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Opportunities - Page Two

Here you will find opportunity listings for the following categories:

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

Title: Call for Applications: 2010 Honoring Nations Award Program
Contacts: Megan Hill ( or 617-496-4229) or Misko Beaudrie ( or 617-496-9446) if you have any questions.

On behalf of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and the Honoring Nations Board of Governors, we invite you to apply for the 2010 Honoring Nations Award Program.

Honoring Nations is a national awards program that identifies, celebrates, and shares outstanding examples of tribal governance. The award-winning programs address a broad range of topics, including cultural affairs, economic and community development, education, environment and natural resources, government performance, health and social services, intergovernmental relations, and justice. They offer insight into effective problem solving and provide fresh ideas for strengthening sovereign Nations through self-determination.

You can access the online application at: Share it with your colleagues or tribal Nation programs that would be good candidates for Honoring Nations.

Title: Call for Project Proposals from Native Communities and Leaders, HUNAP Nation Building II Course
Contacts: Dennis Norman
Phone: 617-726-3285.
Deadline: January 25, 2009

HUNAP is one of Harvard's 17 Interfaculty Initiatives of the Office of the President and Provost. Consistent with the Harvard University charter of 1650 calling for the "education of English and Indian youth," HUNAP has developed partnerships with established faculties at Harvard to build viable programs of research, teaching, and outreach on issues affecting the lives of indigenous peoples. As part of this mission HUNAP funds the Nation Building II graduate course offered through the Kennedy School of Government and the Graduate School of Education.

A Nation Building II Project is a field based research project requested by a client that focuses on some of the major issues Native American tribes and nations face. These projects are based on the “sovereign” choice of a community to partner with a university to study native issues, including sovereignty, economic development, constitutional reform, leadership, health and social welfare, land and water rights, culture and language, religious freedom and education. The project is completed by graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building II. The Projects are conducted under the guidance of faculty members with relevant expertise. Students participate in a weekly colloquium where they present their work-in-progress to fellow students and faculty. The lead faculty member for Nation Building II is Prof. Dennis Norman, Harvard Medical School and faculty chair of HUNAP.

The HUNAP Nation Building II Projects deal specifically with the issues facing Native nations or organizations working in Native affairs. Over the last seven years, more than 80 Nation Building II Projects have been performed on behalf of tribes and tribal organizations.

Examples of Projects include:

  • Creating a Nation Building Museum: Considerations for the redesign and reorganization of the Hall of the North American Indian: Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology.
  • Options for a Constitution: Heiltsuk First Nation
  • Strengthening Families for the Future: Exploring Historical Trauma at Mashantucket Pequot
  • Tribal Regulation of Genetic Research: One Sky Center, Portland, Oregon

First Step to Request a Project
Email Dennis Norman at with contact information so we can arrange a phone conversation to clarify and help come up a project that can meet your needs and is practical to accomplish in a one semester course.

After Phone Consultation, How do I submit a proposal?
Email your proposal to In the body of the message, give brief answers to the listed questions, numbering each answer to correspond with the question.
1) Your name and title ; 2) Your organization; 3) Mailing address; 4) E-mail address; 5) Phone number; 6) Fax number; 7) Proposed title for this project; 8) A one-page description of the problem or concern you would like our students to work on; and 9) A brief explanation of how you expect to use the final product.

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Title: College Horizons: A Pre-College Workshop For Native American High School Students
Deadline: February 1, 2010 (priority); February 26, 2010 (2nd round)

Program Dates:
June 12-16, 2010 - University of Hawai'i Hilo (Hilo, HI)
June 26-30, 2010 - Lawrence University (Appleton, WI)
June 26-30, 2010 - University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA)

College Horizons is a five-day “crash course” in preparing for college. The individualized program helps students select colleges suitable for them to apply to, get admitted to, and receive adequate financial aid. Students research their top 10 schools; complete essays, resumes, applications, and the FAFSA; receive interviewing skills and test-taking strategies (on the ACT and SAT) and financial aid/scholarship information. Eligible participants must be American Indian (enrolled members only), Alaska Native (proof of status) or Native Hawaiian; current sophomores and juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (in academic courses).

Applications will be accepted on a space-available basis to May 1 (after March 1, please contact us to see which site may still have spaces). Complete program cost is $200 (includes tuition, room, meals, all materials and transportation to campus from the designated 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).

Title: Graduate Horizons: A Pre-Graduate Workshop For Native College Students & College Graduates
Deadline: February 1, 2010 (priority); February 26, 2010 (2nd round)

Program Dates:
July 17-20, 2010 - Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Graduate Horizons is a four-day “crash course” for Native college students, college graduates, master’s students in preparing for graduate school (master’s, Ph.D. or professional school). Faculty, admission officers and deans from a host of graduate and professional schools and representing hundreds of graduate disciplines work with students to consider career paths and related graduate studies; complete personal statements, resumes, applications; and receive test-taking strategies (on the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT) and financial aid/scholarship information. Eligible participants must be American Indian (enrolled members only), Alaska Native (proof of status), Native Hawaiian, First Nations of Canada; a college student, master's student, or college graduate.

Applications will be accepted on a space-available basis to June 1 (after May 1, please contact us to see which site may still have spaces). Complete program cost is $200 (includes tuition, room, meals, all materials and transportation to campus from the designated 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 50% of our students).

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Title: Student Summer Internship (SSI) Program, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
Application Deadline: February 15, 2010 (supporting documentation due February 22, 2010)
Contact: Mansel A. Nelson
Phone: 928-523-1275

The Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP) staff is recruiting interns for Summer 2010. The host sites selected will be published on the website by January 15th and the intern selection process will begin February 15th. Interns are eligible for host sites that will be selected from across the nation. The internship is designed to give college students an opportunity to:

  • Assist EPA/Tribal agencies with environmental issues.
  • Acquire ready-to-use skills.
  • Gain actual experience while contributing to a project.
  • Earn $4,000 during the ten week experience.
  • Receive a limited housing allowance.
  • Receive a limited travel allowance.

Title: Public Health/Psychology Intern
Deadline: Open until filled.
Location: Cambridge, MA and Ipswich, MA
Contact: Shelley A. Welch, MA, Project Director
Phone: 978-380-2357

Seeking Public Health/Psychology Intern for The Capturing Spirit Project, a non-profit research and development project focused on the emotional well being of American Indian (A.I.) mothers and their infants. This is a good opportunity for undergraduate or graduate level student interested in A.I. public health and/or/mental health. The project has National scope and currently functions on Boston’s Northshore. The project’s Phase I responsibilities will include: collection of journal data and research, maintaining and organizing contact networks, and development of a map of American Indian Health organizations that serve A.I. pregnant women and their infants.
Candidate must be in commuting distance of Ipswich, MA (reachable by commuter rail). Minimum of 4 telecommuting hours monthly to start. Monthly two hour supervision and project planning on-site required. Access to university libraries and ability to navigate journal research necessary. Thorough review of the project’s website is highly recommended before inquiry. Duration and hours flexible. Currently, an unpaid internship, stipend possible dependent on future grants.

Title: 2010 Honors Paralegal Intern Program, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division
Deadline: December 31, 2009

We are hiring paralegals for our 2010 Honors Paralegal Intern Program. Positions will be located in Washington, D.C. and Denver. Program participants in this two year program will receive both formal and on-the-job training, and be mentored by an attorney. Duties of the paralegal include: Administrative case preparation, Trial support, Cite checking, Freedom of Information requests, Legal research utilizing Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, etc.

We are looking for 2009/2010 college graduates, with an overall GPA of at least a 3.0, who are organized, analytical, have strong research and writing skills, and can work both independently and collaboratively, starting on or about July 19, 2010. The starting salary for a GS-7 is approximately $41,000. (U.S. Citizenship, security clearance and drug test are required.)

The Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) is a 700 person organization with approximately 400 attorneys and nearly 300 legal support and administrative staff. As the largest environmental law firm in the country, ENRD has represented virtually every federal agency in courts nationwide. ENRD has primary responsibility for litigation on behalf of the United States regarding:

  • Prevention and Clean Up of Pollution,
  • Wildlife Protection,
  • Environmental Challenges to Federal Programs and Activities,
  • Acquisition of Property for Federal Needs,
  • Native American Rights and Claims,
  • Stewardship of Public Lands and Natural Resources

To apply please visit following link: After establishing your userID and password, use 291592 as the Vacancy ID number, then follow the instructions to complete your application.

Title: Alaska Conservation Foundation's Summer Internship Program
Deadline: February 15, 2010
Contact: Danielle Williams
Phone: 907-276-1917
Email: (email preferred)

With the goal of inspiring and empowering the next generation of Alaska conservation leaders, Alaska Conservation Foundation is pleased to announce we will be accepting applications for the 2010 Conservation Internship Program between December 18, 2009 and February 15, 2010.

This paid internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students and recent college graduates with an interest in furthering their careers in conservation, environmental justice, or related fields. Both Alaska residents and non-residents are encouraged to apply.
Title: Morris K. Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship Program
Deadline: January 29, 2010
Contact: Colin Ben, Internship Contractor

The Internship Program is a ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC, for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, experience an insider’s view of the federal government, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance.

Title: Paid Undergraduate Summer Internships, The Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction (CMOP)
Application Deadline: See website
Contact: Vanessa Green, Director of Higher Education and Diversity
Phone: 503-748-1609

CMOP is headquartered at Oregon Health & Science University’s west campus in Beaverton, Oregon. Interns receive a stipend of $4,600 and out-of-state students may be eligible for additional housing support. Application deadline is April 1, 2010. Summer internship dates: June 7-August 13, 2010, schedule may vary due to academic schedules at your home university. CMOP engages in collaborative research with Pacific Northwest Tribes and encourages application from Native American students.

CMOP considers applications from undergraduate freshmen, sophomores and juniors with backgrounds and majors in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, physics, and others. Prior lab/field experience is of interest but not required. Our past interns have come from a wide range of geographic and academic backgrounds, and have worked collaboratively in several innovative projects. Interns engage in leading-edge research to understand and predict biological, chemical and physical processes of the river-to-ocean ecosystem, contributing data and analysis that provide guidance for sustainable ecosystem management.

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Title: American Indians Today Area--- Southwest/Texas Popular & American Popular Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference

The American Indians Today Area is seeking papers, presentations and panels on topics related to American Indians Today that examine the influence that American pop culture has on aspects of contemporary American Indian life ways and vice versa. American Indian culture is diverse and an examination of the culture, influences, adaptation, and cultural syncretism as it is presented in contemporary America is welcome.

Proposals may examine any aspect of American Indian life ways and pop culture as represented or interpreted in: the arts, performing arts (storytelling, myth, legend, theater, music); poetry; oral tradition; myth; legend; philosophy; sciences, arts; fashion; artifacts; foods; journalism; media (radio, television, internet); photography; cultural, spiritual or identity appropriation; stereotypes; mascots; tribal politics; history; gaming; Indians in the military; activist movements; social influences; reservation, rural and urban influences; languages; assimilation, adaptation, and syncretism; sovereignty, peoplehood and any influence one may observe that has its genesis in American popular culture as adapted by contemporary American Indians.

Send abstracts and proposals for panels of 100-250 words to: Richard L. Allen, Area Chair, American Indians Today, Cherokee Nation, P.O. Box 948, Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74465. Contact: 918-453- 5466;

Details regarding conference can be found at:

Title: 11th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference Call for Papers
Conference Dates: February 4-5, 2010
Conference Location: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Deadline for Proposal: December 10, 2009
Contact: Elizabeth P. Martos,
Phone: 480-965-3634

Conference Theme: “Sustainability – Indigenous Community – Activism”

The organizers of the AISA Conference welcome proposals for paper presentations, panel presentations, and workshops on the following topics: Traditional Indigenous Sustainability; Sustainability in the Modern Indigenous Era; Sustainability and Indigenous Land, Air, and Water Rights; Euro-American Politics and Indigenous Sustainability; Developing Contemporary Economic Systems vs. Indigenous Sustainability; Indigenous Community as Home; The Sacred and the Profane: Indigenous Community Today; Maintaining Indigenous Community: Resistance, Resilience, Re-affirmation; Indigenous Community and Modernity as a Life and Death Matter; Indigenous Intellectual and Artistic Leadership and Indigenous Community; Activism in Artistic Vision: A Return to Tradition; Indigenous Philosophy as Activism; Re-establishing Indigenous Knowledge Through Activism; Is Indigenous Activism Useful or Not Useful?; Indigenous American Activism: A United North, Central, and South America.

Please submit feedback and/or questions re: suggested paper presentations, panel presentations, workshops to Simon Ortiz, AISA President, or 480-965-7999.

Title: 2010 Canadian Journal of Native Education: Connecting to Spirit in Indigenous Research
Deadline: January 31, 2010
Contact: Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, Indigenous Education

Research is a part of everything we do and how we live our lives. In this 2010 Canadian Journal of Native Education (CJNE) theme issue “Connecting to Spirit in Indigenous Research” we will highlight scholarly work focused on the importance of reclaiming and redefining “research” from Indigenous perspectives by experiencing the process and approaches in which scholars connect to “spirit” in doing research.

This CJNE call is for research papers, stories and thought-pieces that address the 2010 theme. The following questions are of particular interest:

  • How do Indigenous research approaches contribute to the significant improvement and transformation of Indigenous education?
  • How do researchers “connect to spirit” in their research?
  • How do Indigenous research approaches and methodologies honor and strengthen our connection to our families, communities, nations and ourselves?
  • How does the natural world contribute to and inform Indigenous research?
  • How does Indigenous research draw on Indigenous ways of knowing and being, connecting with self and spirit?

Title: The Newberry Library Seminar in American Indian Studies, 2009-2010 Academic Year
Deadline: Open until filled.

The seminar will provide a forum for works-in-progress that explore topics in American Indian Studies. We encourage the submission of proposals for seminar papers that examine a wide variety of subjects relating to American Indian and Indigenous history and culture broadly conceived. The seminar is open to graduate students, faculty members and independent scholars. Graduate students and junior faculty in the early-writing stages who wish to present work are especially encouraged to apply. The seminar will meet several times during the academic year, usually on a Thursday afternoon from 3pm to 5pm, at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.

To propose a paper, please send a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief c.v. to: Jade Cabagnot, Program Assistant, D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History, The Newberry Library. Please send all materials as electronic attachments via email to:

Title: 2010 Annual Meeting American Society for Ethnohistory Call for Papers
Deadline: April 15, 2010
Conference Date(s): October 14-16, 2010
Conference Location: Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa ON Canada

The theme for the ASE Ottawa 2010 is titled ‘Creating Nations and Building States: Past and Present,’ focusing on indigenous societies and their relations with expanding colonial and modern state structures of Canada, America, and Latin America. This general theme is intended to initiate discussions on the complex and often fractious relations between Native societies and expanding state structures in the Americas from contact onward. Papers on instances of ethnogenesis, persistence and transformation of identity, culture and social structures over time are especially welcomed.

We are strongly encouraging electronic submissions. All of the necessary forms will be made accessible through the American Society for Ethnohistory’s website: Completed forms can then be emailed directly as Microsoft Word attachments to For those submitting proposals via U.S. Mail, please send panel/paper abstracts, registration fees, application cover letter, and curriculum vitae to: ASE Program Committee Chair, c/o Professor Jean Francois Belisle; History Department; University of Ottawa; Ottawa, ON; Canada K1N 6N5.

Title: Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Language Revitalization
Contact: Dr. Priscilla Day

Eni-gikendaasoyaang the Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Language Revitalization is seeking article submissions for our online journal Bemaadizing. Bemaadizing is an online interdisciplinary journal of Indigenous life. We are looking for submissions that reflect Indigenous learning across the lifespan, Indigenous resiliency or are open to having an eclectic mix of topics.

Title: Multicultural Perspectives Peer Reviewed Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
Deadline: March 30, 2010
Contact: Francisco Rios at 307-766-4055 OR and Cornel Pewewardy at 503-725-9689 OR

There has been an overall lack of written representation describing the experiences of Indigenous Peoples in education (broadly) and within the field of multicultural education (specifically). This is problematic given an increasing demographic reality wherein Indigenous Peoples/First Nations/American Indians/Alaska Natives/Native Americans have become the most underrepresented, underserved, exploited, and oldest ethnic group in the US. As sovereign Nations, tribes have a role in the teaching that is conducted in their communities and in regulating that research which occurs on their tribal land and with their tribal citizens. Indeed, the conversation around race relations needs to broaden out from a Black-White discourse to include the Indigenous experience in schooling. This special issue of Multicultural Perspectives is intended to provide valuable information for practitioners (teachers, counselors, teacher educators, etc.), which might inform and impact pedagogical practices and curricular perspectives with links to Indigenous cultural practices within a multicultural education framework.

Guest editors of this special issue are interested in any and all contributions which link the Indigenous experience to multicultural education. For example, a submission may provide a general analysis/perspective on multicultural education as an academic discipline seen within an Indigenous student point of view (the promise of multicultural education for Indigenous Peoples, the problems of multicultural education for Indigenous Peoples, new directions and possibilities for multicultural education based on the Indigenous experience, etc.). Some other possibilities may include the following.

  1. Culturally Responsive Curriculum and Pedagogy for Indigenous Peoples
  2. Schooling (policies and procedures) for Indigenous Peoples
  3. Non-formal Schooling and Indigenous Peoples

We encourage the use of the tribal language of the community that you represent. We encourage the “Indigenous Ways of Knowing” of the community that you represent as well. Keep in mind that 30% of the readership for the journal is classroom (K-12) teachers.

Title: Sixth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference
Deadline: January 11, 2010
Conference Date(s): April 8-9, 2010
Location: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC
Contact: Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs, American Indian Studies Department UNC Pembroke
Phone: (910) 521-6266

Proposals are invited for papers and panels addressing the study of American Indians in the Southeast cultural area. Topics may include academic or creative works on: archaeology, education, history, socio-cultural issues, religion, literature, oral traditions, art, identity, sovereignty, health and other matters. Creative works may include any written, visual, musical, video, digital or other creative production that connects to Southeast Indian peoples’ experiences, histories or concerns. Proposals are welcome from all persons working in the field. Only complete proposals will receive full consideration. Individuals may submit only one proposal.

Proposals are to be submitted electronically or by mail. Send to or Alesia Cummings at American Indian Studies, PO Box 1510 Pembroke, NC 28372-1510.

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Title: Workshop- Race, Ethnicity, Indigenous Peoples and Politics: Land, Territoriality & the Environment, Canadian Political Science Association Conference
Workshop Date(s): June 1-3, 2010
Location: Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Inspired by the 20th anniversary of the Oka Crisis, this daylong workshop will explore issues of land, territoriality and the environment from the vantage of, or its intersection with, research on race, ethnicity and Indigenous peoples.

This workshop aims to bring together scholars from different subfields and participants from government, the public sector and the community and to encourage innovative, crosscutting scholarly exchange on matters of land, territoriality and environment.

The workshop will consist of four panels: (1) Oka @ 20 which will examine the impact of the Oka crisis on Indigenous peoples, Canada and politics; (2) Contentious Claims which will explore intersections of identity and territoriality; (3) hot spots/hot topics which will look the politics of land and landlessness; and (4) a panel on constructions of land and environmental politics.

Paper proposals for this workshop are most welcome! Beyond the usual call for papers, REIPP is specifically seeking proposals connecting the study of race, ethnicity and Indigenous peoples and advancing the discipline and its theoretical and methodological underpinnings.

Title: 10th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations
Conference Date(s): July 19-21, 2010
Location: Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Diversity Conference has a history of bringing together scholarly, government and practice-based participants with an interest in the issues of diversity and community. The Conference examines the concept of diversity as a positive aspect of a global world and globalised society. Diversity is in many ways reflective of our present world order, but there are ways of taking this further without necessary engendering its alternatives: racism, conflict, discrimination and inequity. Diversity as a mode of social existence can be projected in ways that deepen the range of human experience.

Title: 2010 National Tribal Science Forum
Date: June 6-10, 2010
Location: Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Traverse City, Michigan

Theme: "Mother Earth: Indigenous Knowledge and Science to Promote Positive Change."

This national forum is being sponsored by the National EPA-Tribal Science Council and hosted by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. The forum is designed for representatives of Tribal communities, including elders, leaders, faculty, staff and students working on environmental issues.

The forum will provide a platform to discuss issues of vital interest to Indian Country and make available opportunities to:

  • Showcase tribal science through cutting-edge research and case studies
  • Promote Native Science and highlight progress being made in environmental and health programs on tribal lands
  • Share tribal science success stories through presentations, exhibits and poster session
  • Obtain technical training in high priority areas identified by tribal governments and members of the Tribal Science Council
  • Network and share knowledge among Native scientists and environmental professionals from throughout Indian Country
  • Interact with Native students and hear their environmental voices via youth poetry and poster contests

Visit the forum web site for up-to-date information including agenda, plenary sessions, keynote speakers and registration beginning January 2010:

Title: NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (Multicultural Institute), Strengthening Connections for Strategic Multicultural Leadership
Dates: December 10-12, 2009
Location: Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas, TX

Student affairs professionals and faculty working in multicultural education, as well as those who frame their practice in multicultural pedagogy, face challenging questions. What are effective methods for multicultural educators in developing their own professional competencies? How can educators partner with one another to deepen multicultural practice on campus? What are means of being strategic in our multicultural work with fellow community members including administrators, faculty, and students?

The NASPA Multicultural Institute is a dynamic professional development experience designed specifically for multicultural educators in higher education. This three-day Institute will consist of plenary speakers, educational sessions, and roundtable discussions. The Institute theme of Strengthening Connections for Strategic Multicultural Leadership summarizes the program's goal of creating a forum for multicultural educators across the academy to connect with one another, and gain valuable tools and ideas to engage upon returning to their institution.

All sessions and meals are open to register participants only.

Title: Native American Professional Development Conference, University of California
Conference Date(s): January 10-11, 2010
Location: University of California, Irvine

The conference is designed to provide the tools, resources, and professional development guidance to help advance your career. The agenda includes speakers and presenters from within and outside the UC system, as well as opportunities to meet Native staff from other campuses in order to help build a network of advocates and advisors.


Deputy Associate Director Jodi Gillette
Chairman Anthony Rivera, Jr.
Vice Chancellor Manuel Gómez
Chairman/CEO Jamie Fullmer
§ Native Recruiter Bridget Wilson

Title: 2010 LEAD Institute National Conference (First Nations Development Institute)
Conference Date(s): January 13-15, 2010
Location: Hyatt Tamaya Resort & Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
Contact: Marsha Whiting
Phone: 303-774-7835

This annual conference is part of the Leadership & Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship Development Program offered by First Nations. The LEAD program’s overall goal is to develop a pool of qualified nonprofit leaders to meet the needs of the growing Native American nonprofit sector.

This innovative program is an intensive one-year program that matches current Native nonprofit leaders and their organizations with young Native professionals who have the potential of becoming the next generation of Native nonprofit leaders. The program is designed to create future Native leaders for Native community and reservation-based nonprofits, build the resources of existing leaders in the Native nonprofit sector, and support Native nonprofits that are working to build leadership capacity in rural and reservation-based communities.

The LEAD Institute is a component of the overall program that is open for other interested individuals to attend. This year there are three different training tracks offered: 1. Native Nonprofit Capacity Building; 2. Asset-Building in Indian Country; and 3. Strengthening Native American Philanthropy. This Institute has much to offer Tribal & Native community leaders; Native American nonprofit professionals; Native Americans interested in launching or expanding nonprofit and/or philanthropic organizations; and anyone interested in Native American Asset Development, Nonprofit Management & Capacity Building, and/or Philanthropy in Indian Country.

Title: Professional Development Workshops (Expanding the Circle)
Workshop Date(s): See website
Contact: Alissa Chavez
Phone: 505-424-2341

Expanding the Circle Professional Development Workshops — A series of workshops are being held on Institute of American Indian Arts' campus in Santa Fe, NM that provide training opportunities for tribal departments and organizations that support Native youth. Workshops aim to develop professional knowledge to further education programs and services in New Mexico tribal communities. Registration is free and lunch is provided. Space is available for up to 20 registrations per workshop. Additional registrations will be placed on a wait list pending any cancellations. Workshop descriptions and registration can be accessed via the homepage.

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Title: Graduate Scholarship to Study Costal Climatic Change
Contact: Dr. Rusty Feagin

We are soliciting applications for a graduate scholarship directed towards evaluating climate change risk to indigenous cultural sites along North American coasts. We are particularly seeking American Indian and First Nation students with knowledge of indigenous cultural practices to explore these issues. Race or ethnicity will not be used to evaluate and select among the candidates that apply.

The scholarship will fund two years of study in a Master of Science program at Texas A&M University, Department of Ecosystem Science & Management. Program begins in January, June, or August of 2010. Scholarship is valued at approximately $60,000 over a two year period.

Successful applicants will work with Dr. Rusty Feagin of Texas A&M University and Dr. David Hurst Thomas of the American Museum of Natural History. Students will create ranked listings of indigenous cultural sites at the highest risk for destruction from climate change impacts; including current in-use places as well as areas of archaeological significance along North American coastlines.

Title: Southwest Tribal NARCH Scholarship Program

The purpose of the Southwest Tribal NARCH Scholarship Program is to help American Indian and Alaska Native students pursue an education in public health. Fall 2009 marks the first round of scholarship funding.

Applicants must be enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Priority will be given to members of tribes in New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate degree program.

Priority will be given to students that have demonstrated commitment to their program of study for the Graduate Research Assistant program. Priority will be given to dual degree MD and MPH students for the MPH scholarship program. Two students will be selected per semester per program.

Title: 13th Annual Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative, Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)
Deadline: April 16, 2010
Location: George Washington University, Washington D.C

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is now accepting applications for the 13th Annual Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative, which will be held on the George Washington University campus in Washington D.C., June 19 - 27, 2010. American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students, ages 16- 18, who have an interest in the health field and/or biomedical research are encouraged to apply. Selected high school students will receive a scholarship that covers their airfare, lodging, and most meals during the NNAYI program. NNAYI's curriculum is strategically designed to prepare high school students for admission to college and professional schools, as well as for careers in health and biomedical research.

AAIP is also recruiting adults, ages 21 and older, to serve as role models and chaperones to AI/AN high school students during the NNAYI program. Selected individuals will arrive in Washington D.C, on Friday, June 18, 2010 for training and to prepare for high school students arrival. AAIP will cover your airfare, lodging, meals, and a stipend will be provided upon completion of the program. Counselor application deadline is March 5, 2010.

Title: Morris K. Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 29, 2010
Contact: Mia Ibarra, Scholarship Program Manager

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship is awarded to college sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to Tribal Public Policy, Native Health Care, or the Environment. In addition to the $5,000 financial award, Udall Scholars also get to attend the Udall Scholar Orientation and are immediately plugged into a growing and active alumni network. Tribal public policy includes fields related to tribal sovereignty, governance, law, education, justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities. Native American health care includes health care administration, social work, medicine, research, and other disciplines. The Foundation must receive application packets by March 2, 2010, but individual institutions may have earlier deadlines.. Interested students can contact their campus’ Udall Faculty Representative for more information.

Title: Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) Scholarships to attend annual AAIP Conference
Deadline: Friday, May 28, 2010
Phone: 405-946-7072
Website: (under the “What’s New” section)

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) announces scholarships available to attend the 39th AAIP Annual Meeting and Health Conference in Albuquerque, NM, August 5 - 9, 2010. The conference will have presentations offered by experts and leaders in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) healthcare and policy making issues. Presentations include current trends, policy, research, and practice issues concerning AI/AN populations.

The National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Office of Minority Health Research Coordination will award scholarships to ten undergraduate level AI/AN students to attend the AAIP Annual Meeting and National Health Conference. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have an interest in biomedical research relevant to NIDDK's mission areas, i.e., diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, liver, urology, kidney, and hematologic diseases. Selected scholars will be required to attend a NIDDK session to be held during the conference. The remainder of the conference will be yours to attend all the other scheduled sessions and social activities. This scholarship provides for the student's airfare, hotel lodging, and meals. This scholarship is awarded on a one-time only basis.

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Title: Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Summer Student Fellowships
Deadline: February 5, 2010

The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) is a paid summer fellowship designed to foster the entrance of talented students from diverse backgrounds within the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts into graduate school and faculty positions in U.S. colleges and universities. More broadly, the program seeks to increase the presence of minorities and others who demonstrate a commitment to eradicating racial disparities in graduate school and eventually in academic ranks.

Each summer, the program brings a cohort of 18-22 undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors) from colleges and universities in the U.S. to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus for an intensive, ten-week research experience. Students are expected to develop a 20-page research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor with whom they are paired according to areas of study and research interests. In addition to meeting at least three times a week with faculty mentors, students will attend weekly 3-hour seminars where they will present their research and discuss it with faculty and other students in the program, receive required biweekly instruction in preparation for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), attend biweekly writing and presentation skills workshops, and participate in a variety of informative workshops, social events and conferences designed to expose them to the graduate experience. Fellowship Dates: May 23-July 29, 2010.

Rising seniors applying to MURAP should consider applying simultaneously to the Associate Program of the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT), as it would be of great help during the graduate school application process. For more information consult

Title: Mayor’s Policy Fellow, City of Portland, OR

Each year Mayor Sam Adams offers two Policy Fellow positions to the best and brightest. For 2010 we’ve hired one and now need to fill our last position. The position begins on January 4, lasts for one calendar year, and comes with a $20,000 stipend. Most importantly, it allows the fellow to earn one-of-a-kind, real-world experience in a mayor’s office that can easily lead to a full-time paid position in policy development or related fields.

Our Fellows work four eight-hour days for 32 hours per week on a wide variety of tasks and opportunities. Upon completion of your year with us, you will have earned a basic level of competence in education policy, transportation, planning & sustainability, economic development, arts & culture, international affairs, media relations, and city council protocol.

To apply: Please submit one electronic application and one hard copy application. Each should include a maximum one-page cover letter, resume, minimum three references, and maximum three-page writing sample. Send the electronic application to: with the subject line: ‘Mayor’s Policy Fellow Application’. Send the hard copy application to: Tom Miller, Chief of Staff, Re: Mayor’s Policy Fellow Application , Office of Mayor Sam Adams, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 340, Portland, OR 97204. Due to the high volume of applications, please no in-person, phone, or email inquiries.

Title: Corporate Fellowship, MBA Program, Wake Forest University
Contact: Derrick S. Boone, Ph.D.
Phone: 336-758-4475

The Master of Art in Management program is designed specifically for liberal arts majors only. The MA degree program is a 10 month intense study of the basic functional areas of Business. After graduation and working for approximately two years, all MA graduates are eligible to apply to Wake Forest as part of the MA/MBA joint degree program and get the MBA in one year. The new Dean, Steve Reinemund, has created a new scholarship for diverse students pursuing the MA degree called the Corporate Fellowship.

The Corporate Fellowship provides full tuition and a $21,000 stipend to cover living expenses. Additionally, each Corporate Fellow will participate in a practicum. The practicum has two components, educational and professional development. Each student will be assigned a mentor that is a high level executive with their sponsor corporation. The mentor will oversee an educational project covering 4 of the functional areas of business using their own corporation as the subject.

Title: Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships in American Indian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010-2011
Deadline: January 22, 2010
Contact: Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, Chair, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee, American Indian Studies
Phone: (217) 265-9870

Under the Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the American Indian Studies Program seeks two Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2010-2011 academic year. This fellowship program provides a stipend, a close working association with AIS faculty, and assistance in furthering the fellow's development as a productive scholar. Applicants should have an ongoing research project that promises to make a notable contribution to American Indian and Indigenous Studies. While fellows will concentrate on their research, they may choose to teach one course in American Indian Studies. Furthermore, fellows are encouraged to participate in the intellectual community of the American Indian Studies Program.

The Fellowship stipend for the 2010-2011 academic year is $42,000, including health benefits. An additional $5,000 will be provided for the fellow’s research, travel, and related expenses. Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by August 15, 2010. Preference will be given to those applicants who have finished their degrees in the past five years. The one-year fellowship appointment period is from August 16, 2010, to August 15, 2011.

Title: Newberry Library, Fellowships in the Humanities, 2010-2011
Deadline: See below
Phone: 312-255-3666

The Newberry’s fellowships support humanities research in our collections. We promise wide-ranging and rich collections; a lively interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and scholars; and an array of scholarly and public programs.

LONG-TERM FELLOWSHIPS- Applications Due: January 11, 2010
These awards support research and writing by scholars with a doctorate. Their purpose is to help fellows develop or complete larger-scale studies that draw on our collections, and to foster intellectual exchange among fellows and the Library community. Fellowship terms range from six to eleven months with stipends of up to $50,400. Major long-term fellowship funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Dr. Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel.

SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS- Applications Due: March 1, 2010
Ph.D. candidates and scholars with a doctorate are eligible for short-term travel-to-collections fellowships. Their purpose is to help researchers study specific materials at the Newberry that are not readily available to them elsewhere. Short-term fellowships are usually awarded for a period of one month. Most are restricted to scholars who live and work outside the Chicago area. Stipends are $1600 per month.

NEW: We invite short-term fellowship applications from teams of two or three scholars who plan to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. The individual scholars on a team awarded a fellowship will each receive a full stipend of $1600 per month. Teams should submit a single application, including cover sheets and CVs from each member.

We also offer exchange fellowships with British, French and German institutions, a fellowship for American Indian women pursuing any post-graduate education, and a fellowship for published independent scholars.

Title: Moreau Academic Diversity, Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, University of Notre Dame
Deadline: December 10, 2009
Contact: Don Pope-Davis, Ph.D. (574-631-5716); Susan Ohmer, Ph.D. (574-631-1626)
Address: Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Office of the Provost, 300 Main Building, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-5602

The Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Program seeks to increase the number of scholars who will contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and research excellence of The University of Notre Dame by providing a two-year research, teaching, and mentoring experience. Promising candidates in any discipline who meet one or more of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Scholars in any discipline from one of the populations underrepresented historically in American higher education (e.g., Women, Native American, African American, Asian American, or Latino/a)
  • Scholars whose research focuses on Gender, First Nations/Native American, Africa/Africana, Asian/Asian American, Ethnic, Latino/a, or Latin American Studies
  • Scholars with interdisciplinary research projects that promise to enhance cultural competency and diversity within the American educational landscape and who are interested in exploring the implications of such work for liberal education in the Catholic tradition

These two-year postdoctoral appointments will carry a starting annual salary of $50,000. Health insurance and $5,000 for relocation/research expenses will also be part of the fellowship package.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by August 2010 or have received the terminal degree in their discipline within the past five years.

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Title: SoundVision Productions Seeks Applicants for Science Literacy Training
Deadline: December 10th, 2009

Berkeley-based SoundVision Productions continues its six-day science immersions for producers with a call for applications for the next session slated for April 11-17, 2010 in San Francisco, CA. This opportunity is open to all independent, station, and network-based producers, reporters, and news directors looking to enhance their science reporting skills. SoundVision will select up to twelve of the applicants through a competitive application process.

Preference will be given to mid-career news and public affairs journalists who report on science, health, environment or technology issues—as well as editors, news directors and general assignment reporters who seek concentrated training in science journalism and creative use of the public radio medium (broadcast and on-line). SoundVision will work towards a pool of finalists representing racial and gender diversity and including those from rural and minority-controlled stations and networks. Applicants must be frequent contributors to local, regional or national news or public affairs programs for public or community radio stations.

Title: Mohegan Intertribal Social
Deadline: January 24, 2009, 1-5pm
Phone: 860-862-6277

All Native Americans and their families are welcome. Event activities include: Giveaways, Crafts, Health Booth, Singing, Storytelling, Dancing, and Food. Sponsored by the Mohegan Tribal Government.

Location: Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382

Title: Open Application for 13th Annual Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative
Application Deadline: April 16, 2010

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is now accepting applications for the 13th Annual Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative, which will be held on the George Washington University campus in Washington D.C., June 19 - 27, 2010.

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students, ages 16- 18, who have an interest in the health field and/or biomedical research are encouraged to apply. Selected high school students will receive a scholarship that covers their airfare, lodging, and most meals during the NNAYI program. NNAYI's curriculum is strategically designed to prepare high school students for admission to college and professional schools, as well as for careers in health and biomedical research.

Applicants will be notified of the selection results during the week of May 10, 2010.

Title: Ambassadors Program, Americans for Indian Opportunity
Application Deadline: January 8, 2010

The Ambassadors Program is the only leadership initiative in the United States that encourages participants to weave their traditional tribal values into a contemporary reality. The Program provides a creative combination of mentorship, personal reflection, dialogue with national and international decision-makers, community involvement, communications training, and a discovery process into tribal values. Up to eighteen participants are selected to participate in the program that runs for two years. The participants are Native American, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, and are between the ages of 25-35.

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