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Free Conference, Pathways to Respecting American Indian Civil Rights



August 8, 2013 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
King Center at Auraria Campus – PARKING is $10
855 Lawrence Way, Denver, CO 80204
Free to the public
CLE & HRCI credits will be available, applications are pending.

CONTACT Patricia McMahon| 303-866-1344 | patricia.mcmahon@eeoc.gov

Register for conference: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5653618124

The American Indians Pathways Taskforce is hosting a one-day FREE training and education conference for Leadership to promote the civil rights of American Indians.

Topics will include information on health care, employment, education, environmental justice and nutrition. Also included will be discussions on crisis issues within the Native American communities such as hate crimes, the loss of culture and violence against Native women.

The goal of the training & education conference is to provide you with answers to a wide range of questions in the Native American community under an umbrella of cultural comfort.

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Why should I attend?

Because this is not only an opportunity to meet federal, state and local providers for the Native community…
This is also an opportunity to meet the educators and advocates who are working in your community.
Pathways to Respecting American Indian Civil Rights Training & Education Conference will provide an opportunity to maximize your time in learning new strategies to help your community, provide services and meet likeminded individuals with similar goals.

But most important…YOU will have an opportunity to meet people and form a network.

Sponsors include:

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

United States Health & Human Services-Office of Civil Rights

Colorado Civil Rights Division





Choctaw Scholarship Advisement Fellowship Program

The AIGC and Choctaw Scholarship Advisement Program Fellowship

AIGC is proud to announce the Choctaw Scholarship Advisement Program (SAP) Fellowship Program, funded with a generous gift from the Choctaw SAP.

The AIGC Choctaw SAP Fellowship is a 2-year (up to $10,000/yr) graduate research fellowship available to one full-time, degree-seeking, tribally-enrolled graduate or professional level Choctaw student.

The deadline is August 30, 2013. Full details are posted in the AIGC Online Application System at: https://aigc.academicworks.com/ In order to be eligible, applicants must visit AIGCS.ORG<http://AIGCS.ORG>, click on ‘Apply Now’ and complete both the General Application and the AIGC Choctaw SAP Fellowship opportunity.

The Choctaw SAP was created in late 2006 to help overcome consistently high Native American college dropout rates. SAP has two primary goals, to prepare students for college, and once enrolled, keep students on track for a college degree.

SAP services include college selection counseling, admission test preparation, helping students find scholarships, grants, internships and fellowships, summer program advisement, and peer advisement and mentoring. To receive all of these benefits, you must be a member of SAP; there is no fee, go here to join now:





Gates Millennium Scholarship Application Open for High School, GED 2014 Entering Students

Refer your Family, Colleagues & Friends! The Gates Millennium Scholarship OPENS SOON

The Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS) is gearing up for their online application beginning in mid-August. The application process will last through mid-January 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Gates Millennium Scholars Program provides up to ten years of higher education funding, covering unmet need, at any accredited, national college.

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.

The American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGCS) is the American Indian/Alaska Native partner for the GMS scholarship.

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria:

1. Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American 2. Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States 3. Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 or have a GED 4. Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2014 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients.

5. Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities 6. Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria 7. Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student’s application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student’s academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student’s community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form) by the deadline.


To schedule a GMS presentation at your school or in your community, contact AIGCS at (866) 884-7007<tel:%28866%29%20884-7007>. For more information regarding the GMS scholarship, visit gmsp.org<http://gmsp.org>.



Mark Your Calendars for CMA Welcome Back! Mon Aug 26th

CMA 20th Annual Welcome Gathering

Join us for an annual CU tradition of community building, fun, and great resources to kick off the new year!  CMA invites all students, faculty and staff to our gathering to welcome new and continuing students.  Stop by and gather information on important campus resources and find out more about student organizations and ways to get involved in this 2013-2014 year.  Bring a friend!  In collaboration with SORCE, WRC, Career Services, Office of International Education.

Monday, August 26, 2013 (1st day of classes)
Engebretson Business Quad (between Reed Hall and Leeds Business School)

WelcomeGathering 2013

For more information and for upcoming CMA events please visit us at:  http://cma.colorado.edu/events



CMA accepting applications for Peer Mentors

The Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) is now accepting applications for the position of Peer Mentors (Student Assistant I). Some positions are paid and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

This position will provide peer to peer mentoring including helping students navigate the university system, provide resource and referrals, guidance on personal/social/cultural issues and present during orientation sessions.  Should possess knowledge of the policies and procedures related to the university setting, and have good multicultural and interpersonal skills.  Self-initiation, leadership and the ability to work collaboratively are highly recommended.  If you enjoy meeting people, are highly interested in multicultural and social justice work, we encourage you to apply!

Application here: Peer Application


Safe Zone LGBTQ Ally Training, Mon 7/22 2pm

Safe Zone: LGBTQ Ally Development Program

This interactive 2-hour training works to help participants develop a deeper awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to LGBTQ and similarly identified communities and helps increase participant’s comfort level supporting LGBTQ individuals within the university community.

For more information or to find out when the next Safe Zone training will be held, please email Scarlet at scarlet.bowen@colorado.edu. Sessions are limited to 20 people. RSVP early!

Upcoming Training Sessions

Date: Monday, July 22, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: UMC Room 325




Free Denver Screening of Luminarias, Wed 7/24 6pm

Screening of Luminarias

Wednesday July 24
McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave.
6-6:30pm Reception – Food, Refreshments & music by Mariachi Vasquez
6:30-7pm Panel Discussion
7-9pm  Screening of Luminarias – Latino Love, Revolution and Serious Satire will feature 2 films, as well as live entertainment and food; in addition FilmFiesta 3 will afford the public to continue the discussion by featuring the writer, director and actors from the independent film Luminarias live and person at the screening. Luminarias in a comedic examination of love in the LA Latino quick lane, as four independent  Chicanas from various walks of life struggle with balancing traditional views of relationship with a contemporary multi-cultural world.

Please RSVP to Niecie.Washington@denvergov.org