Positive Parenting: Building Healthy Relationships With Your Kids


2018 Oklahoma Indian Education Summit

The Tribal Education Departments National Assembly, the Oklahoma Council for Indian Education and the Oklahoma State Department of Education are pleased to announce the 2018 Oklahoma Indian Summit to be held on August 30th at Rose State College following the National Native Language Summit.  OSDE will present information on programs and services available for districts and schools that promote partnerships with Indian education programs and tribal education departments.  TEDNA will provide resources and tools to assist TEAs in building their capacity to support their tribal citizens.  OCIE will promote the work of parent engagement and advocacy in the work of establishing state standards which include the teaching of tribal culture and sovereignty.  Please register using the link on the flyer and we will see you at Rose State College at the end of August!

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Tribal AmeriCorps Program – Apply by July 31st

Host Sites:
Tribal Coalitions & their partners located in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin.

Term of Service:
September 5, 2018 through August 31, 2019

Required Orientation/Training:
September 5-6, 2018 in Lac du Flambeau, WI
(Includes meals, lodging, recreation, service gear, recognition, and more!)

AmeriCorps, often referred to as a domestic Peace Corps, places individuals within communities to give a year of their life to serving others. The Tribal AmeriCorps Program, a partnership between the Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community, Inc. and Kovar Consulting Company LLC,, places members with host site substance abuse prevention coalitions throughout the 11 Tribal Nations in Wisconsin to help “Get Things Done”. The ultimate goal of this program is to strengthen the capacity of coalitions and youth serving organizations and achieve positive outcomes related to substance abuse among youth and families. Members will implement prevention activities and engage in direct service with youth. Members will help build capacity in their local prevention coalitions to implement strategies that improve the substance abuse environment in their communities.

Applicants for AmeriCorps member positions must be willing to serve for the duration of the term of service (1700 hours minimum), averaging approximately 35-40 hours a week. Members must also be able to handle the financial commitment made by accepting the position. Applicants must be 18 years of age by September 2018, possess a high school diploma or GED/HSED and agree to criminal background checks and Department of Motor Vehicles check.

Members receive a living allowance of approximately $484 (gross) every two weeks over their term of service, along with medical healthcare insurance (premium paid by Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community, Inc.), free service gear, childcare assistance (if qualified), and vacation time. Upon successful completion of the term of service, members receive a $5,950 educational award. Educational awards can be used for loan repayment, future schooling costs and special educational opportunities. Members have the option of serving up to four terms and earning the equivalent of two full-time educational awards over their lifetime. Members have up to seven years to utilize educational awards.

Tribal AmeriCorps members are overseen by host site supervisors and provided with regular support and direction from Tribal AmeriCorps program staff.

Members will have a unique opportunity to build their personal portfolio, develop their skills and serve their community through a year of service.

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JULY 31, 2018. To request an application form, please contact Lisa Schuman at 715-588-4480 or Lashawnda Maulson at 715-588-4464.






WEBINAR: Building Girls’ Protective Assests in Indian Country: Intentional Girl-Centered Program Design

Registration now available for the following webinar:

Building Girls’ Protective Assets in Indian Country:
Intentional Girl-Centered Program Design
on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM MDT


Upstander Project

Dawnland premieres November 5th on PBS

SBA: US Small Business Administration

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First Steps to Starting a Business Now Online

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is on SBA’s team to help you power your dream of business ownership. With the SBDC’s free online course, you can take your first steps anytime. The program takes 60-90 minutes to complete, and you can stop and resume as you need to. Start here>



Milwaukee Area

  • WWBIC: Be Your Own Boss Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 6:00pm, Greenfield Library, 5310 West Layton Avenue, Greenfield, WI 53220


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Funding opportunity: Tribal Opioid Response Grants

SAMHSA recently released the funding opportunity announcement, “Tribal Opioid Response Grants.”

The program will:

  • address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment, for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD)
  • reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose-related deaths through prevention, treatment, and/or recovery activities for OUD

The program supplements current activities focused on reducing the impact of opioids and will contribute to a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic. Tribes will identify gaps and resources from which to build prevention, treatment, and/or community-based recovery support services.

Eligible applicants are:

  • tribes and tribal consortia
  • tribal organizations and urban Indian organizations
SAMHSA will allocate $50,000,000 to a maximum of 263 grants for up to 2 years.
Application deadline: August 20, 2018

Learn more and apply.

Call for Pedagogical Case Submissions to the Journal of Case Studies in Educational Leadership (JCEL)

A potential opportunity for a scholar

Cases submitted by July 15, 2018

Issue published in Spring, 2019

Theme: Indigenous Perspectives and Experiences in Educational Leadership

This themed issue focuses on educational leadership through cases that help readers to understand and apply ways of understanding, practicing, and developing leadership that are reflective of Indigenous worldviews. One approach to changing the culture of education is to take up ways of relating, being, thinking and leading that are more consistent with longstanding views of relationality, community, and oneness with all living or non-living matter. These cultural elements can be amplified across various sectors to sustain cultural heritage, reciprocity, and survivance (survival and resistance).


Details regarding the Call can be found here


Gwendolyn Baxley

Ph.D. Student | Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

Project Assistant  | Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER)

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53705



“If you get, give. If you learn, teach.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

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