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Environmental Photo Contest Announced

The Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center of the University of Arizona is sponsoring an Environmental Photo Contest for high school and college students from Indigenous communities.

Interested? Get the details in the attached flyer.

Note: Submission deadline is October 17, 2014.

Download this file (UA SWEHSC_Photo Contest.pdf)Photo Contest Informational Flyer[ ]55 kB

Teach for America's Native Alliance Initiative

The following information was provided by Teach for America.

Apply Now! Teach For America’s Native Alliance Initiative

“There is no greater reward, as a teacher, than to teach in your own community and among fellow indigenous youth. Teach For America has given me the chance to create a better future for na keiki o Hawai`i (the children of Hawai`i).” – Dane Carlson, Hawai‘i ‘10

Join Teach For America, the national corps of outstanding college graduates and professionals—of all majors, backgrounds, and career interests—who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural low-income communities and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity.

Learn more about our Native Alliance Initiative, working to address the fact that Native children experience some of the highest levels of poverty in our country, thereby limiting their academic and life options. We have placements in New Mexico, Hawai’i, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Washington State where our corps members are teaching more than 9,000 children from Native backgrounds in these communities. Culturally Responsive Teaching is also one of our primary and understanding of tribal sovereignty into our Corps training.

  • The 3rd application deadline is Friday, October 24th.
  • The 4th application deadline is Friday, December 5th.
  • And the 5th application deadline is Friday, January 30th.

APPLY NOW to join the 2015 Teach For America corps. If you’re interested in learning more, check out our Native Alliance Initiative Facebook page or follow @TeachForAmerica on Twitter.

Click here to find out who we look for and where we work.

Center for Native American Youth Announces Internship

The Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute will offer internships in the fall, spring, and summer semesters in the 2014-2015 terms. The time required for the internship is 15-20 hours per week. Interns will focus primarily on policy research, communications tasks, and administrative support. Applicants must have an interest in American Indian and Alaska Native issues and preferably have some experience working with tribal organizations, federal partners or policy-makers. The internship is located at the Aspen Institute headquarters office in Washington, DC.

To learn more, visit the announcement page HERE.

Miss Indian Arizona Farewell Celebration

The following information was provided by Antonio Davis, Youth Council Coordinator, Ak-Chin Indian Community.

Everyone is Welcome to attend Alyssa Rene Garcia's - Miss Indian Arizona 2013/2014 - Farewell Celebration on Saturday September 13, 2014. See the attached flyers for more information about the day's events and location.

2014 N7 Sports Summit Introduces Youth Sessions

The following information was provided by LoVina Louie, Benewah Medical and Coeur d'Alene Tribal Wellness Center, Plummer, Idaho.

 2014 N7 Sport Summit Introduces Youth Sessions - October 3 & 4, 2014


In collaboration with the Native Wellness Institute (NWI), N7 presents the first-ever opportunity for Native American and Aboriginal youth leaders, ages 14-18, to attend the N7 Sport Summit as part of the newly created Youth Session. NWI will lead the youth tracks, providing participants with an opportunity to gain knowledge and experiences that will enable self-growth, motivation, and enhancement of leadership qualities as it relates to sport and physical activity. The sessions will include hands-on experiences that embody the NWI model of taking a holistic approach to empower youth to be a positive influence for change. Youth attendees will be invited to attend the general Summit opening and closing sessions.

Registration is limited to 50 attendees. (Please see the registration page to register at the youth rate of $150.)

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