Native Village Opportunities

"With the arrival of the conquistadors began the extermination of 90 million natives of South America and destruction of all cultures on this side of the Atlantic. There is nothing to celebrate on [Columbus Day], unless you want to celebrate the death and cultural destruction of the conquest.” Marta Gordillo, Argentine

September 15, 2006 Issue 171

Buffalo Field Campaign Roadshow's Remaining stops
Learn more about America's last remaining herd of wild buffalo and how to protect them fro slaughter by government officials:

West Campaign:
September 15, Friday
San Luis Obispo, CA
Contact: Miranda (805) 781-1793
September 19, Tuesday
Brentwood, CA
September, 20 Wednesday
Malibu, CA


Southwest Campaign
September 19, 2006
Gunnison, CO
September 19, 2006
Crested Butte, CO

September 20, Carbondale, CO
Contact: Dee (970) 963-9865
October 4th, 2006
Boulder, CO
Contact: Niki

First week in October
Nederland, CO
Details to be Announced

City of Hope Donations
Nestlé® Ice Cream will donate 25 cents for pediatric cancer research and treatment every time you send a message of hope on a virtual frozen pop stick.

NSB Team
A competitive program dedicated to providing native female players in grades 7-12  an opportunity to play basketball against other native teams in Arizona.

Petition on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Sign the GLOBAL PETITION for countries, states, and others  to establish minimum international standards that respect and uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples without discrimination.
Moloka`i Environmental Protection Fund of Tides Foundation
Funds organizations that protect Moloka`i's environment -- particularly its ocean, land,and water resources.

The 1772 Foundation Funding
Provides support for restoration projects throughout the U.S. in order to preserve our country’s architectural and cultural history for future generations.

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
January 2008 - December 2010.
Calling for the nominations of indigenous candidates for the upcoming term from indigenous peoples' organisations

Student Peace Prize
Deadline: September 20, 2006.
The only peace prize in the world to and from students, the Student Peace Prize highlights the important role of students in the struggle for peace, democracy and human rights.

Native Youth - Megan Clarkson
Megan Clarkson is among 50 young Canadians recognized for their accomplishments by the store, Bootlegger.  Visit Megan at the Bootleggerwebsite, compare her accomplishments to others, then vote for your choice.

Quality of Life through Roots of Strength
September 21-24, 2006
Denver, Colorado
Conference and training programs for Native cancer survivors, family members, caregivers and medical providers.
Cal State San Marcos California Indian Day
September 22, 2006
Cal State San Marcos, CA.
A collaboration among the Rincon Indian Education Center, the Pauma School, Center ARTES and the American Indian Student Alliance at Cal State San Marcos.

McGill University Symposium on Indigenous Culture
September 21-22, 2006
Montreal, Quebec
Phone: 514-398-3217
An opportunity to highlight some of the most current research by Indigenous scholars in the areas of multi-literacies,  governance, youth and social work.

National Forum on Tribal Environmental Science
September 24-28, 2006
Ocean Shores, WA
October 5-7, 2006
Washington, DC
Empowers students to recycle food from their cafeterias, turn these donations into nourishing meals that will be delivered to the needy in communities across the country.

Raise Petroglyph Awareness
The  SAGE Council wants video, photos, art, news clippings, literature and other materials to help us document the Petroglyph struggle and SAGE Council's history.
Contact Sonny Weahkee at

QuestBridge College Match
Deadline: October 1, 2006
Offers an opportunity for outstanding low-income students to gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation's top-ranked colleges.
Tourism Cares Offers Worldwide Grant Program
Deadline: November 1, 2006
Fund projects that protect, restore, or conserve sites of exceptional cultural,
historic, or natural significance; the education about conservation and preservation of sites of exceptional cultural, historical,

  Embassy of Tribal Nations Golf Tournament
October 1, 2006

October 6, 2006
Rapid, City, SD
The First Pacific Northwest Community Psychology Conference
October 13, 2006
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Brings together and facilitates the work of scholars, teachers, students, and practitioners engaged in community research and action.

Arizona Indian Education Association's First Annual Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction!
October 7, 2006
Phoenix, AZ 
Entertainment, dining, and celebrating Arizona's Native  American youth.

11th Annual Trail of Tears Association Conference & Symposium
October 9 - 12, 2006,
Springfield, Missouri
Learn about new discoveries and current research along the Trail, as well as experience cultural activities, through lectures and tours.


October  14, 2006
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Moving Walls 13 Documentary Photography Exhibition
Deadline: October 13, 2006
Seeks artistic submissions that breaks down the barriers of  political oppression, economic instability, and racism and more.

Border Social Forum
October 13-15, 2006
Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico
Creates an open space to provide for the organic integration of the social movements across intersecting lines and  boundaries.

Student Achievement Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2006
Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success are particularly encouraged.

October 14, 2006
A coordinated series of public educational events celebrating the importance of herbs and herbalism.

Casting Call for Native Voices at the Autry
October 14, 2006
Los Angeles, CA
Casting Now for 2006/2007 Season of Native Voices at the Autry.
Healthy Sprouts Awards
Deadline: October 15, 2006.
Invites applications from schools or organizations who plan to garden in 2007.

Virtual Poetry Slam Contest
Deadline: October 15, 2006
For poets, artists and activists of all ages and backgrounds that have something to say about the environment and social justice

Parent Involvement Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2006
Funds school improvement projects initiated by parents in recognition of the importance of parent involvement in education.

State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grant
Deadline: October 16, 2006
Supports youth ages 5-25, teachers, or school-based service-learning coordinators in implementing service-learning projects for National and Global Youth Service Day.

Asia Pacific Indigenous Youth Conference
October 15-24, 2006
Baguil City, Philippines

"Pay It Forward Mini-Grants"
Deadline: October 15, 2006
Grants for service-oriented projects identified by youth as activities they would like to perform to benefit their school, neighborhood, or greater community.

A Global Response for Homeless Children
October 18-21, 2006 
Eugene, Oregon
A conference for international leaders working on behalf of orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children around the world.

Worldwide Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program
Deadline: October 16, 2006
Visiting Scholars from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities, especially small liberal arts colleges, minority serving  institutions and community colleges.

Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program
Deadline: October 18, 2006
Funds to develop new and innovative health care delivery systems in rural communities that lack essential health care services.
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
Deadline: October 18, 2006
Funds to enhance the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics instructional and outreach programs at Tribal Colleges and Universities.
Phone Lura Chase, 703-292-8682

2006 National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Research Symposium
Dates of Conference: October 18-22, 2006
Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Diversity and Learning: A Defining Moment
October 19-21, 2006
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Multicultural Educators to South Africa 2006
October 23 - November 1, 2006
Join the delegation of educators  traveling to South Africa under the auspices of People to People Ambassador Programs.

Wellness & Spirituality XIV Conference
October 23-26, 2006
Tucson, Arizona
Brings together Native men and women from the Four Directions to share a collective wisdom on issues of Native spirituality and its importance to the pursuit of overall wellness.

Indian Child Welfare Training Institutes
Oct 23-25 Portland, Oregon
Designed specifically for Indian child welfare workers in reservation, urban, and rural settings,
October 25-27, 2006
New York, NY
Helps provide thousands of teens with the skills and support necessary to execute meaningful conservation-based service-learning projects in their communities.

NIH Conference on Health Disparities
October 23-24, 2006
Bethesda, Maryland
Focuses on three broad areas of action influencing health disparities: policy, prevention, and healthcare.

2006 AFN/First Alaskans Elders &Youth Conference
October 23-24, 2006
Anchorage, AK
Native Stars Basketball
Post an upcoming Native American basketball tournament to this website.

April 5-7, 2007
Call for Proposals DEADLINE: October 25, 2006
Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Do Something
Deadline: October 25, 2006
Honors outstanding leaders under age 25 who use their talents to take action  to strengthen their communities, health, or the environment.
Thanksgiving: Historical Myths & Half Truths
October 28, 2006
Part of the Tillie Hardwick Series
California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, Santa Rosa, CA

Vital Voices: Endangered Languages &Multilingualism
October 25-27  2006
Mysore, India
This year's conference concerns the effects of multilingualism on smaller languages.

10th Annual Conference Healthy Communities Healthy Youth
October 26-28, 2006
Minneapolis, MN
Science Revolution in Minority Communities: What Progress Have We Made?
October 26 - October 29, 2006
Tampa, Florida
SACNAS continues its tradition of working to increase Native American and Chicano/Latino presence in the scientific community.

National Youth Art Competition
Deadline:  October 28, 2006
Promotes art as an effective method for youth to express their dreams and ideas for  a better community and successful life.

Make A Difference Day
October 28, 2006
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Deadline: October 31, 2006
Honors young people in grades 5 through 12 who have demonstrated exemplary voluntary service to their communities.

Organic School Garden Awards
Deadline: October 31, 2006
School gardens that use organic methods are eligible to enter.

Women of  the Earth Awards
Deadline: October 31, 2006
Designed to honor women who make the world a greener place through their actions and programs.
NCCREST Art Contest
Deadline: October 31, 2006.
A national art contest for grades K-12 and adults that captures the vision of schools which  value and include the background, experiences, and heritage of all students.

International Gates Award for Global Health
Deadline: October 31, 2006
Recognizes an organization that has made a major and lasting contribution to the field of global health.

Transforming Education Art Contest
February 7-9, 2007
Deadline: October 31, 2006
Washington, DC.
Seeks to capture the vision of artists from all ages about what schools  look like when they value and include the backgrounds, experiences, and heritage of ALL students.
2007 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
February 14-17, 2007
Deadline: November 1, 2006

Albuquerque, NM

Proposals for both Panels and Individual Papers are being requested for the  Native/Indigenous Studies Area.

Lacapa Spirit Prize
Nomination Deadline: October 31, 2006
Dedicated to Michael Lacapa, this award is given to the best illustrated children's book about the  peoples, culture and natural landscape of the Southwest.

Deadline: Oct 31, 2006
For schools and community organizations with child-centered, outdoor garden programs.
Target Field Trip Grants Program
Deadline: November 1, 2006
Awards grants to fund a field trip ranging from visits to art museums and environmental projects to cultural events and civic experiences.

Funds to Support Learning and Working in Outdoor Gardens
Deadline: November 1, 2006
Awards funds for child-centered plans that emphasize youth learning and working in an outdoor garden.

16th Navajo Studies Conference
November 1-4, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico,
International Media Radio Kidocracy Konference 2006
December 6-10, 2006
Deadline: November 3, 2006
Robben Island in Cape Town, South Africa.
CREW (Children's Radio Education Workshop) aims to give international youth delegates (aged 12-18) an opportunity to critically examine the media landscape as it pertains to young people.

November 2-4, 2006
Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Focuses on relationships when people come together in alliances and coalitions.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Conference
November 2-4, 2006
Detroit, Michigan
National Digital Newspaper Program
Deadline: November 1, 2006
Funds to create a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers from all the states and U.S. territories published between 1836 and 1922.
Contact: 202-606-8570

Changing Faces of America’s Children - Young Scholars Programs
Deadline: November 1, 2006
Supports basic and policy-relevant research about the early education, health and well-being of immigrant children from birth to age 10, particularly those who are living in low-income families.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Conference
November 2-4, 2006
Detroit, Michigan
Tint Magazine Internship
November 5, 2006
A web-based internship program for multicultural women in college suited to each individual student’s needs and requirements.

Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards
November 3, 2006
Winnipeg, Manitoba

First Annual Northwest Indian Storytelling Festival
November 3-5,  2006
Portland, OR
Presents the region's finest storytellers to the public.
Seeds for Education
Deadline: November 15, 200
Provides support to schools, nature centers, and other nonprofit educational organizations to establish outdoor learning centers.

Latin American film and HIstory
November 8, 2006
Dallas, TX
This year’s conference theme is “The Documentary Tradition.”

World Kindness Week
November 13-19, 2006

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