Saturday, May 30, 2009

Urban Indian Health Programs Grant Announced

Urban Indian Health Programs Grant

Eligible Applicants

Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Urban Indian organizations, as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(h), limited to urban Indian organizations which meet the following criteria: " Received State certification to conduct HIV rapid testing (where needed); " Health professionals and staff have been trained in the HIV/AIDS screening tools, education, prevention, counseling, and other interventions for AI/ANs; " Developed programs to address community and group support to sustain risk- reduction skills; " Implemented HIV/AIDS quality assurance and improvement programs; and " Must provide proof of non-profit status with the application.

Agency Name

Indian Health Service


The Indian Health Service (IHS), Office of Urban Indian Health Programs (OUIHP) announces an open competition for the 4-in-1 Title V grants responding to an Office of HIV/AIDS Policy (OHAP), Minority AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) Initiative (MAI). This program is authorized under the authority of the Snyder Act, Public Law 67-85 and 25 U.S.C. 1652, 1653 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 94-437, as amended. This program is described at 93.193 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). This open competition seeks to expand OUIHP's existing Title V grants to increase the number of American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) with awareness of his/her HIV status. This will provide routine and/or rapid HIV screening, prevention, pre- and post- test counseling (when appropriate). Enhancement of urban Indian health program HIV/AIDS activities is necessary to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS in the urban Indian health communities by increasing access to HIV related services, reducing stigma, and making testing routine.

Apply for the grant here.

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New Geographies Of Indigenous-Academic Collaboration: Call for Papers


New Geographies of Indigenous-Academic Collaboration

Call for Papers

Special Issue of the Journal of Cultural Geography

Guest editors: Jay T Johnson (U. Kansas) and Soren Larsen (U. Missouri)

The emergence of Indigenous/More-than-White Geographies over the past twenty years was part of a broader effort to critique and re-envision the taken-for-granted concepts, practices, and voices in formal academic research, teaching, and outreach. Behind this intellectual and institutional development, however, are the real stories of academics--some Native, others not--who have worked collaboratively with Indigenous communities and in so doing have had their own (Western, academic, personal) geographical understandings questioned, challenged, and finally expanded and reformulated into “deeper” senses of place. So while the phrase “More-than-White” has been used recently to refer to the expansion of disciplinary focus beyond the traditional Anglo-centric view, it also could refer to the fact that as human beings our possibilities sometimes exceed social categories, and that this sort of transformation and transcendence may be central to successful and productive Indigenous-Academic collaborations. The purpose of this special issue is to invite professional geographers who have had these experiences to share their stories and understandings of place with the academic community as a way of reconstituting what “collaboration” with Indigenous peoples means in ethical, political, intellectual, and practical terms. In sharing these stories and gleaning their insights, the issue aims to contribute to the productive development of Indigenous/More-than-White Geographies in the twenty-first century.

The special issue is slated for publication in the Journal of Cultural Geography. The guest editors envision an issue in which contributors will have intellectual and stylistic freedom to explore and share their stories and discoveries—so in addition to conventional papers, we hope to receive essays, memoirs, landscape stories, and pieces written collaboratively with Indigenous peoples. The special editors will work with contributors to summarize and synthesize their insights in an editorial Introduction to the articles. Contributors will be invited to meet the guest editors and fellow participants to present preliminary versions of their papers in a special session of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in April 2010.

Abstract/description due: 31 July 2009

First-draft due date: 1 March 2010

Special AAG session: April 2010

Final-draft submitted for review process: 1 June 2010

Anticipated publication date: February, 2012

Please send an abstract or description (250 words maximum) of your proposed contribution to the guest editors by 31 July 2009 for consideration in the special issue. Should you have any questions about the issue, do not hesitate to contact Jay T Johnson ( or Soren Larsen (

Jay T Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Geography, Courtesy Assistant Professor of Global Indigenous Nations Studies
Chair, Indigenous Peoples' Knowledges and Rights Commission of the International Geographical Union
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Boulevard
402 Lindley Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045 USA
+1.785.864.5547 office
+1.785.864.5378 fax

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Mineral Resources and Aboriginal Lands First Nation Conference

2009 First Nations Conference
Mineral Resources and Aboriginal Lands
June 14-15, 2009


Canada's natural resources are an opportunity for First Nations and the mining industry to develop a strong economic and social advantage. This conference provides a unique meeting place to explore public policy challenges and build relationships among First Nations people, industry and government.

Registration Fee: $300 (incl GST)

Co-sponsored by FNTI, Queen's School of Policy Studies, and Kinross Professorship in Mining and Sustainability.

Media sponsor: Canadian Government Executive.

University Club, 168 Stuart Street, Kingston, ON

2:00 pm

Opening Ceremony and Welcome
2:30 pm

Keynote Address

A New Vision: Social and Economic Benefits through Mineral Resource Development

Chief Shawn Atleo, Regional Chief, Assembly of First Nations and Chancellor of Vancouver Island University

3:30 pm BREAK
4:00 pm Panel 1 - Canada's Mineral Resources and Aboriginal
Economic Development
Theresa Hall Chief, Attawapiskat First Nation
Steve Lucas Assistant Deputy Minister, Minerals and Metals Sector, Natural Resources Canada
Lori Sterling Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs (invited)


Room 202, Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street

8:35 am Conference Keynote
Kevin Costante Deputy Minister, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

9:30 am

Panel 2 - Ontario Mining Act Amendments: A new deal for First Nations?
Jason Wilson Program Director, Community and Resource Development, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
Robert Merwin Director, Mining Act Modernization Secretariat, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

10:30 am BREAK
11:00 am Dialogue - Participant Input on Mining Act Amendments
and Regulations

12:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 pm Panel 3 - Case Studies and Best Practices
Manny Jules former Chief, Kamloops Indian Band
Andy Baribeau Community Affairs Manager, Opinaca Mines, Goldcorp Inc.
Patrick O'Neill Director, Mineral Resources, Natural Resources and Environment Branch, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Victoria Remenda Professor, Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Queen's University

2:00 pm BREAK
2:30 pm Dialogue - The Way Forward Action Planning
3:30 pm Closing Remarks
3:40 pm Closing Ceremony

To register or find out more about the conference, visit here.

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First Nations and Local Governments: Creating Mutual Benefits through Service Delivery

First Nations and Local Governments: Creating Mutual Benefits through Service Delivery

October 6th & 7th, 2009
UBC Robson Square
Vancouver, BC


Join us to learn how First Nations and local governments can realize significant mutual benefits in working together to deliver services.

This practical two-day course explores the core issues in efficient and cost-effective service delivery, including in-depth information on:

  1. The different models of service delivery – What works best in what context? What are the advantages and drawbacks of the key models such as P3s and Joint Use Agreements?
  2. The best ways to pay for service delivery – What is available in terms of taxation, private, federal and municipal funds? What is the best way to pool funds? What are the proposed federal changes to the Financial Administration Act? What will their impact be and what should be done in anticipation of the proposed changes?
  3. How to keep service delivery projects moving forward when faced with accountability and other common obstacles known for stalling projects

Our expert faculty will share lessons from decades of first-hand experience through successful, challenging and innovative examples in service delivery from both urban and rural contexts.

You will then have the opportunity to bring your specific questions to the table at the Faculty Roundtable where we will explore how opportunities in your community can be turned into tangible benefits.

Find out more on the Pacific Business and Law Institute website.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Healing Foundation Workshops for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders


The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation Development Team is working with the Government between May and December 2009 to consult with key organisations and individuals as well as conduct community workshops across Australia to listen to community ideas for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation Development Team invite you to attend community workshops to hear from community organisations about what is required to support the process of healing.

The Development Team Terms of Reference and Membership are available on the Development Team’s website as is a draft schedule of workshop dates and a Discussion Paper prepared by the Development Team. The Discussion Paper articulates some of the issues and questions around the establishment of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation.

If you are unable to attend the workshops you have the option of submitting your comments on the establishment of a Healing Foundation via the Development Team’s website.

Please contact Brenda Campe from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation Development Team Secretariat on 02 6121 4263 or by email to confirm your attendance or if you have any questions.

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American Indian/Alaska Native HIV/AIDS Conference: San Antonio, Texas

Valley AIDS Council and the Texas Oklahoma AETC Present: American Indian / Alaska Native HIV/AIDS Conference San Antonio, Texas June 4 – 5, 2009

Dear Colleague; Thank you for your interest in the upcoming conference. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Place Hotel, 601 South St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Please review the sections below for information regarding the upcoming conference. If this email does not answer your questions; please feel free to contact me. Registration for this conference includes conference activities and, a conference shirt.

Theme: “Many Hands, Many Minds, One Goal”

Who Should Attend? Physicians, Health Care Providers, Nurses, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Case Managers, Educators, Mental Health Care Providers, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Outreach Workers, Substance Abuse Counselors, Probation Officers and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors who are American Indian / Alaska Natives or who work with the AI /AN populations.

Purpose: To enable physicians and other healthcare providers to provide state-of-the-art care to HIV infected patients throughout their life span.

Services Track: Dialogue with leaders and peers in the trends associated with the care and management of HIV infected AI / AN persons. This opportunity will allow you to consider additional ways to meet the needs of your clients and develop key networking needed in today’s world.

Clinical Track: Cultural issues prevalent in the treatment of HIV/AIDS among the AI / AN population: Treatment, adherence, co infection rate and management of the mobile HIV positive client.

Agenda: June 4, 2009: 1 PM- 5 PM Clinical Track (Medical Personnel) June 5, 2009 8 AM – 1 PM Services Track (Non Medical Personnel) Cost and Payment Information: Cost of the conference $10.00 USD Enrollment is confirmed with payment upon receipt of the registration fee. We are unable to process any registration without payment.

Payment may be made online at or by check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. US organizations may register using a Purchase Order. (US only) Seating is limited, please act today.

Official Language: English

Continuing Education Units: CEU’s and Fees to be determined.

SPONSORSHIPS: At this time, there may be scholarships available. Should any funds become limited, this offer will be canceled. An application is located on the last page of this document. It is also available at or by request by calling 1-800-840-3629 (Please ask for Becky).

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May 20-26, 2009: Five Key Indigenous Peoples Issues

Five Key Indigenous Peoples Issues for the Week of May 20 - 26, 2009

Bangladesh: Chittagong Hill Tracts: Appeal To Bangladeshi Prime Minister

Appeal for implementation of CHT Accord by adopting a clear roadmap with timeframe.

Below is a memorandum issued by the Association for Land Reform and Development (ALRD) and Kapaeeng Foundation at the National Press Club:

Honorable Prime Minister,

Greetings! We, on behalf of citizens of the country, congratulate you for winning of Grand Alliance led by Awami League with broad majority in the general election held on 29 December 2008. Civil society hope that the country will transform into a land of real democracy with rule of law, having food security, rapid development and peaceful existence. It is very hopeful that Awami League made clear commitment in its election manifesto ‘A Charter for Change’ section 18.2 that “The 1997 Chittagong Hill Tract Peace Accord will be fully implemented. More efforts will be directed toward the development of underdeveloped areas, and special programmes on priority basis will be taken to secure rights of the ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples and other communities, and to preserve their language, literature, culture, and unique lifestyles.”

We hope you are aware that in order to strengthening the cooperation of the citizens of the country in implementing the CHT Peace Accord, Association for Land Reform and Development (ALRD) and Kapaeeng Foundation jointly organised a seminar on 'Government's commitment to implement the CHT Accord and Active Popular Support' at the National Press Club in Dhaka on 31 March 2009. This seminar were attended by eminent citizens of the country including the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of CHT Affairs Mr. Promod Mankin MP and Chairman of the Task Force on Rehabilitation of Returnee Jumma Refugees and Internally Jumma Displaced People Mr. Jatindra Lal Tripura MP. The citizens participated in this seminar urged the present government to implement the CHT Peace Accord by framing a clear roadmap. Read the rest of the appeal here....

Philippine: Four Tribes Get Titles Over Ancestral Lands

Mark May 27 a “big day” for the country’s more than eight million indigenous peoples.

The day, in fact, deserves a thanksgiving ritual because four of the 29 Certificates of Ancestral Domain Title (CADTs) would be registered with the Registry of Deeds (ROD) by that time, Rolando Rivera, commissioner for Luzon of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, said on Sunday.

“This is a milestone in the campaign to secure the tenure of ethnic tribes over their lands,” said Rivera, son of the late Abelling chieftain, Rodolfo Kulandit Rivera.

The registration perfected the ownership of 5,717 Aeta, Abelling and Dumagat tribe members in Pampanga, Tarlac, Bataan and Aurora over 25,764 hectares of lands and waters.

Rivera said the first four ROD-registered CADT would be awarded on Wednesday. He said President Macapagal-Arroyo would lead the awarding rites for at least two tribes. Read more about Philippine indigenous land title here....

Australia: World Heritage Listing Plan Fires Anger On Cape York

A MOVE to begin World Heritage listing for Queensland's Cape York Peninsula has opened a deep rift between traditional owners and the Rudd Government, jeopardising Kevin Rudd's promise to tackle Aboriginal disadvantage.

Cape York leader Noel Pearson declared yesterday he could no longer trust the Rudd Government to properly consult and gain consent from traditional owners after state and territory environment ministers dismissed his objections and moved ahead with the first steps towards World Heritage listing for Cape York.

Mr Pearson is locked in a bitter dispute with the Queensland Government over plans to ban development of the cape's "wild rivers", which he argues will destroy opportunities for Aborigines to create economic development in the communities. He sees the Rudd Government's silence over the issue and its failure to stop the move towards World Heritage listing as a breach of faith.

Environment Minister Peter Garrett last night said he would not intervene in the dispute.

"The commonwealth Environment Minister does not have a role in the wild rivers matter, those are issues for the Queensland Government, Mr Pearson and others to discuss," Mr Garrett said.

"I am committed to a full and thorough consultation as part of today's decision about tentative listing. This will be an exhaustive process which we extend over the coming years." Read more about the World Heritage listing here....

Peru: Indigenous Mobilizations In Peru

While one legislative decree has been repealed by the Constitution Commission in Peru's Congress, indigenous groups continue their protests demanding that the other nine decrees also be repealed. AIDESEP leader, Alberto Pizango, who was recently charged with sedition and disturbing the peace, approves of the small step forward.

Amazon Watch has published an issue brief explaining the context and background on the situation in Peru. The brief explains President Garcia's attitude toward indigenous land and how indigenous leaders have been pursuing adequate recognition of their land rights for years. The indigenous groups have also been pushing for Peru to comply with the standards set out in the International Labor Organization 169 treaty. Read more on the protests in Peru here....

International: United Nations Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues 2009

The Eighth Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is currently taking place in New York, NY. Information on the Forum can be found at the UN site. Documents associated with the Forum can be found on the doCip site. Other documents delivered at the forum can be found on the Indigenous Peoples Issues & Resources site.

Last weeks Five Key Indigenous People's Issues can be found here.

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Beyond Black And White: New England Identities Conference

New England Identities
Black New England Conference
June 11 - 13, 2009
Featuring Keynote Speaker, Lorene Cary

2009 Black New England Conference

New England: Beyond Black & White

Moving beyond rigid racial identities, this year's conference will explore the contemporary as well as historic interactions between Black and Indigenous communities, the presence of "passing" mixed race individuals, and the more recent immigrant experience, within a New England context. These complex interactions, connections, conflicts, experiences, and resistant efforts of Black, white, Indigenous, and multi-racial citizens will be explored through scholarly research, presentations on books, shared personal stories, and imagery.

The Black New England Conference is a 2-day conference that gathers scholars, teachers, researchers, community members and members of local organizations to share their work and insights on the Black experience past and present in New England. It is both an academic conference and a celebration of Black life and history in New England.

Thursday, June 11: Portland, Maine Black Heritage Tour
10:30 - 5:00 pm Description to Follow

Thursday, June 11: MUB Theatre 1
7:00 - 9:00 pm Movie & Discussion
The Human Stain (2003)
The Human Stain is the story of Coleman Silk (Anthony Hopkins), an eminent Jewish professor whose supposed history belies a far more complex past.

Friday, June 12: UNH Holloway Commons
8:00 - 9:00 am


9:00 - 10:30 am

Session #1: Re-visioning Color: Race in the Arts

  • Siobhan Senier, Woman of the Red Atlantic: Nancy Elizabeth Prophet's Shifting Racial Identities
  • Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Nomads in Plain Sight: Creole as a Concept or Post Identity Crisis Syndrome
  • Delia Konzett, Interracial New England in Cinema

10:45 - 12:15 pm

Session #2: The Power to Name: New England in Red & Black

  • Julianne Jennings, Mixed-Blood Indians of Southern New England
  • M. Parm Schrems, A "Very bad outcry": The Mashpee-Wampanoag Proprietors' Struggle against the Theft of Political Autonomy, 1788-1789
  • Lukens & Yellow Robe, Rez Politics: Re-examining the realities of blood quantum and intertribal relationships.

1:00 - 1:30 pm

Lunch Performance

  • Mwalim (Morgan James Peters), You're An Indian?

1:45 - 3:15 pm

Session #3: Contending with Tradition: Black Bostonians and the Negotiation of Identities

  • Ousmane Power-Greene, "We Are Not Your Enemies": Black Americans and the New England Colonization Movement in 1818-1860
  • Deidre Hill-Butler, Womanist identities in Newton, Massachusetts, 1904-1920
  • Daniel McClure, Elma Lewis, Cultural Brokerage and Black Community Formation in Boston, 1939-1969

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Session #4: Writing Race

  • Carol Conaway, "The Question of Racially-Integrated Education: The Antebellum Thought of Mary Ann Shadd Cary and Frederick Douglass."
  • Lena Ampadu, Crossing Racial Lines to Advance a Race: The Rhetoric and Politics of Pauline Hopkins
  • Pearlie Peters, Dorothy West's Classic Recordings of New England Life
  • Margaret Schramm, Racism in Dorothy West's Mother-Daughter Relationships

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Break for Dinner

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Keynote Address & Opening Reception (MUB Theatre 1)

  • Lorene Cary

Saturday, June 13: UNH Holloway Commons
8:00 - 9:00 am


9:00 - 10:30 am

Session #5: Breaking Boundaries

  • Chris Cameron, Creating Communities: African American Religion and Politics in Colonial Massachusetts
  • Eric Aldrich, "An Impertinent and Unchristian Spirit"
  • Amber Moulton-Wiseman, Charles Lenox Remond and the Repeal of Massachusetts' Interracial Marriage Ban
  • Zebulon Miletsky, Race on Trial: Passing and the Van Houten Case in Boston

10:45 - 12:15 pm

Session #6: Tracing the Color Line

  • David Watters, Passing in Black and White: Danzy Senna's Caucasia and New Hampshire's "Negrobilia"
  • Aminah Pilgrim, The Changing Same: Competing Notions of Blackness Among Traditionally Defined African-Americans and Immigrants of the African Diaspora in the U.S.
  • Valerie Cunningham & Linda Freeman, Colors and Colorism

1:00 - 1:30 pm

Lunch Performance

  • Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti, Sarah Harris

1:45 - 3:15 pm

Session #7: Separate & Unequal: Creating Black Spaces

  • Elise Lemire, Walden Pond and Post-Slavery Segregation in New England
  • Kent A. McConnell, "Fly to arms and smite to death...the hopeless grave": The Contested Meaning of Black Soldiering in New England, 1861-1897
  • Rachel Jones Williams, "Thou Hast a Right to Noble Pride": An African American Woman Entrepreneur and Activist Transcends Race and Class in New England

Closing Reception & Rock Rest Exhibit Preview


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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Society For The Study Of Indigenous Languages In The Americas: Summer Program

SSILA Summer Meeting
Berkeley, California, July 17-19, 2009

The SSILA Summer Meeting will be held at the University of California, Berkeley from July 17 through July 19, 2009 during the LSA Summer Institute ( The registration fee will be $35, discounted to $15 for students enrolled in the Summer Institute.

Here is the program.

SSILA has made arrangements for conference rates at the Hotel Durant for the nights of 7/16, 7/17, 7/18, and 7/19. The rate is $145 per night. Parking costs $16 per night per vehicle. Bookings should be made prior to June 16, 2009. Indicate that you are affiliated with SSILA.

Hotel Durant
2600 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510-845-8981

Friday, July 17
9:00-11:00Phonology & Phonetics
9:00Gabriele MüllerIntonation in Beaver (Athabaskan)
9:30Patricia A. ShawDefault-to-Opposite Stress: Quantity Sensitivities in a Default-to-Right System
10:00Erin HaynesPhonetic and Phonological Features of L2 Northern Paiute
10:30Maria Burgess, Richard Wright and Guadalupe LopezAn Acoustic Description of Santiago Tamazola Lowlands Mixtec
11:15-12:45Semantics in South American Languages
11:15Marine VuillermetMulti-layered Imperfective Marking in Ese Ejja: From Aktionsart to Periphrasis
11:45Françoise RoseTemporal reference in Mojeño Trinitario demonstratives
12:15Wilson SilvaEvidentiality and Clause Modality in Desano
2:30-4:00Mayan Syntax
2:30Stavros SkopeteasMorphological demarcation of prosodic domains in Yucatec Maya
3:00Marc PeakeUntangling argument marking in Tojol Ab’al Mayan complex sentences
3:30Eladio (B’alam) Mateo ToledoFiniteness in Q’anjob’l (Maya): The Case of Nonverbal Predicates
4:15-5:45Meso-American Discourse
4:15Elisabeth VerhoevenAnimacy hierarchy and passive voice in Yucatec Maya
4:45Penelope Brown, Olivier Le Guen and Mark SicoliDialogic repetition in Tzeltal, Yucatec, and Zapotec conversation
5:15Telma CanThe particle wi in K’ichee’: A focus marker
Saturday, July 18
9:00Norval SmithThe geography of Yokuts dialects: The northern San Joaquin Valley regrouped
9:30Hannah J. HaynieA Computational Assessment of Deep Relationships Among California Languages
10:00Luis OquendoLa sintaxis dialectal en yukpa
10:45-12:15Historical Linguistics
10:45Sean O’NeillAthabaskan Language Ecology: On the Comparative Impact of Geography, Contact, and Ideology
11:15Karen Sue RolphSome evidence of instability in traditional indigenous toponyms in the Peruvian Andes
11:45Simeon FloydStages in the development of Cha’palaa numerals
2:00Connie DickinsonReference Tracking and Evidential/Mirative Constructions in Tsafiki
2:30Stavros Skopeteas and Elisabeth VerhoevenSyntax and Discourse: Field experiments in Yucatec Maya
3:00Andrej Kibrik and Olga MarkusLocal discourse structure in Upper Kuskokwim Athabaskan
3:45Amy DahlstromArgument structure of Meskwaki ‘AI+O verbs
4:15Jack MartinFrom switch reference to case marking in Muskogean
5:00Siri Tuttle and James KariU'eł Tay'tesdedzi: The Morphological Clamp
5:30Richard RhodesConstruction morphology meets the Ojibwe verb

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Monday, May 25, 2009

National Indian Education Association 40th Annual Convention Shaping our Future Wisdom Keepers

National Indian Education Association 40th Annual Convention Shaping our Future Wisdom Keepers

Greetings relatives, on behalf of the National Indian Education Association (NIEA), the oldest and largest Indian organization representing American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian educators and students we invite you to respond to this Call to Convention, I am honored to serve as the "eyapaha" or "announcer" for the 2009 NIEA Convention. We thank you for your interest, commitment and support of the National Indian Education Association as we prepare to host our 40th Annual Convention, October 22-25, 2009, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin!
National American Indian Education Association

We are excited to sponsor one of Indian Country's most premier Conventions bringing together over 3,000 delegates who will share resources, renew friendships, build alliances and solidify partnerships. For forty years, NIEA has been providing education advocacy and enhancing access to educational opportunities for our native students and school communities.


Milwaukee will be the place to be to connect with tribal leaders, administrators, educators, and the education community. Groundbreaking and cutting edge information on educational programs will be shared through the presentation of workshops, forums, language summits, symposiums, keynote addresses, tribal leader's forum and regional caucuses.

OVERALL AGENDA (1 page pdf)

We are proud to work in partnership with the local planning committee representing the eleven sovereign nations of the state of Wisconsin. The theme of this year's Convention is Shaping our Future Wisdom Keepers. Investing in our youth is investing in our future as they become the stewards of our land, language and culture.


This milestone convention will be celebrated with a showcase of historical memorabilia accompanied by the work and success of respected and founding members of the NIEA community from throughout Indian Country. We will be offering for purchase for the first time A 40th Annual NIEA Pendleton Exclusive Limited edition woven by Pendleton Woolen Mills. The design will bear custom labels stating the edition with reference to NIEA's Ruby anniversary. Uniquely designed for our membership, this Pendleton blanket will honor NIEA's historical contribution of providing education equity and access for our native students and schools.

(COMING SOON!)Pre-Order your Commemorative NIEA Pendleton Blanket

We are energized, dedicated and focused to provide a successful and informative convention. We appreciate your support and look forward to working with you to make the 40th Annual NIEA Convention a valuable and memorable experience in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. See you all there!

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

International Conference on Indigenous Management Practices

International Conference on Indigenous Management Practices

July 16th – 18th 2009

Every organization and individual has its own style of management, which leads to success or failure. The business is practised according to its objectives and specialization. Professional organizations operate business in professional approach and others do in their individual and native approach. The practice of one cannot be copied alike to achieve the best results. Hence, it is important to understand several different practices and approaches to management, and then select the most appropriate for success. This conference will act as a floor for understanding various business practices across the globe.

The goal of the forum is to provide a lively informal venue where a variety of questions and ideas regarding Indigenous Management Practices be presented and discussed by academics, research scholars and other professionals in an interdisciplinary and creative environment. The focus will be on the current management concepts within the context of practical problems.

The conference is for the academicians, researchers, students, and for corporates having special interest in their research and practice to share their experience and knowledge. The conference will bring their creative ideas to a common platform. The research articles of the conference will be published in leading journals and an edited volume. Deliberations in indigenous management practices across nations will be an opportunity for the corporate and academic community to get awareness and appreciate especially in management research and education.

Conference Language
The Language of the Conference will be English.

Publication :
Selected papers will be published in any one of the following :
Annamalai Business Review, India.
Annamalai Journal of Management, India.
Dharana – Bhavan’s International Journal of Business, India.
International Journal of Logistics & Supply Chain Management, India
International Journal of Industrial Engineering Practices, India
DLSU Business and Economic Review, Philippines.
International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, UK.
Journal of Management, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, UK.
Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services, UK.
International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling, UK.
Edited book by a leading publisher.

Some of the suggested area(s) :
The functional areas of management rely both on theory and practice. Indigenous Management Practices have their base on native practices. The objective of the conference is to highlight the native business practices across nations. There are lots of emerging concepts in functional areas of management in concept and practice that need special appreciation. Real aspects and facts of a business situation helps the managers in decision making and business excellence. The conference on indigenous management practices in the areas of Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, System, Entrepreneurship, and Interdisciplinary research in management will bring professionals together. The themes are focused for their importance and prominence in management literature and they are emerging subjects in the indigenous management practices. No two organization practices are the same and they are bound to differ in concept, idea and performance.

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As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a pop-up once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on Indigenous Peoples Issues Today to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites). Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Thank you for understanding and supporting Indigenous Peoples Issues Today. We understand that some viewers may be concerned that ads are sometimes served for companies that negatively depict indigenous peoples and their cultures. We understand this concern. However, there are many legitimate companies that utilize Google Adwords and other programs to attract visitors. Currently, we have no way of deciphering between the two - we leave it up to the viewer to decide whether the companies serving ads are honest or not.