Sunday, October 23, 2011

NAP Weekly Announcements - Fall 2011 - Week 6

1. Montgomery Fellow Alanis Obonsawin
2. 2nd Annual New England Native American Art Show and Sale
3. Invite Your Faculty to Dinner
4. Gordon Russell Visiting Professor Tsanina Lomawaima
5. NAP Elder's Series Part 1
6. Student and NAS faculty lunch with Dr. Susan Karol '79
7. Columbia Law School Native American Law Student Association Recruitment Weekend
8. NAD Meeting
9. Baloney Lunch
10. Echoing Green Social Entrepreneurship Fellow
11. The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Fellowships & Grants
12. 'Venture For America' Fellow
13. NURU International Fellows 
14. Philadelphia Teaching Fellows 
15. WPP Marketing Fellowship
16. Paid Summer Health Services Research Internship for Undergraduate Students
17. Udall Foundation's Internship and Scholarship Opportunities
18. More events from Week 5


1. Montgomery Fellow Alanis Obomsawin

Alanis Obomsawin, is a Canadian filmmaker, storyteller, singer, and
social activist of Abenaki descent. Born in Lebanon, New Hampshire and raised primarily in Quebec, she has produced and directed more than thirty National Film Board of Canada documentaries on First
Nations culture and history. Her best known documentary is Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, about the 1990 siege at Oka, Quebec. She has been awarded many international prizes for her films; recently she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Lecture: Waban-Aki People from Where the Sun Rises
Date: Tuesday, November 1 at 4:30 p.m.
Filene Auditorium (Moore Hall)
Free and open to the public

Friday, November 11, 7:00 p.m., Loew Auditorium
Free and open to the public

2. Second annual New England Native American Art Show and Sale:
There is less than a month till the November 1st deadline for artists to submit their applications for the second annual New England Native American Art Show and Sale - The show/sale will be held on Saturday December 3rd. We have a new location for this years event, a larger space and are looking forward to a really good show/sale featuring some of the regions premier artists. So don't wait till last minute to submit and miss the deadline! You are welcome to contact HUNAP with any questions at Please let artists know about this event. 
(via Harvard University Native American Program)

3. Invite Your Faculty to Dinner
Fall NAP Event
Date: November 2nd at 6pm at the NAH

For those of you new to Faculty Dinner,  every term NADs invite their professors to the NAH for dinner. This is an opportunity for you and your prof to get to know one another better.  Please make good use of this opportunity!  Getting to know your prof. outside of class helps you!

How does it help you? In the short term, casual conversation with your prof. allows you both to see all that you have in common and to learn new and different things about each other.  This personal connection can actually improve your grade! In the longer term, you will be looking for profs to be project and thesis advisors, and recommendation letter writers.  If they know you on a personal level they will be more likely to remember you and want to help you.

So please invite your prof. to dinner! We generally prefer that each student invite just one of their profs so that they have time to get to know each other.  But sometimes multiple students ask the same prof.  So, sometimes a student will actually invite two of their profs.  Keep in mind though, the purpose of the dinner is to give you an opportunity to get to know your professor better.

In short,

1) Ask your prof to dinner--and hand or email them the invite so that they have the info
2) Once they've told you they can be there, email the NAP to let us know you will be there (this is a very important step in the process and one I encourage you to practice)
3) Show up for the dinner, chat with your prof., eat dinner, and have a good time!
4) Reap the benefits

Let Jeanne in the NAP know if you have questions.

4. Gordon Russell Visiting Professor Tsanina Lomawaima
Tsanina Lomawaima, the Gordon Russell Visiting Professor in Native
American Studies, will be presenting a gallery talk in conjunction with the Hood
Museum's exhibit of Native American Art.

Tuesday, Nov 8, at 12:30 p.m. in the Hood Museum.
Her talk is entitled "People in the Machine: Students, Employees and
Teachers in the Federal Indian School System."

5. NAP Elder's Series Part 1
Dates: Nov 15th-19th
As part of the 40th year mark of the NAP, one of several
events happening this year is an Elder's series. This term we have Dr. Larry Emerson and Dr. Charlotte Davidson coming to assist Larry. Larry is a traditional elder and healer for the Navajo Nation.
Dr. Larry Emerson's dissertation work, entitled “‘Hozho Nahazdlii’: Towards a Practice of DinĂ© Decolonization,” investigates and seeks to understand “the dialectical nature of colonialism and decolonization.” Larry will
be speaking in several NAS courses, and will be visiting with students nightly at NAH.

6. Student and NAS faculty lunch with Dr. Susan Karol (Dartmouth alum ’79),
Chief Medical Officer for the Indian Health Service
Date: Wednesday, November 16th 12:30-1:30 at NAH
Description: Dr. Karol is being brought out by the presidents office for the 8th Annual Great Issues in Medicine and Global Health: Investing in Women and Girls. On her visit, she is speaking in three undergraduate courses including NAS 25, SOCY 68, and GOVT 68/WGST 32, She will be having breakfast with Native students.

7. Columbia Law School Native American Law Student Association Recruitment Weekend

Columbia Law School NALSA is hosting a recruitment event for future Native American law students on November 17 and 18. Students may email Precious Benally if they would like a registration packet
or if they have any questions.

Contact Info:
Precious D. Benally
Public Relations Director, National Native American Law Student Association
Recruitment Director, Columbia Native American Law Student Association
Secretary, Outlaws Columbia LGBT Law Student Organization
Columbia Law School, J.D. Candidate 2013
Dartmouth College, B.A. 2008

8. NAD Meeting
Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at the NAH Dining Room

9. Baloney Lunch
Friday, 11:30 a.m. 'til the food runs out in the NAP Lounge

Research and Internship Opportunities:

10. Echoing Green Social Entrepreneurship Fellow (2 year):
Obtain seed funding to start your own non-profit. $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships)
Deadline: November 1

11. The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Fellowships & Grants:
Fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. Awards granted in all fields.
Deadline: November 1

12. 'Venture For America' Fellow:
(2 year) Placement at a start-up or early stage company in lower-cost cities (e.g., Detroit, Providence, New Orleans). Entrepreneurship and business skillstraining at a Summer Institute at Brown University. Regular assignments, readings, and meetings, including a $100k prize in seed investment to the Fellow who is determined to have performed at the highest level throughout his or her Fellowship. Salary $32,000 - $38,000 with benefits.
Deadline: November 1

13. NURU International Fellows – (8 months):
Participate in an impact-driven international development project, starting with a 3-week training in San Clemente, CA, followed a 7-month on-the-ground experience by in Kenya.
Deadline: November 1 for a spring rotation; July 1 for a Fall rotation

14. Philadelphia Teaching Fellows (3 year):
Teach in critical-needs subject areas in high need schools and an alternate route teacher certification program. Begin in the summer or mid-year.

15. WPP Marketing Fellowship (Three 1 year):
Rotate through WPP companies, (branding, marketing, advertising,
direct marketing, media investment, public relations, etc)
Deadline: November 10

16. Paid Summer Health Services Research Internship for Undergraduate Students:
To prepare top candidates to pursue research in health services and epidemiology, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) and the Health Care Management Department of the Wharton School (HCMD), University of Pennsylvania are seeking applicants for our summer research program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students and interested others. Candidates from minority groups that are underrepresented in the field of health services (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander) are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program, in its thirteenth year, provides rising sophomores, juniors and seniors with an opportunity to receive a generous monthly stipend to conduct health services and/or epidemiology research on a topic of their choice, under the guidance of Penn faculty. The purpose of SUMR is to prepare and encourage top students to pursue academic and research careers in health services research and epidemiology. In addition to conducting research, SUMR Scholars will participate in an orientation program, enroll in a GRE prep course, attend weekly seminars, attend a national conference in Orlando, and network with health services researchers and epidemiologists. The program runs from late May through mid-August and currently is funded by LDI, HCMD and the VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP). Past supporters, and/or supporters of individual SUMR Scholars, have included the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Penn's Center of Excellence for Diversity Health Education and Research, Penn's School of Nursing, and the Provost's Diversity Fund.

If you are interested in a summer internship in research, visit the SUMR program website, Program details and the on-line application (due February 1) are found on the website.  

Please contact ( or (215) 898-1655 if you have any questions.

17. Udall Foundation's Internship and Scholarship Opportunities:
The Internship Program is a ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC, for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, experience an insider's view of the federal government, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance.  The complete application package must be received by January 31, 2012, at the Udall Foundation. (

The Udall Scholarship is awarded to college sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to Tribal Public Policy, Native Health Care, or the Environment. In addition to the $5,000 financial award, Udall Scholars also get to attend the Udall Scholar Orientation and are immediately plugged into a growing and active alumni network. Tribal public policy includes fields related to tribal sovereignty, governance, law, education, justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities. Native American health care includes health care administration, social work, medicine, research, and other disciplines. The online application must be submitted to the Foundation by March 5, 2012, but individual institutions may have earlier deadlines. Interested students can contact their campus' Udall faculty representative for more information. (

Visit their website at to learn more about the internship and scholarship opportunities. On the website, you'll find videos about both programs, tips for applying, and Alumni Mentors you can contact with any questions you might have.

(via Mia Ibarra - Scholarship Program Manager, The Udall Foundation -<>)