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    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 26, 2005
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      There are 25 messages in this issue.

      Topics in this digest:

            1. Oak Fellowship in Human Rights & Environment - Call for Nominations
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
            2. Program Support for Care Givers (Eastern WA State)
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
            3. 2006 Outstanding Young Man and Young Woman of the Year! (Phoenix)
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
            4. Graduate Student Fellowships at the Western Historical Quarterly
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
            5. Call for Proposals: 2006 Indigenous Issues and Voices in Educational Research and Assessment Conference
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
            6. Camp Wellstone is coming to the Twin Cities January 20-22!
                 From: Alyssa Macy <alyssa@...>
            7. Fellowship for emerging leaders in developing countries
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
            8. HAPPY HOLIDAYS DAYS
                 From: spiritworldproductions@...
            9. Search for Admin Officer for Office of Indian Affairs (MT)
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
           10. Help Jeff May become Reader's Digest 2005 Hero of the Year! (Red Lake Student)
                 From: "Leona A. Ike" <leonaaike@...>
           11. Western Shoshone Defense Project Spring Gathering
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
           12. IITC - Treaty Conference Announcement
                 From: "iitcsf" <iitcsf@...>
           13. FY 2006 STOP Violence Against Indian Women Discretionary Grant Program
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
           14. World Social Forums / Forum Social Mondial /  Foro Social Mundial 2006
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
           15. Petition: Public Participation on NZ gov. position on the Draft Declaration
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
           16. MN Human Rights Education Curriculum
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
           17. Pre-registration is OPEN for Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
           18. VII International Conference for Wildlife Management in Amazonia
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
           19. USA Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS)
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
           20. NYM - **Essay Contest! Why Life Is Worth Living! Sponsored By NYM
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
           21. NYM -**Looking for Native Youth Artists! Meet Dallas Poundmaker - Awesome Art
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
           22. 14th Annual Western Shoshone Defense Project Spring Gathering
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
           23. 2006 Phoenix College M.E.Ch.A. Statewide Student Success Conference
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
           24. Call for Papers: ISLANDS OF THE WORLD IX, Sustainable Islands - Sustainable Strategies
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
           25. Health Action 2006: National Conference
                 From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>


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      Message: 1        
         Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 08:50:33 -0800 (PST)
         From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
      Subject: Oak Fellowship in Human Rights & Environment - Call for Nominations

      Oak Fellowship in Human Rights & Environment - Call
      for
      Nominations

      From the Oak Fellowship Director:

      Dear Colleague,

      I am writing to solicit your assistance in our annual
      search for the
      Oak Human Rights Fellow, which is targeted this year
      for someone
      working in the area of THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN
      RIGHTS.

      I have copied the announcement below. You can also
      access it at
      http://www.colby.edu/academics_cs/goldfarb/oak/ .

      Each year, we host a human rights professional doing
      on-the-ground
      work at some level of personal risk and organize a
      lecture series
      around his or her area of expertise. The purpose of 
      the fellowship
      is to offer activists a respite from their work and
      spend a semester
      as a scholar-in-residence at the College, exposing
      campus community
      to the issues surrounding the human rights issues on
      which the Fellow
      works.

      In conducting our annual search, we rely heavily on
      nominations from
      NGOs, academics, journalists, and human rights
      lawyers, since these
      are the people most likely to know of the work of
      on-the-ground
      professionals.

      I would like your assistance in disseminating the
      announcement. Feel
      free to nominate a suitable candidate or forward the
      announcement to
      anyone in the field who could help us. The deadline
      for applications
      is January 13, 2006.

      Whatever assistance you might provide would be greatly
      appreciated.
      If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get back
      to me. Thank
      you in advance.

      Ken Rodman
      Director, Oak Institute
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      OAK HUMAN RIGHTS FELLOWSHIP

      2006 FOCUS: HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

      The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human
      Rights at
      Colby College is soliciting nominations and
      applications for the Oak
      Human Rights Fellowship for the Fall of 2006.

      The Oak Fellowship provides an opportunity for
      prominent
      practitioners in international human rights to take a
      sabbatical
      leave from their work and spend a semester (September
      - December
      2006) as a scholar-in-residence at Colby College.
      This provides the
      Fellow time for reflection, research, writing, and
      teaching. 
      Following the period of the award, it is expected that
      the Fellow
      will return to his or her human rights work.

      For the fall of 2006, the Oak Institute seeks a human
      rights
      practitioner working on environmental issues that
      affect the rights
      of individuals and communities. Possible areas of
      expertise include,
      but are not limited to: exposing or mobilizing against
      environmental
      dangers to human health, preserving ecosystems on
      which traditional
      communities depend, environmental justice, indigenous
      rights and the
      environment, rehabilitation and compensation for
      environmental
      damages, and the application of rights-based
      approaches to
      environmental protection.

      We especially encourage applications from those who
      are currently or
      were recently involved in "on-the-ground" work at some
      level of
      personal risk.  The Oak Fellow's responsibilities
      including teaching
      an informal course on the human rights issue on which
      the Fellow
      works, participation in a lecture series or symposium
      in the Fellow's
      area of expertise, and becoming part of the
      intellectual life of the
      campus, particularly with our students.

      The Fellow will receive a $32,000 stipend and College
      fringe
      benefits, including round-trip transportation from the
      Fellow's home
      site, apartment housing for a family, the use of a
      car, and meals on
      campus.  The Fellow will also receive research
      support, including
      office space, a computer, library facilities, and a
      student research
      assistant.

      Nominations and applications should be sent to:
      Kenneth A. Rodman, Director or
      Kate O'Halloran, Associate Director
      Oak Institute for the Study of International Human
      Rights
      Colby College, Waterville ME 04901
      Email: oakhr@..., Phone: 207-859-5310, Fax:
      207-859-5229

      Completed applications must arrive no later than
      January 13, 2006.
      More information, including application, is available
      on the
      Institute's website at:

      http://www.colby.edu/academics_cs/goldfarb/oak/

      Final selections should be announced by April 30,
      2006.

      --
      Prof. Kenneth A.  Rodman
      Department of Government
      5310 Mayflower Hill Drive
      Colby College
      Waterville, ME 04901

      phone:  (207) 859-5310
      fax:     (207) 859-5229
      --
      Prof. Kenneth A.  Rodman
      Department of Government
      5310 Mayflower Hill Drive
      Colby College
      Waterville, ME 04901

      phone:  (207) 859-5310
      fax:     (207) 859-5229





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      Message: 2        
         Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 14:05:09 -0800 (PST)
         From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
      Subject: Program Support for Care Givers (Eastern WA State)

      http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096412102

      Posted: December 21, 2005

      by: Richard Walker / Indian Country Today

      OLYMPIA, Wash. - Programs are available to eastern
      Washington state Natives to help those who provide
      care for a parent, spouse or other family member.

      The Family Caregiver Support Program is provided by
      the state Department of Social and Health Services
      through local Area Agencies on Aging. Local
      information is provided to caregivers about important
      topics such as available services, assistance in
      gaining access to services, caregiver support groups,
      counseling, caregiver training and respite care.

      Each county program is tailored to local needs.
      Kinship-care families are offered family counseling
      services and summer youth activities; a Family
      Resource Center has a family caregiver consultant,
      books, resource guides, videos and a computer; day and
      weekend retreats provide time off for family
      caregivers; and counselors provide guidance through
      the emotionally and physically draining demands of
      caregiving.

      On the Colville Indian Reservation, call (509)
      634-2758; on the Yakama Indian Reservation, call (509) 865-5121.




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      Message: 3        
         Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 14:08:52 -0800 (PST)
         From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
      Subject: 2006 Outstanding Young Man and Young Woman of the Year! (Phoenix)


      The Phoenix Youth and Education Commission is looking
      for the 2006 Outstanding Young Man and Young Woman of
      the Year!
       
      Who is eligible?
       
      Students in 9th thru 11th grade, living in Phoenix.
       
      Why would I do it?
       
      You could win a prize!  Winners from each city council
      district will receive $250.  Citywide winners will
      receive $1000 and two round trip airline tickets.
       
      It's an opportunity to be recognized for your
      accomplishments.  Plus, it's a great achievement to
      include in your college application.
       
      How do I apply?
       
      Apply online at
      http://phoenix.gov/CALENDAR/yngaward.html
       
      Or
       
      Call the i-know hotline for more information:
      602.534.5669.
       
      The deadline to apply in January 13, 2006, so don't
      delay!!





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      Message: 4        
         Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 14:07:24 -0800 (PST)
         From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
      Subject: Graduate Student Fellowships at the Western Historical Quarterly

      Graduate Student Fellowships at the
      Western Historical Quarterly

      Applications are now welcome for the Robert M. Utley
      Editorial
      Fellowship.
      For 2006-2007, a total stipend of $13,000, an
      out-of-state tuition
      waiver, possible in-state tuition waivers, and
      monetary compensation for
      summer work will be awarded.

      The Robert M. Utley Fellow must enroll in Utah State
      University's
      master's program in history. Duties at the Western
      Historical Quarterly
      (WHQ) include 20 hours a week, August-June, helping to
      select, prepare,
      and copyedit manuscripts. The fellowship may be
      retained for a second
      year, depending upon satisfactory progress toward the
      master's degree and
      acceptable completion of editorial assignments. During
      the summer of
      2007, the editorial fellow works 20 hours a week at
      the WHQ.

      Applicants should send a letter of interest directly
      to the editor of the
      WHQ. The full application to the USU graduate school,
      including three
      letters of recommendation, will suffice to complete
      needed materials.
      All documents should be postmarked no later than 1
      February 2006.
      Applicants will be notified in early April.

      The Robert M. Utley Fellowship is one of two
      fellowships at the Western
      Historical Quarterly. The other is the S. George
      Ellsworth Fellowship,
      which will be available in 2007-2008.

      Funding for WHQ fellowships is provided by:
      Western Historical Quarterly
      USU Department of History
      USU School of Graduate Studies
      USU College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
      S. George Ellsworth Endowment,
      Mountain West Center for Regional Studies
      Robert M. Utley Endowment

      For more information and links to the USU Department
      of History and USU
      School of Graduate Studies see:
      http://www.usu.edu/history/whq/fellowships.htm

      Please address correspondence to:

      Western Historical Quarterly
      0740 Old Main Hill
      Utah State University
      Logan, UT 84322-0740
      whq@...
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      Colleen O'Neill
      Associate Professor/Associate Editor
      History Department/Western Historical Quarterly
      Utah State University
      colleen.oneill@...






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      Message: 5        
         Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 08:37:01 -0800 (PST)
         From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
      Subject: Call for Proposals: 2006 Indigenous Issues and Voices in Educational Research and Assessment Conference

      2006 Indigenous Issues and Voices in Educational
      Research and Assessment Conference
       
      Attached is information on a national conference
      (R.A.C.E. 2006), focusing on Indigenous Issues and
      Voices in Educational Research and Assessment --
      please also forward to other colleagues and students
      who may wish to submit session proposals.
       
      Guidelines for proposals and other information will
      soon be available on our website - stay tuned!  The
      deadline for proposals will be Feb 1.
       
      Please save the date for this conference:
       
      Indigenous Issues and Voices in Educational Research
      and Assessment
       
      The 2006 Conference for the Relevance of Assessment
      and Culture in Education (R.A.C.E.2006)
       
      April 27- 29, 2006
      Arizona State University
      Memorial Union
      Tempe, Arizona
       
      This conference brings participants together in an
      academic environment rich with indigenous research,
      narratives, music, and traditions
       
      Call for Proposals for sessions (symposia, papers &
      workshops) addressing the following topics:
       
      Voice and Relevance: Research with/in Indigenous
      Communities Epistemological Considerations of Local
      Knowledge Assessment/Testing/Measurement Issues in an
      Era of Accountability Decolonizing Methodologies,
      including applications to curriculum, pedagogy,
      research and assessment Language Revitalization and
      Maintenance and Language Rights
       
      We encourage various presentation formats, including
      narratives, poetry, and
      other performative contributions! 
       
      Conference Co-Chairs: Beth Blue Swadener, Ph.D.,
      Division of Curriculum and Instruction, and Caroline
      Sotello Viernes Turner, Ph.D., Division of Educational
      Leadership and Policy Studies
       
      Details on speakers, sessions, performances, and
      registration to follow.
      For more information, email  IVERA@... or call
      480-965-9675.
       
      Committee members:  Beth Blue Swadener, Co-Chair;
      Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, Co-Chair; Alfredo
      Artiles; David Beaulieu; Timothy Begaye; Kathleen
      Langerman; Kathryn Manuelito; Teresa McCarty; Susan A.
      Miller; Maxine Roanhorse-Dineyazhe; Anne Robey;
      Mary-Eunice Romero.
       




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      Message: 6        
         Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 10:56:05 -0600
         From: Alyssa Macy <alyssa@...>
      Subject: Camp Wellstone is coming to the Twin Cities January 20-22!

      Camp Wellstone is coming to the Twin Cities January 20-22!

      Our 2006 Camp Wellstone schedule begins this year in our home state of
      Minnesota.  Click here to register!   (Please note: Because of the high
      demand for Camp Wellstone in Minnesota, we ask that if you have already
      attended a camp, please do not register for this one.  Also note that
      the candidate track is only open to actual candidates for office.)

      Camp Wellstone is a training program that teaches progressives how to
      win on issues and elect good candidates. We use a distinctive approach
      to politics, based on Paul Wellstone's success at integrating
      grassroots organizing, electoral organizing, progressive public policy
      and ethical leadership.

      The training is highly interactive, combining exercises, lectures, and
      simulations over the course of 2.5 days.  It starts on Friday afternoon
      and runs through Sunday afternoon, and we keep you busy the whole
      time!  The exact location of each camp will be announced in the coming
      weeks.

      Camp Wellstone is divided into three tracks:
               •        Candidate track.   This is for people who have made the decision to
      run for office.
               •        Campaign track.   This track focuses on how to be an effective
      staff or volunteer member of a winning progressive campaign.
               •        Citizen activist track.   For people interested in citizen
      lobbying, issue advocacy, and community organizing, this track provides
      skills in how to win on issues.

      For more information about Camp Wellstone or to see which track is
      right for you, click here.

      Camp Wellstone fills very quickly. If you are interested sign up online
      by following the link above or visit www.wellstone.org

      The cost is $75 or just $35 for students, low-income, or
      unemployed participants. We are not able to guarantee your space for
      the the camp unless payment is received 2 weeks prior to the starting
      date.  Camp participants are responsible for their own accommodations.

      If you have questions about the training, contact Sultan Shakir:
      sultan@grassrootssolutionscom or  202-546-6752.

      Click here to sign-up for Camp Wellstone
      (https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/11421433/)

      Alyssa Macy
      Political Director
      Center for Civic Participation
      1313 Fifth Street SE #113
      Minneapolis, MN  55414
      Direct: 612-331-7444
      Cell: 612-331-6227
      Email: alyssa@...

      Tools for Democracy - www.ccp.org


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      Message: 7        
         Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 08:49:37 -0800 (PST)
         From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
      Subject: Fellowship for emerging leaders in developing countries

      Fellowship for emerging leaders in developing
      countries

      Fellowship for emerging leaders in developing
      countries: Applications
      are now available for the 2006-07 round of the H.J.
      Heinz Company
      Foundation Fellowship Program at the University of
      Pittsburgh.

      The Heinz Fellowship was established in 1982 by an
      endowment from the
      H. J. Heinz Company Foundation to the University of
      Pittsburgh's
      University Center for International Studies. The
      Fellowship is
      offered annually and provides for one year of
      practical,
      professional, and non-degree educational experiences
      through the
      University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
      USA.

      For each round, Heinz Fellowships will be granted to
      two individuals
      from developing countries who demonstrate potential as
      future leaders
      in the public, government, non-profit, or private
      sectors. The goal
      is to improve, early in a career, the Fellows'
      capacity to contribute
      to the development of their country and to enhance
      their
      understanding of the United States. This is
      accomplished through a
      year of auditing selected courses and participating in
      practical
      professional activities while based in Pittsburgh.
      Courses taken as
      part of the Heinz Fellowship do not earn credit
      towards an academic
      degree.

      The competition for a Heinz Fellowship is open to men
      and women from
      developing countries whose records of accomplishment
      early in their
      careers indicate strong potential for leadership and
      achievement.

      • Applicants must have completed a university degree.

      • Applicants must be suitably proficient in speaking,
      reading, and
      writing English.

      • Preference will be given to those applicants in the
      earlier stages
      of their careers.

      • The fellowship is intended for individuals in the
      practitioner/policy domains. It is not awarded for
      basic academic
      research, academic sabbaticals, nor for medical
      research or updating.

      • Applicants should be working in some subsection of
      one of the
      following areas:
      o Sustainable Development: For example, issues of
      population growth,
      economic development, education, environmental change.

      o Governance: Including the development of the legal
      system, the
      extension and institutionalization of fundamental
      rights, the
      development of civil society, or the development of
      the voluntary
      sector.

      o Public Health: Local and national approaches towards
      infectious
      diseases, development of health services, family
      planning.

      o Conflict Resolution: Arms control and conflict
      resolution efforts
      at the local and regional level.

      Deadline for applications is 15 March 2006.

      For more information and to obtain application forms,
      go to: 
      www.ucis.pitt.edu/heinzfellowship or contact
      heinz@...












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      Message: 8        
         Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 20:15:24 +0000
         From: spiritworldproductions@...
      Subject: HAPPY HOLIDAYS DAYS

      HAPPY HOLY DAYS
       
       
      MAY YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE
       
      MAY YOUR LIFE BE FILLED WITH LOVE AND MORE LOVE
       
      MAY YOU BE BLESSED BEYOND YOUR BELIEFS
       
      MAY YOU WALK IN BEAUTY & GRACE
       
       
      FROM RED NATION CELEBRATION AND ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
       
      THANK YOU FOR BEING A-PART OF RED NATION CELEBRATION
       
      THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN OUR VISION FOR A BETTER FUTURE FOR AMERICAN INDIAN
       
      THANK YOU FOR THESE FIRST 10 YEARS OF TRADITIONAL & CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN INDIAN PERFORMING ARTS
       
      THANK YOU FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS OF DREAMS BEING FULFILLED FOR THE FUTURE OF ALL SENTIENT HUMAN BEINGS
       
      WITH RESPECT
      RED NATION CELEBRATION
      FOUNDER JOANELLE ROMERO
      PRESIDENT ELIZABETH SAGE
      AND
      ALL RED NATION BOARD MEMBERS
       
       

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      Message: 9        
         Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 08:36:29 -0800 (PST)
         From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
      Subject: Search for Admin Officer for Office of Indian Affairs (MT)

      Search for Admin Officer for Office of Indian Affairs

      Greetings,

      After many dedicated years of serving in the
      Governorís Office of
      Indian Affairs, Administrative Officer Lori Ryan
      accepted a new
      position with the Department of Transportation.† Her
      contributions to
      the continuing development of state and tribal
      government relationships
      are greatly appreciated by our office, and make her an
      exceptional
      candidate for ensuring continued progress for tribal
      nations in her new
      role with Transportation.†

      †

      Although it is unfortunate to lose an employee with a
      wealth of
      experience in advocating for tribes, it can also be
      viewed as an open
      door of opportunity.† The Administrative Officerís
      position in the
      Office of Indian Affairs is a highly- visible, key,
      administrative
      position, potentially leading to long-term job
      security in the
      Governorís Office, once the successful candidate has
      proven his or her
      abilities and successfully completed his or her
      probationary period.†

      †

      Governor Schweitzer has stressed the importance of
      equal employment
      opportunities for all to each of his Cabinet members.†
      As someone that
      serves at the pleasure of the Governor and as an
      enrolled tribal
      member, I am committed to making this vision a
      reality.† Actively
      recruiting qualified American Indians for state
      positions is one way to
      continue to open the doors of opportunity.†

      †

      I would appreciate any assistance you can provide in
      encouraging
      qualified and dynamic tribal members to consider this
      very valuable
      position.† I am available to answer any questions that
      you might have
      regarding the recruitment process.† For additional
      information please
      feel free to connect with me directly at (406) 444-
      3713.

      †

      Recruitment materials are attached for your
      reference.†

      †

      Your help is greatly appreciated.

      Reno Charette
      Coordinator of Indian Affairs
      [mailto:RCharette@...]

      The rule is to talk to tribes before the pencil hits
      the paper, not
      when the document is ready to be signed in ink.

      †




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      Message: 10       
         Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 16:46:03 -0800
         From: "Leona A. Ike" <leonaaike@...>
      Subject: Help Jeff May become Reader's Digest 2005 Hero of the Year! (Red Lake Student)

      Come on Indian Country lets make this happen and let our fellow Indian know we are PROUD of him for stepping up and making difference for the lives of others.

      Dear all,
      > > Jeff May is the young man who helped his classmates during the
      >shooting
      > > in Red Lake, and was wounded.
      > >
      > >
      > >     * Help Jeff May become Reader's Digest 2005 Hero of the Year!
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >     * Click on the web site below and VOTE FOR JEFF MAY!
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >     * GOOD LUCK JEFF!
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >     * http://www.rd.com/content/openContent.do?contentId=19229
      > >     *
      > >     *
      > >       Jeff May
      > >
      > >       The Student
      > >       A young man in a black trench coat, his hair spiked into thorns,
      > >       walked into Red Lake Senior High in northern Minnesota carrying
      > >       three guns. Jeff Weise shot and killed eight people and wounded
      > >       seven more in the deadliest school shooting since Columbine.
      > >
      > >       Sophomore Jeff May, armed only with the pencil he'd used for
      > >       algebra, tried to stop him. May ran at the gunman and jabbed him
      > >       hard in the side. The two struggled; May was shot in the face.
      >The
      > >       police showed up, exchanging gunfire with Weise, who then killed
      > >       himself. May's teacher, Missy Dodds, is sure he saved his
      > >       classmates' lives -- and hers. Of his selfless action, Dodds
      >says,
      > >       "I totally would expect that of him."
      > >       Back to Everyday Heroes 2005
      > >       <http://www.rd.com/content/openContent.do?contentId=19229>






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      Message: 11       
         Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 14:04:15 -0800 (PST)
         From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
      Subject: Western Shoshone Defense Project Spring Gathering



      The 14th Annual
      Western Shoshone Defense Project
      Spring Gathering

      Friday May 19th  to Sunday May 21nd 2006

      A gathering to protect the land, the people, and
      future generations. Come show your
      support for the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley and the
      Sogobia we all depend on.

      Sunrise ceremonies, issue sharing, speakers, videos,
      children's activities, raffle, traditional
      foods, traditional singing,  round dancing and sweats

      Please be prepared to camp out in a high desert
      region. The weather can be hot and quite
      cold. The gathering is free but donations of time,
      food and money are welcome.

      Absolutely no drugs, alcohol, or firearms permitted.

      Directions: Interstate 80 to the Beowawe/ Crescent
      Valley (exit 261) Follow the paved road
      19 miles south to town of Crescent Valley and look for
      signs.

      For more information: Western Shoshone Defense
      Project: phone (775) 468-0230, fax
      (775) 468-0237, email wsdp@... or cell phone 775
      397-1371.


      Western Shoshone Defense Project
      P.O. Box 211308
      Crescent Valley, NV   89821
      (775) 468-0230
      Fax:  (775) 468-0237
      www.wsdp.org





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      Message: 12       
         Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 11:21:58 -0800
         From: "iitcsf" <iitcsf@...>
      Subject: IITC - Treaty Conference Announcement

      Hello,

      Warm Greetings from the International Indian Treaty Council! Please find the
      attached invitation, flyer, preliminary agenda and press release for our
      first Treaty Confernce to be held on the East Coast!

      This event is hosted by the Independant Traditional Seminole Nation of
      Florida, this February and we would love to see members of your Nation and
      community with us.

      Please post and announce this event on any calendars, websites, listserves
      or public posting areas. Feel free to make copies of and distrubute the
      flyer far and wide.  Additional information is available on our website at
      www.treatycouncil.org.

      If you have any questions, or need clarification please contact me.

      Thank you!

      Warm wishes,

      Sherri Norris
      Communications and Outrach Coordinator
      International Indian Treaty Council
      2390 Mission St., Ste. 301
      San Francisco, CA 94110
      Ph: 415 641-4482   Fax: 415 641-1298
      e-mail: sherri@...
      web: www. treatycouncil.org

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      Message: 13       
         Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 08:40:02 -0800 (PST)
         From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
      Subject: FY 2006 STOP Violence Against Indian Women Discretionary Grant Program

      The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is pleased
      to announce the
      release of the FY 2006 STOP Violence Against Indian
      Women
      Discretionary Grant Program Solicitation. A copy of
      the solicitation
      may be obtained by visiting
      http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/fundopps.htm.
      The deadline to submit a non-binding letter of intent
      to apply for
      STOP  funding is January 24, 2006. As a reminder,
      beginning with FY
      2006, all applications for OVW discretionary grant
      funding must be
      submitted via www.grants.gov. OVW will no longer be
      accepting
      applications through the on-line Grants Management
      System (GMS).
      Please carefully review the STOP Program solicitation,
      particularly
      Appendix E, for information on how to register and
      submit an
      application for funding via www.grants.gov.

      The deadline to register to apply for STOP funding in
      www.grants.gov
      is January 25, 2006. One copy of the application must
      be submitted
      online at www.grants.gov by no later than February 15,
      2006.
      Additionally, one hard copy of the application,
      including all
      required attachments, must be submitted via over-night
      delivery to
      the address designated in the solicitation by no later
      than February
      15, 2006 as well.

      If you have any questions about the STOP Program
      solicitation or
      concerns regarding the application submission process,
      please contact
      the appropriate member of the OVW Tribal Unit:

      Kathy Howkumi
      (States: ID,MI, NE, NV, OR, WA, and WI)
      Ph: (202) 616-6726
      E-mail: Kathy.Howkumi@...

      Paula Julian
      (States: AK, AZ, MN, and MT)
      Ph: (202) 305-2379
      E-mail: Pauline.Julian@...

      Kimberly Woodard
      (States: AL, CA, KS, ME, MS, NC, NM, NY, OK, SD, and
      WY)
      Ph: (202) 514-9677
      E-mail: Kimberly.Woodard@...

      If your state is not listed above, please feel free to
      contact any of
      the Tribal Unit members.






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      Message: 14       
         Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 08:50:07 -0800 (PST)
         From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
      Subject: World Social Forums / Forum Social Mondial /  Foro Social Mundial 2006

      World Social Forums / Forum Social Mondial /  Foro
      Social
      Mundial 2006

      Le texte en français suit le texte en espagnol
      El texto en español se encuentra después del texto en
      inglés

      Please see attached for more information on the 2006
      World Social
      Forums around the world. Please send us a report if
      you attend and we
      will post it to the network.

      Vea por favor el siguiente texto para más información
      sobre el Foro
      Social Mundial 2006. Por favor envíenos un informe si
      usted atiende.
      Lo fijaremos a la red.

      Voyez s'il vous plait l'attaché pour plus
      d'information sur le Forum
      Social Mondial 2006. Veuillez nous envoyer un rapport
      si vous êtes
      présente. Nous le signalerons sur le réseau.
      Polycentric World Social Forum 2006

      The sixth edition of the World Social Forum will be
      polycentric,
      which means that it will be decentralized, taking
      place in different
      parts of the world, in January 2006. Up to now, three
      cities will
      host the 6th WSF: Bamako (Mali-Africa), Caracas
      (Venezuela ­
      Americas) and Karachi (Pakistan-Asia).

      Polycentric WSF 2006 Africa venue
      Place: Bamako, Mali
      Date: January 19th to 23rd, 2006
      Website: www.fsmmali.org
      E-mail: espaceforum@...
      Telephone number: 00 223 901 75 53.
      Address: Hamadallaye ACI 2000 Rue 430 - Porte 89, em
      Bamako ­ Mali

      Polycentric WSF 2006 Americas venue and 2nd Americas
      Social Forum
      Place: Caracas, Venezuela. Check some information
      about the city:
      slideshow
      Date: January 24th to 29th, 2006
      Website: www.forosocialmundial.org.ve (under
      construction)
      E-mails: fsmcaracas@...,
      consejo@...
      Telephone number: 58 212 208-4823
      Address: Avenida Francisco de Miranda, Edifício sede
      Mintur, piso 5 -
      La Floresta - Caracas, Venezuela

      Polycentric WSF 2006 Asia venue
      Place: Karachi, Pakistan. See information about the
      city: slideshow.
      Date: March, 2006
      Telephone number: 00 (92 21) 824-0716 Fax: (92 21)
      824-0714
      Address: 43-4B, Block-6, P.E.C.H.S,
      Behind Nursery Market
      Karachi, Pakistan

      Foro Social Mundial 2006 Policéntrico

      La sexta edición del Foro Social Mundial será
      policéntrica, o sea,
      será realizada de forma descentralizada, en diversos
      lugares en el
      mundo en enero de 2006. Hasta el momento, tres
      ciudades serán sede
      del VI FSM: Bamako (Mali - África), Caracas (Venezuela
      ­ América) y
      Karachi (Pakistán ­ Asia).

      FSM 2006 policéntrico - capítulo África
      Local: Bamako, Mali
      Fecha: del 19 al 23 de enero de 2006
      Página web: www.fsmmali.org
      E-mail: espaceforum@...
      Teléfono: 00 223 901 75 53.
      Dirección postal: Hamadallaye ACI 2000 Rue 430 - Porte
      89, em Bamako
      ­ Mali.

      FSM 2006 policéntrico - capítulo Américas y II Foro
      Social Américas
      Local: Caracas, Venezuela. Vea informaciones sobre la
      ciudad:
      presentación en diapositivas
      Fecha: del 24 al 29 de enero de 2006
      Página web: www.forosocialmundial.org.ve (en
      construcción)
      Correos electrónicos:
      fsmcaracas@...,
      consejo@...
      Teléfono: 00 58 212 5780690
      Dirección postal: Edf. Tacagua PH Parque Central San
      Agustín Caracas
      (Sede Radio Alternativa de Caracas), Venezuela

      FSM 2006 policéntrico - capítulo Asia
      Local: Karachi, Pakistán. Vea informaciones sobre la
      ciudad:
      presentación en diapositivas.
      Fecha: marzo de 2006
      Página web: www.wsf2006karachi.org
      E-mail: mail@....
      Teléfono: 00 (92 21) 824-0716 Fax: (92 21) 824-0714
      Dirección postal: 43-4B, Block-6, P.E.C.H.S,
      Behind Nursery Market
      Karachi, Pakistan

      Forum Social Mondial 2006 Polycentrique

      La 6eme édition du Forum Social Mondial sera
      polycentrique, ça veut
      dire, qu'elle sera faite de forme décentralisée, en
      différents
      endroits du monde, janvier 2006. Pour l'instant, trois
      ville seront
      les sièges du 6eme FSM: Bamako (au Mali ­ en Afrique),
      Caracas (au
      Venezuela ­ en Amérique) et Karachi (au Pakistan - en
      Asie).

      FSM 2006 polycentrique - siège Afrique
      Lieu: Bamako, Mali
      Date: du 19 au 23 janvier 2006
      Téléphone : 00 223 901 75 53.
      Adresse: Hamadallaye ACI 2000 Rue 430 - Porte 89, em
      Bamako ­ Mali

      FSM 2006 polycentrique - siège Amériques et 2ème Forum
      Social
      Amériques
      Lieu: Caracas, Venezuela. Voyez des informations sur
      la ville:
      présentation e diapositive
      Date: du 24 au 29 janvier 2006
      Site: www.forosocialmundial.org.ve (en construction)
      E-mails: fsmcaracas@...,
      consejo@...
      Téléphone : 00 58 212 5780690
      Adresse: Edf. Tacagua PH Parque Central San Agustín
      Caracas (Sede
      Radio Alternativa de Caracas), Venezuela

      FSM 2006 polycentrique - siège Asie
      Lieu: Karachi, Pakistan. Voyez des informations sur la
      ville:
      présentation em diapositive
      Date: mars 2006
      Site: www.wsf2006karachi.org
      E-mail: mail@....
      Téléphone : 00 (92 21) 824-0716 Fax: (92 21) 824-0714
      Adresse: 43-4B, Block-6, P.E.C.H.S,
      Behind Nursery Market
      Karachi, Pakistan








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      Message: 15       
         Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 08:47:14 -0800 (PST)
         From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
      Subject: Petition: Public Participation on NZ gov. position on the Draft Declaration

      Petition: Public Participation on NZ gov. position on
      the Draft Declaration

      Public Participation on NZ government position on the
      text of the
      draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

      Kia ora koutou,

      With the help of PCPD, a petition: "Public
      Participation on NZ
      government position on the text of the draft
      Declaration on the Rights
      of Indigenous Peoples" has just been set up to seek a
      more open and
      honest process for developing NZ's positions on the
      draft Declaration.

      Please take a moment to read about this important
      issue, and join me
      in signing the petition. It takes just 30 seconds, but
      can truly make
      a difference. We are trying to reach 5,000 signatures
      - please sign
      here:
      http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/489895927

      Once you have signed, you can help even more by asking
      others to sign
      as well. If we can get this distributed over the
      Christmas period and
      obtain a good response, it will assist us in future
      meetings with the
      Crown.

      Thank you!




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      Message: 16       
         Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 14:06:14 -0800 (PST)
         From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
      Subject: MN Human Rights Education Curriculum

      Dear Human Rights Education Friends,

      The University of Minnesota Human Rights Center staff
      would like to wish you well during this holiday
      season!

      The University of Minnesota Human Rights Center in
      partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human
      Rights has just launched a primary and secondary
      school human rights education curriculum being
      distributed statewide and globally via Internet. We
      welcome your registration and feedback. One unique
      contribution is the interactive tool to build human
      rights education lesson plans and community action
      projects through a seven-step Human Rights Process
      Model, integrating human rights language, principles,
      standards, skills, and practices.

      This is My Home
      http://www.thisismyhome.org/

      Secondly, here is a link to Global Recommendations in
      Primary and Secondary School Teacher Education in HRE,
      developed by educators at a Global Strategic Planning
      Meeting recently in support of the new World Programme
      for HRE. We would welcome links to any curriculum,
      reports, or policies for HRE integrated into
      pre-service and in-service teacher education programs.
      http://www.hrusa.org/workshops/HREWorkshops/usa/GlobalRecommendationsPlan.
      htm

      Finally, we have made some changes to the human rights
      education links on the University of Minnesota Human
      Rights Library website. We would like to ask you to
      take a moment to look at them. If we have not included
      your organization, curriculum, or studies and you feel
      that your organization should be included, then please
      submit your link via our online link request page,
      which can be found at:
      http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/send/sendlink.php

      These are our new categories:
      Centers for Human Rights Research, Training and
      Education Links
      http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/links/centers/index.html

      Education, Curricula, and Teaching Materials Links
      http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/links/curricula-education/index.html

      Education and HRE Evaluation & Studies
      http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/links/education2.html

      Wishing you much warmth from the tundra of Minnesota,

      Kristi Rudelius-Palmer
      University of Minnesota
      Human Rights Center
      229 19th Ave. So.
      Mpls., MN 55455
      612-626-7794
      FAX:612-625-2011
      Email: humanrts@...




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      Message: 17       
         Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 08:46:42 -0800 (PST)
         From: Alyssa Macy <nativeshare@...>
      Subject: Pre-registration is OPEN for Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

      Pre-registration is OPEN for Permanent Forum on
      Indigenous
      Issues


      English | Español | French

                         Pre-registration Forms are
      available
                                        ******
                      Formularios de Pre-acreditacion
      disponibles
                                        ******
                             Formulaire de pré-inscription
                                         *****


               Fifth Session of the Permanent Forum on
      Indigenous Issues
           15 to 26 May 2006 at the United Nations
      Headquarters, in New York
                                                           
                                                    
                                                           
                                                    
       The Fifth Session of the Permanent Forum will take
      place from 15 to 26
      May 2006 at the United       
       Nations Headquarters, in New York.                  
                                                    
                                                           
                                                    
                                                           
                                                    
       he  theme  of  the  fifth  session  of  the
      Permanent Forum is The
      Millennium Development Goals and
       indigenous  peoples: Re-defining the Millennium
      Development Goals .
      Information on the fifth session
       is available at the following link:
      http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/5session/index.htm
               
                                                           
                                                    



                
      **************************************************
          Quinto período de sesiones del Foro Permanente
      para las Cuestiones
                                  Indígenas de la ONU
           15 al 26 de Mayo del 2006, Sede de las Naciones
      Unidas, New York

      El Quinto Período de Sesiones del Foro Permanente
      tendrá lugar del 15
      al 26
      de mayo del 2006 en la Sede de las Naciones Unidas, en
      Nueva York.

      El tema especial del quinto período de sesiones del
      Foro Permanente es
      “Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio y Pueblos
      Indígenas:
      Redefiniendo los
      Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio�. La
      información sobre el quinto
      período de sesiones esta disponible en el siguiente
      link:
      http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/5session/indexspanish.htm

                                                           
                                                     
                                                           
                                                     
                                                           
                                                     


                  
      **********************************************
       Cinquieme session de l’Instance permanente sur les
      questions
      autochtones
                                                           
                                                     
                                                           
                                                     
       La Cinquieme session de l’Instance permanente se
      tiendra au siège
      des Nations Unies, à New York, du  
       15 au 26 mai 2006.                                  
                                                     
                                                           
                                                     
                                                           
                                                     
       Le thème spécial de la cinquieme session est: «les
      objectifs du
      Millénaire pour le développement     
       (OMD) et peuples autochtones : redéfinir les
      objectifs»                                          
        
                                                &nbs

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