Climate Resilience Fall 2021 Essay Contest

Climate Resilience Fall 2021 Essay Contest Announcement

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The ITCA Climate Resilience project, funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), is delighted to announce an opportunity to offer an essay contest for American Indian students living in Arizona and attending a school in Arizona. The project serves to build upon the existing environmental work to assist in planning, and implementing workshops addressing extreme events and harmful environmental impacts in areas of Drought, Water Availability, Food Scarcity, Air Quality, Wildfires and Outbreak of Pests.

Please find the application and further information on requirements for the essay contest below. The applications are due Friday, August 6, 2021. If you have any questions regarding the ITCA Climate Resilience Essay Contest please contact Ms. Monique Tsosie at Monique.Tsosie@itcaonline.com.

Climate Resilience Fall 2021 Essay Contest Application

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AIEA Educator’s Award Celebration

Please join the Arizona Indian Education (AIEA) in celebrating the many professionals who significantly impact American Indian students. On Saturday, September 18, 2021 we will be hosting our Second Annual Educator’s Award Celebration. AIEA highly encourages you to nominate an educator who passionately and proactively supports American Indian students.

Important Dates:

  • Nomination forms must be received by August 6, 2021
  • Awardees will be notified by August 20, 2021
  • Awardees must have their award acceptance video and highlight video or statement submitted by September 3, 2021
  • All awardees must be virtually present for this celebration event on Saturday, September 18, 2021

Award Categories and Qualifications 2021

1-5 Years Award

This award seeks to encourage those educators beginning their professional careers in Education.

6-15 Years Award

This award honors educators who have demonstrated leadership and mentorship that led to American Indian student success and achievement.

16+ Years Award

This award honors educators who have demonstrated a long commitment to serving the needs of American Indian students.

Founder Award

This special award is to honor any type of educator (teacher, principal, superintendent) who has shown a minimum of thirty years of dedication to American Indian students. Retired educators are welcome to be nominated.

Parent Award

This special recognition acknowledges the continued support of American Indian students from those in an official capacity, such as Tribal, local, or state officials.

Serving the Community Award

This award is for after-school/coach who made significant efforts to provide support for American Indian students and demonstrated leadership in promoting, defending, or supporting Indian education. Nominee may also have supported and championed the success of American Indian students.

Unsung Hero Award

There are many people who devote time and energy into providing a rewarding experience on a regular basis to American Indian students. Please use this category to nominate a bus driver, cafeteria worker or other unsung hero of your school/district/education program.

Johnson O’Malley Award

This category is specifically designated for those professionals who lead a JOM program, Title VI, or additional support for Native American education programs.

Language Revitalization Award

This award seeks to honor those who continue to promote and teach tribal languages in any setting.

Administrator Award

This award may be given to principals, superintendents, and other administrators who impact the education of American Indian students.

Resiliency Award

This award is specifically designated for those who maintained and advocated for COVID-19 protocols in protecting themselves and students while continuing their responsibilities.

Nomination Packet

AIEA Award Nomination Packet

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AIEA Award Nomination Packet

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For more information, please contact Jerri Thomas at Jerri.thomas@itcaonline.com

On-Line Data.Census.gov Training

Below are our training videos on Data.Census.gov. You can also view the videos on our YouTube channel: ITCA YouTube.

2021-2022 Arizona Indian Education Association (AIEA) Student Scholarship

AIEA Student Scholarship Application

AIEA Student Scholarship Application
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AIEA Student Scholarship Presentation

AIEA Student Scholarship Presentation (PDF)

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AIEA Student Scholarship FAQ’s

You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Arizona Indian Education Association’s Student Scholarships below.

  1. Where and how do I apply?
    1. Answer:
      1. Download the Scholarship application and evaluate the three scholarship categories
      2. Complete the scholarship application
      3. Gather all of the scholarship application materials and send them to AIEA by EMAIL to: AIEA.est2003@gmail.com
      4. Or you can MAIL your application to: AIEA Scholarship, 2214 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
  2. What are the scholarship categories?
    1. Academics – Students with a GPA of 2.0 or above and doing very well in school
    2. Exemplary – Students who excel in many areas including academics, extracurricular activities, and involvement in the community
    3. Make a Difference – Students who may not excel in academics, but excel in other areas including extracurricular activities, artistic abilities, or involvement in the community
  3. When are applications open?
    1. Answer: AIEA strives to continually release the scholarship application in a timely manner as to release funds by the start of the Fall semester. For updates of our annual scholarship, please visit the AIEA webpage in the Spring.
  4. When will I be notified if I am awarded a scholarship?
    1. Answer: AIEA will notify award winners via email and letter by the notification date listed on the scholarship application.
  5. What is required for complete applications?
    1. Answer: The following are the needed materials that make up a complete application:
      1. Completed application form
        1. Please check ONE award
      2. Copy of Proof of tribal enrollment card/CIB from a federally-recognized Indian Nation
      3. Two letters of recommendation
        1. Letters must be from a teacher/professor, counselor/advisor, mentor, church leader, or community leader. Recommendations are encouraged to include cultural aspects and highlights of the student.
      4. Copy of your current school transcripts. Unofficial copies are acceptable
        1. INCOMING HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN: Incoming high school freshmen are to provide Middle School/Junior High transcripts.
        2. INCOMING COLLEGE FRESHMEN: Incoming college freshman to college and/or university are to provide High School transcripts.
      5. Typed double-spaced essay (2 pages, 12 point font) referring to the designated theme listed on the application
        1. Please follow the essay directions as listed. (There may be additional requirements such as interviews and option artwork for extra points)
      6. Curriculum vitae or resume
        1. Please include information regarding your received awards, student government or leadership positions, extracurricular activities (i.e. clubs, sports, community organizations, etc.), education/career goals, and role of culture in your life.
      7. College/University students only: Copy of enrollment verification from college/university office
  6. Can I submit “recycled” or “old” Letters of Recommendation?
    1. Answer: No, AIEA does not accept recycled letters of recommendations that were addressed to other organizations. Also, AIEA does not accept old letters of recommendations. Letters must be recent and addressed to AIEA.
  7. Can I have my Letter of Recommendation sent by my recommender?
    1. Answer: Yes, but it is the student’s responsibility to check with their Recommender that he or she submit the letter before the deadline.
  8. What should I include in my essay?
    1. Answer: To write an excellent essay, be sure to address the designated theme listed on the application. This is to have students write their essay in a personalized manner of what the theme means to themselves. The theme and additional writing requirements change each year so recycled essays will not be accepted.
  9. Can I submit a “recycled” or “old” scholarship essay?
    1. Answer: No, AIEA does not accept recycled student essays that were addressed to other organizations. Also, AIEA does not accept old student essays. Essays must address AIEA and must address the theme listed on the application.
  10. Can I apply even if I am attending an out-of-state school?
    1. Answer: No, AIEA does not accept applications from students that are attending or will be attending a school or college/university outside the state of Arizona. This scholarship is intended for students currently living in Arizona who are attending or will be attending an Arizona school or college/university.
  11. Can I apply even if I am a member of an Arizona-federally recognized tribe that is attending an out-of-state school/college?
    1. Answer: No. This scholarship is intended for students currently living in Arizona who are attending or will be attending an Arizona school or college/university.
  12. Does my transcript(s) have to be official?
    1. Answer: No, a copy of your unofficial transcript(s) is acceptable.
  13. Do the College scholarships fund certificate programs, vocational, or trade school?
    1. Answer: No. The College scholarships only fund degree-seeking students who are attending an Arizona school or college/university.

Other Helpful Tips

  1. Contacting the Arizona Indian Education Association to confirm we have received your scholarship application materials is completely acceptable and encouraged to ensure your scholarship application is complete.
  2. Typed double-spaced essay (2 pages, 12 point font) referring to the designated theme listed on the application
    1. Follow the instructions and answer the prompt
    2. Use professional language
    3. Make sure to check spelling and grammar before submitting
    4. Have a teacher, professor, or writing tutor read over your essay for quality, organization, and readability
    5. Follow any additional writing requirements listed on the application
  3. Submitting your application
    1. For the fastest way to submit your application, please email the completed application to AIEA.est2003@gmail.com
  4. Have more questions about the AIEA Student Scholarship?
    1. Please email Ms. Jerri Thomas at Jerri.thomas@itcaonline.com or call (480) 452-4867.

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On-Line Google Earth™ Training

Below are our training videos on Google Earth™. You can also view the videos on our YouTube channel: ITCA YouTube.

Waste Diversion Training, September

Location:  San Carlos Apache Tribe
Date:  September, 2019

This is a one day training to help you determine how much of your waste you can divert, how to calculate your diverted waste, and the status of the waste from other municipalities being diverted.

For more information, contact:

Brian Davidson, Solid Waste Environmental Coordinator
(602) 258-4822

Tribal Health Steering Committee for the Phoenix Area IHS Meeting

Monday, June 25, 2018
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Poco Diablo Resort
1752 State Route 179
Sedona AZ 86336

PURPOSE: The Tribal Health Steering Committee for the Phoenix Area Indian Health Service (IHS) was officially confirmed in 1984 via a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Dr. Everett Rhodes, IHS Director, Dr. George Bluespruce, Phoenix Area IHS Director and Tribal Leaders representing the Intertribal Council of Nevada, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona and the Tribes in Utah served by Phoenix Area IHS. The Committee is comprised of elected Tribal Leaders and an Urban Indian health program representative. It provides advisement to the IHS on appropriations, policies and programs. Steering Committee meetings are open to all Tribal government and Urban Indian health program representatives. The meetings focus on American Indian health risks and policy concerns in order to discuss, prioritize and advise the Phoenix Area IHS.

Meeting Summary

Phoenix Area Strategic Plan 2018-2019
National and Phoenix Area Strategic Plan

Tribal Health Steering Committee for the Phoenix Area Indian Health Service CHARTER

Phoenix Area Health Services Master Plan

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Issue Letter
Tribal Technical Advisory Group Memo on Civil Rights Concerns

MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENTS: STATE APPROACHES IN THE PHOENIX AREA

ADDRESSING THE OPIOID CRISIS IN INDIAN COUNTRY Briefing Paper
TRIBAL OPIOID LEGISLATION – 115TH U.S. CONGRESS (2017-2018)

CHR ADVOCACY PACKET