2017 AIRA Meeting Call for Papers and Posters

The 2017 AIRA Meeting will take place FridaySaturday, and Sunday, October 20 – 21, 2017, with

Pre-Conference Workshops on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

 

The call for papers and posters is now open! Please see http://www.americanindigenousresearchassociation.org/annual-meeting/ for details. Abstracts are due to Lori Lambert (22leaningtree@gmail.com) no later than August 30.

APPLY NOW: EvalYouth International Mentoring Program for Young and Emerging Evaluators

INTERNATIONAL MENTORING PROGRAM for Young and Emerging Evaluators
Or through the following link: http://tinyurl.com/ybcgqj74

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

15 AUGUST 2017

·         Are you a young and/or emerging evaluator, seeking to establish and enhance you career in the field of evaluation?

·         Are you finding it difficult to advance your career due to limited professional development opportunities?

·         Are you looking for an experienced evaluation mentor(from your country/region or other countries/regions) to support, coach and guide you in your evaluation career enhancement effort?

·         Are your financial means limited and impeding you from realizing your professional development objectives to enroll in available professional development opportunities?

If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, then

EvalYouth Mentoring Program is just for you!

As young professionals, our career needs are sometimes demanding and it may be challenging to find the right guidance to create a successful career. Although there are many excellent evaluation mentors around the world, getting matched to one of these career builders may be challenging. Location, language, financial resources, etc. can be common barriers for young and emerging evaluators (YEEs).

A recent survey EvalYouth conducted, showed that 90% of responding YEEs believe that a global evaluation mentoring program is highly relevant and greatly needed. EvalYouth, through its mentoring program, supported by EvalPartners, fills this gap and provides opportunities for highly motivated YEEs to connect with more experienced evaluation professionals for a 6 to 12 month mentoring program.

EvalYouth mentoring program targets YEEs across all countries and regions around the world. We are looking for YEEs who demonstrate commitment to the evaluation profession, and are looking to commit their time and effort to the advancement of their career.

Important information about the Program:

·         Mentoring is for 6 to 12 months;

·         Mentee should be maximum 35 years old

·         Mentee should have no more than 5 years of experience in the evaluation profession

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Call for Papers: 49th Algonquian Conference, Montreal

Call for Papers

49th Algonquian Conference

University of Montreal, Montreal, QC/Canada

27-29 October 2017

http://en.anthropo.umontreal.ca/algonquian-conference/home/

The 49th Algonquian Conference will take place from 27-29 October 2017 at the University of Montreal. The conference organizers are Marie-Pierre Bousquet (Indigenous Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, UdeM) and Jimena Terraza (Institute of Cognitive Sciences, UQAM).

This international Conference is a meeting for researchers from diverse countries and disciplines who are interested in Algonquian peoples, a large group represented in Canada and the United States.

We invite everyone interested to send proposals in English, French or any Algonquian language, for papers in all areas of Algonquian research. Presentations will be 20 minutes long followed by a 10-minute question period. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length, excluding title and references.

The deadline to submit a proposal is September 1st 2017.

Abstracts must be submitted via email to 49Algonquianconference@gmail.com  as a separate attachment (Word or PDF). In the email subject field enter “Algonquian Conference”. In the body of the email, include the following information:

  1. Title of the paper
  2. Name(s) of the presenter(s)
  3. Department or affiliation
  4. Student or non-student
  5. Email address for each speaker
  6. Postal address
  7. Your requirements for audio-visual equipment

Your proposal will be evaluated in 2-3 weeks. After acceptance, we recommend that you register as quickly as possible.

New Education for Sustainability Benchmarks Developed to Guide Adoption, Implementation

The Journal of Sustainability Education is seeking exemplars of education for sustainability (EfS) as defined by the Individual and Social Learning benchmarks released on Earth Day 2017. They are inviting curriculum plans, assessment instruments, performance indicators, quality criteria, and exemplary student work in order to create an open source database for the field.

Source: http://greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org/new-education-sustainability-benchmarks-developed-guide-adoption-implementation/

For the benchmarks: http://www.susted.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/EfS-Benchmarks-1.1a.pdf

Returning the Gift Indigenous Storytelling and Literary Festival

Call for Proposals
Returning the Gift Indigenous Storytelling and Literary Festival
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK/USA
October 8-11, 2017
 
The Returning the Gift conference will be held October 8-11, 2017 at the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK). The deadline for proposals is July 10th, 2017. There is still plenty of time to submit! Please find the instructions below.
 
Next October the Native Writers Circle of the Americas will host the 25th anniversary Returning the Gift Indigenous Storytelling and Literary Festival. Over four days, more than a hundred award winning tribal writers, storytellers, and artists will create workshops, dances, staged readings, poetry slams, comedy sketches, documentary films, pedagogical discussions, literary studies, environmental social justice projects, and live art.
 
RTG organizers invite proposals from scholars, artists, activists, writers, policy makers, and community members that connect with our theme for the festival “Gathering at Our Headwaters.” The theme allows us to focus on two main threads during our festival—reflection and clarity. This is our silver anniversary, making it appropriate for us to reflect on the path of the last 25 years in indigenous creative work. What progress has been made in indigenous literature and art? How has the reception of indigenous creatives and their work changed in the publishing, literary, and academic industries? What shifts have occurred in indigenous focused pedagogy, tribal language programs, and the tribal student body?
 
In addition, paa (water) is a sacred element. It brings life, sustains communities, and inspires countless artists. Indigenous people are all too familiar with the politics of water. The struggle over water figures centrally in self-determination, sovereignty, nationhood, autonomy, resistance, and survival. It is clear with the growing number of legal battles over water rights, continued environmentally destructive acts, the ongoing protests against tar sand pipelines, fracking disposal wells, deep water drilling, pollution levels of the oceans, and the inevitable traumas brought about due to climate change that the need for protective action is growing. Indigenous peoples around the world have formulated innovative and powerful responses to the contamination, exploitation, and theft of water. We wish to honor those responses and further this work as part of our festival. We seek contributions that address the politics of water in any number of diverse historical, political, tribal, or regional contexts. We also seek a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds, including environmental science, social justice, policy, literary, grassroots, activist, historical, and artistic approaches.
 
We encourage innovative project ideas as well as the traditional conference fare. Proposal leader and team member positions can be held by anyone, but we especially encourage proposals that include diverse voices and identify any tribal affiliations within the team. All proposals should include:
  1. A title
  2. 300 word limit proposal text
  3. name, contact info, and a short bio of the lead presenter
  4. names of all other team members
  5. type of presentation/event
  6. subject, theme, or concept
  7. any audio/visual needs or other project necessities for success.
 
Send your proposals or any questions to returningthegift@gmail.com, Matt Kliewer, or Emma Allen. We look forward to your participation and presence in October.
 
If you choose, you may also fill out the proposal form below. The form will send your proposal directly to the RTG team. The form does not accept file uploads, so we recommend sending a traditional Email if you wish to send your proposal in a separate file.
 
Note: Please choose only one submission method per proposal. If you have any questions or need to make a correction to your proposal, notify the RTG team.  
 
Deadline: July 10th, 2017

Call for Proposals – Hawai’i-Pacific Evaluation Association Conference

The Hawai’i-Pacific Evaluation Association <https://h-pea.org/> (an AEA affiliate), is accepting proposals for its 11th annual conference.
Deadline May 1, 2017.

*11th Annual Hawai’i-Pacific Evaluation Association (H-PEA)* *Conference and Pre-conference Workshops * *September 21 and 22, 2017* *Kane’ohe, Hawai’i*

*Featured Speaker: Michael Quinn Patton *

*Call for Proposals*
Presentations will be accepted on the theme: “Evaluation for a Complex World”

*Session Types*

– Demonstration
– Paper Presentation
– Poster Session
– Roundtable (Work-in-progress/Issue & discussion)
– Symposium

Participate in the H-PEA Best Poster Award In Honor of Lois-ellin Datta!
The Best Poster Award honors our esteemed colleague, Dr. Lois-ellin Datta, whose lifetime achievements in evaluation set a high bar for poster presentations in terms of relevance, rigor, precision, and quality. *Dr.
Datta has been a tireless and enthusiastic supporter of H-PEA, providing positive, unconditional support and guidance for novice and indigenous
evaluators.* Her support, both financial and strategic, have been instrumental in our on-going efforts to grow the Hawai`i-Pacific Evaluation Association. First place: $50; Second place: $30; Third place: $20

*Proposal submission link*: SUBMIT NOW
<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPEA2017> < <goog_2033828791> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPEA2017>
This form requires a summary, title, abstract, theme, intended audience and relevance statement.

*Important Dates:*
Proposal submission deadline: 5:00 PM HST, *May 1, 2017*.
Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2017 (via email)
Conference: September 22, 2017

For any questions regarding proposals, please contact Yao Hill < yaozhang@hawaii.edu>.

Thank you,
H-PEA Conference Planning Committee

Hawai’i-Pacific Evaluation Association (H-PEA) P.O. Box 283232, Honolulu, HI 96828
Webpage: http://h-pea.org
Email: info@h-pea.org

2017 Call for Proposals Announcement

New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming is celebrating its 11th year; over the history of the program, it has supported research grants and career development opportunities for a network of more than 920 researchers from diverse, underrepresented and historically disadvantaged backgrounds. New Connections is a career development program for early career researchers, providing support to grantees and other individuals who are part of a network of eligible researchers. Through grantmaking, mentorship, career development and networking, New Connections enhances the research capacity of its grantees and network members. The researchers in this program come from multiple disciplines (health, social sciences, business, urban planning, architecture and engineering); work to build the case for a Culture of Health with strong qualitative and quantitative research skills; and produce and translate timely research results.

For key dates, eligibility and selection criteria, or to apply, please visit the official CFP listing here.

Milwaukee WI Disparity Study

*View the entire RFI as a PDF.

The City of Milwaukee (City) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to identify and research options available to the City in connection with the future possibility of procuring consulting services to conduct a comprehensive disparity study regarding the City’s use of minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) as contractors and subcontractors. This RFI is not a formal solicitation or Request for Proposal (RFP). Therefore, no contract will be awarded based upon submissions. This RFI is exploratory, issued solely for planning purposes and gathering information.

Share Your Story on Title VI with NIEA!

Share Your Story on Title VI
The Indian Education title in the Every Student Succeeds Act provides an opportunity for schools to provide culturally relevant education. As teachers, educators, parents, and school administrators, you know firsthand the results of these much needed programs and the benefits they provide to our students, schools, and communities.
NIEA is looking for your stories to illustrate the importance of our Title program to Congress and the Administration. We are looking for stories that highlight the need of these programs and the benefits they provide.
Please share your story. Help NIEA give our allies in Congress the information needed to ensure full funding of these programs.
Your response regarding your work should be submitted by March 28th but the survey will continue to remain open.
To share how your school uses this funding, please click here.

Call for Papers! Policy towards Indigenous Peoples: Lessons to be learned!

Centre for Environmental and Minority Policy Studies (CEMiPoS), Sapporo/Japan

4-6 December 2017

http://cemipos.blogspot.jp/2016/12/v-behaviorurldefaultvmlo.html

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Preface

This conference is organized by the Centre for Environmental and Minority Policy Studies, an independent research centre in Sapporo, in cooperation with the Ainu Women’s Association in Hokkaido (Ainu Moshir), the Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University and the Northern Institute of Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland.

2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the historic adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) by the UN General Assembly with overwhelming favorable votes. The purpose of the Declaration is to remedy the historical denial of the right of self-determination and related human rights. Indigenous peoples are, however, still suffering from and fighting against wounds caused by historical injustices imposed on them as well as ongoing development projects at the cost of Indigenous rights. Furthermore, the linguistic and cultural survival of indigenous peoples are in many ways threatened by the sweeping policies adopted by governments. What progress has been made for Indigenous peoples since the UNDRIP? It is a perfect time to examine, from the standpoint of Indigenous peoples, the outcomes and effects of the UNDRIP on them.

For updated information, please follow: www.cemipos.blogspot.jp/