NATIVE AMERICAN AWARDS PROGRAM

INTERN AWARDS LIST


The following is a list of the applicants who were appointed as a result of past Office of Fellowships' Native American Awards competitions. This list includes the names of the institutions in which they were enrolled, the title of the internship project undertaken at the Smithsonian, the name of their supervisor, the Smithsonian unit at which the internship was conducted.

This list is intended to demonstrate the kinds and variety of internship projects that receive support through the Native American Awards Program.

Abrams, Terry C., Sophomore at Pima Community College. Assisting with publication production, editing and story writing, under the supervision of Terence Winch at the National Museum of the American Indian from February 16, 1998 through April 24, 1998.

Alligood, Nekole D., Graduate Student, University of Oklahoma. Research with the Delaware Collection, under the supervision of Cecile R. Ganteaume at the National Museum of the American Indian from June 6, 2005 through August 12, 2005.

Belone, Ericka J., Senior at Northern Arizona University. Photographing ethnographic objects from the National Museum of Natural History's collections, under the supervision of Dorothy Lippert at the National Museum of Natural History from June 2, 2003 through August 8, 2003.

Cannon, Chelsea B., Sophomore at Stanford University. Assisting with the "Tribal Archivist Program" with Visiting Tribal Archivists at the National Museum of the American Indian, under the supervision of Diane Bird at the National Museum of the American Indian from June 12, 2000 through August 18, 2000.

Dallas, Deloria J., Freshman at Fort Lewis College. Assisting with Collections Management including all Aspects of Handling and Shelving for the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian that have Been Moved to the Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, MD from New York, under the supervision of Patricia L. Nietfeld at the National Museum of the American Indian from June 5, 2000 through August 11, 2000.

Ernest, Marcella Alexis, Senior at Mills College. Assisting with "At the Movies" and its off site programs, under the supervision of Elizabeth Weatherford at the National Museum of the American Indian from June 7, 2004 through August 13, 2004.

Ernest, Marcella Alexis, Sophmore at City College of San Francisco. Taking Part in Various Activities of the Repatriation Department Including: Condition Reporting, Digital Imaging, and Research, under the supervision of Ann Drumheller at the National Museum of the American Indian from June 4, 2001 through August 10, 2001.

Falske, Amanda L., Sophomore at Western Oregon University. Assisting with planning and implementation for the inaugural music and dance festival for the mall museum, under the supervision of Howard Bass at the National Museum of the American Indian from June 9, 2003 through August 15, 2003.

Gray, Jody L., Graduate Student at University of Wisconsin. Developing an information management system for Native American human remains collections at NMNH, under the supervision of R. Eric Hollinger at the National Museum of Natural History from October 7, 2002 through December 13, 2002.

Henry, Melissa A., Senior at Fort Lewis College. Participating in the Ongoing Promotional Efforts of the Heye Center, Assisting Public Affairs Staff in Cultivating Ongoing Relationships with the Media, and Assisting in All Other Aspects of Marketing and Promotions, under the supervision of Russ Tall Chief at the National Museum of the American Indian from June 1, 2000 through August 29, 2000.

Jackson, Charmaine Rae, Senior at Southern Utah State University. Work with staff in planning and presenting a media festival, including working with the selection committee, planning publicity, audience evaluation and public presentation., under the supervision of Elizabeth Weatherford at the National Museum of the American Indian from June 2, 1997 through August 8, 1997.

Kader, Edward A., Senior at Bemidji State University. Assisting with research into the understanding and utilization of the United States flag by American Indians as well as with 18th and 20th century material culture and performance, under the supervision of Rayna Green at the National Museum of American History from October 11, 1999 through December 17, 1999.

Kurnick, Sarah J., Freshman at Haverford College. Researching individual photographs for the Southeast volume of the Handbook of North American Indians, under the supervision of Joanna C. Scherer at the Museum of Natural History from June 2, 2003 through August 8, 2003.

Laktonen, April G., Sophomore at Brown University. Assisting with research, draft writing, and compilation of the Alutiiq exhibition catalogue, under the supervision of Aron Crowell at the National Museum of Natural History from June 7, 1999 through August 13, 1999.

Lawson, Kimberly A., Sophomore at Institute of American Indian Arts. Assisting in the organization of DME (Division of Mound Exploration)records., under the supervision of Karen Mudar at the National Museum of Natural History from June 1, 1998 through August 7, 1998.

Lukin, Shauna Z., Sophomore at University of Alaska. Assisting in development of the exhibition, 'Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People' and assisting in the production of an Alutiiq elder-youth conference., under the supervision of Aron Crowell at the National Museum of Natural History from June 1, 1998 through August 7, 1998.

Luther, William R., Sophomore at Fort Lewis College. Assisting with Various Aspects of the Native American Film and Video Festival, under the supervision of Elizabeth Weatherford at the National Museum of the American Indian from June 5, 2000 through August 11, 2000.

Mayes, Arion T., Graduate Student at University of Colorado. Documentation of remains from the North American Plains., under the supervision of Elizabeth Miller at the National Museum of Natural History from June 2, 1997 through August 8, 1997.

Montague, Sean W., Graduate Student at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Cataloging and analysis of the archaeological collections from Labrador., under the supervision of William Fitzhugh at the National Museum of Natural History from February 23, 1998 through May 1, 1998.

Moring Bigbee, Julie A., Graduate Student at University of Oklahoma. Development of access to, and the presentation of, American Indian materials in the Anthropology Branch Library., under the supervision of Margaret Dittemore at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries from June 2, 1997 through August 8, 1997.

Natseway, Patrick L., Graduate Student at Memphis College of Art. Assisting in exhibit planning; organizing research materials, gathering information, and planning discussions., under the supervision of Karen Fort at the National Museum of the American Indian from June 1, 1998 through August 7, 1998.

Nicholson, Jr., Kenny J., Sophomore at Northwest College. Assisting with exhibits fabrication, under the supervision of Rick Pelasara at the National Museum of the American Indian from February 23, 2004 through April 30, 2004.

Nietzer, Tammy J., Senior at University of Minnesota. Assisting with public program organization, administration, and audience development for "The Art of Being Kuna" exhibit as well as several Women's History Month programs., under the supervision of John Haworth at the National Museum of the American Indian from March 22, 1999 through May 28, 1999.

Oelheim, Phoebe A., Senior at Portland State University. Assisting with publications for the new National Museum of the American Indian, under the supervision of Holly Stewart at the National Museum of the American Indian from March 22, 2004 through May 28, 2004.

Osborn, R. Danielle, Junior at Brigham Young University. Assisting with the Development of Catlin Traveling Exhibitions and Compiling Photographic Rights and Reproductions, under the supervision of George Gurney and Laura Cummings at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from June 3, 2002 through August 9, 2002.

Oxendine, Angelia C., Senior at University of North Carolina, Pembroke. Organizing and working with photographic archives, under the supervision of Cynthia Frankenburg at the National Museum of the American Indian from January 19, 2004 through March 26, 2004.

Poocha, Kenneth G., Graduate Student at University of Arizona. Bibliography for Colorado River and Yuman tribes, under the supervision of Joallyn Archambault at the National Museum of Natural History from June 2, 1997 through August 8, 1997.

Rocan, Claudette Diane, Senior at University of Winnipeg. Assisting in Preliminary Research of the Our Lives Exhibition Being Developed for the Opening of NMAI on the Mall, under the supervision of Cynthia Chavez at the National Museum of Natural History from April 2, 2001 through June 8, 2001.

Sagmoen, Shauna L., Freshman at University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Processing film, video and audio materials from the George Gustav Heye Center, under the supervision of Sheree Bonaparte at the National Museum of the American Indian from June 9, 2003 through August 15, 2003.

Senior, Molly E., Junior at Bemidji State University. Assist in the development of a poetry book that will feature photographs from the National Museum of American Indian collection and poetry by Wordcraft student writers., under the supervision of Terrance Winch at the National Museum of the American Indian from June 2, 1997 through August 8, 1997.

Shannon, Carolyn L., Senior at University of Oklahoma. Assisting in the assembling of archival data for repatriation evaluations., under the supervision of William Billeck at the National Museum of Natural History from June 1, 1998 through August 7, 1998.

Sheyahshe-Lell, Michael A., Freshman at University of Oklahoma. Assisting in the production of a virtual exhibit on Sequoyah and the written Cherokee language on the Web., under the supervision of Rayna Green at the National Museum of American History from June 1, 1998 through August 7, 1998.

Sievers, Corie A., Senior at State University of New York, Buffalo. Assist with Reference Work and Database Development in the Photographic Archive and the Setting up of the Film and Video Suite for the Media Archive, under the supervision of Sheree Bonaparte at the National Museum of the American Indian from June 3, 2002 through August 9, 2002.

Spoonhunter, Tarissa L., Senior at University of Montana. Gathering documentation to evaluate the cultural affiliation of Native American human remains and funerary objects from Texas., under the supervision of William Billeck at the National Museum of Natural History from June 2, 1997 through August 8, 1997.

Stofel, Emma M., Senior at University of Oklahoma. Assisting in rehousing efforts for the Northeast and Southeast Native American collections as well as assisting with preparation of objects for the new Africa hall exhibit., under the supervision of Natalie Firnhaber at the National Museum of Natural History from May 10, 1999 through July 9, 1999.

Trincado, Angel J., Graduate Student at Sonoma State University. Researching and gathering reference material on the native people of California for public access in the Mall Museum Resource Center, under the supervision of Marty DeMontano at the National Museum of the American Indian from June 2, 2003 through August 8, 2003.

Waite, Jessica M., Junior at University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Researching individual photographs for the Southeast volume of the Handbook of North American Indians, under the supervision of Joanna C. Scherer at the Museum of Natural History from June 2, 2003 through August 22, 2003.

Young IV, Nathan H., Junior at Oklahoma University. Assisting in exhibit planning; organizing research materials, gathering information, and planning discussions., under the supervision of Karen Fort at the National Museum of the American Indian from June 1, 1998 through August 7, 1998.