The UNH Native American Cultural Association is a student organization and a member group of the University of New Hampshire's Diversity Support Coalition. We formed to help raise awareness, advance respect, and advance understanding of the cultures, traditions, and teachings of the Native community.
All students, faculty, staff, and community members are Welcome!
- Knowledge Keepers Speakers Series on current Indigenous issues
- Story telling/teachings
- Various Indigenous projects
- Outreach to secondary schools, neighboring universities and the community
- Feb 9: Storytelling and ceramic painting (bring an Indigenous story to share).
- Feb 16: Indigenous Flute Teachings (bring your flutes - flute not required).
- Feb 23: Knowledge Keepers Speakers Series: "Mardi Gras Indians after Hurricane Katrina," with Kendra Hanlon of Auburn, who spent the summer of 2011 in New Orleans researching this unique and fascinating group of people.
- Mar 8: Indigenous Regalia Teachings: NACA Advisor, StacyHokinson (Abenaki/Cherokee).
- Mar 22: Indigenous Meditation Teachings: NACA Advisor, James Edgell (First Nation Mi'gmaq/Mohawk) and William Hereford (Blackfeet/Cherokee) of Newmarket.
- Mar 29: Knowledge Keepers Speakers Series: "Indigenous Drum Etiquette and Spirituality," Mel Howarth of Walking Bear Drum.
- The Linguistic Society of America's Committee on Endangered Languages and their Preservation (CELP) is requesting the help of you, your colleagues, and your members. Last April the LSA passed a resolution urging President Obama to sign an executive order on Native American language revitalization (http://www.lsadc.org/info/lsa-res-native-american.cfm). CELP is now following this up by instituting a letter-writing campaign to President Obama, in order to convey to the White House our support for this important issue. (Flyer | Talking Points) We are asking you to do the following:
(1) Let your members know about the campaign;
(2) Request professors to announce it in their classes;
(3) Encourage members to write letters and to further spread the word through their social networks and/or by making announcements in their classes.
- Udall Scholarship gives preference to Native Americans who are studying tribal or environmental issues. They also have Native American Leadership Internships in D.C. that looks very exciting! Visit www.udall.gov to learn more.
- Internship for the Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center (NAWHERC) in Lake Andes, South Dakota. UNH student, Kelly Whittier says,"While interning last summer I worked on issues specifically concerning Indigenous women's reproductive justice, but NAWHERC also plays an activist role in many environmental and social justice issues faced by Native communities within SD and across the country. The organization I worked for accepts interns all year round and offered me an incredible learning/work experience." Interested students can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for contact information.
- American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) Intel scholarship oppotunities: $5,000 for undergraduates per academic year; $10,000 for graduate students per academic year. Criteria
- FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN & INDIGENOUS STUDIES ASSOCIATION (NAISA), June 3-6, 201, Details: www.naisa.org
- Assistance with fellowship and scholarship opportunities:
207 Hood House,
603-862-0733 or Richard.Parks@unh.edu