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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


July 31, 2004 - Issue 118


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Opportunities - Page One


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



Library Information Technology Department Director

The University of New Mexico has the following opening: Director, Library Information Technology Department. Full-time, 12 month library faculty position. Salary, professional rank and tenure status are negotiable; appropriate to qualifications and experience. Minimum salary of $70,000. Starting date negotiable with desired start by January 1, 2005.

Required: Masters degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or international equivalent or terminal degree in related field. A minimum of five years of progressively significant and relevant experience in a major research library, university library or information technology center. Evidence of management experience of a complex information technology department or team. Successfully demonstrate effective written communication skills. A record of research, publications, presentations or service to the profession.

To review a full job description for this position, please visit:

Submit resume, names and contact information of three references, and a signed letter of interest addressing your experience related to the primary duties of the job (see website above) to:

Linda Skye
UNM University Libraries, MSC05 3020,
1 University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001.
Fax: (505)277-7196.

Open until filled; for best consideration application should be received by August 15, 2004.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Institution.

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Position Announcement

Tribal Disability Technical Assistance Specialist
American Indian Disability Technical Assistance Center (AIDTAC)
The University of Montana Rural Institute - Missoula.

The American Indian Disability Technical Assistance Center (AIDTAC), a program of The University of Montana Rural Institute, is currently recruiting for the position of Tribal Disability Technical Assistance Specialist. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application detailing their experience in each of the five major work areas identified below, three letters of reference, and vitae to:

Tribal Disability Technical Assistance Specialist Recruitment
Attn: L. Zschaechner; Rural Institute, Corbin 52
The University of Montana - Missoula
Missoula, MT 59812 - 7056

Questions: Call Julie Clay or John Giefer at AIDTAC (866) 424-3822.

Deadline is Sept. 24, 2004, or until the position is filled.

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Program Manager - American Indian Studies

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: American Indian Studies seeks a Program Manager to perform work of considerable difficulty in coordinating AIS’s involvement with University programs, Indian nations and organizations, and funding agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND five years administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, Master's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND three years administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

FOR MORE INFORMATION/TO APPLY: Submit cover letter, resume and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 professional references. Specify job title and the Staff Request Number. Any application that lacks any requested item must be rejected; or departments may provide the opportunity to all applicants to provide missing items prior to screening.

Submit material listed above specifying job title and SR# O -116086 by 5 pm to:

Mary C. Cleveland,
Arizona State University,
Main Campus American Indian Studies,
Box 874603,
Tempe, AZ 85257-4603
FAX: 480-965-2216
Tel: 480-965-3634

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Position Announcement

Tribal Disability Technical Assistance Specialist
American Indian Disability Technical Assistance Center (AIDTAC)

Position Description: The purpose of the American Indian Disability Technical Assistance Center is to increase and improve employment opportunities and vocational rehabilitation outcomes of American Indians and Alaska Natives living in both rural and urban areas. This national center accomplishes these goals by providing information, referrals, and technical assistance to involved stakeholders. The concept of the Center is new and it is the first and only program of its kind. This type of setting needs a person who is a dynamic self-starter with initiative and imagination. Strong interpersonal skills are needed to increase the knowledge of a diverse audience through personal communication, networking at conferences, and conducting workshop presentations.

A bachelor's degree in social science or rehabilitation, related to disability issues, with experience working with American Indian governments, Alaska Native governing entities, urban Indian programs and tribal people, or the equivalent in experience and training, is required. The position is located on The University of Montana - Missoula campus. The University of Montana is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, Vietnam era veterans, and persons with disabilities. Position eligible for veterans' preference in accordance with State law. This position announcement can be made available in alternative formats upon request.

Distributed to American Indian Disability Technical Assistance Center list at the request of Julie Clay, by:

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

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Program Announcement

The American Indian Education Minor and Professional Development Program (ITEPP), Humboldt State University, is offering a five-course, 15-unit Professional Development Certificate Program with two different emphases (see this web site for details of the certificates

For more information or to register contact the Extended Education Office at 707-826-3731; the cost is $390 per 3-unit course. Out-of-state students who enroll through Extended Education pay the same registration fees. For more information about ITEPP, see the web site at or contact ITEPP Director Suzanne Burcell by phone at 707-826-5195 or email at

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Class Offering

The Mission of the Indian Teacher and Educational Personnel Program is to promote Indian Self-Determination by developing learning communities that validate Tribal cultural values, facilitate academic success, and foster a sense of self-efficacy among American Indian students, educators and other professionals.

ITEPP CLASS OFFERING: Dr. Cameron's online Tribal Health & Human Services Overview (THHS) AIE 380

AIE 380 - CRN#43440 - Tribal Health and Human Services (On-line class)
In depth survy of health care issues of American Indians/Alaska Native, including specific genetic, cultural, social, biomedical characteristics, and comparisons with general US and other Tribal populations. Focuses on Indian culture, relation of individual to group, and Indian concepts of health and disease, as well as blending of traditional Indian health with modern Western methods.Instructor: Dr. Susan Cameron

This course is also part of a Tribal Health and Human Services through Extended Education.

for more info contact:
Philip Zastrow
ITEPP Student Services Coordinator

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