Native Village Opportunities
MAY 15, 2007 Issue 179

“We got to teach the young adults and teachers to teach the language before the elders are gone.  That's why I'm always telling everybody, ‘Hurry, I only have a few years to live.' ”
Minerva Allen, 69, Assinibone

Casting Search
Shooting this summer.
Searching for an 11 - 14 year old Native girl to star in  "NAYA NUKI" based on the Children's book "Naya Nuki: Shoshone Girl Who Ran" by Ken Thomasma. 
Contact Rene Haynes:

world Peace and Prayer Day
June 21, 2007

33rd Annual American Indian Student Art Show
May 1- May 27, 2007
Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 90027-1462

Thumbelina Charitable Foundation Tour
Begins in April, 2007
Meet Thumbelina, the world's smallest horse, on her journey to raise money for children through her Thumbelina Charitable Foundation.

Natural Gardening Workshop
May 19, 2007
Portland, Indiana
Presented by the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture

The La Mura Video Festival
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2007
Provides a venue for sharing the voices and stories of young people in culturally diverse communities through video storytelling.
Tourism Cares Offers Worldwide Grant Program
Deadline: June 1, 2007
Supports worthy tourism-related nonprofit organizations working to preserve, conserve, and restore the world's natural, cultural, and historic treasures.
Grants to Encourage Strong School-Community Relationships
June 8, 2007 
Provides grants for programs committed to heightening community leadership, communication, ownership and involvement in the school.

The New Interculturalists’ Program
Deadline: May 21, 2007
For those changing careers, or simply want to see what doing intercultural work is all about.

Applications to Encourage Minorities to Attend Law School
Deadline: June 1, 2007
Offering support for projects designed to encourage under- represented groups to pursue legal education and to increase  the enrollment and successful law school completion of minority students.

Practitioner Fellowship Applications  for Conservation and Sustainability Fellowship
Deadline: May 31, 2007
Funds fellowships for the study of  conservation and sustainability issues

Young Native Writers Essay Contest
Deadline: June 1, 2007. 
Promoting education and creating new opportunities for youth.
Collaboration is the Key for Quality Early Education
June 5-7, 2007
Prescott, Arizona Hosted by the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.

Seventh Generation Fund
Deadline: June 1, 2007
Supports  projects in the following categories: Arts and Cultural Expression, Environmental Health and Justice, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, Sacred Earth, Sustainable Communities, and Intergenerational Leadership.

June 2, 2007
Tucson, AZ
For Arizona's American Indian veterans and their families, focusing on veterans benefits and health care.
Invent America! Contest for Students
Deadline: June 15, 2007
Students in grades K-8 can create an innovative "invention" and win prizes!

Motorola Foundation: Innovation Generation Grant Program
Deadline: June 15, 2007
Provides grants to young people, particularly girls and underserved minorities, to embrace science, technology, engineering, and math.

Harry ChapinSelf-Reliance Awards
Deadline: June 15, 2007
Distributes cash grants to outstanding grassroots organizations fighting domestic hunger and
Urban Wildlife Management National Conference
June 18–20, 2007
World Forestry Center • Portland, Oregon

13th Annual First American Leadership Awards Banquet
June 15,  2007
Scottsdale, AZ
Acknowledges accomplishments and contributions made by American Indians and those who support their economic and business  development endeavors.

Native American Youth Entrepreneur Camp
June 17-22, 2007
University of Arizona
High school juniors, seniors and recent graduates will learn real-world business skills and how to build citizen-owned businesses in Indian Country.
Contact Ian Record or Monica Agar: 520-626-0664.
Addressing Disparities in Education
June 24 - June 29, 2007 
July 15 - July 20, 2007
Columbia, Illinois
Promotes understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution and education.

INDIVISIBLE: Teaching for Social Justice through Children's Literature
June 20, 2007
National-Louis University, Chicago, IL

Loving Decision Conference 2007: The Next 40 Years of Multiracial Communities
June 21-June 24, 2007
Roosevelt University, Chicago, ILL
Looking for motivated and energetic college students who may be interested in participating in the planning of a historical event
Oglala Commemoration
Our Children, Our Future
June 26, 2007
Oglala South Dakota.
Making better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Native People of the Southwest
June 25-29, 2007  
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Designed to give you an overview of the history of the Native Peoples of the Southwest,

Scholarships for Less Commonly Taught Languages (CARLA) Summer Institutes
June 25-29, 2007
July 16-July 20, 2007
July 23-27 2007
July 30, August 3 2007
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Each institute focuses on language *immersion education*
Photo, Essay and Poetry Contest Celebrates Our Sense of Wonder and Love of Nature
Deadline: June 15, 2007.
Entries must be joint projects involving a person under age 18 and a person age 50 or older.
Indian Language, Culture and Tradition: Keys to Survival
July 6 - 7, 2007
Choctaw, MS
More info: Anthony Thompson at 601-775-8254

Arizona Fathers & Families Coalition
July 12, 2007
Tucson, Arizona
From the Young Men as Father Program

Awards to Encourage Peers to Graduate from High School and College
Selected Weekly through June 29, 2007
Funding to selected youth teams with great ideas to help peers graduate from high school and college.
Budweiser Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation Research Prize
Deadline: June 29, 2007
Recognizes and supports a single innovative project that advances new technologies or contributes to making renewable energy.
Captain Planet Foundation
Deadline: June 30, 2007
Funds hands-on environmental projects involving children and young adults in communities across the United States.
Horses & Humans Research Proposal
Deadline: June 30, 2007
Invites proposals to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans.

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.

StraightForward Media Minority Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2007
Available to current and prospective students of color.
National Indian Youth Police Academy
Deadline: July 1, 2007
August 13-25, 2007
San Bernadino, CA
Explore everything that policing has to offer as well as other criminal justice career opportunities

Free Summer program for Native high school students
June 30 - July 7, 2007
University of California, Irvine
For Native students entering grades 10-12

Spiritual Encounters in the New World
Deadline: July 1, 2007
Conference date: October 18, 2007
University of Texas, Arlington
Calling for papers that deal with spiritual exchanges between Europeans and Amerindians or Europeans and Africans since 1492.
Contact Gregory Kosc at gkosc@uta.ed
Increasing Access to the Game of Golf
Deadline: July 6, 2007
Supports organizations that introduce the game to young people, minorities, disabled and others with limited access to the game of golf.

For the Good of the Game Grants
Deadline: July 6, 2007
Supports organization which use golf to positively impact young people, especially minorities, the disadvantaged, and others (

STEP UP Camp for young women
July 8 -14, 2007
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
Encouraging young high school women from minority populations to learn more about hands-on engineering.
Pacific Educational Conference
July 9–12, 2007
Honolulu, Hawai'i
This year's conference theme is Language Acquisition: Knowledge that Empowers.

Responding to Genocide Before It's Too Late: Genocide Studies and Prevention
     July 9-13, 2007
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tribal Summit for American Indian/Alaska Native Young Adults with Disabilities
Dates: May 30 – June 1, 2007
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Helps form partnerships designed to maximize resources and services to help AI/AN youth with disabilities.
Grants to Improve Health of Vulnerable Populations
Deadline: July 10, 2007
Helps fund promising, original projects to significantly improve the health of vulnerable people in their communities.

Fifth Continental Meeting of Indigenous Women of the Americas
July 9 -12, 2007
Kahnawake, Quebec Canada
Brings together Indigenous women of all the Americas

Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication
Session I: July 11-13
Session II: July 16-20
Session III: July 23-25 and July 23-27
One-Day Workshops: Saturday, July 14
Internship Programs: July 4-21 and 8-15
Reed College, Portland, Oregon
Workshops and seminars on topics that promote, diversity peace, productivity, and respect for our cultural differences

Sequoyah Graduate Fellowship
Deadline: July 17, 2007
Open to full-time Native American and Alaskan Native students who are pursuing a graduate degree.

NAPT 2007 Open Call for Proposals
Deadline: July 11, 2007
Accepting proposals for projects in all stages.

For All My Relations Conference
Dates: July 12 – 14, 2007
Garden Grove, CA
Focuses on topics that support and enhance family, community and culture.
"LINKING THE PLANET" International Summer Language Camp
Summer, 2007
Natasha Bodrova:

Lori Piestewa National Native American Games
July 19-22, 2007
Fountain Hills, Arizona
Open to all tribes - athletes must be 1/4 Native American to compete.

Arizona Diamondbacks Native American Day
July 15th, 2007
Phoenix, AZ
2007 Indigenous Soccer Cup
July 28-August 4 2007
University of New Mexico. Albuquerque
Players must be registered members of an American Indian and or a Canadian Aboriginal tribe. There are four age categories:
Under 14, under 16, under 19 and senior.

Infusing Cultural, Linguistic and Ability Diversity in Preservice Education
July 25 – 28, 2007
Asheville, North Carolina
Helps teachers and professors work more effectively with diverse student populations.

Second Annual Vine Deloria, Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium
Date: July 26-28, 2007
Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, WA
Brings together Native and non-Native scholars, elders, and other individuals to honor the life and work of Vine Deloria, Jr.
Steve Pavlik:
TAP's 2007 Art Contest
Deadline: July 31, 2007,
Open to all students currently enrolled in grades 1-4.

Health Art Contest
Deadline: July 31, 2007
British Columbia
An aboriginal youth art contest of the next Report on Health and well-being of Aboriginal People in British Columbia.

World Youth Congress
August 2008
Quebec City, Canada
A massive event and  great celebration of the world's youth's contribution to the effort to eradicate poverty in our world.

NCGLNAC Traditional Arts and Crafts Workshops
August 5-10, 2007
Portland, Indiana
Classes include fingerweaving, silversmithing, flintknapping, outdoor cooking, and more.

American Indian Center of Chicago Art Contest
Deadline: July 31, 2007
Art contest to represent their 2007 Powwow theme: "Honoring our Tribal Nations"

Grants Target Education for Disadvantaged Youth
Deadline: August 3, 2007
December 7, 2007
Funds programs that provide job skills and/or education for all people, with special emphasis on disadvantaged youth.
American Indian Film Festival
Deadline: August 10, 2007
November 2-10 in San Francisco, California
Seeking film and video entries for the nation's oldest and most prestigious venue for American Indian film arts and entertainment.

Common Ground Grants
Deadline: August 1 for activities from October -  December
Promotes the work of Native composers and musicians into the broader community

Lady Indians Summer CHAMPIONS Basketball Camp
May 29-June 1, 2007
Sequoyah, OK
The FBI Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
Promotes understanding what it means to work for the FBI as an agency and how to choose the agency as a career path.

Tint Magazine Internship
August 5, 2007
A web-based internship program for multicultural women in college suited to each individual student’s needs and requirements.

MESBEC Scholarship
Available to high-achieving students who are at least 1/4 degree Native American and are enrolled members of a U.S. tribe.

The Native Radio Theater Project
Looking for future locations to host the Artist In Residency Program.
Contact John Gregg, at (402) 472-0497, or e-mail:
Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Grants
Projects may address any arena of public life economics, politics, culture, or civil society where citizenship is an important issue.
Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Grants

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