Monday, January 9, 2012

NAP Weekly Announcements - Winter 2012 - Week 2

1. Davina Two Bears Luncheon 
Davina will give her talk tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at noon in the NAS Sherman House Library. The title of her talk will be "A Navajo Nation Case Study of Ethics in Indigenous Archaeology." Davina is an archaeologist and Dartmouth alum ('90) who is currently a PhD candidate in Anthropology at Indiana University. Previously Davina was the Director of the Navajo Nation Archaeology Office in Flagstaff, AZ. As a student at Dartmouth she was active in NAD with interests in art, as well as archaeology and anthropology.

2. Job opportunity. The NAP's new Reader to Reader mentorship program needs mentors!

The Native American Program at Dartmouth College has teamed up with Amherst College's Reader -2-Reader mentorship program to develop a Native mentorship program specifically tailored to the needs of St, Micheal's Indian school in Window Rock, AZ. The goal of the program is to inform, excite, and inspire Native 8th-11th grade students about defining their interests and goals, and how higher education can be a helpful step. The NAP will be launching this pilot program this spring.  

We need Native students at Dartmouth to work as mentors, for winter and spring term. You will help to produce a curriculum that utilizes video, music, film-making in addition to traditional mentorship techniques to make a fun exciting culturally competent program. Mentor Positions pay 8.25 per hour for 5-10 hours a week. For an application contact Joselyn McDonald, the NAP Americore Vista:

3. Morgan Stanley Diversity Event
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 6:45 – 7:45pm at the Canoe Club, 27 South Main Street, Hanover, NH.

"You have talents we have options." - Morgan Stanley
"Morgan Stanley strives to create a spirit of inclusion by bringing together and valuing dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds, talents, perspectives, cultural identities and experience. Come discover a diverse team that shares one mission—to create and support the world’s finest financial thinking, products and services."
To register for the event, please click here.
For a list of current opportunities, please visit
If you are unable to attend, but wish to continue receiving information, please click here.
4. Science Class Success!
Wondering how to study more successfully for your Science Classes? Looking for tools to more effectively learn the material?          
Pre-health Advisor Sarah Berger and Academic Skills Advisor Carl Thum will meet THREE TUESDAYS in JANUARY to assist you to:
Develop tools for the most effective ways to LEARN and to STUDY your science material! Manage your time and daily structure! Match your goals and efforts realistically!
Join Sarah Berger and Carl Thum, plus a variety of Undergraduate Deans as well as pre-health peers, to learn practical skills, connect with your pre-health community, and engage in thoughtful conversations.
Tuesday January 10th  6:00pm   in Rocky 3
Tuesday January 17th  6:00pm  in Rocky 2    
Tuesday January 31st  6:00pm   in Rocky 2
NOTE:  We will skip Tues January 24th because there is a meeting to explain the changes to the 2015 MCAT on that date.
An RSVP (to Sarah Berger) for the three sessions is not essential, but it will help them know if they have enough space. Attending all three will give you the best tools! All are welcome.
5. Professor Angela Parker's Native American Studies History class
If you are still shopping for one more class, check out Prof. Angela Parker's class this term!
Course Description: Serving as the final course in a three-quarter survey of Native American history, this class reviews Native history from the late 19th century to the present, focusing on the interplay between large institutions and structures – such as federal and state governments, or the US legal system – and the lived, local experience of tribal communities. The major themes followed throughout the course of the term include: historical narrative (and what it justifies or explains), place and space (how local and national entities define territories), and indigeneity (indigenous identity).
Time slot: 2A, Tues. and Thurs. from 2:00-3:00 pm
Location: Moore 110

6. Congressional Research Awards 
DEADLINE: All proposals must be received no later than March 1, 2012.   
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress and its leaders. Applications are accepted at any time, but the deadline is March 1 for the annual selections, which are announced in April. A total of up to $35,000 will be available in 2012.

The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible.The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States.   
The awards program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study. Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more individuals are eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect costs may be claimed against a Congressional Research Award.   
Download the Word document -- Congressional Research Award Application -- and complete the required entries. You may send the application as a Word or PDF attachment to an e-mail directed to Frank Mackaman at Please insert the following in the Subject Line: "CRA Application [insert your surname]."
The Congressional Research Award Application contains the following elements:   
Applicant Information, Congressional Research Award Project Description, Project Description, Budget, Curriculum Vita, Reference Letter, and Overhead Waiver Letter.   
The entire application when printed must NOT exceed ten pages. This total does NOT include the reference letter (one additional page) or the Overhead Waiver Letter (one additional page). Applications which exceed the page limit and incomplete applications will NOT be forwarded to the screening committee for   

All application materials must be received on or before March 1, 2012. Awards will be announced in April 2012.   
Complete information about what kind of research projects are eligible for consideration, what could a Congressional Research Award pay for, application procedures, and how recipients are selected may be found at The Center's Website: PLEASE READ   
THOROUGHLY. Frank Mackaman is the program officer -   
The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress and its leaders. Since 1978, the Congressional Research Awards (formerly the Congressional Research Grants) program has   
invested more than $840,000 to support over 400 projects.   

7. The Navajo Studies Conference
An opportunity to present your work to a Navajo audience.
19th Navajo Studies Conference
Call for Papers
“Cycles of Life and Seasons of Change – Cultivating the Seeds of our Future.”
Iiná náhoodleelth dóó Altaha’anáhoo’níílth - Náásgóó biniiyé anooséélth
March 14-17, 2012
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
8. School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center
Location: Santa Fe, NM, United States
Employer: The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center
Application deadline: 7 weeks 3 days 15 hours 2 minutes
The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico offers two nine-month internships (September 1–May 31) to individuals who are recent college graduates, current
graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their professional museum experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships include a $2,200 monthly stipend, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR. One internship is open to an indigenous individual from the U.S. or Canada, and one internship is open to any U.S. or Canadian citizen meeting the
application requirements. The interns will devote their time to working on IARC educational programming, research and writing activities, and collections management and registration. Other requirements include presenting a research paper at the SAR Colloquium Series; attending a professional conference; assisting with IARC seminars, symposia, and collection tours; and working on outreach initiatives to local Native
communities. During the internships, the Anne Ray Resident Scholar provides mentorship and academic support to the interns.
Applications must be received by March 1, 2012. For additional information, please visit
9. NCAI Native Graduate Health Fellowship
The National Congress of American Indians is currently accepting applications for the NCAI Native Graduate Health Fellowship. We invite you to share this fellowship announcement with your students and any other qualified candidates.

The Fellowship aims to address the stark disparities in Native health by building a pipeline of Native health professionals who are prepared to lead in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that meet the unique needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. It will include a financial award of $5,000 and professional development in tribal health policy.

Applicants should be members of an American Indian or Alaska Native tribal nation and can be new or continuing students pursuing graduate or professional degrees in any health-related area, including Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Pharmacy (MPharm), etc.

Applications are due via email to Katie Jones at by Friday, January 20, 2012. A completed application submission must include a personal/education information form, an essay, a resume or curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation.

Applicants will be notified of their status by February 15, 2012.

Please find the application materials and more information linked below:   
- Graduate Health Fellowship Application (PDF | Word)
- Reference Form (PDFWord)
Fellowship Announcement


Look at last week's blog post here for more opportunities and events you might have missed!