special scholarships department to facilitate incoming scholarship reports generated for donors. Work closely with College Fund researcher and tribal college relations staff to meet departmental research needs.

Position requirements: Bachelor's Degree required. Experience in fundraising and grantsmanship a plus. Familiarity with non-profit organizations helpful. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Familiarity with tribal colleges and American Indian culture, education, and communities desired.

Salary: commensurate with experience.

PPlease submit a résumé and two letters of recommendation, to:

C/F Administrative Assistant Search Committee,
American Indian College Fund,
8333 Greenwood Blvd.,
Denver, CO 80221.

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Administrative Assistant, Corporate and Foundation Relations (Full-time) Denver, CO

Work closely with Co-Directors and Assistant Director of department to assist in raising funds from corporations and foundations to support scholarships and the developmental needs of the nation's 32 tribal colleges and universities. Assist in general departmental organization and efficiency in correspondence to current donor base, recording and tracking income, and assisting in cultivation of new funding prospects. Assist with general office responsibilities including filing, answering telephones, scheduling meetings with donors, etc. Work closely with Assistant Director to submit scholarship reports to funders.

Position requirements: Two years office work experience. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Familiarity with tribal colleges and American Indian culture, education, and communities desired.

Salary: commensurate with experience.

Please submit a résumé and two letters of recommendation, to:

C/F Administrative Assistant Search Committee,
American Indian College Fund,
8333 Greenwood Blvd.,
Denver, CO 80221.

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The Native Wellness and Healing Institute, directed by Billy Rogers (former director of Univ. of OK Health Promotion Programs) invites you to attend the annual:

Native Spirituality and Wellness Conference
"Blessing Ways - Healing Ways"
October 28 - 31, 2001
Bahia Resort Hotel
San Diego, CA

Registration fee: $200
Room rates: $115 single or $125 double

Who should attend:
Caregivers, health care providers, counselors, CHR's, nurses, healers, spiritual leaders, tribal/First Nation workers or if you:

  • feel stressed out
  • are in recovery
  • are going through changes in your life
  • need a "spiritual spark"
  • you are ready for something positive

For a brochure or more information contact:
Jillene Joseph, Associate Director
Native Wellness & Healing Insitute - Oregon Office

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Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities

Approximately 60 predoctoral, 40 dissertation, and 30 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.

Application Deadline Dates:
Predoctoral: November 19, 2001
Dissertation: December 3, 2001
Postdoctoral: January 7, 2002

For further information and applications, contact:
Fellowship Office, TJ-2041
National Research Council
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20418

Phone: (202) 334-2872
Fax: (202) 334-3419

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Daisy Hernandez is a columnist with Ms. magazine and a co-editor of an upcoming anthology on feminism and young women of color to be published by Seal Press. She seeks Native American women writers to contribute to the anthology. The call is below.

COLONIZE THIS! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism

Some say young women today have been raised with "feminism in the water," but is it the water you've been drinking? What is your story about living with feminism in the U.S., while your grandmothers and cousins live in "developing" countries under different conditions? When it comes to sisterhood, what bridges and divides do you see with issues of race, class, and gender in your own life? How do you create a feminism that takes into account your cultural and racial heritage?

We are looking for personal essays about feminism by young women of color for an anthology to be published by Seal Press. As young women of color, our feminism often works in the context of other struggles. We meet in artistic communities, in schools, at protest rallies, while dancing in clubs or advocating for immigrant rights, lesbian rights, and tenants' rights. We may call ourselves womanists, mujeristas, or humanists instead of feminists. We are strong in number and yet few books focus on the feminism of women of color who are in their twenties and thirties. Little is written about the ways in which class and race intersect for young women today, or how the increase of immigrant and first generation women during the last 30 years has affected feminism in the United States.

The experience of being an outsider is one that is all too common for women of color. However it is also an experience that gives us a unique perspective on the world---a critical view leading to creative solutions. Feminism has never worn one (white) face, despite what the media says. With this book, we hope to create a rich and varied collection of personal essays that reflect the ways in which young women of color approach feminism.

Deadline: Postmarked Sept. 20, 2001 Length: 3,000 - 5,000 words

Contributors: Women of color in their late teens, twenties and thirties.

book project
c/o daisy hernandez
50 lincoln st.
fairview, nj 07022

Submissions should be typed, double-spaced, and paginated. Please include your address, phone number, e-mail address and a short bio with your manuscript. All submissions must be sent via regular mail. If you'd like to know whether your work was received, please include a self- addressed stamped postcard. If you have any questions please write to us at

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The Veterans Health Admin. is looking to hire Native People to work at the VA hospital in Menlo Park and Palo Alto, CA. You can get information about jobs at or contact John Witt at 650 493-5000 ext. 23302.

They will also have a booth at The San Jose Powwow Sept 29.

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Title: Lannan Foundation Grants Program
Sponsor: Lannan Foundation

Support is provided for programs in the contemporary visual arts; literary arts; and projects in indigenous communities to support the resolve of Native people to renew their communities through their own institutions and traditions.

Deadline(s): Established Date: 01/11/2001


313 Read Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2628
Tel: 505-986-8160

Program URL:

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Associate/Full Professor & Director
Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity

Ithaca College invites applications for the position of Director of the newly created Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity. The Center, formed in the spring of 1999, is interdisciplinary in nature and has a steering committee with faculty representation from the five schools of the College. The Center reports to the Office of the Provost and has a campus-wide charge that embraces curriculum development, faculty development, and co-curricular and public events.

The vision of the Center includes the creation of programs (including courses, workshops and events) which challenge oppositions between self/other and us/them. We seek to encourage students to think about identity formation as a process that occurs in the context of cultural and historical encounters between groups of people. Initial plans for the Center include the development of African New World, Latino, Asian American and Native American Studies.

Required qualifications: earned doctorate, demonstrated commitment to teaching and a strong record of scholarly publication. In addition, the individual should possess excellent interpersonal, writing and organizational skills and have a commitment to multicultural and interdisciplinary studies. Academic administrative experience in a college or university setting as well as successful grant writing experience is expected. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to promote the goals of the Center through the organization and implementation of outreach activities and public events. The Director is expected to teach at least 2 courses each year, preferably in the area of Latino Studies or African New World Studies. The position is tenure-eligible; rank is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Please submit a letter of interest, résumé and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Asma Barlas,
Chair, Steering Committee,
Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity,
307 Job Hall,
Ithaca, New York 14850-7012.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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TEACH FOR AMERICA is an organization of outstanding leaders of all diverse backgrounds who are committed to ensuring that all children have an equal chance in life. We assemble the nation's most promising leaders to teach for 2 years in urban and rural areas, including the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, to make a big impact in the lives of children. Your experience with Teach For America will give you the insight, network, skills, and credibility to make long-term, fundamental change.

We look for goal-oriented individuals who relentlessly pursue results. Our ideal candidates demonstrate leadership ability: strong critical thinking skills; records of outstanding academic and extra-curricular activities or work experience. We seek individuals who reflect thoughtfully on past experiences, maintain a sense of perspective in the face of challenges, operate with a positive attitude and a sense of realism, and demonstrate
self-awareness and sensitivity to others.

To learn more about our organization, please visit
The 2002 on-line Application can be accessed on our web site.

To request a paper copy, please call (800) 832-1230 x 120 or email

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The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance (ONNSFA)
has a website. The address is:

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