Dear Parents & Students,

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In June of 2000, The American Museum of Natural History and The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde entered into agreement ensuring access to the Willamette meteorite (Tamanowas) by the Grand Ronde people for religious, historical, and cultural purposes.

Each year in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde selects two tribal youth to participate in the Tamanowas Ceremony

and a three week Internship at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. This Internship provides students with an amazing experience, and unique opportunity to represent their tribe and families.

This summer, the Internship will be open to male tribal members who are currently in their sophomore, junior, senior year of High School.

Enclosed is the application, with instructions. Completed applications need to be received and/or turned into the Cultural Resources Department by 5:00pm on March 15th, 2019 (late or incomplete applications will not be accepted, no exceptions) Please read through the entire application and make sure that all sections are completed. Students may submit multiple reference forms. Applications will be read by a selection panel including museum and tribal staff, past student participants, and tribal council members. Qualified Finalists will then interview in-person, and final selections will be made and notified. For those living outside of the Grand Ronde area, we will do our best to work with student and family schedules; however, attendance at any scheduled interviews and meetings will be mandatory.

If you have any questions regarding the process or selection criteria for this opportunity please feel free to contact Travis Stewart at 503-879-2143 or email

Thank you,

Travis Stewart

Interpretive Coordinator

Cultural Resources Department