Creating a Passion for Learning Program Coordinator
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION OPENING
POSITION: Creating a Passion for Learning Coordinator for Native American Student Programs
POSITION CODE: A6833
DEPARTMENT: Campus Diversity and Inclusion/Student Life
MONTHS/HOURS: 12 months, 40 hours per week
STARTING SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience
AVAILABLE: July 1, 2015
POSTING DATE: April 3, 2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
Dartmouth Bound: Native American Community Program
We welcome students with an interest in our Native community or in Native American Studies to apply to this program for high school seniors.
OCTOBER 12 – 15, 2014
HISTORY OF DARTMOUTH'S COMMITMENT TO NATIVE EDUCATION
Native American Community Program (formerly Native Fly-In) participants visit classes, interact with faculty, connect with the Native community at Dartmouth, and attend workshops on the admissions and financial aid process. Dartmouth's commitment to the Native community dates back to the very beginning of the College. In 1769, at Dartmouth’s founding, the charter directed that Dartmouth College exist "for the education and instruction of youth of the Indian tribes in this land... English Youth, and any others."
In 1970, John Kemeny, Dartmouth's 13th president, pledged to redress the historical lack of opportunities for Native Americans in higher education. This recommitment not only held Dartmouth to a higher standard than its peers, but also established the Native American Program, laid the groundwork for the Native American Studies department, and directed the Admissions Office to actively recruit Native students.
Over 1000 Native Americans and Alaskan Natives representing over 200 different tribes have attended Dartmouth. Native American Studies, an academic program open to all Dartmouth students, provides opportunities to explore historical experiences, cultural traditions and innovations, and political status of Native peoples in the United States and Canada through interdisciplinary teaching and research.
Since its conception over 30 years ago, the Native American Community Program has brought hundreds of prospective students from all corners of the country to visit Hanover and see Dartmouth College first-hand. We welcome students of all backgrounds with a demonstrated interest in Native community and/or Native American Studies to apply to the program.
APPLY TO DARTMOUTH BOUND: NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY PROGRAM
You must be a high school senior to be considered for the program.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW & HIGHLIGHTS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
• Arrival & registration
• Dinner with Dartmouth hosts and mentors
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13
• Welcome breakfast
• Campus tours
• Class visits
• Dartmouth Plan showcase
• Native Students' Experience Forum
• Native Americans at Dartmouth (NAD) Community Dinner
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14
• Breakfast and admissions case studies workshop
• Thayer School of Engineering information session
• The First-Year Experience
• Financial aid workshop
• Honoring dinner
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15
Admissions staff and current Dartmouth students, many whom are past Dartmouth Bound participants, will offer their perspectives on Dartmouth and advice about navigating the college search and admissions process.
Tours include an orientation of the Dartmouth campus and facilities, as well as specific areas of interest, and tours of the athletic facilities, the Hopkins Center for the Arts, and the Thayer School of Engineering.
Native Students' Experience Forum is an opportunity for program participants to get an unedited view of life at the College from the perspective of Native students. A cross-section of students and leaders from the Native community will be available to answer questions and relate their own experiences at Dartmouth and beyond. Program participants should come ready to ask about everything from academics to social life to extracurricular and cultural involvement.
Native Americans at Dartmouth (NAD) community dinner, held at the Native American House, is an opportunity for the entire Native community (students, faculty, and staff) to come together over a meal, introduce themselves, welcome prospective students, and informally share their experiences.
Admissions workshops and case studies are a hallmark of our program. Admissions officers will walk you through our individualized review process and provide tips for completing college applications. You will have the chance to review real applications to the College as part of a mock admissions committee exercise. You will also have the opportunity to meet in small groups with a member of our admissions staff to ask questions about the college application process.
First-Year Experience provides insight into the transition to College and an overview of some of the programs and resources available to our students.
Financial aid makes the Dartmouth experience possible for all students, regardless of their family finances. Our financial aid officers will provide an overview of how financial aid works at Dartmouth and answer questions.
Closing dinner is a chance for participants, mentors, admissions staff, and faculty to gather and reflect on the program's events and discussions. There will also be a guest speaker who will offer some final words of encouragement.
Scholastic’s Scope Magazine is looking for Native female college freshman (or close to that year) to interview for an educational magazine for middle/high school students nationally. The interview will focus on how Native females from reservations or culturally rooted backgrounds are able to leave home and be successful in college. For more information please see email below.
From: Jane Bianchi [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Monday, August 25, 2014 3:10 PM Subject: URGENT: Scholastic request
I'm writing an article for Scholastic's Scope magazine (an educational magazine that goes to middle school and high school classrooms across the country). I'm looking to interview a young Native American woman who grew up on a reservation and is now a freshman in college (or near that age). We want to help teen readers understand what it feels like to straddle those two worlds. I'm looking for someone thoughtful, insightful, articulate, open and hopeful--someone who can perhaps talk about cultural challenges that she's had to overcome.
One important note is that I'd need to interview the girl over the phone and write the piece by the end of this week, so it's very urgent. Any chance you know a girl who might be a good fit? If so, I'd love to hear from you right away.
If you'd like to see any of the work I've done for Scholastic classroom magazines in the past, feel free to check out my portfolio at: www.janebianchi.com
Dr. Ruiz's story is compelling, and I know that he's very aware of issues regarding Natives, especially in Cailfornia.
Raul Ruiz (born August 25, 1972) is an American medical doctor and politician. He is a member of the United States House of Representatives and a member of the Democratic Party. In what was considered a major upset, Ruiz defeated redistricted, incumbent Republican representative Mary Bono Mack in the November 2012 general election in California's 36th congressional district. Ruiz is running for re-election in 2014, in what is considered one of the most competitive congressional races in the country.
He sees the lack of native interns on Capitol Hill, and would like to help to change that. He is interested in getting more natives to apply starting with his office.
Here is information about him: http://ruiz.house.gov/biography/
Here are pertinent sites for applying to become a congressional intern:
Here is his website to fill out an application:
Just so you know, these applications are like college applications. They are competitive, you need to write essays, and get letters of recommendations.
We know many native students who have a natural interest in government, and helping people through government.
If you follow Dr. Ruiz's story, he started out following his passion, which was to become a doctor, and to give back to his community. While he was on this journey, he realized that he needed to get into politics in order to better serve his community, and to improve health care for all people, not just those who can afford it.
Dr. Ruiz is Yaqui from South of the Border, and is very connected to that background. His wife is Choctaw/Apache. They are both interested in native concerns and issues.
PS. Re-election: http://www.drraulruiz.com/
ONE MORE PROJECT...
He has an internship program already set up in Palm Desert. He knows the tribes will mostly be from the areas, since the project is already there.
He is interested in high school students who are contemplating a medical career.
Here is the information:
DOJ Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence
Listening Session Teleconference
Native-serving schools are increasingly affected by the aftermath of children exposed to violence. Native students often arrive at school showing repercussions from violence, the consequences of which result in poor academic achievement and destructive behavior. To ensure that the important perspectives of educators, parents, and stakeholders are heard, NIEA and federal partners scheduled a listening session conference call on children exposed to violence for Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 3:00 to 4:30pm (eastern).
Recently at the 2013 White House Tribal Nations Conference, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the creation of the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence. Anchored by both a federal working group that includes U.S. Attorneys and officials from the Departments of the Interior and Justice and an advisory committee of experts, the task force examines the scope and impact of violence facing American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and makes policy recommendations to the Attorney General on methods to address these issues.
The Advisory Committee has convened four public hearings and several listening sessions to examine the pervasive problems associated with AI/AN children exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. This teleconference is the next opportunity to provide comments. The information collected from hearings and listening sessions will assist the Task Force, through the Advisory Committee, in developing policy recommendations.
- Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
- Time: 3:00 to 4:30pm (eastern)
- Call-in Information: 866-939-8416 Passcode: 5185319
- Additional Details: Please click HERE.
For more information, please contact NIEA Policy Associate, Clint J. Bowers, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
Available to Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native-serving institutions and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions. Partnerships among institutions of higher education and collaborations with K-12 schools, tribal government units or other relevant groups are encouraged.
Award Amount: Get up to $2,500,000 to promote high quality science (including sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, statistics, and other social and behavioral science as well as natural science and education disciplines), technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, research, and outreach.
Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions: September 2, 2014
Targeted STEM Infusion Projects: September 16, 2014
Preparing for TCUP
Implementation: Accepted at any time
Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education: Accepted at any time
Hello Everyone! I hope that you are all enjoying our Springtime! I am writing to remind you that of our webinar on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. We are very happy to present Dr. Bryan Brayboy from Arizona State University. He will be presenting on the topic: American Indian Males: K-12 Education for Postsecondary Success.
Attached are testing directions to set up your computers to ensure that your computers are compatible with the WebEx system. Please do this before the webinar so that we can start promptly on Monday. We will also send you the powerpoint presentation on tomorrow and the final connection directions for Monday as well.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd
300 Lakeside Drive, 25th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
OPEN UNTILL FILLED--Return completed applications to NCIDC 1607 Fifth Street-Crescent City, CA 95531Job Opportunity
Del Norte Indian Education Center Director • Crescent City, CA
$31,200-$37,128 annually FT. Benefits (Life, Medical, Disability, Vision, Dental, Retirement)
· Associate of Arts degree
· Two years of practical experience in a position, which demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities with an understanding of education programs, child development and Native American education programs.
· California Driver’s License (DMV record required)
· Insurable driver (proof required)
· Pass finger print and background checks
· Negative T.B. test (proof submitted)
• Bachelors Degree preferred in Education, Social Service or related field.
• Five years of experience working in an education setting.
• Working knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws or regulations concerning Indian people.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with demonstrated ability in writing successful grants.
• Familiarity with the cultures and traditions of the Native American tribes of Northwest California
• Computer literate (preferably Macintosh) including word-processing, spreadsheets and databases.
Full Job Description Attached below: