Title: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Multicultural
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is seeking qualified candidates
for the part-time Multicultural Training/Internship positions. The description
and qualifications for this job can be found on the NWTC website at: http://www.nwtc.edu/aboutus/human-resources/employment/Pages/JobOpenings.aspx
Title: Native American Student Internship at SLTI
Contact: Charles Stansfield
Second Language Testing, Inc. (SLTI) has paid full-time internships available
for the summer of 2010 as well as part-time internships during the regular
academic year. Interns normally earn $11 - $16 per hour, depending on
educational background and experience. For those who want to stay in the
area, there is the potential for continued full-time employment. Eligible
applicants must be an upper level undergraduate or graduate student attending
a college or university, or a recent college graduate.
Second Language Testing Inc. is a small business located in Rockville,
MD, five blocks from the White Flint metro station. Our 16 full-time employees
focus on language testing and related issues. This includes the development
of tests of language skills, language learning aptitude tests, and the
translation, adaptation, and/or linguistic simplification of standardized
assessments as accommodations for English language learners or others
who read below grade level. SLTI is currently working with a larger educational
testing company on the development of a model for testing the oral language
skills of Native American children in their tribal language, either as
a native language or as a second language. This work is being done under
a contract with the Bureau of Indian Education. A Native American intern
could become involved in this project as well as others.
Title: 2010 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups
Deadline: Please visit website
Contact: Mr. Lafayette Melton, Outreach & Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: (202) 366-2907
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is currently recruiting for
the 2010 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG).
This program provides summer opportunities for college students, particularly
targeting groups who have been underrepresented in careers in transportation,
such as women, persons with disabilities, and students from other diverse
Eligible participants are all college/university students majoring in
any academic area of study. STIPDG participants receive various benefits
including hands-on experience and on-the-job training at a DOT Operating
Administration or State DOT. Included is a ten-week stipend of up to $5,000
for Law or Graduate students and $4,000 for Undergraduate students. Housing
and travel arrangements are also provided for all interns that are selected
for assignments with locations outside of their commuting area (50 miles).
Participants may also receive college credit upon successful completion
of the program with the permission of their college/university.
FOR PAPERS OPPORTUNITIES
Title: The Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies 2010 Graduate
Submission Deadline: May 30, 2010
Conference Dates: August 6-7, 2010
Location: The Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois
Contact: Dr. Scott Manning Stevens, Conference coordinator and Director
of the McNickle Center
Graduate students from NCAIS member institutions are invited to present
papers in any academic field relating to American Indian Studies. We encourage
the submission of proposals for papers that examine a wide variety of
subjects relating to American Indian and Indigenous history and culture
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: To propose a paper, please send up to 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 and Indigenous Studies, The Newberry
Library. Please send all materials as electronic attachments via email
Title: 2010 International Science & Technology Conference
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 10, 2010
Conference Dates: October 27-29, 2010
Location: Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel, North Cyprus
The main goal of this conference is to present and discuss new trends
in science and technology. ISTEC-2010 conference is supported by many
universities and organizations, and it is venued by TRNC where the academic
culture has long been a tradition. ISTEC-2010 has already formed a large,
multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who love to share
ideas. ISTEC-2010 invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels,
best practices, roundtables, tutorials, posters/demonstrations, and workshops.
Title: Native Literatures: Generations (NLG) Online Quarterly
Submission Deadline: Open
NLG is seeking original, unpublished works by writers who are citizens
of the indigenous nations of North America and Hawai'i. We publish in
all genres: poetry, fiction (short stories but also novel excerpts if
self-contained), creative nonfiction, drama and mixed-genre/media. We
are seeking works that extend this body of literature by avoiding cliché
and trite conventions through risk-taking and experimentation, but also
through distinctive and engaging voices, exciting and innovative approaches
Please submit your work as an attachment to an email message addressed
Native Literatures Generations (NLG) is dedicated to providing a global
forum for original works of literature by writers from the indigenous
nations of North America and Hawai'i. Our goal is to support writers in
their endeavors by offering a venue for linking them with new audiences
and potential publishers. Moreover, our magazine is designed to generate
funds to provide financial support for writers through scholarships and
project funding. NLG is a quarterly, with content accessible online for
only three months (with rights reverting to authors thereafter).
Title: International Conference on New Horizons in Education
Deadline (Proposal Submission): June 08, 2010; (Full Paper Submission):
June 15, 2010
Location: Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel, North Cyprus
Conference Dates: June 23-25, 2010
The main goal of this conference is to present and discuss new trends
INTE-2010 conference is supported by many universities and organizations.
INTE-2010 has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community
of colleagues who love to share ideas. INTE-2010 invites you to submit
proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials,
posters/demonstrations, and workshops.
Title: First Nations, Lasting Nations- Community and University Partnerships
in Indigenous New England
Deadline (Submission): May 15, 2010
Conference Dates: September 17-18, 2010
Proposals are invited for the first interdisciplinary Indigenous New England
conference to be held September 17-18 at the University of New Hampshire.
The theme is partnerships between universities and indigenous communities.
We seek to initiate a conversation among academics and community activists
who wish to move beyond (or who have already moved beyond) the expert
model, whereby academics study Native communities or Native
guests make isolated appearances on campus. What obligations
do universities have to local Native American communities? How can Native
activists partner with academics to produce (and protect) new knowledge?
What have been some of the challenges and rewards of academic/community
We invite proposals for individual papers and panels on such topics as:
- Family and Community History including efforts to document and preserve
- Language Revitalization
- Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Environmental
- Collaborative Research
- Artistic Presentation & Production
- Service learning
- Curriculum and academic program development
- Sovereignty and Recognition
- Historic Preservation, Repatriation and Heritage Management
- Outreach and Recruitment to First Nations students
- Importance of Kinship Relations in Indigenous Communities.
Proposals are welcome from faculty and university students; from community-knowledge
keepers and elders; and professionals working in the field. Abstracts
(250 words) describing the proposed topic and the presenters knowledge
of that topic are due by May 15, 2010. Please include a one-page c.v.
or one-paragraph personal biography. (First Nation Elders may also contact
the organizing committee and discuss their submissions orally.) Please
submit only one proposal, and indicate whether it is for an individual
presentation or panel to email@example.com or Gedakina, PO Box 221, Milford
NH 03055. We will respond to all proposals by July 30, 2010.
Inquiries can be directed to any of the following: Siobhan Senier (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Meghan Howey (Meghan.email@example.com
or 862-2518), Donna or John Moody (firstname.lastname@example.org,
802-649-8870) or Rick Pouliot (RickPouliot@gedakina.org).
Title: Fostering Indigenous Entrepreneurship in the Americas (FIBEA)
Deadline (Submission): July 16, 2010
Conference Dates: September 21-22, 2010
Location: Centro Cultural dos Povos da Amazonia (CCPA), city of Manaus,
Who Should Participate? Indigenous and non indigenous entrepreneurs,
Professors & Researchers, governmental agencies, non-governmental
agencies, students, and any person interested in sustainable economic
development and indigenous entrepreneurship related issues. Students are
strongly encouraged to present papers & presentations and attend the
Title: The 12th Annual International Language of Spirit Conference, SEED
Dates: August 15 - 17, 2010; Pre-Conference Workshop: August 14, 2010
Indigenous people for millennia have seen the cosmos as a place of kinship
a place of harmony and beauty. Come join us as we explore the beginnings
of a new language a language that is now emerging through dialogues
with Native elders, quantum physicists and other Western scientists. Come
join us as we explore the connections between the Quantum realm of Energy
and the Indigenous Spirit realm.
Please visit website for a schedule of events and registration information.
Title: National Congress of the American Indian (NCAI) 2010 Mid-Year
Conference Dates: June 20-23, 2010
Location: Rapid City, SD
The National Congress of American Indians the nations oldest,
largest and most representative national organization of American Indian
and Alaska Native tribes will be hosting its 2010 Mid-Year Conference
from June 20-23, 2010 in Rapid City, South Dakota.
More than 800 tribal leaders and representatives are expected to attend
general assemblies and break-out sessions during the three day conference,
which will provide a forum for tribal, federal & state government
and business leaders to keep abreast of issues such as: economic development,
criminal jurisdiction, violence against women, tax issues, financial literacy,
energy development, and homeland security. We are also excited to be highlighting
cutting edge research that informs tribal policymaking at the 5th Annual
Tribal Leader Scholar Forum.
This is one of the most important tribal leader gatherings that will be
held this year! Register today and join us in Rapid City as we work together
to build a better future for Indian Country and the generations to come!
Title: 4th International Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Conference
Dates: June 6-9, 2010
Location: Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Phone: +64-9-3737599 ext 82376 or 84220;
The Conference will discuss strategies for generating social, educational,
intellectual, and economic opportunities by building relationships that
engage, understand, and accommodate difference to overcome the adverse
effects resulting from failure to understand sufficiently the differences
among indigenous and non-indigenous communities and societies. Target
groups for the conference include: academics, emerging researchers, graduate
students; community groups/workers/activists; tribal and community elders
and leaders; and local and national government representatives. Welcome
one and all!
Please visit our conference website (www.traditionalknowledge2010.ac.nz)
Register for the Conference online (early bird rates end on May 14th 2010),
Submit Abstracts online (by April 30th 2010)
Title: NCAI/EPA 5th Annual National Information Exchange Network Tribal
Date: May 4-5, 2010
Location: Palm Springs, CA (Spa Resort Casino & Hotel)
Contact: Annarae Steele
Theme: Exchanging Environmental Information to Protect Tribal Lifeways
The National Congress of American Indians has a cooperative agreement
with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Environmental
Information to increase and enhance tribal participation in the National
Environmental Information Exchange Network (IEN). The IEN is an EPA Program
designed to facilitate environmental data management and support data
submission, and has helped tribes improve their environmental program
monitoring, management, and reporting. Please join us for this important
exchange of tribe to tribe success stories and best practices in the managing
and measuring of critical tribal environmental data.
Title: American Indian Summer Institute in Computer Sciences
Location: University of California, Irvine
Institute Dates: June 26th- July 11th, 2010
Application Deadline: April 30, 2010
AISICS is a free two-week residential summer program where students will
work with professors, college students, and invited American Indian community
members to develop interactive story projects that combine computer game
technology with traditional American Indian culture. Students will be
staying at the UCI dormitories. During the day, students will participate
in computer science course and interactive presentations throughout UC,
Irvine. In the afternoons, they will engage in cultural workshops and
activities as well as field trips and social events. The program will
end with a symposium where students will present their work as well as
a closing ceremony with awards for outstanding students.
Participants must satisfy the following criteria: (1) have the desire
to contribute to the American Indian community, (2) plan to enroll in
an institution of higher education, (3) be a currently enrolled 8th -
11th grade student (entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2010)
, and (4) have an overall GPA of 2.5 or above (preferred, but not required).
Title: Scholarships for Business Majors
Deadline: July 23, 2010
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development 2010 American
Indian Fellowship in Business Scholarship Program Application Deadline
is July 23, 2010 Each year, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise
Development awards scholarships to American Indian college or graduate
students majoring in business. Scholarships will be awarded in the Fall
Selected recipients must be available to attend the INPRO Awards Banquet
in the Fall of 2010. Selected recipients will be provided lodging, air
and ground transportation to the event.
American Indian Fellowship in Business Scholarships will be awarded to
American Indian college or graduate students majoring in business who
are currently in the junior, senior or master level of study. Eligible
students must be enrolled for the entire 2010/2011 term.
Title: Accenture American Indian Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2010
The Accenture American Indian Scholarship fund meets a vital need for
American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking higher education and
requiring financial assistance. Accenture will award three types of scholarships
to high-achieving American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking degrees
and careers in fields of study including: various engineering, computer
science, operations management, finance, marketing and other business
oriented fields. In addition to the funding, scholarship recipients are
eligible for summer internships with Accenture, as first-year graduate
students or junior-year undergraduate students.
- Accenture Scholarsthree undergraduate scholarships, of $20,000
each (each award at $5,000 per year for four years), will be awarded
to students pursuing a four-year degree.
- Accenture Fellowstwo graduate scholarships, of $15,000 each
(each award at $7,500 per year for two years), will be awarded to students
pursuing a masters or doctorate degree.
- Finalist ScholarshipTwo undergraduate scholarships, of $8,000
each (each award at $2,000 per year for four years) and two graduate
scholarships, of $5,000 each (each award at $2,500 per year for two
Title: 2010 American Indian College Scholarship
Deadline: September 1, 2010
Dr. Michael Niles, a former assistant professor at Arizona State University
and current Project Manager at the OU-Tulsa School of Social work is the
founder of the Indigenous Early Intervention Alliance and is offering
several scholarships, with one being specifically for Cherokee students.
The scholarships are the Keepers of the Fire scholarship, the Edbesendowen
scholarship, the MishkoswIn scholarships, and the Ghigau Scholarship.
The Keepers of the Fire Scholarship Program awards three (3) $500 scholarships
to American Indian students attending a college or university in the United
States or Canada or other Indigenous Communities.
The Edbesendowen Scholarship Program awards a $300 scholarship to American
Indian students attending a college or university in the United States
or Canada or other Indigenous Communities.
The MishkoswIn Scholarship Program awards a $300 scholarship to American
Indian students attending a college or university in the United States
or Canada or other Indigenous Communities.
The 2010 Ghigau Scholarship Program awards one $500 scholarship to a
Cherokee student attending a college or university in the United States,
Canada, or other Indigenous community.
Title: Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship in Native American Studies,
Deadline: Open until fellowships are awarded
Contact: Brooke Hansen, Coordinator, Native American Studies
The School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College announces a Pre-Doctoral
Diversity Fellowship in Native American Studies for the 2010-2011 academic
year. The Fellowship supports promising scholars who are committed to
diversity in the academy in order to better prepare them for tenure track
appointments within liberal arts or comprehensive colleges/universities.
Successful candidates will show evidence of superior academic achievement,
a high degree of promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachers,
a capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning
needs of students from diverse backgrounds, sustained personal engagement
with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and an ability
to bring this asset to learning, teaching, and scholarship at the college
and university level, and a likelihood of using the diversity of human
experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship. Underrepresented
candidates whose exclusion from membership in the American professoriate
has been severe and longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply.
We recognize Native American Studies as a broad discipline with many
topical and regional specializations and welcome an applicant who could
teach courses related to one or more of the following fields, although
subject specialization is open: American studies, museum studies, anthropology,
cultural resource management, literature, music, environment and legal
Terms of Fellowship: Fellowship is for the academic year (August 16,
2010 to May 31, 2011) and is non-renewable. The fellow will receive a
$20,000 stipend, housing or an $8,000 housing allowance, $5,000 in research
support, office space, and access to Ithaca College and Cornell University
libraries. The fellow will teach one course in the fall semester and one
course in the spring semester and be invited to speak about her/his dissertation
research in relevant classes and at special events at Ithaca College.
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Behavioral and Psychological
Aspects of Health
The University of Pittsburgh has openings for postdoctoral fellowships
supported by National Institutes of Health. Training opportunities concern
psychosocial interventions for health behaviors, including weight regulation,
physical activity, and smoking; development and genetic underpinnings
of psychosocial risk factors; personality, stress, and social processes;
role of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and gender; and sleep as they
relate to cardiovascular disease. Program is a mentor-based model with
opportunities for formal didactic work in areas relevant to research focus,
e.g., statistics, behavior genetics, neuroimaging, and physiological assessment.
Title: Upcoming Powwows
May 1- Harvard University Native America Program Powwow, Radcliff Yard,
10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA. Contact: 617-495-9918.
May 8- Nipmucks of Chaubunagungamauggg Potluck, Chaubunagungamaugg Res.,
School Street, Webster, MA. Contact: 508-867-7958.
May 15- Nipmuc Planting Moon/New Year Celebration, 80 Brigham Hill Road,
Grafton, MA. Contact: 774-317-9138 or email@example.com.
May 15- GLICA Spring Planting Festival, Lowell-Dracut State Forest, Trotting
Pak Rd, Tyngsboro, MA. Contact: 978-677-7153.
May 15-16- UNACC's Annual Unity Days Powwow, 29 Antietam Street, P-5 Bldg.,
Ayer, MA. Contact: 978-772-1306.
May 22-23- New Hampshire Inter-tribal Council Powwow, Tamworth Campground,
Depot Road, Off Rte. 16, Tamworth, NH. Contact: 603-539-5015.
May 29-30- MCNAA Spring Powwow & Crafts Festival, Marshfield Fairgrounds,
140 Main St, Marshfield, MA. Contact: 617-642-1683.
May 29-30- American Indianist Society Powwow, Camp Marshall, 4H Campgrounds,
Off Rte 31, Spencer, MA 781-963-1472.
Come and experience Native American dancing, singing, traditional crafts,
vendors and food! All are Welcome!
Title: Grants for Child & Youth Programs
Deadline: May 18, 2010
The Justice Dept. is offering up to $1 million for 10 grants of up to
$100,000 each to raise awareness and provide outreach programs to victims
of violence in underserved areas.
Funding Focus: Grantees will raise awareness about the needs of children
exposed to violence in underserved populations. This would include but
is not limited to those historically underserved due to race, socio-economic
status, disability or sexual orientation.
This is just one of many federal grant notices posted every week in Children
& Youth Funding Report, one of our online, interactive, continually
updated grant news services covering new federal and private funding for
a wide range of education, and social service needs. Each opportunity
posted includes insider application guidance directly from funding officials,
proven advice from grants consultants, and valuable grantwriting insights.
Title: Dept. of Health & Human Services Grants
Deadline: May 17, 2010
The Dept. of Health & Human Services Dept. is offering $3.9 million
for six grants of up to $650,000 each to promote the wellness of young
children in communities. The program's goal is to promote the wellness
of young children, birth to 8 years of age, by putting a community healthcare
plan in place. The program defines wellness for a child as good physical,
social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral health. The expected result
is for children to be thriving in safe, supportive environments and entering
school ready to learn and able to succeed. For this program, substance
abuse prevention is considered an integral part of behavioral health.
For more details on this grant, including contact information and other
new private and foundation funding opportunities, visit: http://www.cdpublications.com/d092
ELIGIBILITY: Communities as well as public and private nonprofits.
Title: Seed Grants for Public Health Projects, American Medical Associations
Foundation for Better Health
The American Medical Association Foundation's Fund for Better Health is
offering $5,000 seed grants for grassroots, public health projects that
target healthy lifestyles. Over the years the fund has awarded over 200
grants totaling nearly $300,000 to projects in substance abuse and smoking
prevention among other health issues. Organizations eligible to apply
are those having annual operating budgets of $1 million or less, new organizations
founded within the past five years and established organizations starting
a new service or expanding a current service to an underserved population.
For more details on this grant, and other new private and federal healthcare
funding opportunities, please visit: http://www.cdpublications.com/d092
Title: Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) Youth
Date: April 30, 2010
SAIGE is offering a limited number of scholarships for Native Students
to attend the 2010 Training conference June 14-18, 2010 in Uncasville,
Connecticut. The scholarships will include conference fee, airfare, hotel
accommodations and per diem for meals.
The youth track is open to Native students between the ages of 18 and
25 who can demonstrate they are currently enrolled in good standing at
an accredited high school, college or university. Students must be interested
in gaining a professional degree and in the possibility of pursuing a
career with a government agency. SAIGE invites American Indian/Alaska
Natives students to submit their application form, letter of reference,
proof of school enrollment, and completed emergency medical information
form for consideration to attend the conference. A short essay about their
interest in government careers and information about themselves is also
Title: Kanatsiohareke Schedule of Events 2010-2011
Traditional Speaker Series:
- Saturday, May 1, 1-4pm: Wampum Belts of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy
with Darren Bonaparte
- Saturday, May 15, 10am 3pm: Iroquois Plant Medicines &
Medicine Walk with Jan Longboat
Traditional Arts Workshop Series:
- Saturday & Sunday, June 5 & 6 9-3pm: Iroquois Silversmithing
- Saturday, May 8, 9am-5pm: Diabetes Awareness Workshop
- Saturday & Sunday, June 26 & 27: Annual Strawberry Festival
Kanienkeha (Mohawk Language) Summer Sessions:
- Session 1 Introduction to Mohawk July 5 to July 16
- Session 2 Beginning Mohawk July 26 to August 6
- Session 3 Conversational Mohawk August 9 to August 13
- Session 4 Ceremonial Speeches August 16 to August 27
Title: SAPAI 2010 Summer Writing Retreat and Tribal College Faculty
Dates: June 14 July 23
Tentative Location: The University of Montana, Missoula
Student to Academic Professoriate for American Indians (SAPAI) is a project
funded by the National Science Foundation to increase the rates of degree
completion for American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) graduate students
in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). It also aims to increase
the representation of AIAN scholars in STEM faculties at Tribal Colleges
and Universities (TCU)
We are currently recruiting participants for the 2010 SAPAI Writing Retreat
and Faculty Preparation Workshops. Please forward this information on
these amazing and unique opportunities to students who may be interested.
This six week writing workshop will focus on bolstering critical scientific
composition skills while providing guidance in drafting graduate theses
and dissertations. Some key workshop elements will include; getting started
with your writing, technical writing strategies, applying effective literature
reviews, getting into the writing zone, effectively using
your graduate committee, and utilizing constructive formal and informal
peer review resources.
Title: "Grant Writing for Indigenous Languages"
Handbook, The Endangered Language Fund
The Endangered Language Fund is pleased to announce the availability of
the handbook entitled "Grant Writing for Indigenous Languages,"
by Ofelia Zepeda and Susan Penfield. It is aimed primarily at U.S. tribes
seeking U.S. funds. Please feel free to make use of this document, within
limits of the copyright retained by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf
of the University of Arizona. The manual can be found at: http://www.endangeredlanguagefund.org/pdf/grant_writing.pdf.
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