Native Village Opportunities

July 15, 2006, Issue 169

“Here’s a mission we actually can accomplish.  It’s time for Indian Country to show the rest of the Nation just how proud we are of our culture. " Joe Garcia, NCAI President

July 14-23, 2006
University of Minnesota, MN
"Seek to Know" is a Native American Math and Science summer camp for students in grades 9-12.
Sustainable Nations Development Project
July 29-August 6, 2006
Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, CA
Four Scholarship places are open for students wishing to attend.
Arizona State University (ASU) Advantage
This program takes care of all direct costs such as tuition, fees, room, board, and books for households making less than $18,850.
Joining Voices
July 17-19, 2006
Mystic Lake Casino, MN
Learn about specific prevention programs and strategies that are being implemented with Native American youth audiences.

Vancouver Diversity Festival
July 22-23, 2006
Vancouver, BC

Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication
Session I: July 19-21
Session II: July 24-28
Session III: July 31-August 4
Saturday, July 22
Portland, OR
47 workshops to choose from

Creating Space for Culture and History in Indian Health Care
July 26, 2006
Los Angeles, CA
Features information about  Indian health care programs which successfully teach health care providers about the culture and history of their people.

Institute for Native Leadership in Higher Education Conference
July 23-27, 2006
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
Brings together education professionals from universities, colleges, tribal colleges, and tribal education programs.

Free Summer Lectures
July 26, 2006
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Speaker will be Simon Ortiz, Acoma Pueblo Poet, writer and professor
Caring Across Communities
Proposal deadline: July 28, 2006
Addressing mental health needs of diverse children and youth.

Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards
November 3, 2006
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Artist Submissions Deadline:July 31, 2006

CTCNet Community Technology Conference
July 27-29, 2006
Washington, DC.
Demonstrates the reach, capacity, and impact of Community Technology Centers  across the United States.
Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps
Deadline: August 4, 2006
Hoopa, CA
Brings together Native Americans in 9-month tribal residential program to become active participants and members of  the Hoopa Valley community.
1-866-255-TCCC or email -

American Indian Fellowship In Business Scholarship
Deadline: August 4, 2006
Scholarships to American Indian college or graduate students majoring in business.

August 4, 2006
Scholarships to American Indian college or graduate students majoring in business.
UCLA Summer Intensive Transfer Experience Program
August 6-11, 2006
Location: UCLA, California
UCLA invites Native High School Seniors, graduates, and community college students to learn about college

Re-enactment of Tsimshian move from British Columbia to Alaska
August 7-11
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Gathers together Tsimshian Carvers and Artists  from Alaska, Washington and British Columbia to learn, to carve, and  to revive the art of canoe building.
Contact: Eli Milton at:

Summer Institute in Computer Sciences
August 6th–19th, 2006
University of California, Irvine
Teach high school juniors and seniors about web-design, Native American culture and societies, academic writing, and much more.
Help Increase the Peace Program
August 7 – 11, 2006
Washington, DC
Teaches young people and adults communication skills for conflict resolution

Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards
November 3, 2006
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Online Voting, Round 1:  August 7, - September 7 2006

Bringing the Children Home Caravan
Begins August 8, 2006
Alert Bay -across Canada
Join the elders and residential school survivors in visiting  the sites of former residential schools and help give voice to the spirits of the children who died there.
Development Gateway Award
August 11, 2006
Recognizes outstanding achievement in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve the lives of people in developing countries.

Open Meadows Grants for Project Benefiting Women and Girls
Deadline: August 15, 2006
Funds projects that reflect the diversity of the community served by the project

Nature and Human Symbiosis Project Proposals
Deadline: August 15, 2006
Prizes for projects involving education based upon Nature and Human Symbiosis and  projects involving subjects such as regional culture, cultural activities, cooperation between universities and society, science, and technology.
ICT for the Empowerment of Youth  Award
Recognizes outstanding achievement in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve the lives of people in developing countries.

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Research Symposium
Deadline: August 18, 2006
October 19-20, 2006
Anchorage, Alaska
Accepting  proposals on issues related to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian education.
Contact: Tim Begaye, Arizona State University/College of Education, Tempe, AZ 85287-2411

Santa Fe Indian Market
August 19-20, 2006
Santa FE, NM
A premiere art exhibit from more than 1,200 artists from a sharing their artistic gifts.

Animal Planet Hero of the Year
Deadline: August 27, 2006
Recognizes and celebrates animal lovers across the United States who "invest their
time, talent, and spirit" to help animals in their community.

 Pomo Language Preservation & Education
August 19, 2006     
Part of the Tillie Hardwick Series
California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, Santa Rosa, CA

Reducing Health Disparities in American Indian and Alaska Natives by Preventing Diabetes Throughout the Life Cycle
August 21- 24, 2006
Oklahoma City, OK
Provides a forum for sharing and exchanging information about ongoing pre-diabetes and diabetes prevention efforts.
Indigenous Food Security Conference
August 28-31, 2006
Penticton, B.C.
Brings together native participants to work ensuring the long term sustainability of Indigenous food systems

SAIGE Native Youth Track: One People, A Diversity
of Culture
 August 28-31, 2006
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Provides Native students an opportunity to learn about careers, participate in development opportunities, and network with professionals within the federal government.

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Deadline: August 28, 2006
Supports national or international nonprofit organizations whose programs help improve the health and well-being of children

Deadline: August 31, 2006
Awards grants to K-12 schools across the country.

Community-Based Job Training Grants
Deadline: August 29, 2006
Funds to support workforce training for high-growth/high- demand industries through the national system of community and technical colleges.

Patagonia Environmental Grant Program
Deadline: August 31, 2006
Funds multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment.
Canadian Journal of History Graduate Essay Prize
August 31, 2006
Award for best article submitted by a Canadian student based on original research.

NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program
Deadline: August 31, 2006
Provides financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields.

Journal of the Humanities
Fall, 2006
Submissions accepted (articles, syllabi, short fiction, poetry, film reviews, etc.) about American Indian studies.
Acres for America
Deadline: September 1, 2006
Funds projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property.

Two Feathers Endowment Grants Program
Deadline: September 1, 2006
Supports artistic, educational, social, and cultural development activities.

Nomination of the Navajo Innovation Award and the Navajo
“Making a Difference”
Deadline: September 1, 2006
Awarded to someone of "making a difference" in any area that is improving lives, conditions and environment for the Navajo people, youth to elderly.
NWF Tribal Lands Conservation Program Intern
Boulder, CO
An 11-month, full-time paid internship in NWF’s Rocky Mountain Natural Resource Center.

Red, White & Green Climate Change Grants
Deadline: September 1, 2006
October-November 2006
Young people between the ages of 15-25 and to  will develop and implement a service-learning project about climate change that engages their community AND candidates
running for election in November 2006.

Seed Grants for National Wildlife Refuge Organizations
Deadline: September 1, 2006
provides seed grants to increase the number and effectiveness of organizations interested in assisting the Refuge System nationwide.
Diversity and Aging in the 21st Century Conference
September 6-8, 2006
Los Angeles, CA
Addresses the challenges facing diverse populations as they age, and helps to build personal and programmatic cultural competence.

Celebrating Communities of Color Grants Program
DEADLINE: September 1, 2006
MN area

Family Literacy National Grant Competition
Deadline: September 8, 2006
Grants for a wide array of initiatives designed to improve family literacy through innovative means.
One Day's Pay
September 11, 2006
Join others in performing good deeds in observance of September 11, 2001

Youth, Media and Culture in the Asia Pacific
September 9, 2006
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Exploring the practices and expanding field of research around youth and the media.

September 13-16, 2006
Nairobi, Kenya
National Endowment for the Arts Grants
Encourages artistic creativity, preserves diverse cultural heritage, and makes the arts more widely available in communities throughout the country.

Historic Preservation Research Grant Program
Deadline: September 15, 2006
The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
Supports innovative original research projects or creative design that advances the practice of historic preservation in the United States.

Grants to Help Overcoming Difficulties of Switching Schools
Deadline: September 15, 2006
Offers an award for students ages 9-18 who have demonstrated success in overcoming the difficulties during their family's relocation.
Diversity Career Fair Calendar Listings
From the Multicultural Advantage website.
First Nations Grantmaking
Provides financial and technical resources to tribes and Native non-profit organizations to support sustainable development efforts that fit within the culture.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Women's Internship
Provides women of color and opportunity to gain experience in a sports-related career.
Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program
Designed to improve science and engineering education at predominantly minority institutions and to increase underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly minority women, into scientific and technological careers.
First Nations Composer Initiative
Building a foundation to assist Native individuals and  communities who are creating  music projects which reflect their unique tribal and/or Urban Indian community.


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