Native Village Opportunities

March 15, 2007 Issue 176

"Every society needs educated people, but the primary responsibility of educated people is to bring wisdom back into the community and make it available to others so that the lives they are leading make sense."  Vine Deloria, Jr.


 Bridging the Americas - Reunion of the Eagles and Condors
March 19-23, 2007
World Event: March 21, 2007 7:00 PM EST
Lake Titicaca, Peru and worldwide
During the Equinox, join the world community in prayers with one voice and one Heart energy for peace, unity, healing of Mother Earth, our ancestral memories, for reuniting the eagles and the condors, and for the bridging of the Americas.
Virgin Earth Challenge
A $25,000,000 prize for the first person to come up with a way of removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere
GRANT: U.S. Language Revitalization Grants
Deadline): March 19, 2007
Provides funding to assist applicants in designing projects which will promote the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages.
Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars
Arizona State University
Arizona Maricopa Community Colleges
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis Campus 
Provides educational opportunities for individuals 18 and older who are ineligible for most traditional academic scholarships, and those needing substantial, long-term scholarship support.
American Indian Youth Entrepreneurial Empowerment Project
Assists American Indian youth in  accessing FSA Youth Loans up to $5,000 for a modest income-producing project.
Protect Traditional Rights to Farming
The federal government is calling for comments from tribes and tribal members over issues concerning traditional farming rights.
Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program
Trains the next generation of youth and adults working together for sustainable food systems
The Pink Shawl Project
Community based project “grass roots” for Native Women to raise breast health awareness in the powwow arena or community round dance.
Contact Punkin Shananaquet:
Club ASU
Students in grades 7-12 and their families can explore athletics, the arts, cultural and educational events at Arizona State University up close and personal.
Links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation's best colleges.
Nideiltihi Navajo Elite Runners
Looking for young artist to draw an official logo for Nideiltihi Navajo Elite Runners.
American Indian Dads and Daughters Survey
Help with an important study about family relationships
Sun Devil Promise Scholarship
University of Arizona
Provides full funding to all Arizona freshmen from families with incomes under $25,000.
PBS Documentary Production on Native American History
Looking for intern volunteers to help with production of a primetime PBS television series on Native American history.
Students of Promise Scholarships
Bacone College, Muskogee, OK.
Part tuition, room and board for a Native American student new to Bacone College.
2007 Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interest in Media
Deadline: March 15, 2007
Provides internship opportunities to minority students at TV and Radio stations throughout the country.
AIANEA Scholarships
Scholarships available for American Indian students studying in the natural resources field
Center for Native Education Grants
Making grants of up to a half a million dollars to Native communities who want to create an Early College High School.
At the Crossroads: Education in an Age of Ecological Uncertainty
Dates: March 18-22
Northern California
Practice problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution, and public discourse based on principles and practices that
have sustained Okanagan communities for millennia.
My Life  Is My Sun Dance
March 15 - April 1st, 2007
Boulder, Colorado
The staged adaptation of "Prison Writings: My Life is My Sun Dance" written by Leonard Peltier with Harvey Arden.
International Human Peace Sign Day
March 17, 2007
Toronto, Ontario and world-wide
Join thousands of others in Toronto and across the world to form human peace signs calling for nuclear disarmament and an end to  violence in the world.
Facing Race National Conference
March 22, 2007
New York City, NY
Building bridges across issues and communities
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 21, 2007
This year's theme is "Empowering Youth to Fight Racism"
Girls On Ice: North Cascades Institute
Deadline: March 15, 2007
July, 22- August 1, 2007
Easton Glacier, Mount Baker, Washington
A unique leadership program for teenage girls, ages 15-18.
1st Annual Northeast Student Diversity Leadership Conference
March 31, 2007  
Sage College of Albany, Albany, NY
Hear workshops given by diversity experts, professors, and students about diversity and leadership. 
National American Indian Science & Engineering Fair
March 22-24, 2007
Albuquerque, NM
Bridging Borders in North America
March 24, 2007
Dallas, Texas
A day-long public symposium to discuss the history of borderlands in North America.
Native American Healthy Marriage Initiative
Deadline: March 26, 2007
funds for projects that improve child well-being by improving marriages (including Traditional Native American marriages), sustaining healthy marriages and strengthening families in Native American communities
Pacific Forest and Watershed Youth Investment Program
Deadline: March 31, 2007 
Improves the lives of underserved youth by providing greater access to outdoor experiences, from urban parks in the city to watersheds in the
Funding Opportunity: William T. Grant Scholars Program new
Funds promising new researchers from diverse disciplines, especially scholars of colors
F: (212) 752-1398
Voluntary Public Choice (VPSC) grant competition
Deadline: April 2, 2007
Supports public school choice efforts for children attend low-performing public schools.

Acres for America
Deadline: April 1, 2007
Funding for projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property.

Indian Land Tenure Foundation College Internship Program
Deadline: April 2, 2007
Offers college students internship opportunities working with tribal offices dealing with land-tenure issues on specific, identified projects for college
Grants Target Education for Disadvantaged Youth
Deadline: April 6, 2007
August 3, 2007

Funds programs that provide job skills and/or education for all people, with special emphasis on disadvantaged youth.

April 3 – 5, 2007
Scottsdale, Arizona
Promotes leadership development and build and network of Native leaders in philanthropy.

Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair
April 5-6, 2007
University of Oklahoma
Art, film, and language skill demonstrations for and by youth in grades 3-12.
AGM Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: April 12, 2007
mid-September through mid-June
Designed to increase the number and proportion of people of color as staff and executives in the field of philanthropy.
Robert Markle Scholarship
Deadline: April 16, 2007
Awarded to a First Nations student in the first or later year of a visual arts program at a post-secondary institution.
Staples Foundation for Learning
Deadline: April 6, 2007
Provides funding to programs supporting job skills and/or education for individuals with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth.
Grants to Improve Teen Driver Safety
Deadline: April 15, 2007.
Funds programs that give high school students and their teachers the chance to work together to address the issue of teen driver safety.
Weaving Together Native Perspectives in Research
April 6 -7, 2007
University of Washington, Seattle
Bring together researchers and community members to share views about how indigenous environments impact our communities in the past, present and in the future.
Augustine McCaffery:
Foundations for Learning
Deadline: April 13, 2007.
Supports projects to help eligible children become ready for school.
Great Lakes Native American history
April 14, 2007
Portland, IN
Lecture about Indiana and Ohio Shawnee. Free and open to the public.
CURIE Academy
Deadline: April 16, 2007
Applications from girls who belong to groups severely underrepresented in engineering-African Americans, Native
Americans, and Hispanics/Latinas
35th Annual Symposium on the American Indian
April 18-21, 2007
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
Participants include actor Wes Studi and native language expert Akira Yamamoto.
2007 Budweiser Conservation Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 16, 2007
Supports the next generation of leaders by providing scholarships to  graduate and undergraduate students poised to make a significant contribution to the field of conservation.
Disadvantaged Population Empowerment Grants
Supports organizations that help disadvantaged populations meet basic human needs.
Do-Over Scholarship!
Deadline: May 15, 2007
Youth 13 or older can enter by answering this question: 'if you could get one "do-over" in life, what would it be and why?
George Wright Society Conference
April 16-20, 2007
St. Paul, MN
Panelists needed for the conference which addresses the effects of climate change on cultural resources
Contact Rebecca Conard:
Protecting Children, Promoting Healthy Families, and Preserving Communities
April 16-21, 2007
Portland, Oregon
Act! Speak! Build! Week
April 16-22, 2007
Preserving the Balance: 63rd annual Model UN
April 19 - 20, 2007
Cleveland, Ohio
An effort to help high school students build enthusiasm and interest in the work of the United Nations.
Native American Journalism Career Conference
April 17-19, 2007
Crazy Horse Memorial, South Dakota
Experienced journalists mentor native students on the basic skills and practices of journalism, including writing and photography.
The 2007 Day of Silence
APRIL 18, 2007
Helped to end name calling, bullying, and harassment…one voice at a time.
First World Congress on Early Childhood Education for Peace
April 20-22, 2007
Madrid, Spain
35th Annual Symposium on the American Indian
April 18th - 21st, 2007
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
Cultural Studies Association Annual U.S. Meeting
April 19-21 2007
Portland, Oregon
Railroading the Plains: 39th Dakota Conference
April 20-21, 2007
Location: Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
Examines the history of railroads on the Plains, paying particular attention to the connection between railroads and indigenous people.
The National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education
April 20-21, 2007
Waikiki, Hawaii
Contact Melvin Spencer:
National Native American Youth Initiative
Deadline: April 20, 2007
June 23 - July 1, 2007
Washington DC
For students, ages 16-18, who have an interest in the health careers and/or biomedical research.
2007 Top Native Model
Regionals: April 21, 2007, Edmonton, Alberta
Winnipeg, Manitoba June 23, 2007
Idaho: July 21, 2007
Toronto, Ontario: November 23, 2007
A nationwide event to select a Native model who wants a runway career.
National &Global Youth Service Day
April 20-22, 2007
Earth Day
April 22, 2007 
2007 Heart of the American Indian Women's Conference
April 25-27, 2007
North Bend, Oregon
For Native American women leaders to encourage future generations to step into leadership roles.
Catching the Dream: Preparing Indian Teachers
April 24-27, 2007
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The only national training program for achieving excellence in Indian schools
12th Annual American Indian Wellness Fair
April 25, 2007
Minneapolis, MN
Contact Sandra Rivera at 612-625-4441
RACE 2006 conference
April 27-29, 2007
Tempe, AZ
Addresses indigenous issues and voices in education research and assessment.
"Fostering Diversity: Tools, Theory and Techniques: Moving Beyond Discussion "
April 26- 27, 2007
Portland State University, Portland OR
Fund for Wild Nature Grants Program
Deadline: April 27, 2007 and November 2, 2007
Provides funds for campaigns to save and restore wilderness, biological diversity, native species and wild ecosystems
Equity and Social Justice in Education
April 28, 2007
The Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ
Examines and share ideas, projects, research and instructional strategies that surround the topic of equity and social justice in education.
Math and Social Justice
Conference April 27-29th
Brooklyn, NY
Explore the connections between math education and social justice and Ethnomathematics.
The Cultural Value of Oral History: A Cross-Disciplinary
May 4, 2007
The University of Glasgow, Scotland
College Horizons & Graduate Horizons
Deadlines: May 1, 2007
Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) : June 16-20, 2007,
Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) June 23-27, 2007;
University of Washington (Seattle, WA) July 14-17, 2007
Pre-college workshop for Native American, Native  Hawaiian and Alaska Native Students
Circle of Leaders 
April 28, 2007
Seattle, WA
Stories from Emerging Native American Leaders in Philanthropy
Please join Native Americans in Philanthropy one day prior to the Council on Foundations Annual Conference.
Deadline: April 30
Honors young people ages 8 -18 who have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our planet.
International Permaculture Conference and Convergence
May 2007
Sao Paulo, Brazil
International speakers present information, workshops and case studies about the immediate challenges facing a world of global warming.
Project Phoenix
Deadline: May 1, 2007
Fifteen Native American high school students from across the country will be selected for an intensive one-week journalism project.
My Hometown Helper
Deadline: May 2007
Submit a written essay describing how the "My Hometown Helper" grant would help improve your community project.
International Scholarly Meeting on Indigenous and Native American Studies
May 3-5, 2007
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
World of Children Founder Awards Program
Deadline: May 4, 2007
The Founder's Award is specifically for a young person under the age of 21 who has provided exceptional services/support to other children.
Call for Papers on No Child Left Behind
Deadline: May 1, 2007
Sponsored by the Journal of American Indian Education
Programming Languages Summer School Workshop
May 9-11, 2007
The University of Austin, TX
Targets women and under-represented minority graduate students, and early career faculty with research interests in programming languages.
Join Hands Day
May 5, 2007
US Artists International to Support U.S. Dance and Music Ensembles at Festivals Europe
Deadline: May 7, 2007
Applicants must be a dance or music ensemble (including practitioners of folk and traditional forms) that works at a professional level.
Classroom Competition to Learn About the Upper Ozone Layer
Deadline: May 14, 2007
A classroom competition dedicated to learning about the Earth's protective upper ozone layer, CFCs, and the environment.
Great Lakes Native American history
May 12, 2007
Portland, IN 
Lecture about the life of Maconaquah (Frances Slocum) Free and open to the public.

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