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Mon, Mar. 9th, 2009, 12:12 pm
athomeaway: Deadline Approaching: Paid Native Internships in Museum Studies

FINAL REMINDER: The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers two nine-month internships to Native individuals who are recent college graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their collections management experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships include a $2200 monthly stipend, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2009.

Established in 1978, the IARC houses a collection of over 12,000 items of Native art of the
Southwest. The goal of IARC is to bridge the divide between art/creativity and research/scholarship by supporting initiatives and projects that illuminate the intersections of the social sciences, humanities, and arts.

Interns will devote their time to working on IARC programs, directed research and writing activities, and collections management and registration. In addition to daily duties specific requirements include presenting a research paper at the SAR Colloquium Series; attending a national conference; assisting in the coordination and facilitation of one IARC seminar or symposium; providing tours of the IARC collection; and working on outreach initiatives to Native communities.

Again, the deadline to apply is March 30, 2009. All application materials must be postmarked or time stamped by this date. There are no exceptions. The internship period is September 1, 2009-May 31, 2010. Visit our website to download the application: http://sarweb.org/iarc/branigar/branigar.htm

Please post or pass this on to anyone who may be interested.

Wed, Jan. 21st, 2009, 09:40 am
namericess: More bad news

Apparently, Rosebud may lose it's hospital. Yes, the hospital is part of the IHS.

Hopefully, the new presidential administration will begin taking health care issues of all Americans seriously. Moreover, it would be great for the new president to finally, finally consider Indian folks as Americans with serious issues that should not be brushed aside for the larger white, black, hispanic, and asian constituencies. Personally, I don't think any of the past presidents have ever taken the time to understand that their history is not necessarily our history, and that maybe we don't view the founding of America as romantic and idyllic.

Mon, Dec. 15th, 2008, 12:24 pm
athomeaway: Native and First Nations artist fellowships in Santa Fe, NM

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico is accepting applications from Native and First Nations artists for its upcoming fellowships in 2009 and 2010. This is a reminder that the deadline to apply is Thursday, January 15, 2009. Please forward to any artists, listservs, and individuals who may be interested.

The Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellowship (June 15-August 15, 2009), Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellowship (September 1-December 1, 2009), and the Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellowship for Native Women (March 1-May 31, 2010) support Native American and First Nations artists at the Indian Arts Research Center at the School of Advanced Research in any medium. Each artist-in-residence fellowship includes: a $3,000 per month stipend, housing, a studio, as well as travel and material allowances.

Applications for the 2009-2010 fellowships can be downloaded at http://www.sarweb.org/iarc/fellowships.htm. Questions may be directed to (505) 954-7205.

Fri, Nov. 21st, 2008, 10:20 am
athomeaway: Native Internships with Stipend at Indian Arts Research Center

The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers two nine-month internships to Native individuals who are recent college graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their collections management experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships include a $2200 monthly stipend, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR.

Established in 1978, the IARC houses a collection of over 12,000 items of Native art of the
Southwest. The goal of IARC is to bridge the divide between art/creativity and research/scholarship by supporting initiatives and projects that illuminate the intersections of the social sciences, humanities, and arts.

Interns will devote their time to working on IARC programs, directed research and writing activities, and collections management and registration. In addition to daily duties specific requirements include presenting a research paper at the SAR Colloquium Series; attending a national conference; assisting in the coordination and facilitation of one IARC seminar or symposium; providing tours of the IARC collection; and working on outreach initiatives to Native communities.

The deadline to apply is March 30, 2009. All application materials must be postmarked or time stamped by this date. There are no exceptions. The internship period is September 1, 2009–May 31, 2010. Please visit our website to download the application:

http://sarweb.org/iarc/branigar/branigar.htm

Fri, Oct. 17th, 2008, 10:18 pm
quamono: Colombia sigue. Solidaridad ahora!!! / Colombia continues. Solidarity Now!!!

Colombia sigue. Solidaridad ahora!!! / Colombia continues. Solidarity Now!!!

http://polinizaciones.blogspot.com/2008/10/el-cauca-y-colombia-sigue-que-se.html

La cosa se calentó: No solamente en el Cauca y Valle, también en Chocó, Caldas, Huila, La Guajira y amplias regiones rurales y urbanas del territorio nacional. Desde que la Minga comenzó esta semana en la Maria Piendamo - Cauca, el ESMAD y el ejercito ha atacado la movilización por las madrugadas usando armas de fuego en contra todos y todas, generando esto más de 5 asesinados y más de 40 heridos. El gobierno y los medios convencionales han bloqueado la pagina del Asociación de Cabildos Indígenas del Norte del Cauca, cortado la luz de la casa del Consejo Regional Indígena del Cauca y han difundido mentiras que la movilización esta infiltrada por las guerrilla, la realidad es otra los soldados del Estado colombiano se están infiltrando en la movilización a disparar armas de fuego tratando de legitimar sus actos ilegítimos y pintar la minga como terrorismo cuando el único terrorismo aquí, es del Estado. Uribe es la cara contemporánea del colonialismo una pesadilla de mas de 500 años.

Llamamos ampliamente a que hormigas, animales y plantas en todo el mundo se movilicen en favor de las comunidades indígenas y otros movimientos sociales, frente a las embajadas y consulado del Estado Colombiano. Que la resistencia se vea, se oiga, que se sienta sus vibraciones. Que se oiga el grito de Ya Basta!! No mas!!. Ni los pueblos indígenas y demás encasillados por Colombia ni los del mundo pueden aceptar esta represión!!

A las calles y a los campos a derrocar el Estado Paramilitar!!

- las abejas del territorio hoy conocido como Colombia

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Things have gotten hot: Not only in Cauca and Valle, though also in Chocó, Caldas, Huila, La Guajira and extensive urban and rural regions of the national territory. Since the Minga started this week in la Maria, Piendamo - Cauca, the ESMAD and the army have attacked the mobilization in the early mornings using firearms against all present resulting in the assasination of more then 5 people and wounding more then 40. The government and the mainstream media have blocked the website of the Association of Indigenous Cabildos of the North of Cauca, have shut the electricty off from the house of the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca and have spread lies that the mobilization is infiltrated by guerrillas when in reality the Colombian State´s soldiers have infiltrated the mobilization and using firearms trying to legitmize these illegitimit acts and costume the Minga as terrorism when the only terrorism present is State terrorism. Uribe is the current face of colonialism, of the over 500 years of this nightmare.

We are calling far and wide for ants, animals and plants all over the world mobilize against Colombian embassies and consulates in support of the indigenous communities and other popular social movements. Lets make this resistance be seen, that it be heard, that its vibrations be felt. That the cry of Enough be heard!! No more!!! Nor the indigenous peoples, nor the other Colombians nor the world can accept this repression!!

To the streets and to the countrysides to take down the Paramilitary State!!

- the bees from the territory today known as Colombia



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colectivo de diseño la colmena
http://www.beehivecollective.org
http://polinizaciones.blogspot.com
abejas@beehivecollective.org
polinizaciones@gmail.com

Wed, Jul. 23rd, 2008, 12:52 pm
namericess: Writers!!... and other interested parties.

Click on this link   http://www.redinkmagazine.com/submission.html

Don't worry, it's not spam or a javabot or .. whatever.

It's a link to Red Ink Magazine, and they are looking for submissions for their upcoming issue.

Fri, Jun. 6th, 2008, 03:16 pm
steelgrrrlmai: Longest Walk participants Harassed and assaulted by Columbus, OH cops.



X posted everywhere.

Spread this around, and also Contact the Chief of Police and Mayor and let them know that this behavior by their officers is reprehensible.

Sun, May. 4th, 2008, 02:30 am
quamono: Sixth Encuentro Tawaintisuyu Abya Yala Pacha Mapu Woumain - Venezuela

Fraternal Embraces Brothers and Sisters of our Mother Nature:

We send you the Announcement for the Sixth Encuentro Tawaintisuyu Abya Yala Pacha Mapu Woumain "AGAINST THE IMPERIALISMS, CONTINENETAL DECOLONIZATIONS" from June 18-14th, in the State of Zulia-Venezuela. on ESTOS 160000 500 MK 16PK 10mo PK 5to Sol.

This Sixth Continental Encuentro of Youth Original to Tawaintisuyu, will allows us to give continuity to the project of unification of criteria and strategies of resistance to power, constructing a Good Living, advancing towards the Dignified Living and concreting the dream of the memory of our ancestors of Living Fully, between the original peoples of Abya Yala Pacha Mapu (Mother Earth Tierra y Nature), coexisting dignified and wisely in the millenarian diversity, weaving networks of networks, sounding the song of voices, walking over bridges of rainbows, recuperating from the tentacles of the neoliberal global system, that only wants political and economic hegemonies to continue its invasions, genocide, the submission and the aculturalization. This space will enable the conditions for exchange and construction of our integration, that comes from our ancestors that have inhabited Abya Yala for thousands of years and today with the collaborating activities, the organizations of indigenous youth that interact in this territory look to strengthen the bond that the borders have deteriorated over time.

The indigenous youth form the four infinite sides of the sun, population of approximately 36 million inhabitants, we call to find each other and be able to articulate our proposals, establish common currents of action and from our own reality support in the general consolidation of the Generational movement of Tawaintisuyu Abya Yala Pacha Mapu Woumain in all the continents and the Mother Earth, announcing that:

“We arose from the immense vastness that founded this opportunity,
To be still is to be tomorrow,
Having the ability to move without eluding nothing,
Like the Quetzalcoalt”
AMARU KNKY


WE RETUENED AND WE ARE MILLIONS
THE QUAKE COMES FROM INSIDE, FOR THIS OUR N IS THE S


Welcome…!

!JALLALLA, JUYAYAY, MARICE EW, KAUSACHUM, AHO, OMETEOLT, WIPHA!
IN MEMORY AND HONOR OF OUR ANCESTERS

GENERAL COORIDNATION OF THE MOVEMENT TAWAINTISUYU ABYA YALA PACHA MAPU WOUMAIN

Contact Emails: sextoencuentrotawaintisuyu@gmail.com, sextoencuentrotawantinsuyu@yahoo.es, sextoenecuentrotawantinsuyu@hotmail.com

Mon, Mar. 3rd, 2008, 03:28 am
quamono: 4th Yanama Women who Weave Peace

Riohacha ,Guajira, Colombia, Sur America

March 2nd, 2008

Compañer@s
A Fraternal greeting from the Wayúu community of Bahía Portete.

Once again I come to tell you we are approaching the fourth anniversary of the massacre of our community. A genocide committed against our people where women and children were killed, this consisting in the largest affront against our culture in all of history, because it harmed the most sacred in our community: the women and children.

This brutal aggression forced all of our families into displacement leaving us no time to look for the disappeared and to mourn as our done in our tradition and custom. This is the reason, with overwhelming pain, but also, with the disposition to continue forward in our search for justice, for the recuperation of our ancestral territory and the defense of our culture.

The Wayúu community of Bahía Portete will host the

"FOURTH YANAMA, WOMEN WHO WEAVE PEACE", Dedicated to all the mothers, daughters, wives and sisters that continue resisting and struggling to keep alive hope, weaving peace day by day in Colombia

Because they snatched away life,

They stole their bodies,

But they can't erase them from our memory.

In Bahía Portete, Alta Guajira – Colombia, during the days of April 15th – 20th, 2008, you are especially invited to attend.

For the Wayúu community it is an honor to have you with us and we are counting on the presence of the national and the international delegates regarding this Commemoration so significant for us as an indigenous community.


DEBORA BARROS FINCE

Event Organizer

Email: wayuumunsurat@yahoo.com

Telephone: 3002773822-3102388988

Fri, Sep. 21st, 2007, 11:22 pm
thefroggirl: Serious stuff, we've tried to handle this nicely, but its time to bring it on...

For more info and to see tribal resolutions that have come in, please visit the NAGPRA coalition blog at http://nagpra-ucb-faq.blogspot.com. There is also a press release is posted at http://nagpra-ucb.blogspot.com, along with tribal resolutions and tools of protest.

**Note, I am not the author of this, but as a Native grad student and active community member at UCB, I have followed it closely and written letters to the Chancellor and even contacted the Vice Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion, to no avail. Its time to spread the word and show that this is not just wrong, it is a blatant violation of federal law. Thanks, and I hope the timing of this info being sent out will strengthen, and be strengthened by the situation of the 'Jena 6" -thefroggirl (Danika)

Dear Tribes and supporters:

He stiffed us.

UCB Chancellor Robert Birgeneau stiffed seven sovereign tribal governments and the growing membership of the Native American NAGPRA Coalition – completely, utterly, with absolute self-certainty. First he ignored our letter requesting a meeting; then he used the intervention of the Governor’s office to drag out a long negotiation so he could diminish our energy and divide and conquer the Native American community. On Thursday, Associate Vice Chancellor Cummins demanded a personal meeting with our representative only to tell him that the NAGPRA reorganization would proceed as planned, the Chancellor would not reopen the discriminatory review process and would have nothing to do with the Coalition. By his actions, Chancellor Birgeneau has endorsed Vice Chancellor Burnside’s “Absolute no” to Native American representation. He did this after receiving countless letters, emails, phone calls, and tribal resolutions condemning the exclusion of all Native Americans from a decision process that disbanded the one University group charged with protecting Native rights over the ancestral remains and sacred objects that belong to tribes!

We cannot let this pass. The issue is too important.

We are not just talking about human remains; we are talking about human rights and respect for the self determination of Native people. Robert J. Birgeneau is the Chancellor of a public university, an institution of government. Our government acknowledges, as a basic human right, every other group’s moral and spiritual claim to their ancestors’ remains. With the passage of NAGPRA, we hoped the government had finally acknowledged the full human rights of Native Americans. Apparently it hasn’t, not if Birgeneau’s decision stands. The University’s action represents the worst form of paternalism that says, “We know what’s best for Native American people; we’ll decide how their ancestors are treated. We’ll consult with them, but only after we’ve made all of the important decisions, which they are not competent to make themselves.” By ignoring seven sovereign tribal governments, Chancellor Birgeneau has ignored the full humanity of Native American people.

This is a call to action.

We ask all Native American tribes – and all people who support basic human dignity – to stand with us against a powerful government institution in the name of human rights. Here are some things you can do:

Demonstrate your commitment to Native American rights on October 5 at UC Berkeley. We are asking all people to come if they possibly can. We understand that many tribes and supporters are located far away and that it is both financially and personally difficult to make the trip. But please try. A press release with details will follow.
Volunteer to organize the demonstration, lobby legislators, send emails, make telephone calls, type email addresses, etc. You need not be in Berkeley to help. Most of what is necessary can be done from home.
Target the Regents with phone calls, emails and letters. The issue is now in the Regents’ hands. You can email them as a group at regentsoffice@ucop.edu , but snail mail will work better. Go to http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/contact.html for their individual addresses. You can also call the Regents at 510-987-9220 and the new acting UC system president, Wyatt Hume, at 510-987-9020.
Call your legislators and congressional representatives in your own districts and also Senators Barbara Boxer (415-403-0100) and Dianne Feinstein (415-393-0707). Feinstein is married to Richard Blum, the Chairman of the Regents. Also, contact State Senator Darrell Steinberg at 916-651-4006. Senator Steinberg authored the California NAGPRA legislation and cares deeply about Native Americans.
Resist “Divide and Conquer”: Now that the damage is done, Hearst Museum officials, at the behest of Vice Chancellor Beth Burnside, suddenly want to meet and “consult” with tribes about its new efforts at “outreach” to Native Americans. Outreach is fine, but at this point, it is being used as a diversion. Remember that administrators cynically excluded tribes from the review process that eliminated the NAGPRA unit because they knew Native Americans would object. They will not consult with you about reversing their decision, which they regard that as an established fact!

Native Americans can’t lose this one. Sovereign tribal rights must be respected when any institution makes a critical decision affecting ancestral remains, and this is especially true of UC Berkeley, which controls the second largest Native American collection in the Nation. If the Berkeley precedent stands, other Universities and Museums will follow suit. We have already received calls from Native Americans at institutions where officials are looking to UC Berkeley for guidance.

Human rights are at stake in this dispute. The Chancellor did more than just insult Native Americans; he refused to acknowledge the rights that the rest of humanity takes for granted.

Corbin Collins
510-652-1567

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