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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


November 1, 2003 - Issue 99


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Opportunities - Page Two

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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 will update this page if we receive additional opportunities for events, etc. that will occur before our issue publication date.


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




Hiring Company:

Social Health Services

Position Title:

Special Populations Outreach Manager
American Indian and Alaska Native Pops


  • Help promote and distribute diabetic eye disease information and other healthy vision materials among target groups.
  • Provide counsel on best ways to adapt and create materials targeting these groups.
  • Serve as direct contact with tribal organizations and others that can serve as the disseminators of this information.
  • Serve as our go-to "expert" on this population


NEI- National Eye Institute

Must be hands-on, self-starter, require little supervision and have an ability to communicate effectively in person, on the phone and in writing.

Be available to travel at least 25% of the time.

Position- Full time with benefits
Availability- ASAP
Salary Range- $50s
Location- Rockville, Md


Extensive experience in American Indian and Native Alaskan community outreach, especially on health education and prevention issues.

Minimum Ed Requirements:


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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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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; experience in working with diverse school populations;
  4. 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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Trudeau Center Hosts 13th Annual Indoor POW WOW

November 8th & 9th Native Americans from throughout New England will participate in the 13th annual indoor Powwow from 10am-5pm. There will be 20+ trader tables with authentic merchandise such as jewelry, dreamcatchers, blankets, sweaters, and moccasins to name a few. There will also be a bunny corral, pony rides, face painting, and plenty of BBQ!!

The highlight of each day is the grand entry, when the drum is blessed and the dancers enter the circle as aromatic sage fills the air. Then like a clap of thunder the split feather drummers begin. Slowly and rhythmically dancers enter as the beat begins to quicken. Spectators are encouraged to join in the celebration.

Public invited and admission and parking is FREE!

For more info. contact Ed Egan at 739-2700 ext. 278

Contact: Ed Egan (
Trudeau Center
3445 Post Rd. (739-2700 ext. 278)
Warwick, RI 02886

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The Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center (CMAC) encourages proposals for projects from performing and visual artists working in traditional or contemporary arts, which explore issues of race, ethnicity or cross-cultural understanding. CMAC is also committed to presenting the work of artists and groups who might otherwise have little or no access to a professionally equipped facility. We also seek and encourage Cambridge-based artists to apply. Our theater and two exhibition galleries are available for dance, theater, music, fine arts exhibitions, film, video and interdisciplinary presentations.

Proposal Requirements: (Any incomplete proposals will not be considered)

  • Statement of purpose: include a brief description of your proposed project's content, what you intend for this project to accomplish, and how it relates to our criteria.
  • Artist or organization resume or bio: include background and experience of artists or groups participating in your project.
  • Example of work: submit slides, photographs, CDs, audio and/or video tapes demonstrating your artistic quality.
  • Return of materials: If you wish your materials to be sent back to you, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope, large enough to hold all your materials. Materials submitted without a self-addressed stamped envelope will not be returned.

Note: Please make sure your name, address, and phone number is written on all submitted materials, including slides and photographs.

Proposals are reviewed every few months. After the review, you will be notified in writing as to whether or not your proposal has been accepted.

Send Proposals to:

The Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second Street, Cambridge, MA 02141

For More Information Contact:

Kelly Mashu, Production Director
Tel: 617/577-1400 x.12 Email:

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New Job opening at NMHA

Public Education - Senior Director

National Mental Health Association seeks senior director of public education to manage NMHA's public awareness and social marketing programs. Job responsibilities include program and materials development, staff supervision, and affiliate relations and planning of conferences and trainings. Candidates must have experience managing a national public education program, an understanding of community-based education and advocacy, supervisory experience, BA/BS, and at least 7-10 years work experience in mental health, public health or communications. Knowledge of mental health issues preferred. Excellent benefits.

Send resume and two writing samples to:

Attn: JR
2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th floor,
Alexandria, VA 22311
fax: 703-684-5968, or
No phone calls please. EOE

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