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  • Mansel A. Nelson
    ... ===== Educational Opps for Indigenous Peoples Educational Opps for Indigenous Peoples Messages In This Digest (25 Messages) 1. Western Mining Action
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 21, 2006
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      =====Educational Opps for Indigenous Peoples

      Messages In This Digest (25 Messages)

      1.
      Western Mining Action Network and Indigenous Environmental Network From: Alyssa Macy
      2.
      Native DEMS: Get-Out-The-Vote Feast/Rally (10/16, 5:30 pm) From: Alyssa Macy
      3.
      Call for Proposals: The 3rd Annual Storytellers of the Americas From: Alyssa Macy
      4.
      2007 Call for applications: Watson International Scholars of the From: Alyssa Macy
      5.
      Support for Community Programs From: Alyssa Macy
      6.
      Psych Grad Student Recruitment Effort - University of MI From: Alyssa Macy
      7.
      13th Eastern Africa Regional Fundraising Workshop From: Alyssa Macy
      8.
      Online Masters in Social Development From: Alyssa Macy
      9.
      Global Conservation Projects Funded From: Alyssa Macy
      10.
      Call for Abstracts: New England Science Symposium From: Alyssa Macy
      11.
      Student-Focused Tolerance Projects Funded From: Alyssa Macy
      12.
      Micro-Grant Competition for Agricultural Vocational Education From: Alyssa Macy
      13.
      Call for Proposals: Native American Literature Symposium: “Ma From: Alyssa Macy
      14.
      CORRECTION: Date is 10/26 for Native Dems GOTV Rally From: Alyssa Macy
      15.
      Journal of The WORLD INDIGENOUS NATIONS HIGHER EDUCATION CONSORTIUM From: Alyssa Macy
      16.
      Call for Papers & Panels: Third Annual Southeast Indian Studies From: Alyssa Macy
      17.
      16th Navajo Studies Conference From: Alyssa Macy
      18.
      Skills Workshops for College Students, Harvard Medical School †From: Alyssa Macy
      19.
      Free Networking Service for Progressives From: Alyssa Macy
      20.
      Call for nominations to the CIVICUS Board of Directors From: Alyssa Macy
      21.
      Call for Interviews for Documentary Film From: migiziwag
      22.
      Oklahoma Native Vote United Rallies in Indian Country (10/21, Midwes From: Alyssa Macy
      23.
      Pollworkers for Democracy From: Alyssa Macy
      24.
      Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation (CANA From: Alyssa Macy
      25.
      Grants Target Social Action From: Alyssa Macy

      Messages

      1.

      Western Mining Action Network and Indigenous Environmental Network

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:45 pm (PST)



      >
      > Deadline: February 1, 2007; and June 1, 2007
      >
      > The Indigenous Environmental Network (
      href="http://www.ienearth.org/">http://www.ienearth .org/ ),
      > in partnership with Western Mining Action Network
      > ( http://www.wman- info.org/ )
      and through a grant from Oxfam
      > America (
      href="http://www.oxfamamerica.org/">http://www.oxfamame rica.org/ ), is part of a pilot
      > project designed to provide funding to small grassroots indi-
      > genous communities impacted by mining.
      >
      > The goal of the program is to support and enhance the capacity
      > building efforts of mining-impacted indigenous communities to
      > assure that mining projects do not adversely affect human,
      > cultural, and ecological health within their traditional
      > territories.
      >
      > The grant program is intended for: 1) indigenous communities
      > negatively impacted by mining who are actively engaged in
      > addressing the issues around it, such as health, land and water
      > usage and rights, etc.; 2) small grassroots organizations;
      > 3) Canadian and U.S. organizations, tribes, groups, etc.
      > Applicants do not need to have 501(c)(3) status to be eligible.
      >
      > Individual grant amounts will not exceed $2,500 and cannot be
      > used for general programmatic or operating expenses. Grants
      > will only be awarded on a project-by-project basis. WMAN/IEN
      > will issue five to eight grants each funding cycle.
      >
      > The remaining grant cycle deadlines are February 1, 2007; and
      > June 1, 2007.
      >
      > The complete Request for Proposals is available at the Native
      > Americans in Philanthropy Web site.
      >
      > RFP Link:
      >
      href="http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10004782/nativephilanthropy">ht tp://fconline. foundationcenter .org/pnd/ 10004782/ nativephil anthro py
      >
      > For additional RFPs in Environment, visit:
      >
      href="http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_environment.jhtml">http://founda tionce nter.org/ pnd/rfp/cat_ environment. jhtml
      >
      2.

      Native DEMS: Get-Out-The-Vote Feast/Rally (10/16, 5:30 pm)

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:45 pm (PST)

      Flyer is also attached, please distribute!

      Get Out the Vote
      Feast/Rally
      Thursday October 26th
      Minneapolis American Indian Center
      5:30 pm to 8:00pm

      Invited Guests Include:
      Wilma Mankiller
      Amy Klobuchar, Mike Hatch, Lori Swanson, Keith Ellison, Mark Ritchie, Karen Clark, and Rebecca Otto
      (Sponsored by the DFL American Indian Caucus)

      Prepared and paid for by the Minnesota DFL

      3.

      Call for Proposals: The 3rd Annual Storytellers of the Americas

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:45 pm (PST)

      Title: The 3rd Annual Storytellers of the Americas Conference: Hearing Yellow Woman: Voices of the Indigenous Women of Oral Tradition
      Deadline: December 15, 2007
      Conference Date(s): March 30-31, 2007
      Location: Buffalo, New York

      The Third Annual Storytellers of the Americas Conference, hosted by the American Studies Graduate Student Association at the University at Buffalo, is pleased to announce a call for papers. The conference represents the commitment of the graduate students of the American Studies Department to contribute to the University’s intellectual community.

      We invite paper submissions that address the importance of women in Indigenous oral tradition. Sky Woman, Yellow Woman, Anuk-Ite (Wia Numpa), Sedna, the Three Sisters, Selu, Changing Woman, and many others have described and defined women’s roles in traditional Indigenous societies, and which remain essential to contemporary Indigenous communities. Through this conference, we wish to consider traditional understandings of Indigenous women in oral culture, the silencing of their voices through colonial hegemony, and current literary, political, social, economic, and artistic resonances of the oral tradition.

      Submissions should be no more than 500 words in length, and should be e-mailed as an attachment to the following addresses: Nikki Dragone, n_dragone@yahoo. com; Amber Adams, AmberMeadowAdams@ aol.com; Nancy Napierala, nan3@buffalo. edu, or Heidi Nickisher, hcnfaa@....

      4.

      2007 Call for applications: Watson International Scholars of the

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:45 pm (PST)


      Application Deadline: 15 October 2006
      This programme brings environmental leaders from university
      faculties, governments, and non-governmental organisations
      throughout the developing world to Brown University for advanced
      training in land-change sciences and policies, providing them with
      tools to enhance the sustainable development capacity in their
      countries. For more information, see
      www.watsoninstitute .org/ge/watson_ scholars

      5.

      Support for Community Programs

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:45 pm (PST)

      http://www.pacifica re.com/commonPor tal/app lication? origin=mp_ leftnav.jsp& event=bea. portal.framework< wbr>.internal. portlet.event& pageid=Corporate SiteContentDispl ay&portletid= CorporateSite& wfevent=link. viewarticle& navn ode=CompanyP rofiles.5


      The PacifiCare Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of the lives of the disadvantaged or underserved in areas where PacifiCare Health Systems does business, including communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Washington State. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations in company communities that focus on nurturing healthy lifestyles. The Foundation’s five grantmaking priority areas include: Children/Youth, Health, Education, Human/Social Services, and Seniors. The application deadlines are January 1 and July 1, annually. Visit the website listed above for more information on the Foundation’s geographic scope, grantmaking priorities, and application procedures.
      6.

      Psych Grad Student Recruitment Effort - University of MI

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:45 pm (PST)

      *****
      SEEKING: Smart, thoughtful, motivated, and academically- successful Native American students who are interested in pursuing graduate study toward making a difference in the well-being of tribal communities!

      My name is Dr. Joseph Gone. I’m a research psychologist on faculty in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at the University of Michigan . I’m also an enrolled member of the Gros Ventre tribe in north-central Montana . I ’m hoping to recruit a doctoral student this coming academic year who I can mentor in the field of American Indian culture and mental health.

      Potential applicants need not have majored in psychology as undergraduates, but some familiarity with scholarly research is desirable. Applications to our clinical psychology doctoral program are due by December 15. Most importantly, on November 9-11, 2006, our department is hosting a special recruitment “Preview” weekend that will allow applicants from underrepresented minority groups to explore graduate education opportunities here at no cost (but you must apply ASAP through the website at www.rackham. umich.edu/ preview).

      As a clinical psychologist by training, with roots in both cultural and community psychology, I explore in my research the cultural tensions in the provision of mental health services to American Indian communities. For example, in my research with American Indians I have described how:
      * cultural identity in the face of catastrophic cultural disruption can include disavowals of authentic Indianness that in themselves express authentic Indianness;
      * local understandings of “mental health” problems seem to depend more upon historical and spiritual explanations rather than biological or genetic ones;
      * “traditional” aspects of ethnopsychology and ethnotherapeutics continue to structure contemporary experience and expectation in regard to “mental health”;
      * deliberate integration of indigenous and “Western” treatment approaches might still entail a subtle “Western” assimilation of Native selfhood; and
      * cultural patterning of reservation communication styles systematically distorts diagnostic results in state-of-the- art psychiatric interviews.
      (Publications and presentations related to these findings are available on my departmental website at http://www.lsa. umich.edu/ psych/people/ directory/ profiles/ faculty/? uniquename= jgone )

      If you can imagine yourself involved in this important endeavor, I encourage you to review our program website (see http://www.lsa. umic h.edu/ psych/areas/ clinical/) and to contact me early in the application process to further discuss your aptitude and interest. Our clinical program is located within one of the best departments of psychology in the world, and musters extensive resources toward research innovation and student education. For example, all graduate students admitted to our program are guaranteed five years of full funding as they pursue their doctoral degrees.

      I can be reached by phone at (734) 255-1420 or by email at jgone@umich. edu.

      ============ ========= ====
      Joseph P. Gone, Ph.D.
      Assistant Professor of Psychology
      & American Culture
      Department of Psychology
      University of Michigan
      2239 East Hall, 530 Church Street
      Ann Arbor , Michigan 48109-1043
      ============ ========= ====
      Tel: (734) 647-3958
      Fax: (734) 615-0573
      Cell: (734) 255-1420
      Email: jgone@umich. edu
      ============ ========= ====
      7.

      13th Eastern Africa Regional Fundraising Workshop

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:46 pm (PST)

      13th Eastern Africa Regional Fundraising Workshop

      14-17 November 2006, Mombasa, Kenya
      This event will give you the opportunity to gain skills and know-how
      delivered by a team of regional and international fundraising
      professionals, allowing you to examine, evaluate and reflect on your
      organisation fundraising strategies and practices. For more
      information, see www.impactalliance. org/ev_en. php?
      ID=14846_201& ID2=DO_TOPIC

      8.

      Online Masters in Social Development

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:46 pm (PST)

      Online Masters in Social Development
      Fall 2006, Guadalupe, Spain
      This John Paul II International Institute of Charity and
      Volunteering online Masters programme covers a variety of topics
      including: theory and foundations of social development and
      volunteering, globalization and cooperation, project management and
      quality in NGOs, social education, introduction to ethics and the
      culture of solidarity. For more information, see
      www.ucam.edu/ voluntario

      9.

      Global Conservation Projects Funded

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:46 pm (PST)

      http://www.national >geographic. com/conservation /

      Dedicated to the conservation of the world's biological and cultural heritage, the National Geographic Society's Conservation Trust supports innovative solutions to issues of global concern. The Trust will fund projects that contribute significantly to the preservation and sustainable use of the Earth's biological, cultural, and historical resources. The Trust supports both efforts in the field and public-education campaigns that inform individuals about global issues, connect conservation issues to daily life, and enable people to take action. Projects that hold potential as media subject matter are also encouraged, as National Geographic's audience offers grantees opportunities to make a broad public impact. Funding is not restricted to United States citizens; researchers planning work in foreign countries should include at least one local collaborator as part of their teams. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Visit the
      website listed above for more information.
      10.

      Call for Abstracts: New England Science Symposium

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:46 pm (PST)

      Title: New England Science Symposium
      Deadline: December 4, 2006
      Conference date: February 2, 2007
      Location: The Conference Center at Harvard Medical, 77 Louis Pasteur Avenue, Boston, MA
      Contact: Lise D. Kaye, Biomedical Science Careers Program, Harvard Medical School
      Office for Diversity & Community Partnership
      164 Longwood Avenue
      Boston, MA 02115
      Phone: 617-432-0552
      Email: lise_kaye@hms. harvard.edu
      Website: www.mfdp.med. harvard.edu/ med_grad/ ness

      Abstracts should be submitted by postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental, and graduate students; college and community college students; and postbaccalaureates (particularly African-American, Hispanic American, and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) involved in biomedical or health-related scientific research. Please submit abstracts on the website.
      Established in 2002, the New England Science Symposium promotes careers in biomedical science. The aim of the symposium is to encourage participants to present their research projects through oral or poster presentations, to exchange ideas that can further their career development, and to expand their professional network. The 2007 Silen Awards will award three students who deliver outstanding oral presentations and who create exceptional scientific posters (1st Place - $300, 2nd Place - $200, 3rd Place $100). Please view the website or contact information for more information and registration.

      11.

      Student-Focused Tolerance Projects Funded

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:46 pm (PST)

      http://www.toleranc >e.org/teach/ grants/index. jsp

      Student-Focused Tolerance Projects Funded
      Southern Poverty Law Center: Teaching Tolerance Grants Program
      The Teaching Tolerance Grants Program, administered by the Southern Poverty Law Center, offers grants of $500-$2,500 to preK-12 classroom teachers to develop and implement innovative anti-bias projects in classrooms, schools, and communities. Proposals from other community organizations will be considered based on direct student impact. Projects funded by Teaching Tolerance tend to be small-scale, student-focused projects focused on character/moral education, conflict resolution, multiculturalism, community service, or other aspects of tolerance education. Funded projects should also be sustainable in some way, rather than one-time-only events or activities. Requests are accepted throughout the year. Visit the website listed above for more information.
      12.

      Micro-Grant Competition for Agricultural Vocational Education

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:46 pm (PST)

      Micro-Grant Competition for Agricultural Vocational Education

      Application Deadline: 15 November2006
      The competition aims to encourage agricultural education initiatives
      that boost organisations' finances at the same time as teaching
      vocational and business skills to students. Awards will go to the
      best proposals where teaching business sense and entrepreneurship is
      used to generate funds to support the costs of vocational education
      work. Entry is open to all non-profit organisations and educational
      institutions working in agricultural education in developing
      countries. Winners will receive funding and consultancy support to
      help turn their ideas into reality. There are up to 15 grants
      available, to the maximum value of $5,000 each. For more
      information, please e-mail competition@ teachamantofish. org.uk or
      visit www.teachamantofish .org.uk/competit ion
      (Submitted by Faisal Yousaf)

      13.

      Call for Proposals: Native American Literature Symposium: “Ma

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:46 pm (PST)

      Title: Native American Literature Symposium: “Many Voices, One Center”
      Deadline: October 25, 2006
      Dates of symposium: March 8-10, 2007
      Location: Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Operated by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
      Mount Pleasant, Michigan
      Contact: Dr. Gwen Griffin, Native American Literature Symposium, English Department
      230 Armstrong Hall
      Minnesota State University, Mankato
      Mankato, MN 56001
      Phone: (507) 389-2117
      Email: gwen.griffin@ mnsu.edu
      Website: www.mnsu.edu/ nativelit/

      Featured Speakers: Poet, writer, filmmaker Sherman Alexie; artist and sculptor Brent Learned; activist and author Noenoe Silva; and writer Debra Magpie Earling. With literature as a crossroads where many forms of knowledge meet†”art, history, politics, science, religion—we welcome once again spirited participation on all aspects of Native American studies. We invite proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops. This year we are pleased to announce two new awards to be made in 2007: The Beatrice Medicine for Scholarship in American Indian Studies and The Morning Star Award for Creative Writing. All queries and proposals should be directed to the Program Director, contact information above.


      14.

      CORRECTION: Date is 10/26 for Native Dems GOTV Rally

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:46 pm (PST)

      Sorry, hit the wrong button...

      Get Out the Vote
      Feast/Rally
      Thursday October 26th
      Minneapolis American Indian Center
      5:30 pm to 8:00pm

      Invited Guests Include:
      Wilma Mankiller
      Amy Klobuchar, Mike Hatch, Lori Swanson, Keith Ellison, Mark Ritchie, Karen Clark, and Rebecca Otto
      (Sponsored by the DFL American Indian Caucus)



      Prepared and paid for by the Minnesota DFL

      15.

      Journal of The WORLD INDIGENOUS NATIONS HIGHER EDUCATION CONSORTIUM

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:46 pm (PST)


      Journal of The WORLD INDIGENOUS NATIONS HIGHER EDUCATION CONSORTIUM

      ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- ----- ---- -
      2006 Edition of the WINHEC Journal - online now
      by Alaska Native Knowledge Network - Monday, October 9 2006, 07:30 PM
      ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- ----- ---- -
      The WORLD INDIGENOUS NATIONS HIGHER EDUCATION CONSORTIUM is proud to
      announce:

      The 2006 edition of the WINHEC Journal is online now!

      Indigenous Values

      Visit http://www.win- hec.org/ to view 7 articles from Indigenous
      writers
      from Aotearoa, Botswana, Canada and the USA.

      16.

      Call for Papers & Panels: Third Annual Southeast Indian Studies

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:46 pm (PST)

      Title: Third Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference: Tradition, Identity and Recognition
      Deadline: November 21, 2006
      Date(s): April 12-13, 2007
      Location: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
      Contact: Dr. Jay Vest American Indian Studies Department
      UNC Pembroke
      PO Box 1510
      Pembroke, NC 28372
      Phone: 910-521-6895
      Email: jay.vest@uncp. edu
      Website: www.mnsu.edu/ nativelit/

      Proposals are invited for papers and panels which address the study of American Indians in the Southeast cultural area. Topics may include academic or creative works on: archaeology, history, socio-cultural issues, religion, literature, oral traditions, art, identity, sovereignty, health and other matters. Proposals are welcome from academic scholars, students and community leaders. Paper presenters should plan for a twenty-five minute presentation. Panels of two to four presenters will be scheduled for ninety-minute periods. Proposals and abstracts should be submitted by
      The Southeast Indian Studies Conference is sponsored by: Department of American Indian Studies; Museum of the Native American Resource Center; Regional Center for Economic, Community, and Professional Development of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.


      17.

      16th Navajo Studies Conference

      Posted by: "Alyssa Macy" nativeshare@... nativeshare

      Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:46 pm (PST)

      Title: 16th Navajo Studies Conference
      Dates: November 1-4, 2006
      Location: University of New Mexico
      Contact: Mary Alice Tsosie, Conference Coordinator
      Indigenous Nations Library Program, UNM University Libraries
      Phone: 505-277-8922


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