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October 15, 2006 Issue 172

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
November, 2006
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
To celebrate American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month , the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., will host a variety of free public programs.

November 3:
Panel Discussion:  "Indigenous Archaeology: Respecting  Objects, History and Place."
November 3-5
Dance Performances: The Lepquinm Gumilgit Gogoadim (Our Own Dance in Our Hearts) Dance Group from Alaska.
November 7, 8, 9, 11, 12:
Storytelling: Hope and Company, led by Ishmael Hope (Inupiaq/Tlingit) and storyteller.
November 10-12:
Art Demonstration: Wood Carvings as demonstrated by David Boxley (Tsimshian)
November 11:
"North Pacific Coast Weaving Traditions" Tlingit weaver Lorene Boxley discusses Tlingit women's weaving. Participants will create their own mat or basket to take home.
November 14-16:
"A Wampanoag Thanksgiving:"  Tobias Vanderhoop (Aquinnah Wampanoag) performs the stories, songs,
drumming and dances Wampanoags traditionally offered  before contact with non- Natives.
November 24-25:
"Stolen Spirits of Haida Gwaii" will be screened in the Rasmuson Theater.
For a complete schedule of public programs:

Native  Teens, Who We Are
November  18, 2006
PBS Stations nationwide
(Native Village assisted in this project.) Features profiles of accomplished  teens, short films made by young Native Americans, and discussions  young Native leaders from cities and reservations.
In the Mix:

Tohono O'odham Community College
Provides tuition, books, monthly stipend, and dependent allowance for children under the age of 18.
Contact Alma Vince:

Learning Each Other's Languages: L.V. McWhorter and the Columbia Plateau Tribes
Washington State University
An exhibit of Lucullus Virgil McWhorter's role as a cultural mediator between Anglo Americans and the native peoples of the Columbia Plateau. 
World Food Day
October 16, 2006

California Indian Conference
October 13-15, 2006
Dominican University, San Rafael
An annual gathering for the exchange of views and information among academics, Native Californians, students, museum specialists, and other community members.

Survey of Distance Education in American Indian Communities
Fill out this confidential and simple online survey to help bring Native American specific studies to Tribal people.
Visions For The Future
Art show: November 18, 2006
Deadline: October 18, 2006
Boulder, CO
The Native American Rights Fund is seeking visual art by up and coming young Native artists that focuses on the vision and spirit of the mission of NARF.

National Conference on Teaching, Learning and Communicating the History of Canada
October 20 to 22, 2006
Vancouver, BC

Voices from the Past, Education for the Future
October 19-21, 2006
Sequoyah Research Center Symposium
Little Rock, AR
 Indian Mascots and Imagery in the United States
October 20, 2006
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Features key players in the ongoing dispute over the propriety of Indian mascots.

    Securing Our Homelands
October 23-27, 2006
Cabazon , California
The 16th Annual Indian Land Consolidation Symposium works to secure Native Americans' sovereign rights.

Native American Youth Day
October 20, 2006
Scottsdale, AZ
All tickets are free to Native youth and their parents who are interested in sports.
Nadine Groenig:  602-542-3538
Awards for Service to Children and Youth
Deadline: October 25, 2006
Presented to individuals who have made a commitment to the well-being, growth and development of youth.

March 8-10, 2007
Proposal deadline: October 25, 2006
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Saginaw MI
Participate in all aspects of Native American studies. We invite Proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops.

Suicide Prevention Across Generations and Cultures
October 26-28th, 2006
Ahwatukee, Arizona.
Offers comprehensive and in depth sessions focused on best practices in suicide prevention and treatment.
REEL DIVERSITY competition
July 27, 2006
Deadline: October 27, 2006
Calling for submissions by emerging filmmakers of colour for the competition.

Museums and Native American Knowledge Symposium
October 28-29, 2006
Arizona State University

Coexistence International Networking Initiative
Deadline: October 31, 2006
Brandeis University,
Inviting proposals for a project that encourages a more collaborative approach to strengthening inter-group relations.
Edge March for WORLD PEACE
October 28, 2006
Led by Arun Gandhi, the surviving 72 year-old activist grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

Launch of the Equator Prize 2006
Deadline: October 31, 2006
Recognizes five community-based projects that demonstrate extraordinary achievement in reducing poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the equatorial belt.

Thanksgiving: Historical Myths & Half Truths
October 28, 2006
California Indian Museum and Cultural Center Santa Rosa, CA
Addresses the sources of American Indian stereotypes in history and media, and provide ideas on how we can combat them in todayís world.

National Fish Habitat Action Plan Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2006
Improve awareness about aquatic resources by supporting both grassroots capacity building and habitat conservation projects.

16th Navajo Studies Conference: In the Sacred Manner We Walk as Dine
Nov.  1-4, 2006
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Promotes Navajo Studies including the study of Navajo language, culture, history and all aspects of Navajo life.
http://elibrary. navajo_studies- conf.php

Digital  Humanities Start-Up Grants Program
Deadline: November 15, 2006
For the planning or initial stages of digital humanities initiatives in all areas of NEH
OSU Native American High School Weekend
November 9 and 10, 2006
Deadline: November 1, 2006
Oklahoma State University , Stillwater OK
Hosted by the OSU chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and the Native American Student Association, this is an opportunity for interested high school juniors and seniors to spend a weekend on a college campus.
Contact Stuart Sparvier at (405)744-0401 or

NGAís Youth Garden Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2006
Supports programs across the United States that actively engage kids in the garden and improve the quality of life for all.

Lakota Language Consortium Teacher Trainings
Nov. 1- 2, 2006
Ft. Yates Schools, Ft. Yates, ND
November 16-17, 2006
  Red Cloud School, Pine Ridge, SD
100 Best Communities for Young People Competition
Deadline: November 3, 2006
Showcases communities  that do an outstanding job of fostering safe and caring
environments that effectively educate young people and help them become productive citizens.

  Upward Bound Program
Deadline: November 6, 2006
Encourages at-risk youth to complete high school and go on to college.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Gaby Watts, 202-502-7600

31st annual American Indian Film Festival
November 3-11, 2006
San Francisco, CA
The nationís most dominant outlet for Native American films features ground - breaking films and documentaries of USA American Indian and Canada First Nation communities.
Tribal and Indigenous Early Childhood Network at the NAEYC Annual Conference
November 8-11, 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Inviting all tribal and indigenous Leaders, early childhood educators, and parents of American Indian, Hawaiian and Alaskan Natives children to attend this yearís conference

Presentation at Hamline Law School
Nov. 9, 2006
Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Presentations on tribal land reacquisiton through international indigenous principles. This event is free and open to the public!

American Indian College Fund seeking art donations
For November 8, 2006 event
New York City
The American Indian College Fund is seeking art donations for their silent auction. Money goes directly toward scholarships for students attending the nation's 32 tribal colleges.
Pilot Grants for School-Community Collaborations
Deadline: November 15, 2006
Providing grants for collaborative school and community programs that create healthy schools.

 The 3rd Annual Haudenosaunee Conference: A Voices of the People
November 17-18, 2006
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Highlights the voices of the Haudenosaunee people.
Contact: Carrie Garrow,

American Indian Services Scholarships
November 15, 2006
Provides more than 2300 scholarships annually to Native students who can't afford to pursue higher education.
Land Conservation Program Annual Award
Application Deadline: November 17, 2006
Recognizes leadership, innovation, and excellence in local land conservation and park creation by county leaders across America.

New England Board of Higher Education, Science Network
Date: November 18, 2006
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Addresses the needs and concerns of students living in New England who are underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Community-Based Field Research Grants to Young Faculty and Students
Deadline: November 17, 2006
Supports young faculty and students in schools of public health to carry out community-based field research in behavioral hygiene
November 18, 2006
Hunter College, New York City
A public Teach-In celebrating major milestones in the resistance and political power of indigenous peoples against corporate globalization.

United States Soccer Foundation Grants
Deadline: November 22, 2006
Awards grants exclusively to projects and programs that develop players,  coaches, and referees in economically disadvantaged urban areas.

Improve the Environment Near the U.S.-Mexico Border
Deadline: November 20, 2006
Supports preventing pollution and ecosystem damage while encouraging waste minimization along the U.S. - Mexico border
U.S.-Mexico Border 2012 Program
Terrie Wright, 214-665-8453
Future Conservationist Awards
Deadline: November 24, 2006
Offering awards to teams of young conservationists who aim to develop their skills through practical conservation projects

National Family Week
November 19-25, 2006

Youth Leaders for Literacy Grants
Deadline: November 24, 2006
Helps youth direct their enthusiasm and creativity into reading-related service projects.
NetAid Global Action Awards
Deadline: November 30, 2006
Honors high school students who have organized and led a project that has impacted people in poor countries or raised awareness about global poverty in their own communities

2006 People of Color Conference
November 30 - December  2, 2006
Seattle, WA, USA

Student Diversity Leadership Conference
November 30 - December  2, 2006
Seattle, WA, USA
Jay Rapp at (202) 973-9752 or

2007 SeaWorld/Busch Gardens/Fujifilm Environmental Excellence Award
Deadline: November 30, 2006.
Recognizes outstanding efforts of students and teachers across the country who are working at the grassroots level to protect and preserve the environment.

The SeaWorld &Busch Gardens Conservation Fund
Deadline: December 1, 2006
Supports conservation efforts directly benefiting wildlife in their native ranges

Indigenous Music and Our Realities, Possibilities, Encounters, and Remembrances
Submission deadline: December 1, 2006
April 12-14, 2007
Participation is invited.
Pawnee Nation College, Pawnee, OK
AAIP Dental Pre-Admission Workshop
December 1-2, 2006
Arizona School of Dentistry &Oral Health, Mesa, Arizona
Student scholarships available for students who are on a Pre-Dental track in school to become a dentist.

Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program
Deadline: December 1, 2006
Honors those who have devoted their lives to helping their communities organize for racial,
social, economic, and environmental justice

The Ethics of Cultural and Environmental Sovereignty and Stewardship
March 23-25, 2007
Abstract Deadline: December 1, 2006
University of Arizona
Addresses information and ethics issues about Indigenous knowledge and cultural property.
Tribal Lands Climate Conference
December 5-6, 2006
Somerton, Arizona
Engages and empowers tribal advocates on climate change and connect them with key

Great Lakes Watershed Restoration Program
Deadline: November 15, 2006
Proposals being accepted for projects that design and implement a strategy for the restoration, protection, and sustainable use of the Great Lakes.

1st National Native American Fatherhood Conference
November 13-15, 2006
Mesa, AZ
This year's conference theme is "Weaving Fatherhood into Criminal Justice, Education, and Human Services"
December 5-7, 2006
New Orleans, LA

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