Free Grant Writing Webinar

The Center for Native Health Partnerships is offering free distance-delivered grant proposal writing training.  The goal of this training is to expand the knowledge base of individuals interested in writing competitive proposals and it is open to the public.  This workshop will offer online training to individuals who are relatively new to the process of grant writing. Topics will include basic elements of a proposal, developing budgets, identifying funding agencies, and strategies to improve funding outcomes.  They will be offering six 1-hour webinar training sessions.  This training will be conducted by the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development (SGF) at no cost to participants. To join an upcoming workshop webinar, please visit their webinar portal here. To listen to a past training workshop,...

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Diversity Leadership Symposia

The Diversity Leadership Symposia, coordinated by the UNL Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center and the Office of Admissions, was an opportunity to share cultural experiences and use education to improve the future for students.  Jai Steadman, Assistant Coach for the Vipers and a Ponca Native, led the first Symposium on November 7th, 2011 (Read more about Jai Steadman), and Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. gave the last Symposium on November 30th, 2011 (pictured with NCIA Executive Director Judi gaiashkibos...

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NCIA Awards Second Whiteclay Area Grant

The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs (NCIA) has announced the awarding of a grant in the amount of $14,900 to fund the Whiteclay Entrepreneurial Expansion/Youth Healthy Living Project. The project, a collaboration between the city of Rushville, the ABOUT Group, First Tee of Pine Ridge and Panhandle Public Health District, will help expand local entrepreneurship through the introduction of modern, effective business development strategies and provide equipment and supplies to existing Lakota owned and operated business. The project will also establish a mentoring program for area...

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Interns Working with NCIA

NCIA recently added two interns to its staff to support its Chief Standing Bear event preparation and to assist the agency’s transition to utilizing new social media to communicate with its constituents. Justine Climecot is from France and is currently attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she is teaching French and studying Economics, French and Native American history. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and History and will completing her Master’s degree next year. Her master’s thesis will be about the influence of education on Native American’s awareness of their culture. She said the internship at NCIA...

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