November 15, 2008 Issue 192

     "A handful of tribal leaders gathered to fight assimilation and termination and now we carry on their work by promoting tribal sovereignty, strengthening our government-to-government relationships with the U.S. government, and working tirelessly so that Native people can have better lives."

Joe Garcia, President, National Congress of the American Indian


America Recycles Day
November 15, 1008
The only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products.

Young People For Nominations
Oglala Lakota College, SD

Seeking nominations of innovative and promising young progressive leaders

Research and Publications Internships
Seeking interns willing to expand their knowledge about indigenous peoples’ rights and current policy challenges  
Student Summer Internship Need Host Sites
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Environmental Education Outreach Program  is recruiting host sites for the 2009 Student Summer Internship ) program.

A Night with Coyote
November 15, 2008
Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis,
An exciting evening of Native American storytelling.

Oceti Sakowin: The People of the Seven Council Fires
November, 2008
PBS stations nationwide
The Oyate, the people, tell their own story in Oceti Sakowin: The People of the Seven Council Fires. Teachers guides available.
SDSU Grants for Native American Grad Students in School Counseling
San Diego State University
Supports graduate students in school psychology, school counseling, and programs specializing in Native American children and youth.

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Supports nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest that seek to strengthen the region's educational and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.

Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic
November 15-16, 2008
IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
Indigenous Peoples Project in Brazil
Seeks a student intern fluent in Portuguese and English for work relating to indigenous peoples in Brazil.

Harvard  Native American Program Visits Oklahoma
November 17, 2008: Oklahoma City
November 18, 2008 Durant
November 19. 2008 Tulsa Area
November 21, 2008: Ada
November 21, 2008: Lawton
For Native American students, educators, tribal members and families to discuss opportunities, admissions and financial aid.
e-mail: Steven_Abbott@Harvard.EDU

Yes to Carrots!
Provides under-served communities with resources to develop and sustain an organic food source for healthy nutrition.

Native American Women’s Film Screening
November 20, 2008
Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis,

The Caravan of Support To Big Mountain Resistance Communities
November 22-29, 2008
Black Mesa, AZ
Join the nationwide effort to support Black Mesa area residents to resist government efforts to mine on their sacred lands.

Native American Student Development Conference
Nov. 19 – 20, 2008
University of Idaho
For educators and students planning to attend college
Larger Than Life Aboriginal Event
November 24, 2008
Toronto Ontario
Contact Megan Wyse:

Aka Mya Sobriety Run/ Social Pow Wow
November 22 - 23, 2008
Big Pine, CA, CA

Family Fun Volunteers Contest
Deadline: November 30, 2008
Highlight your family¹s best, most creative, and most successful Green Tips
support Native American and First Nations artists

ETS Visiting Scholars Program
Deadline: December 1, 2008
June 1 – 26, 2009
Princeton, NJ
Visiting scholars from underrepresented groups study fairness and other issues.

Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellowship for Native Women
Deadline: December 1, 2008
March 1-May 31, 2009
Santa Fe, NM

Clinton Global Initiative University 
Assistance Deadline: December 12, 2008
February 13-14 2009
University of Texas, Arlington
Brings together young leaders, university presidents, and activists to address pressing global challenges.

World Indigenous Nation's Higher Education Consortium
December 2-4, 2008  
LaTrobe University Melbourne (Victoria), Australia

World Indigenous People's Conference on Education
December 7-11, 2008  
On the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation, Melbourne, Australia
Ho'omau Ka Huaka'I
November 2, 2008 - August 29, 2009
An exhibit at the Wing Luke Asian Museum
Seattle, WA

Storytelling for the Holidays
December 13, 2008
California Indian Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
An afternoon of sharing through Native storytelling

National Football League Fund
Deadline: December 15, 2008
Helps low and moderate income areas improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields.

Captain Planet Foundation: Grants for the Environment
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2008
Grants for youth who want to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.

Do Something Grants
Deadline: December 15, 2008
For young people who wish to use music to make a difference in their local and/or global community.

Project AWARE
Deadline: December 15, 2008
Provides grants for the conservation of both marine and freshwater underwater environments.

Baseball’s League of Nations: A Tribute to Native Americans in Baseball
Ends December 31, 2008
Howes Cave, NY

Puffin Foundation
Deadline: December 30, 2008
Provides grants to art organizations and artists who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities.

The World Summit Youth Award 
December 31, 2008
Create e-Contents that address the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals in an inspiring manner.
Make It Matter Grants
Deadline: Jan. 1, 2009.
Identifies people whose stories of giving back inspire others.

Payless Shoes 4 Kids Program
Deadline: December 31, 2008
A plan to give $1,000,000 worth of shoes to kids in Need

Captain Planet Foundation
Deadline: December 31, 2008
Supports hands-on environmental projects for youth in grades K-12.
Northern Experience Program
April 2009
Resolute and Eureka, Nunavut
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students in grades 11-12 to experience Canada's High Arctic region.

Ends January 9, 2000
Muncie, IN
Includes virtual reconstructions from 39 mound builders sites in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia.

Free Indian Country Anti-Meth Training
January 12-13, 2009 - Oklahoma City, OK
February 9-10, 2009 - Hollywood, FL
A collaborative approach to combat meth production, distribution, and use.
Honor the Earth
Deadline: January 15, 2009
Issues grants for Environmental & Energy Justice; Building Sustainable Communities; and Youth

Native American Scholars & Collaborators Projects
Deadline: January 15th, 2009
San Diego State University, CA
Supports graduate level students in school counseling and school psychology who plan to help Native American youth and schools.

Create a Greeting Card Scholarship Contest
Deadline: January 15, 2009
Open to high school, college and graduate students in the United States
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation: Community Action Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2009.
Provides funds for innovative programs or research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship
Deadline: December 15, 2008;
Seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations.

National Multicultural Conference and Summit
January 15-16, 2009 
New Orleans LA
Theme: Advancing Our Communities: The Role of Social Justice in Multicultural Psychology
National Museum of the American Indian: Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program
Deadline: January 15, 2009
Offers support to a wide range of activities which increase the understanding and appreciation of contemporary Native American arts.

United Health Heroes Service Learning Grants
Deadline:  January 15, 2009
A service-learning grant program for youth-led community education projects

International Painting Competition in Elementary and Middle Schools
Deadline: January 15, 2009
Invites students ages 6-14 to express climate change creatively through art.  Partially sponsored by the U.N.
Our Future
Deadline: December 20, 2009
An essay contest for students in grades 8-12 regarding President-elect Obama's new term.
David S. Barr Award
Deadline: Deadline: January 30, 2009
Awarded to student journalists in high school through grad school whose work helped right a wrong, corrected an injustice, or promoted justice and fairness.
2009 Native American Student Artist Competition
Deadline: Jan. 16, 2009
This year's entry theme is: Tradition is My Life, Education is My Future

StudentCam 2009 Prize
Deadline: January 20, 2009
Students in grades 5-8 create a video with the theme: "A message to the New President."



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