Save the Date- Annual Achievement Celebration!

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Save the dates for our Summer Program!

Summer program

Lakota/Dakota Language Workshop

Free language class open to families and community members!
Friday, 5pm -dinner will be served, class from 6-8pm
Saturday, 10am class starts, lunch at 12pm, remaining class until 5pm

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CPS families, sign up now for our Spring Break Program!

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This year’s theme is “Exploring My Identity”

Tuesday- Screenprinting Art Workshop
Wednesday- Indian Land Dancing Bricolge Mural Exploration field trip at Foster Avenue underpass on Lake Shore Drive
Thursday- Field trip to the Field Museum
Friday- Dakota/Lakota Language class

Students will need to bring their own tree nut-free lunch each day. Please RSVP with Lisa to reserve your spot, or call 773-553-6598.

Mellon Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate Internship at American Philosophical Society Library

Download Application and learn more HERE

The Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate Summer Internship provides an opportunity for three talented undergraduates to conduct research, to explore career possibilities in archives and special collections, and to learn about advanced training in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields. This eight-week paid internship program at the American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia will offer a hands-on research experience and will include mentorship and networking opportunities. The APS Library has rich and varied collections related to over 440 different Indigenous cultures throughout the Americas. Working with mentors, interns will develop their own archives-based projects or pursue research projects identified by the Indigenous communities with which the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) interacts and collaborates.
The 2018 NASI Summer Internship will take place from June 17 to August 11, 2018. During this time students will work at the APS Library and will also have the opportunity to travel to Native communities to share their work. NASI Summer Interns will join a vibrant intellectual community at the APS that includes other scholars working with Native American and Indigenous materials as well as undergraduate summer interns and library fellows from different scholarly fields.
Interns will receive a stipend ranging between $3000 and $3500 (depending on housing costs). Several college campuses in Philadelphia offer summer housing for interns; the APS will work with NASI interns to identify housing and will help facilitate payment. Additionally, the internship includes a travel allowance.

Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission Summer Internship Opportunity

Work one-on-one with a GLIFWC professional in 2018

The application period is open until March 8 for positions in the GLIFWC Summer Internship Program. See the link for eligibility requirements and more information:


Postdoctoral Research Scientist Needed at the Field Museum

Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Native American Journeys

Chicago, IL

Apply HERE


The Field Museum will open a new permanent exhibition on Native American peoples of North America. This 7,500 square-foot exhibition will draw on the museum’s extensive North American collections, feature approximately 300-400 objects, and incorporate directly the voices of Native Americans through collaboration. The exhibition will highlight the cultural and historical experiences of diverse communities of Native Americans in the post-European settler period. In keeping with The Field Museum’s rich tradition of anthropological exhibitions, this new hall will place objects in context, demonstrating to visitors how and why objects were made and used. The exhibition will illustrate diverse cultural traditions, practices, and histories of the first peoples of North America, provide access to contemporary issues and creativity within Native communities, and provide a broader socio-historical context.

Duties and Responsibilities 

As a full-time member of the Native American Journeys exhibition team, the postdoctoral research scientist (“postdoc”) will assist curators, exhibition developers, and Native American collaborators with historical research and research on individual artifacts. The postdoc will help ensure that information in the exhibition is both accurate and respectful of cultural sensitivities. Specific duties might involve helping to choose artifacts through background research, providing assistance with the content team’s research, helping to shape exhibition themes, helping to refine stories within the exhibition, and reading display summaries, exhibition labels, and media scripts to check for accuracy and sensitivity of representation. The postdoc will work with community engagement, collections, and conservation staff to assist with visits by external scholars, tribal leaders, traditional knowledge holders, artists, and others to The Field Museum’s North American collections. She/He will also work with the Museum’s Learning Center to develop curricular or teacher development materials related to the content of the exhibition.

This is a full-time position, lasting until December 2020. Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Native American heritage.


  • A Ph.D. in Native American studies, anthropology, or Native American history.
  • Broad knowledge of Native American history and cultural practices/lifeways in the post-contact period.
  • Deep experience with contemporary concerns and emerging trends in Native American scholarship.
  • Experience working with Native American communities around Museum collections.
  • A desire to contribute to the public’s understanding of Native American cultures and a sensitivity to the needs, interests, and knowledge levels of the general public, in regards to Native American cultures and histories.
  • The ability and desire to work as a team member on a highly collaborative project. Rapid turnaround for deadlines is frequently necessary.

Apply HERE