Native Village Opportunities

May 15, 2006, Issue 167

Graduates Willie Hogan and Georgianna Gordon,
Nunamiut High School
 Anaktuvuk Pass, AK.
Nunamiut means ‘People of the land."

Congratulations to all Graduates!


 “The conscience of America can never be clear, the state of American education can never be strong, so long as Indian Country lives on a lonely island of educational poverty, amidst of vast ocean of wealth and educational opportunity for all Americans, except the first Americans, ” Ryan Wilson (Oglala Lakota) and head of the National Indian Education Association

Prayer Run for World Peace
May 14-June 18, 2006
Canadian Aboriginal and Native American Youth will run 3,640 kilometers (2261.75 miles) from Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, British Columbia to Eklutna Indian Reservation near Anchorage, Alaska to experience and witness the conditions of the environment they will inherit.  You may join the runners at any point in their journey.

The Living Barge Project  
Seattle, WA
A barge on which native plants are growing, this project starts a dialogue "about the history and future of the Duwamish  Tribe


Reclamation of "Kanenhstaton" Concert
Deadline: May 31, 2006
June 16, 2006

First Nations, Chiefswood, Ontario
Indigenous performers and entertainers invited to share their talents in support of our brothers and sisters fighting the housing development on Six Nations land.
Contact David R. Maracle: 613-396-2767,
World Peace and Prayer Day
June 21, 2006
Join others across the world as we gather in prayer to protect our environment and to  promote World Peace.

Images of a Storied Land
May 13 through October 29, 2006
Mesa, Arizona
October 3, 2006 - January 7, 2007
Phoenix, Arizona
Nearly 1,400 photos and accompanying Mosaic artwork detailing Hohokam canals in the Salt and Gila River valleys in 1930.  From a 1930 collection by the Smithsonian and artist Odd Halseth.

Native American Honors Internships program
Summer, 2006
Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Provides select Native students with quality, mentored paid practical experience at
the Center
Haida Art: Mapping an Ancient Language
April 29 - October 22, 2006
McCord Museum, Montreal, Canada
The exhibition features objects from the rarely displayed McCord collection of historic Haida masterpieces dating to the 18th and 19th century.

The Abstract Edge:  Robert Davidson and Contemporary Aboriginal Arts Practice
  Concordia University, Quebec
    Date: May 26, 2006
Brings together artists, curators and  academics from across Canada to discuss Aboriginal contemporary art.

Summer School in the Arts Program
Deadline: May 22, 2006
Summer 2007
Supports rigorous Arts education that enables children and youth to acquire knowledge and skills in the arts

iLiberty Essay Contest
Deadline: May 31, 2006
Submit an essay about tobacco regulation and smoking bans

Young Native Summer Academy 2006
Deadline: May 31, 2006
Exposes students to the biomedical, earth and environmental sciences, wellness, culture, and more

aBetterEarth Essay Contest
Deadline: May 31, 2006
Submit an essay of 2,500 words or less on selected topics

Blogging for Progress Scholarship
Deadline: June 1,2006
Create a blog and write about current events, society, the environment, and public policy.


Target Store Grants for Arts, Reading, and Family Violence Prevention
Deadline: May 31, 2006
Awards Reading, Arts, and Family Violence Protection Grants grants
to schools, libraries, support groups, and nonprofit organizations

The Straightforward Media Minority Scholarship
March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31
Available to current and prospective students of color

American Indian Graduate Center  2006-2007 Academic Year Fellowship
Deadline: June 1, 2006
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Help tribes obtain the educated professionals they need to become more self-sufficient and exercise their rights to self-determination.

Gathering of the Tribes Pow Wow
June 2-4, 2006
Waldoboro, Maine
Sponsored in the spirit of the L.D. 291 Act - which requires teaching Maine Native American History and Culture in schools.

Seventh Generation fund
March 1, June 1, September 1, &December 1
Support for a variety of activities in Indian Country
Living Cultural Democracy: Arts in Changing Communities
June 3–5, 2006
Milwaukee, WI
Explore opportunities for cultural development in the changing environments of cultural democracy.

AISES  Annual National Conference
November 2-4, 2006
Deadline: June 9, 2006
Detroit, Michigan
Seeking artwork that reflects this year's theme, "Generations of Innovation.”
Email Chrissy Davies:

 phone: (505) 765-1052, x108

Legends and Sacred Dreams Concert
June 4, 2006
Nashville, Tennessee
Benefits building of the Native American Indian Association's "Circle of Life" Cultural Center and Library in Davidson County.
Wild Horse Saloon (615-902-8200)
World of Children Global Awards
Nomination Deadline: June 9, 2006
Presents awards to ordinary individuals worldwide who have done extraordinary good on behalf of the health, education, and well-being of children.


Intertribal Deaf Conference
June 14 - 17, 2006
San Carlos, Arizona
This year's theme is Circle of
Unity: Many Cultures Woven Together to Create One Future.

Larom Summer Institute in Western American Studies
June 12-16, 2006
A tuition discount is available to any American Indian scholars interest in attending.
ISES Native American/Alaska Native A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2006
Awarded to American Indian/Alaska Native AISES members pursuing degrees in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, math, and technology

 National Neighborhood Day Short Film Contest
Deadline: June 15, 2006.
For K-12 and adults, use technology and creativity in a film that tells the nation "What Neighborhood Means to Me".

Vine Deloria, Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium
July 27-29
Deadline: June 16
Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, WA
Brings together Native and non-Native scholars, elders, and other individuals to honor the life, work and activism of Vine Deloria, Jr.
 Steve Pavlik:

Children Of Many Colors Powwow
June 16 - 18, 2006
Moorpark, California


Deadline: June 21, 2006
September 2006
Grants to support youth ages 5-14, in their continued service efforts.

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

June 17-21: Rice University, Houston, TX
June 24–28 : University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA.
A pre-college workshop for Native American high school students in grades 10 and 11.

16th Navajo Studies Conference
June 20, 2006 
University of New Mexico
Promotes Navajo studies, including the Navajo language, culture, history, and more.

International Indigenous Business and Entrepreneurship Conference
June 19-22, 2006 
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Promotes and networks business opportunities, solutions, and problems to a local, regional,  national and international audience.

Youth Honor Awards
Deadline: June 20, 2006
Recognizes creative and artistic works by young people, ages 7 to 17, that promotes multicultural and nature awareness.

Diabetes Prevention Camp For Native Youth
June 21-22, 2006
Scottsdale, AZ
Educates AI and AN people of all ages about diabetes prevention, ways to delay its onset or complications, and how to have healthier lives through positive lifestyle changes.
Contact Cheryle Litzin at (602) 279.5262, ext 253 or at

Lori Piestewa National Games
July 20-23, 2006
Fountain Hills, AZ
The games, which include basketball, softball, volleyball and track and field , will honor  Pfc. Lori Piestewa, the first Native American woman killed in combat.

June 22 – 25, 2006.
Vancouver, BC
8th Annual Aboriginal Film and Video Festival

ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse  Workforce
Deadline: June 21, 2006
Supports graduate study in library and information science in 2006-2008

1st Annual National Urban Dine’ Summit
June 23-24, 2006
Phoenix, AZ

National Mixed Heritage Student Leadership Retreat!
June 23 -26, 2006
An opportunity for mixed race and transracially adopted students to interact and develop valuable grassroots organizing and leadership skills.

International Forum for United Indigenous People Film Festival
Through June 25, 2006
Pau, France
Present films created exclusively by Indigenous artists

Our  People, Our Land, Our Images
Deadline: June 23, 2006
UC Davis, California
An international lineup of indigenous photographers who  focus on their native lands, communities and the development of indigenous photography
"Shake the Feathers": Gathering of Two Spirits
June 23, 2006
San Francisco, CA
A cultural wellness gathering for the Two Spirit community members from across the North American continent
Contact Aurora Mamea: auroram@nativehealth.or

REACH Training of Trainers
June 26-29, 2006
Seattle, Washington
Designed to develop and enhance educators' and practioners' cultural competency skills  and to raise multicultural/global awareness

The World Peace Forum
June 23-28, 2006
Vancouver, British Columbia
Come together, network and demonstrate to the world a growing international commitment for peace, justice and sustainability.
Gulf South Summer Youth Action Corps
June 26 - August 4, 2006
An intensive 6-week long holistic, cutting-edge, youth leadership   program designed for students entering grades 5-8 (middle school).

National Resource Centers on Older Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians
Deadline: June 30, 2006
Concentrates on developing and providing  technical information and expertise and best practices for older Natives.

Native People of the Southwest
June 26- 30, 2006
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
This teacher institute covers the requirements of the new Arizona State Social Studies Standards adopted in September 2005
Contact Gina Glaczko:

Horses and Humans Foundation Grants
Deadline: June 30, 2006
Funds research that provides evidence of the therapeutic effects of horses on humans.

A Gathering of Power: Contemporary Works from the Indigenous World
July-September 2006,
Sante Fe, New Mexico
The Institute of American Indian Art will showcase artwork from 20 - 30 Indigenous artists across the world. Also included will be lectures, workshops, and panel discussions by Indigenous artists.

One People, A Diversity of Culture
August 28-31, 2006
Deadline: June 30, 2006
Anchorage, Alaska
Youth Track sessions provide Native American students an opportunity to learn about careers, participate in  development training, and network with Native American professionals within the federal government.

A Brighter Future for Children and Youth
Funds programs for children 5 -18 years old of age in the areas of peacemaking, nonviolence, and respecting/appreciating racial/ethnic diversity; and cultivate spiritual life and values.

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
February 7-10, 2007
Submission Deadline: July 7, 2006
San Jose, California

14th Annual Protecting Mother Earth Conference
July 6-9, 2006
Cass Lake, Minnesota
Many topics and sessions, including workshops and Native youth leadership activities

Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Promotes youth participation in baseball and softball by funding programs, fields, coaches' training, and equipment purchases.

Native American Public Telecommunications Public Television Program Fund
Deadline: July 12, 2006
Proposals are requested for programs in many genres, including documentary, performance, cultural/public affairs, and animation

Project TEAMWORK Train the Trainers Institute
July 10-12, 2006
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
A diversity awareness and conflict resolution program composed of former professional and collegiate athletes.

College Graduate Horizons
July 15-18, 2006
Yale University, New Haven, CT
A Pre-Graduate School Program  Native college students, master's students or alumni to help prepare  for graduate school.

The Languages of Central America Caribbean Coast: Articulating  Society, Culture in the Present, Past and Future
July 17-21, 2006
Sevilla, Spain

Awards grants to schools and nonprofit organizations for innovative environmental projects for youth. Deadlines are June 30, September 30, and December 31

NOLS Scholarship
Available to students applying to the National Outdoor Leadership School.

National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Community Service Programs
Suitland, MD
Protect and foster indigenous cultures, reaffirm traditions and beliefs, encourage contemporary artistic expression, and to provide a forum for Native voices

International Fellowships Program
Works to broaden access to advanced study for people in world's poorest communities
and countries.

Summer Internships in SW Colorado for Native Americans
Provides select Native students with quality, mentored paid practical experience at the Center,


Americorps National Society for American Indian
Volunteers needed within tribes and tribal organizations for recruiting for placements in American Indian elder programs.

Charrette Grants Program
A five-year, $555 million initiative to build more than 8,500 environmentally healthy homes for low-income families in the United States

The Milagro Foundation Grants for Children and Youth Programs
Supports nonprofit to provide educational/cultural (and more) opportunities for at-risk children

July 9-12, 2006
Onamia, MN
Provides native women with the support and resources necessary to achieve success in their personal and professional lives.

Free Internet Access for Rural Justice Agencies
Free Internet access and email at no cost to rural law enforcement agencies and tribal criminal justice agencies


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