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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


May 3, 2003 - Issue 86


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Opportunities - Page Two


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) and NativeShare


To view additional listing from previous issues, click here Opportunities Button






The U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities, is currently seeking Native American internship position from June - August, 2003 in Washington, DC. Position needs to be filled ASAP. Please contact Toney Begay for more information:

Toney Begay
White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities
555 New Jersey Avenue NW Suite 408
Washington, DC 20208

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National Native American Youth Initiative (NNAYI)

The Association of American Indian Physicians will be conducting their 6th Annual NNAYI, June 21-29, 2003 in Washington, DC.

The program is designed for high school students ages 16-18 who are interested in a career in the health professions and/or biomedical research. The week long program includes: A broad perspective of the health sciences and biomedical research, an introduction to national health and scientific institutions, a national network of Native American health professionals, scientists, role models and mentors along with a variety of workshops, field trips and tutorials. Students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Selected scholars will receive all expenses paid which includes room, board and travel.

Deadline is May 14, 2003. For applications, see
or contact Carla Guy at AAIP, 1225 Sovereign Row, Suite 103, Oklahoma City,
OK  73108. (405) 946-7072 or via e-mail at

Carla Guy (Caddo)
Student Programs Coordinator
Association of American Indian Physicians
1225 Sovereign Row, Suite 103
Oklahoma City, OK  73108
Tel:  405-946-7072
Fax:  405-946-7651

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American Economic Association Summer Minority Program in Economics

At The University of Colorado at Denver
In affiliation with North Carolina A&T State University

The Economics Department at the University of Colorado at Denver is the proud host of the 30th annual American Economic Association Summer Minority Program. This nine-week program takes place June 2, 2003 ¡V August 2, 2003 at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado.

The Summer Minority Program is a nationally recognized effort to increase the numbers and to promote the success of talented minority students in economics and other quantitative social science fields. This is a highly demanding program that seeks to prepare participants for successful completion of doctoral programs. Some of last year's participants are now
in doctoral programs at Rice, Syracuse, Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin.

Having a Ph.D. in Economics equips you to address major social issues, to educate, to conduct research that can affect the economy, and to lay the foundations for new economic study. An economics doctorate provides the tools to become a leader in academia or society.

The AEA Summer Minority Program provides the best way to effectively prepare for graduate study. It offers both a rigorous academic program as well as an introduction to a graduate school environment. The American Economic Association's Summer Program is full of exceptional, motivated students from across the nation. About half of the Program¡¦s students come from historically black and other minority colleges and universities. It is an elite program that prepares cohorts of future intellectual leaders.

This program is designed to offer both foundations and advanced levels of economic theory, mathematics, statistics and econometrics. Students may attend the program for one or two summers. For more information about the academic requirements and prerequisites, please refer to our website

Pipeline Project Conference:
The Annual American Economic Association Pipeline Project Conference, hosted at the Summer Program site, offers students an opportunity to meet prominent scholars and senior minority graduate students from around the country. The conference includes both informal and formal mentoring, with sessions such as "Surviving Graduate School"and the opportunity to observe advanced graduate students making their first professional presentations.

The American Economic Association offers scholarships for minority students who wish to participate in the Summer Minority Program. The intention of the scholarship is to increase the number of American Indian, African American, and Hispanic students with doctorates in economics. We therefore seek scholarship applications from minority undergraduates with the potential and the interest to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics.

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The University of Washington School of Medicine is soliciting nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs.  The Assistant Dean is responsible for directing the recruitment retentions and professional development activities of the School of Medicine's Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMCA).  The Assistant Dean reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Medical Affairs/Dean of the School of Medicine.


  • The Assistant Dean directs the recruitment and retention process, targeting underrepresented minorities and disadvantaged students that are supported by institutional funds, HCOP grants, and the Native American Center of Excellence grant.
  • The Assistant Dean chairs the OMCA Advisory Committee, serves as principal investigator of OMCA grants, and represents the School at funding workshops, community University and Legislative hearings and events.
  • The Assistant Dean is expected to nurture and develop links to the community, particularly minority communities;
  • The Assistant Dean works with Department Chairs and Associate Deans to identify resources required to enhance multicultural recruitments, retentions, and research at the student, resident and faculty level.
  • The Assistant Dean assists in the administrations of the School's international health program.

A Doctoral degree is preferred; a Master¡¦s degree with extensive experience will be considered.  The Assistant Dean should qualify for a regular faculty appointment in the School of Medicine.  A minimum of 10 years of administrative experience, including 5 years of experience in an academic medical center setting is preferred.  In addition, the Assistant Dean must have a working knowledge of clinical, research, and teaching responsibilities of faculty, and experience in some aspect of multicultural program administration.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Begins November 15, 2002 with applications considered until position is filled.

July 1, 2003

Application packet to include a cover letter summarizing relevant experience in teaching administration and research and a C.V.  References will be requested in later stages of the search.  Send materials to:

D. Daniel Hunt, M.D.
Search Committee Chairman
University of Washington School of Medicine
Box 356340
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA  98195

Applications for employment at the University of Washington are subject to public disclosure.  For information contact D. Daniel Hunt, M.D. at (206) 543-5560 or e-mail

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SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium located in beautiful southeast Alaska is seeking a TREATMENT SUPERVISOR to provide services for their adolescent residential/wilderness drug abuse treatment program in Sitka Alaska.

Benefited, full-time with a beginning salary of $48,611 - 53,602 and generous benefits.  Requires MA/MS  in human service field, AK Counselor I certification or eligibility to obtain at time of hire, two years work experience in any of the following areas: substance abuse treatment, adolescent programs, individual or family counseling or therapeutic recreation, and one year supervisory experience in a human services program.  AK Native/AM Indian preference applies.

Submit resumes/applications to SEARHC Human Resources, 222 Tongass Drive, Sitka AK 99835.  Phone 907-966-8311, FAX 907-966-8527. for current vacancies and SEARHC application form.

If you have any questions in regars to this ad, please contact me, Sandy Tucker, at 907-966-8568.

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Dear Colleagues:
Dartmouth College is currently searching for two Assistant Deans of First-Year Students and would appreciate your assistance in identifying qualified candidates. The Dean of First-Year Students, in concert with the three assistant deans, is responsible for the successful transition and well-being of all first-year students. The office organizes and administers advising, first-year seminars, orientation, living-learning programs, an integrated academic support program, a summer research program and family orientation. The deans also serve as judicial hearing officers for the College. The position description follows.

Assistant Dean of First-Year Students

Resumes are being accepted for two positions, one full-time and one half-time, requiring generalists to share responsibility for implementing programs and policies that facilitate the transition of first-year students to college. The deans are responsible for individual counseling of students on academic and personal matters, advising students on academic
requirements and ensuring that students uphold the Standards of Conduct. The full-time assistant dean will also assume responsibility for one or more programmatic initiatives in the First-Year Office such as: First-Year Orientation, the Integrated Academic Support Program and/or the First-Year Residential Experience program. The half-time dean will be responsible for the East Wheelock Cluster, a living-learning community housing first-year and upperclass students. The successful candidates must be sensitive to the academic, social and emotional challenges of adapting to a highly competitive academic environment. The positions require tactful, supportive and confidential communication with students, parents, faculty and administrators. Highly preferred qualifications include a doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D) or a Master's Degree and five years' relevant experience in academic administration. Must have strong interpersonal, organizational, counseling and communication skills; sensitivity to and understanding of the needs and concerns of a diverse student population is essential.
Experience in a liberal arts college setting is desirable. Positions are available on July 1, 2003. Please send letter of application, resume and contact information for three references to:

Mary Liscinsky
Chair of the Assistant Dean of First-Year Students Search Committee
Dartmouth College
6003 Parkhurst Hall
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-3529

In the letter of application, please indicate which position you are interested in or if you would like to be considered as a candidate for both. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Curator for its acclaimed collection of American Indian art. The DAM has a long history of honoring American Indian art and is committed to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of these rich art forms for broad and diverse audiences in collaboration with Native American communities and artists. As one of the first art museums in the United States to collect American Indian material, the DAM now holds an encyclopedic collection of 20,000 objects representing the artistic traditions of tribes across North America.

The successful candidate should be energetic, creative, outgoing, self-motivated and interested in joining a dynamic team currently developing an ambitious program for an innovative new gallery of American Indian art and associated Center for American Indian Art. Duties include working with the Curator of Native Art in all aspects of the development, care, and presentation of the collection including acquisitions, exhibits, implementation of NAGPRA, partnership with Indian communities, research, publication and fund-raising.

Candidate must have a proven broad-based knowledge of historic and contemporary American Indian art and cultures, a minimum M.A. in art history, anthropology, Native American studies or related field, and 3 years museum experience. Also required is a detailed knowledge of the provisions and implementation of NAGPRA, a commitment to finding new ways to engage Indian and non-Indian audiences with the museum and its collections, and a strong interest and ability to work in collaboration with American Indian communities to create long term, meaningful relationships.


Please mail cover letter, resume, and names/contact information of three references to:
Human Resources Administrator - AC
Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
Fax # 720-913-0002 (no phone calls please)


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