AAIA Seeking a Cultural Sovereignty Fellow; Applications Due April 23

Shannon Keller O’Loughlin

Published March 5, 2018

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND – The Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) is now accepting applications for individuals interested in receiving a Cultural Sovereignty Fellowship.

AAIA is the oldest American Indian advocacy organization in the United States, founded in New York City in 1922. The organization began as several not-for-profit citizen organizations that supported change in federal Indian law
towards Tribal self-determination, sovereignty, and protection of lands and culture. In 1948, the groups merged and became the AAIA and continued its tradition of serving Indian Tribes, their citizens and all indigenous communities within the United States with a mission of protecting tribal sovereignty, preserving culture and educating youth.

AAIA involves itself at the grassroots and national levels in partnership with Tribes and their citizens and members to seek solutions and policies that empower self-determining and sustainable Indian Nations. The AAIA is governed by an all-Native Board of Directors from across Indian Country that works in alliance with its Executive Director. The

AAIA office is located near Washington, DC in Rockville, Maryland. Shannon Keller O’Loughlin serves as executive director of AAIA.

About the Cultural Sovereignty Fellowship

The CULTURAL SOVEREIGNTY FELLOWSHIP is a one-year fellowship position. AAIA is seeking recent graduates of undergraduate, graduate or law degree programs; the applicant must have or will graduate between January 2016 and June 2018. A successful applicant will receive a stipend starting at $35,000 depending on the applicant’s degree  program and level of experience. The job location is in Rockville, Maryland, in the metro DC area.

The CULTURAL SOVEREIGNTY FELLOW will support the development of national policy in Indian affairs, and provide research, analysis and writing to support programs that include youth education, juvenile justice issues, sacred site protection, repatriation and protection of cultural heritage.

CLICK HERE to view a full description of the position.

To apply for this important fellowship position, please provide the following documentation by 5:00pm E.S.T. on
Monday, April 23, 2018, to general.aaia@indian-affairs.org:

● Resume
● Final transcript (does not need to be a sealed official transcript)
● Two writing samples, that are original work, that total no more than 15 pages
● One written recommendation from a professor or Tribal leader
● Three references that include personal and professional references

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