American Indian College Fund, Education Is The Answer


WisDOT Tribal Affairs Program Open Position – The Statewide Tribal Liaison position – Program and Policy Analyst – Advanced

This position is part of the Division of Transportation System Development Administrators Office helping to implement the civil rights, economic development, cultural resources/environmental, transportation safety, partnership, training and consultation coordination outlined in the WisDOT’s FHWA Partnership Agreement and fulfill requirements of the Governor’s Executive Order 39.

The position is currently posted on Wisconsin Jobs Site and will close on April 8, 2018. To ensure we have adequate tribal participation we are asking tribal governments and representatives to share this posting with their communities. In an effort to increase our pool of qualified candidates, moving/relocation expenses may be available. We expect interviews to be held the week of April 23, 2018.

WisDOT intends to include tribes in both the recruitment and selection process. If you are interested in serving on the interview panel or would like additional information on the opening please contact Kelly Jackson, Statewide Tribal Liaison at or 608-266-3761.


The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Enhancing Evaluation Through Effective Communication and Interactions

Keynote speaker Rita S. Fierro, PhD from Fierro Consulting

MAE’s 23rd Annual Conference

May 10, 2018

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#RadResource! AICF’s Early Childhood Education Report

A Tribal College and University collaborative to strengthen systems of care and learning with Native families and children. The American Indian College Fund (College Fund), in collaboration with Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), is implementing a $1.5 million dollar early childhood education (ECE) initiative that draws upon the child development knowledge from within Native communities melded with the best practices identified in the field of early childhood education. To read more and view the report click here!

NIJ Scholarship Opportunity for American Indian & Alaska Native Students!

NIJ is now accepting applications for our American Indian and Alaska Native Student Travel Scholarship Program: Connecting Science to Crime and Justice for 2018. NIJ supports research that addresses important issues facing tribal nations and aims to encourage the next generation of tribal justice researchers and scholars.

This year, NIJ will support up to fifteen (15) American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate or graduate students in attending major criminal justice-related conferences to explore the role of science in solving complex problems to increase public safety.  Attendance at these conferences will allow students to explore the ways their interest in science applies to crime and justice, and to meet researchers and practitioners currently engaged in similar work. Additionally, students will learn about innovative, evidence-based and technological solutions to justice issues.

Application packages are due by 11:59 ET PM on Friday, May 18, 2018.

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#FactSheet “What Shapes the Health of Native American Youth in New Mexico?”

Curious to know the range of factors that affect the health of New Mexico’s Native American
children and families? If so, take a peek at this #FactSheet created by the The Notah Begay III Foundation to review the highlights.

Must See Video – Discrimination in America: Native American Experiences


After watching the video “DISCRIMINATION IN AMERICA: Native American Experiences” presented in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NPR I knew I had to share. Watch it for yourself by clicking on the link below. This will be an eye-opener to those who are unaware of the discrimination Native Americans face on a daily basis and in the workplace. As 2017 comes to a close, let’s all promise to begin 2018 with an open mind and heart.

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It’s National Write a Business Plan Month

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides great templates and tools to get you started on the your business plan. Start 2018 with a brand new business plan and you’ll be sure to succeed in the new year.

HEB Theme Issue on Equity and Justice

Please consider submitting an abstract to develop a manuscript for the special theme issue on Collaboration for Equity and Justice. I am working with several noted scholar/practitioners on a special issue of Health Education and Behavior. This is based on the publication effort led by Tom Wolff and a team of nearly 20 leaders to frame the values and approaches to Collaboration for Equity and Justice that promotes a values-based approach to the work. We are looking for examples, case studies, data-based investigations and other manuscripts that will expand our understanding of approaches that contribute most to community engagement and transformation in this area.

This effort is being supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health Equity Team, along with leadership in the Society for Public Health Education. Our colleagues at RWJF are keen to support, and to learn more about, efforts to promote health equity among marginalized populations. Papers submitted for publication may significantly inform their investments and efforts to support communities more broadly. The call for papers can be downloaded at

Although the original deadline for abstracts was Dec 15, we are extending this to January 1, in the hopes of getting as many manuscripts as possible. We especially hope to get more manuscript proposals that include evidence of success, along with theoretical and conceptual analyses of those efforts.

HEB is considered to be one of the pre-eminent journals in public health, and the flagship journal of the Society for Public Health Education. Please email me with questions and ideas, or contact Dr Michelle Kegler directly. Please send abstracts to Dr Kegler, following the instructions on the attached call for papers.

Please share this call for papers with others who may be interested in submitting an abstract and manuscript.