Native Village Opportunities

April 15, 2007 Issue 177

"We were here prior to U.S. nationhood. The average American needs to get off the fallacy we're going to be like everybody else. It's not going to happen."
Cedric Sunray, Choctaw


Aboriginal Veterans Scholarship Trust

Bay Mills Community College Free Online Classes
NA103 - Native  American Cuisine
NA110 - Native Americans: Sharing Our Culture and  Traditions
NA129 - Native American Art and Artifacts: Cultural  Interpretations
Providing educational opportunities  to Native American students throughout the United States.

2007 Idyllwild Arts Summer Program
Summer, 2007
San Jacinto Mountains, California.
Designed for ages 9-18, this offers workshops in ceramics, painting, photography, creative writing, filmmaking, dance, theater,
music and more.
Voyage of the Lonely Turtle
April 15, 2007
PBS television
The account of a 30-year-old female loggerhead turtle's journey from Mexico to Japan (its birthplace) to lay eggs.

Summer Intern, Native American Bank
June 4-August 31, 2007
Denver, CO 80202

April 2007 Worldwide Card Writing Campaign
This year's second worldwide card writing campaign in support of an award of Executive Clemency to Leonard Peltier.
National Indian Education Association Regional Meetings
April 16, 2007 - Billings, MT
April 18, 2007 - Rapid City, SD
April 20, 2007 - Nashville, TN
An invitation to tribal leaders, school board members, and tribal community members to participate in meetings with Bureau of Indian Affairs consultants.
Phone: 202 -544-7290

CURIE Academy
Deadline: April 16, 2007
July 21-28, 2007
Cornell University, Ithica, NY
A one-week summer residential program for high school Native (and other) girls who excel in math and science.

Annual Be Kind to Animals Kid  Contest
Deadline: April 16, 2007
Invites nominations of children between ages 6 -13 who have demonstrated extraordinary kindness to animals.
Native American Student Poetry Reading
April 19, 2007
University of Arizona
Coincides with the 20-year anniversary of ArtsReach, an organization engaging and mentoring Native youth in the literary arts.

Stop Global Warming College Tour
April 16: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL,
April 17: Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN,
18: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN,
April 19: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA,
April 21: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
April 22: George Washington University

Conference and Concert of Line-Singing
April 1920, 2007
Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
This conference gathers Native American, African American and Appalachians together to sing hymns in this ancient but endangered form of Protestant congregational singing.
North American Preparatory Session for the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
April 20-22, 2007
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
In preparation for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in May.

Neiland B. Lund Scholarship
Deadline: April 20, 2007
University of Minnesota
For an American Indian female student with a background and interest in literature, writing, and/or journalism.
Phone: 612-625-8050

The ABA Diversity Fellowships in Environmental Law Scholarships
Deadline: April 20, 2007
Encourages underrepresented law students to study and pursue careers in environmental law.
Diversity in Action: The Local Impact of Globalization
April 26-28, 2007 
Minneapolis MN

Think Outside the Bomb conference
April 21, 2007
Washington, DC 
Encourage today's young leaders to create a mission that pursues nonproliferation and disarmament.

Empowering People to Turn Off Their Television
April 23-29, 2007
New York State, Kentucky and Oklahoma  Planning statewide TV Turn-off week to help fight obesity, promote academics, and encourage interaction among children, parents, and the community.
Preparing Indian Teachers: The Exemplary Institute
April 24-27, 2007
Albuquerque, NM
Helps develop more exemplary programs in Indian schools.

The Power of One
April 20-22, 2007
From Country Music Television: get involved in your community through civic participation and volunteerism.

Public Service Expo and Career Fair
April 24, 2007
Phoenix, AZ
Encourages more college students and young professionals from diverse background to enter the field of public service.
 Tree Green Work Grants
Deadline: April 30, 2007
Projects should address an environmental issue and involve PreK - 12 students in hands-on community action.

Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop, Association of American Indian Physicians
Dates: April 26-29, 2007
Albuquerque, NM
Provides health care professionals with a greater understanding of Western and Traditional Medicine.

Educating Every Child Institute
April 30-May 2, 2007
San Diego, CA
Focuses on assisting parents and professionals who work with Native children with challenging behaviors.
The National Children's Study
Seeks to examine the effects of environmental influences on human health and development by enrolling more than 100,000 infants from across the U.S. and following them from before birth until age 21.

Theatre Communications Groups Travel Grants
Deadline: April 30, 2007
Supports travel in either direction between theater professionals in the U.S. and their counterparts in other countries.


AIANEA Scholarship
Available for American Indian students studying in the natural resources field
Oral History Nonprint Award
Deadline: April 30, 2007
Recognizes media, exhibitions, performances, or drama that makes significant and outstanding use of oral history to interpret history. For work produced between April 1, 2005 - March 31, 2007.

Indian Land Tenure Foundation
June-August 2007
Deadline: April 30, 2007
Looking to hire current undergraduate or graduate students as interns for the summer of 2007.

Oral History Book Award
Deadline: April 30, 2007
Recognizes a published book that uses oral history to contribute to scholarship and the advancement of understanding.  For work produced between April 1, 2005 - March 31, 2007.
Good Decisions Service-Learning Program
Deadline: May 1, 2007
Provides program grants for children and youth ages 5 - 25 about underage drinking, drunk-driving, vehicle safety, and more.

Helping Hands Grant Program
Deadline: May 1, 2007
Encourages medical students to participate in community mental health service activities, particularly those focused on under-
served populations.

Youth Noise Go Green Prize
Deadline: May 1, 2007
Submit examples of how you live an eco-conscious lifestyle.

American Indian Health and Wellness Pow Wow
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas

May 1-2, 2007
Phoenix, Arizona

Jordan Fundamentals Grants
Deadline: May 1, 2007
Recognizes outstanding teaching and instructional creativity in U.S. public schools serving economically disadvantaged students.

Grandparents Caring for Children: A Global Challenge
May 6 8, 2007
Brooklyn, NY
Help create an international coalition declaring the rights of grandparents, kinship caregivers, and the children in their care.

Community College Encore Career Grants
Deadline: May 1, 2007
Explore how community colleges can help one pursue new careers in education, health care, social services, and similar fields.

Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center Workshops
May 5, 2007 Special Native Foods and Plants
May 19, 2007 Modern Parfletch Bag
Flintridge, California
For all people 10 years and older.

Deadline: May 8, 2007
Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS
Contact: Angela Barnett:

Native Hawaiian Education Program
Deadline:  May 7, 2007
Supports innovative projects that enhance the  educational services provided to Native Hawaiian children and adults.

Native American Career and Technical Education Program
Deadline:  May 7, 2007
Provides grants to improve career and technical education programs that benefit Native Americans and Alaska Natives.

Healthy Places Leading to Healthy People
May 11, 2007
A National Live Satellite Broadcast and Webcast
Illustrates that there must be community engagement by multiple sectors in a community to create sustainable improvement.

Deadline:  May 9, 2007
Students in grades 5-8  are invited to photograph something changes in their environment and submit with brief paper.

Youth Fly Filmmaking Experience
Deadline: May 10, 2007
June 7-9, 2007
Seattle WA
Filmmakers and actors collaborate, showcase their skills, and premier their work at the Seattle International Film Festival.


2007 Emerging Crises Research Fund
Deadline: May 15, 2007
United States
To help fund oral history research in situations of crisis research in the United States and internationally.

YouthActionNet Awards
Deadline: May 15, 2007
Offers grants for social change projects of young social entrepreneurs around
the world.

Summer Television & Film Workshop Writers' Track
Deadline: May 15, 2007
June 18 - July 27, 2007
Sante Fe, NM
Develops scriptwriting skills for American Indians preparing for a careers as  professional writers in television and film.
Growing Your Community Food System from the Ground Up
May 18-20, 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Develop skills and learn to plan, develop, operate, and sustain community food projects.

All Roads Film Project Call for Entries
Deadline: May 15, 2007
Categories are narrative features, narrative shorts, feature documentaries, short documentaries, animation, and music
videos. From National Geographic

2007 National Summit on Gang Violence
May 16-18 2007
Arlington, VA
Best Practices to suppress, intervene, and prevent gang activity in your community.
National Memorial Day Parade
May 28, 2007
NMAI, Washington, DC
The National Museum of American Indian will join in the March. All participants/walkers are welcome to join!

Iowa Conference on Multicultural Education
May 19, 2007
Iowa State University

Sensing and Feeling: The Embodiment of Experience in the Eighteenth Century
May 23-26, 2007
Bloomington, Indiana
Canadian Indigenous & Native Studies Conference
May 27 to May 30, 2007
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Trajectories of Freedom: Caribbean Societies - Past and Present
May 24-27, 2007
University of West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

Tint Magazine Internship
May 20, 2007
A web-based internship program for multicultural women in college suited to each student's needs and requirements.
Equipping High-achieving Low-income Students to Apply Successfully to Leading Schools
Deadline: May 31, 2007
Gives high-achieving low-income students full scholarships and resources. For High School Juniors.

Tribal Summit for American Indian/Alaska Native Young Adults (Ages 14-30) with Disabilities
Dates: May 30 June 1, 2007
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Provide opportunities designed to maximize resources and services to help build an infrastructure to meet the needs of AI/AN Young Adults (Ages 14-30) with disabilities.

Deadline: May 31, 2007
Searching for the best of the best youth-told stories worldwide.
Western Mining Action Network and Indigenous Environmental Network Grants
Deadline: June 1, 2007
Supports indigenous communities to assure that mining projects do not adversely affect their lives within their traditional territories.

Young Scholars Illuminating Culture and Economics Awards
Deadline: May 31, 2007
For those who have produced the very best books and articles in the field of humane economics and culture.

aBetterEarth Essay Contest
Deadline: May 31, 2007
Available to undergraduate or graduate students who are 25 years of age or younger
14th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium
June 1-3, 2007
Mount Pleasant, MI
This year's theme: "Working Together We Can Bring Back the Language: How Technology Can Make It"

Pan American Health and Education Foundation
Deadline: June 1, 2007
Supports sustainable projects which are innovative, culturally sensitive, and foster partnerships.

Garden Crusader Awards
Deadline: June 1, 2007
Honors individuals who are improving the world through gardening.
Young Native Writers Essay Contest
Deadline: June 1, 2007
Open to Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian high school youth.

The La Mura Video Festival
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2007 and August 15, 2007
Provides a venue for sharing the voices and stories of young people in culturally diverse communities through video storytelling.

Deadline: June 1, 2007
Helps minority students entering law schools.
History Channel's Save Our History National Grant Program
Deadline: June 1, 2007
For organizations that partner with schools or youth groups in projects that preserve the history of their communities.

The Kodak American Greenways Awards Program
Deadline: June 1, 2007
Provides small grants to stimulate the planning and design of greenways in communities throughout America.

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute
June 4-July 27, 2007
Arizona State University, Tempe
Includes the Navajo language.
Oral History Institute
June 5, 2007
Kenyon College, Gambier,  Ohio
Trains participants in planning and conducting successful oral history projects.

Weaving Indigenous Voices: Telling Our Stories
June 4, 2007
The University of Arizona

Respecting the past; preparing for the Future
June 9-23, 2007
Institute of American Indian Arts, Sante Fe, NM
Residential workshops for Native students in grades 11-12 to help with transition to college.
4th Annual NCGLNAC Gathering of Great Lakes Nations
June 9 and 10, 2007
Portland, IN
A celebration of Great Lakes Native American culture.

5th International Symposium on Digital Earth
June 5-9, 2007
San Francisco, California

Futures for Children: Photographs
Ends: June 10, 2007
Sante Fe, New Mexico
Striking photographs of youth participants in the Futures for Children program.
Sharing Indigenous Wisdom: An International Dialogue On  Sustainable Development
June 11-15, 2007
Green Bay, WI
Fosters dialogue on traditional indigenous knowledge as models and methods of  sustainable practices.

Excellence in International Education Youth Prize
Deadline: June 11, 2007
Students must select a cultural challenge to their local community and create a media presentation.

American Indian Studies Summer Institute
June 11-15, 2007
St. Cloud State University, MN
For educators of students in kindergarten through college.
Invent America! Contest for Students
Deadline: June 15, 2007
Students in grades K-8 can create an "invention" and win prizes!

Working Class Studies Association Conference
June 14-17, 2007
Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota
This year's theme is "Class Matters: Working-Class Culture and Counter-Culture."

JUNE 14-16, 2007
The University of Arizona
Distinguished speakers and authors include Leslie Marmon Silko and Simon Ortiz.
Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide

Mattel Domestic Grantmaking Program.
Deadline: June 15, 2007
Funds for charitable organizations that directly serve children in need.

The Fund for Folk Culture
Supports folk and traditional crafts, music, dance, language, stories and other cultural expressions of communities.

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