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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


March 6, 2004 - Issue 108


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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 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



Summer Program Announcement

Counselors needed for 7th Annual National Native American Youth Initiative
June 19-27, 2004
Washington, DC

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is seeking Native American medical and health professional students to serve as counselors for a Health, Biomedical Research, and Policy Development program for Native American high school students in Washington, DC. The goals of AAIP's National Native American Youth Initiative are to motivate Native American high school students to remain in the academic pipeline and to pursue a career in the health professions and/or biomedical research. Twelve Native American medical and health professional students will be chosen to serve as counselors for this intensive summer program for high school students. Counselors will serve as role models and guides throughout the entire week. Room, travel, and board will be paid, as well as a stipend upon completion of the program. Applications are being accepted now for these positions. An AAIP Primary Data Sheet, letter of reference, photo, and a one page personal statement of why you are qualified/eager to work with the NNAYI students is required.

Application deadline is April 23, 2004. Please contact Carla Guy at (405) 946-7072 or via e-mail at for an application.

Carla Guy (Caddo)
Student Programs Coordinator
Association of American Indian Physicians
1225 Sovereign Row, Suite 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Tel: 405-946-7072
Fax: 405-946-7651

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Position Announcement
Assistant Librarian
Application Deadline: 03/15/04

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission in Portland, Oregon, is seeking an Assistant Librarian for its StreamNet Library. Responsible for fulfilling reference and interlibrary loan requests and for development of digital library resources plus other duties. Requires Masters degree in Library or Information Science or equivalent combination of education and exp. Requires computer competency including office and library software, internet and web proficiency, excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Indian culture and natural resources desirable.

Please see our website,, for full job announcement and requirements, or call 503-238-0667. Native American preference given.

Send letter, resume and reference list to CRITFC, attn: HR, 729 NE Oregon, #200, Portland, OR 97232, or fax 503-235-4228, or email by March 19.

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Position Announcement
Development Associate
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission in Portland, Oregon, seeks a Development Associate to assist in grant writing, capacity building, event planning, and board development. Excellent writing and communication skills and computer and internet competency required.

Submit cover letter, resume and writing sample by March 19. Attn: Janelle Anderson, CRITFC, 729 NE Oregon St., #200, Portland, Oregon 97232 or fax to 503-235-4228 or email to

See full job description at or call 503-238-0667.

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Position Announcement
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Washington State University is actively seeking nominations and applications for the position of Coordinator for Native American Outreach. We feel strongly that this position is a critical part of our Admissions recruitment team. With your help we hope to find a strong candidate for the position.

Please find enclosed a copy of the notice of vacancy for the position. We would encourage you to distribute it widely to your colleagues. More detailed information about the position can be found on our website, Should you have questions regarding the position please feel free to contact me at (509) 335-6037 or by e-mail at

We appreciate your time and assistance in spreading the word.

Susan Poch, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair
Assistant Director of Admissions
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-1967

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Position Announcement
Executive Assistant
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), a non-profit organization located in Washington D.C. that serves over 550 federally-recognized Tribal Governments in advocating for the improvement of health care delivery for American Indians and Alaska Natives, is currently seeking applications for the position of Executive Assistant. The position will remain open until filled.

Full Job Description is posted on the NIHB web site at

Interested parties are requested to submit résumé and cover letter by e-mail to

Information may also be submitted by regular mail and facsimile:

National Indian Health Board
101 Constitution Ave. N.W., Suite B-809
Washington D.C. 20001
Fax (202) 742-4285

Message distributed to American Indian Disability Technical Assistance Center list by:

Diana Spas, Information Coordinator
Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
The University of Montana Rural Institute:
A Center for Excellence in Disability Research, Education and Services
52 Corbin Hall
Missoula, MT 59812-7056
(888)268-2743 (406) 243-5760 (my office) (406) 243-2349 fax |

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Position Announcement
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Commonwealth School in Boston is looking for a full-time teacher of biology, beginning next academic year.

Commonwealth is a small independent day school for boys and girls in grades 9-12 that occupies two brownstones in Boston's Back Bay. It is known for its academic rigor, its strong program in the arts, and its extensive use of the city of Boston. Students come from all over the Boston metropolitan area. With the help of an unusually strong financial aid program, the school seeks students from a variety of backgrounds. Detailed information about Commonwealth is available on its website at

We actively seek applicants from diverse backgrounds. Anyone interested in being considered for this position, or who has questions, should call or e-mail me as soon as possible. Candidates should submit a full dossier, with resume, college record, and references.

William D. Wharton, Headmaster
Commonwealth School
151 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
v-617-266-7525 x231

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Position Announcement
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Construction Trades Instructor/Project Foreman - (Bishop) Under the joint supervision of the Program Site Director and the Facilities Manager, the individual(s) in this position are responsible for the on-site supervision and instruction of students enrolled in an accredited construction trades vocational education program. Five years in construction trades, two years of teaching/training experience preferred. BA/BS degree in Construction Management or other relevant major or verifiable journeyman level skill in construction trades. Preference will be given to applicants who possess a BA or BS degree. (Contract Position Only/No Benefits) $40,000 (open until filled)

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Launching CFORE

The Canadian Forum on Religion and Ecology (CFORE) will be officially launched at the University of Toronto on Sunday March 7, 2004 at 3:00pm. CFOREs mission is to facilitate transformative dialogue and education. Over the next three years CFORE will establish a national Canadian presence with a series of lectures and discussions from coast to coast. Our aim is to bring people together in inter-disciplinary and inter-religious forums to foster a transformative ecological spirit across Canadas colleges and universities. We will also advocate for ecological sustainability in Canada and influence public policy on key issues.

We would be honoured if you would attend the launch ceremony and the inaugural lecture Buddhism, Nature, and the Ecological Self by Professor Kenneth Kraft, one of the worlds foremost authorities on Buddhism and Ecology.

RSVP! The launch ceremony and lecture will be held on

Sunday March 7 at 3:00pm.
Alumni Hall Room 400
121 St Joseph Street
University of Toronto

Please click one of the links below to indicate whether or not you can attend.

Thank you!

Thank you for taking the time to find out about the mission of CFORE. Please help us by downloading a poster from our website and forwarding this email to friends and colleagues!

CFORE Steering Committee
Heather Eaton (Saint Pauls University)
James Miller (Queens University)
Anne-Marie Dalton (St. Marys University)
Stephen Scharper (University of Toronto)

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