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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


January 24, 2004 - Issue 105


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Opportunities - Page Six


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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



Call for Ethnographic Film Submissions
Vitas Film and Folklore Festival

Deadline: January 31, 2004

The 2OO4 Festival is organized by UCLA Folklore Society and The UCLA Dept. of World Arts and Cultures. The festival committee will accept local, national, and international ethnographic films in traditional or unconventional formats. The purpose of the festival is to explore aspects of culture through a variety of lenses, to examine documentary film techniques, and to share these explorations with diverse communities.

The Vitas Film and Folklore Association was organized in 1984-85 by students interested in the use of film and video as a means of documenting and depicting contemporary folklore and popular culture.

The 2004 Festival will be held on May 7th and 8th. For more information visit the website:

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New Fundraising Training for Communities of Color

Application deadline: February 14, 2004

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and the Grassroots Fundraising Journal are proud to announce The Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color, a comprehensive fundraising training program designed to build the sustainability of organizations based in communities of color. The Fundraising Academy strives to address the economic, educational, and psycho-social obstacles that tend to block people of color from successful careers in fundraising and organizations of color from implementing successful strategies for contributed dollars. The Fundraising Academy will accept applications for its inaugural class in January 2004.

Applications are being accepted for The Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color, an intensive training and coaching program offered over from April - October of 2004. Staff of organizations that are based in communities of color in the San Francisco Bay Area may apply before February 14, 2004 to be considered.

As a collaboration between CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and Grassroots Fundraising, the academy will provide expert led sessions on a variety of fundraising strategies, skills building and practice in a peer learning environment, conversations with funders and donors, and additional coaching to help each participant implement their fundraising work.

The 2004 academy will be limited to 20 participants and the application deadline is February 14, 2004.

Visit the CompassPoint website for more information, eligibility criteria and an application to the Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color.

The Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color is supported by a generous grant from the Innovation Fund of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and Grassroots Fundraising present the academy in conjunction with the Bay Area Black United Fund, Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training, Multicultural Alliance of the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Golden Gate Chapter, National Community Development Institute and Northern California Grant makers.

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California Folklore Society Annual Meeting—Call for Papers

Abstract Deadline: February 15, 2004

The California Folklore Society (CFS) is now accepting submissions for academic papers for its annual meeting to be held April 2-4, 2004 in Van Nuys, CA. To submit, send a 100-200 word abstract by February 15, 2004 along with a registration form and registration payment to the Organizing Committee: Department of Anthropology, California State Unversity, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8244.

For more information contact CFS 2004 Conference Assistant, Jaynie Rabb by email: or call (310) 396-2998.

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New York Foundation for the Arts National Database

NYFA Source is the most extensive national database of awards, services, and publications for artists of all disciplines. Artists, arts organizations, and the general public can search by discipline to access information on over 3,400 arts organizations, 2,800 award programs, 3,100 service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists nationwide, with more programs added every day. The website features an online tutorial for first time users and selection of links to alternative databases and other resources.

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Pre-College Opportunity


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