Outside Events and Job Opportunities

Speaker Series: Institutional Racism: American Indians, Asylums, and Dislocated Histories, 1900-2012

Please join us for an exciting presentation from Susan Burch on Monday, April 6th.

Date: Monday, April 6th
Time: 1pm
Location: Haines A18
Title: Institutional Racism: American Indians, Asylums, and Dislocated Histories, 1900-2012

This presentation explores the expansive meanings and implications of US federal-medical diagnoses through life stories of institutionalized Native people in the U.S. across the 20th century. Multiple removals to and from different psychiatric facilities highlights important features that shaped—and continue to shape—the shifting meanings of diagnoses, including race, nation, age, gender, and place. As scholars and activists have long recognized, disability is a relational experience, a relational concept, and a relational analytical frame. Dr. Burch hopes to show through this talk that relationships similarly define and inform diagnoses.  She contends that these diagnoses also shape history itself: what, how, and which sources have been preserved, indexed, catalogued, disseminated, and interpreted.


This presentation is part of a speaker series titled, “Translating Disability Studies into Spheres of Policy and Practice.”  Please see the attached flyer for information on upcoming presentations.

UC Irvine, Native American & Indigenous Studies colloquia series

UC Irvine is launching a speaker series with leading scholars in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) in 2015. The lecture series aims to enhance campus interest in NAIS scholarship; strengthen ties between UC Irvine and Native communities in Southern California; and promote inclusive excellence. The series is organized by Adria L. Imada (History), Seth Davis (Law), and Glen Mimura (Film & Media Studies) in conversation with students, faculty, and staff in Humanities, Law, and Social Sciences.

UC Irvine Native American and Indigenous Studies Colloquia Series

Bethany Berger (University of Connecticut School of Law)
“Citizenship in Red and Yellow:  Elk v. Wilkins and United States v. Wong Kim Ark
Thursday, March 12, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1111

Josh Reid (University of Massachusetts, Boston, History)
“‘The Power of Wickaninnish Ends Here’: An Indigenous Marine Borderland in the Late-Eighteenth Century”
Monday, March 16, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Humanities Gateway 1010

Candis Callison (University of British Columbia, Graduate School of Journalism)
“Speaking Up For The Facts: The Communal Lives of Climate Change”
Thursday, April 2, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway 1517

Robert Warrior (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, American Indian Studies)
“Native Critique and the New Indian (Art) Hating”
Thursday, April 16, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Humanities Gateway 1030

Free and open to the public. 
Sponsored by UC Irvine ADVANCE Program for Equity and Diversity, UC Irvine School of Humanities, UCI Graduate Division/DECADE, UC Irvine School of Law, and UCI Humanities Commons

For more information:

Save the Date: Thinking Gender 2015 Conference


25th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Call for presentations: Power, Contested Knowledge, and Feminist Practices 

How have feminist approaches altered the existing understanding of scientific knowledge and practices? Celebrating the 25th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Thinking Gender 2015 invites submissions for individual papers, pre-constituted panels, and posters on topics that focus on the participation and/or contribution of marginalized individuals or groups who have been historically excluded from knowledge production. We welcome papers and posters—across all disciplines and historical periods—that engage with the concept of the body as a contested site intersecting with gender, race, sexuality, and identity and how it is related to certain agencies in particular contexts. We invite scholarship engaging the following topics or others related to the conference theme of “Power, Contested Knowledge, and Feminist Practices”:

- The bodies of medicine
- Gender movement in contested spaces
- Construction and representations of bodies in the arts
- Faith and feminism
- Gender in conflict zones
- Technology and power
- Gender, cultures, and environmental crisis
- Consumerism in reproduction and maternal identities
- Gendered networks
- Gender disparities in sciences
- Language, communication, and gender 
- Feminist epistemology

CSW accepts submissions from graduate students who are registered at US or international colleges or universities. Please note that we do not accept submissions from papers presented at previous Thinking Gender conferences. No previously published material is eligible. Undergraduate students are eligible for poster submissions.

Students proposing individual papers and posters are to submit an abstract (250 words), a proposal (5 double-spaced pages maximum), a CV (2 pages maximum), and a Works Cited (1 page maximum). 

All components are to be submitted to the website at https://uclacsw.submittable.com, according to the submission guidelines. 

For pre-constituted panels, a 250-word description of the panel topic is required, in addition to the materials that must be provided for individual paper submissions. 

Send submissions to: https://uclacsw.submittable.com

Deadline for submissions: Monday, December 15, 2014

Conference will be held April 23 and 24, 2015, at UCLA Covell Commons

Event is free and open to the public. There will be a $50 registration fee for each presenter.

THINKING GENDER COORDINATOR: Chien-Ling Liu is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at UCLA. Her dissertation is on the microbiological studies and public health work by the Pasteur Institutes in China between 1899 and 1950, particularly concerning prophylaxis of smallpox and rabies. She is interested in power dynamics of scientific knowledge production and practices in cross-cultural contexts, relating to the issues of modernity. When not writing her dissertation, she enjoys going to movies and playing badminton. 

INFO: thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

American Indian College Fund 25th Anniversary Los Angeles Gala

Please join the American Indian College Fund on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at J.W. Marriot at L.A. LIVE to celebrate our 25th Anniversary.

The evening includes:

  • Welcome reception
  • Silent auction featuring unique items
  • VIP event for patron ticket holders

For more information and ticket prices, visit http://www.collegefund.org/content/annual_gala

Save the Date! NCBS Conference - Los Angeles, Ca. - March 11-14, 2015

National Council For Black Studies
39th Annual Conference

Reservations phone number:  

Click below for...
  The WESTIN  
Los Angeles Airport 
 5400 West Century Boulevard  
Los Angeles, California 90045

MARCH 11-14, 2015
 Los Angeles, Ca.   

Call for Papers Deadline:
December 19, 2014 
For more information: 
  2015 Annual Conference

We are excited to announce
 our 39th Annual conference in the great city of Los Angeles, California.  As we celebrate our 39th conference, we invite you to share this moment with us and create new memories.  Please stay up to date on all conference information on our website and email list serve.
Please feel free to share with your colleagues.  

We hope you're as excited as we are!   

Udall Foundation: Internship and Scholarship Program Opportunities

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>.  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!

Harpo Foundation Accepting Application for Native American Artists Fellowships

Harpo Foundation Accepting Application for Native American Artists Fellowships
Deadline: February 15th, 2015
The foundation is accepting applications for its Native American Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center program, which supports the development of artists with the potential for intercultural dialogue. Each year, the program awards two residency fellowships to Native American artists at the Vermont Studio Center, an historic artist colony located along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains. Each fellow receives a one-month residency, which includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend.
To be eligible, Native American artists must demonstrate strong artistic ability, an evolving practice that is at a pivotal moment in its development, and a practice that engages a dialogue between the artist’s indigenous world and the surrounding culture.
For complete program guidelines, information about previous fellowship recipients, and applications instructions, see the Harpo Foundation website.
Link to Complete RFP

Through Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema

The UCLA Film & Television Archive is hosting a series of film screenings.

Through Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema
October 4 – December 15, 2014
Billy Wilder Theater

For more information on the screenings, visit https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2014-10-04/through-indian-eyes-native-american-cinema

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: rosie.dayzie@gmail.com

Lakota Language Education Action Program

Be Part of the Future of the Lakota Language 
  • Jobs available every year in many schools across South Dakota
  • Department of Education provides financial support to qualified students
  • For students who already have or are seeking a bachelor's degree, and want to teach Lakota
LLEAP Training Options at USD (see note):
  • Option 1: A Bachelor's of Liberal Studies in Teaching Lakota Language, leading to full teaching certification
  • Option 2: A Teaching Minor in Lakota Language, which can be added to a teaching major and full certification in another subject.
  • Option 3: A K-12 Lakota Languages Education Endorsement for teaching Lakota Language only as per South Dakota statute ARSD 24:15:06:29.

Note:  Currently under review by the South Dakota Board of Regents and Department of Education.

LLEAP South Dakota Contacts:

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.

Assistant Director, Native American/Alaskan Native Recruitment, UCLA 5120-UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION

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.

For more information, visit hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65019


Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies - Indigenous/Global Media Activism

The University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies (FMS) invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Film and Media Studies

Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies - Indigenous/Global Media Activism

Please see the following job description.

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