Native Village Opportunities

April 15, 2006, Issue 166

"Bombing isn't a way of changing people's minds. You do that with education." Ted Turner


Native Nation Building
Begins April 16 - June 21, 2006
DISH Network Channel 9411
Shares the governance and development lessons that Native Nations Institute has learned through two decades of community-based research with Native nations

16th Annual Native American Environmental Awareness Summer Youth Practicum
July 16 - 23, 2006
Deadline: April 15, 2006
Evergreen, Colorado. 
Sponsored by  the Native American Fish &Wildlife Society.

April 16, 2006
Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Rhonda Robles 562/ 633-9014
For families earning less than $40,000 a year with an honor student about to graduate high school, Harvard University will pay the tuition!

Call for Volunteers-Santa Fe Indian Market
August 19-20, 2006
Santa Fe, NM
Volunteers are needed for a variety of times, dates and positions

International Paper Environmental Awards
Deadline: April 17, 2006
Recognizes an individual who has protected natural habitat through a cooperative relationship with a business or corporation.
Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth
Deadline: June 12, 2006
Advanced arts education for children and youth aged 5 to 18 in school-based or community-based settings.

National Aboriginal Internship Program
Summer 2006
Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Sudbury, Kitchener, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax, Canada
Canadian CBC stations offer a paid internship as part of an ongoing commitment to  Aboriginal reflection through participation and partnership.

Community Spirit Award
Recognizes American Indian artists who have made substantial contributions to their communities.

Seed Grants for Youth Projects
Provides grants to young people (ages 12 to 20)  who want to  address  a community need.

The Sister Study
Needs AI and AN women whose sisters had breast cancer-to help researchers learn how our environment and genes may affect the chances of getting the disease. by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

STEP UP Engineering Camp
July 16-22, 2006
Deadline: May 1, 2006
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
A one-week residential summer camp to introduce minority and first generation college-bound high school girls (preferred) to engineering and technology.

   A Star Knowledge Conference
April 22, 2006
Wausau, Wisconsin

Words for Wilderness
Deadline: May 17, 2006
Seeking prose and poetry from school students and staff that comes from the heart of the wilderness and the writer

Strawberry Moon Gathering 2006
June 9-11, 2006
Lily Dale, New York
A gathering of women and young women who have Come of Age (ages 12-15) .  to honor Grandmother Earth and share the rites of passage, teachings and wisdom with the Elder Women
NCAI Mid-Year Session
June 18-21, 2006
Proposal Deadline: May 5, 2006
Sault Ste. Marie, MI.


Expanding the Circle: Respecting the Past...Preparing for the Future
  June 10-24, 2006
Deadline: May 5, 2006
  IAIA in Santa Fe, New Mexico
A two-week series of residential workshops for college transition from the Institute of American Indian Arts


Submission Deadline: May 15, 2006
Fall, 2006
Los Angeles CA, Washington DC, and Santa Fe NM
Cutting-edge films, videos, live music, photography, and art from cultures around the world.

Counselors for 9th Annual National Native American Youth Initiative
Deadline: April 20,2006
June 21-26
Washington DC
Participants and counselors needed to prepare students for admission to college and professional schools, as well as for careers in health and biomedical research

AEIN Symposium on Language Immersion
April 21-22, 2006
Explores the challenges of language immersion programs.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society Region III 2006 Conference
April 20-22, 2006
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Returning to the Natural World
April 21-23, 2006
Sedona, AZ
Indigenous Elders from throughout the world will gather with scientists, Spiritual leaders and others to share their wisdom. Youth attendance is free.

Spiritual Gathering for San Francisco Peaks
April 21-23, 2006
Flagstaff, AZ
Inter-tribal ceremonies and prayer vigils to protect the San Francisco Peaks from development and wastewater.

National and Global Youth Service Day
April 21-23
The largest service event in the world.  Highlight your project!

White Privilege Conference
April 26-29, 2006
St. Louis, MO
This year's theme, "Youth: A Call to Action," challenges our society and works to dismantle systems of privilege, supremacy and oppression.

Michael Baker Corp Scholarship for Diversity in Engineering
Deadline: April 24, 2006
Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate engineering program

Speaking Together: National Language Services Network
Deadline: April 26, 2006
Work with hospitals to improve the quality and availability of healthcare language services for patients with limited English proficiency.

Foster's in the Community Program
Deadline: April 28, 2006, September 29,. 2006
Grants to community-building projects in the fields of wellness, culture, and the environment

R.A.C.E. 2006  Relevance of Assessment & Culture in Education
April 27-29
Tempe, AZ
Indigenous Issues and Voices In Educational Research and Assessment

Convening for Student Success
April 25-27, 2006
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Explore and learn about concepts, strategies and best practices to support the college success of first year Native students.

Alaska Native Education Program
Deadline: April 27, 2006
Develops and support supplemental educational programs to benefit Alaska Natives.

Summer 2006 Student Intern Position
Deadline: April 28
Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, SD
Learn the basic techniques and materials used to move, handle, number, and shelve the Fine Arts and Tribal Arts collections.

North American Preparatory Session for the U.N. Permanent Forum  on Indigenous Issues
April 29 - 30, 2006
Minneapolis, MN
Youth and Students volunteers are needed for this important event.
Contact: Alyssa Macy - or 612-331-7444
Fund for Wild Nature Proposals
Deadline: April 28, 2006
Save and restore native species and wild ecosystems, including actions to
defend wilderness and biological diversity.

State Farm Youth Advisory Board
Deadline: April 28, 2005
Play an important leadership role in creating and overseeing a $5 million/year signature service-learning initiative

ASU Parents Association First Generation Scholarship Awards
Deadline: May 1, 2006
Scholarships for those who are the first-generation in their families planning to graduate
from a four year college or university

The Prayer Run for World Peace
May - June 18, 2006
Vancouver, BC to Eklutna, Alaska
Join relay runners at any point in their journey to send positive messages in finding solutions in today’s alarming environmental issues

Deadline is May 1, 2006
Create 30-to-60 second film on any issue and add you voice to the public dialogue on current events.

Prevent Juvenile Delinquency!
Deadline: May 1, 2006
Grants to foster innovations and advancements in juvenile justice related practice at the local, state, and tribal government levels.
Contact: Gwendolyn Dilworth, 202-514-4822

Accenture Scholarship
Deadline: May 2,  1006
Supports American Indian and Alaska Native students  with financial need entering fields of professional study

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program
Deadline: May 1, 2006.
Provides financial help to high-achieving high school youth to develop their talents and abilities.

13th National Tribal Environmental Council (NTEC) National Conference
May 1-4, 2006
Temecula, CA
Network and share information and learn about the latest environmental policies and more.
Water Education for Teachers
May 2, 2006
Crownpointe, AZ
Education curriculum will be offered during this forum which addresses uranium mining issues.

Speak Out! Let Your Voice Be Heard Contest
Deadline: May 5, 2006
"Do you feel U.S. high schools support the academic, social needs and interests of today’s students well? Why or why not?"

Canon National Parks Science  Scholars Program
Deadline: May 3, 2006
Awards scholarships to Ph.D. students for conducting research critical to conserving the national parks of the region.
Join Hands Day
May 6, 2006-
Make a difference in your community through helpful projects that connect youths and adults

Presidential Freedom Scholarships
Deadline: May 12, 2006.
Promotes student service and civic engagement and honors outstanding service to the community.

The Global Citizen Corps
Deadline: May 7, 2006
A national network of high school student leaders working to educate and mobilize their peers in efforts to end global poverty

Miss Indian Teen World National Scholarship Program
June 8-10, 2006.
Deadline: May 15, 2006
Salt Lake City, Utah
For young Native women ages 13-18 years of age

College Prep Program for High School Juniors
Deadline: May 15, 2006.-
Gives low-income students major resources during the college application process.

Fifth Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
May 15 - 26 2006
United Nations Headquarters, New York
           The  theme  is  The Millennium Development Goals and indigenous  peoples: Re-defining the Millennium Development Goals.
The 14th Annual Western Shoshone Defense Project Spring Gathering
May 19-21, 2006
Crescent Valley, NV
A gathering to protect the land, the people, and future generations.

13th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium
May 18-21, 2006
Buffalo, NY
This year's conference theme is "And Together Our Minds Are One."

The National Multicultural Institute National Spring Conference
May 18-21, 2006
Bethesda, MD
This year's theme is: "The Illusion of Inclusion: Beyond Rhetoric to a Sustainable Future"

The Child Care Bureau's Child Care Research Scholar
Application deadline: May 23, 2006.
Provides funds to doctoral students who are completing their dissertations on a child care policy-related topic

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)
Deadline: May 22, 2006
Grants to build, expand or renovate facilities of tribal colleges or universities.

Spring Caravan to Indigenous Resistance Communities
May 26 -June 6, 2006
Join work crews spending a week with families affected by mining and relocation
Black Mesa.
Nickelodeon Giveaway Program to Encourage Healthy Play
Deadline: May 31, 2006.
Allows kids ages 6-15 around the United States the ability to improve their school or community program's fitness resources.

A Journey of the Past, Present and Future in Bringing the Circle Together”
May 28 – 31, 2006.
Ktunaxa Nation in Cranbrook, British Columbia
The primary objective of this year’s conference is to provide HIV/AIDS awareness and support to Aboriginal people.

Annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education
May 30-June 3, 2006
Chicago, IL
Recognized as the most significant and comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education.

Carrier Funding for Environment and Sustainability Initiatives
Deadline: June 1, 2006
Seeks to support innovative programs that protect and conserve the environment

Celebrating the Circles of Knowledge: Mind, Body, Spirit, and  Emotions of Research
May  31, June 1-2, 2006
Winnipeg, Manitoba

American Indian Graduate Center Academic Year Fellowship, 2006-2007
Deadline: June 1, 2006
Help tribes obtain the educated professionals needed to become more self-sufficient

National Crime Prevention Council Grants
Deadline: June 1, 2006.
Available to youth ages 11-19 to encourage and promote crime prevention, community
service, and civic responsibility.

Two Feathers Endowment Grants Program (MN)
Deadline: June 1 and September 1
Supports artistic, educational, social, and cultural development activities of Indian people

FAA Asian American/Pacific Islander &Native American/Alaskan Native Internship Program
Deadline: June 1, October 1, 2006
Selected sites

The Federal Aviation Administration offers opportunities to participate in ongoing
FAA research and related technologies

American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI) summer program 
Dates: June 5-30, 2006
University of Arizona, Tuscon
Helps all educators  to become effective researchers, practitioners, bilingual/bicultural curriculum specialists and language teachers

The World Children's Festival 
June 2007
Washington, DC

June 1 - September 30, 2006
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

June 6. 2006  
University of Vermont,  Burlington, V
Seeks to spotlight new trends, paradigms, formations, and provocations in the still-evolving field of U.S. ethnic studies

Cornell University Library Preservation Internship for Native Americans
June 5-August 11, 2006
Ithica, NY
A preservation internship program focusing on Native American Library staff.

Oral History Institute
June 6-8, 2006
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
trains participants in planning and conducting successful oral history projects.
Lindbergh Foundation Grants
Deadline: June 8, 2006
Funds projects that improve life by seeking a balance between technological advancements and environmental preservation

America's Promise Regional Forums
June 8-9, 2006, Long Beach,CA
July 27-28, Providence, RI,
To Be Announced: Charlotte, NC;
To Be Announced: Denver, CO
To Be Announced:  Indianapolis, IN
Encourage greater focus and collaboration within communities to see that all young people receive the fundamental resources to succeed

2006 Dene Languages Conference
June 13-15, 2006
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
The theme for the conference will be Land and Language

Meeting of American Indigenous Languages
June 15-17, 2006
La Pampa, Argentina
Discussion on topics related to indigenous language research in Argentina and other Latin American countries

One World Film Festival
Deadline: June 16, 2006
Invites submissions that examine poverty, globalization, health,  environmental and sustainability issues, etc.

Maurice Falk Fund Grants
Grants  to prevent discriminatory practices due to personal prejudices, biases, unfair resource allocation, deprivation of access, and other exclusionary practices.
National Youth Leadership Training
July 16-23, 2006
Deadline: June 9, 2006
Sandstone, Minnesota
A life-changing week of adventure, self-discovery, friendship, cultural exchange, leadership building, and service

College Horizons
June 17-21 at Rice University, Houston, TX
June 24-28
at University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
A 5 day crash course in preparing for college.

Traditional Knowledge Conference
June 14 -17 ,
Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand
Addresses the issues, practices, models and  perspectives for protecting, sustaining and nurturing traditional  systems of knowledge.
indian Community Development Block Grant
Funding for community and economic development and affordable housing projects.

Effective K-12 Teachers in Low-Income Schools
Deadline: June 15, 2006
Dedicated to recognizing and retaining effective teachers in low-income communities.

Project Moccasins seeks out beaders
Beading materials provided for those who will help bead moccasins sent to out beaders
native men & women who are serving in harms way.

Help  restore habitats, protect endangered species, and educate tens of thousands of people about our nation’s natural and cultural resources

Take the Confidential Tobacco Survey Internships

Honor with Action
Thursday evenings
Register to watch this music video about Native American veterans

Teen Reporter Handbook
Make your own radio diary.  Everybody has a story to tell

ROSS Grants
Public and Indian housing resident opportunities.

Summer Scholars 2006
Provides Native American students a one-week, on-campus  pre-college residential experience.
Rodney T. Mathews, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
For California
For California Indians, grants of competitive and meritorious based financial scholarships

United Nations Voluntary Funds for Indigenous Populations
Provides assistance to representatives from indigenous communities and organizations who wish to participate in the United Nations' Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issue

Great Plains Cultural Ways
Trains the next generation of researchers to address the mental health needs of American Indian people with cultural competence and consistency.

Multicultural Perspectives,
Seeks submissions of P-12 student essays on issues related to equity, social justice, diversity, multiculturalism, and schools.
Contact Paul C. Gorski at

The Indian Land Tenure Foundation Survey
To gage opinions and ideas as to where Indian people are at, and more importantly, where they would like to go with land tenure issues in Indian Country.

Maggie Gover Fellowship
Seeks thoughtful young leaders with excellent abilities to communicate and who display self-directed motivation to obtain public office

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