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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


January 25, 2003 - Issue 79


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by Vicki Lockard from various sources


Cool Links Penguin


National Aboriginal Achievement Awards
The establishment of the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards (NAAA) best exemplifies the efforts of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) to encourage and celebrate excellence in the Aboriginal community. In 1993 NAAF established the awards in conjunction with the the United Nation's International Decade of the World's Indigenous peoples. The awards recognize career achievements by Aboriginal professionals in diverse occupations. Now entering its tenth anniversary, the awards system is the only one of its kind and has become a Canadian institution.

American Indian College Fund
America's tribal colleges and universities have been called "under- funded miracles" and "economic lifelines" for U.S. Indian reservations. There are 32 tribal colleges--all founded to fight high rates of poverty, educational failure and cultural loss. These colleges created the non- profit American Indian College Fund to raise desperately needed scholarship, endowment and operating monies.


The Home of Thomas Jefferson - Monticello
Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States. Explore Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's mountaintop home, gardens, and plantation. Monticello is owned and operated by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia

United States Military Academy
"To educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country; professional growth throughout a career as an officer in the United States Army; and a lifetime of selfless service to the nation."

Order of Canada
The Order of Canada recognizes people who have made a difference to our country. From local citizens to national and international personalities, all Canadians are eligible for the Order of Canada -- our country's highest honour for lifetime achievement.

American Indian Higher Education Consortium
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is a unique—and uniquely American Indian—organization. It was founded in 1972 by the presidents of the nation’s first six Tribal Colleges, as an informal collaboration among member colleges. Today, AIHEC has grown to represent 34 colleges in the United States and one Canadian institution. Unlike most professional associations, it is governed jointly by each member institution.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
The mission of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College, a tribally-controlled community college, is to empower learners to realize their educational objectives. Reflecting the unique culture of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Community, the college provides higher education opportunities and strives for educational excellence.

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is self-governed by a twelve-member Tribal Council. The Council includes 10 representatives from District 1 (the Isabella Reservation) and one representative each from District 2 (Saganing) and District 3 (members at-large). Tribal Council members are elected by registered voters in their respective districts. The Council then selects its executive officers, the Chief, Sub-Chief, Secretary and Treasurer.

The Kawaiisu Tribe
The Kawaiisu are a Southern California Native American tribe who are well known for elaborate basketry, culture and rock art. The name "Kawaiisu"was given to the tribe by neighboring people and over the course of academic study has been the label that is most used. The Kawaiisu language is unique in pronunciation and structure and is maintained amongst tribal members to this day.

SkyView - The Internet's Virtual Telescope
SkyView is a Virtual Observatory on the Net generating images of any part of the sky at wavelengths in all regimes from Radio to Gamma-Ray.

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Students And Teachers Against Racism announces their new website that offers insight into the Native American perspective to teachers and educators.

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