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The blog companion to the Native American Village, the free community and careers site for indigenous peoples, part of the Multicultural Villages network.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Expanded Job Board, Streamlined Tools at

Following IMDiversity's recent migration to a new jobs database and job tools format at, the editors have begun to restore a number of previously popular jobs quicksearch features including our jobs by location and jobs by occupation quicksearches, our $100K-Plus Featured Jobs section, and our weekly Featured Jobs section.

Just one one new improvement to our job tools is that jobseekers can now quickly and easily schedule a Saved Search from any search results page to send them a job alert email whenever any new jobs match their custom criteria. Jobseekers can "subscribe" to a Saved Search agent without opening a full job tools account, but they will enjoy improved tools for managing multiple alerts and posting employer-searchable resume by creating a quick Job Tools account first

We've also added a much expanded network job search, greatly extending the range and variety of the job postings searchable from one site.

Stop back for updates about the new jobs center in coming weeks.

Guidelines, applications for tax-exempt bonds now available

Filing deadline, 15 August.
Read the story in Indian Country Today

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Journalist Webinar Briefing: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

The Media Consortium, the Insight Center

MC Contact: Tracy Van Slyke

America's most glaring economic injustice is the racial wealth gap: families of color have only 15 cents of wealth to the white family's dollar. The racial wealth gap has been caused by government policies from the expropriation of Indian lands and slavery, to many aspects of the New Deal like the GI bill and Social Security, to current policies like the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction and unregulated housing and financial markets. The Oakland-based Insight Center's Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative has over 120 experts of color across the country who are resources to journalists and elected officials on federal, state and local economic stories and policies.

On Tuesday, June 16, this call will feature story ideas and investigative journalism proposals from:

Michael E. Roberts, President, First Nations Development Institute, on Closing the Racial Wealth Gap in Indian country

Avis A. Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D., Director, National Council of Negro Women, Research, Public Policy, and Information Center, on her new report Assessing the Double Burden: Examining Racial and Gender Disparities in Mortgage Lending, co-released with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Janis Bowdler, Senior Housing Policy Analyst, National Council of La Raza on the housing crisis and Latinos

Short presentations will be followed by Q&A.

To access ECON, the Experts of Color Network, visit For narratives on the racial wealth gap and proposals to close it, visit For more information on The Media Consortium, visit

WHAT: Journalist Webinar Briefing: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap
WHEN: 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST, Tuesday, June 16 (40 minutes)
WHO: Insight Center Closing The Racial Wealth Gap Initiative and The Media Consortium

Please RSVP by Monday, June 15 at 3 EST.


About The Media Consortium
The Media Consortium, a network of the country’s leading, independent media outlets has formed to amplify our voices; increase our collective clout; leverage our current audience and reach out to new ones; transform our sector’s position in a rapidly changing media and political environment; and redefine ourselves and progressivism for a new century.

About NAM
New America Media is the country's first and largest national collaboration and advocate for more than 2500 ethnic news organizations. Over 51 million ethnic adults connect to each other, to home countries and to America through 3000+ ethnic media, the fastest growing sector of American journalism. Founded by the nonprofit Pacific News Service in 1996, NAM is headquartered in California with offices in New York and Washington D.C. NAM also partners with journalism schools to grow local associations of ethnic media around the nation.

Visit NAM's homepage for news and updates on our programs here.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Featured Job: Associate Director Heart of American Indian Center (MO)

Recently posted on our new job bank:

The Heart of American Indian Center of Kansas City, Missouri, seeks applicants for an Associate Director to provide support to the Acting Executive Director and serve the will of the Board of Directors. The Associate Director will perform administrative duties and will over see; operational, fiscal, personnel and program functions of the Heart of American Indian Center. This Position requires the ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise sound independent judgment and take initiative. Inquiries will be accepted until position is filled.

Read the full posting and apply here:
Featured Job: Associate Director Heart of American Indian Center (MO)