January 15, 2008 Issue 183

When We Dance, the Spirits Dance

L. David Eveningthunder

"An elder carries the spirit of a people from one generation to the other." 
Rick Williams, President, American Indian College Fund


New England Foundation for the Arts Offers Funding for Native  American Artists
Deadline: January 15, 2008
Supports Native artists residing in New England.

Pathway Oregon
Deadline: January 15, 2008
University of Oregon
Covers tuition and fees for lower-income Oregonians entering the university as freshmen.

Native Scholars and Collaborators Projects
Deadline: January 15, 2008
San Diego State University, CA
Supporting students in nationally accredited graduate programs in school psychology and school counseling.
Awakening Consciousness & Forming Alliances: Indigenous Peoples & Philanthropy
January 18 - January 20, 2008
Querétaro, México

Global Competition To Help Young Men Succeed
Deadline: January 23, 2008
Funds innovative approaches to supporting young men between ages of 15-25 in realizing their potential and achieving success.

S.E.VEN Student Essay Competition
Deadline: January 20, 2008
Open to graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in entrepreneurship and global poverty issues.
National Indian Child Welfare Association
January 29-31, 2008
Portland, Oregon
Designed specifically for child welfare workers and administrators in reservation, urban, and state settings.

Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Deadline: January 31, 2008
Supports and encourages young people in grades 9-12 who are working hard to foster respect and
understanding among people of different backgrounds.

The Volvo Adventure Award
Deadline: January 31, 2008
Rewards young people ages 13-16 who run their own environmental projects.
Vote for the 15 Best Native Films of all Time
Deadline: January 31, 2008
Vote for your choice

Innovative Reading Grant
Deadline: February 1, 2008
Supports unique and innovative program for children in grades K-9 that motivates and encourages reading.

Hawaiian Friends Support Vulnerable Populations
Deadline: February 1, 2008
Supports  programs to benefit Hawaii's children, youth, and others in the program areas of : culture, arts, and education, health, and social services.
Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internships
Deadline: February 1, 2008
L.A.-Area Museums and Visual Arts Organizations
Intended specifically for outstanding students who are members of groups currently underrepresented in these professions.

2008 Oregon Student of Color
Coalition Conference
Feb. 1-3, 2008
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.

Knowledge River Scholars Program
Deadline: February 1, 2008
University of Arizona
Brings together Native and Hispanic scholars and professionals to develop new courses and ideas for the graduate program.
College Horizons
Deadline: February 1, 2008
June 14-18 2008
- Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
June 28-July 2 2008 - Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin
A five-day “crash course” in preparing for college.

 American Indian Journalism Institute
Deadline: February 1, 2008
June 1-20, 2008.
The premier journalism training, scholarship and summer internship program for Native American college students.

International Call for Producers
Deadline: February 1, 2008
Designed to enable storytellers from other countries to introduce U.S. audiences to their global neighbors.
Early Reading First Program
Deadline: February 1, 2008
Supports local efforts to enhance the oral language, cognitive, and early reading skills of  preschool-aged children, especially those from low-income families.

Pacific Northwest Watershed Management
Deadline: February 1, 2008
Pacific Northwest
Funds and supports efforts of environmental sustainability, protection, education, and conservation.

Switzer Environmental Fellowships
Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2008
Assists  graduate students in a broad range of environmental science and related  fields.
The Multi-Arts (MAP) Production Fund
Deadline: February 1, 2008
Assists artists who "are exploring the dynamics of live-performance within our changing society, thus reflecting our culture's innovation and growing diversity."

Tiger Woods Foundation
Deadline: February 1, 2008
Supporting community-based programs that promote the health, education, and welfare of America's children ages 5-17.

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in American Indian Studies
Deadline: February 1, 2008
Michigan State University, East Lansing
Support for Stories Celebrating CA 's Diversity
Deadline: February 4, 2008
Supports public humanities programs that shares stories from California 's diverse communities.

Longest Walk Community Potluck
February 8, 2008
Oakland, CA 94606
Please bring a dish to share. Presentations and slide shows of the 1978 Longest Walk.

Youth Literacy Grants Program
Deadline: February 5, 2008.
Provides funding to to help with  literacy programs for new readers, below-grade-level readers, and readers with learning disabilities.
Longest Walk Kickoff Concert
February 9, 2008:
Oakland, CA

Longest Walk Benefit Show
February 10, 200
La Pena Cultural Center
Berkeley, CA

Sunrise Gathering
February 11, 2008:
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA
 National Indian Education Association Legislative Summit
February 11 -13, 2008
Washington, DC

Petra Foundation Honors Unsung Activists
Deadline: February 11, 2008
Recognizesf individuals focused on racial equality, with special emphasis on Native Americans and people of color.

Open Meadows Foundation Grants for Women and Girls
Deadline: February 15, 2008
Supports projects that reflect the diversity of the community served, and projects that promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice.
Deadline: February 15, 2008
An effort to educate students about the risks involved with the misuse of alcohol.

Peace Development Fund: Community Organizing Grants
Deadline: February 15, 2008.
Provides grants to organizations working to achieve peaceful, just, and interdependent relationships among people and nations.

SSI - Summer Student Internship Program
Deadline: February 15, 2008
Provides the opportunity for students to gain hands-on  skills with EPA or other governmental and tribal environmental offices.
Project Orange Thumb
Deadline: February 15, 2008
Promotes sustainable agriculture, horticultural education, community involvement as well as neighborhood beautification,

Five-Star Restoration Program
Deadline: February 15, 2008.
Provides grants to support  habitat restoration projects.

Public Service Award Program Invites
Deadline: February 15, 2008
Allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for a year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.
The Tribal Preservation Program
Deadline: February 15, 2008.
Dedicated to working with AI/AN and Native Hawaiians to preserve, protect, and promote their unique cultural heritage and traditions.

Moving Beyond Mobility
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2008
October 13-14, 2008
Berlin, Germany
Brings together those in the field  of international youth exchanges to share state of the art intercultural theory and practice.

Hiphop Without Borders
June/July 2008
A chance to go to Cuba to perform in an international hiphop festival.
Postcolonial/Indigenous Research Methodologies: Global and African Perspectives
Deadline: February 17, 2008
September 1-5, 2008
Naples, Italy

Plant Genome Research Program Internships
Deadline: February 18, 2007
Summer, 2008
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Interns will be mentored by a graduate student or post-doctoral associate and will work with their mentors on a project related to plant genomics.

Indigenous Architecture and Landscape
February 20-23, 2008
Dallas, Texas
Contact Rachel Leibowitz:
Princeton University Summer Journalism Program
Deadline: February 20, 2008
Summer 2008
Princeton University, NJ
An all-expenses-paid summer program for high school student journalists from under resourced financial backgrounds.
Contact Walter Griffin:

  Coral Reef Conservation Fund
Deadline: February 20, 2008
For projects that build public-private partnerships to reduce and prevent degradation of coral reefs.

 Conference on the Reclamation of Indigenous Languages
February 20-22, 2008
Mashantucket, CT, USA
Tribal Energy Program
Deadline: February 22, 2008
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Opportunity for college and graduate students to support the Tribal Energy Program efforts with technical project  tasks.
505-844-5418 or

Greenlining Academy Fellowship
Deadline: February 22, 2008
 Available to students who completed their undergraduate studies and want experience working in low-income and minority economic development.

International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference
February 28 - March 1, 2008
Washington State University, Pullman
Scholarly discussion of diversity between peoples and their economic, political, cultural, and geographical contexts.
Young Eco-Hero Awards
Deadline: February 28, 2008
Recognizes individual accomplishments of young people (ages 8-16) whose personal actions have significantly improved the environment.

STOP Hunger Scholarships
Deadline: February 29, 2008
Recognizes and rewards students who have made a significant impact in the fight against
hunger and its causes in the United States.

Southwest Communities and Natural Resource Fellowships
Deadline: February 29, 2008
Four Directions Summer Research Program
Deadline: February 29, 2008
June 16 and August 7, 2008
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts
For undergraduate/graduate Native American students who are interested in
medicine or biomedical research.

Littlest Volunteers Contest
Deadline: February 29, 2008
Looking for stories about teaching young children the joys of volunteering.

First Nations Development Institute: Native Youth and Culture Fund
Deadline: February 8, 2008
Grants for projects that incorporate Indigenous culture and tradition to address youth social issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health, etc.
 Native American Grants Program
Deadline: March 1, 2008
Supports Native American-led organizations working to devise solutions to the challenges facing their communities.

15th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards
March 2008
Broadcast live on Global TV

18th Annual National Youth-At-Risk Conference
March 2-5, 2008
Savannah, Georgia
Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism on Children and Families
Nomination Deadline: March 3, 2008
Recognize exemplary reporting on U.S. children and families, particularly the disadvantaged.

Phillips Fund Grant for Native American Research
Deadline: March 3, 2008
Provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans.

The Emerging Leaders Program at Indian Health Service
Deadline: March 3, 2008
July 2008
Explore diverse career fields  within the Indian Health Service (IHS) and  Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline - March 3, 2008
Summer, 2008
Seeking elementary teachers or administrators with Spanish proficiency and cross-cultural skills to teach trainers and make presentations on general education topics.

Dads Make A Difference
9th Annual National Fatherhood & Families Conference
March 4-7, 2008
Phoenix, Arizona

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 4, 2008
Awards merit-based scholarships for college sophomores and juniors seeking a career in tribal health, tribal public policy or the environment.
The American Young Ambassadors Program
Deadline: March 3, 2008.
August 4-17, 2008
Beijing, China
Global leadership program recognizing exceptional high school students for the work they have accomplished in their communities.

Shade Structure Grant Program
Deadline: March 5, 2008
Grants for permanent shade structures over outdoor locations which are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools, eating areas, and other locations.

“Wired for Success”
March 6 - 7, 2008
Phoenix, Arizona   
        Nancy Spence, MA. Ed, Educational Consultant &Trainer
Free presentations of the latest information and techniques to “wire up” a young child’s brain for a successful future.
Seeing Culture through Art
March 8, 2008
Washington, DC

Part of the NMAI's American History and Culture Series

Building Bridges - Connecting Diverse Communities
March 12-14, 2008 
San Jose, California

Oral History and Performance Conference
March 14 and 15, 2008
Columbia University, New York City
American Student Artist Competition
Deadline: March 14, 2008
To inspire AI/AN students in grades K-12 to explore the connection between education and Native culture.

National Aboriginal Youth Violence & Changing Times Training Conference
March 14 - 16, 2008.
Victoria, B.C.
Aboriginal youth from ages 15 - 25 are eligible for full sponsorship to attend the Conference.

The Women's Leadership Scholarship
Deadline: March 14, 2008
Creates educational opportunities for women who are grassroots leaders, organizers and activists from the Global South and/or from indigenous groups.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship
Deadline: March 15, 2008
Washington DC
Introduces a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations.

The All Roads Film Project
March 15, 2008
Funds film projects by and about indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers from all reaches of the globe.

Chickasaw Nation Computer Literacy and Distribution program
Refurbishes and distributes computers for tribal students, elders and others unable to afford their own.
Shut Up & Talk: Gathering The Tools To Live Our Languages
March 17-19, 2008
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Challenges people to develop the skills, knowledge and resources for speaking and preserve Native languages

Diversity Fellowships in Environmental Reporting
Deadline: March 18, 2008
Provides underrepresented minority journalists with an opportunity to learn basic  science, gain environmental research and reporting skills, and  apply new knowledge and skills in a reporting assignment.

Wildlife Conservation Society Training Capacity Building Program
Deadline: March 15, 2007
Supports individual field research projects that have a clear application to the conservation of threatened wildlife and wild-life habitat.
Arthur B. Schultz Foundation
Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life on earth through support of wildlands conservation, disabled recreation and mobility, international microenterprise, and global understanding.

Women of Color Caucus Student Essay Award
Open to women of Latina/o, Asian, or Native American descent who are current undergraduate or graduate students, or recent Ph.D. recipients.

Cumbre Tajin Festival
March 19-23, 2008
Veracruz, Mexico
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship
Summer 2008
Recruiting women and under-represented minorities pursuing math, science, and engineering from an accredited college or university

Wild Horse native American Educational Foundation
Designed to advocate for and financially assist Native American students pursuing advanced degrees.

Indian Innocence Project
Law schools and students, lawyers, investigators and others provide pro-bono research and assistance to native individuals throughout the U.S.
Indian Graduate Student recruitment
March 6-7, 2008
University of North Carolina
Open to all American Indian undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni who are interested in pursuing Graduate studies.


Architectural Conservation Grants
Helps preserve buildings, sites, and designed landscapes of outstanding architectural, historical, and cultural significance.



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