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Salmon Cooking Workshop

Monday, 15 May 2017 by

Attention Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Citizens:
The Shu’-‘aa-xuu-dvn (In A Good Way Place) Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program and Si~s-xa Netlh-‘i~ Program would like to invite you to join us for a family centered, salmon cooking workshop. At this workshop you will learn about domestic violence/sexual assault services offered by the Shu’-‘aa-xuu-dvn program, the biology of our local salmon, how to carve cooking sticks, clean/prepare the salmon, and cook the salmon. After the completion of the workshop, families will enjoy a salmon lunch together. Pre-registration is required to ensure we have a sufficient amount of fish, materials and supplies for participants.
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 9th
To register or for more information, please contact:
Andromeda Lopez
Shu’-‘aa-xuu-dvn (In A Good Way Place)
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program
andi.lopez@tolowa.com or (707) 487-9255 ext.1133

The SEEDS Project is coming to Brookings. The project specialist will be available every Mon-day from 10-2 at the Chit-xu Mee-ne’ Office at 1122 Fifield #7!

 

SANTA FE, N.M. – April 28, 2017.

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing is offering the first annual Sherman Alexie Scholarship to a student who applies and enrolls in the IAIA MFA program.

The scholarship will pay $7,500 per semester for four semesters, for a total of $30,000, $24,000 of which will be applied to tuition. The remaining $6,000 will help pay for travel, lodging, books, and meals during the five residencies in Santa Fe.

All applicants to the Institute of American Indian Arts’ MFA in Creative Writing who are enrolled members of a Native American tribe or First Nation are eligible. Proof of enrollment will be required. To apply for the scholarship, complete an application to the IAIA MFA program. The creative writing sample submitted with the application will be the competition entry. Applicants should pay close attention to the page limits; additional pages over the limit will not be read.

The initial screening of entries will be done by the IAIA MFA’s Native faculty. Final selection will be made by Sherman Alexie. The judging will be blind; all names will be removed from the writing samples.

The deadline is Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 5 pm. Late entries will not be accepted. The winner will be announced on Friday, June 9, 2017. Finalists may also be offered scholarships. Winner must enroll for the July 22-29, 2017, pre-fall semester residency. All entrants will be notified by email.

The scholarship will be contingent on the student remaining in good academic standing throughout the two-year program.

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, Sherman Alexie is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and performer who serves as program consultant and workshop leader for the IAIA MFA program.

He has published 26 books including his soon to be released memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, his first picture book, Thunder Boy Jr, and the young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, all from Little, Brown Books; What I’ve Stolen, What I’ve Earned, a book of poetry, from Hanging Loose Press; and Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories, from Grove Press.

Smoke Signals, the movie he wrote and co-produced, won the Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

A Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Indian, Alexie grew up in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Alexie has been an urban Indian since 1994 and lives in Seattle with his family.

Jon Davis, Director of the IAIA MFA Program commented, “Sherman Alexie has been deeply involved with the MFA program since its inception. This scholarship is a natural next step and a terrific opportunity for a Native student writer.”

Offering undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Indigenous Liberal Studies, and Museum Studies — and a graduate degree in Creative Writing — IAIA is the only college in the nation dedicated to the study of contemporary Native arts. The school serves 610 Native and non-Native American college students from across the globe.  IAIA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges — and is the only college in New Mexico accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

 

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About IAIA — For over 50 years, the Institute of American Indian Arts has played a key role in the direction and shape of Native expression. With an internationally acclaimed college, museum, and tribal support resource through our Land Grant Programs, IAIA is dedicated to the study and advancement of Native arts and cultures — and committed to student achievement and the preservation and progress of their communities.  Learn more about IAIA and our mission at www.iaia.edu.

Caltrans will be repairing and repaving the intersection of Highway 101 and North Indian Road beginning at 8am this Monday, May 8. There will be full traffic control and North Indian Road (Eastside) will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Caltrans has installed a CMS sign for North Bound traffic providing information regarding the closure.

TDN wanted to get this information to the public so you can plan accordingly.

 

For more information please call Nita Rolfe 707-218-7782 or by email nrolfe@tolowa.com

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