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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: Community Coordinator, Harvard University Native American Program (Req # 21423BR)
Deadline: No Closing Date; Open until filled

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) the successful incumbent is responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring community growth and development by overseeing alumni engagement, student collaboration and success, and by supporting both program and overall university outreach efforts with individuals, departments, affinity groups, Indigenous nations/communities, organizations and schools. Additional responsibilities include high-level programmatic evaluations to ensure quality and effectiveness as well as constituent input in the development of program plans and projects that increase student, alumni and overall community participation both within HUNAP and the larger university community.

Bachelor's degree required, Masters degree strongly preferred, as graduate level work doing program evaluation will be highly desirable. Five years of experience in higher education administration or in community development required. Excellent communication, managerial and negotiating skills required. Must be able to work evening and weekend hours, and travel throughout the nation. Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Access, Skype, as well as internet, database and page layout applications.

A full job description listing specific responsibilities and qualifications will be given to candidates invited for interview.
Title: Harvard Kennedy School of Government Info Session
Session Date: July 13, 2010, 6pm
Location: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th Street, NW, Albuquerque, NM

Learn about the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Master in Public Policy & Master in Public Administration degrees, admissions procedures and financial aid opportunities. Hosted by Alexandra Martinez, Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Attendees are welcome from all industries and sectors.

TO RSVP: Please email
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Title: “Exploring the Red Atlantic,” Institute of Native American Studies
Deadline: September 17, 2010
Conference Dates: November 12-13, 2010
Location: University of Georgia

The Institute of Native American Studies (“INAS”) at the University of Georgia (“UGA”) invites submissions of paper proposals for the conference “Exploring the Red Atlantic” to be held at the University of Georgia November 12-13, 2010.

In a forthcoming article in American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Jace Weaver defines the Red Atlantic as the movement of western hemisphere indigenes and indigenous wealth, ideas, and technology around the Atlantic basin from 1000 C.E. to 1800. From the earliest moments of European/Native contact in the Americas to 1800 and beyond, Indians were central to the Atlantic experience. Native resources, ideas, and peoples themselves traveled the Atlantic with regularity and became among the most basic components of Atlantic cultural exchange. Moreover, Europeans and colonists defined themselves by comparison with and in opposition to Natives. They even sought indigeneity in hybridized identities, as reflected in works of literature like The Female American and Susanna Rowson’s Reuben and Rachel.

We invite submissions on any aspect of the Red Atlantic from its beginnings to 1900. Submissions may reflect any disciplinary perspective. A small amount of funds is available to support travel. Funds will be awarded competitively, and preference will be given to graduate students. Abstracts should be typed double-spaced and be no more than 250 words. They should be sent to before September 17, 2010. Notifications will be made before October 1.

Title: 2010 International Science & Technology Conference (ISTC)
Abstract Deadline: October 12, 2010; Full Article Deadline: October 17, 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.

Please visit for information for submission guidelines.

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, Brazil

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 conference.

Title: 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities
Deadline: August 21, 2010
Conference Date(s): January 9-12, 2011
Location: Hilton Hawaiian Village® Beach Resort & Spa, Honolulu, Hawaii

The 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities will be held from January 9-12, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu. Oahu is often nicknamed "the gathering place". The 2011 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities will once again be the gathering place for academicians and professionals from arts and humanities related fields from all over the world.

Topic Areas (All Areas of Arts and Humanities are Invited)

You may submit your paper/proposal by using our online submission system! To use the system, and for detailed information, please visit:

Title: National Indian Council on Aging Conference
Deadline: July 31, 2010
Conference Date(s): September 25-28, 2010
Location: Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan

The National Indian Council on Aging is seeking conference presenters to share valuable information, programs and services that will benefit American Indian Elders and service providers in the areas of Michigan, bordering States and Indian communities across the nation.

The theme for this year is "Aging in Indian Country: Embracing the Past and Facing the Future." The focus of our conference this year is Healthcare, Elder Abuse Prevention, and Long Term Care services for seniors. We expect 1,100 Elders, service providers, caregivers, tribal leaders, state and federal representatives to join us for this one of a kind event. Our Elders will learn about services offered in various parts of the nation and will share the information obtained from this event with their community leaders with the desire to create better services for their own communities.

Presenter abstracts should focus on areas below or related issues:

  • Long Term Care: Best Practices, Caregiver Support, Long Term Care Resource Development, Home and Community Based Services, Tribal and State Coordination of services
  • Health & Wellness: Diabetes, Hearing & Vision Care, Medicare/Medicaid, Falls Prevention, Exercise/Fitness/Nutrition, Elder Abuse Prevention, Cardiovascular Disease/Hypertension, Home Health, Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease
  • Policy/Advocacy: Social Security, Elder Legal Services, Elder Abuse Prevention, Older Americans Act, How to Advocate, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Title VI Director's - Senior Center, Management

Title: International Conference on New Trends in Education (ICONTE ) and Their Implications
Conference Date(s): November 11-13, 2010
Location: Porto Bello Hotel Resort& SPA, Antalya / Turkey

In the first ICONTE new trends in education and their implications will be discussed. This conference is being convened to focus on developments, problems and solutions in educational sciences and become a forum for the educators to share their opinions. ICONTE is dedicated to the interdisciplinary studies in education and is hope to provide a variety of venues to bring invaluable information and researchers from different fields.

You are invited to submit abstract(s) for both paper and poster presentations. Moreover your contributions and innovative ideas will help us develop a conference panel.

We are expecting a lot of researchers from all over the world and from different disciplines to attend the conference during which around 300 unique studies will be discussed and more than 100 sessions will be held. The language of the Conference will be English and Turkish. Abstracts and full papers will be published separately. For more information, please visit conference web site.

Title: The Newberry Library Seminar in American Indian Studies, 2010-2011 Academic Year
Deadline: September 30, 2010
Seminar Dates: Various
Location: Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.

This seminar provides 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. We welcome proposals from scholars working in a wide range of academic fields, and are particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches.

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. To maximize time for discussion, papers are circulated electronically in advance. Priority is given to individuals who are at a stage of their research at which they can best profit from discussion. The seminar meets several times during the academic year, usually on a Thursday afternoon from 4pm to 5:30pm, 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 and Indigenous Studies, The Newberry Library. Please send all materials as electronic attachments via email to:

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Title: American Indian/Alaska Native Leadership Initiative on Cancer 8th National Conference
Conference Date(s): September 11-14, 2010
Location: Westin Hotel- Seattle, WA

Conference Theme: “Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities: Strength Through Tradition and Science”

Conference Goals:

  • To provide a forum for community leaders and members, students, researchers, clinicians, service providers, and others to address critical cancer issues among Native people.
  • To present updates on comprehensive cancer control plans in Native communities.
  • To review advances in AIAN cancer research to determine future research priorities, exploring the science of translational research.
  • To highlight effective cancer control activities and programs in AIAN communities. (community-focused).
  • To highlight the strengths of AIAN traditions in promoting comprehensive cancer prevention and control.
  • To publish selected papers presented at the conference so that this information can reach a wider audience

Title: The 12th Annual International Language of Spirit Conference, SEED Graduate Institute
Conference Dates: August 15-17, 2010
Pre-Conference Workshop: August 14, 2010
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, Albuquerque NM

The most advanced scientific view has found that in the sub-atomic realm, there are no longer any things: there is only a dynamic flux of process and relationship. This was an astonishing discovery, but it was not new. 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.

For a schedule of events, registration and more information, please visit our website.

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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.
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Title: Seed Grants for Public Health Projects, American Medical Association’s Foundation for Better Health
Deadline: Rolling

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:

Title: Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Natural Resources and Environmental Science (University of Idaho)--- National Science Foundation Fellowships Available
Contact: Stephen Mulkey, PhD; Director, Environmental Science Program, University of Idaho
Phone: 208-885-6113

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce a new Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Natural Resources and Environmental Science. The PSM is an innovative interdisciplinary degree that prepares graduates for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit sectors, and focuses on sustainability science as it applies to natural resources and the environment.

The University of Idaho PSM degree is one of a few in the nation that specializes in natural resources, environmental science, and water resources.

The Professional Science Master's degree combines rigorous study in science and allied mathematics with training in management and communication skills necessary for a successful professional career. Graduates of the program will have advanced scientific skills and will be able to work effectively with business and industry.

There are six $25K National Science Foundation fellowships to award, and the University of Idaho is eager to have American Indian applications. The entering class is this fall (2010), and there is still time to apply. Students should be encouraged to apply during July and August as well.

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