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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


June 29, 2002 - Issue 64


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School News


gathered by Vicki Lockard


The information here will include items of interest for and about Native American schools.
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Dartmouth's Native American Fly-In Program

Dartmouth's annual Native American Fly-In program provides talented Native American high school seniors with an unparalleled opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of the College's academic resources, student services, and admission and financial aid criteria. Program participants enjoy extensive interaction with members of the Dartmouth Native American community along with a cross section of College students, faculty, and staff through a mix of information sessions, academic presentations, and social events. Complimentary meals and on-campus housing are included for Fly-In guests with round trip transportation assistance.

If you are interested in being a Native American Fly-In participant, some of the basic criteria include:

  • Membership in a Native American, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian tribe, nation or community.
  • A strong high school transcript.
  • High school senior status in the 2002-2003 school year.
  • A sincere interest in applying to Dartmouth College.

In order to apply for Dartmouth College’s Native American Fly-In Program, please complete and send the following items:

  • A completed application form. You can download the application form in PDF format from the site.
  • An up-to-date high school transcript. Transcripts can be faxed to the Dartmouth Admissions Office at 603-646-1216.
  • A well-developed essay of one to two pages, on the topic provided at the end of the application form. Whenever possible, please type your essay.

Each of the above documents must all be sent to the following address:

Native American Fly In Program
c/o Cheryl Sprang
Dartmouth College Admissions Office
6016 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755

The application submission deadline is Friday, July 19, 2002. Candidates selected for participation will be notified by August 30. As demand for this program often exceeds our capacity to accommodate student interest, we ask especially that those who are not selected do not consider our decision as an indicator of their undergraduate admission prospects at Dartmouth College. The College offers a similar program in the spring for all Native American students who have been admitted to the college and who have not previously visited the campus.

Please take advantage of this potential opportunity to see what Dartmouth has to offer you. If you have further questions, please call us at 1-800-860-1294, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.

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Tribe Initiates Program to Revive Language

Scholars have joined cultural leaders of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians to launch a project to revitalize the tribe's ancestral language and create a model for other endangered languages, UC Riverside officials said.

Beginning as early as this summer, Pechanga members may have the opportunity to learn about their culture in Luiseno, their native language. Luiseno is one of about 100 tribal languages native to California, about half of which have become nearly extinct. Guided by their elders, the Pechanga decided to remedy the situation and challenged UCR to create a model for revitalization, said Gary DuBois, director of Pechanga Cultural Resources.

Sheila Dwight, director of International Education Programs at UCR Extension helped assemble a team of language teaching experts to work on the project. UCR's resources include a Native American Studies program, which consists of more than 40 courses distributed across the curriculum; one of the nation's most highly regarded doctorate programs in Native American History; the Rupert Costo Library of American Indian History; and the Costo Historical and Linguistic Native American Research Center.


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