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St. Kateri Center & CPS AIEP: Youth Leadership Program
What is it? A group of students who want to become more involved in Native community programs and develop their leadership and professional skills. We want students to take ownership over the program so it can really be whatever they want it to be. It will be an opportunity to build a program from the ground up!
Who can join? We are looking for Native students in grades 6-12. If your child is not in this range and you think we should make an exception, please contact us.
What exactly will students do? There are many opportunities for student involvement!
- Both programs will have ‘jobs’ for students. These ‘jobs’ will vary and students will receive stipends for their work. There are several working options for Native American Heritage Month and we will release a job calendar soon.
- We want to send youth delegates to conferences and other public events. Students will have the chance to attend national conferences and represent our programs.
- The groups will be asked to complete some kind of ‘giving back’ project by the end of the school year. The idea of this project will come from the students, but some possibilities are: a fundraiser for a specific cause; a construction project for a local Native community or building; a public art project etc.
How to join? Apply HERE. The application is very short (should take about 5 minutes) and we do not plan to deny applicants. It is only a way for us to make sure that students are actually committed to participating.
Please contact Forrest Bruce (CPS AIEP) or Lisa Franqui (St. Kateri Center) if you have any questions or concerns.
Forrest: firstname.lastname@example.org, 773.534.2735
Lisa: email@example.com, 773.509.2344
Here’s a calendar of regularly scheduled activities the youth participate in a leadership capacity:
This Saturday, join us in participating and performing at the Lunar New Year, St Andrew Church, 5649 N. Sheridan Rd at 1:30 pm. This is a Free event and open to the Public.
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-553-6598.
American Indian Health Service of Chicago is hosting a free Youth Mental Health First Aid training on March 15 & 16! Register online –> http://bit.ly/MHFA032018
MHFA flyer MARCH2018
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.