15, 2009 Issue 203

Symphony of Butterflies
Susan Point, Coast Salish

"To heal will require real effort, and a change of heart, from all of us. To heal means that we will begin to look upon one another with respect and tolerance instead of prejudice, distrust and hatred. We will have to teach our children-as well as ourselves-to love the diversity of humanity....We can do it. Yes, you and I and all of us together. Now is the time. Now is the only possible time. Let the Great Healing begin."  
                                                                                            Leonard Peltier

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Deadline: Varies upon your location. Check website.
Students in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in 30 categories.

Indigenous Peoples Annual Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering
November 26, 2009
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, Ca
Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz and Giving
Morning Star Gali,
(415) 641-4482

Native Students and Common Core Standards Webinar and Conference Call
November 17, 2009 3:00 PM Eastern Time
From the NIEA  and NCAI
November 16, 2009
Albuquerque, NM 
November 17, 2009
Farmington NM
November 18, 2009
Window Rock, NM
November 19, 2009
Phoenix, AZ
November 20, 2009
Tucson, AZ
For interested Native American students, educators, tribal members & families to discuss opportunities, admissions & financial aid.
617/495-9918 or e-mail

Understanding the Words of War
An online survey for Native American veterans and active personnel who served in the Armed Forces from the 1960s - today

American Indian Resource Fair
November 18, 2009
Peru, IN

CSIS Global Health Essay Contest
Deadline: November 20, 2009
Submit an essay: What is the most important thing the US can do to improve global health over the next 15 years?

Native American Beadwork
November 19, 2009
West Lafayette, IN

Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping workshops
November 17th, 2009
Albany, NY
November 20th, 2009
New York City, NY
December 3rd, 2009
Phoenix, AZ -
December 9th, 2009
Miami, FL
December 11th, 2009
Jacksonville, FL
December 17th, 2009
Atlanta, GA
Teaching the fundamentals of using a Geographic Information System (GIS) for community analysis

Leonard Peltier Art Exhibit
Ends November 29, 2009
Berkeley, California

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund
Deadline: December 1, 2009
supports projects of species research, habitat protection, animal rescue and rehabilitation, and conservation education. T

Wilderness Awareness and Survival Skills Youth Program
December 4-6, 2009
Sedona, AZ
A free program for indigenous families and youth.
Classroom Aides and Tutors Teaching Teachers How to Teach Native Students
Dec.  7-8, 2009
Rapid City, SD

Indian Country Training Summit
December 14-18, 2009
Las Vegas, NV

Building Healthy Communities Grant Program
Deadline: December 15, 2009
Supports communities' activities that enhance green spaces and community structures
Do Something Awards
Deadline: December 15, 2009
Identifies exceptional young social entrepreneurs, activists, and community leaders in the U.S. and Canada who have significantly changed the world.

Teachers Against Prejudice International Essay Contest
Deadline: December 15, 2009
For Middle School and High School students

MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship Community Outreach Programs
Deadline: December 15, 2009
Eight prizes of up to $5,000 will be awarded to university-based programs around the world that encourage active citizenship and student leadership.
Story Walls: Murals of the Americas
Closes: December 30, 2010
Harvard, Cambridge MA

Puffin Foundation Artists Grants
Deadline: December 30, 2010
Grants to art organizations and artists often excluded from other opportunities due to race, gender, or social philosophy.

aura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries
Deadline: December 31, 2009
Grants to update, extend, and diversify the book collections of school libraries throughout the United States

AIO Ambassadors Class of 2010-2011
Deadline: January 8, 2010
The only leadership initiative in the U.S. that encourages participants to weave their traditional tribal values into a contemporary reality.

Native Threads Design Contest
Deadline: December 31, 2009
Enter your T-Shirt design

Native Americans in the Performing Arts: From Ballet to Rock and Roll
Deadline: December 31, 2009
Iroquois Museum, Howes Cave, NY
An extensive exhibit covering a long time span and range of Native artists from film, music, dance and more.
American Indian Art Scholarship Exhibit
Deadline: January 11, 2010
April 728, 2010
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Showcases outstanding artwork created by Native American high school students from Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Ivy Vainio at (715) 394-8415 or

Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping workshops
January 6, 2010
Las Vegas, NV
January 7th, 2010
Birmingham, AL
January 8th, 2010
Montgomery, AL
January 13th and 14th, 2010*
Pittsburgh, PA
Teaching the fundamentals of using a Geographic Information System (GIS) for community analysis

Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds Grants
Deadline: January 15
Grants to support schools in bringing nature to their school grounds.
 The Students We Share
January 15 -16, 2010
La Casa de California, Mexico City
New Research from the United States and Mexico
Mary T. Martinez-Wenzl

General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids Grant Program
Deadline: January 15, 2010
Encourage U.S. communities (special emphasis on NA) to improve the eating and physical activity patterns of young people,

Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds Grants
Deadline is January 15, 2010
Supports schools in bringing nature to their school grounds.
  Southwest Tribal NARCH Scholarship Program
Helps American Indian and Alaska Native students pursue an education in public health.
Catching the Dream
(Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund)
 List of Tribal Colleges How to Spot a Scholarship Scam

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