The quarterly meeting of the NJ Commission on American Indian Affairs will take place on Wednesday, February 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the New Jersey State Museum, 3rd floor Board Room. The address is 205 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ. The meeting will include updates on CENSUS 2020 and information, grant opportunities, and future events. The Commission can be reached at (609) 633-9627.
The Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is soliciting proposals through its Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) for technical assistance funding to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies of economic development opportunities, including tourism development.
The National Park Service Community Assistance in Conservation and Outdoor Recreation program will provide technical assistance with locally-led conservation and outdoor recreation project. This is a great way to receive trail planning, concept designs, facilitation, signage, programming, partnership outreach and community engagement.
By Chip Colwell
Dr. Colwell is an anthropologist and museum curator in Denver.
University of Northern Colorado maintenance crew workers guide a 600-pound bear totem pole top into a crate to be shipped back to the Tlingit Nation in Angoon, Alaska, where the totem originally stood and disappeared in 1908. - CreditCreditGlenn Asakawa/The Denver Post, via Getty Images
Meeting of the NJ Commission on American Indian Affairs, May 18, 2017 at the New Jersey State Museum. Pictured from upper left: Commission Chair Lewis Greysquirrel Pierce, Rowena Madden, Steven Burton, Eileen DeFreece, Claire Garland Renee Copola, Greg Lattani, Justin Higgs, Joanne Hawkins, Urie Ridgeway.
“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”