December 15, 2007

"Things would go well for us if we would think positively about everything."
Mary Hayes, Claoquot


Christmas Cards for Leonard Peltier
Support this elder, activist, hero, and the world's #1 political prisoner (Amnesty International) by sending him good wishes in a seasonal card or message.
Leonard Peltier  # 89637-132
UPS Penitentiary
PO BOX 1000
Lewisburg PA 17837

Link Center Foundation
Help provide emergency heating fuel for the elders, disabled, and sick on South Dakota's Indian Reservations during this bitterly cold  winter season.
Digital Teacher Workshops for Teachers of NA/AN Students
Free online workshops designed to help teachers of American Indians and Alaska Natives in all grade levels and content areas.

I'm initiative
A new reality TV opportunity from MTV about student activists, their causes, and how they make a difference. 

Indian Innocence Project
Offers students and volunteers the opportunity to be involved in criminal law cases for native individuals whom the project believes may be innocent.
Northern Nevada All-Indian Men's Basketball Tournament
Deadline: January 18, 2008
Date: January 2 5- 27, 2008
Reno, NV
4th World Youth Congress
Registration Deadline: December 31, 2007
August 10-21, 2008
Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec
Empowers young people to take responsibility for peace, human rights, and the environment through education, leadership development, and participation in events that shape the world community.
Human Rights Delegations for Young Leaders
Application Deadline: January 25, 2008
Summer, 2008
Bosnia, Guatemala, Rwanda or Venezuela
Summer international human rights training programs with young leaders ages 18-30.
Independent Television Service (ITVS)
Application deadline is February 1, 2008.
Designed to showcase international documentaries with powerful global stories that inform, inspire, and connect Americans to the world at large.

Best Practices in Global Health Award
Deadline: February 15, 2008.
Celebrates and highlights a public health practitioner or organization dedicated to improving the health of disadvantaged and disenfranchised populations.
 “Wired for Success”
 Jan. 10 - 11, 2008  
Mesa, Arizona 
Free presentations of the latest information and techniques to “wire up” a young child’s brain for a successful future.  
     (480) 357-0996 or email
Blacksmith Institute
Supports people and organizations intent on solving specific pollution-based environmental problems

Charlotte Martin Foundation
Pacific Northwest
Dedicated to enriching the lives of youth in the areas of athletics, culture, and education.

Block the Shot Project
October 2007 - June 2008
Seeking youth interns ages 14-19 who have an interest in media, film making, political education and community organizing.
Audubon Christmas Bird Count
December 14, 2007 - Jan. 5, 2008
Help the Audubon society track birds in your neck of the woods!

Brickfish Shutter-Stopping Sports Challenge Scholarship
Deadline: January 3, 2009
Open to students, 14 and over, for the best, original sports action shot.

MURF Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Deadline: January 5, 2008
Cal Tech, Pasadena, CA
Aims to increase underrepresented students  in science and engineering graduate programs
Grants To Promote Human Rights On University Campuses
Deadline: January 10, 2008
Spring, 2008
Available to students hoping to organize a campaign or series of events on their campus to address human rights.

Rights Camera Action
Deadline: January 10, 2008
Funds for filming innovative campaigns around a global human rights issues.

Relatives as Parents Program
Deadline: January 10, 2008 (Local Proposals)
February 8, 2008 (State Proposals)
Designed to create or expand services for grandparents and other relatives who are surrogate parenting.
Honoring Nations 2008 Call For Nominations and Applications
Nomination Deadline: January 11, 2008
Awards for tribal programs, initiatives, and/or collaborations that reflect the vitality and promise present in Indian Country

Kaiser Media Internships Program
Deadline: January 11, 2008 (Broadcast application)
Summer, 2008
An intensive 12-week summer internship for young journalists and journalism college graduates interested in specializing in health reporting coverage, especially for diverse and immigrant communities.

Deadline: January 14, 2008.

General Mills Foundation Healthy Kids Grant Program
Deadline: January 15, 2008
Awards grants to community-based groups that develop creative ways to help youth adopt a balanced diet and physically active lifestyle.

Pro Libris: Books for Underserved Kids
Deadline: January 15, 2008
For rural public libraries that need new, quality, hardcover children's books.

The Emerson Hunger Fellowship
Deadline: January 17, 2008
Open to students who are committed to social justice and demonstrate leadership qualities and skills.
Talking Across Borders
January 18, 2008
University of Washington, Washington
Challenges divisions between History and other disciplines.

Volunteering is Good Family Fun
Deadline: January 18, 2008
Recognizes U.S. and Canadian families  that volunteer together for the benefit of their communities or the world at-large.

The Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
Application Deadline: January 18, 2008
A summer internship program open to first- or second-year minority and/or financially disadvantaged law students to do legal research and writing for judges.

Indigenous Peoples & Philanthropy
January 18 - January 20, 2008
Querétaro, México
Gather together with indigenous leaders to learn about current issues facing the region.

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.

Deadline: January 18, 2008
Learn, connect, explore and give back!
Precious Cargo: California Indian Cradle Baskets and Childbirth Traditions
Through Spring 2008
CIMCC, Santa Rosa, CA
Examines traditional beliefs and practices about childbirth and cradle baskets among Pomo and Western Mono peoples.

Healing Arts Awards
Deadline: January 21, 2008
Recognizes  literary, visual, performing, and other art project which impact the quality of the healthcare  experience for patients, families, and/or caregivers

Constructing Identities
January 18, 2008
University of Toronto, Canada
Papers may address the construction of identity in the broadest sense.
For the Good of the Game
Deadline: January 23, 2008
Dedicated to making golf and the game's values more affordable and accessible for girls, minorities, and disadvantaged youth.

NAYA Traditional Story Day
January 22, 2008   
Portland, Oregon
Invites Native Elders, artists and artisans, agencies, businesses, educators, and other professionals to present their story.

Young Men at Risk: Transforming the Power of a Generation
Deadline: January 23, 2008
Identifies the most innovative approaches to help young men ages 15 to 25 fulfill their potential and become healthy, successful adults.
Disney Minnie Grants for Global Youth Service Day
Deadline: January 21, 2008          
Support youth ages 5-14 in planning and implementing service projects in their community.

We the People Bookshelf Program
Deadline: January 25, 2008
The program will provide three thousand K-12 schools and public libraries with a set of classic books related to the "Created Equal" theme.

34th Annual Bilingual Multicultural Education Equity
January 28-30, 2008 
Anchorage, Alaska
From the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.
The First Nations Composer Initiative
Deadline: January 31, 2008
Supports activities that boost Indigenous creative musicians, such as commissions, residencies, performance and production, travel/ study, and outreach.

The Global Action Awards
Deadline: January 31, 2008
Honor high school students who led a project with a direct, positive impact on people or that raised awareness about global poverty.

Coming Up Taller Awards
Deadline: January 31, 2008
Recognizes and rewards excellence in after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth.

The Volvo Adventure Award
  Deadline: January 31, 2008
Rewards young people ages 13-16 who run their own environmental projects.

Mercy Corps Awards US High School Students
Deadline: January 31, 2008
Honors U.S. high school students who have led a project that had a direct, positive impact on people in developing countries and that raised awareness about global poverty.

Global Action Awards
Deadline: January 31, 2008
Honors U.S. high school students  who have organized and led a project that has helped or raised awareness of people in poor countries or their own communities.
Morris K. Udall Congressional Internship
Deadline: January 31, 2008
Provides Native American and Alaska Native students an opportunity to  experience  federal government legislative and decision-making processes benefit their tribal communities and  tribal self-governance.

Switzer Environmental Fellowships
Deadline: February 1, 2008
Identifies, nurtures, and supports environmental leaders and projects which can make a  significant impact in improving improve environmental quality.

College Horizons: A Pre-College Workshop For Native American Students
Deadline: February 1, 2008
A five-day “crash course” in preparing for college.

Creative Capital: Multi-Arts Production Fund
Deadline: February 1, 2008
Support live performances in the performing arts that address the issues of cultural differences.

National Peace Essay Contest
Deadline: February 1, 2008
An essay contest for students in grades 9-12 about the use of natural resources after a conflict.

Knowledge River
University of Arizona
Deadline: February 1, 2008
August, 2008 - Spring 2009)
Opportunities for Hispanics and Native Americans to attain a Master's Degree and develop special areas of expertise.
40th Annual Dakota Conference on the Northern Plains
February 1, 2008
Augustana College, Rapid City, South Dakota
Examines historical and literary responses to river transportation and related issues on the Northern Plains.

International Call
Deadline: February 1, 2008
Seeks programs that bring international perspectives, ideas, events, and people to U.S. television.

Native American Internship - Smithsonian Institution
February 1, 2008
Washington, DC
Pursue internship projects related to Native American topics and using Native American resources at the Smithsonian.
Call for Submissions Exterior Art
Deadline: February 1, 2008
Schaumburg, IL
Seeking Native American artists to design an outdoor sculpture to be installed on the grounds surrounding our community's Trickster Gallery of the American Indian Center.

The California Story Fund
Deadline: February 4, 2008
A public humanities program for compelling stories from California's diverse communities.

My Hometown Helper
February 1 to March 31, 2008
Supports initiatives that help hometowns across America

 Broadening Perspectives & Participation
Application Deadline: February 8, 2008
July 7 - 25, 2008

Ohio State University, Columbus
Promotes successful research projects and careers among faculty from underrepresented groups working in areas of crime and criminal justice.

Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Paper Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2007
Online Application Deadline: January 11, 2008

Promotes academic excellence and opportunities for outstanding minority students with significant financial need.

Inaugural Global Green Indigenous Film Festival
Submission Deadline: January 18, 2008.
April 18-20, 2008

Santa Fe, NM
Nations in Transition: Impacts on Indian Lands, Cultures, and Leadership
February 9, 2008
Washington, DC
Part of the NMAI's American History and Culture Series

NFIB scholarship program
Deadline: February 11, 2008.
Annual scholarship program for high-school seniors designed to promote and encourage entrepreneurship

World's Champion Hoop Dancer Title
February 9-10, 2008
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Competitors perform in five divisions, including Tiny Tot (under 5 years), Youth (5 to 12), Teen (13 to 17), Adult (18 and older) and Senior (40 and older)

February 11-16, 2008
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

National Public Radio Internships
Deadline: February 15, 2008

The Northern Research Network
Facilitates dialogue among researchers conducting work on the circumpolar North in the humanities and social sciences/

College Assistance Program
State University of New York, Oneonta
Designed to meet the needs of students from migrant and seasonal farm working families in pursuing higher education.

The Lakota Project
Designed to meet the special needs of the Lakota Indian family in today's society.

Ben and Jerry's Foundation
Provides support to nonprofit, grassroots organizations that address the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems.


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