May 15, 2008 Issue 187

"The thing you learn over and over and over in Indian Country is that nobody is going to come do it for us."
Dr. Earl Sutherland, Crow
"The Conqueror" by Adee Dodge, Navajo

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

The John Shurr Journalism Award
For college-bound Cherokee students.

The Sierra Student Coalition
Deadline: May 19, 2008
Supporting talented student organizers to serve as Student Representatives for environmental causes.

World Garden
Send in a photo of your garden to be placed on this website!
2008 Law School Summer Boot Camp for Students of Color
Summer, 2008
Online distance learning program designed to provide intense preparation for Law School

Vision Quest
May 14-17, 2008
Courtenaay B.C.
First Nations Spring art show and cultural gathering.
Contact Fred Anderson:

Reception: Explorations in Photography with Native Teens
May 15, 2008
Oregon College of Arts and Crafts
This show is a compilation of photos taken by twelve Native American teen participants in August 2007.
 Contact Shirod Younker:
International Day for Sharing Life Stories Campaign 
May 16, 2008
Locations are Worldwide
An open and active network of life tellers/listeners on the web and in communities all over the planet.

Native Plants Class for Children
May 17, 2008
Portland, IN
Plant secrets, plant foods, and how to make toys from plants.

Small Innovative Grants Program to Reduce Tobacco Use
Deadline: May 23, 2008
Supports projects that promote solutions to remedy the harm caused by tobacco use in America.
The All Roads Seed Grant Program
Funds film projects by and about indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers year-round and from all reaches of the globe.

High School Success Special Grants Program       Deadline: May 19, 2008
Helps moderately at-risk students in the United States complete high school successfully.

Keeping the Fire Burning
May 20 - 21, 2008
Diné College,Tsaile, Arizona
Ensuring Postsecondary Access and Excellence for Native American Students
Oklahoma Indian Child  Welfare Conference
May 21-22, 2008
Norman, OK

 Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program
Deadline: May 22, 2008

Strengthening Institutions Program
Deadline: May 22, 2008
For American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian serving institutions

Deadline: May 22, 2008
For science and engineering education at minority institutions and to increase underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly minority women, into scientific and technological careers

Expanding the Circle 2008
Deadline: May 23, 2008
June 7-21, 2008
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Two-week residential summer program NA students, grades 11-12, who are planning to pursue a post-secondary degree
Contact: Alissa Chavez at

American Legacy Foundation Small Innovative Grants Program
Deadline: May 23, 2008
Supports projects that advance solutions to remedy the harm caused by tobacco use in America.
National Memorial Day Parade
May 26th 2008
Traditional Regalia is encouraged.

Weather, Local Knowledge and Everyday Life
May 26, 2008
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Examines the tensions between local knowledge of weather and climate and elite disciplinary perspectives.

Deadline: May 30, 2008
July 21-25, 2008
Northern Arizona University
A Multicultural Engineering Program for male High School students
National Activist Summit on Radioactive Waste
May 30 -- June 1, 2008   
Columbia, South Carolina

2008 Tewaaraton Trophy Awards
Date: May 29, 2008
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.
Given annually to the nation's top collegiate lacrosse players.

2008 Navajo Weaving Class
Deadline: May 30, 2008
June 30 - July 4, 2008
July 7-11, 2008
Idyllwild School of the Arts, Idyllwild, California,
Available to any Navajo Youth aged 17 or older.

Walk For The Water
May 30-July 10, 2008i
Chattahoochee River, Georgia
To increase awareness of our responsibility to the natural world and to water

The Washington Bus Internship Announcement
Deadline: May 30, 2008
Energizes young people to assert their political power and to develop, support and elect forward-thinking leaders.

The Dropout Crisis in the Northwest
May 30, 2008
University of Washington
Focusing on American Indian and Alaska Native students.
Step Up
Deadline: May 30, 2008
July 6-12, 2008
Northern Arizona University, AZ
A Multicultural Engineering Program for female High School students

The Lorax Challenge
Deadline: May 31, 2008
Inviting youth ages 12-20 to participate in teams that create action plans for their earth-saving ideas.

Deadline: May 31, 2008
Looking for student voices to answer this question: What have you learned from a personal experience that the next  president should know before setting the agenda for the country?
Steps to Success
Deadline: May 31, 2008
August 8-10, 2008
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester, NY
A career exploration mini-camp for Native students entering grades 7-9.
e-mail SteptoSuccess

Seventh Generation Fund
Deadline: June 1, 2008

2008 Children of Many Colors Powwow program
Deadline: June 1, 2008
Seeking submissions about what the future holds for our next seven generations.
Refuge System Support Activities        
Deadline: June 1, 2008 and September 5, 2008
Seeks proposals for projects that assist organizations as co-stewards of natural resources within the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Blessed by Tradition: Honoring Our Ancestors Through Government Service
June  2-6. 2008 
Traverse City, Michigan

June 2 - 7, 2008
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
For Native Language speakers who wish to teach language in either community-based programs or school settings
Youth Open House
June 5-6, 2008
Washington D.C. 
An opportunity for youth organizations and individuals to share their experiences, knowledge, and concerns with a network of their peers and development organizations.

Using Traditional Foods and Sustainable Approaches for Health for NA/AI
Deadline: June 6, 2008
Creates healthier communities through sustainable innovative, evidence and practice-based community health promotion and chronic disease prevention

From the Four Directions: A Journey to Leadership
June 8-14, 2008
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
Teams from six Native communities will send NA youth ages 14-18 to this leadership training.
Live Monarch Educator Outreach Program
Provides funding for teachers  to enroll in the National Campaign to bring monarch butterflies into the classroom. 

A Return to Indigenous Beliefs
June 12-15, 2008
Browning, MT
  A gathering of people interested in considering the return to a way of  life that gives emphasis to indigenous traditions and beliefs.

Youth Prizes for Excellence in International Education
Deadline:  June 12, 2008
Create an in-depth written essay or multimedia feature about a global social or economic issue.

 Grants to Improve Lives of Children With Disabilities
Deadline: June 15, 2008
Supporting charitable organizations that are making a difference in the lives of children with disabilities.

Women of Worth Program
Deadline: June 16, 2008
Honors women who serve others in their communities.

Nature of Learning Grants Program
Deadline: June 16, 2008.
Grants to organizations to start or expand Nature of Learning programs in their communities.
American Student Assistance 2008 Symposium
June 16-17, 2008
Boston, Mass.
The theme of this year's 2-day event is Building Futures—Measuring Success.

Hualapai Sixth Tobacco &Health Youth Conference
June 16-18, 2008 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ 85051

Staples Foundation for Learning
Deadline June 16, 2008
Supports programs that provide job skills and/or education for all people, with special emphasis on disadvantaged youth.
Free Vision Screening and Eyeglass Distribution
June 16-19, 2008
Porcupine Clinic, Pine Ridge Reservation S.D.  
Contact Stella or Tuesday at: 605-867-5655

The 34th Anniversary International Indian Treaty Council Conference
June 19 - 22, 2008*
Chimaltenango, Guatemala

K'é bil nastii: Making policy from Traditional Perspectives
June 19-20, 2008
Tsaile, Navajo Nation (AZ)
The 34th Anniversary International Indian Treaty Council Conference
June 19-22, 2008
Chimaltenango, Guatemala

REACH Institute for Building Cultural Competency
June 19-20, 2008
Seattle, WA
Develop and enhances  cultural competency skills by exploring multicultural/global awareness through a combination of hands-on  activities and lectures

Women of Color / Trans Folks of Color Track
June 20 - 22, 2008
Detroit, MI
Institute on Field Linguistics and Language Documentation
June 23-July 3, 2008
University of California, Santa Barbara

2007 National Day of Prayer to Protect Native American Sacred Places
June 21, 2008
Nationwide. Specific locations include:
Alabama: Wetumpka – Hickory Ground Ceremonial Ground
Arizona: San Francisco Peaks
California: Needles –  Sunrise
Colorado: Boulder - Native American Rights Fund
Iowa: McGregor – Effigy Mounds
Kansas: Lawrence - Wakarusa Wetlands,
South Dakota:  Ft. Berthold Reservation & Ihanktonwan
Washington: Snoqualmie Falls
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Capitol

Little Eagle Staff Fund
Native People of the Southwest
June 23 - 27, 2008
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
A summer institute for teachers

Building A Healthy Nation-Strategic Alliance for Health Grant
Deadline: June 24, 2008
Create healthier communities through sustainable community health promotion and chronic disease prevention

Spoken Word & Hip Hop Institute 2008
June 24-27, 2008
University of Minnesota
Little Big Horn Victory Celebration
June 25, 2008
Little Big Horn National Monument, Montana

Sixth Annual H2O [Hip-Hop Odyssey] International Film Festival
June 25 – June 29, 2008
New York City,
This year’s theme “Getting It Straight in 08: Celebrating Our History, Women, and Creative Control!”

New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program
Deadline: June 26, 2008
Alleviates the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of  nursing professionals.
Exploring Multiculturalism in Globalizing Civilizations
June 26-28,2008
St. Johns, New Brunswick
Theme: Exploring Civilizations in the Americas and around the World: Past, Present, and Future.

Neighborhood Excellence Initiative
Deadline: June 27, 2008
Recognizes nurtures, and rewards student leaders and others helping their neighborhoods achieve excellence.

Stewarding Sacred Lands
June 27-29, 2008
Boulder, CO
Contact Ruth Herrera:
College Horizons: A Pre-College Workshop For Native American Students
June 28-July 2 2008
Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin
A  five-day “crash course” in preparing for college.

Blue Water Project Leadership Grants Pool
Deadline: June 30, 2008
Designed to foster a culture of water stewardship in Canada and abroad.

Exhibit of New Paintings by Indigenous Artist/Activist Leonard Peltier
Through June 30, 2008
Trickster Gallery, Schaumburg, IL
Captain Planet Foundation
Deadline: June 30, 2008
Supports hands-on environmental projects for youth in grades K-12.

Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility
Grants that fund micro projects and partnerships to promote the development of indigenous peoples and their unique cultural identity.

Advertise Your Cause Media Challenge
Deadline: June 30, 2008.
Encourages young people ages 5-19 to discover what cause matters most to them and then "Do Something" to propel their cause into the public eye.
Native Energy "Energy in Motion" Photo Competition
Deadline: June 30, 2008
Open to tribally enrolled members of federally recognized tribes who are current students at tribal colleges

\Aid to Artisans: Small Grants Program
Deadline: July 1, 2008
Fosters artistic and cultural traditions, by supporting handcrafts, especially in rural areas and especially for women.

The Michigan Historical Review 2008 Student Essay Prize Contest
Deadline: July 1, 2008
Accepting papers relating to Michigan, Canadian, and Midwestern political, economic, social, and cultural history.
The Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships
Deadline: July 1, 2008
Dedicated to helping Native students pay for a higher education.

 2009-11 Rotary World Peace Fellowships
Deadline: July 1, 20082
Pursue a master's degree in international studies, sustainable development, peace, and conflict resolution

American Indian Summer Academy
July 5 - 12, 2008
University of California, Irvine
One Voice Int'l Conference and Forum for Educators
July 5 through 9, 2008
San Francisco, CA.
Brings educators from all over the world together in a highly interactive, stimulating environment

The Partnerships For Indian Education Conference
July 8-10, 2008
Rapid City, South Dakota
Provides an opportunity for Indian education partners discuss ways to further the academic success of Native American students.

For All My Relations
July 10-12, 2008
Anaheim, California
For Native youth, parents, tribal leaders and officials, and others concerned about the health and welfare of Native families.
Everything You Want to Know About Atlatls
July 12, 2008
  University of Connecticut,

Graduate Horizons Opportunity
July 12-15, 2008
University of Arizona, Tucson
A four-day "crash course" for Native college students, master's students or alumni to help prepare them for graduate school

 Funding for Native  American Artists
July 15, 2008
Supports Native artists residing in New England.
Minority Access Internship Program
Deadline: July 15, 2008
Offers students experience in diversity and scope of career opportunities available in the federal government and other participating entities

FINRA Financial Education Programs
Deadline:July 12, 2008
Funds research and/or educational projects that provide underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for financial success throughout life.

Field Trips to Museums with Major American Indian Collections
July 14, 2008
Tulsa, OK
   Mattel Domestic Grantmaking Program    
Deadline: July 15, 2008
Includes programs that directly and effectively impact children with demonstrated needs.

Displaying and Caring for American Indian Objects
July 15-17, 2008
Tulsa, OK

National Public Radio Internships
Deadline: July 15, 2008
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship
Deadline:  July 15, 2008
Introduces a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations.

Deadline: July 15, 2008
For undergraduate Indian students attending an accredited institution of higher education.

2008 NAPT Program Funding Available
Deadline July 16, 2008
Offering funding for programs intended for national public television broadcast.
Ambassador Team Awards
Deadline: July 18, 2008
Grants to teams of female high school students who inspire girls to get involved in sports and physical activity.

Redbird’s Children of Many Colors Intertribal Powwow
July 18-20, 2008
Moorpark College, Moorpark, California

Taking Action for Animals Conference
July 19-21, 2008
Arlington, VA
Free Indian Country Anti-Meth Training
July 21-22, 2008
Spokane, WA
A collaborative approach to combat meth production, distribution, and use.

Fostering Indigenous Business & Entrepreneurship in the Americas Conference
July 22-25, 2008
Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil

 Reading in a Diverse World
July 28-31, 2008
  San José, Costa Rica
More than 170 information-packed sessions, symposia, workshops, and reports on literacy topics
17th Annual Native Music Festival 2008
July 26, 2008
Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Awaken the Spirit
July 26-27, 2008 Port Hardy, B.C.
August 9-10, 2008 Terrace B.C.
August 13-14, 2008 Kamloops, B.C.
August 16-17, 2008 Kelowna, B.C.
August 20-21, 2008 Chilliwack B.C.
August 23-24, 2008 Marysville, Washington
Community and conference development programs for youth, educators and others.

Inuit Culture Camp
July 30 - August 3, 2008
Near Unalakleet, Alaska
From the Inuit Circumpolar Youth Council Alaska and the Inuit Circumpolar
Native Youth in New Media
Summer, 2008
Planning three summer opportunities for AI students including one for students in grades 10 and 11, student teachers for early childhood, and a job shadowing experience in L.A.
Contact: Graham Hartley: 612-721-6631 x 208 or 612-296-0227

Trennert-Iverson Graduate Student Travel Scholarship.
Deadline: July 31, 2008
October 22-25, 2008
Salt Lake City, Utah

Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce
Deadline: July 31, 2008
For students from underrepresented groups interested in a career in  academic and research libraries
Creative Connections Fund
Deadline: August 1, 2008
Supports creativity and the expan- sion of diverse, relevant cultural offerings in local communities
across California.

Sturgis Bike Rally
August, 2008
South Dakota
Ride to show your support for protecting and preserving Native lands and spiritual places.

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.
Public Welfare Foundation
Deadline: August 1, 2008
The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need.

Digitization Projects From Planning to Implementation
August 11, 2008
Tulsa, OK

Collection, Use, and Care of Photographs
August 12-14, 2008
Tulsa, OK
August 14-16, 2008
Indiana University – Bloomington Indiana

Pro Libris: Books for Underserved Kids
Deadline: August 15, 2008
For rural public libraries that need new, quality, hardcover children's books.

The Global Quilt: Cultural Contexts
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2008
August 2-4, 2009
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Quilts' values in communicating cultures, styles, science, and more.
Peace Village
August 5-8, 2008
The Snohomish, Washington
For K-8 students to learn about diversity, non-violence, and connecting with the land.

August 13 - 15, 2008
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Challenge 20/20 Partnership
Deadline: August 15, 2008
Brings together a U.S. school with one outside the country to come up with a solution to a global problem.

Open Meadows Foundation Grants for Women and Girls
Deadline: August 15, 2008
Supports projects that reflect the diversity of the community served, and projects that promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice.



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