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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


July 13 , 2002 - Issue 65


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  Here you will find listings of:  
  • Positions Available - including Fellowships and Internships;
  • Scholarship, Award and Grant Information; and
  • Event Announcements.
  • We receive these announcements from various sources including Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP).
  • To view additional listing from previous issues, click here Opportunities Button

Alaska Native Individual Education Scholarship Program


The Alaska Native Individual Education Scholarship Program is open to Alaskan Natives who are enrolled or are accepted for enrollment in an accredited college or university. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible, as well as students in vocational/technical programs that will prepare them for a job with TAPS.

Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and graduate students must have at least a 3.0 GPA to be considered for this award. Along with your application, you must provide proof of your Native Alaskan heritage. The award also requires you to submit a resume and letters of recommendation, a high school diploma or GED and high academic standing.

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
Attn: Alaska Native Program-MS #536
1835 South Bragaw Street
Anchorage, AK 99512

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Dartmouth College Native American Fly-In Program
Thursday, October 3rd, 2002 - Sunday, October 6th, 2002


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. Once a student is accepted into the Fly-In Program, Dartmouth will cover ALL EXPENSES associated with airfare and on-campus rooms and meals.

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

  • Membership in a Native American, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian tribe, nation or community;
  • A strong high school transcript;
  • Current junior status in a high school (students who will have 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:

  1. A completed application form. You can download the application form and instructions in PDF format at the Native American Program web site at
  2. An up-to-date high school transcript that has final grades for freshman through junior years in high school. Transcripts can be faxed to the Dartmouth Admissions Office at 603-646-1216.
  3. A well-developed essay of one to two pages, on one of the topics provided at the end of the application form. Whenever possible, please type your essay.

Each of the above documents must 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 19th, 2002. Candidates selected for participation will be notified by August 30th.

If you have further questions, please call the Dartmouth College Admissions Office at 1-800-860-1294, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.

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2002 Multicultural Fellowship Program


The San Francisco Foundation's Multicultural Fellowship Program aims to increase diversity in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. The program provides young professionals of color with challenging work experiences and
leadership opportunities in the areas of grantmaking and community building. The Fellowship includes an intensive curriculum and dynamic hands-on professional experience. This is a full-time two-year salaried position.

What you'll learn: As a program fellow you will serve on a multidisciplinary program team where you will be a contributing member of the Program Department and engage in the substantive work of the entire team and cross-team efforts within the Foundation. As a Fellow, you will learn to perform proposal review and analysis, participate in collaborative planning and implementation of joint projects throughout the organization and participate in professional development trainings and seminars.

Why this is the most important thing you can do for your own and your community's future: The San Francisco Foundation Fellowship Program is an opportunity to make a difference. Make a difference in the community in which you live and throughout the five Bay Area counties that the Foundation serves. This is a chance to work with other fellows who are at similar career stages and have a commitment to working in the nonprofit sector.

Who's Eligible:

  • College graduates, graduate level completed preferred
  • Representing diverse backgrounds and communities
  • Experienced in the nonprofit sector
  • Dedicated to a career in philanthropy, nonprofits, or service

To Apply: Contact the Fellowship Coordinator at or 415.733.8500.

For more info about the San Francisco Foundation visit:

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Graduate Student Opportunities


Graduate Student Opportunities in Remote Sensing and Indigenous Knowledge of the Habitats and Population Ecology of an Endangered Species in the Canadian High Arctic

Dr. Michael A.D. Ferguson of the Nunavut Wildlife Service and Dr. Paul Treitz of Queen's University are seeking two graduate students to join an interdisciplinary research program. The primary goal of this program is to enhance the long-term conservation of endangered Peary caribou and their habitats on Canada's high Arctic islands. Inuit of Resolute Bay are active participants in the program.

As part of this interdisciplinary team, each selected student will concentrate on one of the following areas:

  • Remote sensing of winter habitats of Peary caribou at the landscape scale.
  • Inuit qaujimajatuqangit (indigenous knowledge) of historical and current distributions and ecology of Peary caribou and muskoxen.

Both aspects of this project have interesting challenges and opportunities for students interested in wildlife habitat and foraging ecology, Arctic and landscape ecology, scaling issues, global/climate change, interdisciplinary studies, endangered species conservation and management, and/or cross-cultural utilization of knowledge.

The candidates will be co-supervised by Drs. M. Ferguson and P. Treitz. Both students should be mature and highly motivated.

This project is currently funded by the Canadian Wildlife Service's Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk, Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) of the Government of Nunavut, and Parks Canada.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Michael A.D. Ferguson
Nunavut Wildlife Service
Government of Nunavut
Pond Inlet, NU X0A 0S0
Phone: 867-899-8876
Fax: 867-899-8024

Dr. Paul Treitz
Department of Geography
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Phone: 613-533-6448
Fax: 613-533-6122
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For those who educate

THE WESTIN at Horton Plaza
910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, CA 92101

AUGUST 7th- 2002 (Reception 7:00 p.m.)
AUGUST 8th & 9th - 2002 (9a.m. - 4p.m.)

  Keynote Address (Speakers TBA)
  Mid-morning Breakout sessions (8)
  1st Afternoon Breakout sessions (8)
  2nd Afternoon Breakout sessions (8)

The Alliance for Education and Community Development, Inc. is proud to be hosting the READING FIRST CONFERENCE in San Diego, CA on August 7, 8 & 9, 2002. The theme of the conference is No Child Left Behind: Put Reading First for Native American and Alaska Native Students.

This conference is designed to focus on the U.S. Department of Education’s Reading First Initiative that calls for ALL students to become successful readers. Based on research and best instructional practices, the conference centers around the five critical areas of reading instruction identified by the National Reading Panel.

In the twenty-four (24) different breakout sessions, you will learn the answers to the following critical questions:

  • Are Indian and Alaska Native Educators well equipped to implement effective research-based reading instruction?
  • Do we as Educational Leaders have the capacity to establish and sustain professional development plans that utilize best instructional practices?
  • Do we as Indian Educators and Para Educators have foundational knowledge and skills to implement the Reading First Initiative?
  • Are we ready to engage as partners in the national movement to improve reading achievement for ALL American Indian and Alaska Native students?

Reading experts and workshop presenters will provide theoretical foundations and “hands on” techniques and strategies to make your students successful readers!

  • Conference Registration is $200 per person for all three (3) days.

We encourage each of you, who receive this message, to share it with those who work with American Indian and Alaska Native students.


Alliance for Education & Community Development, Inc.
[An American Indian 501 (c)(3) Non-profit Corporation]
633 Post Street, Suite 444

San Francisco, California 94109-8215
Telephone : (415) 939-3745

Messages: (415) 210-1047


CONFERENCE DATES: August 7, 8, 9, 2002 DEADLINE DATE: July 26, 2002

Registration for participant is $200.00 for all three (3) days. Late registration or for those who register at the conference site will be $250.00.

We will honor School Districts, Colleges, and Indian Tribal or Indian Organizations “Purchase Orders” that are received before the Deadline Date of July 26, 2002. (Separate registrations are required but your purchase may be cumulative.)

THIS CONFERENCE DOES NOT HAVE A REFUND POLICY. If you are unable to attend and paid your registration fee, it would be best to send someone to take your place rather than loose the registration fee. There will be no refunds!

No credit cards will be honored for registration. Checks, Money Orders and Purchase Orders will be accepted for payment only.

*** Please complete the registration form by printing or typing below. Remember, one application per person ***

Name: ______________________________________________________________________________
Organization or School: _________________________________________________________________
PROGRAM REPRESENTING: Federal __ State __ Private __ Other:________
PROFESSIONAL AREA: K-12 __ College/University __ Government __ Other: ________
JOB DESCRIPTION: Teacher __ Administrator __ Professor __ School Board Member __ Para Educator __ Parent Committee Member __ Other: ___________

ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________________________________
CITY: _____________________________ STATE: ____________________ ZIP CODE: _______________
PHONE: __________________ FAX: __________________ EMAIL: _______________________________
TRIBAL AFFILIATION ____________________________________________________________________

Alliance for Education and Community Development, Inc.

Check/Money Order #___________________________________________________________________
Purchase Order Number:_________________________________________________________________


633 Post Street, Suite 444

San Francisco, CA 94109
Telephone: (415) 939-3745

Messages: (415) 210-1047


THE WESTIN at Horton Plaza.
910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, CA 92101

Call (800) WESTIN-1 or (619) 239-2200
(To receive the preferential government rate, mention you are attending the Reading First Conference.)

Visit the Westin Hotel Webpage

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