Sunday, November 6, 2011

NAP Weekly Announcements - Fall 2011 - Week 8

1. Colin Calloway Receives Award
2. First Nations Week Events
3. Montgomery Fellow Dinner Discussion
4. The 1491s Come to Dartmouth
5. E.E. Just Program Dinner
6. Voices of Faith Student Panel, Dinner, and Discussion
7. Weekly NAD Meeting
8. Bologna Lunch
9. DPP Winter Leadership Retreat

10. The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) Field Ecology and Environmental Science Programs for Summer 2012
11. Project LEAD
12. More events from WEEK 7

Announcements and Events

1. Colin Calloway Receives Award

Last month, Professor Colin Calloway was honored with the 2011 American Indian History Lifetime Achievement Award during the Western History Association Conference held in Oakland, Calif. The prestigious award is presented to an individual for “helping Native American students and advancing the study of American Indian history.”
Colin Calloway
Colin Calloway (photo by Joseph Mehling '69)
“This was a big deal for me,” said Calloway, professor of Native American studies and the John Kimball, Jr. 1943 Professor of History. “It’s recognition by my peers, other scholars of Indian history. It’s also a bit of a surprise, as I’m not Native American and, unlike previous winners of the award, I don’t have graduate students.”
The recognition was well deserved for Calloway, who is regarded internationally as a leading expert in Native American studies. He has written more than 10 books on Native American history, including The American Revolution in Indian Country in 1995, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. At Dartmouth since 1990, Calloway was named to the John Kimball Jr. 1943 Professorship in 2009.

2. First Nations Week
Monday, November 7, 2011
Arizona Law School Talk from 6-7 p.m. at the Native American House

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Gallery Talk by Tsianaina Lomawaima, the Gordan RussellVisiting professor, called “People in the Machine: Students, Employees andTeachers in the Federal Indian School System.” at 12:30 pm at the Hood Museum.
C.I.A. Presentation from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Native American House
Leadership and Development Workshop with Molly Springer and Kalina Newmark from 7-8 p.m. at the Native American House

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
NADand La Alianza Movie Night: Come join us for some fun, food, and a film called“Even the Rain” from 7-10 p.m. in Moore 003

Thursday, November 10, 2011
Native American Studies Professor Panel featuring VeraPalmer and Bruce Duthu from 6-7 p.m. in Steele 007

Friday, November 11, 2011
First Nations Week Community Dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the NativeAmerican House. Pork and hominy, frybread, and salad will be served.
An evening with Alanis Obomsawin: Including the Screeningof the Montgomery Fellow’s film at 7 p.m. in Loew Auditorium

Saturday, November 12, 2011 to Sunday, November 13, 2011
RyanRed Corn Film Workshop---Space for thisevent is limited! Interested studentsshould email Angela Parker ( Space in theseminar is limited to 15 students, on a first-come first-served basis, andinterested students need to also commit to completing an online tutorialthrough the Jones Media Center, complete any necessary surveys orreadings, and to commit to spending both days of the weekend producing thevideo. Should interest in the seminar exceed 15 students, a short waitinglist will be created and anyone who is unable to complete the tutorial,survey, or reading requirements will be replaced with someone from thewaitlist.
(See below for other events involving Ryan Red Cornand Dallas Goldtooth)

Monday, November 14, 2011
 Ryan Red Corn and Dallas GoldtoothCampus Presentation "Social Smallpox: Going Viral in Indian Country and UsingHumor as Medicine" 
Time and location TBA
They will be discussing viral media as a methodof social engagement and critique in Indian Country.

3. Montgomery Fellow Dinner Discussion
Please join Prof. Susan Brison, the East Wheelock Faculty Associate, at 13 E.
Wheelock St. (a.k.a. "The White House") for a dinner discussion with the Fall
2011 Montgomery Fellow, filmmaker, storyteller, singer, and social activist
Alanis Obomsawin, on Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 6:00pm.

If you would like to attend this dinner discussion with one of Canada's most
distinguished filmmakers, Alanis Obomsawin (a member of the Abenaki nation),
please RSVP to "White House Events" ASAP.

WHAT: Dinner Discussion  (delicious and elegant meal catered by the Hanover Inn)
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 6:00pm
WHERE: 13 E. Wheelock St. (a.k.a. The White House)
WHO: The Fall 2011 Montgomery Fellow, filmmaker, storyteller, singer, and social
activist Alanis Obomsawin. Read more about her here:

For further information go here:

4. The 1491s Come to Dartmouth
Ryan Red Corn (Osage) and Dallas Goldtooth (Dakota), two of the founding members of the popular viral video creators 'The 1491s', are coming to campus to work with Dartmouth students. All students will have the chance to visit with Ryan and Dallas on Friday, November 11th as they visit classes, give a large-group presentation, "Social Engagement and Viral Media in Indian Country," and are hosted at a dinner by Native Americans at Dartmouth.
A smaller group of students, limited to 15 participants, will work closely with Dallas and Ryan throughout the weekend, creating a 1491s-style viral video on Saturday and Sunday, November 12-13. Space is limited, and priority will be given to students who (1) are able to complete a Jones Media Tutorial beforehand, (2) commit to attending the large-group presentation on Friday, and (3) can dedicate their weekend to completing the seminar video. If you are interested in participating in the weekend seminar with Dallas and Ryan, please contact Angela Parker ( or Cinnamon Spear ( for more information on the weekend seminar.

Friday, November 11
10am       NAS 8
11:15am    NAS 25
3-4:30pm   "Social Engagement and Viral Media in Indian Country," Jones L02
evening    NAD-hosted dinner with Ryan and Dallas

Saturday, November 12
all day    Seminar: creating a 1491s-style viral video

Sunday, November 13
all day    Seminar: creating a 1491s-style viral video
6-8pm      Closing dinner with seminar students

5. EE Just Program Dinner
Thinking about possible career paths?
Join the EE Just Program for dinner and informal conversation with Dartmouth Math Professor Craig Sutton and Alumna Simone Ferdinand '96

When: Monday, November 7 at 7 PM
Where: DCAL Conference Room, 102 Baker Library (ground level east wing of Baker Library)
To RSVP: Blitz the **NEW EE Just blitz account at<>
Dinner will be served!

To learn more about Professor Sutton, please go to

Bio for Simone Ferdinand
A native of Trinidad, Simone Ferdinand received her Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College and Masters of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. In 2000, she joined Merck and Co., Inc. as a Research Chemical Engineer, where she spent three years developing and manufacturing clinical drug trial candidates before repatriating to Trinidad. She returned to the US in 2005 to work at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she spent six years developing, manufacturing and launching novel drugs treatments for hepatitis C and cystic fibrosis. In 2011, Ms. Ferdinand left Vertex to pursue her lifelong love of teaching and is currently training to teach Middle School Mathematics and Science at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Ms. Ferdinand is the recipient of several awards including the 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 W.E.B. DuBois Award for Academic Excellence (Dartmouth College), the 1996 Olmstead Award (Dartmouth College), the 1999 George L. Sommerman Award (Johns Hopkins University) and a 2010 Platinum Vertex Outstanding Contributor Award.

What is The EE Just Program?
The E. E. Just Program is a great resource for Dartmouth students who are interested in majoring in the sciences or in pursuing a career in science or medicine. We strive to increase the number of minority students majoring in the sciences and pursuing careers in the sciences.

6. Voices of Faith Student Panel, Dinner, and Discussion
Tuesday November 8th
5:30-7:00 P.M. 
Collis Common Ground.
Hosted by the Dartmouth Multi-Faith Council.

Siddharta Agrawal '14
Sage Dalton '12
Amir Khan '14
Chris Norman '13 

Dinner from Tastes of Africa.  All are welcome, but space is limited.

7. Weekly NAD Meeting
Thursday, 7 pm in the NAH Dining Room

8. Bologna Lunch
Friday, 11:30 til the food runs out in the NAP Lounge

Research and Internship Opportunities

9. DPP Winter Leadership Retreat

Interested in learning more about DIVERSITY? Want to make meaningful SOCIAL CHANGE? Wish you knew more people who value SOCIAL JUSTICE? Then apply to Dartmouth College's DIVERSITY PEER PROGRAM'S (DPP)- Winter Leadership Retreat on January 6 - 8, 2012.

For more information- check out the online video:  

~Presented by the Office of Pluralism & Leadership (OPAL)~

Blitz completed application to"DPP"
DEADLINE: Thursday, Nov. 17



Expected Graduation Year:

(included on terms only):

Extracurricular Activities
(include level of participation):


In order for us to accurately assess your answers to the follow questions- please be DETAILED, yet concise (200 word maxium for each).

1) Why do you want to participate in the DPP- winter leadership retreat and what aspects of it are of particular interest to you?  What aspects do you hope to learn the most about and why?

2) What specific personal strengths and skills do you think you would contribute to this program?

3) In what specific ways do you think participating in this program will help you to have an impact on the Dartmouth campus and beyond?

4) If you were a member of a group of students who were motivated to work on diversity issues at Dartmouth, what would you want to address first and why?

5) This program provides you with the opportunity to connect with/network with over 175 other students who have been through the program and care about social equity & change.  The DPP program expects participants to continue to engage with the program after the retreat (for example- facilitate discussions, attend termly reunions and educational workshops).   Please discuss your commitment and interest in continuing to engage with the program during your time at Dartmouth.

* please send application to "DPP".
Email "Nora Yasumura" with questions. 


***Must be a Dartmouth undergraduate student.  Due to the popularity of the program, graduating seniors are NOT eligible for leadership retreats (but can do the on campus peer dialogues).   

***Must attend the entire retreat (Friday at 4 pm through Sunday at 3 pm).

***Must be willing to attend a post retreat gatherings, continuing education workshops in the future, and assist with following through with any ideas and goals established at the retreat.

***Students from all backgrounds and ranges of awareness are encouraged to apply.

(PLEASE NOTE: Due to the popularity of these programs, students who have completed the DPP- On Campus Peer Dialogues are not able to also participate in the DPP leadership retreat).


1. History
2. Mission Statement
3. Founding Principles
4. Quotes from past participants


The Diversity Peer Program's (DPP) was started by a group of students and administrators during the summer term of 2000 to help provide information, support, and skills to students committed to diversity initiatives.  Students who have attended the Diversity Peer Program have continued with their commitment to exploring diversity issues both personally and systematically on campus by offering projects, workshops, proposals, forums, and other events.


The Diversity Peer Program (DPP) will empower student participants to utilize this training program to heighten awareness of diversity and social justice issues as well as create a path to action and change within the entire Dartmouth community and beyond.

The program examines six primary areas of social identity- race/ethnicity/culture, gender, sexual orientation, religious difference, people with disabilities, and class/socioeconomic status.

This program has three main components-

1) AWARENESS- the sharing of information to better understand diversity related concepts.
2) SELF REFLECTION- the increase of self-awareness by examining the way these concepts relate to the self and exploring one's own biases.
3) ACTIVISM- the use of our developed skills to create meaningful social change at Dartmouth and beyond.


DPP is based on the follow principles:

*The program will be a partnership between administrators and students.

*The program will promote self-reflection on diversity and social justice concepts.

*The program will prepare students to be both proactive and responsive.

*The program will recognize personal identity as a whole while exploring the intersections of identity.

*The program will strive to create a safe space where students will feel self empowered to push their own comfort levels while exploring their bias, stereotypes, misunderstandings and prejudice openly and honestly.

*The program will focus on providing basic skills such as (but not limited to) developing an understanding of diversity concepts, a vocabulary around sensitive issues, facilitation and communication skills, mentoring and advising skills, and ally development.

*The program will recognize, support, and validate the emotional experiences inherent to working on diversity and social justice issues through fostering support networks between students and administrators.


QUOTES FROM DPPers (who completed the leadership retreat):

"DPP was an intense and eye-opening experience.  It helped me learn about people and the value of truly listening to their experiences.  DPP was the first program I had ever participated in that gave me the tools to move forward and really begin to enact effective change - even if the change only began within myself.  Now as an upperclassman I have come to be thankful for DPP because it gave me the foundation for an incredible Dartmouth experience".

"Essentially, this retreat focuses on friendship across a diverse group of people.  When you can be friends with people who aren't exactly like you, you can go on to change your community and the world together."

"DPP was an amazing experience because it removed me from the Dartmouth campus, and all that it entails.  As a result, I was able to be with a group of Dartmouth student in an environment where we could really bond and trust one another.  We were able to share with one another without fear of being judged which provided a successful exchange of ideas and experiences.  It provoked in me much needed self reflection and revelation."

"DPP taught me how important communication is for a leader and activist: listening to one another, listening to oneself, sharing with one another, and knowing when and when not to be silent were all central to building a community of trust, tolerance, and open-mindedness."


10. The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) Field Ecology and Environmental Science Programs for Summer 2012

Hands on field work, paid tuition, travel and housing, 6 credits/summer, and get paid $2,500/summer!!

Applications due November 18th!

Applications are accepted from students who will be completing at least their sophomore year with four openings reserved for Native American students.

UNDERC-East:  (May 21 - July 27) Spend the summer studying northwoods ecology and conducting your own research in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where UNDERC encompasses more than 7500 acres with abundant wildlife (including wolves, black bear, deer) and includes lakes, streams, wetlands, and forests that have been protected for nearly a century.

UNDERC-West:  (June 1 - August 10): Spend the summer studying the ecology of an intermountain valley in Montana, learn how Native Americans lived and how this created their environmental awareness, and conduct your own research. Explore more than a million acres on the Flathead Reservation with abundant wildlife (including bison, elk, mountain lion, and grizzly bear) and includes grasslands, montane forests, streams and lakes. (Pre-requisite - UNDERC-East).

These programs promote understanding of field environmental biology and how field research is conducted through 9 - 10 weeks in the wild. Applications are accepted from students who will be completing at least their sophomore year at a college or university. Acceptance is based on past academic performance and a statement of purpose.

Additional information and applications are available online ( or from Dr. Michael Cramer, UNDERC-East Assistant Director ( or Dr. Page Klug, UNDERC-West Assistant Director (  Application deadline is extended to Friday, November 18, 2011 and notification of acceptance will be provided by Friday, December 3, 2011.

11. Project LEAD

We are currently recruiting people of color for the 2012 session of Project LEAD (Leadership, Effectiveness and Diversity).  Program information as well as the schedule, with class dates and times, can be found with the application through this link.

The application deadline is Friday, December 9th, 2011.  If you would
prefer to receive an application in the mail or if you have questions,
contact the Volunteer Center at 206.461.6906 or