Tuesday, September 18, 2012

NAP Weekly Announcements - Fall 2012 - Week 2


The Tucker Foundation is sponsoring a brand new ASB to Denver, Colorado, where participants will work with a variety of urban Native American issues and organizations that address them. Check out the blurb copied below! 

Two information sessions will take place on Wednesday, September 19th, and Thursday, September 20th, both at 8 PM in Carson L01 if you'd like more information. You can also check out this website for application details, or blitz me if you have any questions!

-Greg Buzzard '13

Denver: Urban Indian Experience trip
Trip Leaders: Autumn White Eyes '14, Gregory Buzzard '13, JesAnne Tageson-Ramirez '13 

Modern Native American life doesn't much resemble society's image of them as horse-riding reservation dwellers. Today, more than half of all Native peoples live in urban areas where they face a unique set of social and economic challenges. These Urban Indians are the creators of a new type of Indian culture, one based on their deep connections to home communities and cultures, but also mixed with their experiences in some of America's largest cities. This trip will explore Urban Indian life in Denver, Colorado, home to a 25,000 strong Native American community and the many organizations serving that community. Service projects will bring Dartmouth students in contact with Denver's Native community through work on diverse issues including cultural enrichment, Indian healthcare, access to housing, and education.


Wed & Thurs. Sept. 19 & 20
Hopkins Center
(Includes Non-Profit Room on Sept. 19th)

NEW employers EACH day, over 100 total
Talk informally with employer reps (mostly Dartmouth alums)
No resumes - Just come and explore different employers,  jobs & internships.

Thurs. Sept. 20
Top of Hop
Talk with reps from over 40 Law Schools

See full list of participating organizations  at:


Reminder that the Occom Scholar Program application is due in the coming days on September 21, 2012.

If you have any questions, please contact Preston McBride (preston.s.mcbride.gr@dartmouth.edu) or Ma'Ko'Quah Jones (abagail.j.jones.14@dartmouth.edu).

"Indigenous Rights, Sovereignty and Nationhood"
Friday, September 28th
4 ‐ 6 p.m. 
Rockefeller 2
James Tully, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Law, Indigenous Governance and Philosophy, University of Victoria, British Columbia
Val Napoleon (Saulteau First Nation), Law Foundation Professor of Aboriginal Justice and Governance, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, British Columbia
Ned Blackhawk (Western Shoshone), Professor of History and American Studies, Yale University

This symposium and related events are made possible through the generosity of
Edward '46 and Molly Scheu and the Scheu Endowment in Native American Studies

For those who are interested in taking the MCAT:
Many Nathan Smith Society members have been or will be thinking about when to take the MCAT examination, as it will transition to a new exam in 2015.  The switch-over will actually begin in March 2015 (so that the January 2015 exam administration will be the current format). The American Association of Medical Colleges has just released a preview guide for the 2015 exam as a .pdf and also a PP set comparing contrasting the present exam and the changes in 2015. One thing to note about the present exam is that the Writing Sample has already been eliminated for the 2013 exam and will no longer be included on either of these formats. These documents are enclosed and have also been posted on the NSS web site ('MCAT Basics for Students' image in middle of page) and on the companion NSS Blackboard site).
If you are beginning to think about which exam to take and how you might adjust your course plans and prep time for either, please don't hesitate to use our walk-in advising hours.

Harvard Summer Program
Luce Scholars Program
(1 year) Intern in Asia
Placements (individually arranged based on interest) can be made in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. (Applicant cannot already have significant experience in Asia or majored in Asian Studies).
DEADLINE: October 1 
Requires Nomination by Scholarship Office

London ­Mountbatten Institute Internship Program
(1 year)
Combines full-time work with seminars, self-assessment, and projects leading to either the Certificate or MBA in International Business Practice.  http://www.mountbatten.org/mipweb.nsf/pages/ld_a_year_in_london
DEADLINE: October 1 for March session

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of one’s choice. Meetings with peace and security policy experts.
DEADLINE: October 1 for January start

Green Corps—Environmental Leadership Fellow
(1 year)
The  Field School for Environmental Organizing includes intensive classroom training, hands-on field experience running urgent environmental campaigns, and career placement in positions with leading environmental groups.
DEADLINE: October 8