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UCLA Film & Television Archive presents a special FREE documentary screening on Sunday, July 10 @ 7 p.m. at the Wilder Theater in Westwood Village.
The L.A. Premiere of The Seventh Fire(2015) looks at the emerging gang life in Native American communities by following Rob Brown, an Ojibwe man, seeking a new direction. Rob Brown and Native American filmmaker Chris Eyre will appear in person.Full program details can be found at the UCLA Film & Television Archive website
ARCHIVE DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT
Archive Documentary Spotlight is a showcase for documentaries that focus on contemporary social and political issues, explored in compelling cinematic terms.
Sunday, July 10
THE SEVENTH FIRE
DIR: Jack Pettibone Riccobono. PROD. Natalie Portman, Chris Eyre.
This powerful documentary chronicles the emergent phenomenon of gang life in Native American communities. The film follows Rob Brown, a 37-year-old Ojibwe man who seeks a new direction after helping to import violent drug culture to his reservation community in Minnesota, and Kevin, Rob's nephew who dreams of becoming the most feared Native gangster on the reservation.
DCP, color, 78 min.
IN PERSON: Rob Brown; Chris Eyre, co-executive producer.
The Seventh Fire opens on July 29 at the Laemmle Royal in Los Angeles.
Special thanks to: Clemence Taillandierâ€”Film Movement.
UCLA’s Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024 (corner of Wilshire & Westwood Blvds., courtyard level of the Hammer Museum).
FREE admission. Tickets are available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office beginning one hour before showtime.
At the Billy Wilder Theater for $6 on weekdays after 6 p.m. and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire Blvd. Cash only.
Visitor parking is also available in UCLA Parking Lot 36 at 11020 Kinross Ave. Credit cards or exact bills only. Mondayâ€“Friday after 4:30 p.m.: 2 hours $4 / all night $5. Saturday & Sunday all day: 2 hours $4 / all night $5.
INFO | PROGRAM UPDATES
cinema.ucla.edu | 310-206-FILM (-3456)
The John Carter Brown Library (JCB), an independently funded institution for advanced research on the campus of Brown University, will award approximately forty residential fellowships for the year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The Library contains one of the world’s premier collections of primary materials related to the discovery, exploration, and settlement of the New World to 1825, including books, maps, newspapers, and other printed objects. JCB Fellowships are open to scholars and writers working on all aspects of the Americas in the early modern period.
Short-term Fellowships are for two to four months with a monthly stipend of $2,100. Open to US and foreign citizens who are engaged in pre- or post-doctoral or independent research. Graduate students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations at the time of application.
Long-Term Fellowships are for five to ten months with a monthly stipend of $4,200. These include two to four NEH Fellowships, for which an applicant must be a US citizen or have lived in the US for the three years preceding the application deadline, and other long-term JCB awards for which all nationalities are eligible. Graduate students are not eligible for long-term JCB Fellowships.
Recipients of all fellowships must relocate to Providence and be in continuous residence at the JCB for the full term of the award. Rooms are available for rent at Fiering House, the JCB’s Fellows’ residence, a beautifully restored 1869 house just four blocks from the Library.
The deadline for short- and long-term fellowships is December 1, 2015.For more information - including information about Thematic and Cluster Fellowships - and application instructions, visit www.jcbl.org or e-mail email@example.com.
The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce our 2015 internship and scholarship program opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students. We request your assistance in identifying students who would be excellent candidates for our programs and encouraging them to apply.
The Native American Congressional Internship<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Internship/AboutInternship.aspx> 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<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Internship/ImportantDates.aspx>.Â For an application and information about complimentary webinars, please see our “Apply<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Internship/Apply.aspx>” page.
The Udall Scholarship<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/AboutScholarship.aspx> 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<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Orientation.aspx> 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<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/AlumniNetwork.aspx>, 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<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/HowToApply.aspx> at the student's college or university. The application deadline is March 4, 2015. A faculty representative directory and schedule of free webinars can be found on the “Apply<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Apply.aspx>” page.
The Udall Foundation honors Morris K. Udall’s thirty years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives and Stewart L. Udall’s service as Secretary of the Interior. Both men worked tirelessly for the rights of American Indian and Alaska Native peoples. Since 1996, 110 tribes have been represented in the scholarship and internship programs.
We encourage you to visit our website at www.udall.gov and join our Facebook group Native Education @ Udall Foundation<https://www.facebook.com/groups/NativeEducationUdallFoundation/>. There, you’ll find our alumni profiles, tips for the applications, and more. We are eager to hear from interested students, faculty, staff and educational partners directly by email or phone. Thank you for your time and assistance. We look forward to working with you!
New online database showcases tribal governance resources
A new database on tribal governance is now available http://phys.org/news/2012-10-online-database-showcases-tribal-resources.html. "The Indigenous Governance Database, recently launched by the UA's Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy, pulls together in one central location articles, case studies, videos and other resources focused on governance, sovereignty, leadership, and sustainable economic and community development."
Resource for High School Students: Paying for College (Scholarship Booklet)
This is a contribution, to provide scholarship information for Native students, to encourage and promote postsecondary education for Native students, to promote networking opportunities for Native Americans, and to raise awareness and appreciation for the contributions made by Native Americans to our society. I share this resource with the hope that you would also seek compassion about young people who need guidance and support toward finding the quality of life. You may duplicate and distribute this free booklet. ~Rosie Dayzie, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Extramural Funding Opportunities for Entering Students
Many of the fellowships provide multiple years of funding and are for students in their first year or two of graduate studies. After that, they are no longer eligible to apply. Thus the sooner students learn about these opportunities, the better their chances of preparing a strong application.
STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICER 3 EXEMPT
Assistant Director, Native American/Alaskan Native Recruitment
$4,159 - $8,217 monthly
Department Website URL:
Requisition #: 24108. Posting closes on July 5th https://hr.jobs.ucla.edu
In support of Undergraduate Admission (UA) efforts to meet annual new student recruitment and enrollment goals, the Assistant Director directs the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of new student recruitment and yield activities, and participates in application review. The primary objective of the position is to stimulate and motivate an academically competitive, talented and broadly diverse applicant pool of California resident, domestic non-resident and international students and assist these students through the admission and enrollment process. Visit secondary schools and community colleges in California, across the U.S. and internationally (as needed), providing substantive information about UCLA specifically, and the University of California generally (as required). Provide information on admissions requirements, processes and deadlines; financial aid; housing, and campus services.
The Assistant Director will be assigned a specific target population which is the American Indian population, the incumbent will be sufficiently well-versed to work with this targeted population, as well as a variety of prospective student audiences. Maintain a full schedule of school/college visits, making oral presentations and conducting workshops. Represent UA/UCLA in special joint programs with schools, colleges, and UC campuses. Advise prospective applicants and parents. Cultivate, establish and maintain working relations with counselors, administrators, other school personnel, tribal leaders and Native colleagues in the United States. Based on analysis, designs, implements and participates in activities to increase the yield of highly able and other target recruitment populations. Participate in application review providing information on targeted schools, and by reading applications, assessing applicant academic performance, and recommending admission using established guidelines. Manage one or more specific functions, such as Stay-Over Programs; Campus Tours, Alumni and Bruin Ambassador Programs, STOMP and annual UA staff training as well as specialized staff training programs. Hire, train and supervise student assistants to support program needs.
Job posting at UCLA: 23948
23948 PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE III CRC RAIN! Project Director $3,784 - $7,462 monthly Contract 3731-COMMUNITY PROGRAMS OFFICE www.cpo.ucla.edu
The Retention of American Indians Now! (RAIN!) Project Director provides programmatic oversight, administrative direction, and management for the retention project sponsored by the Campus Retention Committee (CRC) and housed in the Student Retention Center. The RAIN! Project Director has responsibilities for the short and long term development and day-to-day operations of the project in collaboration with the project's Sponsoring Student Organization, the American Indian Student Association, and the Campus Retention Committee. The RAIN! Project Director is fiscally responsible for their project and keeps within funding guidelines and limitations.The RAIN! Project Director ensures that the project strives to assist UCLA students, specifically American Indian students, graduate by providing the following services: Peer Counseling, Mentorship, and a Wellness Program.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INDIAN CENTER, INC.Department
American Indian Families Partnership Program (First 5 LA)
Los Angeles Office â€“ 3440 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 904, Los Angeles, CA 90027
AIFP Program Coordinator
Closing Date: Opened until Filled
$18-$22 p/hr DOE
Employment Status & Work Schedule: This is a full-time exempt position, 40 hours per work week, with some evening and weekend hours required.
This position is fully grant funded through First 5 LA and is contingent upon continued funding.
Under the general direction of, and reporting to the Operations Manager of SCIC, the AIFP Program Coordinator provides oversight to the LA Front Desk Representative, Child Watch, and Program Aides and will be responsible for compliance with the overall program requirements. He/She will be responsible for supporting the American Indian Families Partnership Program in planning, executing, and implementing programs which include, but not limited to, Phases & Stages Weekly workshops, Family Strengthening with traditional fun, and Motherhood/Fatherhood is Sacred. The Phases and Stages workshop promotes parenting skills through cultural preservation with three stages. Family strengthening program consists primarily as day to encourage physical activity, social interaction, tribal traditions and family unity. The Motherhood/Fatherhood is sacred program are individual classes that teach financial literacy, parenting skills, traditional parenting practices and fosters community support and empowers new parents. This position will also be responsible for attending various partner/funding meetings and trainings. The AIFP Program Coordinator will be accountable for keeping accurate records and documentation on program activities and its participants. The AIFP program provides a system of care to support both families and early childhood providers to access needed resources for American Indian children ages 0-5 that reside in Los Angeles county.
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