Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn will serve as the keynote speaker for Michigan State University’s 2014 Indigenous Law Conference, which will take place on November 20-21, 2014. The theme for the the 2014 annual conference is “Dismantling Barriers in American Indian Education.”

For more information about the conference, click here.

Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) seeks Native American interns for his Washington, D.C. office.

Rep. Ruiz 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 incumbent, Rep. Mary Bono Mack in the November 2012 general election in California’s 36th congressional district. Ruiz is running for re-election in 2014.

Click here for more information about becoming a congressional intern.

Click here to apply for a Capitol Hill internship in Rep. Ruiz’s office.

Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire is seeking high school seniors to apply for their Native American Community Program. The program is an opportunity for students to experience Dartmouth College who have a particular interest in the Native community and/or Native American Studies, to experience Dartmouth College. Participants are selected on the basis of academic achievement and scholarship, personal character and accomplishment, potential for future excellence and leadership.

Selected students will travel to Dartmouth College from October 12 to 15 to visit classes, meet current undergraduates, interact with faculty and administrators, engage with the Dartmouth community, attend workshops on the admissions and financial aid application processes, and increase their familiarity with Dartmouth’s resources and academic environment.

*Participants of each program receive financial support for their round-trip transportation!

To apply, students need to submit the following information:

  • Online or PDF application form (includes short answer questions and essays);
  • Recommendation from a teacher, mentor or counselor; and
  • High school transcript.

Application Deadline: September 3, 2014. Students will be notified via email in late September.

Click here to review the application instructions and program description. If you have questions, call 800-860-1294 and press 6 to speak with a member of their staff.

Visit www.cnay.org for a comprehensive list of available resources (scholarships, fellowships, summer programs, grant opportunities, etc.).