Service Learning Project
Every Spring Break, Suzanne Kutterer-Siburt of SIUE’s Kimmel Leadership Center takes a group of SIUE students to perform a Service Learning Project at the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and Loyal Shawnee Indian Tribes located by Big Cabin and White Oak, Oklahoma. If you would like to be involved, you can find more information about the trip at http://www.siue.edu/kimmel/volunteer/break/index.shtml.
Museum Internships and URCA Opportunities
Faculty members in this program have a wide variety of research projects in which students can receive hands-on experience in methodologies for studying Native American topics. These projects include activities such as working with archival documents, conducting fieldwork in contemporary Native communities, learning to use high tech sound and video equipment, handling and analyzing museum artifacts and processing artifacts found at an archaeological dig. Students in this program may qualify for museum internships and/or URCA Fellowships under Native American Studies faculty mentorship.
Native Canadian model wears evening gown by Tsimshian designer, Ron Everett Green, Toronto, 1999
Scholarships for students from underrepresented backgrounds, including Native American students, are available. For more information, go to http://www.siue.edu/financialaid/scholarships/institutional.shtml and see the Johnetta Haley Scholarship. Native American students interested in teaching may also apply for the Minority Teachers Scholarship Program. For more information, go to http://www.siue.edu/financialaid/scholarships/outside.shtml and see information regarding Minority Teachers of Illinois.