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Sovereign Nations Service Corps
 
 
 
Nestled amongst the cool ponderosa pines within the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation in the Sacramento Mountains in Southern New Mexico, the Sovereign Nations Service Corps provides hands-on service learning experiences and training in various facets of natural resource management. Our vision statement is Honor the Past, Cherish the Present, Create the Future. We are primarily focused on engaging Native Youth by supporting and mentoring them to pursue careers in natural resources. At our core, we are responsible for the operation of the Mescalero Tribal Fish Hatchery which provides trout in support of Tribal fisheries programs throughout the Southwest. In addition, we are providing service to our community, nation and environment through stream restoration, traditional ecological knowledge practices, cultural heritage maintenance, trail development, recycling, and recreation enhancement. We have a strong commitment to all of our AmeriCorps members to provide them natural resource education and training during their year of service. We have been fortunate to have an outstanding working relationship with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service which has provided funding for an 8 week Youth Conservation Corps program over the last few years (See fws.gov./native). In addition, we are working in partnership with New Mexico State University Fisheries Dept. to restore native Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout to the Rio Ruidoso. These partnerships are the basis for a solid training and experiential learning environmental program which we are looking to expand through AmeriCorps to other Tribes, Pueblos and Nations in the Southwest. Although the majority of our AmeriCorps recruitment has been from the Mescalero Reservation we are looking for natives from other reservations as well as other qualified candidates to become engaged in this great program. Goggle key words: Mescalero Youth Conservation Corps, Mescalero Apache, Ruidoso, SWTFC.org. for more information
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.


Member Duties : Members will engage in cold water fish culture, trail development, stream restoration, park and recreational facility development, pond development, riparian and wetlands protection and development. These activities will primarily be on the Mescalero Apache Reservation, but once trained, will also be afforded opportunity to visit and assist other Tribes and Pueblos in New Mexico.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Housing . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment . 
 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Trade/Construction . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Sovereign Nations Service Corps

Program Start/End Date
09/22/2011  -   09/30/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  30

Program Locations NEW MEXICO  

Accepting Applications
From  08/22/2011  To  09/30/2016 

Contact Michael Montoya
Trout Loop
Mescalero   NM   88340
575-464-8768
mmontoya@matisp.net
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 42482


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