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American Indian Studies Program at MSU

The American Indian Studies Program (AISP) at Michigan State University seeks to form an understanding of American Indian cultures and identities, the place of American Indian/Indigenous people in today’s world, and the changing demands of American Indian/Indigenous peoples in the pursuit of cross-cultural diversity.

Announcements

CHANCELLOR'S POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS 
IN AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES


American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign seeks as many as two Postdoctoral
Fellows for the 2015-2016 academic year. This fellowship
program provides a stipend, a close working association
with AIS faculty, and assistance in furthering the fellow's
development as a productive scholar. Applicants should
have an ongoing research project that promises to make
a notable contribution to American Indian and Indigenous
Studies. While fellows will concentrate on their research,
they may choose to teach one course in American Indian
Studies. Furthermore, fellows are expected to participate in
the intellectual community of the American Indian Studies
Program. Positions may be renewable for a second year.

Stipend and Benefits: The Fellowship stipend for the
2015-2016 academic year is $42,000, including health
benefits. An additional $5,000 will be provided for the
fellow's research, travel, and related expenses.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree
is required. Candidates must have completed all degree
requirements by August 15, 2015. Preference will be given to
those applicants who have finished their degrees in the past
five years. The one-year fellowship appointment period is
from August 16, 2015, to August 15, 2016.

To Apply: Go to
http://go.illinois.edu/AISPostDocFellowshipRegistration
and upload your application materials:

Candidates should address a letter of application to Robert
Warrior, Director of American Indian Studies, providing a
thorough description of the research project to be undertaken
during the fellowship year, a curriculum vitae, two samples
of their scholarly writing, and two letters of recommendation.

Applications received by January 16, 2015 will receive full
consideration. The review process will continue until the
fellowships are filled. For further information, contact
Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, Chair, Chancellor's
Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee, American Indian Studies:
tewa@illinois.edu, Phone: (217) 265-9870, or visit the
Program's website at http://www.ais.illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an
Equal Opportunity Employer



The 2015 Native American Research Internship (NARI)
application is now available!

American Indian Health and Family Services is seeking a medical director. See the website below for more details.

http://www.aihfs.org/employment/11-18-14%20Medical%20Director.pdf


The Native American Congressional Internship program is a fully-funded, ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC, for American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate and law students. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with public officials and experience an insider’s view of the federal government. The Foundation provides airfare, housing, per diem, and a $1,200 educational stipend. The application deadline is January 31, 2015.

The UdallScholarship program awards $5,000 merit-based scholarships for college sophomores and juniors seeking a career in tribal health, tribal public policy, or the environment. Two- and four-year college students are encouraged to apply. Scholars participate in a five-day Orientation in Tucson, AZ, to learn from and network with experts, their peers, and members of the Udall family. The award includes life-time membership in the Udall alumni community, a vibrant community offering job and internship opportunities, support for public service initiatives, and intellectual discussion. Applications must be submitted through a Udall faculty representative at the student's college or university. The application deadline is March 4, 2015.


Visit www.udall.gov for more information.


 

All CAL faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend the College of Arts and Letters Dean Search Town Hall Meeting with representatives from the search firm Korn Ferry this Friday, December 5th at 8:15 am, 401 Administration Building Board Room.


 

NCAI is excited to be welcoming tribal leaders from around the nation to Washington DC this week. This broadcast includes two key updates - one for those who are here in DC and one for those throughout Indian Country.

Watch the Tribal Nations Conference LIVE!

Public sessions of the White House Tribal Nations Conference will be broadcast live at WhiteHouse.gov/live or https://new.livestream.com/usinterior. We encourage tribes, schools, and community groups to schedule viewing parties to participate in this special nation-to-nation event. 


Share your pictures on NCAI's Facebook and Twitter feeds with the hashtag #WHTNC2014\
Open sessions are at the following times: 8:30-10:30am and 2-4:30pm 


 

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 Update: The McKenney & Hall Lithograph Collection Art Exhibit and Lecture from the “History of the Indian Tribes of North America” will be postponed until early Spring 2015

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 Recruitment is underway for the NIDA ODHD Grant Writing and Research Development Part I Workshop (formerly the Research Development Seminar Series), which will be held February 26-27, 2015 in the NSC, Rockville, Maryland. This workshop is geared for early stage investigators (from underrepresented, diverse groups) interested in applying and receiving funded research support from NIDA. 

See announcement for more information.

 


 The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director for the American Indian Studies Center (AISC).

For additional information about the AISC, please go to: http://www.aisc.ucla.edu
Applications should include: 1) a cover letter that includes statements on research, administrative and leadership experience, teaching, and commitment to diversity; and 2) a curriculum vitae that includes a list of three references. Submit applications electronically at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00654. Inquiries and nominations may be addressed to Professor Jessica Cattelino, Search Committee Chair, at jesscatt@anthro.ucla.edu or 310-825-4400. Applications must be received by January 5, 2015.

https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/aisc-director-announce-final.pdf

 


 

IHS Injury Prevention Program is recruiting participants for the 2016 Injury Prevention EPIDEMIOLOGY Fellowship training.

The IHS Injury Prevention Program’s mission is to build the capacity of Tribes to increase the understanding about injury prevention.  The IHS Injury Prevention Fellowship is a 12-month advanced learning experience to increase knowledge and skill-building in injury prevention.  The IHS Injury Prevention Fellowship training have resulted in development of a cadre of individuals who can be considered some of the most qualified Injury Prevention public health professionals in the World.   The Injury Prevention Fellowship is a program that has made a difference in American Indian/Alaska Native communities by reducing the number and impact of injuries.  As a result of the Injury Prevention Fellowship through the studies and projects, many documented reports of how it has influence change in tribal leadership and policy to preventing injuries.


The following is a brief description of the IHS Injury Prevention EPI Fellowship:

Eligibility

  • Worked at least 2 years in the area of injury prevention
  • Attended at least two IHS injury prevention core courses: Introduction to Injury Prevention, Intermediate Injury Prevention, Advanced Injury Prevention, or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of experience in public health
  • A college degree
  • Broadband internet access at home or work

EPI Curriculum/course projected timeline

·         December 15, 2014:  Completed applications due

·         January 15, 2015: Program participants notified

·         May 5-8, 2015:  First course at the CDC in Atlanta.

·         July 2015:  EPI Summer Institute U Michigan

·         Nov 2015 Field course: Tucson Area

·         Distance learning

·         May 11, 2016: Project Presentation Rockville, MD

Applications must be received by December 15, 2014

Materials:  Call for Applications and Application Packet

 


 

The University of New Mexico’s Native American Studies program is requesting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position.  

Minimum requirements include: 

(1) Applicant must possess a Ph.D. in Native American Studies, Political Science, Sociology, American Studies, Community Planning, or related disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, by the start of appointment; 

(2) Teaching or research experience with Native American people, communities, or issues for a minimum of six (6) months.  

For complete information, please view the attached position description, which is also available on the faculty postings link at unmjobs.unm.edu.  The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Educator.  For additional information about NAS see nas.unm.edu or UNM see http://www.unm.edu

 

 


Office Hours

The American Indian Studies Program is located on the fourth floor of Baker Hall in Room 414.

Fall 2014Office Hours: 

Mondays: 10am-2pm

Tuesdays: 10am-4pm

Thursdays: 10am-2pm

Fridays: 10am-4pm

 

Contact Information:

American Indian Studies Program

Michigan State University

414 Baker Hall

East Lansing, MI

48823-1118

phone: (517) 432-2193

e-mail: aisp@msu.edu