NATIVE VILLAGE OPPORTUNTIES

November 15, 2007


 

"It's impossible to write about Native life without humoróthat's how people maintain sanity." - Louise Erdrich

THE TRICKSTER'S LAUGH 1994
Michael Kabotie
(Hopi, b. 1942)
acrylic on paper 28" x 40"

 

 

38TH NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING
November 22, 2007
Cole's Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts
http://www.uaine.org/

Leonard Peltier Holiday Gift Drive
c/o LPDC,
3800 N.  Mesa, #A2,
El Paso, Texas 79902
Help make the holidays a little brighter and the winter a little warmer for the children at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
http://www.FreePeltierNow.org/

Rabbit and Bear Paws Cover Contest
Deadline: November 30, 2007
Select your choice for the next cover of Rabbit and Bear Paws graphic novel.
Vote for Cover: RBP

Basil Seeds on the Move
The 10 million basil seeds that flew in space will distributed to educators registered to take part in the Engineering Design
Challenge.
http://www.nasa.gov/education/plantchallenge

PsPrint/Brickfish "Stick to Your Cause" Scholarship
Deadline: November 17, 2007
Open to students 14 years and up to create a bumper sticker that supports a campaign or cause of your choice.
http://www.brickfish.com/

Constructing Identities
Submission Deadline: November 22, 2007
January 18, 2008
University of Toronto, Canada
Papers may address the construction of identity in the broadest sense.
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=158884
Service Replication Grants
Deadline: November 30, 2007
Funding for efforts to involve youth in addressing the world's most pressing social issues.
http://www.ysa.org/

State Farmís Service-Learning Champion Award
Deadline: December 1, 2007
Acknowledges business or community leaders who have partnered with youth in advancing the cause of service-learning. http://www.statefarm.com

The Brickfish "Rock Our World" Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2007
Open to students 14 and older who submit a blog telling what kind of music campaign you'd like on the Brickfish website.
http://www.brickfish.com/

iinstitute of Native American and Indigenous Studies
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2007
April 10-12, 2008
University of Georgia, Athens
http://www.uga.edu/inas
National Youth Development Symposium
December 3-6, 2007
Chicago, IL.
Provides guidance to workforce development professionals who serve youth and offer them the tools needed to enter the workforce as productive adults.
http://theeventconn.com
ISpecs
Deadline: December 1, 2007
Specs, a journal of contemporary culture and arts, is now accepting submissions for the first issue.
http://www.h-net.org/

Brickfish "Photography Shootout" Scholarship
Deadline: December 04, 2007
Students ages 14 on up can submit your best original portrait, landscape, ordinary or obscure photo.
http://www.brickfish.com/

Native Youth Winter Leadership Academy
December 5-9, 2007
Sycuan Resort, El Cajon, CA
For native youth, ages 12-17, to network, expand their world-view, enhance leadership skills, and learn ways to use their knowledge and culture to strengthen themselves.
www.nativewellness.com

International Volunteer Day
December 5, 2007
http://www.worldvolunteerweb.org
Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program
Deadline: December 6, 2007
Promote parental and community participation in language instruction educational programs.
http://www.ed.gov/

NeighborWorks Training Institute
December 10-14, 2007
Portland, OR
Provides financial support, technical assistance, and training for community-based revitalization efforts.
http://www.nw.org/

NASA Essay Contest for Students
Deadline: Dec. 7, 200
Students in grades 5-9 describe how they benefit in their everyday lives from space technologies built, or to be built, by NASA.
http://www.nasa.gov/

A Better World Competition
Deadline: December 12, 2007
A world - wide search for projects that use the transformative power of sport to achieve real social change.
http://www.changemakers.net/en-us/node
Surfing the Wave of Change
December 12-14, 2007
San Diego, CA
(Open to US and Overseas participants)
Three days of skill-building and innovation.
www.ysa.org/awards
TAP'S 8th Annual  International Essay Contest
Deadline: December 15, 2007
For middle school and high school students.
http://www.teachersagainstprejudice.org 
 
Fair Trade Study Grant
Deadline: December 15, 2007
A weeklong, intensive study of how fair trade coffee is produced and the impact of such production on Brazilian communities.
http://www2.samsclub.com/f
SPEAK UP SURVEY
Deadline: December 15, 2007
Share your ideas and opinions on how technology should be used in the education process.
http://www.netdayspeakup.org/
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship
Deadline: December 15, 2007
Introduces a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations.
http://nonprofitresearch.org/
Pacific Grassroots Salmon Initiative
Deadline: December 19, 2007
Activities eligible for funding include restoration, conservation planning, research, and public education and outreach.
http://www.noaa.gov/

P3 Awards
Closing Date: December 20, 2007
Seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving sustainability. http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2008/2008_p3.html

Planet Festo
Help the Village School in Maine build a virtual environmental ribbon around the whole world!
www.planetfesto.org

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs   
Deadline: December 20, 2007.
Supports early college preparation and awareness activities for low-income  students.

http://www.ed.gov/l

Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT)
Deadline: Dec. 20, 2007
Accepting scripts for its third season of the Native Radio Theater project.
http://www.airos.org/

Straight Forward Media Minority Scholarship
Deadline: December 31 , 2007
Available to current and prospective students of color.
http://www.straightforwardmedia.com

Captain Planet Foundation
Deadline: December 31, 2007
Funds hands-on environmental projects involving children and young adults in communities across the United States.
http://www.captainplanetfdn.org/

Reviewers needed for documentaries on Native American Studies
The National Film Board of Canada seeks qualified people to write academic reviews  about the following documentary films:
WABAN-AKI: PEOPLE FROM WHERE THE SUN RISES
WAPOS BAY SERIES
FINDING DAWN
FIRST STORIES VOLUMES 1 AND 2
GANG AFTERMATH
FLIGHT FROM DARKNESS

Contact Dylan Maddox McGinty:
d.mcginty@nfb.ca
or Tel 212 629 8890

Courageous Legislator Award Honors
Deadline: January 1, 2008
Honors legislators who courageously support public education.
Contact: Dr. M. Donald Thomas: mariothomas1@yahoo.com  or
Dr. William L. Bainbridge at: bainbridge@schoolmatch.co

SIBERIAN WONDERLAND Winter Language Camp
January 2-12, 2008
SIBERIA
Contact Natasha Bodrova:
cosmopolitan@online.nsk.su

The 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education
January 5- 8, 2008
Honolulu, Hawaii
An opportunity for those from education related fields across the world to come together and learn from each other.
http://www.hiceducation.org/

Ohio Collects Native American Art
Through January 6, 2008
Columbus, Ohio
http://www.decartsohio.org/
Environmental Challenge Education Program
Climate Challenge: January 7, 2008.
Encourages middle and high school students to develop and implement environmental programs that positively impact their communities.
http://www.lexus.com/

General Mills Foundation Champions for Healthy Kids
Deadline: January 15, 2008
Awards grants to community-based groups for creative ways to help youth ages 2-18 adopt a balanced diet and physically active lifestyle.
http://www.generalmills.com/

National Wetlands Awards
Deadline: January 15, 2008
Presented  to individuals who have excelled in wetlands protection, restoration, and education.
http://www2.eli.org/
Visual and Expressive Arts Grants program
Deadline: January 15, 2008
From the National Museum of the American Indian/ Supports  a wide range of arts activities in contemporary Native American arts.
VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM: http://www.nmai.si.edu/vaeag/visual.html
EXPRESSIVE ARTS PROGRAM: http://www.nmai.si.edu/vaeag/expressive.html
The American Association of University Women Community Action Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2008
Provides seed money for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.
http://aauw.org/
2008 Environmental Summer Internship Program
Deadline: January 15, 2008
Northern  Arizona University
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at seeking intern host sites across the U.S. for students interested in environmental or related careers.
http://www4.nau.edu/e
Molson Donation Fund
Focuses on the development of vibrant communities for young adult Canadians ages 19 to 29.
http://www.molson.com/
NativeAmericanJobs.com
An employment for all Native people, both locally and nationwide.  
http://www.nativeamericanjobs.com
Scholastic Lexus Environmental Challenge
Educates and empowers  students to take action to improve the  environment.
http://www.scholastic.com/lexus/
Interested in recruiting Native American students
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
The university and Six Directions is developing a d recruitment strategy for draw Native American students to the University of Pennsylvania.
http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/gic/nai.php
The Longest Walk II
February - July, 2008
Alcatraz, San Francisco, to Washington D.C.
Walking for the Seventh Generation, for peace, for justice, for healing of Mother Earth, for the healing of our people suffering from diabetes, heart conditions, alcoholism, drug addiction, and other diseases.
http://www.sacredrun.org/sr2008/sr2008.html
Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples
Call for papers deadline: November 30, 2007
April 15-19, 2008
Boston, Massachusetts
From the Association of American Geographers
http://www.aag.org/
Nordic Culture Fund
Supports cultural cooperation between the Nordic countries and their cultures.
http://www.nordiskkulturfond.org

 

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