NY'EHE Summer Camp application is now live at WSU's Pullman campus!
Native Youth Exploring Higher Education (NY'EHE) is a free, fun-filled, 5-day camp for Native youth going into the 9th and 10th grades. They are planning lots of exciting workshops and activities this year including videogame making, art, robotics, and a whole lot more!
For more info and the application go to https://native.wsu.edu/nyehe/
Region 10 Tribal Environmental Leader’s Summit “Sovereignty: Air, Land & Water”
March 6-8, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton at Lloyd Center
The Region 10 Tribal Environmental Leader’s Summit is designed for Tribal Administrators, Council Members, or other Tribal Leaders AND their Environmental staff or technical environmental workers. Region 10 is home to 271 Federally Recognized Tribes in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. In previous years, we had separate tracks: one for Tribal Leaders, and another with Tribal Environmental Professionals. This year we will have the opportunity to come together in the mornings, side by side, as one large group to share and learn from each other on important aspects of managing the life-force of our communities and the physical environment. Then in the afternoons, there will be separate tracks for each Air, Land, and Water. At the same time as these tracks there will be separate Youth sessions. This year’s Summit is being organized by the Region 10 Tribal Operations Committee, with grant funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency Indian General Assistance Program.
Wed, March 6 from 8 am – 5 pm
Thur, March 7 from 8 am – 5 pm
Fri, March 8 from 8 am – Noon
In addition to the daily sessions Thursday we will host a cultural night! Details to be announced.
NAYA Culture Night - December 19 at 5:30 PM
For text updates and reminders, text: “culturenight” to : 555888
Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the Northwest
This June 13th and 14th, the Portland Public Schools Climate Justice Committee is sponsoring an exciting two-day gathering,"Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the Northwest."The first day will center on presentations from Indigenous elders and experts knowledgeable about the impact of climate change on First Nations cultures in Oregon and Washington. James Holt (Nez Perce), executive director of the Confluence Environmental Center, and who has worked on climate resilience issues with the Nez Perce, is coordinating speakers for the day. The second day will focus on curriculum development, drawing on the previous day's presentations and conversations to begin to turn this knowledge into K–12 lessons.
Too often, when we talk about the impact of climate change on "frontline peoples" we limit our conversations to Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arctic, Pacific Islands, the Middle East. No doubt, all areas being hit first and hardest by climate change. But we also need to think about the frontlines closer to home.
We will have space for about 20-25 PPS participants. Teachers will be paid their hourly rate, as we have done in past workshops.
Please indicate your interest by signing up here.
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Opportunities
Internships & Fellowships
HUMAN RESOURCES SITES:
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Nez Perce Tribe
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
American Fisheries Society Job Board
CRITFC & MEMBER TRIBES JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS:
CRITFC- Fisheries Geneticist
CLOSES: March 30, 2018
*NEW* CRITFC- Lamprey Collection Technician
CLOSES: April 19, 2018
*NEW* Yakama Nation- Fish Culturist I- Sturgeon Project
CLOSES: March 13, 2018
*NEW* Yakama Nation- Fish Culturist II- Sturgeon Project
CLOSES: March 13, 2018
Yakama Nation- Fisheries Statistician- Nelson Springs
CLOSES: March 14, 2018
ITEP Online Trainings
EPA Course: Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources
2017-2018 Professional Certificate in Tribal Relations - Portland State University
PSU - Environmental Professional Program
For additional Scholarships, Internships, Fellowships, Youth Opportunities, Job Opportunities, Professional Development, and Resources check CRITFC's website
American Indian Science and Engineering Society Region 1 Conference - April 7th – 8th
AISES Region 1 consists of Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and 3 NW Provinces of Canada (British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan). The conference will provide leadership and professional training activities to its attendees. The goal is to empower them with the tools, resources, motivation, and encouragement as they prepare to take on future leadership and professional roles in their respective lives. The AISES conference also provides training to aspiring leaders in the Native American communities as they prepare to take on future leadership roles.
The AISES Region 1 Conference scheduled for Saturday/Sunday, April 7th – 8thhosted by both the PSU Student and LC/WR Professional Chapters at Portland State University. We will have 3 tracks; High School, College and Professional. We would like to invite the Title VI Indian Education and NAYA High School Students to this Conference (see attachment).
Register HERE: http://bit.ly/AISES18R1“Awareness, Retention, Access, Success, Leadership and Change” AISES supports its Pre-College, College and Professional Programs in a multitude of programs and events that empowers the Native Community to realize its fullest potential.
Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress Application
Join students from across the country to discuss community adaptation and related environmental issues impacting Native peoples. The mission of the Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress is to develop future conservation leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to address environmental change and conservation challenges to better serve their schools and home communities.
STUDENT APPLICANTS: BEFORE CONTINUING, PLEASE READ THE BELOW LINK FOR DIRECTIONS AND A PREVIEW OF THE APPLICATION QUESTIONS: https://goo.gl/83AkJQ
MENTORS: PLEASE HAVE FULL LIST OF APPLYING STUDENTS PRIOR TO FILLING OUT THE APPLICATION.
Only teams composed of a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5 students will be accepted from a single community. All students will fill an application out individually.
APPLY ONLINE HERE. Application is due April 6, 2018.
HAVE A QUESTION? Please check out our Frequently Asked Question sheet at the link below:
Or you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org /(505) 299-5404.
Expanding NASA Opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native Learners
Whether you are a classroom teacher or work with after-school and out-of-school programs, the Expanding NASA Opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native Learners Summit will help you create and implement new hands-on learning opportunities for students underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The summit will be held in Ellensburg, WA from June 25 – 29, 2018. Lodging and meals will be provided for all participants at no cost. Travel assistance is also available.
NESSP STEM Educator Summits apply a co-creation model wherein participants first understand education gaps, then develop methods for creating culturally relevant STEM activities infused with NASA science, to engage and successfully prepare underrepresented students through academic excellence for high wage and high demand careers. Summits will also include training for educators to offer week-long, NESSP-funded summer camps in their community.
Preference will be given to educators who commit to facilitating a summer camp in their community, and educators that can demonstrate the ability to recruit a high number of underserved students (i.e. students underrepresented in STEM and students receiving free or reduced-fee lunches) to participate in a summer camp.
Camp facilitators will be provided with camp curriculum, required materials, and access to a network of subject matter experts. Lead camp facilitators will receive a $1,500 stipend to compensate them for their efforts. Camp para-educators will receive a $1,000 stipend. Camp facilitators will commit to securing the location for the summer camp, recruiting students, facilitating the summer camp, and returning all loaned materials and required reporting.
Topics will include training for facilitating student learning activities involving LEGO® Mindstorm Robotics and Rocketry, examples of making cultural connections to the material, and an overview of related NASA Missions. Click on the June Summit Application [https://wasp.ess.washington.edu/application_tool/NESSP_Summit_June/ (English) or https://wasp.ess.washington.edu/application_tool/NESSP_Summit_June/?appID=&lang=es-MX (Spanish)] to attend.
Preference will be given to those that complete their application by March 31, 2018.
Once you have applied to participate in the Summit, you can register the summer camp you would like to offer in your community at: https://goo.gl/forms/yk2HAEGFwXVcNmfA3
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)Transmission Services Intern & Fish & Wildlife Program InternIn partnership with the Bonneville Power Administration, AISES is thrilled to announce multiple internship opportunities for summer of 2018.Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), part of the U.S. Department of Energy, is a federal nonprofit agency based in the Pacific Northwest. As part of its responsibilities, BPA promotes energy efficiency, renewable resources, and new technologies. The agency also funds regional efforts to protect and rebuild fish and wildlife populations affected by hydropower development in the Columbia River Basin.The Bonneville Power Administration offers unique opportunities for students to begin exploring careers in energy and fish and wildlife environment. An AISES internship enables students to put their education and knowledge to action on BPA projects, as well as prepare students for future employment. To learn more about the Bonneville Power Administration, visit bpa.gov.Internships availableTransmission Service Interns – 1-2 positions availablePositions are available in one of the following organizations: Planning and Assessment Management, Systems Operation and Engineering and Technical – depending on the students’ engineering major of study and interest. The internship will be in Vancouver, WA (just outside of Portland, OR). Interns will assist senior engineers working on drawings, performing planning functions, design, testing equipment, participating in field visits, and other activities. The ideal candidate will have a background in electrical, civil, or mechanical engineering.Fish and Wildlife Program InternThe first and last week of this internship are spent at the BPA Headquarters in Portland, OR where the intern is exposed to work completed by the BPA Fish and Wildlife Program – a nearly $300 million annual program that implements fish and wildlife related projects in the region. Much of the internship is at the Cle Elum Supplementation and Research Facility (fish hatchery) located in Cle Elum, WA that is managed by the Yakama Nation. The intern will perform a suite of fish culturalist and technician tasks with the Yakama Nation hatchery team, as well as partnering state agencies. The intern will learn the importance of supplementation and management actions within the Yakima Basin. Work performed at the Cle Elum Supplementation and Research Facility is integral to the return of salmon to Columbia River tributaries. This internship provides many opportunities to gain hands-on experience with projects, field work, professional development network.Internship detailsThe positions are paid weekly stipend that includes dormitory lodging, weekly transportation allowance, and round-trip airfare or mileage to the internship site. Candidates must complete 10 weeks of full-time work in their assigned office. Interns should not undertake this commitment if it creates undue hardship or if personal or financial obligations prevent them from participating for the full consecutive 10 weeks.Applications are due December 15, 2017.For more details about the internship, eligibility, the application process, and timeline visit http://www.aises.org/scholoarships/bonneville-power-administration-bpa-internships