Native peoples use sage to purify and drive out negative energy. It is also thought to be more medicinal than sweetgrass and has physical healing properties. Sage is often used for releasing what is troubling the mind and for cleansing spaces and sacred items. The Sage Award is for the Indigenous Early Career Professional who is emerging as a professional and is an exemplar of Native values in a role of service leadership to the Native community. The candidate for this award should demonstrate values representative of feminist and Native leadership in teaching, service or clinical practice. The feminist leader’s work should focus on the needs of the Indigenous community, which might include but is not limited to: addressing Native student pipeline challenges, health/mental health disparities, environment and health intersections and related topics. Encouragement of publication of research or service activities within feminist and/or Indigenous based publications. The development of a future program for a conference in the subsequent year based on awardees interest/research will also be supported.
Nominations/applicants should be ABD/Intern to Early/Mid-Career (0-10 years after graduation). Nominations, including self-nominations, are welcome.
The applicant must:
- Be an early career psychologist (graduated no more than 10 years ago).
- Be current members of APA 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).
- 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.
Wendy M. K. Peters, PhD
Glenna Stumblingbear-Riddle, PhD
Amoneeta Beckstein, PhD