Native Village Opportunities
August 2007 Summer issue ii

"You are part of everything!  You are part of the fire, you are part of the water, you are part of the green, you are part of the stars, and you are related to everything.  You are related to the stones, to the trees, to the fish, to the creepy-crawlers, to the ones that fly, to the ones that walk on all fours, and to the ones that walk on two legs.  Everything is sacred and, therefore, you are sacred too.  That's what we mean when we say, Mitakuye oyasin." 
Wallace Black Elk, Sicangu Lakota Spiritual Elder

The Kaiser Media Internships
Offers a program for young minority journalists interested in specializing in health reporting.
Vote: Native American Music Awards 2007
Listen to lots of full length songs and vote for your favorite
ONLINE PETITION: Save Apache sacred site from copper mining
20,000 signatures are needed kill a bill in US Congress enabling a Canadian firm to destroy Apache Leap area
September 8, 2007
Davis, CA 95616
Help Save California's Only Tribal College
(916)213-6786 OR (916)719-6328
National Whale Conservation Fund Grants
Deadline: August 8, 2007
Supports conservation efforts for the great whale species that migrate through or reside within U.S. waters.
environmental fellowship opportunity for American Indian student
Fall 2007
Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
For Native American students with interests in environmental and atmospheric sciences.
First Nations United Warrior Society Run
August 2-5, 2007
Lower Sioux, MN to Grand Portage MN
 August 1-12, 2007
Black Hills, SD
Prayer for the Protection of Bear Butte
Accepting recommendations for high school and college Native American athletes for The Real Winning Edge TV series for teens.
Saucony Run For Good Foundation
Deadline: October 8, 2007
Designed to encourage active and healthy lifestyles in children.

American Indian Fellowship in Business Scholarship Program
Deadline: August 3, 2007
Business scholarships for American Indian college students.

Graphic Design Contest
Deadline: August 10, 2007
For youth ages 10-25 to design the covers and booklet template for the Global Youth Service Day 2008 planning tools.
CIGNA Foundation Targeted Grants
Supports innovative programs addressing the health and well-being of children, families and communities.
Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program
Deadline: August 6, 2007
Provides grants to plan, conduct, and administer programs for the benefit of Native Hawaiians.
Fifty Crows Foundation: International Fund for Documentary Photography
Supports emerging documentary photographers whose visual storytelling promotes  understanding of our common humanity.

Awards for Heroes in Animal Welfare
Deadline: August 15, 2007
November 1, 2007

New York City
Nominate extraordinary pets and people for the ASPCA's Humane Awards

Deadline AUG 15, 2007
A call for all forms of media work - including digital photographs, videos, radio plays, web sites
Smithsonian's 2007 National Powwow
Aug. 10 to 12, 2007
Washington, D.C
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples: Honoring Indigenous Youth and Languages, and Sacred Sites
Deadline for UN Pass: August 2, 2007
August 9, 2007
United Nations Plaza, New York
North American Indigenous Peoples Mining Summit
August 15 – 18, 2007
Anchorage, Alaska
Discusses the impacts of mining on Indigenous Lands and communities

2008 MetLife Community College Excellence Award
Deadline: August 31, 2007
Rewards Community Colleges Helping First-Generation College Students

Minority Women's Health Summit
August 23-26, 2007
Washington, DC
Disney Youth Service Projects Grants
Deadline: August 30, 2007
Supports youth (ages 5-14) in planning and implementing service projects in their community.
International Conference on Traditional Medicine and Medicinal Plants, Women's Health, and Traditional Medicines
September 7-9, 2007
Surabaya, Indonesia
French and Amerindians in the Heart of North America
September 9, 2007
Montreal, Quebec

12th Annual International WanapiteiAboriginal History and Politics Colloquium
September 20-23, 2007
Lake Temagami, Ontario
Focuses on major, multidisciplinary topics related to the history, present state and possible future of Aboriginal resource use practices.

Climate Change and its potential impacts on Indian Country
Dates: September 5-7, 2007
United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, ND
 Participants will engage with Tribal leaders, TCU Presidents, Inter Agency professionals and private industry to discuss impacts of climate change on Indian Country and the world.
 Dr. Bull Bennett:

Acres for America
Deadline: September 1, 2007
Funding for projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property.

National Forest Foundation: Community Assistance Program
September 7, 2007
Promotes the creation of locally-based forest partnerships that seek to build economic and environmental sustainability

15th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards
March 2008
Deadline: September 10, 2007

Toronto, Canada
Women Helping Others Foundation Grants
Deadline: September 11, 2007
Supports grassroots charities serving the overlooked health, education, and social services needs of women and children. 

Confronting the Triple Crisis: Climate Change, Peak Oil, and Global Resource Depletion
September 14-16, 2007
George Washington University, Washington DC

Grants for Scholarly Investigations of Ancient Mesoamerican Cultures
Deadline: September 15, 2007
Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador
Grants for scholarly investigations of ancient cultures of Mesoamerica.

Honor the Earth Grants
Deadline: September 15, 2007
Creates awareness and support for Native environmental issues and the survival of sustainable Native communities.

Documenting Endangered Languages
 Deadline: September 15, 2007
Supports projects that develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages

Law School Admissions Workshops For People of Color
September 15, 2007 - Boalt Hall School of Law
October 6, 2007
- UCLA School of Law

Grants for Scholarly Investigations of Ancient Mesoamerican Cultures
Deadline: September 15, 2007

Collaborative for Healthier Communities and States
 Deadline: September 14, 2007 (Planning Proposals)
For organizations and tribal groups to advocate for effective, sustainable policies that decrease tobacco use and exposure.

YouthPower Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2007
Support youth in foster care (ages 5-18) and youth  transitioned out of foster care (ages 19-25) in planning and implementing service projects in their community.

South Dakota Film Festival
September 21-23, 2007
Aberdeen, SD

Development Gateway Foundation Photo Contest
Deadline: September 21, 2007
Looking for compelling photographs of socioeconomic development in developing countries

CIC American Indian Studies Consortium
September 24, 2007
Newberry Library, Chicago IL
The first in a three-year cycle of annual symposia which will situate American Indian Studies within a comparative, global

Contesting Knowledge: Museums and Indigenous Perspectives
September 24, 2007
Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois
The first in a three-year cycle of annual symposia which will situate American Indian Studies within a comparative, global perspective.
Contact Laurie Arnold:

FREE Eye Care and Glasses for native youth in need 
September 24-28, 2007
Los Angeles, CA
From the UAII and the “Give the Gift of Sight Foundation”
 213) 202-3970

Preserving Aboriginal Heritage: Technical and Traditional Approaches 
September 24-28, 2007
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
For  Aboriginals and conservation specialists to learn and share all aspects of the conservation of Aboriginal material culture.
Supporting Equitable SLCs
September 24–25, 2007 
Portland OR
Focuses on secondary school efforts to minimize tracking and provide high expectations and challenging curriculum for all students
Carolina Recruits American Indian Graduate Students
Deadline: August 24, 2007
September 28-29, 2007
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

New Directions in American Indian Research Conference
September 28-29,2007
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The First Nations Graduate Circle
September 28-29, 2007
UNC Chapel Hill, NC
Showcases the scholarship of American Indian graduate students in all fields of study.

Straight Forward Media Minority Scholarship
Deadline: September 30 , 2007
Available to current and prospective students of color.

Captain Planet Foundation
Deadline: September 30, 2007
Funds hands-on environmental projects involving children and young adults in communities across the United States.

Dads Make A Difference
Call for Papers Deadline: September 30, 2007
March 4-7,2008
Phoenix, Arizona
These National Fatherhood Conferences have been attended by thousands of peoele from across the word

The Grammy Foundation Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2007
Grants for scientific research projects and archiving and preservation projects.

Tourism Cares Offers Worldwide Grant Program
Deadline:  October 1, 2007
Supports worthy tourism-related nonprofit organizations working to preserve, conserve, and restore the world's natural, cultural, and historic treasures.
Steps to Creating a Native Credit Union
October 2-4, 2007
Free, online class.
Contact Bill Guevara:
47th Annual Western History Association Conference
October 3-6, 2007 
  University of California, Los Angeles
Same Voice, But Different" Conference
October 5-7
Sapmi, Norway
A conference for indigenous and native journalists
EXPO Classroom Makeover Contest
Deadline available in fall, 2007
Canada, US
Open to students in grades 3-12 who write an original essay describing why one of his or her teachers deserves a classroom makeover.

Beluga Whale photo:

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