October 15, 2009 Issue 202

Helen Hardin
Santa Clara Pueblo

"We all form self-images and much of our behavior is pretty well determined by how we feel about ourselves."
-Eunice Baumann-Nelson, Ph.D. PENOBSCOT

Join the Caravan to Support Big Mountain Resistance
Nov 21-28, 2009
Support those who continue the fight to protect their sacred ancestral lands from being devastated by the U.S. government and Peabody Coal.
Black Mesa, Arizona

International Day of Climate Action
October 24, 2009
Join others across the world in the fight to save our planet.

National Museum of the American Indian
NY and Washington, D.C.
Check out the latest events
American Indian Chamber of Commerce Education Fund Scholarship.
Deadline: October 15, 2009

NMAI Seeks Submissions of Films on Native American Veterans
Deadline: October 18, 2009

Deadline: October 19, 2009
November 17-19, 2009
El Cajon, California
Financial education training and technical assistance program for Native communities
American Indian Resource Fair
October 21, 2009
Indianapolis, IN
Resources for the AI community including demonstrations, displays and informational materials.
Contact: Linda Madagame (317) 917-8000, or


KaBOOM! Play Day Grants for Playground Projects
Deadline: October 23
Grants  to improve their local parks and play spaces with clean-ups, enhancement and construction projects.

From Gold to Gardens: Indigenous Contributions to the World
Submission Deadline: October 23, 2009
November 12, 2009
Indianapolis, IN
Provides college students an opportunity to present a project to an audience.
Contact Dr. Johnny P. Flynn at
Great Lakes Fur Trade Class for Children
October 24 - 25, 2009
Portland, Indiana
Native teachings, keeping the fire, and children's events by the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture
  Contact Kay Neumayr at 765-426-3022
Make A Difference Day
October 24, 2009
A national day of helping others
Tradition is My Life, Education is My Future
Ends October 25, 2009
Pattee Library
Artwork from American Indian students in kindergarten through 12th grade
Penn State University, University Park, PA
American Indian College Fund Anniversary Gala Celebration
October 28, 2009
Denver, CO

Youth Leaders for Literacy
Deadline: October 30, 2009
For youth, ages 5 through 25, who offer innovative ways to increase literacy skills and appreciation for reading among their peers.

Sabina Fund Grants
Deadline: October 31
Grants to grassroots groups  to promote a plant-based diet and respect for animals.
2010 PPIA Junior Summer Institute
Deadline: November 1, 2009
University of California, Berkeley
For college juniors from diverse backgrounds for graduate studies and law school.

Crisis and Hope Photo Contest
Deadline: November 1, 2009
Share photos about what is challenging and gives hope in our world today.

Target Field Trip Grants
Deadline: November 3
Provides funds for K-12 field trips  to explore more of the world outside the classroom.
3rd Native Spirit Festival
October 30 - November 7, 2009
London, England
Films, talks and performances promoting the Cultures of Indigenous people.

Seeking Nominations for 2009 Indian Elder Honors
Deadline: Oct 31, 2009
Recognizing 50 American Indians over age  50 for their positive contributions to their tribes and states.

Native Youth Film Festival
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, NY
10:30 - 11:30 through November 1
New York City
Video festival specially for kids
Youth Garden Grants
Deadline: Nov. 2, 2009
For schools or youth organizations serving kids ages 3-18.

7th Annual American Indian Film Festival
November 5-7, 2009
Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA

Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel Conference
November 8 - 11, 2009           
Pheasant Run, St. Charles, IL
Leveling the playing field of educational opportunity for first generation, low income, and disabled students
Beyond Conquest: Indigenous Thinking on Sustainability
November 11, 2009
St. Paul, MN
William Mitchell College of Law,
Speaking is Winona LaDuke.

Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program
Deadline: November 19, 2009

Inaugural Talking Circle: The Big Island Indigenous Film Festival
November 20-22, 2009
Launched in Hilo Hawai’i
2009 Water, Innovation, Technology & Sustainability (WITS) Conference
November 23-24, 2009
Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil

NMAI National Pot Luck
November 28, 2009

Pow Wow Idol
Audition application deadline: November 30, 2009
An online contest seeking the best unsigned Pow Wow drum group in Indian Country!
2010 State Farm Service-Learning Champion Award
Deadline: December 1
Recognizes a business leader, community member or public official with a passion for engaging youth in service-learning.

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2009
Supports wildlife conservation, research, and education in the U.S. and around the world.

2009 Kaleidoscope Leadership Institute for women-of-color
December 2-6, 2009,
Coastline Community College, Costa Mesa, California.
Gives women of color an opportunity to examine themselves and discover their wondrous reflections
National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference
December 3-5, 2009 
Denver CO
Theme: Moving Mountains: Mining Within

Hearing Each Other, Healing the Earth
Dec. 3 – 9, 2009 
Melbourne, Australia
The world’s largest inter-faith gathering, offering the global religious and spiritual communities

EPA  Scholarships and Careers
Enhance and support quality environmental education.
Ishi:  Imagery and Impact on California History  
Storytelling:  A Vehicle of Culture and Community
December 12, 2009   
Santa Rosa, CA

National Geographic Society: Genographic Legacy Fund
Deadline: December 15, 2009
Supports community-driven projects directly preserving or revitalizing indigenous or traditional culture.

Cultural Heritage Online Conference:
December 15-16, 2009
Florence, Italy
multicultural Scholarships and fellowships
From Multicultural Advantage

All Roads Seed Grant Program
Deadline: December 15, 2009
Funds film projects by and about indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers from all reaches of the globe.

Catching the Dream
(Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund)
 List of Tribal Colleges How to Spot a Scholarship Scam

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