Thursday, December 3, 2009

Multiple Issues & Indigenous News (Part 2)

Ahniin, everyone,

This job remains open and it would be good to have some strong indigenous applicants, especially if working in the area of educating/activism about ecology/environment/..sustainability. Please pass on to your networks or encourage someone you know to apply. If you have grad students who are completing their doctorates by June 2010...please encourage them too.

IDeally, the application will come in early december before a short list can be made.

Jean-Paul Restoule, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Aboriginal Education
Dept. of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
252 Bloor St. West, Toronto ON M5S 1V6
Fax: 416-926-4749

Title:~Assistant Professor - Adult Education and Community Development~~-~~0900647~~~

Job Field:~Tenure Stream~
Faculty / Division:~Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto~
Department:~Adult Education & Counseling Psychology~
Campus:~St. George (downtown Toronto)~
Posting Date:~20/Aug/09~
Closing Date:~01/Nov/09~~~
The Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Adult Education and Community Development. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2010.~
We seek candidates with a research record in the environment, social economy and community development, a commitment to outstanding graduate level teaching and experience in adult education, to prepare students in our graduate program in Adult Education and Community Development.~
The Adult Education and Community Development program at OISE provides a place to study and contribute in creative and innovative ways to scholarship, practice, and policy~in relationto~adult learning in organizations communities, workplaces, and social movements in local, national, and international contexts.~~
We seek a scholar in the area of~ adult education, with particular attention to issues of sustainability and the social economy.~ Among other things, the successful candidate is expected to undertake teaching and research in the areas of sustainability, community development and social economy organizations.
Familiarity with the connections among environmental, social and economic dimensions of the social economy, expertise assessing the impact of sustainable initiatives and experience in conducting community-university research are important assets for this position.~ Applicants for this position should have an earned Ph.D., a record of research in addressing issues related to the role of social economy organizations in developing a sustainable society, and experience in advancing academic scholarship with application to the field of practice.~ Ability to contribute to the Initial Teacher Education program will be an asset.
We encourage you to submit your application online by clicking on the link below. Please ensure that you include a current Curriculum Vitae by November 1, 2009. If you are unable to apply online (or alternatively have large documents to send), please submit your application and other materials to Professor Marilyn Laiken, Chair, Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology, OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6, Canada.
For more information about the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, please visit

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Last year through the Angel Tree program, the Cherokee Nation was able to provide 1,500 area children with Christmas gifts and program officials say they hope to give even more this holiday season. The Cherokee Nation kicked off this year’s Angel Tree effort and is encouraging community members to get involved. For more information about how you can participate in the Cherokee Nation Angel Tree program call Brandy Lemley at 918-453-5000, ext. 7730.

Also to kick off this holiday season, the Cherokee Nation is hosting a holiday tree lighting program on the Cherokee Nation Courthouse Square in downtown Tahlequah. For more information visit

Wado! (Thank you)
Cherokee Nation
P.O.Box 948
Tahlequah, OK 74465
918 453-5000

***Cherokee Nation News***
Cherokee Nation Honors Indian-Owned Businesses: 11/25/2009 5:08:00 PM
(C) Cherokee Nation
To honor the success and accomplishments of Native American owned businesses, the Cherokee Nation recently held the second annual Tribal Employment Rights Office Awards Ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Catoosa.

Cherokee Nation Accepting Energy Assistance Program Applications: 11/25/2009 4:50:00 PM
(C) Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation is again providing funding through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for eligible Cherokees and other Native Americans this winter.

Tribe to Host Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony: 11/25/2009
(C) Cherokee Nation
Music, fellowship and refreshments are among the highlights planned for the tribe’s holiday tree lighting program on the Cherokee Nation Courthouse Square in downtown Tahlequah on Friday, Dec. 4.

Tulsa area nonprofits receive nearly 3,000 turkeys Tuesday in surprise donations: 11/24/2009
(C) Cherokee Nation
Salvation Army staff works with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa and Cherokee Nation employees to unload 1,000 frozen turkeys that the casino donated to the organization on Tuesday.

Cherokee Nation Seed Exchange Program Grows: 11/23/2009 3:17:00 PM
(C) Cherokee Nation
This spring when the Cherokee Nation announced a small program offering free seeds to grow rare Cherokee heirloom plants, Pat Gwin assumed he would probably send out about 20 to 30 packages of seeds to local citizens.

Sequoyah Volleyball, Softball Teams Earn Academic Award: 11/23/2009 3:14:00 PM
(C) Cherokee Nation
The Sequoyah Schools’ fast-pitch softball and volleyball teams received recognition form the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association for their outstanding academic performance. Both teams earned the OSSAA’s Distinguished Academic Award for the fall 2009 season.

Cherokee Nation Opens Housing Waiting List for Sequoyah and Adair Counties: 11/23/2009 8:39:00 AM
(C) Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation is temporarily opening a Mutual Help/ Rural Rental Homeownership waiting list for qualified Native American families in Sequoyah and Adair Counties. Families may submit applications to live in re-inventoried homes located in the northeast Sallisaw area, Cherry Tree Addition, Smith Addition, Hogner Heights and the Westville Christie areas.

Sequoyah Grad to Play to Bring College Game “Home”: 11/23/2009 8:32:00 AM
(C) Cherokee Nation
2007 Sequoyah graduate Zach Goodrich went on to play basketball at Sterling College in Kansas after graduation, but that won’t stop him from gracing the floor of Sequoyah’s Place Where They Play once again. Sterling will play against Hillsdale College on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. at Sequoyah Schools in Tahlequah.

Ride for Free on Fun Free Fridays: 11/23/2009
(C) Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation has partnered with two area transit systems to provide public transportation, and is now announcing some big changes to make commutes even more affordable and a lot more fun.

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The Treaty of July 19, 1866 gives the Cherokee Nation the right to elect a delegate to U.S. Congress. This is a right that has not been extinguished. This was the last treaty signed with the Cherokee.

Time to make a stand
Forwarding this along from James Swan. If you have had any personal experiences with RCJ, please contact him.

I have to agree with his statements, RCJ thrives on controversial NDN issues. I know that they have continually allowed extremely racist comments to go thru on their comment section, and when we try to respond, we don’t get our responses posted most of the time. We both have experienced that, I know! I have called RCJ on these comments only to be told……we didn’t know they were on there…..yea ok, all comments are moderated…………hmmmmm…..

James, keep me posted on the website and rally………I will be there with bells on!


Date: Sunday, November 29, 2009, 1:45 PM
Its really sad that our local newspaper is so biased in the way they report the news and in their "typical Rapid City mentality" towards Native Americans. I have struggled with them. They allow non-natives to bash and say negative things towards Indians and when a Native speak in defense or tries to defend there self, the Rapid City Journal turns them away. I have spoken to many people that complain,they don't get heard through the paper. The media should be a leader in our community and should by example, lead the way to a better relationship with the Native American community. They don't, I have tried to communicate, agitate and get their attention...their editor called me a "Racist". Imagine that? That is so far from any truth its comical. I have always been a voice for our people. I will not give in to this news paper. I will take up this fight..This summer I'm thinking of having a couple protests, Right in front of their office. to let them and the world know, how biased they are. There has been different groups of people trying real hard to unite our peoples in a positive way. The media is the best tool for this. they just cant figure it out. and anyone like myself that tries to say something or stand up to them, they just blow me off. This attitude needs to stop. our country has enough problems as it is. then to have these petty little mentalities from our media. I encourage everyone to take note. send me your experiences with the Journal....Its time they listen to us! and let us be part of the Rapid City community. We do have a say and this is our home too. If they are going to have a "commit section", then they need to stand by there own standards and stop "picking and choosing" based not on content, but there own personal agendas. Some things just havent changed in Rapid City in the last 150-years. Please pass this along. we need to encurage the media to be a non-biased publication, no matter what. Mitakuye Oyasin


PS..I will be working on a website...Where all this can be expossed.

James Swan (Magaska)


Leonard Peltier
Holiday Gift Drive

Leonard Peltier is organizing a holiday gift drive for the children of Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and the Turtle Mountain Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota. Leonard grew up on the Turtle Mountain Reservation and many of his family members still live there.

This annual gift drive is one way in which Leonard continues his humanitarian work for his people. Help Leonard reach out beyond the bars that imprison him.

Remember... The gift drive helps the children and families, but also Leonard himself. Help keep Leonard's spirit strong through the difficult holiday season.

Mail all gifts to:

Waha Peltier
PO Box 159
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Turtle Mountain Tribal Agency
Gifts from Leonard
c/o Cindy Malaterre
PO Box 900
Belcourt, ND 58316

Send new (unwrapped) toys, warm clothing, books, school supplies, etc., for children of ALL ages (newborn to 18 years). To ensure delivery by Christmas, mail your gift no later than December 17.

Thank you for your generous support.

For more information please contact the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee at;

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