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Dr. Henrietta Mann, Southern Cheyenne

February 15, 2007 Issue 175

Healthier Living with Diabetes for Native Americans
6 weeks of free classes
Take part in this free online workshop and study sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine.  Recruitment and enrollment is now open.

Free Membership to Awesome Stories
Deadline: March, 2007
A free membership to this award-winning website has been extended to Native Village readers. Sign up!

Promoting the Academic Success of Boys of Color
Deadline: February 15, 2007
Promotes the  academic success of boys of color between the ages of 3-8.
email Crystal Smith:
Arizona State Quarter Competition
Deadline: March 1, 2007
Vote for one design (the Navajo Code Talkers are choice #5)  for the back of Arizona's quarter.
Public Welfare Foundation - Disadvantaged Population Empowerment
Available to support organizations hat delivery of services that meet basic human needs in disadvantaged populations, including youth development.
For more information, visit
Australia's Indigenous Youth Mobility Programme
Provides educational opportunities for remote indigenous youth.

Prince Clause Fund for Culture and Development
Aims at increasing cultural awareness and promoting exchange between culture and development.

The Role of Culture and History in Contemporary Native American Life
February 22, 2007
Oklahoma City, OK
Wilma Mankiller, past Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, presents the 2007 Centennial Lecture in the Humanities.
KIDS All-Nations Powwow
February 17, 2007
Welch, OK
Hands-on Maintenance Training
February 19-22, 2007
Santa Ana, NM
Free training course offered by the National American Indian Housing Council.
Memory and Monuments: Commemorating and Confronting History on the U.S.-Mexico Border
February 22-24, 2007
University of Texas, El Paso
Contact Jeff Shepherd:
American Legacy Foundation Grant for Innovative Tobacco Use
Deadline: February 23, 2007
Supports new projects about tobacco education and control for tribal youth and others who are 18-24-year-old.

Whitehorse Games 2007
February 23-March 10
Whitehorse, Canada
Follow the action on APTN

Meth Awareness Seminar
February 27-28, 2007
Temecula, CA
Free training course offered by the National American Indian Housing Council.

Deadline: February 28, 2007
Provides assistance to American Indian students enrolled in health professions and allied health professions programs in the U.S.

Deadline: February 28, 2007
Provides financial support for American Indians to enroll in courses leading to a bachelor degree in specific preprofessional areas

Project Orange Thumb Grant
Deadline: February 28, 2007
For gardens and gardening projects geared toward community involvement, neighborhood beautification, horticultural education and/or sustainable agriculture. .

Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance  Conference Calls
February 20, 2007 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time Zone
Applicants attend conference calls to answer questions about the Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance Program. (under funding opportunity # OJJDP-2007-1568)

Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance
Deadline: March 5, 2007
Helps with comprehensive approaches that prevent, reduce, and control juvenile delinquency, thereby increasing the overall safety of tribal communities.
Children and Youth in a New Nation
Proposal Deadline: February 28, 2007
Soliciting contributions for an anthology which examines the unique experiences of American children of all ages, ethnicities, and regions from the Revolutionary War - 1840s.
Contact: James Marten:
Tony Hawk Foundation Skateboard Park Grants
Deadline: March 1, 2007
Helps with design, development, construction, and operation of new, quality skateboard parks and facilities in low income communities.
Imagine Ourselves
March-May, 2007
An online global exhibit featuring art, photos, essays and film by young women in their 20s and 30s answering the question, "What defines your generation?"
American Indian Arts Council Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2007
Assists students actively pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts
The UCPPIA Fellowship Program
Deadline: March 1, 2007
June 17-Aug 4, 2007
Prepares college juniors or rising college seniors for graduate study and a career in public service that addresses historically under-served communities and people of color.
Alaska Native Education Program
Application Deadline: March 5, 2007,
Develops and supports supplemental educational programs to benefit Alaska Natives.
Headlands Indian Health Careers Program
Deadline: March 15, 2007
June 9 - July 21, 2007
University of Oklahoma, Norman
For high school seniors and first-year college students that are interested in pursuing a career in the health professions

IMages of Health and Disability 2006- 2007
Deadline: March 9, 2007
Help ensure healthier environments, including for children and adolescents, through powerful images, illustrations, stories and video clips. The World Health Organization (WHO

Red, White & Green Youth Action Campaign
Deadline: March 9, 2007.
Helps create community service projects that engages the community and policy makers to address climate change.
Five-Star Restoration Matching Grants Program
Deadline: March 9, 2007
Supports community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects.

Demonstration Grants for Indian Children
Deadline: March 10, 2007
Provides financial assistance to support effective programs that improve the educational opportunities and  achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary Indian students.

Executive Directors Training
March 13-15, 2007
Green Bay, WI
Free training course offered by the National American Indian Housing Council.

Native American Library Services: Basic Grants with Educational/Assessment Option
Deadline: March 15, 2007
A noncompetitive grant that is distributed in equal amounts among eligible applicants

World Water Forum
March 16, 2007
Mexico City, Mexico

Mentor Artists Playwrights Project
March 18-20, 2007
Portland OR
A unique glance into the hearts and minds of teenagers from the Native American Youth
Contact: 626-833-3630
MARCH 22, 2007
Participate in an international event that will raise the Indigenous Voice in defence of Sacred Water

Elders Gathering
March 19 23, 2007
Lake Titicaca, Peru
Elders from Indigenous tribes of the Americas will gather to council, listen, and offer ceremonies.

Sacred Sites Run 2007
March 21, 2007
Alliance Among Indigenous Pueblos and Nations
March 26-30, 2007
Iximulew, Guatemala
Pathways Home - Homeownership Certification Training
March 26-30, 2007
Myrtle Beach, SC
Free training course offered by the National American Indian Housing Council.
SingSing Festival
March 23-25, 2007
Morobe, Papua New Guinea
Brings together  public, private, local communities and others in the indigenous communities to raise awareness of environmental issues and participate with music.
National Service Learning Conference
March 22-25, 2006
Philadelphia, PA
Includes sessions with elders and explores the contributions indigenous communities and their educators have made to the field of service-learning

Trail of Hope Native American Sobriety Conference
March 23-25th, 2007
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Supports Native Americans, both individuals and their families, who are searching for
wellbriety through cultural enrichment and education.
Email: or phone 918-832-198
2007 National Student Conference on the Mixed Race Experience
March 23-25, 2007 
Macalester College,St. Paul, MN

9th Annual PA-NAME Conference (National Association for Multicultural Education)
March 30 - 31, 2007
Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg

Conference: Beyond Borders, Beyond Boundaries
March 27-31, 2007
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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National Youth Leadership Council National Service-Learning
March 28-31, 2007
Albuquerque, N.M
Addresses education across cultures, socio-economic levels, and political lines.
College Admissions Counseling
Deadline: March 31, 2007
Advises  students as they apply for admission and financial aid at highly selective colleges.
College Preparatory Conferences
Deadline: March 31, 2007
Provides information on financial aid, college application strategies, application essay writing and SAT preparatory techniques.
Rewarding Organizations & Individuals Reducing the High School Dropout Rate
Deadline: March 31, 2007.
Recognize organizations that collaborate to reduce high school dropout rates.
Full Scholarships to College Summer School Programs
Deadline: March 31, 2007
Provides scholarships and counseling to  students to support their applications to Harvard,, Stanford,  Notre Dame o Yale's summer school programs.
March 28 - March 31, 2007
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Save Our History National Honors Contest
    Deadline: March 30, 2007
  Honors teachers and students for their exceptional commitment to history education and historic preservation both in and out of the classroom.
The 3rd Annual Storytellers of the Americas Conference
March 30-31, 2007
Buffalo, New York
This year's theme: Hearing Yellow Woman: Voices of the Indigenous Women of Oral Tradition

StraightForward Media Minority Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2007
Available to current and prospective students of color.

American Indian Journalism Institute
Deadline: March 1, 2007
June 3-22, 2007.
A journalism training and summer internship program for Native American college students.
Contact Janine Harris at 
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants Program
Deadline:  April 3, 2007
For the planning or initial stages of digital humanities initiatives in all areas of NEH
The Global Solutions Flash Movie Contest
Deadline: April 1, 2007
Available to high school, college and grad students, aspiring artists, multimedia designers and activists who have an interest in international affairs.
2007 Conference of the International Society for Language Studies
April 2-4, 2007
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
April 5-7, 2007
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Project Ignition
Deadline: April 15, 2007
Gives students and teachers in grades 9 -12 the chance to work together on service-learning projects to address the issue of teen-driver safety.
The 6th Annual Symposium of Native Scholarship
April 6- 7, 2007
University of Washington, Seattle
Brings together researchers and community members to share environmental knowledge and how indigenous environments impact our communities in the past, present and in the future.
Metcalf Institute Diversity Fellowships for Environmental Reporting
Deadline: April 9, 2007.
For journalists interested in improving their environ- mental and science reporting skills.

National Forest Foundation: Community Assistance Program
Deadline: April 6, 2007
Promotes the creation of locally-based forest partnerships that seek to build economic and environmental sustainability

Native American Public Service Fellowship 
Deadline: April 6, 2007 (Mid-Career MPA)
Supports promising leaders  committed to matters of concern to Native American tribes, including tribal self-governance and policy.  
2007 Mens and Women Basketball Championships
April 11-14, 2007 
Tulalip, Washington
Sponsored by The National Indian Athletic Association.
Phone Harold Joseph Jr. 425-330-2106 or 360-657-6267
Deadline: April 12, 2007
June 18- August 10, 2007
Oakland, CA
Intensive training program for people of color, who are committed to building social justice movements through direct organizing.
Indigenous Music and Our Realities, Possibilities, Encounters, and Remembrances
April 12-14, 2007
Participation is invited.
Pawnee Nation College, Pawnee, OK
Third Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference
April 12-13, 2007
University of North Carolina at Pembroke 
This year's theme: Tradition, Identity and Recognition
Washington State Students of Color Conference
April 12-14, 2007
Yakima, WA
Primarily for students of color and international students.
Innovation, Advancement, and Best Practices To Achieve Global Goals
April 14-15, 2007
Stanford University, California
MORE THAN 300 renowned speakers from across the world shared ideas and exchanges about the best practices to achieve global goals and make a difference.
Montana Indian Education Association (MIEA)
April 12-15, 2007
Bozeman MT
Contact Carole Juneau at:

HSU Science Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2007
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Participate in an enhanced academic program, including leadership training, professional development, and support services.

National Volunteer Week
April 15-21, 2007 

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