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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


December 27, 2003 - Issue 103


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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




Two-year teaching fellowship available to begin September, 2004 for candidate with PhD (received less than five years ago) in Feminist Studies or Women's and Gender Studies, or a PhD in any field with a graduate certificate or equivalent teaching experience in Feminist or Women's and Gender Studies. Appointment involves half-time teaching (one course in each of three ten-week terms) and half-time for research and writing. Teaching obligations would likely include an intro course, a theory course, and a course in the candidate's specialty area. We are particularly interested in a candidate who would be able to strengthen our offerings in global feminism. Stipend plus benefits.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with 1850 students located 45 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Carleton is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Send letter of application with a description of courses you might like to teach and research plans for the next two years, c.v., three recent letters of reference and graduate transcripts to: Professor Clara Hardy, Director, Program in Women's and Gender Studies, Carleton College, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057.

We will begin considering applications December 15, 2003 and continue until the position is filled.

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AAUW Educational Foundation Fellowships

Selected Professions Fellowships

Master's and first professional awards


Applications available

Aug. 1 - Dec. 20, 2003

Application POSTMARK deadline

Jan. 10, 2004

Fellowship year

July 1, 2004-June 30, 2005

Women graduate students in designated fields traditionally underrepresented by women can receive one-year fellowships from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation.

Additional fellowships for the final year of study in the following fields are available to women of color only. Medical students are also eligible for funding in their third year of study.

  • Business Administration (M.B.A, E.M.B.A.)
  • Law (J.D.)
  • Medicine (M.D., D.O.)

Fellowship awards range from $5,000 to $12,000. The stipend for engineering dissertation fellowships only is fixed at $20,000.

For applications:
AAUW Educational Foundation
c/o Customer Service Center, Dept. 143
2201 N. Dodge St.
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
Phone: 319-337-1716, ext. 143
Or visit our website at:

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Master of Arts in Native American Studies

New for Fall 2002: Master of Arts in Native American Studies. The University of Oklahoma is accepting applications for its new MA program in Native American Studies. The two-year residential program includes seminars in Native American Studies, History, Anthropology, Art, Music, and English and two electives. Faculty include Craig Womack, Edgar Heap of Birds, Robert Warrior, Clara Sue Kidwell, Geary Hobson, Circe Sturm, Loretta Fowler, Grayson Noley, Gus Palmer, and Lindsay Robertson.

Apply by February 1 for full consideration with financial aid. Contact Robert Warrior (, Jerry Bread (, or for more information. Or call 405-325-2312. Visit our website at

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Natural Resource Specialist

Position Title, Series And Grade:

Natural Resource Specialist Gs-0401-09/11

Salary Range:

$38,936.00 - 61,248.00

Duty Location and Organization:

Natural Resources Conservation Service, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment. (


  • Provides technical assistance and program information to individuals, groups and units of government for the development, application and maintenance of natural resources management for farm and non-farm
  • Collects and analyzes data, carries out special studies and inventories of land and water use conditions for District and NRCS programs.
  • Participates in interagency interdisciplinary teams to address non-point source pollution, restore salt marshes and anatropous fish passage issues.
  • Develops and coordinates assistance and programs among NRCS and state and local agencies to prioritize, plan, demonstrate and implement conservation programs.


Name: Martha Shea
Phone: 413/253-4392

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Heritage College - Fulltime Positions

Heritage College, located in Pacific Northwest, invites applications for the following fulltime positions, which will commence July/August 2004: in the following areas.

  • Chair, Bilingual Education
  • Chair, Business Administration Program
  • Chair, Counseling & Psychology Program
  • Faculty, Computer Science
  • Faculty, Reading/Literacy
  • Faculty, Social Work

Earned doctorate in the discipline or related area is required for all positions. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated experience of working with multicultural population. Salary and rank is commensurate with experience and qualification. Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2004 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Further information regarding any of the above positions, please contact: Dr. Sneh B. Veena, Vice President for Academic Affairs, at # 509-865-8530 or at

Heritage College is a private, nondenominational accredited institution offering quality, accessible undergraduate and graduate programs to a multicultural population that has been isolated from other four-year college opportunities. The College is located on Yakama Indian Reservation in Toppenish, Washington. Heritage is designated as Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) by the US Department of Education. For more information regarding the college please visit our website at

Applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three current references to: Glenna Smith, Human Resource Office, Heritage College, 3240 Fort Road, Toppenish, WA 98948 (509)-865-8617 Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. EEO

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4-H Youth Development Regional Extension Educator


Location: Marshall, MN
Deadline: 01/05/03

The 4-H Youth Development Regional Extension Educator role is to provide program development and administrative leadership to the full range of 4-H programs in the region. The person will have the primary authority for implementation, financial, and impact accountability of the 4-H program for the designated counties in this region. In fulfilling these responsibilities the person will provide program leadership and supportive management to the designated county and regional 4-H programs for which he or she has authority. This responsibility includes leadership for 4-H clubs and 4-H adventure opportunities, including project areas, out of and after school programs, camps and other community-based programs offering youth significant opportunities to participate and lead. This position will work in collaboration with regional community youth development educators and the Center for 4-H Youth Development.

This person will use and increase the application of positive youth development principles and applied research in his or her work in the 4-H program. He or she will supervise and work closely with and support county program coordinators, summer interns and/or volunteer coordinators doing 4-H youth development work.

This person will be expected to represent Extension through service on local, regional or state committees or boards supporting youth development or out-of-school-time work. Examples might include the county fair board, family service collaborative or joint Extension-agency project committees. All of these opportunities will be congruent with assigned area of expertise and specify the role and its strategic importance to youth development and well-being in the region. This person will report to a 4-H area program leader who reports to the Capacity Area Leader for Youth Development.

Submit a cover letter; resume or vita; three professional letters of reference; and transcript(s) for all college work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), to:

Bobbie Roberts
Extension Human Resources
260 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Fax: 612-624-7749

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status or sexual orientation.

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Regional Extension Educator, Community Economics

Title: Regional Extension Educator, Community Economics
Program Area: Community Development and Vitality
Deadline: January 23, 2004; position will remain open until filled

Regional Extension educators are responsible for several major areas of work, including program development, delivery and evaluation; attention to diversity; use of scholarly/scientific research, effective partnerships, use of technology and continuing professional development. This REE position will focus on Extension's Community Economics area of expertise. This primarily includes work in the following sub-areas:


Business and industry climate - offering educational programs and services such as business retention and expansion visitation, community economic analysis and rural health works.


Tourism - offering educational programs and services that assist the tourism industry in identifying, assessing and developing tourism operations and destinations by


Working with communities and other entities interested in exploring tourism development as part of sustainable economic development


Building understanding and appreciation for tourism and its role in Minnesota


Public Finance - offering educational programs and services that help participants understand the economic and fiscal impacts of public financial decisions and increase such understanding in communities

The position will be located in the new Extension Regional Center in Fergus Falls, Minnesota and will serve a multi-county area in northwest Minnesota. Although located in Fergus Falls, the REE will serve a much greater area defined by the area program leader and capacity area leader. The REE will report to the area program leader for community economics and the capacity area leader for Community Development and Vitality. The REE will also collaborate with the regional director as appropriate to fulfill Extension's mission.

Submit a cover letter; resume or vita; three professional letters of reference; and transcript(s) for all college work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), to:

Naaz Babvani
Extension Human Resources
260 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Ave.
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108
Telephone: 612-624-3717
Fax: 612-624-7749

January 23, 2004. Initial application screening will take place immediately after this date. Position will remain open until filled.

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