Native Village Opportunities

September 2007 Issue 179



“As we walk along the trail of life we carry a bowl and each experience we have is like a stone we pick up and put into the bowl.  To change all we have to do is turn the bowl upside down and then show our light there.” 
Alex Pua, Hawaiian Elder

Call To those Who Took Part in The Longest Walk in 1978
Please share your photos to inspire those marching in the Longest Walk of 2008
Global Chalk for Peace
September 15-23, 2007
Streets are the media.
Cheyenne River Horse Rescue Program Needs Help
300 mustangs need to find alternative habitats or risk being destroyed
phone: 605-964-6866
Sister Study
Join others in making a difference for future generations of Native women in the fight against breast cancer.

Staples Foundation for Learning Grants
Provides funding to programs that support or provide job skills and/or education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth.

Purdue NAECC Open House
October 6, 2007
Purdue University, Layafette, Indiana
Attend the Grand opening of Purdue's Native American Education and Cultural Center
(765) 494-4539

Understanding and Respecting Cultural Perspectives of Indigenous Peoples and Tribal Communities
September 20, 2007
Louisville, KY
Presented by Loriene Roy, American Library Association president and a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe

1st Annual American Indian  and Alaska Native Education Conference
September 20, - 21, 2007
Albuquerque, NM

Give the Gift of Sight Foundation
September 24-28, 2007
Los Angles, California
Free eye exams and glasses for children ages 4 to 21 - American Indians and non American Indians as well. Partially sponsored by United American Indian Involvement, Inc.
213- 202-3970
Contesting Knowledge: Museums and Indigenous Perspectives AIS Conference
September 24, 2007
Chicago, Ill

Atlatl Day and Knap-In
September 29, 2007
University of Connecticut Connecticut
Experience the power of the ATLATL, an ancient spear-throwing tool that predates the bow and arrow

Community Activist Award
Deadline: September 28, 2007
Dedicated to keeping young people from smoking and to helping all smokers quit.
California Documentary Project
Deadline: October 1, 2007

QuestBridge National College Match
Deadline: September 30, 2007
Helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation's most selective colleges.

My Hometown Helper
Deadline: September 30, 2007
Supports initiatives that help hometowns across America
Lights On After-school Seeks Partners
October, 2007
Support the Lights On After-school nationwide celebration of afterschool programs.

WINS/ FBI Honors Intern program
Deadline: October 1, 2007
Summer 2008

2007 Thanksgiving Revisited
Deadline: October 1, 2007. 
Inviting filmmakers ages 2-25 to create two-minute short films that illustrate
what Thanksgiving means to them.
Publishing Historical Records Grant
Deadline: October 1, 2007
Supports projects promoting the preservation and use of America's documentary heritage .

YouthPower Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2007
Supports service projects from youth, ages 5-18,  in or transitioned from foster care.

Oral History and Performance Conference
Proposal deadline: October 1, 2007
March 14 and 15, 2008
Columbia University, New York City
Welcomes proposals using media, multiple approaches, and theoretical frameworks.
White Earth Adoptee Welcome Home Event
October 5- 7, 2007 
White Earth Ojibwe Reservation, MN
Welcoming home all the children who were adopted to families off the reservation.

Youth Gotta Run, Run, Run, Run, Run
Deadline: October 8, 2007
Supports organizations and programs working to reverse childhood obesity and inactivity.

"Hit the Bricks and Walk to School"
October 3, 2007
Join other children, parents, school officials,  community leaders in walking to school to help fight obesity.
25 Beautiful Girls: Toot Your Own Horn
Deadline: October 1, 2007
For girls, ages 7-12, recognize your beauty and nominate yourself!

October 11, 2007, 8:30
Pechanga Resort &Casino, Temecula, California
Minimal fees and/or free for students and elders.

laura Jane Musser Fund: Intercultural Harmony Program
Deadline: October 10, 2007
Supports projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups and citizens.
October 11-14, 2007
Sonora, Mexico

Veterans Day National Poster and Essay Contests
Deadline: October 12, 2007
For students in grades 1-8.

New England Conference on Multicultural Education
Oct. 11, 2007
Hartford, CT
The Role of Indian Nations in the Development of America
October 13, 2007
Washington, DC

Part of the NMAI's American History and Culture Series

The Volvo for Life Butterfly Awards
Deadline: October 15, 2007
Celebrates youth, ages 16 and under,  who are making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Native Voices Endowment
Deadline: October 15, 2007
Funds to help document and record a Native language for future preservation and education.
The Pathways Within Roads to Reading Initiative
Deadline: October 15, 2007.
Donates books to literacy programs in small and rural low-income communities.

Arctic Energy Summit Technology Conference
October 15-18, 2007
Anchorage, Alaska

Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants
Deadline: October 16, 2007

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant Program
Deadline: October 15, 2007
Supports schools and school parent teacher groups projects that build stronger community spirit

The Pathways Within Roads to Reading Initiative
Deadline: October 15, 2007.
Donates books to literacy programs in small and rural low-income communities.

Native American Political Leadership Program
October 15 , 2007
Washington DC
For Native American college students interested in learning more about political leadership.
The Pathways Within
October 15 and March 15
Donates books to literacy programs in small and rural low-income communities. 

Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants
Deadline: October 16, 2007
Designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities.

Healthy Sprouts Awards  
Deadline: October 15, 2007
Supports school and youth garden programs that teach about nutrition and the issue of hunger in the United States.
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
October 17-21, 2007
Toronto, Canada
Seeking web-based art works by international and Canadian Indigenous new media artists and website designers.

Seeds of Culture
October 20-28, 2007
Oaxaca, Mexico
Explore ancient agricultural traditions, and the culture surrounding seeds and plants.

Empowering our Youth through Education
October 18 -19, 2007
Phoenix Arizona
Sponsored by the Arizona Indian Education Association
National Indian Education Association 38th Annual Convention
October 25-28, 2007   
Honolulu, Hawaii

Law School Admissions Workshops For People of Color
October 20, 2007 - University of San Diego
October 27, 2007 - Hastings College of the Law
November 3, 2007 - King Hall School of Law (UC Davis)

National Conference to Spotlight Native American Archives, Libraries and Museums
October 23-25, 2007
Oklahoma City, OK.
A national conference focusing on tribal archives, libraries, and museums.
The ORIGINS: First Nations World Theatre Reading Series
October 24-26, 2007
New York City, New York

17th Annual Indian Land Consolidation Symposium
October 30 - November 2, 2007 
Green Bay, WI.

Pulling Together Initiative
Deadline: October 26, 2007
Supports organizations interested in managing invasive and noxious plant species through the formation of local Weed Management Area partnerships
CVS Caremark Community Grants 
Deadline: October 31, 2007
Supports children with disabilities and healthcare for the uninsured

National Wildlife Refuge System Preserve America Grant Program
Deadline: November 1, 2007
Helps foster interpretive, education, and visitor initiatives that incorporate history and historic sites into the National Wildlife Refuge System's mission.

2007 Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Summit
November 1-2, 2007
Washington, DC.
Preserve America Grant Program
Deadline: November 1, 2007
Protects historic sites and promotes history and education programs that support refuge programs.

UNA-USA Internships
The United Nations Association of the United States of America Internship Program is open to high school, undergraduate and graduate students who possess a strong interest in international affairs.

VisionMaker Film Festival
November 11-26, 2007
Lincoln, NE
From Native American Public Telecommunications to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
Native Film Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual Conference
Deadline: November 1, 2007
February 13-16, 2008
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Proposals from all disciplines relating to Indigenous film and media are welcome.
or 612-330-1523

Environmental Justice Program
Deadline: November 1, 2007
Supports efforts of communities to determine their own economic, environmental, and social well- being

Youth Garden Grants Program
Deadline: November 1, 2007
For schools and community organizations with child-centered, outdoor garden programs.
Gleitsman Foundation: Invites Nomination for 2008 Citizen Activist Award
Deadline: November 2, 2007
Recognizes the achievement of those who have initiated positive social changes.

Native Film  Conference
Proposal deadline: November 1, 2007
February 13-16, 2008
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Proposals from all disciplines that examine, utilize, promote, or teach Native/Indigenous film and media are welcome.
Contact: M. Elise Marubbio,

Seventh Native American Symposium
November 1-2, 2007
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK
The Longest Walk II Benefit Concert
Longest Walk Benefit Concert
November 3, 2007
San Francisco, CA
The best will be performing!

November 15, 2007
Oahu, Hawaii
Explores the issues arising in an increasingly multiethnic society.

Documentation of Cultural Collisions: Historic Resources for New Learning
November 10, 2007
Washington, DC
Part of the NMAI's American History and Culture Series.
Outta Your Backpack Media Project Workshop!
Flagstaff, AZ
Youth: Join Native media makers to gain skills and produce your own short video, documentary or digital story.

United League of Indigenous Nations Treaty Ratification
November 15, 2007
Denver Colorado

Fund for Wild Nature Grants Program
Deadline: November 2, 2007
Funds for campaigns to save, restore, and defend native species and wild ecosystems and biological diversity.
Veteran Entrepreneurship Support Grant Program
Supports educational projects and organizations that address the entrepreneurial needs of veterans,

Teach & Inspire
Recruits mid-career professionals of color to pursue alternative teacher certification.

Looking for models for the cover of Redskin Magazine,
Seed Grants for Community Message System

Idyllwild Arts Academy Scholarships
Los Angeles
A prestigious art school  and boarding school, has full-ride scholarships for Native youth

The United Nations Association of the USA Internship Program
Open to high school, undergraduate and graduate students who possess a strong interest in international affairs.



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