Wednesday, September 26, 2012

NARF Staff Attorney David Gover to Present at the University of Idaho


On Monday, October 8, NARF Staff Attorney David Gover will give a presentation entitled “Tribal Water Rights and the Klamath Basin” at the University of Idaho College of Law.  The talk will be in honor of Indigenous Day and is sponsored by the University of Idaho Native American Student Center and the law school’s Native American Law Student Association.  See here for additional information.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Chief Niwot Series - Sept. 27, 2012

Thursday September 27, 2012 - 7:00 PM
at the Native American Rights Fund
1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO


In conjunction with the powerful exhibit, Chief Niwot ~ Legend & Legacy, the Boulder History Museum and the Native American Rights Fund are proud to co-sponsor a thought-provoking series of programs presented by distinguished historians and guests. This series further explores the culture of the Arapaho people, regional historical figures, the devastating effects of the Sand Creek Massacre, as well as contemporary Native Americans on the Wind River Reservation and in urban centers.
  
This Thursday, September 27 · People of the Wind River Reservation

Guest Speaker, Darrell LoneBear. Mr. LoneBear is a member of the Northern Arapaho tribe, a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation and a popular Arapaho cultural ambassador. Lone Bear will share his knowledge of the history and traditions of the Northern Arapaho people living on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, including stories of the near-loss of the Arapaho language and recent efforts to revive the language among tribe members.

ADMISSION
Purchase tickets online through PayPal.
  • $10 per program or Series Package of all 8 programs for $80
  • $5 per program or Series Package of all 8 for $40 for Museum Members and NARF Donors (Save money and become a BHM Member today!).
For more information or questions, please contact the Museum at 303/449.3464.
For a complete list of the series, click here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

NARF Hiring for Summer 2013 Law Clerk Positions

The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is seeking qualified applicants for multiple Summer 2013 law clerk positions.  NARF is committed to the professional development of new attorneys in the field of Indian law.  Each year NARF conducts a nationwide search for law school students to participate in its clerkship program in all three of its offices (Boulder, Colorado; Anchorage, Alaska; and Washington, D.C.). 

NARF is looking for law students who will have completed their second year of law school by the summer of 2013.  Ideal applicants will have previous employment experience and/or coursework involving Native American law.

The application deadline is October 31, 2012.  Please include in the application:

1)         Cover Letter
2)         Resume
3)         Legal writing sample
4)         Law school transcript
5)         Three letters of recommendation

This summer position pays $20/hour.

For more information on NARF law clerk positions, please click here.

To apply, please contact Eric Anderson at anderson@narf.org.

NARF Executive Director John Echohawk to testify at SCIA hearing on the Impacts of the Carcieri and Patchak Decisions

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 13, NARF Executive Director John Echohawk will testify at a U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs oversight hearing on “Addressing the Costly Administrative Burdens and Negative Impacts of the Carcieri and Patchak Decisions.”

The hearing will begin at 2:15pm EST.  For more information on the hearing or to watch the webcast, follow this link.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chief Niwot Series - Thursday Talk

Chief Niwot Series - Thursday Talk

Thursday September 13, 2012

at the Native American Rights Fund

1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO
In conjunction with the powerful exhibit, Chief Niwot ~ Legend & Legacy, the Boulder History Museum and the Native American Rights Fund are proud to co-sponsor a thought-provoking series of programs presented by distinguished historians and guests. This series further explores the culture of the Arapaho people, regional historical figures, the devastating effects of the Sand Creek Massacre, as well as contemporary Native Americans on the Wind River Reservation and in urban centers.

This Thursday • September 13 · Searching for the Sand Creek Massacre Site

Sand CreekGail Ridgely and Ben Ridgley, members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, and Boulder historian Tom Meier will discuss the difficult process of determining the location and extent of the Sand Creek Massacre site. They were among teams of historians, archeologists, members of the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes, and other experts who worked with the National Park Service to provide Congress with the information necessary to establish the site. The Ridgelys are direct descendants of Lame Man, a survivor of the Massacre. Led by Eugene Ridgely Sr. (1926-2005), the family became closely associated with education about Sand Creek and with organizing the Tribe’s Spiritual Healing Runs. Gail served as the first President of the Wind River Tribal College, and Ben, a former Co-Chairman of the Tribe, was instrumental in working with the State of Wyoming to establish the Sand Creek Trail in that state. Their brother, Eugene Jr., has also been closely involved with Sand Creek. Tom Meier is a Colorado native who has worked with the Ridgely family and the Tribe for over two decades.

ADMISSION
Purchase tickets online through PayPal.
• $10 per program or Series Package of all 8 programs for $80
• $5 per program or Series Package of all 8 for $40 for Museum Members and NARF Donors (Save money and become a BHM Member today!).

For more information or questions, please contact the Museum at 303/449.3464.
For a complete list of the series, click here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Chief Niwot Series - Thursdays Talk

Thursday September 6, 2012
7:00 PM
at the Native American Rights Fund
1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO

In conjunction with the powerful exhibit, Chief Niwot ~ Legend & Legacy, the Boulder History Museum and the Native American Rights Fund are proud to co-sponsor a thought-provoking series of programs presented by distinguished historians and guests. This series further explores the culture of the Arapaho people, regional historical figures, the devastating effects of the Sand Creek Massacre, as well as contemporary Native Americans on the Wind River Reservation and in urban centers.

This Thursday, September 6 • Forgotten Heroes and Villains of Sand Creek


Author of 2010 History Press book of the above title, Carol Turner is a popular Colorado history columnist. Chief Niwot, as well as Captain Silas Soule and Major Edward Wynkoop, are some of the inspirational figures in our local history who are not well-known. Their stories are wrapped up in the violent history of the Sand Creek Massacre in November of 1864. Turner will introduce us to the many historical individuals involved in the massacre, and share how she became interested in the topic.

ADMISSION
Purchase tickets online through PayPal.
• $10 per program or Series Package of all 8 programs for $80
• $5 per program or Series Package of all 8 for $40 for Museum Members and NARF Donors (Save money and become a BHM Member today!).

For more information or questions, please contact the Museum at 303/449.3464.
For a complete list of the series, click here.