April 15, 2008 Issue 186

" have to earn that respect. A lot of people will give you the benefit of the doubt, but you have to earn it. It's a journey from wise ass to wise man." 
John Compton, Sioux
Summoning of my Higher Self
Margarete Bagshaw-Tindel, Santa Clara Pueblo


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

Mother Earth Water Walk
Join Anishinabe Grandmothers and friends as they walk around Lake Michigan to raise awareness and support for  the importance of water.

April 26 2008
Send Off Manistee and Ludington, Michigan
April 29, 2008
Muskegon, Michigan
April 30, 2008
Holland, Michigan
May 1, 2008
Benton Harbor, Michigan
May 2, 2008
Michigan City, Indiana
 May 3/4, 2008
Chicago, Illinois
 May 5, 2008
Waukegan, Illinois
May 6, 2008
Milwaukee, Illinois
 May 7, 2008
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
 May 8/9, 2008
Green Bay, Wisconsin
 May 10, 2008
Marinette, Wisconsin
May 11/12, 2008
Escanaba, Michigan and Hannaville, Michigan
Releasing of the Buffalo Spirits Journey
April 15, 2008
Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner, Montana
A ceremony led by Chief Arvol Looking Horse to pray for the slaughtered and living buffalo spirits and the sacred ground upon which they walk.

Rosetta Stone Endangered Language Program Student Internship
Harrisonburg, VA 
A semester- or summer-long student internship to gain hands-on experience in a successful language-learning software development company.

Native Scholars and Collaborators Projects
Winter, 2008-2009
San Diego State University, California
Project students are committed to becoming skilled professionals and specialize in Native American youth issues.
Law School Summer BootCamp for Students of Color
Fall, 2008
Online distance learning program designed to provide intense preparation for law school.

American Indian Journalism Institute.
June 1-20, 2008,
University of South Dakota
Provides training and prepares students for six-week paid internships at newspapers around the country.

Institute of Arctic Biology Research Opportunity
June-August, 2008
Toolik Field Station, Alaska
For undergrads and recent grads to explore and learn about the Arctic Tundra.
Resident Assistants Needed for 2008 American Indian Summer Programs!
University of California, Urvine
(AISTA):June 27 - 29, 2008
(AISA): July 5 - 12, 2008
(AISICS): July 13 - August 2

Native Scholars and Collaborators Projects
Winter, 2008-2009
San Diego State University, CA
Project students are committed to becoming skilled professionals and to specializing in the issues of Native American children and you

Mothers Against Drunk Driving\ Mini-Grants
Mini-grants for groups committed to preventing underage drinking, binge drinking, and drunk-driving on college
Carthy Foundation
Creates opportunities and provides education for Canadian youth.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship
An internship program dedicated to recruiting college women and under-represented minorities in math, science, and engineering .

GE Healthcare Charitable Giving Program
Provides support to nonprofit organizations in the United States that focus on youth education and/or promote healthy lives.
After School Advantage
Grants for state-of-the-art computer labs to eligible after-school programs serving children aged 5-15.

Make it Matter
Through 2008
From Readers Digest, honors individuals who are taking action and giving back to their communities in a significant way.

Symposium of the American Indian
April 16 - 19. 2008
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
Three days of lectures,  presentations, theater, films, powwow and exhibitions.
Giving the Gift of Language Symposium
April 17-19, 2008
Missoula, Montana

April 18-20, 2008
Diné College, Tsaile Campus,
Tsaile, AZ
Fine tune organizing skills to help students and young people get clean energy solutions on and off campuses.

Summer Internship, The Indian Land Tenure Foundation
Deadline: April 18, 2008
Summer 2008
Looking to hire current undergraduate or graduate students as interns for the summer of 2008.
Indigenous Peoples Caucus
April 19-20, 20081
United Nations New York City

ADA Cultural Access Grants
Deadline: April 23, 2008
Involves people with disabilities in the mainstream cultural life of the community.

The Eighth Annual Native American Business Expo and Conference
April 24, 2008
Wyoming Indian High School, Ethete WY
Warrior Spirit Conference "Tribute to Crazy Horse"
April 24 & 25, 2008
Albuquerque, New Mexico
About helping and healing Indian Nations.

Catching the Dream Exemplary Institute
April 24-25, 2008
Albuquerque NM
Workshops and  keynote speeches by the leading schools in Indian Country.

Asheville Word Fest
April 24-27, 2008
Asheville, NC
Featuring acclaimed writers Simon Ortiz, Marijo Moore, and other nationally known Native writers.
Native American 5,000-meter Run National Championships
April 27, 2008.
Albuquerque, NM

NMCI Spring Festival
April 26 -28, 2008
Minneapolis, MN

The All Roads Film Project
June 15, 2008
Funds film projects by and about indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers from all reaches of the globe.
American Indian Summer Transfer Academy (AISTA)
Deadline: April 30, 2008
June 27 - 29, 2008
University of California, Irvine,
Offers students the opportunity to participate in a residential summer experience. AISTA is free.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Deadline: April 30. 2008
Looking for young people ages 8-17 serve on AHG's inaugural Youth Advisory Board.

ITEP and NTAA Conference on Air Quality
Deadline: April 25, 2008
June 3-5, 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada

Deadline: May 1, 2008
To financially assist deserving Native American girls in acquiring a higher education with a view toward developing their full potential.

Grants for Academic Enrichment for Educators of Low-Income Students
Deadline: May 1, 2008
Designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning.

A.L. Mailman Family Foundation
Deadline: May 1, 2008
Promotes the building of sustainable systems that provide access to high quality early learning experiences for all children.
MSU Living History Symposium
May 1-2, 2008
Montana State University
Representatives from all of Montana's tribal colleges will share the living history of their people
Contact Matt Herman

Deadline: May 2, 2008
For outstanding American Indian young people with a commitment to education, athletics and leadership

The National Storytelling Network Applied Storytelling Award
Deadline: May 2, 2008
Focuses on how storytelling is transformed and increases understanding of ways it promotes changes in people and communities.
Native Americans in Philanthropy 3rd Annual National Gathering
May 2-3, 2008
Washington, DC
A platform for professional growth and development opportunities, networking and education.

Native Witness: The Red River Film
May 3, 2008
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, OK
Showcases a diverse group of Native American filmmakers from across the native film community.

16th Annual First Americans in the Arts Awards
May 3. 2008
Beverly Hills, California
Recognizes, honors and promotes American Indians in the entertainment industry
Deadline: May 5, 2008
Physical education grants to help middle schools combat childhood obesity through a results-based program.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program
Deadline: May 5, 2008.
Provides individualized educational services for high-achieving Grade 8 youth with financial needs

Marine Debris Research and Technology Grants
May 5, 2008
Provides grants for projects that educate, reduce, and prevent debris in the marine environment.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services Projects for American Indians with Disabilities
Deadline: May 5, 2008
Grants to provide vocational rehabilitation services to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near Federal or State reservations.

Engineering Camp for Young Men
Deadline: May 9, 2008
July 21-25, 2008
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff Mountain Campus
Young men from minority populations and those  would be the first in their families to go to college are encourage to apply.

Deadline: May 9, 2008
Enables and encourages sedentary girls to become and remain physically active.
Grants Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs
Deadline: May 12, 2008
Provides financial support to selected Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Migrant Programs for child abuse prevention programs and activities

Minnesota Indigenous Language Symposium IV
May 12th - 13th, 2008
University of Minnesota Duluth,
Focuses on technology, teacher training, community resources, curriculum development models, adult learning, and evaluation.

Brower Youth Awards
Deadline: May 15, 2008
Recognizes six young people for their outstanding activism and achievements in environmental and environmental justice advocacy.
Project Ignition
Deadline: May 16, 2008
A chance for grades 9-12 students and teachers to work together to address the issue of teen driver safety.

AIC Fund-Mellon Faculty Career Enhancement Fellowship Program
Deadline: May 16, 2008
Aimed to increase and retain the number of credentialed faculty at the nation's tribal colleges

The Conference on Educational Renewal &School Development in an Era of Cultural Diversity
May 16 - 19, 2008
Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan, China
NCGLNAC Lecture Series
May 17, 2008
Portland, Indiana
The history and struggles of the Miami people in Indiana, their homeland.

Penn Cove Water Festival
May 17th, 2008
Whidbey Island, Washington

Synergy conference
May 19 - 24, 2008.
Evergreen State College, Washington
The goal of the event is to
create a collective vision and model of sustainability."
Contact Alexander Williams at
American Masterpieces: Dance - College Component
Deadline: May 19, 2008
Welcome projects that embrace choreography from all forms and  styles representing the cultural richness of the U.S. and its
dance traditions.

National Park Service: Save America's Treasures Grants
May 20, 2008
Preserving our country’s cultural heritage

15th Dealing with Difference Institute
May 20 -21, 2008
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
Allows P-12 and college educators to participate in games and activities that deepen understanding of cultural diversity.
Native American Student Advocacy Institute,
May 20-21, 2008
Diné College in Tsaile, AZ.

May 21-23, 2008
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Expanding the Circle: Respecting the Past & Preparing for the Future
Deadline: May 23, 2008
Summer 2008
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
For high school juniors and seniors, provides Native students methods that insure a successful transition to higher education institutions.
33rd Annual Northwest Indian Youth Conference
May 27-31, 2008
Warm Springs, Oregon
This year's theme is "The Ancestors Will be Our Strength for the Future"
Contact Jaylyn Suppah at (541) 553-3429

Foster's Community Grants
Deadline: May 23, 2008

Envisioning the future: cultural identity in the global age
May 28 - June 1, 2008
Alexandria, VA
EPA Summer Opportunities for Students
Deadline: May 28, 2008

Microsoft's DigiGirlz High Tech camps
Application Deadline: May 30, 2008
August 4–7, 2008, Charlotte, NC
June 10–12, 2008, Fargo, ND
August 18–19, 2008, Irvine, CA
August 12–14, 2008, Las Colinas, TX
August 11–15, 2008, Redmond, WA
July 14–16, 2008, Stony Brook, NY
July 30–August 1, 2008, Washington, DC
Free opportunity that provides girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about

Great American Bake Sale
Deadline: May 30, 2008
Support efforts to increase participation among low-income children in summer and afterschool meal programs.
Teaching With Primary Sources
Deadline: May 30, 2008
Fosters collaborations between the Library of Congress and the educational community

Longhouse Native artist grant programs
Deadline: June 1, 2008.
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Artists and organizations can apply for grants

Bowerman Track Renovation Program
Deadline: May 31, 2009
Provides grants to youth-oriented organizations that seek to refurbish or construct running tracks anywhere in the world.
SAIGE Native Youth Track.
June 2-6, 2008
Traverse City, Michigan
For Native students to learn about careers within the federal government, participate in workshops and training, and to network with Native professionals.

American Indian Professional Development Workshop
June 2-6, 2008
Colorado State University, Denver
Assists school personnel, parents, community, and teachers in learning how to improve our schools and provide equal and high quality education to all learners.

2008 Program of Research on the Economics of Invasive Species
Deadline: April 25, 2008
Oral History Training Workshop
June 3-5, 2008
Kenyon College, Gambier Ohio
Trains participants in planning and conducting successful oral history projects

National Indian youth Leadership Camp
June 15-July 3, 2008
Camp Nesbit, MI


Harvard University Native American Program Commencement Dinner
June 5, 2008
Harvard University, Cambridge Mass. 
Celebration dinner for our graduates and their families.
Contact 617-495-4923
Save Our History Grant Program
Deadline: June 6, 2008
Provides funding to history organizations that partner with schools on a local community preservation project

National Forest Foundation: Matching Awards Program
Deadline: June 6, 2008.
Eligible applicants include Native American tribes working to projects that conserve and restore areas adjacent to National Forests and Grasslands.

The Dreaming Festival
June 6-9, 2008,
South East Queensland, Australia
Showcases quality international Indigenous acts.

The Indian Land Tenure Foundation
Deadline: April 18, 2008
Begins June 9, 2008
Looking to hire current undergraduate or graduate students as interns for the summer of 2008

The Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth
Deadline: June 9, 2008
Offers funding for projects that help children and youth acquire knowledge and understanding of and skills in the arts.

Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation Camp
June 9-13, 2008
Rogers State University, Claremore OK
Accepting applications for youth ages 9-12 to participate
call (918) 434-8500, ext. 8622.
Free Indian Country Anti-Meth Training
June 9-10, 2008
Reno, NV

A collaborative approach to combat meth production, distribution, and use.

Catalyst Summit
Date: June 11-13 2008
St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota
For Minnesota 8-11 grade students to learn how to  be an activist and advocate in your area.

Saucony Run For Good
Deadline: June 13, 2008
Provides financial  support to nonprofits that support  children's running and fitness programs.
Gaia Community Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2008
The is available to students aspiring to be the change they wish to see in the world, live authentically and make a difference.

College Horizons: A Pre-College Workshop For Native American Students
June 14-18 2008
Duke University,  Durham, North Carolina
A five-day “crash course” in preparing for college.

Kodak American Greenways Awards Program
Deadline: June 15, 2008
Provides grants to stimulate the planning and design of greenways in communities throughout America.
National Indian youth Leadership Camp
June 15-July 3, 2008
Camp Nesbit, MI


Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars Scholarships
Deadline: June 15, 2008
Awarded to a college student planning to work on a reservation in Education or Social Service.


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