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Tribes to host ITYP in Arlee next month Charmel Tellier Char-Koosta News The Salish and Kootenai Tribes are once again hosting the Montana Inter- Tribal Youth Practicum (ITYP), with Jocko Prairie as the site for this year’s camp that will be sponsored by Montana Indian tribes and the Northern Region of the U.S. Forest Service, announces coordinator Bev Morigeau. The practicum will run from June 6 to the 13 and will feature apow wow, talent show, cultural events, workshops, and the Mystic Mountain exercise (an activ ity that involves decision-making in resources management). The week of learning includes mythi cal reservation situations in which the “tribe” of 15 to 20 students plans to manage the resources available for the next 30 years. In that time, they are charged with meeting certain quotas, such as a certain amount of wildlife habitat, grazing land, and operating money. They also write resolutions to establish any per capita distributions, Tribal businesses, or areas reserved as cultural sites, etc. Tribal department specialists and U.S. Forest Service professionals will be on hand to direct students, as will BIA, University of Montana and Mon tana State University professionals. In between Tribal meetings, the stu dents participate in recreational and cultural activities and plan for the talent show. Also during the practicum stu dents and staff nominate and choose a princess and chief to represent ITYP throughout the year. The winners are announced at an awards ceremony along with other awards recognizing outstanding students. This year’s practicum will be a “total camp-out situation”, says Morigeau. The USFS will set up their portable showers, tents and tepees at Jocko Prai rie. She also says the pow wow and feast that will take place on June 12 is open to the public, so they’ll be posting their exact location on maps sometime later. “I encourage kids to apply. It’s a good learning experience if you are interested at all [in Tribal governments],” says Morigeau. Eligible participants are high school students, grades 9 through 12. Each Montana tribe has been invited to send around 20 participants. The students on the Flathead should check with their school counselors if they are interested in learning about Tribal management. You may also contact Morigeau at Two Eagle River School, 246-3598, or USFS coordinator Ira Jones at 329-3389 (Missoula). SCHEDULE -------- ------- St. Ignatius, Mission Dam, Charlo Woodcock, Clarice Paul, Pache, Park Addition, Ronan Senior Citizens Pablo, Turtle Lake, Poison Elmo, Dayton, Hot Springs EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES- PRE-LAW SUMMER INSTITUTE: The American Indian Law Center, Inc., was recently awarded a grant by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to re-es tablish the Pre-Law Summer Institute. The institute will be conducted at the University of New Mexico School of Law in Albuquerque, NM, from June 6 through July 29,1988. The Summer Institute is designed to introduce participants to the rigorous demands of law school. The eight- week program, a replication of the first semester of law school, will offer three substantive law courses, including In dian law, and an advocacy course in which students will prepare a moot court brief and present oral arguments before a panel of three judges at the end of the program. First conducted in 1968, the original and continuing intent of the Pre-Law Summer Institute is that it be based on sound legal education principles, and not function as a philosophical, political or cultural training ground. It is not a remedial program, but rather is a nation ally respected pre-law orientation pro viding training in the skills required for the study of law. It profits law school applicants by providing a vehicle for conditional admissions to law schools, and is a valid preparatory program for regularly admitted students. There is no tuition cost and a small living stipend will be given to partici pants. Students must be eligible for BIA services in order to be considered. For more information or an application, please write: American Indian Law Center, P.O. Box 4456, Station A, Al buquerque, NM 87196; or call 505/ 277-5462. GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS: In the first step towards an approxi mate doubling of the number of gradu ate fellowships awarded over the next several years, the National Science Foundation has announced 685 fel lowships for 1988, almost19% more than last year. These awards provide stipends of $12,000 per year for full time graduate study in the natural and (Continues on page six) HOMESITE CLEANING SEASON = The Salish and Kootenai Housing Authority is planning its annual spring clean-up season, which will begin this weekend and end in mid-June. The Housing staff will volunteer its time each Saturday to assist each community with trucks, rakes, garbage bags, etc. — whatever is needed to get the job done. They’ll arrive in each community between 9 and 10 in the morning. “Let’s make this a success,” says Diana Jones, one of the organizers. “Mark your calendar with the date for your com munity.” Take this opportunity to bag up all that unwanted stuff the May 14 May 21 May 28 June 18 melted snow revealed and have it hauled away free. A community picnic will take place after the work is fin ished. For more information, call Jones at 675-4491. PAGE 4 - CSKTs Char-Koosta News, Pablo, MT - May 11, 1988 r r v v V Tg-g v