Saturday, February 9, 2013

~ NAP Weekly Announcements ~

The application deadline is February 13, 2013.

Four Directions Summer Research Program
A summer research opportunity at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for undergraduate students with commitment to the health of Native American communities.  

The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) will be celebrating its 20thAnniversary in 2013, and has brought nearly 160 students to Boston during this time.

Briefly, students are invited to join the program for 8 weeks to engage in basic, clinical or translational research projects under the supervision of BWH faculty advisors. At the end of the 8 weeks students will share their findings during a program ending research presentation day. 

As well as conducting research, students will also receive professional development training, meet faculty from across the hospital and medical school, and participate in social networking events.

FDSRP will cover students’ travel costs to and from Boston, provide housing free of charge, and give them a stipend for the summer.

The application deadline is February 13, 2013.  Review the 2013 Brochure and visit the program website at for more information and to view the application. Students will be notified of their selection by March 8, 2013.

Please feel free to contact the program if you have any questions at or
call (617) 525-7646.


School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center Internships

Application deadline: March 1
Location: Santa Fe

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 salary, 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.
Established in 1978, the IARC houses a collection of more than 12,000 items of Native art of the Southwest. The collection includes pottery, jewelry, textiles, works on paper and canvas, basketry, wood carvings, and drums. IARC supports research and scholarship in Native studies, art history, and creative expression. IARC accomplishes this by providing opportunities for
artists to engage in uninterrupted creativity through artist fellowships; fostering dialogue among artists, researchers, scholars, and community members through special seminars and programs; nurturing future arts and museums professionals through experiential training; and promoting study and exploration of the IARC collection of Native arts.
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. Interns will also participate in interviews, photo sessions, video recordings, and exit interviews to document their experience. During the internships, the Anne Ray Resident Scholar provides mentorship and academic support to the interns.
The deadline to apply is March 1, 2013. All application materials must be received by this date. There are no exceptions.  For more information or to download the application, visit

Hear the Women!!
An Evening of Shared Readings
Friday, February 8
7:00 – 8:30 PM
At the Nick Sapiel Building Conference Room, Indian Island
 ~ “A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground.  Then, no matter how brave its warrior nor how strong their weapons, it is done.” ~ Cheyenne proverb.
 This event is the second “Hear the Women!” gathering which empowers women’s voices within our communities.  Sharing knowledge & insight through stories, poems, and prose, readings focus on the voices of Wabanaki women and our Mother.
 Join our featured readers! Please feel free to bring a poem or prose to share!  
Featured authors who will kick off the reading are:
 Mihku Paul, a Maliseet writer and visual artist who grew up on the banks of the Penobscot River in Maine. She is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program in creative writing, and also received a traditional education from her grandfather, Ray Paul, a Maliseet elder from Kingsclear, N.B. In addition to her graphic art, she does leatherwork and beading. Her work has been shown at the Abbe Museum and the Glickman Library (Portland, ME). Her first book of poetry20th Century PowWow Playland was released in August 2012 from Greenfield Review Press. Mihku lives and works in Portland.
Cheryl Savageau , an accomplished author and artist.  Her most recent book of poetry is Mother/Land published by Salt Publishing, Fall 2006.  She has won Fellowships in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. Her second book of poetry, Dirt Road Home, was a finalist for the Paterson Prize and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.  Savageau is a painter, textile artist, and makes assemblages using natural and found materials
Yvette Nolan, an Algonquin playwright, dramaturg, director, and educator.  For eight years, Yvette served as Artistic Director at Native Earth Performing Arts, Canada’s oldest professional Aboriginal theatre company.  Her plays include BLADE, Annie Mae’s Movement, Scattering Jake, and Two Old Women. She is a Visiting Artist at the Wabanaki Center at the University of Maine thru February 22,  2013.
For additional information contact Maria at the Wabanaki Center at 581-1414 (please leave a message if no answer) OR email
Hear the Women! is made possible by the Wabanaki Center, Gedakina, and the Penobscot Nation
ATTENTION Native Women and Girls (ages 13 and up)
 Join a community of aspiring Native women’s  voices…
 HERstory: A writing workshop 
When:  Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch provided)
At the Nick Sapiel Building Conference Room, Indian Island
 HERstory is a writing workshop designed for Native women and girls ages 13 and up who are interested in:
Expanding their voices thru spoken and written word.
* Connecting with accomplished Native authors and educators. 
Workshop Facilitators: 
 Mihku Paul Anderson (Maliseet author, poet, artist)
Cheryl Savageau (Abenaki author, poet, artist)
With special guest: Yvette Nolan (Algonquian playwright, play director, and educator) 
For more info or to sign up:  Call Maria at the Wabanaki Center at 581-1414 (please leave a message if no answer) OR
 This is the first HERstory workshop of more to come!!