Monday, April 30, 2012

NAP Weekly Announcements - Spring 2012 - Week 6

A Note from community member David Rolla:

Dear Community,
It is with a heavy heart that Los Hermanos write this email. On Sunday, April 29th Hermano Jonel Gonzalez (Beta Gamma Chapter, Pace University, Spring 2012) suffered a devastating loss when his grandparents, mother, aunt, sister and two young cousins (7 people) were involved in a fatal car accident in the Bronx. As you can imagine, Hermano Jonel and his family are beside themselves as they come to grips with the reality of this matter.
Many of you are conscious of the extraordinary expense of facilitating final arrangements for one person, multiply this number by seven and you cannot begin to imagine what the financial burden this will cause for this family. The Hermanos of Psi Chapter would like to help lighten this load for Hermano Jonel as much as possible, and therefore we are reaching out to our Dartmouth community to help us make a financial contribution toward assisting Hermano Jonel’s family at this trying time.
There are a couple of ways in which you can donate (see below for details. We recommend Da$h or WePay). If you have any questions, please feel free to blitz
LUL is a close knit brotherhood that spans the nation, and tragedies like this shake the whole Hermandad. We sincerely thank you for your time and contribution. Please keep Hermano Jonel and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Los Hermanos of Psi Chapter
La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.

Option 1) Fill out this form with Da$h information
Option 2) You can donate directly to a fund collection on WePay using a major credit or debit card.
Option 3) Donate via PayPal by visiting PayPal.Com and transfering money to (funds transfered to this account go immediately to the family).
More information about the accident can be found on the NYT’s  and CNN’s websites.

WHEN: All nominations due by Thursday 5/3 @midnight!!!!
Nominate students, staff, organizations for an award!

NAD Meetings @ 7 pm on Thursdays in the Dining Room of the House
Baloney Lunch @ Noon on Fridays in the NAP


Events this week:

Dinner at the House at 6 pm MONDAY NIGHT to meet and eat with Ishmael before his talk.
Ish. Hope Talk#2

Native American Craft Fair

May 6, 2012 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 Mohegan Tribal Government Building

13 Crow Hill Road

Uncasville, CT 06382

The Cultural and Community Programs Department will hold a Native American craft fair in the Community Center gymnasium. The fair is open to the public and admission is free. For information, call 860-862-6204.

Beading classes
Started Sunday April 29; Mount Kearney Indian Museum is offering eight classes in beadworking and quillworking which started last Sunday. The first class was Lazy Stitch with Liz Charlebois. Class starts at 10am and lasts 2-3 hours. $15 for members, $30 for non-members includes all materials. Call the office to sign up: 603-456-2600.

The classes will have something to offer for beadworkers of all levels.  Learn a new technique or add to your regalia. To see a descriptions of each class and instructor follow this link:

Crooked Arrows
Dear Friends of Crooked Arrows--
As many of you know, the motion picture Crooked Arrows opens in just under four weeks.  It's the first mainstream lacrosse movie and one of the only family-friendly contemporary Native American movies ever made. The movie's co-producers and most of its cast are Native American.  Attendees of an early screening a few weeks ago at the NIGA Convention were moved and thrilled.  Here's is a short video from the making of the movie last summer in Massachusetts featuring Mashpee, Onondaga, Tuscarora, Mohawk and many other Natives.
On Wednesday, May 9th in Syracuse, NY, the Onondaga Nation, the movie's largest investor, is hosting the Crooked Arrows world premiere. And every Native American nation is invited. Understanding that many people can't make it to Syracuse very easily, we're offering all nations the opportunity to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime cultural event.  Participating nations will immediately receive promotional materials and soon thereafter a special print of the film and a closed circuit webcast code that will beam them right onto the red carpet in Syracuse for an hour of festivities prior to and
following the screening at 8PM EDT.
Participating nations can invite as many people as they want or sell as many tickets as they like for whatever price they choose to this one-night-only screening.  Because we understand that all nations
cannot afford to purchase a screening, we're offering purchasing nations a chance to designate one other nation to enjoy the premiere event for free.  It's truly our hope to share this event with as many
Native Americans on this night as possible.
We truly need all nations signed up by next week in order to fully service this event.  For more information, please contact the Crooked Arrows Native Nations Premiere Office at 424-216-8108 or

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VISTA Opportunity
Interested in spending a the 2012-2013 year here at Dartmouth working
as a full time VISTA for the NAP? Please apply!

Clinton Global Initiative
The Clinton Global Initiative has just posted a new position for a Marketing Writing Associate.  Please feel free to send this listings to your friends, co-workers, alumni and other appropriate people.  Interested applicants should apply for positions on the website at

Education Programs Specialist
The following link is for an Education Program Specialist position in the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC. It is a GS-9 and the salary range is $51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year.  The qualifications state a Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree and experience in the field of Indian education, but if you are a recent graduate with some experience or interest in Indian education then you are encouraged you to apply. It posted Friday, April 13 at and expires on May 14, 2012.

The Qatar Scholarship Program
Offers dedicated Arabic language students from the U.S. the opportunity to master their skills in an intensive Arabic language program at Qatar University (QU) in Doha for an entire academic year (September to June). The scholarship includes tuition, room and board in university dorms, round-trip airfare, local transportation, and books.
Deadline: MAY 25

Island Fellows Program
(1-2 year) Build sustainability of Maine's island and working waterfront communities. Help guide planning and economic development, through the Island Institute in Rockland, Maine.
Deadline: MAY 27

Ohio Legislative Service Commission - Telecommunications Fellowship
(13 mos.) Fellows assigned to the Office of Government Telecommunications/ The Ohio Channel, will work in the Statehouse as production assistants to the general manager.  Duties will include studio and field production assignments such as camera operation, floor directing, control room directing, research, script writing, editing, lighting, videography, and audio and graphics production.
Deadline: MAY 31