NATIVE VILLAGE OPPORTUNTIES

January 15, 2008 Issue 183

When We Dance, the Spirits Dance

by
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.
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/

Pathway Oregon
Deadline: January 15, 2008
University of Oregon
Covers tuition and fees for lower-income Oregonians entering the university as freshmen.
http://www.uoregon.edu/~pathway/

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.
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/csp/nacpprojects1/
Awakening Consciousness & Forming Alliances: Indigenous Peoples & Philanthropy
January 18 - January 20, 2008
Querétaro, México
http://foundationcenter.org/

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.

http://www.changemakers.net/competition/men

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.
http://www.sevenfund.
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.

http://www.nicwa.org/

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.
http://www.princeton.edu/PrincetonPrize/

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

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

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. 
http://www.friendsofhawaii.org/
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.
http://getty.edu/foundation/

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

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.
http://knowledgeriver.arizona.edu
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.
www.collegehorizons.org

 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.
www.freedomforum.org/diversity

International Call for Producers
Deadline: February 1, 2008
Designed to enable storytellers from other countries to introduce U.S. audiences to their global neighbors.
http://www.itvs.org/
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.

http://www.ed.gov/legislation/

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

Switzer Environmental Fellowships
Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2008
Assists  graduate students in a broad range of environmental science and related  fields.
www.switzernetwork.org
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."
http://www.mapfund.org/

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.
www.tigerwoodsfoundation.org/

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in American Indian Studies
Deadline: February 1, 2008
2008-2009
Michigan State University, East Lansing
http://aisp.msu.edu
Support for Stories Celebrating CA 's Diversity
Deadline: February 4, 2008
Supports public humanities programs that shares stories from California 's diverse communities.
http://www.calhum.org

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.
http://www.longestwalk.org/

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.
http://www.dollargeneral.com/
Longest Walk Kickoff Concert
February 9, 2008:
Oakland, CA
http://www.longestwalk.org/

Longest Walk Benefit Show
February 10, 200
La Pena Cultural Center
Berkeley, CA
http://www.longestwalk.org/

Sunrise Gathering
February 11, 2008:
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA
http://www.longestwalk.org/
 National Indian Education Association Legislative Summit
February 11 -13, 2008
Washington, DC
niea@niea.org

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.
http://www.petrafoundation.org/

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.
http://www.openmeadows.org/
CHOICES
Deadline: February 15, 2008
An effort to educate students about the risks involved with the misuse of alcohol.
www.ncaa.org


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.
http://www.peacedevelopmentfund.org/

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.
http://www4.nau.edu/
Project Orange Thumb
Deadline: February 15, 2008
Promotes sustainable agriculture, horticultural education, community involvement as well as neighborhood beautification,
http://www.fiskars.com/


Five-Star Restoration Program
Deadline: February 15, 2008.
Provides grants to support  habitat restoration projects.
http://www.nfwf.org

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.
http://www.nationalgridus.com/
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.
http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/tribal/index.htm

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.
www.afs60.de

Hiphop Without Borders
June/July 2008
A chance to go to Cuba to perform in an international hiphop festival.
Contact: hiphop@igc.org
Postcolonial/Indigenous Research Methodologies: Global and African Perspectives
Deadline: February 17, 2008
September 1-5, 2008
Naples, Italy
http://www.rc332008.unina.it/

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.
http://bti.cornell.edu/pgrp

Indigenous Architecture and Landscape
February 20-23, 2008
Dallas, Texas
Contact Rachel Leibowitz: leibowit@uiuc.edu
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:
sjp@princeton.edu

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

 Conference on the Reclamation of Indigenous Languages
February 20-22, 2008
Mashantucket, CT, USA
http://www2.nau.edu/jar/Conf.html
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 skbegay@sandia.gov

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.
h
ttp://www.greenlining.org/academy/

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.
http://globalization.wsu.edu/
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.
http://www.actionfornature.org/

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.
http://www.helpstophunger.org/

Southwest Communities and Natural Resource Fellowships
Deadline: February 29, 2008
www.cnr.berkeley.edu/community_forestry
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.
http://www.fdsrp.org

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

http://wondertime.go.com/

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.
http://www.firstnations.org/
 Native American Grants Program
Deadline: March 1, 2008
Supports Native American-led organizations working to devise solutions to the challenges facing their communities.
http://www.seva.org/

15th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards
March 2008
Broadcast live on Global TV
www.naaf.ca

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.
http://www.cjc.umd.edu/

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.
http://www.amphilsoc.org/

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
URUGUAY SUMMER
Deadline - March 3, 2008
Summer, 2008
Uruguay
Seeking elementary teachers or administrators with Spanish proficiency and cross-cultural skills to teach trainers and make presentations on general education topics.
http://www.fulbrightexchanges.org/

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

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.
http://www.udall.gov
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.
AYAL@ysa.org

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.
http://www.aad.org/public/sun/grants.html

“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.
NSpence@activeparenting.com
Seeing Culture through Art
March 8, 2008
Washington, DC

Part of the NMAI's American History and Culture Series
http://www.nmai.si.edu/

Building Bridges - Connecting Diverse Communities
March 12-14, 2008 
San Jose, California
http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/

Oral History and Performance Conference
March 14 and 15, 2008
Columbia University, New York City
http://www.ohmar.org/
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.
 http://www.indianeducation.org/

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.
www.dodemkanonhsa.ca

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. 
www.nativeleaders.org
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.
http://nonprofitresearch.org

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.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

Chickasaw Nation Computer Literacy and Distribution program
Refurbishes and distributes computers for tribal students, elders and others unable to afford their own.
http://www.chickasaw.net/
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.
http://www.metcalfinstitute.org/

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.
http://www.wcs.org
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.
http://www.absfoundation.org/

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.
http://www.nwsa.org/

Cumbre Tajin Festival
March 19-23, 2008
Veracruz, Mexico
www.cumbretajin.com
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship
Summer 2008
Recruiting women and under-represented minorities pursuing math, science, and engineering from an accredited college or university
http://www.fossil.energy.gov/mlef/

Wild Horse native American Educational Foundation
Designed to advocate for and financially assist Native American students pursuing advanced degrees.
http://www.home.earthlink.net/
 

Indian Innocence Project
Law schools and students, lawyers, investigators and others provide pro-bono research and assistance to native individuals throughout the U.S.
www.nativebiz.com/innocence
 
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.
http://gradschool.unc.edu/

 

Architectural Conservation Grants
Helps preserve buildings, sites, and designed landscapes of outstanding architectural, historical, and cultural significance.
http://www.getty.edu/grants/conservation/

 

 


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