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42 Years of Protecting Native American Rights Lecture, Wed May 22nd

42 Years of Protecting Native American Rights: A Lecture by John Echohawk

Wednesday, May 22nd at 5:30pm in Carson L01

John Echohawk, Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund, will be giving a lecture on the current legal landscape of Federal Indian law, and how the Native American Rights Fund has advanced the sovereign rights of tribal nations in the US over the past 42 years. Mr. Echohawk will discuss paradigm-shifting changes in Federal Indian law, the effectiveness of legal action as a tool to secure Native American rights, sources and motivation for working in the public interest, and potential careers working on behalf of Native American tribes. Mr. Echohawk is a founding member of the Native American Rights Fund, and is recognized as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal.
This event will receive funding from the Rockefeller Center Mini-Grants program.

Mini-Grants Experiences: Career Cadence Workshop Hosted by Women in Business

Women in Business recently invited Career Cadence, a career-consulting firm, to Dartmouth to lead a workshop. Career Cadence specializes itself by using a custom personal assessment for each participant prior to the workshop. The actual session then revolves on interpreting the results of that assessment.

Mini-Grants Experiences: Global China Connection Conference

Ningjie Cao '16 presenting on the Diao Yu Island debate.

At the end of the day, our conference was successful not because of quality of our presentations or the relevance of our printouts, but because of the diversity of its participants and their unique insight into the issues at hand.

With the help of the Rockefeller Center, we were able to bring together nearly 50 delegates from four different colleges and universities for a weekend of high-level foreign affairs discussions and policy debates. Among those that came were students from three different nations and a wide-array of family backgrounds, all of whom possessed insights and perspectives that were unique to their personal experiences and fields of study.

Interested in the Arts and Looking to Fund an Event? Apply here by 4/5/13!

The Dartmouth Centers Forum (DCF) is proud to spotlight events at Center the Arts at Dartmouth.

The goal is to highlight:

Learn More About Mini-Grants Funding Thurs, 6pm @ Collis

Come learn more about Rocky Mini-Grants!Thursday 6:00 PM in Collis
Are you looking for funding for a conference you wish to attend or an event your campus organization wants to host? Rocky Mini-Grants is a great source of funding for all types of off-campus conferences and on or off campus events. We now have an expedited approval process for conference applications only. The experiences of past participants range from putting together discussion dinners, attending global health summits, to hosting culture nights.

Come learn more this Thursday 6:00PM at Collis and see how past mini- grant
recipients have benefited from this opportunity!

The first deadline of the term is Sunday, March 31st.

For the rest of the deadline schedule, please visit Rockefeller Center's website.

For more information about the application process, please visit the Mini-Grant website.

Rocky Mini-Grants Experiences: Kairos Global Summit 2013 (Rajput)

Mon Yuck Yu and Salman Rajput at the Kairos Global Summit at the New York Stock Exchange 

Rocky Mini-Grants Experiences: Global Health Case Competition

The case competition was inspired by students who have traveled to the Mala Valley region of Lima, Peru last summer. The trip, sponsored by the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science, exposed students to harmful farming practices and accompanying health problems.

Most farmers in Mala Valley, a region that is highly dependent on agriculture, use conventional farming methods such as potent pesticide to eliminate insects and other threats to crops. As a result, the chemicals endanger the local environment because many farmers do not properly dispose of pesticide containers, allowing agrochemical residue subsequently contaminates water, air and soil. Furthermore, the laws already in place to address the implications of pesticide use are not comprehensive enough to tackle the region’s core problems.

Rocky Mini-Grants Experiences: Kairos Global Summit 2013 (Zhuang)

On the New York Stock Exchange Bell Podium
At the Kairos Global Summit 2013, I developed relationships with some of the brightest college entrepreneurs and industry mentors, participated in a mobile health workshop
led by Johnson and Johnson, and saw student companies showcase their products and services on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Throughout the weekend, I
learned topical things such as about the challenges in pushing the envelope of mobile health and education. I also learned entrepreneurship lessons on managing teams,
marketing, and building partnerships from my peers and mentors. 

During Johnson and Johnson's mobile health workshop, I saw and learned about cutting-edge products in mobile health such as self-diagnostic tools that can track your personal health metrics, a personal health scorecard, and a health worker robot. It was fascinating to learn how innovative products were being launched by a big corporation like Johnson and Johnson and what makes it possible.  

Learn from your classmates' experiences at the Mini-Grant Info Session March 1st at 3:30 PM

WHAT: Rocky Mini-Grants Poster/Info Session
WHEN: Friday, March 1, 3:30-4:30 PM
WHERE: Hinman Forum, Rockefeller Center.

Find out what kind of mini-grants were funded this term, such as: 

  • Association of American Geographers 2013 Conference
  • Kairos Global Summit
  • Africa Business Conference

Talk to members of the working group and find out how you can apply for mini-grant funding through the Rockefeller Center. Pizza will be served. Open to all Dartmouth students.

For more information about Rocky mini-grants, visit here.

Noche Dorada Celebrates Indigenous Identity

This year's Noche Dorada was a celebration of America's first inhabitants—“Indigenous Identity in the Americas”. It was an event filled with cultural diversity and expression, delicious Salvadorian cuisine, amazing speakers, and salsa dancing. The event was constructed with the intent to educate the Dartmouth community on the presence of Indigenous people in the Americas. It included two well-known Indigenous scholars, Ruben Reyes and Jorge Estevez, who gave presentations on the early inhabitants of Latin America. These presentations fostered a cross-cultural dialogue on the complex intersections of identity in the Americas, and exposed the audience to the Indigenous people, not only of North America, but also of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. 


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