Cedar has many restorative medicinal uses. Cedar is used in a sweat lodge and fasting ceremonies for protection. Cedar branches cover the floor of many sweat lodges and shade the arbors at Sundance. Some say the plant is a guardian spirit and wards off the bad spirits.
The Cedar Award is for the Indigenous graduate student who has completed research or is involved in service focused on the needs of Indigenous communities. The research or service has made a meaningful contribution to Native American/Indigenous Psychology and/or local Indigenous community efforts. The students will have an opportunity to present their work at a subsequent conference with support from the section. Encouragement of publication of research or service activities within feminist and/or Indigenous based publications.
The applicant must:
- Be currently enrolled in a graduate academic program.
- Be current members of Div. 35 and Section VI. Non-members are welcome to apply and agree to become a member of Div. 35 and Section VI once selected to be the award recipient. Membership information and application can be found on our membership brochure (PDF, 175KB). Nominations including self-nominations are welcome.
- A one-page statement articulating the applicant’s contribution to the commitment or relevance of proposal to feminist goals and contributions to AN/AI/Indigenous feminist psychology, including the applicant’s reflection on its impact on AN/AI/Indigenous communities and/or families.
- A letter of support/recommendation from a faculty who is familiar with the applicant’s work.
- The applicant's curriculum vitae.
Deadline for all submission is in April of every year. Applications that fail to meet the guidelines described below will not be reviewed. Electronic applications should be submitted via email. Please contact Career Committee Representative Stephanie Parisien via email for all award inquiries.
Devon S. Isaacs
Amanda R. Young, BA