Native Village Opportunities

"The white man says there is freedom and justice for all.  We have had 'freedom and justice', and that is why we have been almost exterminated.  We shall not forget this."
Tecumseh--Shawnee; From the 1927 Grand Council of American Indians

November and December, 2006 Issue 173


Equality and Freedom in Education Rally
December 4, 2006
Washington, DC
Join student-led groups and supporters in a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court as oral arguments are heard in two lawsuits seeking to bar racial integration and equal opportunity in American education.

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:

Elder Heating Assistance Program
Winter low temperatures in South Dakota average 9* F (November through February). It's made worse with bitter wind-chill factors and record temperatures reaching -44* below 0*F (1996)

November 23, 2006
Cole’s Hill,  Plymouth, Massachusetts
Dedicated to Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier. Participants join to create a true awareness of Native peoples and demonstrate the international unity of Indigenous  peoples.
American Indian Heritage Month, November - 2006
Alcatraz: San Francisco, California 
A lecture series will address various topics in detail, setting the historical stage for “The Alcatraz Occupation. In addition, the California Indian Art Show will be up for the entire month of November.
Contact Person:  Jose Rivera, 415-561-4906 

Native American Runners for the  USA Cross Country Championships
Nomination Deadline: December 22, 2006
February 10, 2007
USA Cross Country Championships, Boulder, Colorado.
Seeking out the most accomplished and promising runners, ages 14-19 to run in
 all-American Indian teams.

American Indian Studies (AIS) at The University of Arizona
Currently seeking applicants for Fall 2007
Call for Interviews for Documentary Film
November 15-23, 2006  Seattle, Washington
November 28, 2006  New York City
Japanese students and film makers from Okinawa are looking to speak with Native folks from the US.

Grants to support women's groups who are committed to a world of equality and social justice.

November 15, 1007
Window Rock
November, 16, 2006
November 17, 2007
Hosting 5 receptions for any interested Native American students, educators, tribal members &families to discuss opportunities, admissions &financial aid.
Call 617-495-9058 or e-mail
The 3rd Annual Haudenosaunee Conference: A Voices of the People
November 17-18, 2006
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Email Carrie Garrow:

1st Annual Joint Conference and Symposium on Native Water Law, Sovereignty, and Cultural Survival
November 17-18, 2006
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Science Fair Judges Needed for AISEF
The Arizona American Indian Science and Engineering Fair and two regional fairs need judges.
Sign up online:
Protective Life Foundation
Deadline: November 25, 2006
Support the education and healthy development of young people.

Focus the Nation" Workshop
November 18, 2006
University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Provides  an opportunity  build a national conversation about stabilizing the world's climate and moving towards a hopeful, clean-energy future.

 Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Internship Program
Deadline: November 20, 2006 for Spring Internship
Deadline:  February 6, 2007 for Summer Internship
 Suitland, MD
Internship sessions lasting 10-weeks are available for students interested in gaining museum practice and program development experience.
December 1, 2006
December 2, 2006
Omaha, NE
Phone: 402-502-2503
Featuring several bands donating time to raise funds for Christmas gifts for the children on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
2006 Pine Ridge Toy Drive.pdf

  Indian Tribes and the Federal Agency MazeCLE Conference     
November 30,  December 1, 2006
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 
Online Conference: 2005 NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment in Science
Provides information on performance of  4th and 8th graders in 10 large urban districts.

Deadline: NOVEMBER 30, 2006
Grants to $1,000 to support youth-led service projects in which youth with and without disabilities serve their communities together.
Help Bring Back the Natives
Pre-proposal Due Date: December 1, 2006
Full Proposal Due Date: February 2, 2007
Initiates partnerships with private landowners and collaborative efforts that address watershed health issues key to restoring habitats ,native aquatic species and their migration corridors.

CITC Alyeska Match Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2006
Offers supplementary matching aid to eligible Alaska Native students pursuing higher education in eligible fields.

June 9 - August 4, 2007
Deadline: December 1, 2006
Washington, DC
A dynamic summer program for undergraduate students interested in volunteerism and careers in the nonprofit sector.
Focus the Nation" Workshop
December 2, 2006
Lewis and Clark College, Portland, ORE
Provides an opportunity  build a national conversation about stabilizing the world's climate and moving towards a hopeful, clean-energy future.

Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year
Deadline: December 1, 2006
The award is given to educators for their efforts in family literacy to help parents and children achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals.

Echoing Green Fellowship
December 1, 2006
Open to emerging social innovators, 18 years or older, who have an individual project that tackles seemingly unsolvable social challenges.
Solving the Puzzle: Engaging Professionals of Color
December 7, 2006
Boston, MA

December 5-7, 2006 
New Orleans, LA
Strives to expand the impact of the youth service movement with communities, schools, corporations, and governments.

American Institute of Architects Scholarship
Deadline: December 6, 2006
Open to high school seniors and college freshmen who study architecture.
Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute
December 11-13, 2007
Chicago, IL

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Mini-Grants
January 15, 2007
Deadline: December 8, 2006
Supports service activities designed to alleviate conditions of poverty in communities and engage disadvantaged youth.

22nd Annual ITCA Indian Child & Family Conference
December 12-14, 2006
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Ft. McDowell Radisson Resort
Focuses on current and relevant issues related to tribal social work and help strengthen programs for American Indian children and families.
Books Across America Library Books Awards
Deadline: December 14, 2006.
Brings the gift of reading to students affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita,and Wilma.

Nomination Forms Available for National Wetlands Awards
Deadline: December 15, 2006
Honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the conservation and restoration  of America's wetlands.

Support for Wildland and Wildlife Preservation
Deadline: December 15, 2006
Funds projects and programs that will strengthen work to permanently protect critical wildlife habitat and defend wildlifeand wildlands from immediate threats.
3rd Annual Storytellers of the Americas Conference
March 30-31, 2007
Deadline: December 15, 2007
Location: Buffalo, New York
Invites paper submissions that address the importance of women in Indigenous oral tradition.
Contact Nikki

The Puffin Foundation Grants
Deadline: December 15, 2006
Opens the doors of artistic expression to artists who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.

21st Century Community Learning Center competition
Deadline: December 15, 2006
Grants to establish/expand community learning centers providing out-or-school activities and academic enrichment for youth
April 19-22, 2007
Deadline: December 15, 2006
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Featuring a Keynote Address by Winona LaDuke.
Contact Phil Bellfy:

Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Projects
Deadline: December 15, 2006
Share accurate information about work incentives programs and related issues  to beneficiaries with disabilities (including transition-to-work aged youth).
Contact: Jenny Deboy, 410-965-8658

Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
Deadline: December 15, 2006
May 21-August 3, 2007
Washington, D.C.
Gaining experience in a congressional office,  participate in seminars and more.
site visits to augment their knowledge of healthcare issues and
write and present a health policy research paper.
Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program
Deadline: December 19, 2006
Grants to plan, implement, or enhance tribal justice strategies to address crime issues related to alcohol and substance abuse.
Contact  Bob Brown, 202-616-3297

TAP's Seventh Annual Essay and Media Contest
Deadline: December 15, 2006
Open to kids in grades 5-12 who have ideas how media can change to save our world.

Nature Conservancy 2006 Photo Contest
Deadline: December 31, 2006
Looking for beautiful nature photography representing the diversity of life on Earth
January 5, 2007
Nominate a woman that has made a significant contribution for an award in one of these three categories: Innovation, Leadership or Social Impact.

US Artists International to Support U.S. Dance and Music Ensembles at Festivals
Deadline: January 15, 2007
Applicants must be a dance or music ensemble (including practitioners of folk and traditional forms) that works at a professional level.

Growing Your Community Food System from the Ground Up
Dates: January 12-14, 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Develop skills and learn to plan, develop, operate, and sustain community food projects.
Master of Arts in Linguistics in Lakota Lanaguage
Deadline: January 15, 2007
University of Colorado
Enables students to study for the Master of Arts in Linguistics, document everyday Lakota conversation, and find careers supporting efforts to keep the Lakota language alive. 
Contact: David S. Rood: 303-492-2747

January 22 - 26, 2007
A week of educational activities aimed at stopping name-calling and verbal bullying in schools.

Emerson Hunger Fellowship
Deadline: January 18, 2007
Open to students who are committed to social justice and demonstrate leadership qualities and skills.
National Multicultural Conference and Summit 2007
January 24–26, 2007
Seattle, Washington
Addresses the intersection of the dimensions of race and ethnicity, social class, age, ability and gender.

Bilingual Multicultural Education/Equity Conference 2007
January 29-31, 2007 
Anchorage, Alaska
The theme for this this year's conference is "Honoring Culture, Language and Learning."

Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Workshop
Deadline: January 29, 2007
Journalists from all media who want to improve their skills in marine and environmental reporting are invited to apply. 
Indian Child Welfare Training Institutes.
Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2007
Phoenix, Arizona
Designed specifically for Indian child welfare workers in reservation, urban, and rural settings

Coral Reef Conservation Fund
Deadline: January 31, 2007
Accepting proposals for projects that build public- private partnerships to reduce and prevent degradation of coral reefs and associated reef habitats (e.g., seagrass beds, man-groves etc.

We the People Bookshelf Project
Deadline: January 31, 2007
Created to encourage young people to read and understand great literature while exploring themes in American history.
Western Mining Action Network and Indigenous Environmental Network Grants
Deadline: February 1, 2007
Supports and enhance the efforts of mining-impacted indigenous communities to assure that mining projects do not adversely affect their lives within their  traditional territories.

Native American Public Service Fellowship 
Deadline: February 2, 2007 (two-year degree programs);
Deadline: April 6, 2007 (Mid-Career MPA)
Supports promising leaders  committed to matters of concern to Native American tribes, including tribal self-governance and policy. 

Improve History Knowledge!
Deadline: February 1, 2007
Grants to secure long-term improvements in and support for humanities activities that explore significant themes and events in American history.

Deadline: February 2, 2007
College Horizons is a five-day "crash course" in preparing for college. Collaborating partners include AIGC (American Indian Graduate Center), Winds of Change magazine, Princeton Review Foundation, and forty-one of the nation's finest colleges and universities. 

Albertson College
Oberlin College
Brown University
Occidental College    
Carleton College
Princeton University
Carroll College
Reed College
Columbia University
Rice University
Connecticut College
Smith College
Cornell University
Stanford University
Creighton University
St. John's College, Santa Fe
Dartmouth College
St. Lawrence University
Duke University
Swarthmore College
Grinnell College
Union College
Guilford College
University of Chicago
Hamline University
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Harvard University
University of Notre Dame    
Haverford College
University of Pennsylvania
Johns Hopkins University
University of Puget Sound        
Lawrence University
Wellesley College
Macalester College
Whitman College
Whittier College
New York University
Yale University
Northwestern University

Tint Magazine Internship
February 5, 2007
A web-based internship program for multicultural women in college suited to each individual student’s needs and requirements.


Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Internship Program
February 6, 2007 for Summer Internship
 Suitland, MD
Internship sessions lasting 10-weeks are available for students interested in gaining museum practice and program development experience.

Leadership for Equity and Excellence: Transforming Education Art Contest
February 7-9, 2007
Washington, DC.

American Indian Studies (AIS) at The University of Arizona
Currently seeking applicants for Fall 2007

Stop Global Warming
Join the Virtual March

Stanford's Diabetes Self-Management On-Line for Native Americans
For Native People living with type 2 diabetes,  take part in this free online workshop and study sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine.
To learn more and to participate:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Over $129 billion available in financial aids

Native American Talent/Producers Development Inititative for Recruiting at the Broadcast Networks
Input needed for a project proposal to create a Native American broadcast recruiting consortium across the major broadcast networks

Rosetta Stone Endangered Language Program Student Internship
Harrisonburg, VA
Intern will gain hands-on experience in a successful language-learning software development company, possibliy specializing in the intern's interests.
Milagro Foundation Grants
Awards grants to community-based, grass-roots organizations that work with underprivileged children and youth in the areas of arts, education, and health.

Public Welfare Foundation Grants for Youth Empowerment
Supports organizations that address human needs in disadvantaged communities

Sequoyah Graduate Fellowship
Open to full-time Native American and Alaskan Native students pursuing a graduate degree. The award requires you to submit an essay and two letters of recommendation.
The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Internship
Develops professionals for the environmental field through on-the-job learning experiences for bachelors, masters, and doctoral students and recent graduates.
The Star Quilt Project
Requesting the participation of all tribes in the construction of this quilt

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