The Great Lakes Epidemiology Department

Is now looking to hire for open positions.

For more information please go to:

GLITC is an Equal Opportunity Employer applying Native American Preference as defined in Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 44-46 and 47.

Reconciliation Australia has a Sorry Day for The History of Their Stolen Generations


“It never goes away. Just ‘cause we’re not walking around on crutches or with bandages or
plasters on our arms and legs, doesn’t mean we’re not hurting. Just ‘cause you can’t see
it…I’ll carry these sorts of wounds ‘till the day I die.”
Confidential Evidence 580, Queensland. Bringing Them Home Report



New Book Alert! Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” May 8, 2018

By Zora Neale Hurston

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced.

Linda Sue Warner Earns Career Achievement Award from OU

May 29, 2018 – Dr. Linda Sue Warner was recently honored with the Career Achievement Award from the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma. The Career Achievement Award is presented to alumni or friends of the College who demonstrate continued commitment to service and education. A 1968 graduate of NEO, Dr. Warner earned her Ph.D. from OU in 1989 and has spent more than fifty years working as a common education teacher and administrator, secondary education instructor and administrator, and President of Haskell Indian Nations University.

We’re so proud of Dr. Warner’s accomplishment and are honored to have her on BPC’s team.

American Evaluation Association

Call for applications

AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI)

Deadline Thursday May 24, 2018

The American Evaluation Association welcomes applications for its Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) Program that provides paid internship and training opportunities during the academic year. The GEDI program works to engage and support students from groups traditionally under-represented in the field of evaluation. The goals of the GEDI Program are to:

  • Expand the pool of graduate students of color and from other under-represented groups who have extended their research capacities to evaluation
  • Stimulate evaluation thinking concerning under-represented communities and culturally responsive evaluation
  • Deepen the evaluation profession’s capacity to work in racially, ethnically and culturally diverse settings

Interns may come from a variety of disciplines, including public health, education, political science, anthropology, psychology, sociology, social work, and the natural sciences. Their commonality is a strong background in research skills, an interest in extending their capacities to the field of evaluation, and a commitment to thinking deeply about culturally responsive evaluation practice.

Before applying for this program, please review the eligibility requirements and expectations:

The Internship: Building on the training content described below, the interns work the equivalent of approximately two days per week at an internship site near their home institutions from approximately September 1 to July 1. The interns may work on a single evaluation project or multiple projects at the site, but all internship work is focused on building skills and confidence in real-world evaluation practices. Interns receive a stipend of $10,000 in recognition of their internship work based on completion of the internship and satisfactory finalization of program requirements, including any deliverables due to the host agency, progress reports, and reflections on the internship experience.

Training and Networking Components : It is assumed that students come to the program with basic qualitative and quantitative research skills. The GEDI Program then works to extend those skills to evaluation through multiple activities:

  • Fall Seminar A five-day intensive seminar provides an orientation that expands the student’s knowledge and understanding of critical issues in evaluation, including thinking about building evaluation capacities to work across cultures and diverse groups. The interns complete a self-assessment in the Fall, clarifying their own goals during program participation.
  • AEA Annual Conference Interns will spend a week at the American Evaluation Association annual conference. While there, they attend  (a) pre-conference workshops selected to fill gaps in their knowledge and skills, (b) conference sessions exploring the breadth and depth of the field, and (c) multiple networking events to connect them with senior colleagues. The interns also conduct a small-service learning project in the form of an evaluation of one component of the conference.
  • Winter Seminar A three-day seminar, held in January or February, provides the students with additional training, coaching on their evaluation projects, and panel discussions with evaluation practitioners working in a range of contexts.
  • Evaluation Project Interns will have the opportunity to provide support to an agency’s evaluation activities in close proximity to their graduate institution. Interns will provide three updates on their evaluation project activities as part of the internship program, describing and reflecting on the application of their evaluation knowledge to the actual project activities.
  • Monthly Webinars The students gather each month for a two-hour webinar to check in on evaluation projects and site placements, add to existing skill-sets, and learn from invited guest speakers.
  • AEA/CDC Summer Evaluation Institute The program ends with attendance at the Summer Evaluation Institute held in Atlanta each June. There, students once again connect and finalize project reporting, attend training workshops, and participate in a graduation ceremony.

Student Benefits: Interns receive support from advisors and mentors, quality training focused on evaluation, real-world work experience, registration waivers and guidance at two professional evaluation conferences, and multiple opportunities for professional networking. In recognition of the time involved in the program (approximately 2 days per week), each intern also receives a stipend and is reimbursed for major travel expenses related to the program (airfare and shared hotel specifically).

Eligibility: We seek students who are not already enrolled in an evaluation program/specialization or pursuing an evaluation degree who:

  • Are enrolled in a masters or doctoral-level program in the United States and have completed the equivalent of one full year of graduate level coursework;
  • Are residing in the United States;
  • Have already been exposed to research methods and substantive issues in their field of expertise;
  • Demonstrate via written essays the relevance of evaluation training to their career plans and their commitment to culturally responsive practice;
  • Are eligible to work for pay in the United States outside of an academic environment (non-U.S. citizens will be asked to provide documentation of current eligibility); and
  • Have support from his/her academic advisor.

Criteria for Selection: The interns will be selected based on their completed applications, materials provided, and subsequent finalist interviews focusing on:

  • Their thinking around and commitment to culturally responsive evaluation practice;
  • The alignment between their skills, aspirations, locale, and internship site placement needs;
  • The quality of their academic, extracurricular, and personal experiences as preparation for GEDI; and
  • Their capacity to carry out and complete the program, including support from an academic advisor

To applyDownload the GEDI Application and return all requested materials via email as described on that document on or before Thursday, May 24, 2018. Please note that it may take a few weeks to compile the requested information and thus we recommend that you begin as soon as possible before the deadline.

Questions: We recommend beginning by reviewing our  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Should you have further questions about the program, email  gedi@eval.orgGo to the GEDI homepage to learn more about the program.

Bereau of Justice Assistance Opioid Grant

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program

FY 2018 Competitive Grant Announcement

Applications due June 7, 2018 

#Beyond94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

About the TRC

The first residential schools opened in Canada in the 1870s. They were the product of churches and the government; a collective, calculated effort to eradicate Indigenous language and culture that the commission called a policy of cultural genocide.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was formed as a means of reckoning with the devastating legacy of forced assimilation and abuse left by the residential school system. From 2008 to 2014, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission heard stories from thousands of residential school survivors. In June 2015, the commission released a report based on those hearings. From that came the 94 Calls to Action: individual instructions to guide governments, communities and faith groups down the road to reconciliation.

Beyond 94 will now monitor the progress of that journey.


Make Connections Over Coffee

Join Us!


Wednesday, May 2, 2018 8-9 a.m. at Glass Coffeehouse, Shawano WI

Bring your business cards and your 3-minute “commercial” and get ready to make some connections!!

This month’s presenter will be Dani Ebert, Bowman Performance Consulting.

Her topic:  “How to Balance Your Pie for the Perfect Slice of Life”

This is a free event, but space is limited, so make your reservation today!


Nancy Smith
Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce


We are thrilled to announce the world premiere of our new feature film Dawnland. 

For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to “save” them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” (TRC) in the United States begins a historic investigation. Dawnland goes behind-the-scenes as this historic TRC grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.

APRIL 13-15


Cleveland International Film Festival (3 screenings)


APRIL 16-18


Wabanaki Communities (6 screenings)




Independent Film Festival Boston

*Tickets on sale here on April 11




Richmond International Film Festival


Dawnland Directors Ben and Adam

Dawnland has been in the works for over 5 years. This film would not be possible without the courage and strength of so many Wabanaki people who chose to share their stories with the truth commission and our filmmaking team. The commission would not have been possible without decades of tireless work by Maine-Wabanaki REACH, which is now carrying out the recommendations of the commission. We send our deepest gratitude to the Wabanaki people.

P.S. Our new website has info on how to book a Dawnland screening:

National Congress of American Indians-Policy Research Center

NCAI Policy Research Center
Projects and Resources

SAVE THE DATE! NCAI Policy Research Center’s 13th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum.
Please plan now to attend the 13th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum on June 5, 2018 during
the NCAI 2018 Mid Year Conference in Kansas City, MO. The theme is, “Lighting the Way: New
Paths for Research to Policy.”

Join Us for our New Monthly Webinar Series! The PRC will host webinars throughout
the year on the 4th Thursday of every month that focus on cutting-edge research
findings and topics related to AI/AN research and policy priorities. To view recordings of
our latest webinars: To receive
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