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  • Mansel A. Nelson
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      OPPORTUNITIES is compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program
      and includes internship, scholarship, fellowship, grant, and career
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      This is the Opportunities Newsletter compiled by the Harvard University Native
      American Program for June 6, 2008.

      Opportunities Table of Contents

      I. HUNAP Executive Director Job ( Req. #33840)

      II. Graduate Horizons

      III. Scholarship Opportunities

      IV. Internship Opportunities

      V. Graduate Opportunities

      VI. Employment Opportunities

      VII. Fellowship Opportunities

      VIII. Call for Papers

      IX. Conference Opportunities

      X. Powwow Announcements


      Title: Executive Director, Harvard University Native America Program
      Deadline: Position Open until filled.

      Website: http://jobs.harvard.edu/jobs/summ_req?in_post_id=37924

      University-wide position with the Harvard University Native American Program
      (HUNAP) under the auspices of the Office of the President & Provost
      Interfaculty Initiatives; serving the entire faculty, Native American student
      and alumni population, and all students interested in Native American or
      indigenous issues throughout the University. Reports to the Faculty Chair of
      the program and the Office of the Provost and this non-faculty position works
      directly with Faculty Advisory Board. Facilitates a vibrant intellectual
      community committed to Native American and indigenous studies at Harvard
      University by managing daily operations, working with the Faculty Chair and
      Faculty Advisory Board develops and implements innovative interfaculty and
      interdisciplinary teaching and research projects in the field of Native
      American studies, supports faculty development and networks throughout
      university for faculty engagement, serves as a resource, advises, and provides
      support on academic and professional opportunities to Native students enrolled
      at Harvard University, creates opportunities for executive and professional
      development of programs for Native leaders, outreaches to Indian Country to
      develop opportunities consistent with program mission and teaching and
      research goals.

      For More Information, please contact:

      Cathlyn Zackrias
      Human Resources Consultant
      Offices of the President and Provost
      Harvard University
      Tel: 617-495-1821
      http://www.atwork.harvard.edu <http://www.atwork.harvard.edu>

      Graduate Horizons Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Graduate Horizons
      Deadline: Extended to July 10, 2008

      Contact: Christine Suina, Program Coordinator

      Phone: 505-401-3854

      E-mail: CollegeHorizons@...

      Website: http://www.collegehorizons.org/

      Pre-Graduate School Program for Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska
      Native Students will be July 12–15, 2008 at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
      Collaborating partners: AIGC (American Indian Graduate Center), Winds of
      Change magazine, the Princeton Review Foundation, and many of the nation’s
      finest graduate and professional programs. The Graduate Horizons Program is a
      four-day “crash course” for Native college students, master’s students or
      alumni to help prepare them for graduate school (master’s, Ph.D. or
      professional school). Participants will be limited to 75. Faculty, admission
      officers and deans representing hundreds of graduate disciplines and a host of
      graduate and professional schools will help you: • Select programs and careers
      suitable for you. • Complete winning applications and write memorable personal
      statements. • Learn what turns an applicant into an admitted student. • Become
      a test-prep “whiz kid” on the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, & MCAT. • Find your way through
      the financial aid/scholarship jungle. • Explore special issues for Native
      students. • Learn graduate school survival tips.

      Scholarship Opportunity Announcement

      Title: AISES Google Scholarship Fund
      Deadline: June 15, 2008
      Website: http://www.aises.org/Programs/ScholarshipsandInternships/Scholarships

      New in 2008, the AISES Google Scholarship will fund scholarships awards to
      American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian AISES members pursuing
      degrees in the computer science, computer engineering and management
      information systems. AISES and Google support the advancement of American
      Indian and Alaska Native students working towards obtaining a degree in the
      fields computer science and technology so they can obtain the necessary
      skills to compete in today's global society.

      Internship Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Summer Internship, Native American Bank
      Deadline: Position open immediately
      Phone: 303-988-5533
      Email: employment@...
      Website: www.nabna.com

      Native American Bank has an immediate opening for a Summer Intern in Denver,

      Colorado. This position will assist the President and CEO and other department

      managers in the training areas of administration, commercial underwriting,

      credit administration, operations and finance.

      Native American Bank is a high growth financial services organization
      providing a wide

      range of banking services to the Native American communities throughout the

      States. This is an exciting opportunity to explore the world of banking. The

      individual will work within our departments to gain a general overall insight
      in a financial


      Start Date: June 2, 2008; End Date: August 29, 2008 (willing to work with
      college schedule)

      Education Required:

      * Must be a college junior (2006-2007) majoring in business.
      * Six credit hours of accounting and three credit hours of finance.
      * Minimum grade point average of 3.0.

      Internship Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Summer Internship, Environment Protection Agency
      Contact: Glen Langlois, Environment Protection Agency's Office of Grants and
      Debarment's National Compliance Unit

      Phone: 202-564-5296

      Environment Protection Agency's Office of Grants and Debarment's National
      Compliance Unit has an intern opportunity for a Native Student for the
      spring/summer of 2008 in Washington DC. The student should be enrolled in
      Tribal Administration or Public Administration. The issue for me is that I do
      not have a grant program or an intern program to reach qualified students. I
      would like to ask for your assistance in finding the proper instrument to be
      able to offer a deserving student a great opportunity. The student will work
      on issues effecting administration of assistance agreements and learning the
      entire cradle to grave process.

      Internship Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Indian Innocence Project - Seeks Colleges and Student Internship
      Contact: Emma Enriquez, Esq., Director
      Indian Innocence Project
      P.O. Box 326
      Banning, CA 92220
      Fax: 760-406-4234
      Email: enriquez@... <mailto:enriquez@...>
      Website: www.nativebiz.com/innocence <http://www.nativebiz.com/innocence>

      Through the Indian Innocence Project, law schools and students, lawyers,
      investigators and other volunteers provide pro-bono research and investigative
      assistance to 'native' individuals throughout the U.S. who have been arrested,
      tried, found guilty, and imprisoned for crimes the Project believes they did
      not commit. The project works in states with the country's highest native
      incarceration rates.

      This position offers students interested in criminal law - both prosecution
      and defense - the opportunity to be involved in the determination of cases
      viable for consideration by the Indian Innocence Project. Students will review
      inmate correspondence to determine if the Project can be of assistance. After
      cases are determined to be suitable for further review, each student will be
      assigned a specific number of cases to follow.

      Graduate Opportunity Announcement

      Title: 9th Annual Berkeley Edge Conference, University of California, Berkeley

      Location: Webcast, C-band satellite, and Tate-Turner-Kuralt building
      auditorium, UNC School of Social Work, and www.minority.unc.edu

      Conference Date(s): October 16-19, 2008
      Contact: Angela Armendariz, Ph.D.

      Phone: 510-643-3813

      Email: angelaa@...

      Website: http://ls.Berkeley.edu/diversity/bep/conf

      For prospective graduate students in the Physical Sciences, Biological

      Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, and Mathematics.

      The Berkeley Edge Conference is designed to encourage underrepresented
      minority students, who are competitively eligible for our Ph.D. programs in
      science, math, and engineering, to apply to UC Berkeley.

      Conference Activities:

      • Workshop on preparing a competitive application for Berkeley graduate

      • Tours of Berkeley campus and national laboratory facilities

      • One-on-one consultations with UC Berkeley faculty and researchers from
      national labs

      • Opportunities to meet and network with UC Berkeley graduate students

      • Roundtrip travel to Berkeley, meals, and accommodations are provided.

      The Berkeley Edge Conference is sponsored by the UC Berkeley National Science
      Foundation’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), and
      the Level Playing Field Institute.


      Graduate Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology at Washington
      University in St Louis at the School of Medicine
      Website: http://www.biostat.wustl.edu/sipid/index.html

      The Summer Institute Program to Increase Diversity (SIPID) is an
      all-expense-paid research opportunity sponsored by the National Heart, Lung,
      and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This mentored research program will address the
      difficulties experienced by junior investigators in establishing independent
      research programs and negotiating through the academic ranks. The desired
      outcome is to improve the recruitment and retention of faculty from disabled
      and underrepresented minority groups in the study of heart, lung, blood, and
      sleep disorders.

      The all-expense-paid program brings participants to the University for 3-week
      sessions during two consecutive summers, with a short mid-year visit. The
      SIPID program provides mentor-mentee partnerships with matching based on
      common research interests. The mentors will be experienced in research and
      grant writing and will offer long-term collaborations. The didactic
      curriculums involve faculty and mentors from multiple disciplines with various
      levels of hands-on training. Special emphasis is placed on developing
      grantsmanship skills, with mentors assisting mentees one-on-one to develop
      specific research projects and improve long-term fundability. NHLBI
      scientific program staff will provide a grants workshop to assist mentees with
      project focus and to identify viable funding sources to promote a sustainable
      independent research program for career advancement.

      For additional details about the SIPID Program:
      For the admissions requirements and the application for the SIPID-GE Program:

      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: American Indian Business Leaders Membership Services Coordinator
      Deadline: June 30, 2008

      Phone: 406.243.2298

      Email: info@... <mailto:shivon.white@...>

      The position of AIBL Membership Services Coordinator is responsible for
      developing and managing AIBL's organization membership and services. This
      includes drafting a comprehensive marketing plan for membership and the
      products and services associated with it. This position is also responsible
      for marketing membership, ensuring that the membership records are maintained,
      and working with staff and the AIBL board to serve and recruit members. This
      position is responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining, marketing
      and evaluating AIBL's membership through management support, membership
      benefits and leadership development services.

      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Research Group Leader, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
      Deadline: June 17, 2008

      Phone: 08-8950-7140

      Email: Margaret.Friedel@... <mailto:Margaret.Friedel@...>

      Within our Rangelands and Savannas group, we are seeking to appoint an
      outstanding and highly experienced scientist. As the Research Group Leader,
      you will be the driving force behind our Alice Springs staff and facilities,
      and more generally, to CSIRO’s research engagement with arid Australia and
      the people who live in it.

      In this empowering role, you will have the opportunity to:

      * Make a significant contribution to the development of our research
      * Establish and forge new research projects, teams and long-lasting
      * Conduct your own research in areas of strategic importance to Australia's
      * Through high quality science and its impact, make a difference to those
      living in arid Australia

      To be successful, you will have a strong science background, with the ability
      and drive to make an impact not only within the scientific community, but at
      management and policy levels as well. You will be challenged to build and
      maintain collaborations and relationships with our partners and stakeholders,
      as well as identifying new avenues for growth and funding. Your demonstrated
      research commitment leading to the integration of biophysical processes into
      management impacts and policy responses, as well as regional economies,
      community governance and people’s livelihoods, will see you thrive in this
      unique and exciting role based in the middle of Australia's beautiful deserts.

      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply for all CSIRO

      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Director, American Indian Programs, New Mexico State University (Req. #

      Deadline: May 9, 2008 and continue until position is filled

      Email: distance@...

      Website: http://distance.nmsu.edu/ <http://distance.nmsu.edu/>

      Requirements: Knowledge of American Indian cultures, especially those of New
      Mexico's pueblos, tribes, and nations; tribal government, economy, education,
      religion, and traditions; budget management; university academic performance
      requirements; principles and practices of organization and administration;
      principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; university
      environment; grant proposal procurement; experience in recruitment, retention
      and persistence programs.

      Skill in short- and long-range planning, problem analysis and resolution;
      report preparation and presentation; public contact and relations; research
      methods; student counseling.

      Ability to direct, evaluate, train, and supervise the work of personnel;
      communicate effectively in written and oral form; develop and maintain
      effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use
      independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct multiple activities;
      analyze and evaluate information.

      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Investigator (Tenure Track), The Intramural Research Program (IRP),
      National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

      Deadline: June 30, 2008 (no exceptions)

      Contact: Carol Sneeringer, Intramural Program Specialist, NIDA IRP

      Phone: 443-740-2465

      Email: csneer@... <mailto:csneer@...> .

      The Intramural Research Program (IRP), National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
      a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
      Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking an outstanding
      tenure-track scientist to develop a neuroscience research program to better
      understand the role of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR), and their
      interactions in the development and compulsive nature of addiction. Candidates
      with experience employing an integrative approach to the study of receptor
      interaction, with the application of molecular, biochemical, and behavioral
      techniques, are encouraged to apply.

      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Basic Computational Biomedical Research, NHLBI (Tenure Track/Tenured
      Position), Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung
      and Blood Institute
      Deadline: June 30, 2008
      Website: http://dir.nhlbi.nih.gov <http://dir.nhlbi.nih.gov> /

      Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung and Blood
      Institute is seeking an outstanding computational scientist to initiate and
      direct an independent research program on the NIH campus in Bethesda and
      Rockville, Md. The area of expertise of the candidate is less important than
      his/her demonstrated ability to conduct outstanding independent research in
      areas within the broad interests of the DIR. The areas of expertise may
      include but are not limited to: computational systems biology, computational
      biophysics, bioinformatics, computational chemistry, computational structural
      biology, computational proteomics/genomics, and cellular/molecular imaging
      theory. Although this position is computational in nature, limited resources
      are also potentially available for experimental studies.

      Candidates can also participate in Graduate Partners Programs
      (http://gpp.nih.gov <http://gpp.nih.gov> /) with many academic programs around
      the world as a means of recruiting graduate students. pose

      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Assistant Director, Alumni Diversity and Shared Interest Groups,
      Dartmouth College (Position #1000020)
      Website: http://jobs.dartmouth.edu/
      Position Purpose

      Job Description: To develop relationships and communications with Dartmouth’s
      Affiliated Alumni Groups and Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) and future members
      (students) and to help plan, develop and implement programs, events and
      services designed to meet the needs of these targeted markets.

      Job Responsibilities Include:
      Program, Planning & Management

      * Communicates with, provides orientation for, and guides affiliated
      and SIG alumni leaders.

      * Determines the needs of affiliated groups through ongoing research,
      analysis of demographic trends, and “best practices”. Designs, implements and
      markets programs or services to reach this target.

      * Along side the Associate Director for Young Alumni and Students,
      manages and supervises the Program Manager for Young Alumni, Students, and


      * Strategically targets and cultivates working relationships with
      affiliated group and SIG leaders, executive committee members, and others.

      * Establishes and cultivates ongoing channels of communication with
      potential new affiliated leaders and volunteers.

      * Develops/promotes prototypes of affiliated group events to help
      increase alumni participation in club/regional events and on campus.

      Event Planning

      * Plans special events and marketing strategies to increase affiliated
      alumni awareness of Alumni Relations programs and services that demonstrates
      the value of lifelong relationship with Dartmouth.

      * Plans CAGOW orientation workshops and other events specific to target
      membership in attendance.

      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Outreach Project Director, Educational Outreach Department, WGBH
      Educational Foundation (Job # 4285)

      Website: http://careers.wgbh.org/ <http://careers.wgbh.org/>
      Position Purpose

      Department Overview: The Educational Outreach department at WGBH is
      responsible for national and local educational outreach aimed at educators,
      parents, children and community volunteers in schools, libraries, museums and
      other community-based organizations.

      Position Overview: The WE SHALL REMAIN Project Director will coordinate the
      national organizational partnerships and educational outreach activities with
      the goals of expanding and enhancing the usefulness of new PBS resources
      designed to establish Native history as an essential part of American history.
      These resources include the five-part WE SHALL REMAIN broadcast series, print
      and online guides, community engagement activities, and partnership
      opportunities that extend WE SHALL REMAIN’s crucial message to audiences
      across the country. The successful candidate will work under the supervision
      of the Outreach Manager on both national and state levels to develop
      partnerships and to support the work of the WE SHALL REMAIN Community
      Coalitions. The WE SHALL REMAIN Project Director will collaborate with
      national organizations and PBS stations to support communities across the
      country in their efforts to deepen their understanding of Native history, as
      well as contemporary life.

      Requirements: This position requires strong management, administrative,
      organizational, and communication skills. College degree required; MA in
      Native studies and/or history preferred. At least five years related work
      experience required. Familiarity with Native American tribes highly desirable.


      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Director of Diversity Initiatives, Noble and Greenough School

      Website: http://www.nobles.edu/home/content.asp?id=529
      Position Purpose

      The Director of Diversity Initiatives is a full-time leadership position
      reporting to the Head of School, partnering with Division Heads and as a full
      member of the school's administrative leadership team. The Director of
      Diversity Initiatives will provide strategic leadership as Nobles looks to
      realize the goals of the school's statement of commitment to diversity. The
      Director will work closely with the Admission office and the school's hiring
      team in the outreach efforts to create a more inclusive and diverse school
      community. As Nobles faculty, administrators and department heads develop
      diversity goals for each school year, the Director will work closely with them
      to realize those goals. In addition, the Director and the Diversity Team will
      oversee the full range of student support services at the school and work
      collaboratively with the school's Multicultural Parents' Association. As
      Nobles works to become a more just, equitable and diverse community, the
      Director will work to build positive relationships across school
      constituencies to further realize the school's mission-based diversity goals.

      Nobles is a highly academic and selective coed day and five-day boarding
      school of 560 (including 48 high school boarders) in grades 7-12 in Dedham, MA
      (just outside of Boston).


      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Diversity Initiatives Fellow, Noble and Greenough School

      Website: http://www.nobles.edu/home/content.asp?id=529

      Nobles is a highly academic and selective coed day and five-day boarding (only
      48 boarders however) school of 540 in grades 7-12 in Dedham, Mass. (just
      outside of Boston). We are searching for a Diversity Initiatives Teaching
      Fellow. Each year Nobles hires three to six Fellows in various academic
      disciplines and departments. The Diversity Initiative Fellow will work closely
      with the Director of Diversity Initiatives in a broad variety of diversity
      initiatives in the school and have responsibility for working with our
      Multicultural Students' Association and one or more of our student affinity
      groups. The Diversity Initiatives Fellow may also become involved with an
      academic department and other areas of school life including
      coaching/mentoring in our required Afternoon Program. Experience working with
      young people is strongly preferred. Nobles has a vibrant diversity program and
      this is a wonderful opportunity for an aspiring educator.

      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Visiting Professor, American Indian Native Studies Program, University
      of Iowa
      Deadline: Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is
      Contact: Michelene Pesantubbee, Associate Professor and Coordinator, American
      Indian and Native Studies Program, 210 JB, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
      Website: http://www.uiowa.edu/homepage/employers/index.html

      The University of Iowa Division of Interdisciplinary Programs invites
      applications for a one-year full-time or part-time Visiting Assistant
      Professor or Visiting Instructor in the American Indian and Native Studies
      Program (AINSP) for the academic year 2008-09. The appointment will begin
      August 20, 2008.

      Duties of this position include teaching courses that serve the AINSP
      curriculum and another department to be determined. AINSP courses will
      include 149:049 Introduction to American Indian and Native Studies, 149:164
      American Indian/First Nations Women, and 149:168 American Indians in the Arts.
      In addition, topic courses related to the candidate's areas of specialization
      and research will be offered. Salary commensurate with experience.
      Qualifications: PhD or ABD; area of specialization is open, but candidates
      must have training in some aspect of Native American experience.

      Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Native American Community Academy Teaching Positions (NACA) 2008-2009
      Contact: Kara Bobroff, Principal
      Phone: (505)266-0992
      Website: www.nacaschool.org <http://www.nacaschool.org/>

      The Native American Community Academy (NACA) is a new public charter school in
      Albuquerque, New Mexico and is seeking inspired educators who are interested
      in working in a community school with an amazing staff and community of
      families and students.

      NACA Teaching Positions: Grades 6-9th 2008-2009 School Year

      Mentor Teacher - Level III Instructor (6-15 years experience desired) to
      support the development of a School Based New Teacher Mentor Program and
      certified to teach middle school curriculum in Language Arts and Social
      Studies. Middle school classroom experience is required and applicant must
      hold a valid and current New Mexico Licensure. Specifically, this instructor
      will work with teachers on lesson development, classroom management and
      content and state standards implementation. Multiple certifications preferred
      as well as experience with the High Qualified Teacher process and reflective
      teaching. This individual will also work with the Out of School Time Staff and
      Club leaders to develop the out-of-school time program. This position requires
      that the mentor teacher teach a section/ class of Humanities - Language Arts
      and/or Social Studies. Special Education Endorsement preferred but not

      7-9th Grade Math/Science Instructor:
      Level I - Level III Highly Qualified Certified Instructor who has experience
      teaching math and science at the middle school and high school level is
      preferred. This position will work with a mathematics team and science team to
      deliver curriculum at the across mid and high school grade levels. Special
      Education Endorsement preferred but not required.

      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Instructional Services Librarian, The Norris L. Brookens Library at the
      University of Illinois at Springfield
      Website: http://library.uis.edu/jobs/ <http://library.uis.edu/jobs/>

      Under general guidance of the Chair of Library Instructional Services and
      working collaboratively with the other Instructional Services faculty,
      enhances teaching and learning for the students, faculty and staff of the
      University of Illinois at Springfield through the provision of reference,
      instruction, collection development, and other services to promote information
      literacy and lifelong learning. Also provides instructional support for the
      University of Illinois Global Campus. This position will be part of a group
      that plans, implements, and assesses library initiatives to provide excellent
      services for UIS students, faculty, and staff. He/She will be part of the
      library’s information literacy initiative, serve on library and university
      committees, and perform collection development activities in his/her assigned

      Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in Library science or equivalent from
      an ALA-accredited school; three years post-MLS public service and
      instructional experience in an academic library. Preferred job qualifications:
      Background in one or more of the following areas: social sciences, sciences,
      government documents and/or law.

      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Director of Education, The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
      Contact: Marylou Williams, Senior Recruiter, San Manuel Band of Mission
      Phone: 909-425-4800 ext. 4418

      Fax: 909-862-2720

      Website: http://www.sanmanuel-nsn.gov <http://www.sanmanuel-nsn.gov>

      The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is seeking a Director of Education with
      a strong vision and leadership role to establish and implement policies and
      procedures to guide, protect and ensure the education and development of its
      tribal children. The Director of Education will develop and implement
      standards, qualifications, guidelines and policies for tribal Tutoring and
      cultural awareness program and staff development for the San Manuel Education

      Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following: member or a
      descendant of a federally recognized Indian tribe, significant experience
      with/for Tribal organizations, significant experience working with tribal

      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Students to Academic Professoriate for American Indians SAPAI &
      Outreach Manager
      Contact: Dr. Penelope F. Kukuk, Co-Director of Research Opportunities in
      Science for Native Americans (ROSNA), The University of Montana
      Website: http://www.umt.edu/hrs/FAC/sapai.html

      The University of Montana (UM) - Students to Academic Professoriate for
      American Indians (SAPAI) sponsored by the National Science Foundation to
      accomplish two goals at the national level.

      * First, to increase rates of thesis and dissertation completion for American
      Indian and Alaska Natives (AIAN) graduate students in science.
      * Second, to increase the AIAN representation in science faculties at Tribal
      Colleges and Universities (TCUs).

      * There will be three principal activities, a writing workshop, a transition
      to professorship workshop, and a program to provide salary support for one
      year to incoming TCU faculty. PACE Outreach involves engaging American Indian
      Women in the scientific enterprise and establishing a network of Indigenous
      Women Scientists.

      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: National Campaign Associate, Honor the Earth
      Contact: Tom Reed
      Email: Tom@... <mailto:Tom@...>
      Website: http://www.honorearth.org/aboutus/employment.htm

      National Campaign Associate will work in direct coordination with Executive
      Director, Winona LaDuke, in work with Indigenous communities on environmental
      justice and in creation of the renewable energy economy key to Indigenous self
      determination and sovereignty. The position, newly funded by the Ford
      Foundation will deepen leadership and capacity at Honor the Earth in a time of
      climate change, energy and food security challenges, enabling us to better
      serve Indigenous communities. The position will allow for extensive leadership
      development in campaign strategizing and implementation, media and press work,
      tribal government outreach, renewable energy negotiations and development and
      organizational financial development and management. This is a unique
      opportunity to move into major responsibility and leadership in front line
      work in Indigenous environmental issues.

      SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

      • Assisting ED in coordination of national renewable energy and environmental
      justice campaign work in Native America.
      • Attendance and outreach to Indigenous and allied communities on these
      • Coordination with other staff on renewable energy training programs in
      Indigenous communities.
      • Hands on learning of press, development and organizational campaign
      development skills.


      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Tribal Lands Program Coordinator, Job #1628A
      Contact: Kate Vlasak
      Email: nwjobs@... <mailto:nwjobs@...>

      The Tribal & Native Lands Program Coordinator supports and assists the Program
      Director and NW Program Director with developing, planning, and implementing
      the goals and objectives of the Tribal & Native Lands program. The Tribal &
      Native Lands program is a growing national program that mobilizes TPL's
      extensive expertise and resources to assist tribal governments and Native
      communities with regaining and protecting their traditional lands. This
      position will coordinate a wide variety of activities in the Northwest Region
      from administrative details to project implementation. In general, this
      positions time is allocated as follows: 10% general administration, 10%
      fundraising, 20% outreach and communications, 20% program development, and 40
      % program implementation. As used in this job description the words "tribal"
      and "tribes" includes Native American and Alaska Native tribal governments,
      Native Hawaiian organizations and Alaska Native regional and village
      corporations and regional non-profit organizations.

      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Political Science, Department of Political Science, TENURE TRACK
      POSITION #F550, Metropolitan State College of Denver
      Deadline: Open until interviews begin

      Phone: 303-556-3220

      Email: info@... <mailto:info@...>
      Website: https://www.mscdjobs.com <https://www.mscdjobs.com/>

      Tenure Track Full-Time Position in the Department of Political Science. Teach
      twelve credit hours per semester with rigorous commitment to student advising.
      The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive
      to the educational needs of a diverse urban population. Appointment- Fall

      Required: Ph.D. in Political Science or related field with a concentration in
      Politics. Preferred: Concentration in Indigenous nation studies; Ph.D. in hand
      by July 1, 2008.

      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Director, National Indian Child Welfare Association; Portland, Oregon
      Deadline: Open until filled
      Website: http://www.nicwa.org/careers/ <http://www.nicwa.org/careers/> .

      The National Indian Child Welfare Association based in Portland, Oregon is
      seeking a competent director accountable for empowering client communities to
      improve the lives of their children and families. This is a challenging and
      demanding position requiring high levels of focused attention, diplomacy,
      interpersonal communication, precision, service program analysis and design,
      and uncompromising accountability and loyalty. Experience working in American
      Indian culture, Indian Country, tribal social service systems, and tribal
      government structure required.

      E-mail resume, cover letter, and salary history to carmen@...
      <mailto:carmen@...> , fax to (503) 222-4007 attn: Carmen Farmer, or mail
      to NICWA, 5100 SW Macadam Ave, #300, Portland, OR 97239.

      Position Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Director of Community Development, National Indian Child Welfare
      Association; Portland, Oregon
      Deadline: Open until filled
      Website: http://www.nicwa.org/careers/ <http://www.nicwa.org/careers/> .

      The Director of Community Development of the National Indian Child Welfare
      Association is responsible for empowering Indian communities to improve the
      lives of their children and families. This position has overall
      responsibility for the management, control and delivery of all aspects of this
      program and must carry out the following specific responsibilities:

      * Technical Assistance

      o Ensures the provision of accurate, timely and effective consultation
      and/or training to all requests for technical assistance from specific grants,
      contracts and partnerships, as well as fee-for-service requests from tribes,
      agencies, clients, funders, and other NICWA programs

      o Ensures that the community development efforts made by this position
      are shaped by and responsive to the community served

      o Ensures that community awareness on these issues is continuously
      promoted through written materials and/or public presentations

      * Management. Ensures sound management of the program’s services and
      administrative duties, including implementation of the program’s work in
      accordance with approved organizational goals and objectives, grants and
      contracts requirements, financial issues and interagency planning and

      * Quality Assurance. Ensures continuous quality assurance of program
      and project activities

      * Supervision. Directly supervises personnel activities for community
      development staff

      Fellowship Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Research Fellowship in Museum Anthropology, The Bard Graduate Center
      and the American Museum of Natural History
      Deadline: November 15, 2008
      Contact: Peter N. Miller, Professor, Chair of Academic Programs, Bard Graduate
      Phone: 212-501-3044
      Email: Chair@...
      Website: http://www.fossil.energy.gov/mlef/

      The Bard Graduate Center and the American Museum of Natural History announce a
      Research Fellowship in Museum Anthropology. The fellowship provides support to
      a postdoctoral investigator to carry out a specific project over a two-year
      period. The program is designed to advance the training of the participant by
      having her/him pursue a project in association with a curator in the Division
      of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The Fellow
      will also be expected to teach one graduate-level course per year at the Bard
      Graduate Center (BGC). The Fellow will thus be in joint residence at BGC and
      AMNH. The fellowship includes housing and carries with it a stipend of


      Call for Papers Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Historical Ecology of the Hudson Valley: The Interactive Effects of
      Human Activities on the Environment and on Human Society

      Deadline: See Below

      Website: www.hres.org

      The Hudson River Environmental Society (HRES), in conjunction with the 2009
      quadri centennial celebration of the Hudson River, will hold a conference on
      past human actions and their environmental consequences on human society in
      the Hudson River Valley over the past 400 years. We will ask the following

      1. How did ecological conditions determine human history?
      2. How did human uses change ecological conditions such that future uses were

      HRES hopes to engender dialogue among historians, social scientists, and
      natural scientists that will move all disciplines out of their comfort zones;
      to encourage historians and others to think ecologically; ecologists to think
      historically; and both to move toward research that combines the insights of
      science and history in fresh and productive ways. Papers may consider events
      or activities, or ecological components, in any, or all, of the Hudson River
      watershed during the past 400 years, with emphasis on the “Hudson River Valley
      ” between Albany and the ocean. Authors are encouraged both to present
      research results and to derive questions about the nexus of action, impact,
      and feedback that will foster further research. We intend that after this
      conference it should no longer be possible to write a history of human
      habitation along the river without at the same time considering how those
      activities influenced the existing fauna, flora, or hydrology, and the
      reciprocal impacts on subsequent human activities. Nor should it be possible
      to consider the past distribution, abundance, or biodiversity of species
      without considering their effects on people.

      Important Dates:

      * Immediate- We would appreciate an expression of interest to assist us to
      plan. Email: hres.org.

      * July 1, 2008: Submit abstract, by email to hres.org. The abstract must
      indicate how the author will discuss the action/impact/reaction feedback

      * September 2008: Acceptance of abstracts. Inclusion in the published
      transactions will be announced following discussions with authors.

      * September 2009: The Conference, and submission of completed manuscripts.

      Conference Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Kamehameha Schools 2008 Research Conference on Hawaiian Well-being

      Location: Ko `olau Golf Club- Kanç `ohe, O `ahu
      Conference Date(s): November 3-4, 2008

      Email: researchconf@... <mailto:researchconf@...>

      Phone: 808-534-8006

      The Research & Evaluation Division of Kamehameha Schools is pleased to
      announce its first Research Conference on Hawaiian Well-being. This
      conference provides a venue for sharing multidisciplinary perspectives on
      wellness & assembling those involved in research as they improve the
      well-being of the Native Hawaiian community.

      This year’s theme is Innovation at the Intersection of Traditional Knowledge
      and the Contemporary World. Topics cover all domains of well-being, from
      education to physical, mental & spiritual health; from family and community to
      mâlama `aina; from economics and politics to cultural knowledge and practice.


      Conference Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Transforming Schools Our Way: Culture, Courage, Commitment: 2008 Summer

      Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma.
      Conference Date(s): July-20-23rd, 2008

      Contact: Carmen Taylor (carmen_taylor@... <mailto:carmen_taylor@...> )
      or Misty Hirsch (misty_hirsch@... <mailto:misty_hirsch@...> )

      Phone: (406) 883-3603.

      The summer conference, co-hosted by the National Indian School Board
      Association and the Association of Community Tribal Schools, will be held
      July-20-23rd, 2008 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The topics of discussion will be as
      follows: Improving Instructional Practice, Participative Management & Shared
      Governance, Frequent Monitoring and Feedback of School & Student Progress,
      Wellness and Prevention, Safe & Supportive Environment, Integrating Tribal
      Culture, Making Sense of ‘No Child Left Behind’, School Improvement Processes,
      Planning & Accountability, Organizational Culture and Shared Values, and
      Data-Driven Decision-Making.


      Conference Opportunity Announcement

      Title: 2008 Annual National Institute: Twenty-First Century Warriors:
      Understanding the Changing Faces and Needs of Native Students

      Location: Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM.
      Conference Date(s): August 3-7, 2008
      Website: http://ninlhe.unm.edu/2008Institute.html

      Much is changing in the world of higher education for Native students.
      Institute presenters will explore through various research and scholarly
      perspectives the significant changes with Native student populations and the
      implications for college and university administrations, faculty and staff.
      What are the best practices in addressing emerging issues, challenges, and
      opportunities? Are institutions meeting student current needs in curricular,
      programmatic, and support services areas?


      Conference Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Partnerships for Indian Education: Students-Schools-Family-Community
      Location: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD
      Conference Date(s): July 8-10, 2008
      Website: www.indianeducation.org/2008conference

      In an effort to foster communication, collaboration, and cooperative
      strategies, the 3 day conference will allow federal, state and tribal agencies
      and national organizations to share promising practices and effective programs
      in the areas of students, schools, family, and community.

      The goals of the conference are:

      * To discuss the progress of the Executive Order 13336 and EO report
      * To provide a forum on current research in Indian education
      * To engage and discuss research based projects suitable for replication
      * To provide an opportunity to discuss policies, principles, and plans for
      Indian education at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels
      * To showcase successful collaborative interagency partnerships in Indian
      * To reveal the latest and most innovative practices that successfully
      advocate for Native student success in all areas of their community

      Each day will focus on current practices and resources that programs can
      utilize or adapt to their community. The national conference will bring
      together all stakeholders to address the unique needs of American Indian and
      Alaska Native children.


      Conference Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Twenty-First Century Warriors: Understanding the Changing Faces and
      Needs of Native Students
      Location: Hyatt Tamaya Resort & Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM.

      Conference Date(s): August 3-7, 2008

      Website: http://ninlhe.unm.edu/ <http://ninlhe.unm.edu/>

      The National Institute for Native Leadership in Higher Education (NINLHE) is
      pleased to announce the 2008 Annual National Institute, “Twenty-First Century
      Warriors: Understanding the Changing Faces and Needs of Native Students.

      The registration fee is $475 if received by Friday, May 9th. After that day,
      the registration fee is $500.

      The mission of the National Institute for Native Leadership in Higher
      Education (NINLHE) is to transform higher education in the United States and
      Canada in ways that improve the experiences and educational outcomes of Native
      students, which includes Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and
      Aboriginal peoples.


      Conference Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Indian Country’s Winning Hand: 20 Years of the IGRA (Indian Gaming
      Regulatory Act) CLE Conference
      Location: Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino in Scottsdale/Fountain Hills,

      Conference Date(s): October 16-17, 2008

      Registration Deadline: September 15, 2008 ($350); October 10, 2008 ($450);

      Contact: Darlene Lester, Event Co-coordinator & Sandra Day O’Connor College of
      Law, Arizona State University

      Phone: 480-965-7715

      Email: darlene.lester@...

      Website: www.law.asu.edu/ILP <http://www.law.asu.edu/ILP>

      A balanced twenty-year retrospective of the successes, failures and impact of
      the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. This commemorative conference will
      examine the history and the impact of the IGRA and the Indian gaming industry
      through the eyes of tribal leaders, scholars and those who were there when the
      IGRA became law. Sponsored by the NCAI, NIGA, Arizona and New Mexico Indian
      Gaming Assns, CNIGA, American Indian Law Center, Inc., the Native Nations Law
      & Policy Center at UCLA, and the Indian Legal Program and American Indian
      Policy Institute at Arizona State University.

      Conference Opportunity Announcement

      Title: World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education, WIPCE 2008
      Conference Date(s): December 7-11, 2008

      Location: Melbourne, Australia

      Website: http://www.wipce2008.com/ <http://www.wipce2008.com/>

      “Indigenous Education in the 21st Century: Respecting Tradition, Shaping the

      The World Indigenous Peoples Conference: Education (WIPC:E) is a triennial
      conference of international significance that attracts peoples from around the
      globe to celebrate and share diverse cultures, traditions and knowledge with a
      focus on world Indigenous education. The purpose of WIPC:E is to provide a
      forum to come together, share and learn and promote best practice in
      Indigenous education policies, programs and practice.

      To be held on the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation, Melbourne, Australia
      from 7th - 11th December 2008, WIPC:E 2008 will be a celebration of our
      diverse cultures, traditions and knowledge. It will provide us with the
      opportunity to showcase our efforts to provide educational experiences
      suitable to our individual and unique communities and will be a time to
      rejoice in our strengths and capacity to uphold our traditions and knowledge
      systems. It will also be a chance to consider how we, as Indigenous people,
      would like to see education shaped into the future to meet our needs. It is
      Australia's Indigenous peoples' vision that WIPC:E 2008 will be solidly
      embedded in community knowledge.

      Powwow Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Youth Gathering Powwow & Pow-wow
      Pow wow Date(s): June 24-26, 2008
      Location: Grassy Narrows, Ontario

      Topics on: Global warming, Environment friendly alternatives, Indian Act VS.
      Treaties, Prophecies, Native Youth Movement and more . . .

      Facilitators and Guest Speakers: TBA


      Pow wow Date(s): June 27-29, 2008
      Location: Grassy Narrows, Ontario

      Come and Celebrate, Dance and Sing . . .

      Spot Dance, Specials, Honorarium . . . and more.

      Dance contests and lunch provided for pow-wow participants.

      For additional information, please contact Crissy Swain at 807-925-2574 or
      1-800-657-2129 & Jessica Swain at 807-925-2163 or 1-800-925-2570.

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      Program Coordinator (Environmental Educator) Voice 928 523 1275/1496
      Environmental Education Outreach Program Fax 928 523 1280
      Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals mansel.nelson@...
      PO Box 5768
      Northern Arizona University Peterson Hall
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011 Bldg 22, Room 208
      "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." Native American Proverb
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