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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


October 4, 2003 - Issue 97


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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




Third Wave Foundation Scholarship Program is available to all full-time or part-time students age 30 and under who are enrolled in, or have been accepted to, an accredited university, college, vocational/technical school or community college.

The primary criteria to qualify for a Third Wave scholarship are vigorous engagement in activist work and financial need. The Scholarship Committee prioritizes applicants who have limited access to financial resources and whose civic, community, or cultural work shows a commitment to social justice.

Within our scholarship grant making, the Woodlake Fund provides scholarships for young women of color who prioritize social justice and the work done in the spirit of justice and equality over academic performance, and who integrate social justice into all areas of their lives.

Students applying for grants should also be involved as activists, artists, or cultural workers working on issues such as racism, homophobia, sexism, or other forms of inequality. The amount of each scholarship is decided after careful review of the student's financial aid report. The number of scholarships awarded depends on the amount of each award. Scholarships range in amount from $500 and $5,000 each. Our deadlines are April 1 and
October 1.

DEADLINE: October 1 for Spring 2004


  1. Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited university
  2. Under the age 30
  3. Demonstrate financial need - Primary criterion.
  4. Be full-time or part-time
  5. Be involved as activists, artists, or cultural workers working on issues such as racism, homophobia, sexism, or other forms of inequality.


  1. 500 word Essay
  2. Official Transcripts(and high school transcripts for college freshman).
  3. Two letters of recommendation.
  4. Copy of Financial Aid Report from school
  5. Copy of parent's/guardian's most recent tax return (or your own if you are completely economically independent from parents/guardians.)

The number of scholarships awarded depends on the amount of each award.

Scholarships range in amount from $1,000 to $5,000 each.

Contact Third Wave Foundation at:

Third Wave Foundation
116 East 16th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.675.0700
Fax: 212.255.6653

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Native American Studies Faculty Position

Pending budgetary approval, the Native American Studies Program within the Ethnic Studies Department of the University of California, Berkeley, seeks applicants for a full time position open as to the subfield with NAS and
open as to rank. Fluency and/or proficiency in at least one native language of the Americas is desirable. An ability to teach in the department's ethnic studies undergraduate and graduate programs is also desirable.
Applications are due by November 14, 2003, for a start date of July 1, 2004. Candidates should send letter of application, one writing sample or publication, and three letters of reference to:

Search Committee Chair
Native American Studies Program
Ethnic Studies Department
506 Barrows Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2570

Referees please see the University?s statement on confidentiality, found at

The University of California at Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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There is an enormous need in Indian country for legal expertise on Indian land tenure issues. Many Indian people want access to a resource that will clearly communicate to them important, practical information about their land assets that will empower them in making decisions. ILTF is seeking to increase the amount of this legal expertise by funding a program that will place qualified and highly motivated third-year law students or attorneys interested in Indian land law into Indian communities.

Please pass along to your colleagues, thanks.

Howard D. Valandra
Indian Land Tenure Foundation
151 East County Road B2
Little Canada, MN 55117
651-766-8999 (office) (web site)

"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; we borrow it from our Children.

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Employment Opportunities at the Central Office of the National Mental Health Association

Internship Opportunities - Fall 2003
The National Mental Health Association, a nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness, is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for its internship program. The program is designed to provide a unique opportunity for students to gain real-world work experience relevant to their academic and career goals. Internships are available in Administration, Affiliates, Communications/Media (applying now only for Spring 2004), Fundraising/Development, Healthcare Reform, Juvenile Justice, Marketing, NAMHPAC, Public Education, Publications, Research, Resource Center, and World Federation. See the internship program section of this web site for more details or to apply online. Other application options include sending a resume to NMHA/JDL, 2001 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311, a fax to (703) 684-5968, or an e-mail
No phone calls please. EOE

Marketing - Senior Director of Publications
National Mental Health Association seeks professional to run busy publications department, oversee production of various newsletters, Web content, and all association publications from development through production. Candidates must have 8-10 years experience, excellent health writing, editing and creative concept skills, supervision, management and cultural competency experience. Send resume and writing sample to LBM at or fax to 703-684-5968. EOE

Public Education - Program Director
Manages day-to-day operations of various public education programs that address the mental health needs of general public/adults and individuals living with mental illness. Develops program plans, reports, proposals and educational materials in all media. Conducts research on relevant topic areas. Provides technical assistance and participates in trainings for affiliates. Plans and executes special events and other activities. Performs other projects as needed. Utilizes culturally competent techniques in all efforts. Masters degree in public health, psychology, social work or related field preferred. Please send resume, cover letter to NMHA, Attn: JC, 2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22311, fax: 703-684-5968 or email to: No phone
calls please. EOE

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Educational Administration

The College of Education at Arizona State University is seeking to hire a faculty member appointable at the rank of Associate Professor to advise and teach graduate students in an innovative field-based Program of Educational Administration; direct thesis and dissertation research; advise and mentor students by providing expertise in research.

Required qualifications for the position

  1. an earned doctorate degree in educational administration or related area;
  2. successful experience in university teaching, advising doctoral students, and directing thesis and dissertation research appropriate to rank;
  3. evidence of a record of scholarly productivity appropriate to rank.

Desired qualifications for the position

  1. record of successful collaborative research efforts involving practicing school administrators;
  2. demonstrated knowledge of issues related to urban education and/or experience as a public school administrator;
  3. record of scholarly productivity in areas such as instructional leadership and development, school improvement, and/or school reform;
  4. experience in working with diverse school populations;
  5. associate professor qualifications.

Application Deadline

November 15, 2003, if not filled every (2) two weeks thereafter until search closes.

Application Procedure

Candidates must send a letter of application specifying the position to which they are applying, a current vita, compete names, addresses, and telephone numbers of (3) three references, and (2) two representative publications with the initial application. Finalists may be required to submit additional information and letters of recommendation. All application materials must be sent to:

Educational Administration Search Committee
College of Education
Arizona State University
PO Box 872411
Tempe, AZ 85287-2411
Fax: 480-965-1880

Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Program of Educational Administration is a member of UCEA. The College of Education is dedicated to increasing the diversity of its campus community. More information about the College can be found on our website at

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