Mathers Museum Images of Native Americans Exhibit
From now until December 20, 2009
In celebration of Native American history month, the Mathers Museum presents The Wanamaker Collection: one of the largest and most important collections of images of Native Americans, and features an overview of the collection?s history and its holdings. It features photographs by Joseph K. Dixon made between 1908 and 1923, and captures the diversity of Native American cultures. The exhibit is open Tuesday-Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4:30 pm. Admission is free. The Mathers Museum of World Cultures is located at 416 N. Indiana Avenue.
SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESEARCH OR EMPLOYMENT
Paid Summer 2010 Undergrad Research Placements with the National Science Foundation.
Over 400 programs -Undergraduate REU and Other Summer Research Opportunities: See http://www.PathwaysToScience.org/SummerResearch.asp. For Grad School and opportunities for over 150 colleges and universities see http://www.PathwaysToScience.org/Grad.asp.
SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship
The Native American Scholarship Fund is an endowment established to foster a sense of shared purpose and positive interaction between archaeologists and Native Americans. The scholarship is open to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas. Deadline: December 15, 2009. Visit http://www.saa.org for more information.
The Fletcher Fellowship
Fellowships are awarded to scholars, writers, and artists whose work contributes to improving race relations in American society and furthers the broad social goals of the U.S. Supreme Court?s Brown vs. Board of Education Decision of 1954. Applications must be postmarked by December 7, 2009. Visit http://www.fletcherphilanthropy.org.
LEADERSHIP, VOLUNTEER, COURSES, CONFERENCES, OR OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Call for papers. Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World through Stories.
Responding to calls for tribally-centered critical approaches in American Indian Studies/Native Studies, this critical anthology focuses on Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe/Chippewa) Studies and the ways in which stories might serve as a center for the field. We invite engagement with and employment of the term ?story? in its multifaceted meanings. Abstracts must be between 500-750 words and be e-mailed by December 15, 2009. Please include a one-page curriculum vitae/bio. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions may be emailed to the editors at email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhD Minor in Native and Indigenous Studies for Graduate Students.
Students who pursue the PhD minor in Native American & Indigenous Studies will focus their interdisciplinary study on the histories, cultures, and literatures of Native American and Indigenous peoples, chiefly in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, but also, where appropriate, in the broader Americas. This is one of a very few programs in the United States that focus explicitly on Native American and Indigenous Studies at the graduate level, and that place the study of American Indians within the context of a broader, more sweeping and international inquiry into the nature of political power, colonial settlement, and global contact. See http://www.indiana.edu/~amst/graduates/native.shtml for more information.
Spring 2010 American Indian Courses available for Undergraduates.
The College of Arts and Sciences American Studies Program offers courses for Spring 2010 which focus on American Indians. Courses range from ?Indigenous Women in Hemispheric Perspective? to ?Analyzing Artifacts from Native American Sites on the Plains.? Meet with your advisor or visit http://www.indiana.edu/~amst/index.shtml for more information, and a list of Spring 2010 courses.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES OR RESOURCES
Visit the IU Art Museum. The IU Art Museum has internationally acclaimed collections, ranging from Native American jewelry and African masks, to paintings by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, include over 30,000 objects representing nearly every art-producing culture throughout history. The museum is located at 1133 E. 7th Street, and admission to the museum is free. Visit http://www.iub.edu/~iuam/iuam_home.php for a list of exhibits and more information.
Check out the Archives of Traditional Music. The Archives of Traditional Music fosters the educational and cultural role of Indiana University through the preservation and dissemination of the world’s music and oral traditions. It is the largest university-based ethnographic sound archives in the United States. It holds and extensive collection of Native American music and spoken word, and houses the George Herzog Collection of Native American music, field notes, and music transcriptions. The Archives of Traditional Music is located in the east end of Morrison Hall, and open Monday-Friday 10-12 and 1-5pm. Visit http://www.indiana.edu/~libarchm/ for more information.
First Nations Educational and Cultural Center (FNECC)
Weatherly Hall 203
400 N. Sunrise Drive
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812- 855-4814
Unit of the Office for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs