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Native American Sciences Initiative

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science's Department of Anthropology invites you to consider three extraordinary programs in support of science excellence and the Native American community. Download the brochure here.

Native American Science Internship Program
Internships are offered to currently enrolled, undergraduate or graduate-level students of Native American descent. Priority is given to students interested in anthropology or archaeology. The intern will participate in all aspects of museum-based science activities, including curatorial research and collections management activities. Instructions on how to apply.

Previous Interns:
Tracy Pierre – Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Jami Powell – Osage
Paulette Steeves – Cree
Garrett Briggs – Southern Ute
Kimberly McCabe – Navajo, Dakota Sioux, & Seneca
Devon Wallis – Cherokee
Cassandra Freeman – Dakota Sioux
Lindsay Montgomery – Muskogee
Patrick Cruz – Ohkay Owingeh
Halena Kapuni-Reynolds – Native Hawaiian

Native American Science Scholarship Program
Annual scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated leadership, academic achievement, and an interest in a science career. Preference is given to Native American students who are college-bound high school seniors attending a Colorado high school or undergraduates who attend a Colorado college or university. Awards are presented to recipients at an annual reception in the fall. Download the application, due annually on October 1.

Previous Recipients:
Matt Calhoun – Athabascan
Jonathan Credo – Navajo
Roxanne Harmon – Cherokee
Anthony Nicholson – Navajo
Sheryl Wassillie – Igiugig Village, Alaska
John David – Laguna Pueblo
Tyler Starr – Taos Pueblo, Navajo, & Cherokee
Evan Bekes – Navajo
Brooke Sanders – Navajo & Oglala Lakota Sioux
Hayden Estes – Luiseno Band of La Jolla Indians
Saydie Sago – Mescalero Apache
Victoria Ramirez-Solis – Navajo
Kimberly McCabe – Navajo, Dakota Sioux, & Seneca
Kristyn Fudge – Cherokee
Tyler Hall – Cherokee
Jackson Osborn – Chocktaw Nation of Omaha
Lindsey Kroboth – Cherokee
Joseph Yellowhorse-Murphy – Oglala Sioux
Rebecca Daughton – Cherokee

Indigenous Fellowship Program
Artists, elders, curators, scholars, and other individuals from Indigenous communities are hosted so that they can study the Museum's 60,000-piece anthropology collection. As visiting fellows, they work together with Department of Anthropology curators and staff members to conduct original research and gain a deeper understanding of the anthropology collections' cultural and historical significance. Download the application. Applications accepted all year round.

Previous Fellows:
Stewart Koyiyumptewa – Hopi
Lee Wayne Lomayestewa – Hopi
Bernard Siquieros – Tohono O’odham
Robert Garcia – Santa Ana Pueblo
David Dean – Choctaw
Dallan Maybee – Haudenosaunee Seneca
Adrian John – Haudenosaunee Seneca
James Luna – Luiseno
D.Y. Begay – Navajo
Lynda Teller Pete – Navajo
Scott Shoemaker – Miami Nation of Indiana

To learn more about these programs please contact [email protected], 303.370.6367, or Attn: Native American Science Initiative, Department of Anthropology, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205.

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