October 15, 2008 Issue 191


Sovereignty rests with the people. It grows inside us. Sometimes our anger can lead us to sovereignty of self. Direct it inward to build strength. Don't rely on courts or governments." 

                                                 Tome Roubideaux, Lakota


American Indian Gothic, 1954
David Bradley, American/Chippewa/Lakota


College Access & Opportunity Guide
A free college opportunity guidebook aimed at first-generation and underserved college-bound students

ACTION ALERT! stolen Native American Art
The Bureau of Land Management is looking for a prehistoric petroglyph that someone chiseled out of a rock face. The BLM says thieves could be trying to sell it on the black market right now. The BLM is offering a 5,000 dollar reward

NFWF Program Restores Watershed
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is accepting applications for the Arcel or Mittal Great Lakes Watershed Restoration Program.
Support for Local Watershed Organizations
Works to protect, restore, and enhance the nation's streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and bays.

International Year of the Languages
Through February 21, 2009
Supported by the United Nations

Anne Ray Fellowship for Native Scholars
Several opportunities open
The Virgil Masayesva Native American Environmental Education Scholarship Fund
For American Indian college students who are strongly committed to helping American Indian address environmental protection of their resources and land.

Through the Eyes of the Eagle: 
October 3 - January 4, 2009
NMAI, Washington, DC
Illustrating Healthy Living for Children

Coca-Cola/NRC Recycling Bin Grant Program
October 17, 2008
Supports local recycling programs by providing bins to collect beverage container recyclables in public settings.
 How to Start a Career in Art
October 19, 2008
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Career pointers, starting points and to market your work with blogs, Web sites and other tools-of-the-trade.

The Native Spirit Film Festival
October 19-28, 2008
London, England

A Night to Celebrate Indigenous Filmmakers of the Americas
October 25th, 2008  
 Hollywood, CA 90027
Includes "For the Next Seven Generations" a movie about The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. Produced by Carole Hart, Emmy and Peabody winner.

Beyond Borders: Families in Conflict Workshop
October 29-30, 2008
Anchorage, AK
Helps develop healthy and sustainable communities by empowering them to meet the needs of those around them.

LEGO Children's Fund
Deadline: November 1, 2008
Provides grants to nonprofit organizations that offer innovative projects to cultivate and celebrate a child's exploration of personal creativity and creative problem-solving.

National Wildlife Refuge System "Preserve America" Grant Program
Deadline: November 1, 2008
Grants to help foster interpretive, education, and visitor initiatives that incorporate history and historic sites into the Refuge System's mission.
TV Made Me Do IT
November 5, 2008
Muskogee, OK
Brian Jackson, Cherokee, will try to enter the Guinness Book of World Records by inflating a balloon to 8 feet in 42 minutes.

Luta Sah-can-skaw Circle
November 8, 2008
California State University Bakersfield, CA
Sponsored by CSBU Indigenous NA Club.

Family Dinner and Fundraiser
November 13, 2008
Santa Barbara, California
Helping prepare African and Native American Youth in grades 5-12 for future enrollment in a 4-year college or university.
Deadline: November 20, 2008
Spring, 2009
Internship sessions American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native students interested in gaining museum practice and program development experience.

Nestle Very Best in Youth Program
Deadline: November 20, 2008
Honors young people (ages 13 to 18) who have excelled in school and who are making their community and the world a better place.

Strengthening Culture & Education to Empower Our Youth
November 20 - 21,2008
The University of Arizona, Tucson
For Native students in grades 8-12
Video/Graphic Competition
Deadline: November 21, 2008
Create a 30-second video that explains how a carbon cap will break America’s addiction to oil.

2nd World Aqua Congress
November 26-28, 2008
New Delhi, India.
"Global Climate Change and Water Resources."

The Sea World & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund
Deadline: December 1, 2008
Supports wildlife and habitat conservation, research, education, and animal rescue in countries around the world
Goldman Sachs Foundation: Prizes in International Education
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2008
Seeks to increase awareness of the growing importance of international knowledge and skills for U.S. students.

Echoing Green Fellowships
Deadline: December 1, 2008
Funds and supports extraordinary emerging social entrepreneurs and the organizations they launch.

 Sharing Cultures 2009 International Conference on Intangible Heritage
May 30 – June 1, 2009
Pico Island – Azores – PORTUGAL
A gathering of worldwide experts and scholars on Cultural and Intangible Heritage.
S.E.VEN Student Essay Competition
Deadline: December 7, 2008
Open to graduate and undergraduate students interested in entrepreneurship and global poverty issues.

World Indigenous Peoples Conference: Education
December 7-11, 2008
Kulin Nation, Melbourne, Australia

Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation Grants
Deadline: December 12, 2009
Summer, 2009
Funds for overnight or day-camp experiences in summer 2009 that introduce young people to careers in manufacturing and engineering.

NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program
Deadline: December 15, 2008.
Provides support for neighborhood-based organizations and schools to create or rehabilitate playing fields in underserved neighborhoods.

Aspen Institute’s Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program
December 15, 2008;
Introduces a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofits.

Genographic Legacy Fund
Deadline: December 15, 2008.
Supports indigenous or traditional communities for efforts to preserve and revitalize indigenous or traditional culture.

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



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