Native Village Opportunities

"Traditions are not laws. They're just agreements that people agree to do certain things at certain times with each other to keep order, harmony  ... Traditions have to bend and flex, and they have to meet the needs of the people in the current times."  Howard Bad Hand, Sicangu Lakota

August15, 2006 Issue 170

National SMART Grants
Students who complete rigorous coursework in high school or who are pursuing degrees in math, science and critical foreign languages are eligible for funding.

The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Internship Database
Paid environmental internships that provide  professional, on the-job learning experiences for bachelors, masters, and doctoral students and recent graduates.

Google In-Kind Advertising Grants
Deadline: Open
Supports organizations that share community service  in areas such, education, , the environment, youth advocacy, and much more.

Pipeline Project
Matches Native American economics Ph.D students with mentors and facilitates networking between minority economics leaders and students.

Call for Musicians
Concert Date: April, 2007
Cleveland, Ohio
Gives Native musicians a chance to get some recognition for their hard work as a musical genius.

Multicultural Advantage Internship Opportunity Center
Updated listing of current internships for undergraduates, graduate students and professional students seeking to advance their career opportunities.
Call for Contributors to "Voices of Justice"
Deadline: Rolling basis
Seeking submissions of creative writing on topics including diversity, multiculturalism, equity, education and more.
Contact: write "ME Submission"on subject line.

Let's say Thanks
Send a free card to a soldier serving in Iraq.

60th Anniversary Navajo Nation Fair
Deadline: August 17, 2006
September 7 - 9, 2006
Window Rock, AZ
Searching for young Navajo entertainers up to 25 years of age to perform.
Wilburforce Foundation Grants
Deadlines: August 18 and December 15
Funds projects and programs that will strengthen work to permanently protect critical wildlife habitat and defend wildlife and wildlands from immediate threats. 

Native American Language Teacher Training
August 24-25, 2006
Bend, OR

Honor Your Spirit, Protect The Children
Donate badly needed school supplies for children on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.
Protest and Rally Demanding Climate Justice and Truth Telling
August 26, 2006
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Join the campaign to expose NOAA leadership and remember Katrina victims and call for justice for Katrina survivors.

Bay Watershed Education and Training Hawaii Program
Deadline: August 30, 2006
supports existing environmental programs, fosters the growth of new programs, and encourages the development of partnerships among environmental education programs throughout Hawaii.

SAIGE Native Youth Track: One People, A Diversity of
August 28-31, 2006
Anchorage, AK
The Ittleson Foundation
Deadline: September 1, 2006
Provides funding for innovative projects in the areas of AIDS, Mental Health, and the Environment.

Network of Indian Professionals 2006 Annual Convention.
September 1 - 3, 2006
Chicago, IL

NM Women’s Cottage Industries Grants
deadline: September 1, 2006
New Mexico
Supports and nurtures the financial and creative well-being of the state’s underserved women and girls.
Deadline: September 1, 2006

8th National Conference on Fatherhood and Families
Abstract Deadline: August 30, 2006
February 28-March 2, 2007
Phoenix, Arizona 
This year's theme is: Building Community Bridges to Empower Fathers and Families.

December 8-10, 2006
Application Deadline: September 1, 2006
Washington D.C. and New York City
Offers a diverse selection of Native art from the U.S., Canada, Central, and South American artisans. Sponsored by the Smithsonian.
8th Annual Native American Lifesavers Conference
September 6 - 7, 2006
Bismarck, ND

Cherokee Holiday Volleyball Tournament
September 2, 2006
Deadline: August 30, 2006
Tahlequah, OK
Limited to the first 16 teams applying for the tournament.

8th Annual American Indian Elder Conference
September 6-8, 2006
Oklahoma City, OK
Tribal Indoor Radon Project Grant: 2006
Deadline: September 6, 2006
Projects must demonstrate how projects would reduce the health risks of radon.

Billy Mills Speaking
September 7, 2006
Oklahoma A&M College and downtown Miami, OK

Indian Child Welfare Training Institutes.
Sep 6-8 Portland, OR
Designed specifically for Indian child welfare workers in reservation, urban, and rural settings.
McGruder Diversity Leadership Awards
Deadline: September 8, 2006
Looking for nominees who make significant contributions toward furthering diversity in newspaper content and in recruiting, developing, and retaining journalists of color.

Innovations in American Government Awards Program
Deadline: September 12, 2006
Given annually to programs that serve as examples of creative and effective government at its best. All units of government--federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial -- are included.

Museums, Libraries, or Special Projects Planning Grants
Deadline: September 12, 2006
Plan public humanities programs that promote lifelong learning in history, literature, comparative religion, philosophy, and other fields of the humanities for broad public audiences.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Music Fund Grants    
Deadline: September 12, 2006
New York
Makes contemporary music of all genres more available and accessible to diverse audiences and communities within New York State.

Race and Pedagogy National Conference
September 14–16, 2006
University of Puget Sound,Tacoma, Washington
Explores solutions for communities so all young people receive the quality education they deserve. 

Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards
November 3, 2006
Final Voting: September 13 - October 13, 2006
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Regional Forums for the America's Promise
September 14-15, 2006, Charlotte, North Carolina
September 28-29, 2006,
Indianapolis, Indiana
October 12-13, 2006,
Denver, Colorado
Learn how to support youth in their educational, leadership, and business success.

Asian &Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
September 14, 2006
New York, NY
A Gala entitled:  Celebrating Today's Minds, Tomorrow's Future.

Home Depot Foundation
Deadline: September 15, 2006
Funding to help create healthy, livable communities through affordable housing built responsibly, and the preservation and restoration of community trees.
CIC American Indian Studies Consortium National
September 15 - 16, 2006
Chicago, IL

The Journal of Indigenous Nations Studies
Submission Deadline: September 18, 2006
Welcomes manuscripts that engage the empire’s distinctive assaults on Indigenous peoples.

Graffiti Hurts National Award Program
Deadline: September 15, 2006
Helps community leaders educate youth and adults about the impact of graffiti vandalism on neighborhoods.

CFED 2006 Assets Learning Conference
September 19-21, 2006
Phoenix, AZ.
Focus on building assets in low-income communities and addresses specific populations such as indigenous communities and children.

September 21 - 22, 2006
Enoch Cree Nation, Alberta, Canada

Student Peace Prize
Deadline: September 20, 2006
The world's only peace prize to and from students highlights the important role of
students in the struggle for peace, democracy and human rights.
The Native Voices Past and Present Project
Deadline: September 20, 2006
A paid semester of study and research at the University of Pennsylvania for Native American,  Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan students from any university or college across the United States.

Philadelphia Cultural Leadership Program Grants
Deadline: September 22, 2006
Philadelphia, PA
Seeks to stimulate leadership and best practices within the cultural community

American Masterpieces: Visual Arts Touring
Deadline: September 21, 2006
A major initiative to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy.
AmeriCorps Vista job opening with SW Youth Services
Deadline: September 22, 2006
A one-year AmeriCorps VISTA position working to develop the New Mexico Native American Soccer Project.

Nomination Deadline: September 22, 2006
Recognizes graduate students who are committed to developing academic and civic responsibility  and  show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education.

2006 AIGC Annual Conference“Walking in two Worlds” 
Dates: September 22-23, 2006
Albuquerque, NM
Learn more about rofessional development track, traditional and Native issues track, education graduate track, student services/scholarship undergraduate/ high school track, and graduate student presentations.
California Indian Music &Dance
September 23, 2006  
Part of the Tillie Hardwick Series
California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, Santa Rosa, CA

National Science Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Grant
Deadline: September 27, 2006
Supports science education among women, minorities, or those with disabilities.

Preserving Aboriginal Heritage: Technical and Traditional Approaches
Dates of Symposium: September 24-28, 2007
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
An opportunity for Aboriginal  people (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) and conservation specialists to share knowledge about the conservation of Aboriginal material culture
Women's Leadership Institute Celebration
September 28, 2006
Chattanooga, TN
Speakers include Wilma Mankiller, former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

National Forum on Tribal Environmental Science
September 24-28, 2006
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Provides a forum for training, discussing and addressing selected issues on science topics to include traditional knowledge of importance in Indian country.

Federal Indian Policy and American Indian History
September 28-30, 2006
Chicago, IL
Where Have We Come from and Where Are We Headed?
September 28-30, 2006
Calgary, Alberta
Conference of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean

AISES 28th Annual National Conference
Graduate Student Paper and Poster Presentations at the 2006 AISES National Conference
November 2-4, 2006
Deadline for Graduate Student Paper &Poster Presentations : September 29, 2006
Deadline for Call for Proposals: September 30, 2006
Detroit, Michigan
The 2006 National Conference theme: Generations of Innovation.  Showcases students and their work for other AISES conference participants

The Ocean Fund
Deadline: September 30, 2006
Supports nonprofit marine conservation organizations in their efforts to preserve the ecosystems of the world's oceans.
Indigenous Identity in Demographical Sources
September 29-30, 2006.
Ume University, Ume, Sweden,

SCA Photo Contest
June 1 - Sept 30, 2006
Enter your images in four different photo categories including a long-requested archival division.

National Public Lands Day
September 30, 2006

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2006
Limina is an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and cultural studies.

Youth with Disabilities Roundtable, The National Indian Health Board
September 30 - October 1, 2006
Sacramento, CA
Brings together four important groups: the youth, the Tribal governments, the State governments, and the Federal government.

Studies in the Humanities
Deadline: September 30, 2006
Authors and readers needed for this issue related to American  Indian studies (articles, interesting syllabi with explanatory memos,  short fiction,  poetry, book/film  reviews, etc.
Email: Judith Villa at:  jvilla@IUP.EDU

NCAI Youth Commission, Ambassador Leadership Program
Deadline: September 30, 2006
A scholarship program for young adults, ages 17-25, to  lead the NCAI Youth Commission  and  represent the NCAI youth when their presence is requested.

Angel Soft Angels in Action Awards Program
Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2006
Recognizes children ages 8 to 18 who have executed exemplary acts of service to benefit their community, a charity, or cause

The Institute of Museum and Library Services Support Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2006
Helps museums identify conservation needs and priorities and perform activities to ensure the safe- keeping of their collections.
The QuestBridgeCollege Match
Deadline: October 1st, 2006.
Offers opportunities for outstanding low-income students to gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation's top-ranked colleges.

“Honoring Spiderwoman Theater / Celebrating Native American Theater”
February 19-21, 2007
Proposal Deadline: October 1, 2006
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
A diversity of presentations that explore the nature, the audiences, and the uses of Native American/Indigenous/First Nation theater and performance.

National Congress of American Indians Youth Commission Ambassador Leadership Program
October 1-6, 2006
Deadline: September 30, 2006
San Francisco, CA
A scholarship program open to males and females aged 17-25.
UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations
Deadline: October 1, 2006
Application forms available for travel funds to this event.

Deadline: October 1, 2006
A contest for radio features and public service announcements to raise HIV/AIDS
awareness and highlight young people's participation in the media.

Angels in Action Awards Program
Deadline: October 1, 2006
Angel Soft recognize children and youth ages 6-18 who are performing exemplary acts of community service.
Native American Political Leadership Program
Summer 2007
Deadline: Oct 1, 2006
George Washington University, Washington DC
Spend a semester in the nation's capital while taking classes at GW and participating in hands-on political internships

Navajo Nation Presidential Debate
October 4, 2006
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Candidates will address the community and present their ideas and initiatives prior to the
Nation's General Election on November 7, 2006.

Native Women in Agriculture - 2006 Native Youth Writing Competition
Deadline: October 1, 2006
Subject:  "My Family's Land in Agriculture
For Native youth in grades 9-12.
Contact Vicky at:
International Conference on Music Education, Equity, and Social Justice
October 6-8, 2006
New York, NY, USA
Shares research in music education that investigates issues of educational equity and social justice.

The Montana American Indian Women’s Health Conference
October 6, 2006
Billings, Montana
This year's theme: Capturing the Vision of Wellness

MN-NAME Multicultural education conference
October 7, 2006
Roseville Area High School
A Multicultural Education Conference for Educators, Students, and Activists from the Minnesota Chapter of NAME (National Association for Multicultural Education.)
Deadline: October 12, 2006
Offering grants for organizations to engage high-risk and/or gang-involved youth (ages 12-25) in volunteer service to their communities.

College Fair for American Indian Students
October 14, 2006
Tulsa, OK

Grants to Engage Troubled Youth in Volunteer Service
Deadline: October 12, 2006
Awards grants for organizations to engage high risk and/ or gang-involved youth in volunteer service.

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