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Announcement about the 2014 Wings of America Team

Many of you have good runners in your family. If they are of high school/college freshman age, please make sure they get this announcement! Visit the Wings of America website for more information and access to the online registration form for the 2014 WINGS of AMERICA team. By filling this out, you will be giving your relative the opportunity to compete for a position on the all native Wings of America national squad.

AnBryce Foundation Offers Youth Programs

The following information concerning an opportunity for Native youth was provided in an October 3, 2013 email from Erin Bailey, Director of the Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth.

The AnBryce Foundation funds youth camps in the DC area, and offers Saturday youth programs. Rachelle, Director of Summer Residency Programs at the AnBryce Foundation, is working to identify Native American students who wish to attend their summer camp and may be interested in Camp Dogwood’s annual camp, which takes place in McLean, Virginia for youth in grades 2 through 9 . They generously offer full scholarships to Native American students to attend Camp Dogwood. Many Native students have attended over the years and they are looking to develop some relationships with on-the-ground programs in Indian Country. It is an incredible opportunity with the foundation paying for all travel, camp, and educational programming expenses for Native American youth.”

“Rachelle’s info is below.

Rachelle Barrs
Director of Summer Programs
AnBryce Foundation
1650 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 900,
McLean, VA 22102
:  703.286.1414
F:  703.286.1406

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program honors youth volunteers in grades 5 – 12 for making a difference through community service. Applications for 2014 awards are open now through November 5, 2013. Honorees are recognized at the local, state and national level, and top honorees earn monetary awards and all- expense-paid trips with a parent or guardian to Washington DC. Learn more here.

Announcing an Opportunity to Visit Dartmouth

The following information was provided by the Dartmouth College Associate Director of Admissions, Coordinator of Native American Recruitment.

Announcing an exciting opportunity to visit Dartmouth!

Dartmouth College, a member of the Ivy League whose founding mission is to educate and prepare the next generation of Native youth to have an impact in their communities, is seeking distinguished and dynamic college-bound Native American, Alaska Native & Native Hawaiian students, and those interested in the Native American community at Dartmouth, to participate in the Dartmouth Bound: Native American Program October 13 – 16, 2013.

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NMAI Artist Leadership Program

NMAI’s (National Museum of the American Indian) Artist Leadership Program for Individual Artists enables indigenous artists to research, document, and network in Washington, D.C., and then return to their home communities empowered with new artistic insights, skills, and techniques to share with their communities and the general public the value of Native knowledge through art. This program aims to rebuild cultural self-confidence and enable artists to think more broadly about themselves and their art while perpetuating Indigenous cultures and reflecting artistic diversity. Artists may apply to the Artist Leadership Program for Individual Artists in one of two areas:
•       Youth Public Art
•       Artist’s Community Workshop

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National Museum of the American Indian Internships

Internships are available with the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Internships at NMAI are generally for post high school students, currently enrolled in an academic program or recently graduated from one, that are interested in the museum profession and related fields.

Interns complete projects using NMAI resources and other Smithsonian offices. Internships are an opportunity for students to learn about the museum’s collections, exhibitions, programs, and methodologies, and to meet professionals in the museum field. Interns are selected by a review committee made up of five NMAI staff. Applicants should indicate three departments of interest: for example, Public Affairs, Publications, or Collections Management.

Approximately twenty-five percent of applicants are accepted for internships during any one-year period. Most NMAI internships range from six to ten weeks.

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