March 15, 2008 Issue 185

"Our stories tell us how to live, and we don't have to lose them when we move into university settings. It's all in the stars."    Dennis Lamenti, Dine'/Ashiwi/Mvskoke


The Longest Walk
Ends July 11, 2008 in Washington DC
Join marchers and donate supplies as American Indian supporters walk through your area to
commemorate the Longest Walk 1978 and bring attention to Indigenous Sacred Sites.

North Route Itinerary
South Route Itinerary

Do Something Plum Youth Grants
Available to young people ages 25 and under who want to further the growth and success of their existing community action project.

What Does Compassion Look Like to YOU?
Submit your artwork on the Seeds of Compassion website

Lifeline and Link-Up
Helps pay for phone service and provides discounts on service for qualified subscribers, including those living on tribal lands.
A place where youth can combine their love of service and get involved in the political process.

NAMAPAHH Radio Programs
NAMAPAHH programs are available for airing on local radio stations.
Contact host Robin Carneen:

Virgil Masayesva Scholarship Fund
Northern Arizona University
In recognition of Virgil Masayesva and his efforts to advance Native environmental education and protection.
Native American Jump Start to Employment Program
A link between the employer and Native American high school graduates who want a summer job.

Europe in North America During the Great Age of Discovery
March 16, 2008
U. of Missouri, St. Louis
"Jamestown, Quebec and Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings"

Ronald N. and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship
Deadline: March 15, 2008
June 15-August 15, 2008
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Support Native Americans and First Nations artists at the Indian Arts Research Center at the School of American Research.
Building Healthy Teen Relationships Program
Deadline: March 17, 2008
Supports community-based models of prevention that decrease relationship violence and increase positive, protective relationship skills.

      Roundtable Discussion
March 20, 2008
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Federal Review of Tribal Economic Decision-Making and the Trust Responsibility

     Coastal Counties Restoration Initiative
Deadline: March 24, 2008
Provides grants to improve stream, river, estuarine, and other important marine habitats.
1st Annual American Indian Walk for AIDS
March 22, 2008
Los Angeles, CA
Designed to help stop the devastation of AIDS and HIV on the reservations and in American Indian urban communities.

Storytelling with Technology - Publisher Workshop
March 27-29, 2008
Bellevue Community College, Seattle WA
Provides participants with skills in using Native-language keyboards and to improve technology skills to create print language materials.

Uncovering the Mystery of Tribal Sovereignty 
 March 25, 2008 Tacoma, wa
 March 27, 2008, Vancouver, BC
April 22, 2008, Yakima WA
April 23, 2008 , Spokane, WA
May 22, 2008, Bellingham, WA
Area businesses, local governments and the general public are invited to attend.
Doodle 4 Google
Deadline: March 28, 2008
Invites K-12 students in the U.S.  design a Google logo on the open-ended theme "What If...?"

Earth Hour
March 29, 2009, 8-9 p.m.
Sponsored by World Wildlife Fund, help deliver a powerful message to citizens and world leaders about the need for action on climate change.

Eastern Pequot Archaeological Field School
Deadline: March 31, 2008
July 6 - August 2, 2008
Pequot Reservation, Connecticut
An intensive study of tribal lands to identify and document archaeological sites, particularly those from the 17-19th centuries.
Be the Change!
Deadline: March 31, 2008
Empowers those under age 25 to work for peace, human rights, and the environment through education, leadership development, and participation.

Hometown Helper Grant Program
Deadline: March 31, 2008
Designed to lend a "helping hand" to individuals making a difference in their communities

CIVICUS Youth Assembly
Deadline: March 31, 2008
June 16-18, 2008
Glasgow, Scotland
Offers young delegates ages 18-25 a program and a space to develop and commit to international action.
NVision  4REAL TV series
Beginning April 2008 (check local schedules)
CTV and MTV in Canada and the National Geographic Channel [NCG]
 Episodes take celebrity guests on adventures around the world to connect with young leaders.
Known airing dates:
April 9, 2008 Nat Geo Adventure Italy
April 16, 2008, NGC Spain
April 23, 2008,  Nat Geo Adventure, Asia,
April 23, 2008, NGC Brazil/Portugal 
April 23, 2008 NGC Latin America

Sixth Annual H2O [Hip-Hop Odyssey] International Film Festival
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2008
June 25 – June 29, 2008
New York City,
This year’s theme: “Getting It Straight in 08: Celebrating Our History, Women, and Creative Control!”

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
Gulf Coast Conservation Projects
Deadline: April 1, 2008
Provides grants for conservation projects that benefit marine and coastal habitats in and around the Gulf of Mexico.

Sami Easter Festival
April 2-8, 2008
Kautokeino, Norway
A journey through Sami culture and its versatility.

5th Annual Ivy Native Conference
April 3-6, 2008

Harvard University, Cambridge Mass.
REMIX: Indigenous Identities in the 21st Century.
Recycling Bin Grant
Deadline: April 4, 2008
Supports local community recycling programs by providing recycling containers for public settings.

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

Cultural Crossings: African Americans & Native Americans
Closes: April 4, 2008
University of Southern Maine, Portland
An exhibition celebrating people with African/Native American heritage.
NCGLNAC Lecture Series
April 5, 2008
Portland, Indiana
The impact of the white invasion of the Shawnee homeland during the latter half of the 1700’s

12th Annual SAVE Summit
April 5, 2008
North Carolina State University, Raleigh
This year's theme is "Turn off the Violence...Tune into Save."

Free Indian Country Anti-Meth Training
April 7-8, 2008
Phoenix, AZ
A collaborative approach to combat meth production, distribution, and use.
Every Child Matters Training Institute
April 9-11, 2008
Denver, Colorado
Outlines a process for creating an educational  campaign directed at candidates, the media, the public, and those who work at child- and family-serving sites. 

Research Summit on the Urban Indian Experience
April 10 - 11, 2008
Haskell Indian Nation's University, Lawrence, KS
Focusing on the Urban Indian Experience

13th Annual New England Conference on *Multicultural Education
Proposal Deadline: April 11, 2008
October 8, 2008
Hartford Connecticut
FINRA Applications for Financial Education Programs
Deadline: April 11, 2008
Funds research and/or educational projects that provide underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed for financial success.

Seeds of Compassion
April 11 -15, 2008
Seattle, Washington
Participants include the Dalai Lama. Highlighting the vision, science, and programs of early social, emotional, and cognitive learning.


World of Children
Deadline: April 11, 2008
Recognizes and elevates selfless individuals who make a difference in the lives of children
across the globe.

Film Your Issue Global Competition
Deadline: April 14, 2008
Invites high school and college students in the United States to create and upload  short two-minute films on issues that impact them and their generation.
Lifeways and Landforms: Stewarding Sacred Lands
Deadline: April 15, 2008
June 27-29, 2008

 Boulder, CO
Dedicated to promoting partnerships  to preserve the culture of Native peoples whose life depends on the culturally-appropriate management of their landscapes.
Contact: Ruth Herrera:

Young Native Writers Essay Contest
Deadline: April 15, 2008
To inspire Native American high school students to write honest portrayals of the richness of Native American life and history.

The Entertainment Software Association Foundation
Deadline: April 15, 2008
Supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the quality of life, health, and welfare of youth.
Giving the Gift of Language
April 17-19, 2008
Missoula, MT
A symposium and teacher training workshop for Native Language instruction and acquisition.

Fostering Indigenous Business & Entrepreneurship in the Americas
Submission Deadline: April 18, 2008
July 22-25, 2008
Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil

Patty Iron Cloud National Native  American Youth Initiative
Deadline:  April 18, 2008
June 21-29, 2008
Washington D.C
For American Indian/Alaska Native high school students, ages 16-18, who have an interest in the health careers and/or biomedical research 
Service-Learning Youth Advisory Board Members
Deadline: April 18, 2008
Accepting applications for associate board members, ages 17-20, on its youth advisory board.

The Eighteenth Century Revisited
April 18, 2008
Discussion pertaining to the exchange of ideas and the interdisciplinary traditions of the 18th century.

Summer Internship, The Indian Land Tenure Foundation
Deadline: April 18, 2008
Beginning June 9, 2008
Hiring current undergraduate or graduate students.
National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education Annual Conference
April 18-19, 2008 
Santa Monica CA

April 18-19, 2008
Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ

Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples
April 15-19, 2008
Boston, Massachusetts
From the Association of American Geographers
Intersecting Interests: Tribal Knowledge and Research Communities
April 16-17, 2008
University of Montana, Missoula
Creates formal dialogue among researchers and tribal knowledge keepers regarding Tribal Knowledge Guardianship

Inaugural Global Green Indigenous Film Festival
April 18-20, 2008
The National Tribal Environmental Council and  New Mexico Tourism Department will launch its first Global Green Indigenous Film Festival.

Southwest Oral History Association Annual Meeting
April 18-20, 2008
Tempe, Arizona
April 19, 2008
Benefiting National Native News & Native America Calling
Contact Susan Braine:

NCGLNAC 2008 Academic Conference
April 19, 2008
Portland, Indiana
Six outstanding educators present current research regarding Native American peoples
Contact Donald Cochran: 765-285-5328 or

11th Annual Symposium on the Recruitment & Retention of Students of Color
April 20–22, 2008
Kansas City, Mo.
Endangered Language Fund REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline: April 21, 2008
Provides grants for language maintenance and linguistic field work.

Seventh Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
April 21-May, 2008
New York, NY
The theme is: "Climate change, bio-cultural diversity and livelihoods: the stewardship role of indigenous peoples and new challenges."

2008 NMU Indigenous Earth Day Summit
April 22-23. 2008
Northern Michigan University, Michigan
A call to action on Indigenous environmental issues.


SDFSC Programs for Native Hawaiians awards
Deadline: April 21, 2008
Grants to fund programs that prevent or reduce violence, drug use, and delinquency.

Native Americans in the 21st Century
April 22 and 29, 2008
Harvard University, Cambridge Mass

Warrior Spirit “Tribute to Crazy Horse”
April 24-25, 2008
Albuquerque, New Mexico
All about helping and healing Indian Nations.
Native American Journalism Career Conference
April 22-24, 2008
Black Hills, South Dakota
For high school students interested in a journalism career.

April 23–26, 2008
Eugene, Ore
Some of the finest storytellers in the nation share their cultural wealth.

Equity and Social Justice in Education Conference
April 26, 2008
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ
Robert F. Allen Symbol of H.O.P.E. Award
Deadline: April 25, 2008
Honors individuals promoting cultural diversity or serving underserved populations within health promotion.

 School of the Native: A Journey Through Time
April 25-27, 2008
Jasonville, IN
A celebration of northeastern woodland Indian culture and history.
Contact Steve Tucker:

American Indian Summer Institute in Computer Science
Deadline: April 30, 2008
July 5- August 2, 2008
University of California, Irvine
For h.s. students, develop interactive story projects that combine computer game technology with American Indian culture and traditions.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Deadline: April 28, 2008
Provides grants and program services designed to make an immediate, positive impact on children in need around  the world.

American Indian Summer Academy
Deadline: April 30, 2008
July 5th - 12, 2008
University of California, Irvine
For h.s. students, participate in interactive presentations, cultural workshops, and field trips and social events.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Deadline: April 30, 2008
Honors young people ages 8-18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. 
American Indian Summer Transfer Academy
Deadline: April 30, 2008
June 27-29, 2008
University of California, Irvine
For community college students and h.s. grads, provides information on community colleges and the transfer process,

World of Children  Founder's Award for Youth
Deadline: April 30, 2008
Recognizes youth ages 21 and under who are making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children.

Harvard University 13th Annual Powwow
May 2, 2008
Harvard University, Cambridge Mass.
SACNAS Travel Scholarship
Deadline - May 1, 2008
October, 2008
Paid expenses for lodging and airfare to the annual SACNAS conference

Go Overboard Challenge Grant Program
Deadline: May 1, 2008
Helps youth ages 12-20 spearhead projects dealing with global health, environmental, social, cultural, or economic causes.

Northwest Indian Education Summit  
May 5-7, 2008
Siletz, Oregon
Discuss innovations & issues in Indian Education
Contact: Lou Farrow, 541 278-530

The 15th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium
USA, May 2 - 3, 2008
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff

New Generation of Polar Researchers (NGPR) Symposium
May 4-11, 2008
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

step Up Engineering Camp for Girls
Deadline: May 9th, 2008.
July 6-12, 2008
Northern Arizona University Mountain Campus, Arizona
A one-week residential summer camp dedicated to introducing young women in high school to engineering.
Native Women's Leadership Forum & Enduring Spirit Honoring Luncheon
May 8, 2008
Quinault Beach Resort, Washington
This year's theme is: "The Emerging Force of Native Women in Politics"

Connections: Earth + Artist
Deadline: May 9, 2008
June 22, 2008
Fort Lewis College, CO
Invites artists age 10 years and up from all nationalities to submit work for the art show.
Contact Venaya at 505-947-7086 or 970-382-6982

May 12-14, 2008
Thompson, Manitoba
Shares and advances knowledge of the history and development of the North and strengthens positive change in the current era.

Morton and Jane Blaustein Foundation Human Rights program
Advances fundamental human rights both in the United States and abroad.

Deadline: May 15, 2008
Seeking stories that take place in Indian Country (Canada, U.S.  Alaska Hawaii  Mexico) and/or stories that revolve around Native characters.




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