PRE-COLLEGE STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES
Title: College Horizons
College Horizons is a five-day crash course in preparing for college. Expert college counselors, teamed up with admission officers, will help students:
Students will learn about a broad variety of colleges and universities,
and establish personal relationships with admission representatives and
college counselors that will continue long after the program is over.
Participants will be limited to 90 at Yale and 80 at Whitman. Eligible
participants will be Native American (enrolled members only), Alaskan
Native (proof of status) or Native Hawaiian; current sophomores and juniors
with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (in academic courses).
Complete program cost is $200 (includes tuition, room, meals, all materials and transportation to campus from the Hartford or Walla Walla or Pasco airports). Students are responsible for their own airfare, but substantial funds are available for travel and tuition assistance (each year we award travel assistance to over 50% of our students). Students may indicate a site preference.
Subject: Announcing the 2009 Haskell Summer Enrichment Program
Haskell Indian Nations University is pleased to announce the 2009 Haskell Summer Enrichment Program. The program is scheduled to be held July 5-17, 2009 on the historic Haskell campus in Lawrence, Kansas.
To download a copy of the SEP application visit: http://www.haskell.edu/haskell/HSEP/index.html
For more information contact:
Haskell Indian Nations University is an intertribal post-secondary institution located in Lawrence, Kansas. Haskell is accredited by the North Central Association and affiliated with NAIA. The 2009 Haskell Summer Enrichment Program is coordinated through the Haskell Presidents Office. For more information visit the Haskell Indian Nations University website at: http://www.haskell.edu/haskell/
Subject: Minnesota Private College Week
|Title: MIT CONVERGE Program
Deadline: August 1, 2009.
Date(s): October 1-4, 2009
Contact: Gail Rock
Website: http://web.mit.edu/converge/ (application)
MIT's CONVERGE program is a graduate preview weekend held on campus from October 1-4. The program seeks to attract candidates from underrepresented and under-served communities and to offer on-campus exposure to those interested in pursuing graduate studies at MIT.
Exposure to graduate life and learning are fundamental to the CONVERGE program. Invitees will have the opportunity to develop faculty contacts within their primary department of interest, as well as to meet central office administrators.
Applicants must be US citizens, permanent residents, or attend a US college or university. Students should be within 1-2 years of attending graduate school, have strong research skills, a minimum 3.5 grade point average, and have a genuine interest in obtaining a PhD. Those who are invited to attend this fall preview weekend will have all their expenses paid.
See the website above for details.
|Title: Graduate Horizons: Pre-Graduate School Program for Native American,
Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native Students
Deadline: June 1.
Dates: July 18 21, 2009
Location: University of California, Berkeley
Contact: Christine Suina, Program Coordinator
Mail: PO Box 1262, Pena Blanca, NM 87041.
Phone: (505) 401-3854.
Website: www.collegehorizons.org (online application)
Collaborating partners: AIGC (American Indian Graduate Center), Winds of Change magazine, the Princeton Review Foundation, and over 40 of the nations finest graduate and professional programs.
The Graduate Horizons Program is a four-day crash course for Native American, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native and First Nations college students, masters students or alumni to help prepare them for graduate school (masters, Ph.D. or professional school). Participants will be limited to 90. Faculty, admission officers and deans representing hundreds of graduate disciplines and a host of graduate and professional schools will help you: Select programs and careers suitable for you. Complete winning applications and write memorable personal statements. Learn what turns an applicant into an admitted student. Become a test-prep whiz kid on the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, & MCAT. Find your way through the financial aid/scholarship jungle. Explore special issues for Native students. Learn graduate school survival tips.
Complete program cost is $175 (includes tuition, room, meals, all materials and transportation to campus from the Oakland airport). Students are responsible for their own airfare, but substantial funds are available for travel and tuition assistance (each year we award travel assistance to over 70% of our students).
For an application and more information on the programs, please go to the website.
|Title: Public Health/Psychology/Social Work Intern
Location: Ipswich, MA (on the North Shore commuter rail).
Contact: Shelley A. Welch, MA, Project Director
Seeking Public Health/Psychology/Social Work Intern for The Capturing Spirit Project, a national non-profit research and development project focused on American Indian (A.I.) maternal infant attachment and traditional childbirth practices. The projects Phase I duties will include: collection of journal data and research, implementation of a MySpace page for the project, and development of a map of American Indian Health organizations that serve A.I. pregnant women and their infants.
Minimum of 4 telecommuting hours weekly to start. Monthly two hour supervision and project planning on-site required. Access to medical libraries and ability to navigate journal research necessary. Paid travel. Thorough review of the projects website is highly recommended before inquiry. Duration and hours flexible.
|Title: EPA Region 1s Summer Intern
Deadline: May 29, 2009 (recommended applying early)
Contact: Shirley Gakuru
Project I: No Discharge Area Initiative Program
The Ocean and Coastal Protection Unit in OEP requests one summer intern to assist with the No Discharge Area (NDA) Initiative, one of the regions top priorities. EPA is authorized under section 312 of the Clean Water Act to designate No Discharge Areas where the discharge of all sewage from boats is prohibited. EPA grants approval for NDAs upon demonstration by the state applying for the designation that there is a need for greater water quality protection and that sufficient pump-out facilities exist for the safe and sanitary disposal of vessel sewage. NDAs provide a higher level of water quality protection for important resources like shellfish beds and swimming beaches.
Location: EPA New England office, requiring travel to different locations in Maine and Massachusetts
Preferred College Major: Environmental studies, environmental science, marine biology
Preferred Year in College: Junior/senior or graduate school
Date(s): May 1 August 30, 2009
Project II: Mystic River Watershed Initiative
Location: Boston, MA
Preferred College Major: Environmental Science/Biology/Engineering with good mathematical and computer skills.
Preferred Year in College: Junior/Senior. If a graduating senior, intern MUST be enrolled in a degree-seeking program for fall 2009.
Dates: May 15, 2009 August 31, 2009
Project III: National Pollution Elimination System (NPDES) Program
Location: Boston, MA
Preferred College Major(s): engineering, biology, environmental sciences
Preferred Year in College:
Preferred Background: science or engineering with good writing and basic computer skills
Date(s): June September 2009
Project IV: Asthma Research Project
Location: Boston, MA
Preferred College Major(s): Environmental Health Sciences
Preferred Year in College: Graduate Student
Preferred Background: Graduate student with public health/environmental health concentration or environmental sciences preferred. An upper level undergraduate with excellent organization and communication skills in any major will also be accepted.
Date(s): May 2009 September 2009
Project V: Superfund Information Management
Title: Information Management Assistant
Location: Region I Boston, MA
Preferred College Major(s):
Preferred Year in College: Can be High School or College
Date(s): Summer, 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS OPPORTUNITIES
|Title: The National Congress of American Indians 2009 Mid-Year Conference
Date: June 14-17, 2009
Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2009
Location: Conference Center Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, NY.
· Using Research to Support Indian Country in Shaping Its Own Future
· Strategies for Administering Indian Country Criminal Justice
· Joint Air Toxics Assessment Project: A Successful Multi-jurisdictional Environmental Science Research Partnership
· Improving Health Care Access in Native American Communities
· Historical and Current Trauma: Examining Community Memories for the Health of a Nation
In accordance with Section XIII of the Standing Rules of Order, resolutions will not be considered at the Mid-Year Conference unless they are determined emergency in nature and national in scope by the NCAI Executive Committee. This designation is reserved for resolutions dealing with issues that cannot wait until the Annual Session to be addressed. As always, resolutions must be of a general nature, advocating the best interests of all American Indians and Alaska Natives. Resolutions that take one side between two conflicting tribes are not in order. If a resolution is emergency in nature and national in scope, the submission deadline for its consideration at the Mid-Year Conference is Friday, May 29, 2009.
Proposed resolutions must be submitted by an NCAI individual member in good standing and should be sent to NCAI Headquarters - Attn: Amber Ebarb. (electronic documents in Microsoft Word are preferred, e-mail to email@example.com).
|Title: Eighth Native American Symposium and Film Festival Images, Imaginations,
and Beyond with Heather Rae
Deadline: June 15
Date(s): November 4-6, 2009
Location: Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma
Contact: Dr. Mark B. Spencer
Papers are invited for the Eighth Native American Symposium. The keynote speaker this year will be the Cherokee film director and producer Heather Rae. Along with the conference sessions, we will be presenting a wide selection of films by Native American filmmakers from across the Native film community. Papers, panels, and creative projects on all aspects of Native American studies are welcome. All papers presented at the symposium will be eligible for inclusion in the volume of published proceedings, which will also be posted on our website. Send abstract of 250 words or less to Dr. Mark B. Spencer via email.
|Title: Indigenous Knowledge and Education (ECE 12), 2009 Theme
Issue - Canadian Journal of Native Education
Deadline: July 2, 2009
Contact: Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, Indigenous Education
Mail: 2125 Main Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z4
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (with Word attachment)
The 2008 CJNE theme issue Indigenous Knowledges and the University highlighted scholarly work focused on this important area of education. The 2009 theme issue will continue to address educational challenges and successes in relation to Indigenous knowledge and education from early childhood to grade 12. This CJNE call is for research papers, stories and thought-pieces that address the 2009 theme.
The following questions are of particular interest:
How can Indigenous Knowledges contribute to the significant improvement and transformation of Indigenous education?
How do we make Indigenous Knowledges matter in early childhood to high school educational contexts?
How can Indigenous knowledges shape research, leadership, pedagogies, curriculum, policies, or parental/community engagement?
What is the nature of the forces that either resist or ensure the inclusion of Indigenous Knowledges in ECE grade 12 contexts?
Please send four titled hard copies with abstract: (one hard copy to include name and contact address info and three hard copies without name and contact info for blind review) to:
CJNE uses APA style. Submissions should be no longer than 6,250 words in length.
2009 Streams of Language, Memory & Lifeways for Tribal Archives,
Libraries and Museums National Conference
|Title: 15th Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on
Website: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2009/materials/announce.cfm & http://www.minority.unc.edu/
Date: Tuesday, June 9, 1:30-4:00pm EDT
Location: Webcast, C-band satellite (tentative), and Tate-Turner-Kuralt building auditorium (registration required)
Topic: "Breaking the Cycle: Investigating the Intersection of Educational Inequities and Health Disparities"
This interactive session will be broadcast with a live audience in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt auditorium at the UNC School of Social Work and can be viewed over the Internet (webcast) and (tentatively) c-band satellite. Questions will be taken from studio and broadcast participants by email and toll-free telephone.
To register a viewing site: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2009/broadcast/
To register for the Internet broadcast: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2009/broadcast/
To register to participate in the studio audience at the TTK auditorium: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2009/studio/
Answers to frequently asked questions: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2009/faq.cfm
|Title: American Indian Teacher Conference at Northern Arizona University
Date(s): June 12-13, 2009
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Contact: Dr. Joseph Martin or Dr. Jon Reyhner
Email: Joseph.Martin@nau.edu or Jon.Reyhner@nau.edu
Phone 928-523-5933 or 928-523-0580
Northern Arizona Universitys College of Education is hosting a conference on what kind of preparation Indian Nations need and want for the teachers of their children to help accomplish the goal of closing the achievement gap between the academic performance of American Indian students and the rest of America on June 12 and 13, 2009. Conference keynote speakers are Dr. William Demmert and Dr. Thomas Peacock.
A central concern of educational improvement is how to get teachers to appreciate and respect traditional tribal values while at the same time giving their students a world-class education that prepares them to live and work in any society they choose. An ideal teacher for American Indian students needs content knowledge about mathematics, science, history and other subjects, and knowledge of teaching methodologies, including methodologies that are congruent with how their Indian students learn to learn at home and acknowledge tribal forms of learning.
For more information, please visit the website above.
|Title: For All My Relations 10th Annual Conference for Indian Families
Conference date(s): July 9th 11th, 2009
Location: Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove, California
Contact: National Indian Justice Center
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for new information and resources to develop ways to address issues of concern to Native communities. It is for All Our Relations that we come together to share our knowledge, skills, hopes and dreams for the future of Indian families. This conference will have an opening general session with guest speakers, two days of workshops, a college career fair, silent auction, a wealth of exhibits, and lastly, a closing general session.
|Title: The Parliament of the World's Religions -- Healing the Earth
with Care and Concern
Conference date(s): December 3-9, 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Environmental concerns, collaborations, and actions, as informed by religious perspectives, will be a central theme of the next Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne, Australia, December 3-9, 2009. Program submissions are welcome, particularly focusing on Climate Change, Bio Diversity, the Earth Charter, the Universe Story and World Religions, and Securing Food and Water for all People.
The 2009 Parliament will convene thousands of people from around the world to renew their work for the future of the planet. The theme is Make a World of Difference: Hearing Each Other, Healing the Earth. We see an urgent need to cultivate awareness of our global interconnectedness, and this Parliament will honor the struggles and spiritualities of the Indigenous Peoples around the globe, particularly highlighting the Aboriginal communities of Australia.
Title: 2009 Keepers of the Fire Scholarship Program
Title: 2009 Ghigau (beloved woman) Scholarship Program
Title: 2009 Edbesendowen Scholarship Program
|Title: Endocrinology Fellowship Opportunity
Deadline: Open until filled.
Contact: Carla Deal, Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (405) 271-3613
Website: http://w3.ouhsc.edu/Endocrinology/Fellowship%20Program.asp & http://www.ouhsc.edu/Endocrinology/FellowshipCurriculum.pdf
The Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Service in conjunction with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), Section of Endocrinology & Diabetes and the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center is actively requesting candidates to apply for a 2-year Endocrinology fellowship program.
Interested applicants must hold U.S. Citizenship. American Indians are strongly encouraged to apply. Upon completion of the fellowship training, a 2-year payback will take place at the Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Service in the role of Area Consultant for Endocrinology.
|Title: Indigenous Fellowship Programmes for 2010
- English: April 30, 2009
- Spanish: July 15, 2009
- French: TBA
- Russian: September 30, 2009
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organizes every year an Indigenous Fellowship Programme, which is an extensive training programme aimed at strengthening indigenous representatives knowledge of the United Nations system, general Human Rights mechanisms and other mechanisms more specifically dealing with indigenous issues.
This programme is EXCLUSIVELY for indigenous persons. It is implemented in close cooperation with University partners and other UN agencies. Trained participants are better equipped to assist their organizations and communities in using existing international instruments and mechanisms to protect their rights. This training programme is available in 4 languages: English, Spanish, French and Russian.
Please visit the website for more information.
|Title: Post-Doctoral positions in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology,
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Deadline: Open until filled.
Contact: Linda Schreyer, SIPID-GE Program Administrator, Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics
The Division of Biostatistics at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine seeks candidates for multiple post-doctoral positions in genetic epidemiology who will be involved in the development and application of novel statistical methods for analysis of data from family/genetic studies with an emphasis on substantive applied orientation in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk factors. Background in one or more areas among biostatistics, statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, and bioinformatics is highly desirable. Candidates with research interests in the development of novel analytic methods in genetic epidemiology are particularly encouraged to apply.
Washington University School of Medicine is among the worlds premier biomedical research institutions. It is home for several large scale centers at the forefront of research in their chosen fields, including nationally funded Centers in the areas of genome sequencing, cancer, and Alzheimer Disease.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with a statement of research interests, CV, and two letters of recommendation to: Dr. D. C. Rae, Division of Biostatistics, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid, Campus Box 8067, St. Louis, MO 63110-1093 or email email@example.com.
|Title: Teepee Capitol of the World 91st Annual Crow Fair
Date: August 13-17, 2009
Website: www.crowtribe.com & http://www.crow-fair.com/
Grand Entry Times:
Aug 13 --- 6:00 pm (Crow Style Contest Begins)
Aug 14 --- 7:00 pm
Aug 15 --- 6:00 pm
Aug 16 --- 6:00 pm
Aug 17 --- Approx 2:00 pm
Date(s): Fri. 14th, Sat. 15th, and Sun. 16th (Starting at 10:00am)
Location: Gas Cap Hill Daily Prizes in several parade categories
Contact: Rhonda Rides Horse
Phone: 406 699-3015
Teepee Creepers Run
Date: Saturday, Aug 15th (Registration --- 6:30 am; Race starts --- 7:30 am)
Location: South end of dance arbor
Contact: Wayne Not Afraid or Dean Bird
Phone: 406 679-1085 or 406 8601440
Traditional Crow Arrow Throwing
Contact: Victor Dust or J.R. Dust
Phone: 406 639-8902 or 406 639-2005
|Title: 37th Annual Spring PowWow, Sapulpa Public Schools Native American
Date: Saturday, May 16th 2009
Location: Sapulpa's Old High School Gym
Contact: SPS Indian Education office
Phone: (918) 224·9322
Gourd Dancing 2:00 PM
Dinner 5:00 PM
Grand Entry 7:00 PM
The SPS Indian Education Mose Cahwee Scholarship winners will be announced at the Pow Wow. All fundraising goes toward scholarships and student activates for NASA.
Bring your Pow Wow chairs, Concessions available (Indian Tacos!!!!).
|Title: Global Indigenous Womens Caucus Meeting
Date: May 14-15, 2009
Location: 777 UN Plaza, New York (across from UN Headquarters).
Contact: Tia Oros Peters, Executive Director
Seventh Generation Fund, PO Box 4569, Arcata, California 95518 USA
Phone: 707-825-7640 x111
Seventh Generation Fund and the American Indian Law Alliance and our co-sponsors listed below, warmly invite you attend the Global Indigenous Womens Caucus Meeting.
This two-day preparatory meeting is for Indigenous women. It is a venue and time to come together, strategize, share best practices and pertinent information from our communities and Nations, and work hard together to develop policy recommendations for the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues taking place May 18-29, 2009 at the UN Headquarters, NY.
Co-sponsors (as of date) Seventh Generation Fund, American Indian Law Alliance joined by the Indigenous Women's Network, Huairou Commission, Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood (GROOTS International/Canada), and others to be announced.
Title: Astronomy Camp on Kitt Peak: June 2009
SCSU offers third American Indian Studies Institute
The weeklong learning experience, which is designed to enhance the effectiveness of professionals working with American Indian students, is expected to be of special interest to K-16 educators.
The Institute is sponsored by St. Cloud State Universitys American Indian Center, Ethnic Studies Department and the Multicultural Resource Center and in partnership with the Lower Sioux Interpretive Center and the Minnesota Historical Society.
Sessions throughout the week will include Dakota and Ojibwe histories, cultures and languages; tribal sovereignty; incorporating American Indian history and culture into the curriculum; evaluating educational materials for bias and American Indian arts and cultural expressions.
The professional development opportunity can be taken for undergraduate and graduate credit. Registration is limited to 32 participants.
For more information visit www.stcloudstate.edu/aic or contact Jim Knutson-Kolodzne, American Indian Center Director, 320-308-5447, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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