Native Village Opportunities

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January 15, 2007 Issue 174

NativeBiz Learning Center
Enrollment is free to any  tribal community seeking to educate their members no matter where they are in the world.

The World Monuments Watch Program 2008
Deadline: January 15, 2007
Seeking nominations to preserve and protect cultural heritage sites around the world through advocacy, financial support and technical assistance.

Together We Paint
Deadline: ASAP
Fall, 2007
Nominate a needy elder, school, or educational center for free exterior painting and repairs.
January 16-Feb 20, 2007
Regina, SK
To help First Nation parents explore the values and attitudes expressed in traditional Indian child-rearing practices and then to apply those values to modern skills in parenting.
Brenda Dubois: 766-6780

Applications for 2007 Rural People,
Deadline: January 22, 2007
A multi-year national initiative designed to improves the lives of rural people.

Eva Tulene Watt/First People's Scholarship Indigenous North Americans/American Indians
Deadline: Jan 20. 2007
April 20-22
Fullerton, California.
To provide assistance to help indigenous oral history practitioners attend and participate in the annual SOHA conference.
Contact: Sherna Berger Gluck:
Addressing Native Peoples’ Needs from the Grassroots
Deadline: January 26, 2007
Supports grassroots partnerships in Native Communities.

Deadline: January 31, 2007
For youth ages 18-25 who are working with their community to create a positive future.

Deadline: January 26, 2007
Supports service youth-led projects in low/moderate income communities.
Coming Up Taller Awards
Deadline:  January 31, 2007.
Recognizes and rewards excellence in after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth.

Blazin Blazers Hoop Tournament
February 16-18, 2007
Deadline: January 31, 2007
Warm Springs, Oregon
Teams are for 3rd grade & under, 4th & 5th grade and 6th & 7th grade

Morris K. Udall Scholarship
May 27 – August 5, 2007
Deadline: January 31, 2007
For NA/AI students interested in learning more about the federal legislative policies and procedures.
College Horizons
June 16-20, 2007: Harvard University,Cambridge, MA
June 23-27, 2007  Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Deadlines: February 1, 2007, March 1, 2007, May 1, 2007
Expert college counselors teamed up with admission officers to help you select colleges suitable for you.

Multicultural Summer Internships
Deadline: February 1, 2007
Los Angeles, CA area
Offers funding to Los Angeles-area museums and visual arts organizations to accept interns of Native American/Pacific Island heritage.

Graduate Horizons
July 14-17, 2007,
Deadlines:  February 1, 2007, March 1, 2007, May 1, 2007
University of Washington Seattle, WA
A four-day “crash course” for Native college students, master’s students or alumni to help prepare them for graduate school.
Contact: Christine Suina:
PeyBack Foundation: Accepting Grant Applications for Programs
Deadline: February 1, 2007
Assists programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk.

Tiger Woods Foundation
February 1, 2007.
Provides educational opportunities, including mentoring and tutoring programs, to underserved youth, ages 5-17.

Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in American Indian Studies
Deadline: February 1, 2007
Michigan State University
Deadline: February 2, 2007.
Funds distinctive programs in support of environmental sustainability, protection, education, and conservation.

Native American Public Service Fellowship 
Deadlines: February 2, 2007 (two-year degree programs)
April 6, 2007 (Mid-Career MPA)
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass
Supports promising leaders committed to matters of concern to Native American tribes, including (but not limited to) tribal self-governance and policy.

Applications Deadline: February 2, 2007
Native American artists encouraged to apply.
The Souper Bowl of Caring
February 4, 2007
A youth-led, grassroots movement to fight hunger and poverty in their communities by collecting donations in soup pots.

Grant Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent  Behavior Among College Students
Deadline: February 5, 2007.
Awards to help campus- and community-based strategies to prevent high-risk drinking or violent behavior among college students.

6th Annual Oregon Students of Color Coalition Conference 2007
February 2-4, 2007
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon
Relatives as Parents Program
Deadline:  February 8, 2007
Funds to create or expand services for grandparents and other relatives who have taken  on the responsibility of surrogate parenting. 

Preservation Grants
Deadline: February 9, 2007
For laboratory work to preserve culturally and historically significant film materials.

Stewarding Sacred Lands Conference
February 8-9
El Cajon, California. 
To promote community understanding and cooperation in regard to Native American sacred sites, areas, and culturally sensitive species.
Contact Kurt Russo 1-800-670-6252
Native American Runners in the USA Cross Country Championships
February 10, 2007
USA Cross Country Championships, Boulder, Colorado
Seeking out the most accomplished and promising runners, ages 14-19 to run in the Sr.. men and jr. woman six person all-American Indian teams.

2007 Preserve America Grants
Deadline:  February 14, 2007
Supports preservation efforts through heritage tourism, education and historic preservation planning.

Grants for Middle School Explorers
Deadline: February 12, 2007
Challenges middle school students to explore opportunities for positive change in their communities.
Women of Color Caucus Student Essay Award
February 15, 2007
Submit a scholarly essay about issues/experiences of Native American women and girls.

Promoting the Academic Success of Boys of Color
Deadline: February 15, 2007
Grants to school districts to promote the academic success of boys of color between the ages of three and eight.
Contact Crystal Smith at

Undergraduate Research Program ch Experiences (NAPIRE) Program
June 4 to July 30, 2007
Deadline: February 15, 2007
For Native Americans and Pacific Islanders to research tropical biology, meet with indigenous communities, and do research projects.
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grants
Deadline: February 15, 2006
Provides grants for K-12 school projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit

Summer Journalism Program
Summer, 2007
Deadline: February 15, 2007
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University,
For h.s. juniors or seniors interested in a journalism career.

2007 ECO Conservation Summer Internships
Summer, 2007
Deadline: February 15, 2006
Become a summer Intern with the USDA Forest Service (FS) or the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).
GoGirlGo! Ambassador Team Awards
Deadline: February 16, 2007
Awards $50,000 in grants to high school teams across the U.S. that inspire other girls to get involved in sports and physical activity.

February 18-21, 2007
Myrtle Beach, SC
This Forum is titled: "Tools, Techniques, and Strategies That Encourage Students to Graduate"

Growing Your Community Food System from the Ground Up
February 16-18, 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Develop skills and learn to plan, develop, operate, and sustain community food projects.
Honoring Spiderwoman Theater
February 19-21, 2007
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
A diversity of presentations that explore the nature, the audiences, and the uses of Native American/Indigenous/First Nation theater and performance.

28th Annual UNC-CH School of Public  Minority Health Conference
February 23, 2007
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Charles Morrissey Oral History Workshop
February 23, 2007
San Francisco, California
A unique oral history training opportunity for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
National Urban Fellows program
Class of 2008
Deadline: February 23, 2007
Baruch College, New York
Combines academic and field experience  and offers the opportunity to earn a graduate degree.

Potomac Native American Flute Festival
February 23-25, 2007
Rockville, MD.

OHSU Multicultural Health, Science and Engineering Career Conference
February 23, 2007
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon.
For college students and those in the health care and science profession.
Celeste Ward:
Four Directions Summer Research Program
June 17-August 10, 2007
Application Deadline: February 26, 2007
Harvard University, MA
Harvard University introduces talented young students to the world of medicine and helps them take the next step in their careers.

First Alaskans Institute 2007 Summer Internship
Deadline: February 28, 2007
Program Dates: June 4 – August 10, 2007
Places Alaska Native/American Indian students into organizations around Alaska to provide real-world leadership development experiences..

Camp Sheila Wellstone for Indian Country
February 27-28, 2007
Training on the grassroots skills for running for office or raising politicians' awareness about the high rates of violence and assault against Native women.


The Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship
October 2007
Deadline: February 28, 2007
Writing fellowships in live action and animated television for culturally and ethnically diverse, new writers.

8th National Conference on Fatherhood and Families
February 28-March 2, 2007
Phoenix, Arizona 
This year's theme is: Building Community Bridges to Empower Fathers and Families.

LaGrant Foundation Grants
Deadline: February 28, 2007
For minority students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in advertising, marketing or public relations.
Sun Devil Promise
Arizona State University
Recruiting, enrolling, educating and advancing Arizonians from low-income families.

Teens for Planet Earth Leadership Institute
March 1-3, 2007
New York City
Help your local environment and the Earth, and inspire others to take action, too.

National Native American Law Students Association Writing Competition
Deadline: March 1, 2007
Entries must address topics related to Federal Indian Law.
3rd International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference
March 1-3, 2007
Spokane, Washington

Plant Genome Research Summer Internship 2007
June-August 2007
Deadline: March 1, 2007
Cornell University
Interns will be mentored by graduate students or post-doctoral associate on a project related to plant genomics.

The Phillips Fund for Native American Research
Deadline: March 1, 2007
Provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethno-history, and the history of studies of Native Americans in the continental U.S. and Canada.
Scientific Leadership Scholars Program
March 2, 2007
Native American students and students that are the first generation toattend the university will be priority applicants.

The N.E.W. Leadership Institute
May 18-22, 2007
Deadline: March 9, 2007
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Educates, inspires, and empowers undergraduate women with an interest in leadership, politics, and public service.

White House Internship Program
Deadline: March 6, 2007
In addition to typical office duties, interns attend weekly lectures, tours, and complete an intern service project.

22nd Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference
March 3, 2007 
UC Berkeley, California
Explore the themes of health and wellness as they pertain to women of color and our communities.

Georgia Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education Meeting
March 8-9, 2007
Georgia State University, Atlanta

Five-Star Restoration Grants to Support Wetland and Coastal Projects
Deadline: March 9, 2007
Supports community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects.
We the People
Deadline: March 15, 2007
Designed to enhance the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture.

Education Encounter
March 2-4, 2007
Humboldt State University, Arcata CA

4th Annual Scholarship of Diversity Conference    
March 15, 2007
Blacksburg, Virginia
Showcases diversity as a critical and valued area of scholarship and research.
March 8-10, 2007
Soaring Eagle Casino &Resort, Saginaw MI
Participate in all aspects of Native American studies.

4th Annual Scholarship of Diversity Conference
March 15-16, 2007
Showcases diversity as a critical and valued area of scholarship and research.

Native American Student Art Competition
Deadline: March 14, 2007.
This year's theme is "Education: A Gift Beyond Boundaries."
Growing Your Community Food System from the Ground Up
Dates: March 16-18, 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Develop skills and learn to plan, develop, operate, and sustain community food projects.


Promoting and Achieving Intercultural Learning In North American Urban Classrooms
March 17, 2007
D’Youville College,Buffalo, New York
Shares ideas, projects, research and instructional strategies that surround the topic of promoting intercultural learning in urban settings.
Contact Frank Brathwaite at:

17th Annual Casper Youth Basketball Tournament
March 17-18, 2007
Casper, Wyoming
 For grades 4-9
Edna McConnell Clark Youth Development Fund
Strengthens youth-serving organizations to help young  people from low-income backgrounds make a successful transition to
independent adulthood.

March 17, 2007
Sonoma State University, California
Examines and share ideas, projects, and strategies that challenge inequities and work towards social justice in education.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority
Introduces a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations.
Rosies For All Kids Foundation
Provides financial support to non-profit programs serving economically disadvantaged and at-risk children and their families.

US Cellular - Disadvantaged Youth and Family Grants
Supports organizations that serve disadvantaged youth and families.

The Oprah Winfrey Foundation
Supports grant projects that generate support for  impoverished, at-risk or underserved communities as well as educational projects
Oxfan International Youth
For Australian Aboriginals, join 300 other young people from around the world Indigenous and non-Indigenous who are creating changes in their community

Publishing Funds for Indigenous Language Materials
Trafford Publishing will underwrite approximately $1,600,000 in publishing costs for primers for school children, dictionaries and local stories in indigenous languages

American University Washington Internships
Apply now for the exciting WINS Intern program in the fall, spring, or summer!
ONLINE SURVEY: Native Health
Take a brief 5-10 minute survey (only 28 questions) about the current state of healthcare in Native America.

Directors Training Program, Directors Guild Producer Training Plan
Sherman Oaks, CA 
Provides equal access to men and women of diverse backgrounds to participate in an industry sponsored program that trains people to become Second Assistant Directors in the motion picture and television industry.

University of North Dakota   
Seeking qualified applicants wishing to conduct graduate level studies in the field of Metis identity.



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