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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


November 1, 2003 - Issue 99


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Opportunities - Page Three

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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



What’s in the Night Sky?
Experience Astronomy Through the Indigenous Eye

Thursday, December 4, 2003, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

LOS ANGELES (October 28, 2003) — Explore the nighttime sky with our friends at the Griffith Observatory! Start off the evening with Dr. E. C. Krupp, director of the Griffith Observatory, as he divulges the details of how Native Americans interpreted and used the sky. Dr. Krupp is an expert on ancient, prehistoric, and traditional astronomy. Dr. Krupp has visited more than 1,500 sites throughout the world and regularly leads field study tours to exotic locations that have astronomical and archaeological interest. This past August, he lectured on the Stella Solaris cruise ship, coordinated passenger eclipse viewing, and served as the “Voice of the Eclipse” in the Black Sea for the August 11 total solar eclipse. He then led a UCLA Extension field study tour to ancient sites with astronomical connotations in southern Greece and in central and southern Turkey.

After the lecture, stroll on over to the Autry Museum’s South Lawn and gather around a campfire backdrop as Geri Keams (Navajo) weaves the story of Coyote Dancing With a Star. The fun continues as we take an up-close and personal look at celestial objects through telescopes provided by Friends of the Observatory.

This program is free to the public and augments the exhibition Glorious Treasures: 100 Years of Collecting by the Southwest Museum, on view at the Autry through July 4, 2004. For more information, visit our website at or call 323.667.2000.

About the Autry Museum
The Autry Museum of Western Heritage provides rich learning opportunities for all people by exploring the myths and realities of the American West and its diverse populations. The museum enhances our understanding of the present by collecting, preserving, and interpreting objects and art, making connections between people today and those who have shaped the past.

Museum admission: General adult, $7.50: seniors and students with valid ID, $5: children ages 12 and under, $3. All programs are wheelchair accessible. Located in Los Angeles’s Griffith Park where the Golden State (5) and Ventura (134) freeways meet, the Autry Museum is across from the Los Angeles Zoo. On surface streets, it can be reached from Forest Lawn Dr., Victory Blvd., or Los Feliz Blvd. The museum is 15 minutes from the Los Angeles Civic Center and is accessible using MTA Bus Route 96. Parking is free.

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