Archived Past Announcements

Abstracts accepted for Mayo's SoE-CNP's conference  ·  September 11-14, Seattle, WA        Learn more…
posted: 7·28·2010

Scholarships to undergraduate AI/AN college students to attend the 39th AAIP Annual Meeting & Health Conference in Albuquerque, NM, August 5 - 9, 2010       Learn more…
posted: 2·6·2010

An American Indian and Alaska Native Cancer Education Seminar Series.

  • Survivorship and Quality of Life - scheduled for August 13-15, 2009 in Denver, CO

  • Agenda
    posted: 6·22·2009
    posted: 3·18·2009

An American Indian and Alaska Native Cancer Education Seminar Series.

  • Palliative Care/End-of-Life Care - scheduled for June 14-15, 2009 in Portland, OR

  • Agenda - June 14-15
    posted: 6·12·2009
  • Prevention Regional Seminar - April 26-28, 2009 in Tulsa, OK

  • Agenda & Registration
      posted: 2·14·2009

9Health Fair
     Brady Exploration School, Lakewood, CO
      Saturday April 18, 2009       8am - 1pm
    Learn more… PDF file
     posted: 4·4·2009

Native American Cancer Research - Wellness Event
     Brady Exploration School, Lakewood, CO
      Saturday April 18, 2009     10am - 3pm
    Learn more… PDF file
     posted: 3·30·2009

Looking for Native Women for a Group Discussion in Los AngelesLearn more…
posted: 2·25·2009

Operation Santa for all the children of the Native Villages in the Aleutian Islands go to...
posted: 12·14·2008

An American Indian and Alaska Native Cancer Education Seminar Series.

  • Early Detection will be January 18-20, 2009th in San Diego, CA (dates and location confirmed)
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    posted: 11·10·2008

Job Position in Indian Country "Project Coordinator" - Northern Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center Learn more…
posted: 5·29·2008

Job Position in Indian Country "STD and HIV/AIDS Epidemiologist (MPH level)" - Northern Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center Learn more…
posted: 5·29·2008

5th National Summit on Smokeless and Spit Tobacco, September 21 - 23, 2009 Learn more…
posted: 6·9·2008

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is now accepting applications for the 11th Annual Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative, June 21 - 29, 2008. go to…
posted: 1·22·2008

LBBC's second advanced (metastatic) breast cancer survey Learn more…
posted: 5·28·2008

6th Annual Disparities in Health in America Workshop: Conference Agenda June 21 - 27, 2008 Learn more…
posted: 6·9·2008

6th Annual Disparities in Health in America Workshop: Workshop Overview June 21 - 27, 2008 Learn more…
posted: 6·9·2008

5th World Conference on Breast Cancer to be held June 4-8, 2008 in Winnipeg,Canada. go to…
posted: 10·20·2007

Spirit of Eagles has released a Request for Proposals for Community Grants! go to…
posted: 10·22·2007

Exciting Opportunity in Field of Cancer Disparities in Rapid City, SD go to…
posted: 10·20·2007

KU Medical Center - University of Kansas: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION go to…
posted: 10·20·2007

Spirit of Eagles has released a Request for Proposals for Community Grants! go to…
posted: 10·22·2007

Lance Armstrong Native American Priorities: new addendum to the National Action Plan for Cancer Survivorship go to…
posted: 10·17·2007

Montana State University Professional Position: Vacancy Announcement go to…
posted: 10·8·2007

Intersecting Interests: Tribal knowledge & Research Communities April 16-17, 2008, University Theater - The University of Montana PDF file
posted: 3·19·2008

Preventing & Treating Commercial Tobacco Dependence April 23, 24 & 25, 2008 in Oklahoma City, OK.   Brochure - pdf file   ·   Registration Form - word doc
posted: 3·6·2008 & 4·5·2008

NACR Job announcement - Computer Management Specialist Learn more…
posted: 3·5·2008

2nd Cherokee Cancer Summit on March 6 and 7, 2008 in Tulsa, OK. go to…
posted: 1·22·2008

Carole Anne Heart, Executive Director of "The Tribal Chairman's Heath Board", has walked on
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posted: 1·31·2008

The Best and Promising Practices for Tobacco Control in American Indian and Alaskan (AIAN) Native Communities Regional Meeting, February 21-22, 2008 in Denver, Colorado go to…
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posted: 1·16·2008

Operation Santa for all the children of the Native Villages in the Aleutian Islands go to...
posted: 12·11·2007

Reconnecting The Circle National High School Essay Contest go to...
posted: 10·30·2007

2007 American Indian Symposium - Addressing Needs of Today's Urban American: Together We can Walk the Path to Positive Results: being held November 7, 2007 at Pierson Auditorium on the University of Missouri, Kansas City. go to...
posted: 10·30·2007

We have lost two good friends, Walter Woods and Roxanne Struthers. Please click on their names to learn more about them.

7th National Changing Patterns of Cancer In Native Communities: The Power of Partnerships will be held September 5-8, 2007 in Minneapolis, MN go to...

American Indian and Alaska Native Working Meeting on Colorectal Cancer will take place May 22-23, 2007 in Seattle, WA go to...

Mayo Clinic Spirit of EAGLES Southeastern Alliance Cancer Conference will take place March 5-7, 2007 in Savannah, GA go to...

Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer will take place February 23-25, 2007 in Arlington, VA go to...

Report to the Tribes: Update on Cancer will take place January 8, 2007 in Oklahoma City, OK go to...

Clinical Trials Education for Native Americans

Native American Cancer Research (NACR), the 7 Cs faculty, and Mayo’s "Spirit of E.A.G.L.E.S." (SOE) will be holding two workshops implementing the Clinical Trials Education for Native Americans curriculum. These trainings are in response to several queries about how to explain clinical trials to Native cancer survivors. SOE is providing a limited number of scholarships to cover travel costs of workshop participants. Please contact Peg Fennemore of NACR for information about scholarships (303-838-9359; The workshop is geared for people who MAY be interested in teaching others from their community and elsewhere about the potential benefits and drawbacks related to clinical trials participation. The curriculum will be tailored to the attending participants of each workshop. The emphasis of the curriculum is on providing sufficient information so that the patient can ask more directive questions and be prepared to make an informed choice regarding whether or not to pursue personal eligibility for clinical trials participation. Two workshops are being held:

Workshop 1:

Dates: July 19 - 20, 2004

Start time: 1:00 pm Monday End time: 3:00 pm Tuesday

Location: NACR Headquarters, 3022 South Nova Road, Pine, Colorado 80470-7830

Faculty: Alice Bradley, MA; Linda Burhansstipanov, MSPH, DrPH; Eduard Gamito; Linda U. Krebs, RN, PhD, AOCN.

Workshop 2:

Dates: September 12-13, 2004

Start time: 1:00 pm Sunday End time: 2:00 pm Monday

Location: Sheraton Horse Pass, Scottsdale, Arizona

Faculty: Alice Bradley, MA; Linda Burhansstipanov, MSPH, DrPH; Eduard Gamito; Linda U. Krebs, RN, PhD, AOCN; Judith S. Kaur, MD.

Both workshops are Sponsored by: "The American Indian / Alaska Native Initiative on Cancer" ("Spirit of E.A.G.L.E.S.") (U01 CA86098), "Clinical Trials Education for Colorado Providers" (R25 CA82714) and Native American Cancer Research (NACR). Space is limited for both workshops.

Please note that other than the SOE travel scholarships, there are no travel costs or honoraria/fees provided for participants. The workshops are being offered to provide an opportunity for Natives to learn how to implement the workshops and to provide accurate information to survivors in their local community about clinical trials. The entire "Clinical Trials Education for Native Americans" curriculum is available on the NACR website for free download to anyone who wishes to use it (, under ‘resources’).

Season of the Grass Turning Green Pow-Wow

Tallbull Memorial Grounds in Daniels Park, Douglas County. Admission is a one-dollar donation for the traditional dance class sponsors.

Native community vendors and food concession. Bring your own lawn chair and shade. Camping available. Watch for the signs.

Fri. - park opens for campers
Sat. - Grand Entry at 2 and 7pm
Sun. - Grand Entry at 1pm
Come for the powwow, stay for the view!

(find maps to all these events on the calendar page at


City Park Arts Festival

Free admission, 4 performance stages, multi-ethnic fine arts and crafts
vendors, food concessions with . meals, childrens activities. Bring the

Denver City Park Pavilion - between Colorado and York, 17th and 23rd Ave.
10am - dark.


Cancer, Culture and Literacy: Innovative Approaches for Advancing Cancer Communications and Research.

Fourth Biennial Conference

May 20-22, 2004
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Clearwater Beach, Florida

This conference focuses on developing effective communications for multicultural and multilingual populations across the cancer spectrum. The overall goal of this conference is to improve the care across the continuum of cancer control by providing and enhancing research strategies and skills of participants to better introduce culture and literacy components into the development of effective cancer communications and research. Participants and presenters will exchange and disseminate information relevant to communications in cancer control, and they will be challenged to rethink, refine and enhance their approaches in research.


Get on the Path to Wellness 2nd Annual Event
Honoring Cancer Survivors

Native American Cancer Research (NACR) is sponsoring a Wellness Event for the American Indian community in the Denver metro area on May 1, 2004. The event will be held at the Denver Indian Center (DIC). The DIC is located in southwest Denver. The event will include wellness activities, health screenings, educational booths, and other activities that encourage healthy lifestyles. The event is being co-sponsored by the Denver Indian Family Resource Center, Denver Indian Health and Family Services, Aurora Public Schools, American Cancer Society and the Komen Foundation.

On Saturday, May 1, 2004, the Wellness event will begin at 11:00 a.m. through a Powwow scheduled to end in the evening. The day will begin with a Welcome and short program where NACR and its partners will honor Cancer Survivors who are members of the Denver American Indian community. During the day participants will have an opportunity to learn about cancer prevention and support services, try out new exercises, do yoga, have a massage, check blood pressures, talk to a nutritionist and other fun activities. The entire family is welcome.

NACR will host a healthy luncheon for Wellness event participants at the noon hour and healthy snacks will be available throughout the day. After a day of learning and fun, there will be a powwow to honor all cancer survivors.

Come join us for a day of celebration of Life!

11:00 am ? 4:00 pm
May 1, 2004

Denver Indian Center
4407 Morrison Road
Denver, CO 80219


Breast Cancer Awareness Month Activities in Denver (October - November 2003).

We recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a number of special activities in Denver during October and November.

  • 10/12/03, Sunday - Native American Cancer Research will have a team at the Race for the Cure.
  • 10/25/03, (TENTATIVE), Mothers & Daughters Luncheon, Contact Terri Rattler at 303-837-7163.
  • October / November - Cancer Survivors Support Circle, Intensive 4 week sessions, please call 303-837-7163 for location, dates and times.
  • 11/20/03, Thursday - Screenings for Breast and Cervical Cancer (Mammograms & Pap Tests) at Westwood Health Center and Denver Health Mammography Mobile. Please call to 303-837-7163 to make an appointment.


Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans Pre-Conference Genetic Education for Native America (GENA®)

GENA objectives 3, 6, & 23

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2003

Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd Street, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(check SACNAS schedule for the room location)

This year’s workshop is focused on Ethical Legal Social and Cultural Implications of genomic research, patenting, and genetic counseling. The workshop will begin with a brief introduction into genetics.  Recombinant DNA, cell lines, and cloning are briefly summarized related to what they mean, the potential benefits and the potential hazards from such research, and selected Native American cultural perspectives of such genomic research.  The John Moore case is used to illustrate ethical issues. The next section of the workshop provides an overview of patenting and cultural concerns and general misconceptions related to genetic patenting.  It includes a description of the patent application process, clarification of what makes an invention or discovery "original," "novel," and it must have "utility" and be "non-obvious." Native American cultural and ethical issues related to patenting are also addressed. The session will conclude with a brief overview of the ethics of care related to genetic counseling and provides a series of case studies for participants to determine appropriate responses from the health care team. In addition, to explore cultural nuances that might help health care workers to understand and better serve cultural chapters, such as Native Americans.


  • GENA Obj #3.    Examine examples of ethical, legal and social implications humanity faces in genomic research..
  • GENA Obj #6.    Identify current scientific, cultural, ethical, social and legal resources to clarify the patenting process.
  • GENA Obj #23.   Examine selected ethical, legal, and cultural issues of genetic counseling.

Workshop Faculty

Lynne Bemis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center - BRB 532
4200 E. 9th Avenue
Denver, CO 80262

Linda Burhansstipanov, Dr.P.H.
Executive Director
Native American Cancer Research, Corp.
3022 South Nova Road
Pine, CO 80470-7830


There is a limit on the number of participants for this workshop. Please preregister via email ( or via mail/fax through Native American Cancer Research, Corp., 3022 South Nova Road, Pine, CO 80470-7830; phone:  303-838-9359; Fax: 303-838-7629; E-Mail: