February 2008 Issue 184

     "One week ago, President Bush submitted his budget request for Fiscal Year 2009 and once again the First Peoples of this country seemed to be the last on the list of priorities. "     

Dr. Willard Sakiestewa Gilbert, President
National Indian Education Association, 
April 12, 2008


Student Art Competition Traveling Exhibit
Jan. 21 – Feb. 26, 2008, Schaumburg, IL
Mar. 3 –Apr. 4, 2008, Minneapolis, MN
Apr. 14 – May 14, 2008,Albuquerque, NM
Jun. 1 – Jun. 30, 2008, Oklahoma City, OK
In honor of the 2007 Office of Indian Education Student Art Competition winners.
Tribal Education Directory
Listing of schools with Native American Studies programs. From the National Indian Education Association.
Office of Indian Education Free Online Classes
Provides grant applicants and others about information in writing OIE grants.
February 19 and 20, 2008: Demonstration Applications
February 20 and 22, 2008: Professional Development Applications
National Indian Education Association
Increasing educational opportunities and resources while protecting cultural and linguistic traditions.
Animals Equine Fund
Provides grants to nonprofit equine welfare organizations in the United States for programs that protect and aid horses suffering from cruelty and neglect.

Annual Upper Peninsula Indian Education Conference
Date: February 18, 2008
Northern Michigan University, Marquette
A free conference that concentrates on financial literacy for 6-12 graders

Working Effectively With Tribal Governments
Free through April 30, 2008
An online training course from the federal government to promote understanding among tribes and federal agencies.
 Eva Tulene Watt First Peoples’ Scholarship
Deadline: February 25, 2008
April 18-20, 2008
Tempe, AZ
Scholarships for Native Americans practicing oral historians or with a serious interest in oral history.
Free Native Film Festival: "Postcolonial Environments, Indigenous Identities"
Ball State University, Muncie
Free to the public.
Feb. 19, 2008: Teachings of the Tree People: A documentary film about Bruce Subiyay Miller, the late Native environmental educator;
March 18, 2008: Clearcut , a feature-length environmental horror film starring Graham Green;
April 1, 2008 : The Fairy Faith, a cross-cultural documentary about little people and the environment;
April 18, 2008 Homeland, a documentary film about contemporary native people and their relationship to place.
Youth Violence Project
Feb 28-March 2, 2008
Looking for people to conduct youth workshops during the New York International Independent Film Festival.
American Indian Woman's Leadership Conference
Deadline: February 29 - March 1, 2008
University of North Carolina, Pembroke
This year's theme: “A Gathering: Strengthening the Circle."

American Institutes for Research Survey
Deadline: February 29, 2008
Are you a female student thinking about college? Tell us about your favorite subjects.

Public Health Summer Fellows Program
Deadline: February 29, 2008
Summer 2008
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Introduces and exposes minority students to the exciting field of public health.
Engineer Girl! Essay Contest for Students
Deadline: March 1, 2008
Invites submissions for its 2008 essay contest Engineering Energy for the Future.

Native American and Pacific Islander Research Experiences  Program
Deadline: March 1, 2008
June 2- July 28, 2008
Designed to introduce Native American and Pacific Islander undergraduate students to the biodiversity of the tropics.

Tony Hawk Foundation
Deadline: March 1, 2008
Promotes high-quality public skate parks in low-income areas throughout the United States.
Susan Kelly Power and Helen Hornbeck Tanner Fellowship
Deadline: March 1, 2008 
Chicago, Illinois
Supports up to two months of residential research in any field in the humanities using the collections of the Newberry Library.

All West Native American Basketball Classic
Application Deadline: March 1, 2008
March 28 - 30
Denver, Colorado
For youth ages 19 and under.

The Emerging Force of Native Women in Politics
Deadline: March 1, 2008
Supplemental aid for technical, vocational or college training.
American Indian Arts Council, Inc Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 20088
Assists students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts and arts administration or management.

Native American Astronomy Immersion Experience
March 1, 2008
June 10-14, 2008
Kitt Peak National Observatory, Tucson, Arizona
For Native American students: an astronomical observation immersion experience.

Phillips Fund Grant for Native American Research
Deadline: March 1, 2008
Supports research in Native American linguistics and ethno history.

Frances C. Allen Fellowships
Deadline: March 1, 2008
Fellowship for Native American woman participating in the studies of the humanities and social sciences

The American Chemical Society Scholars Program
Deadline: March 1, 2008
For African-American, Hispanic or American Indian students planning to, or already major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically related science.

Motorola Foundation: Innovation Generation Grants
Deadline: March 1, 2008
Funds science, tech, engineering, and math programs for K-12 students. Focuses  on girls and underrepresented minorities.

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center
Deadline: March 3, 2008
Newbury Park, Calif.

An exhibit of Valena Broussand Dismukes photography featuring people of mixed African and American Indian heritage.

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 4, 2008
Awards scholarships for college sophomores and juniors seeking a career in tribal health, tribal public policy or the environment.

Dollar General  Adult Literacy Grants
Deadline: March 4, 2008
Funding to nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance.
National Center for Cooperative Education  in Natural Resources
Opportunities to combine school and work to meet students' needs and fills vacancies in the Natural Resources area within the BIA.

Changing the Present
March 7-9, 2008,
Boston, MA

Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature, and Performing Arts Grants
Deadline:  March 4, 2008

Treasure Postcards Project '08
Deadline: March 8, 2008
Invites female artists to celebrate International Women's Day by sharing their perspectives with donated postcard-sized artworks.

Pimu Catalina Island Archaeology Field School Scholarships
Deadline: March 8, 2008
June 22 - July 25, 2008
Catalina Island, CA
Archaeological methods, theories and laws immersed in the 9,000 years of cultural history of the Tongva/Gabrielino nation.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Research Internship Program 
Deadline: March 8, 2008
Iinitiates and conducts archaeological research and public education programs with Native Americans and institutions.
Alaska Native Education Program
Deadline March 10, 2008
Develops and supports supplemental educational programs to benefit Alaska Natives

Native Hawaiian Education
Deadline March 10, 2008
Supports innovative projects that enhance the educational services provided to Native Hawaiian children and adults.

Environmental Stewardship Grant
 Deadline: March 10, 2008
Provides support to community-based projects that address energy efficiency and provide sustainable solutions to preserve the environment.
The University of Arizona, American Indian Language Development Institute
Deadline: March 12, 2008 
Brings together linguists, tribal elders, teachers, aides, and school administrators. 

Returning the Gift
March 13 to 15, 2008
Michigan State University,  East Lansing
Native writers of all ages and skill levels, especially beginning writers, are encouraged to join.

Teaching and Learning Across Generations
March 13 -14, 2008
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
Discover ways for addressing the needs of today's Native high school and college students.
Staples Foundation for Learning
Deadline March 14, 2008
Supports programs that provide job skills and/or education for all people, with special emphasis on disadvantaged youth.

Women's Leadership Scholarship
Deadline: March 14, 2008
Creates educational opportunities for women activists, grassroots leaders, and indigenous groups.

Kraft Community Nutrition Program
Deadline: March 14, 2008.
Helps fight hunger and improve nutrition among America's low- and no-income adults and children.
Smithsonian NMAI-Visiting Indigenous Professional Program*
March 15, 2008
Offers alternative educational and training experience for Native professionals to build skills in museum operations.
Kohl's Recognizes Caring Kids
Deadline: March 15, 2008.
Parents, educators, and community members can nominate youth ages 6 -18 who volunteer in their communities.
Catching the Dream Math, Engineering, Science, Business, Education and Computers
Deadline: March 15, 2008:
Providing scholarships for high achieving American Indians in fields critical to the economic, environmental, educational, social and business development of Indian communities.
Lynn Reyer Awards for Tribal Community Development.
Deadline: March 20, 2008: 
Helps defray costs for research leading to the completion of a Masters thesis or Ph.D. dissertation.
Ted Jojola (ph) 505-277-6428 or 505-277-5050

Catching the Dream Native American Leadership in Education 
Deadline: March 15, 2008:  
For Indian people who are working in schools as paraprofessionals.

Seminar in Early American History
March 15, 2008
Boston, Massachusetts
All aspects of American history and culture from the era of first contact to the Civil War.
Public Welfare Foundation
Deadline: March 21, 2008
Supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need.

Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative
June 21-29, 2008
Counselor Application Deadline: March 21, 2008
Student Application Deadline:  April 18, 2008
Washington D.C.
For American Indian/Alaska Native high school students, ages 16- 18 interested in health careers and/or biomedical research. 

Drug Free Communities Support Program
Deadline: March 21, 2008
Awarding $19,000,000 in new grants to community drug prevention coalitions throughout the United States.
OHSU Multicultural Health, Science & Engineering Career
Deadline: March 24, 2008
April 18, 2008,
OHSU, Portland, Oregon
For college students interested in pursuing a career in the health care and/or science profession.

Seventh Mohican-Algonquian People's Seminar
March 22, 2008
Albany, NY

Youth for a Change
Deadline: March 26, 2008
April 9-12, 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Empowers youth to transform themselves from recipients of information and resources into valuable, contributing members of society.
  Pre-Law Summer Institute
Deadline: March 28, 2008
Offers training for the study of Native American law.

Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America
March 28-30, 2008
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Health Professional Pregraduate Scholarship
Deadline: March 28, 2008
Provides financial support for American Indians working towards a bachelor degree in specific preprofessional areas.
indian Health Scholarship
Deadline: March 28, 2008:
Provides assistance to American Indian students enrolled in health professions and allied health professions programs in the US.  For more Information:

Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship
Deadline: March 28, 2008: 
Assists American Indians to enroll in courses to prepare for admission into health professions schools in the US.

Organizing Communities across Boundaries
March 28-30, 2008
Camp Lake, Wisconsin
Captain Planet Foundation
Deadline: March 31, 2008
Supports hands-on environmental projects for youth in grades K-12.

Writing Our Hope Poetry Contest
Deadline: March 30, 2008
An online project committed to publishing works of creative nonfiction written by teenagers on the themes of hope, tolerance, and equality

Listen to a Life Essay Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2008
Asks students ages 8-18 to interview a grandparent or grand-friend 50 years or older
Indians into Medicine Pre-College Summer Institute
Deadline: March 31, 2008
University of North Dakota, 
Helps students develop strong academic foundations and understand key concepts vital to success in college health science courses.

Indians into Medicine Med Prep Program
Deadline: March 31, 2008 
University of North Dakota
Designed to ease the transition process and provide academic readiness for students at various levels.  

43rd Annual Northern Great Plains Conference
March 31, 2008
Brandon University,  Manitoba
Acres for America
Deadline: April 1, 2008
Provides funding for projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property.

National Youth Community Service Awards
Deadline: April 1, 2008
Awarded to high school seniors across the U.S. on the basis of their community service activities.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Deadline: April 1, 2008
Open to undergraduate and graduate students who are active in the progressive movement.
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants
Deadline:  April 2, 2008
Designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities

Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service to the Community
Deadline: April 1, 2008
Presented to high school seniors on the basis of their community service activities.

ThinkQuest International 2008
Deadline: April 2, 2008
Students ages 9 -19 and teacher-coaches  team with peers across the world to develop Web sites on educational topics.

The Legacy of the Oral Traditions in Latin America  
April1 - 3, 2008
Norfolk State University, Virginia
A literary conference on the oral traditions in Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America.

Native Fitness Training 2008
April 3-4, 2008
Billings, Montana

Fourth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference
April 3-4, 2008
University of North Carolina, Pembroke
This year's theme is Tradition, Identity and Recognition.
Genocide and the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
April 3-4, 2008
Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall

CIC American Indian Studies Consortium
April 3-5, 2008
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Prophetstown Bicentennial Native Indian Studies Conference
     April 3-5, 2008
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
April 3 - 4, 2008
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Indian Innocence Project
Seeks Colleges and Student Interns to help law schools and students, lawyers, and others provide pro-bono help for native individuals in prison for crimes the Project believes they did not commit.

Who Are We? Where Are We Going?
April 10-12, 2008
University of Georgia, Athens
An International Scholarly Meeting hosted by the Institute of Native American Studies


Oral Tradition and Storytelling
April 12, 2008
Washington DC
Part of the NMAI's American History and Culture Series

LeaderShape Summer Institute
Deadline: April 11, 2008
June 24-29 or July 29- August 3, 2008.
Champaign, Illinois
Takes Native students on a journey of non-stop self-discovery, emphasizing learning from practical experiences.

2008 Conference on Math Education and Social Justice
April 6-8, 2008
Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

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

Wellness Grant Program
Deadline: April 15, 2008
For equipment and/or educational programs to help children achieve healthier diets and improve their overall wellness.

Community Spirit Award Nominations
Deadline: April 11, 2008
Recognizing individuals who have made substantial contributions to their communities.

Three-Year Full-Tuition Advocate for Justice Scholarships
University of District Columbia
Offers full three-year scholarships to top students whose records reflect deep commitment to justice.

Integrative Youth Development
March 25 and 26, 2008
Phoenix,. AZ

Provides a framework for the development of individual youth within the context of their developmental ecology

Operation Green Plant
Distributes free seeds to community programs throughout the U.S.


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