December 15, 2008 Issue 193

Artist: Marianne Nicolson

"We are not a religious people, we are a spiritual people."    
Issac Welch,  Cherokee


StoryCorps National Day of Listening
Through the Holiday Season
Set aside one hour ... to record a conversation with someone important to you."

Puffin Foundation
Deadline: December 30, 2008
Provides grants to art organizations and artists who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.

Baseball’s League of Nations: A Tribute to Native Americans in Baseball
Ends December 31, 2008
Howes Cave, NY
Dream It. Do It
Deadline: December 31, 2008
Inviting young people to submit their creative ideas for improving the environment through the challenge.

Captain Planet Foundation
Deadline: December 31, 2008
Supports hands-on environmental projects for youth in grades K-12.

Make It Matter' Grants
Deadline: Jan. 1, 2009
Identifies people whose stories of giving back inspire others.
Through Eyes of an Eagle
Ends: January 9, 2008
NMAI, Washington DC
Illustrating Healthy Living for Children: features 65 original watercolor works of art.

Arctic Research Experience for Undergraduate Students
Deadline: January 15, 2009
July11 - August 20, 2009
Svalbard, Norway
Opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in polar science research projects

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

Create a Greeting Card Scholarship Contest
Deadline: January 15, 2009
Open to high school, college and graduate students in the United States

Champions for Healthy Kids Grant Program
Deadline: January 15, 2009
Supports community-based groups that develop creative ways to help youth adopt a balanced diet and physically active lifestyle.
AAUW Community Action Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2009.
Provides funds for innovative programs or research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.

Native Scholars and Collaborators Projects
Deadline: January 15, 2009
San Diego State University, California
Supports graduate students specializing in issues of Native American children, youth school psychology and school counseling.

NMAI Indigenous Contemporary Arts Programs
Exhibitions and Publications Deadline: January 15, 2009
Expressive Arts
Deadline: January 15, 2009
Artist Leadership and Emerging Artist Programs
 Deadline: April 6, 2009
2009 Environmental Summer Internship Program
Deadline: January 15, 2009
June-August, 2009

Northern Arizona University, Arizona
Students interested in environmental or related careers will work in tribal and other environmental offices

National Multicultural Conference and Summit
January 15-16, 2009 
New Orleans LA
Theme: Advancing Our Communities: The Role of Social Justice in Multicultural Psychology

United Health Heroes Service Learning Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2009
Support those working to implement service-learning projects around childhood obesity and engage youth between 5-25 years as volunteers
 Students of Color Organizing Conference
January 16-19, 2009   
Atlanta GA
To empower middle-high school students to organize and become engaged in safer schools work.

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

“Power Shift to Navajo Green Jobs” Youth Summit
January 17th – 19th, 2009
Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, Arizona
Workshops, career fair, and more.
Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Grants
Deadline: January 21, 2009
Provides annual awards to U.S. non- profit conservation organizations working alongside their peers in other countries.

January 20-21, 2009
Edmonton Alberta Canada
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Indigenous People's Right to Food ... Defend our Food Sovereignty
January 22, 2009
Alberta, Canada
Tribal Leaders Forum
Jan 23-24, 2009
Pechanga Resort,Temecula, CA

Taino Winter Solstice Ceremony
December 27, 2008
Miami FLA

Toshiba/NSTA: ExploraVision Awards
Deadline: January 28, 2009.
Encourages K-12 youth to combine their imaginations with the tools of science.
You Tube Symphony Orchestra
Deadline: January 28, 2009
April 2009
NYC New York
Interested in joining the first-ever collaborative online orchestra? Check it out here.

  Coming Up Taller Awards
Deadline: January 30, 2009
Recognizes exceptional arts and humanities programs for underserved youth.

Morris K. Udall Native American Congressional Internship
Deadline: January 30, 2009
Washington, DC

Summer internship for Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate and law students.
First Nations Development Institute: Expanding Native Opportunity: Native IDA Initiative
Deadline: Jan 16, 2009
February 24-26, 2009
Albuquerque, NM
Helps Native organizations start, implement, and sustain Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) in their communities.
National Forest Foundation: Wilderness Stewardship Challenge
Deadline: February 3, 2009
Provides matching grants for on-the-ground conservation projects that directly benefit Wilderness Areas within the National Forest System.
Ringing Rocks Foundation
Deadline: February 2, 2009
Supports to grassroots nonprofit organizations around the world that work to promote indigenous healing practices and cultural traditions.
National Park Service: Tribal Preservation Program
Deadline: January 30, 2009.
Helps Native groups strengthen their capabilities for operating sustainable preservation programs.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities
Deadline: February 3, 2009
Implements healthy eating and active living initiatives that support healthier communities across the United States.

Volvo Adventure Award
Deadline: January 31, 2009.
For youth ages 13-16 to form environmental action teams and devise and implement a plan to improve their school or community environment.
Close Up Program
February 8-14, 2009
Washington, DC
Enables high schools students to understand their roles as dual citizens and prepare for leadership within their tribes.

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
Deadline: Feb 6, 2009
Advances social justice through health care work that focuses on challenges facing communities of color.

Leading For Equity Institute and Programs
February 5-8, 2009
Santa Rosa, CA.
For teachers, administrators, families, and communities to address equity challenges.
Deadline: February 6, 2009
Summer, 2009
Internship sessions for American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native students interested in gaining museum practice and program development experience.

Christopher Columbus Awards: Innovation Generation
Deadline: February 9, 2009
Challenges student teams, grades 6-8, to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem.

Equal Access Initiative Computer Grants Program
Application deadline: Feb 7, 2009
For minority organizations delivering HIV/AIDS services in underserved communities.
Free Indian Country Anti-Meth Training
February 9-10, 2009
Hollywood, FL
A collaborative approach to combat meth production, distribution, and use.

Summer Student Internship Program
Deadline: February 15, 2009
Contact: Matthew Zierenberg
Provides the opportunity for students to gain hands-on skills with EPA or other governmental and tribal environmental offices.

The 2009 Florida Diversity and Leadership Conference
February 11-13, 2009 
Orlando FL

Indigenous Peoples Project in Brazil, Cultural Survival
For an undergraduate or graduate student intern fluent in Portuguese and English to help with work relating to indigenous peoples in Brazil.

Grantmaking and Administrative Internship, First Nations Grantmaking
Provides support and resources for efforts that fit within tribal cultures and are sustainable.

 Research and Publications Internships
Expand your knowledge about indigenous peoples’ rights and policies and gain professional experience in a nonprofit setting.
Harvard for Free
Offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, or less than $180,000 a year,

“Yuungnaqpiallerput" (The Way We Genuinely Live): Masterworks of Yup’ik Science and Survival
Ends March 22, 2009
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Features Yupik items and examines how these items allowed the Yup’ik people to survive and flourish in the sub-arctic tundra.

American Indian Leadership Program
Fall, 2009
Penn State University
Prepares American Indian and Alaska Natives to be effective school principals in schools that serve significant numbers of Indian students.

Circle of Leadership

Prepares participants for philanthropic service in Native communities, tribes, personal initiative, and more. 

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) grants
October, 2008 -  June, 2009


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