Women are Sacred (event)

June 10th – 12th, 2013 •  11th Women Are Sacred Conference. Native Women Reclaiming Our Space, Vision & Voices to Strengthen the Grassroots Advocacy Movement to End Violence Against Native Women.  http://www.niwrc.org/  The 11th Women are Sacred Conference is an affirmation of the strength of Native women who have persevered, many times in the face of utter despair and loss of life, to not merely survive, but also thrive. No longer will Native women be silenced or paralyzed. As Tillie Black Bear, grandmother of our movement gently reminds us, our work is about resistance and “making those connections beyond the shelter doors”. Now, more than ever, Native women and tribal sovereignty require that we look deep within ourselves and work meaningfully and respectfully with each other and our non-Native allies to promote healing and an end to violence against Native women. Strong tribal nations are built on the backs of women, so reclaiming our space, vision and voices.  LOCATION: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 11000 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105.  CONTACT: 855.649.7299 (855.NIWRC99).  http://www.niwrc.org/resources/training-technical-assistance/women-are-sacred

Bring Back The Log Jams (environment)

From the Northern California Native Events & News:

Like so many rivers of the West, the Lower Klamath exhibits a legacy of destructive logging practices and is currently undergoing restoration. What sets this work apart is the lead role held by Native American tribes. 

Besides federal and state agencies, the Yurok Tribe Fisheries Program is the largest fisheries management organization in California. 
For hundreds if not thousands of years, tribes of the Klamath basin have been intrinsically linked to salmon, steelhead and the waterways that breed them. 
Today, commercial harvesting of chinook salmon is an economic driver for the Yuroks, with tribal fishermen pulling in close to $3 million last season — sometimes making around $1,000 a day. 
In order to sustain and improve this resource, the Yurok tribe has acquired and spent millions of dollars in grant funding to restore fisheries in the Lower Klamath. 

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California Conference on American Indian Education (event)

California Conference on American Indian Education www.ccaie.org

The 36th Annual California Conference on American Indian Education (CCAIE) has selected the theme-“Native Roots: Past, Present, and Future,” and is a opportunity to share traditional and academic teaching and learning. The conference honors the commitment of families and those who contribute to the advancement of Indian Education in California.

Conference Goals:

•To advocate academic excellence and educational opportunities for American Indian families, educators, tribal leaders, and board members;

•To provide opportunities for networking among American Indian families, elders, tribal leaders, students, and educators;

•To recognize distinguished educators parents, and students;

•To honor our elders, who are our most revered teachers.

This conference is made possible by the collaborative efforts of the 27 American Indian Education Centers located statewide, endorsed by the California Department of Education as well as many other supporters of American Indian education throughout California. Our hope is that your attendance at this year’s conference will be a positive experience and will result in lasting memories. We look forward to seeing you in Santa Barbara! 

We are pleased to announce that this year’s conference will again offer a youth track. Great speakers are scheduled as well as interactive activities, including a trip to the University of California, Santa Barbara for youth, junior high and above, who are enrolled in the Conference.

If you have any questions please contact Irma Amaro at 707-464-3512 or by e-mail at irma@ncidc.org or Rachel McBride at 530-895-4212 ext. 110 or by e-mail at rachel.4winds@sbcglobal.net  

You can also go to our new website at www.ccaie.org

The Call To Conference can be downloaded here:  http://ncidc.org/sites/default/files/feature-images/Call%20to%20Conference%202013.pdf

Community Language Archiving (event)

Community Language Archiving
Introductory Course
June 3-28, 2013
Tucson, Arizona

Tribal archives are often the repository for historical documents and records of all kinds.  While language archives have been used primarily by linguists, more tribes are now seeking ways to either establish language archives or to add them to their existing archive program. The American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI) is offering a course, Community Language Archiving designed to aid in the understanding, creation and maintenance of a language archive.

In this introductory course students will develop an understanding of best practices as they apply to creating and maintaining language archives with an emphasis on digital archiving and accessibility. The course includes an introduction to best practices, how to decide what to archive, how to create digital resources, and basic web design to facilitate access to resources in a digital archive.  At the end of the course students will have a basic understanding of archival development and an understanding of the resources available to develop a language archive. Students enrolled in this course will be required to bring their own laptop.

Upon completion of the course, participants will earn 3 credits that can be transferred to a college or university program. The course is one of seven that will be offered as part of AILDI’s annual summer training program.  For more information about courses and the training program go to http://aildi.arizona.edu/2013-courses or contact COE-AILDI@email.arizona.edu , 520-521-1068.

Alyce Sadongei
American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI)
University of Arizona
(520) 621-1068; 626-4145 P
(520) 621-8174 F

“RIVER AS HOME” (arts/event)


The Native Cultures Fund & the Morris Graves Museum of Art present the “River As Home” Native American art exhibition


BAYSIDE, CA (January 7, 2013)­­ ­– For the first time in its history, the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka will feature all local Native American art throughout the entire building.  The grand opening of the exhibit will occur on Saturday, February 2, 2013 during Arts Alive! from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The “River As Home” show is being curated by Bob Benson, who is of Tsenungwe Native ancestry.  “This exhibit represents the visual pulse of Native artists from the Klamath River and surrounding river systems.  It is a comprehensive look at the spiritual and physical place through the world view of this area’s original peoples,” says Benson, who is Professor Emeritus of Art at College of the Redwoods, where he taught from 1973 to 2007. 

The exhibit runs through March 24, 2013.  Native artists from the Wiyot, Yurok, Hupa, Tsenungwe, Karuk, and Tolowa cultures will be included in this exhibition. The show will feature new art by many prominent artists such as Brian Tripp, George Blake, Deborah McConnell, Karen Noble, Lyn Risling, and Bob Benson.

The Morris Graves Museum of Art, located at 636 F Street, Eureka is open to the public noon-5:00 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Museum admission is by donation: $4 for adults, $1 for seniors age 55 and older; HAC Members and children (age 12 and under) are admitted free. Admission is always free for everyone during each First Saturday Arts Alive!, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The Native Cultures Fund is a program of Humboldt Area Foundation that supports Native American arts and culture throughout most of California. Vera Vietor brought Humboldt Area Foundation to life in 1972. Vera’s charitable spirit and commitment to our community has been echoed by thousands of our neighbors, whose gifts are working to educate, inspire, provide food and shelter, care for animals, protect our environment and provide leadership and problem solving to our region. Humboldt Area Foundation has given nearly $60 million in grants and scholarships and grown to over $78 million in total assets.

For more information about the “River As Home” show, please contact Native Cultures Fund program manager Chag Lowry at (707) 442-2993 or by email at chagl@hafoundation.org.

TBHCE Historical Trauma (event)

Friday, January 25, 2013
Eastern- 3:00 pm
Central- 2:00 pm
Mountain-1:00 pm
Pacific- 12:00 pm
Alaska- 11:00 am

To Participate:
·        PASSWORD:  trauma
·        Audio option: 
o   Select “Dial Out” and have Adobe Connect call you by entering your phone number (example: +13014433593).
o   Select “Using Computer” to listen to audio via your computer speakers.

Technical Assistance
Alaina George (505-248-4532; alaina.george@ihs.gov)
Daniel Cook (505-248-4547; daniel.cook@ihs.gov)
Eric Tsosie (505-248-4613; eric.tsosie@ihs.gov)