“Know Before ‘U’ Go”

Know Before “U” Go is a college preparation program designed by the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC). The program teaches about post-secondary education, financial aid, and scholarships for the upcoming fall of 2016. They will have two locations set up. The first location is in Seattle, Washington in October and the second location in Rapid City, South Dakota in December. Click the link below to find out more details.

http://www.aigcs.org/

Scholarship: Reaching Out to Native American Youth to Inspire Reading, Writing, And Higher Education

The Young Native Writers Essay Contest is a writing contest for Native American high school students and is designed to encourage young Native Americans to write about their experiences as a member of a Native American community and the culture that inspires them.

The voices that emerge from this program honor the legacy of every Native American who has ever lived. Add your words to the thousands submitted through this project – all writers receive a Certificate of Honor for their submission.

The Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation’s goal of promoting education and creating new opportunities for youth has inspired this essay contest. Partnering with Holland & Knight in this endeavor are the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Indian Education Association.

Click here for more information.

Colorado In-State Tuition Bill

Last year a Bill was introduced to provide in-state tuition to Native Americans from tribes with historical ties to Colorado.  We posted on it here, here, and here.  We also offered testimony in support of the bill, which can be seen here.  Unfortunately, the bill did not pass.

However, the bill has again been introduced and is scheduled to be heard in the Colorado House Education Committee on January 26, 2015.  The bill can be seen here.

REMINDER for TOMORROW: Oversight Hearing on “Protecting our Children’s Mental Health: Preventing and Addressing Childhood Trauma in Indian Country”

Date: 11/19/2014 02:30 PM
Location: 628 Senate Dirksen Bldg
Type: Oversight Hearing

Witnesses:

THE HONORABLE ROBERT L. LISTENBEE JR.
DR. YVETTE ROUBIDEAUX,
Acting Director-Indian Health Service
MS. KANA ENOMOTO,
Principal Deputy Administrator-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Panel 1

MR. RICK VAN DEN POL
Director and Principal Investigator-Institute of Educational Research and Service, The University of Montana National Native Children’s Trauma Center

MS. VERNÉ BOERNER
President/CEO-Alaska Native Health Board

To visit the website for more information, click here.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Conference: November 12-15, 2014

Dates: November 12-15, 2014
Location: Orlando, Florida

The AISES National Conference is a one-of-a-kind, three day event convening graduate, undergraduate, and high school junior and senior students, teachers, workforce professionals, corporate and government partners and all members of the “AISES family”.

The AISES National conference has become the premier event for Native American Science, Engineering & Math (STEM) professionals and students attracting over 1,600 attendees from across the country.

Keynote Speakers

  • Notah Begay III
  • John Herrington

Conference Highlights

  • Social & Professional Networking
  • Mentoring
  • Research Presentations
  • Awards & Ceremonies
  • Nationally Recognized Speakers
  • Leadership, Skills & Professional Development
  • STEM Career & Education Expo
  • Cultural Activities
  • Meetings, Gatherings & Caucuses
  • Campus Tours
  • Resume Room
  • Powwow & Marketplace

To receive notification updates about the 2014 National Conference, sign-up for informational updates.

Call for Comment: Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-State Tribal Education Partnership Program

The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education proposes priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for the State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) program. The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2015 and later years. We propose this action to enable tribal educational agencies (TEAs) to administer formula grant programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), and to improve the partnership between TEAs and the State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) that educate students from the affected tribe.

Comments are due by December 1, 2014

Follow the link here for further information or contact Shahla Ortega, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., room 3E211, Washington, DC 20202-6450. Telephone: (202) 453-5602 or by email: shahla.ortega@ed.gov.

Center for Native American Youth: 2014 American Indian/Alaska Native Employee Association Scholarship

The American Indian/Alaska Native Employees Association (AIANEA) is offering two scholarships to AI/AN students pursuing a degree in the natural resources field. The scholarship amount varies between $150 and $500. Recipients will also receive a one-year AIANEA Student Membership.

Eligibility

• Applicant must be attending (or planning to attend) an accredited college or university
• Must be enrolled (or planning to be enrolled) in a course directly related to a natural resources field
• Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher

Application Materials

• Access the scholarship application form here.
• Enclose a copy of the most recent grade transcript or, if this is your first semester, include a letter from each instructor stating present grade average in the course.
• A photo and short biography, including your plans for the future.

Application Deadline: October 26, 2014

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

NAEP/NIES Database Training Seminar Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

In an effort to encourage research on American Indian and Alaska Native students, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education, will conduct a 3-day advanced studies seminar on the use of NCES databases for education research and policy analysis.

This seminar will focus primarily on the National Indian Education Study (NIES), a study conducted as a part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). NCES conducts the NIES study at the request of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. NIES was last conducted in 2011 with results released in July 2012.

Training will be held December 8-10, 2014. Application deadline is October 31, 2014. Apply for the seminar today!

NAEP is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education. The National Assessment Governing Board sets policy for NAEP.

Audience: This seminar is aimed at faculty and advanced graduate students from colleges, universities, and tribal colleges and universities. Education researchers and policy analysts with strong statistical skills from state, local, and tribal education agencies and professional associations are also welcome. This special seminar is only for those interested in the education of American Indian and Alaska Native students in the United States.
Location: Washington, DC
Applicants will be sent information about meeting and lodging arrangements.

http://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/?id=1262