NATIVE VILLAGE OPPORTUNITIES

December 15, 2009



Christmas Prayer
Brummett Echohawk, Pawnee

"There is one God looking down on us all. We are children of the one God. God is listening to me. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we now say."
Geronimo, Apache

Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change
Thursdays
Interact with filmmakers of Inuit Knowledge during live weekly webcasts from Igloolik.
http://www.isuma.tv/

The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009
Deadline: January 15, 2009
Finds and enrolls uninsured children, including and specifically Native American/Alaskan Native children.
www.cms.hhs.gov/CHIPRA
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Lincoln and Native America from the Black Hawk War to the Presidency
December 19, 2009
Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois
http://www.h-net.org/

Academic Excellence Workshop – Indian Ways
Jan.  28-29, 2010
Flagstaff, AZ
www.stcstt.com
Coming up Taller Awards
Deadline: January 29, 2010
Rewards outstanding after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth
http://www.pcah.gov/cut.htm
Biomapping Or Biocolonizing?
Indigenous Identities And Scientific Research In The 21st Century
January 28-30, 2010
Universite de Savoie (Chambéry) France
susanne.berthier@univ-savoie.fr
Honoring Nations 2010
Nomination Deadline: January 29, 2010
From Harvard University: identifying, celebrating, and sharing outstanding examples of tribal governance.
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/



PowWows.com Members' Choice Awards
Deadline: December 31, 2009
Nominate your Pow Wow favorites
http://www.surveymonkey.com/

Wildlife Forever
Deadline: January 1, 2010
Support habitat projects throughout the United States.
http://www.wildlifeforever.org
2010 RBFF National Youth Fishing & Boating Initiative
Deadline: January 4, 2010
For youth-focused boating, fishing, and conservation organizations. Emphasis on underprivileged and minority youth
http://www.rbff.org/page.cfm?pageID=380

Ambassadors Program, Americans for Indian Opportunity
Deadline: January 8, 2010
 Encourages participants to weave their traditional tribal values into a contemporary reality
http://www.aio.org/

Exchanges Connect Video Contest
Deadline: January 12, 2010)
Open to kids 14 and older. This year's theme is Change Your Climate, Change Our World."  
http://connect.state.gov/
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations Planning Grants
Deadline: January 13, 2010
Support projects that deepen our understanding of our lives and our world.
http://www.neh.gov/grants/

NMAI: Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program
Deadline: January 15, 2009
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rants to interpret and present the work of contemporary Native visual artists .
http://www.nmai.si.edu/

Community Oral History Grant
  Deadline: January 15, 2009
Texas
Recording, archiving, and presenting Texas communities oral history.
www.baylor.edu/oral_history/
The Wit, the Will . . . and the Wallet
January 20-23, 2010
Washington, DC
Supporting Educational Innovation, Shaping Our Global Future
email: hyers@aacu.org

Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping workshops

January 20th, 2010
Eugene, OR
January 21st and 22nd, 2010*
Portland, OR
January 22nd, 2010
Philadelphia, PA
January 27th, 2010
Portland, ME
February 3rd, 2010
Olympia, WA
February 4th and 5th, 2010*
Seattle, WA
February 10th and 11th, 2010*
Raleigh, NC
 February 17th, 2010
Charlotte, NC
 February 17th, 2010
Reno, NV
  February 19th, 2010
Salt Lake City, UT
  February 18th, 2010
Columbia, SC

Teaching the fundamentals of using a Geographic Information System (GIS) for community analysis
http://www.urban-research.info

Friends of Hawaii Charities
Deadline: January 25, 2009
Grants  that benefit Hawaii's women, children, youth, and the needy.
http://www.friendsofhawaii.org/
Classroom Aides and Tutors – Teaching Teachers How to Teach Native Students
Jan.  25-26, 2010
Gallup, NM
www.stcstt.com

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund
Deadline of January 25,
Promotes wildlife conservation for those committed to preserving Earth's biodiversity.
http://www.dwcf-rfp.com/

Children of Terror
January 27, 3:00 EST
Live Online Conference
Fostering tolerance among people so Holocausts and such events will never happen again
http://www.opal-online.org/
Native American Student Art Competition by the Office of Indian Education
Deadline: January 29, 2010
"Bringing Honor Through Education" Open to AI/AN students Pre-K - 12.
http://kids.indianeducation.org

We the People Bookshelf Grant Opportunity
Deadline: January 29, 2009
Encourages young people to read and understand great literature that explores themes in American history.
http://foundationcenter.org/

We Can Change the World Challenge
Deadline: January 31 for Elementary Schools;
March 15 for Middle Schools)
Gives students the opportunity, tools and inspiration to become those agents of change.
http://wecanchange.com
USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
Deadline: February 1, 2010
Recruiting diverse students into public service in agriculture and related fields.
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/

 College Horizons: A Pre-College Workshop For Native American High School Students
Deadline: February 1, 2010 (priority); February 26, 2010 (2nd round)
June 12-16, 2010 - University of Hawai'i Hilo (Hilo, HI)  
June 26-30, 2010 - Lawrence University (Appleton, WI) 
June 26-30, 2010 - University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA) 
A crash course for Native American and Native Hawaiian students to prepare for college.
 
www.collegehorizons.org

Academic Excellence Workshop – Indian Ways
Feb.  1-2, 2010
Oklahoma City, OK
www.stcstt.com
 
Graduate Horizons: A Pre-Graduate Workshop For Native College Students & College Graduates
Deadline: February 1, 2010 (priority); February 26, 2010 (2nd round)
July 17-20, 2010 -

Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
A crash course for Native American and Native Hawaiian students to prepare for graduate school.
www.collegehorizons.org

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Bring Back the Natives
Deadline: February 1, 2010
Restores, protects, and enhances  native aquatic species, especially on lands on or adjacent to federal agency lands.
http://www.nfwf.org

ExploraVision Awards Program
Deadline: February 2, 2010
Encourages kids to create and explore a future technology through imagination and scientific tools.
http://www.exploravision.org/about/
Academic Excellence Workshop – Indian Ways
Feb.  4-5, 2010
Minneapolis, MN
www.stcstt.com
The Big Read
Deadline: February 2, 2010
Provides an opportunity to read and discuss a single book within  communities.
http://www.neabigread.org/
 American Indian Studies Association Conference
February 4-5, 2010
Arizona State University, Tempe

Sustainability--Indigenous Community--Activism
http://americanindian.clas.asu.edu
Welch's/Scholastic: Harvest Grants
Deadline: February 6, 2010.
Helps schools create fruit and vegetable gardens.
www.scholastic.com/harvest/

Academic Excellence Workshop – Indian Ways
Feb.  8-9, 2010
Acme, MI
www.stcstt.com

Sundance Documentary Fund Grants
Deadline: February 9, 2010
Supports international documentary films and videos in contemporary human rights, freedom of expression, social justice, and civil liberties.
http://foundationcenter.org/
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations Annual Conference,
February 10-13, 2010
Albuquerque, NM

Five-Star Restoration Matching Grants Program
Deadline: February 11, 2009
Supports community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects
http://www.nfwf.org

American Indian Science and Engineering Leadership Conference
February 11-13, 2009
Albuquerque, NM
This year's theme: "The Difference is You."
http://www.aises.org/

Summer Research Initiative 2010
Deadline: February 12, 2010
June 1 - July 23, 2010
University of Maryland, College Park
For NA undergrads interested in pursuing a doctorate in the social, behavioral and economic sciences.

http://www.bsos.umd.edu/

Student Summer Internships for Environmental Outreach
Deadline: February 15, 2010
College undergraduate interns are eligible for host sites across the nation
www.nau.edu/eeop
 

Indigenous Peoples¹ Perspectives on Multicultural Education Submit/Call for Papers
Deadline: March 30, 2010
Multicultural Perspectives is a journal from NAME [National Association of Multicultural Education]. Dr. Cornel Pewewardy, Comanche/Kiowa, is a guest editor.
http://www.tandf.co.uk/
or email:
Francisco Rios:frios@uwyo.edu
Cornel Pewewardy: cornelp@pdx.edu
Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarship
S
cholarships for African American, Hispanic American, Native American students

http://www.turkishcoalition.org/

Graduate Scholarship to Study Costal Climatic Change
For AI/First Nations students interested in evaluating climate change risk
Contact: Dr. Rusty Feagin: feaginr@tamu.edu

Seed Grants for Indigenous Storytellers
Deadline: Open
To develop and produce a film or video that showcases indigenous or underrepresented minority-culture storytellers.
http://foundationcenter.org/
Catching the Dream
(Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund)
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