February 15, 2008 Issue 195

"She Defends"
Jeremy Red Star Wolf, Cayuse / Walla Walla / Umatilla
"Each child should have the fundamental right, a constitutional right, whether it's a tribal constitutional right, federal or state constitutional right. It's time we made our constitutions have our children's rights in them so they can engage in those experiences that he or she is most anxious to explore, because it is having the right to choose that is truly indigenous to the democratic concept."

                                                                   David Wilkins, Lumbee


Earth Hour 2009
March 28, 2009, 8:30 pm
  Major cities and homes across the world are supporting this international event. Join Us! Make a statement!

Indian Education Address to the Nation, February, 2009
Watch the online video from the February NIEA Legislative Summit in Washington, DC.

National Native Artist Exchange
Provides travel grants for Native artists to exchange artistic knowledge and skills.
Volunteers needed: 27th Annual Protecting Our Children
April 19-22, 2009
Reno, Nevada
The National American Indian conference on child abuse and neglect.

The Power of Chocolate
April 14 -15, 2009
NMAI, Washington, DC

Celebrate Urban Birds Grant
Deadline: February 15, 2009
For neighborhood events featuring activities involving birds, community service, art, the environment, and science.
Undergraduate Summer Internship Program for Underrepresented Minorities,
Deadline: February 15, 2009]
Summer 2009
Bethesda, Maryland or Phoenix, Arizona
From the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Mapping  Communities: An Introduction to GIS & Community Analysis
Geared toward beginners who would like to map demographic information for your community.
February 19- 20, Richmond Virginia
February 25-26, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
February 27, New Orleans/Metairie, Louisiana:
March 5 - 6,  Los Angeles, California
March 5 - 6,  Sacramento, California
March 11, San Jose/Santa Clara, California
March 12 - 13, Orange/Irvine, California *
March 13,  Fresno, California
March 18, San Diego, California
March 19 - 20,, San Francisco, California
March 26 - 27, , Boston, Massachusetts
  April 7 - 8,  Minneapolis/Edina, Minnesota
April 30 -May 1,  Phoenix, Arizona:

Harvard Educational Review
Deadline: February 20, 2009
Seeking essays  from K-12 students that address the question: "What might the election of Barack Obama mean for my education?"
SACNAS Midwest Meeting
February 21, 2009.
Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
For those interested in the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

First Nations Development Institute: Native Youth and Culture Fund
Deadline: February 27, 2009
Supports projects that incorporate culture and tradition to address social issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health, etc.

 Presenting the Past
February 27, 2009
Fort Wayne, Indiana
From the Indiana Council for History Education
Ford Foundation's  International Fellowships Program
Deadline: February 28, 2009
Offers exceptional individuals the opportunity for advanced study to become leaders in their respective fields and further development in their home countries.

NIEA Pendleton Commemorative Blanket
February 28, 2009
Soliciting qualified artists and designers to participate in an open competition for works of art design for the 2009 NIEA Pendleton Commemorative Blanket

A+ for Energy Grants
Deadline: March 9, 2009.
Grants to implement educational programs to teach students about energy use, alternative and sustainable energies, and  energy conservation.

SDFSC Programs for Native Hawaiians  
Deadline: March 9, 2009.
Grants to Native Hawaiian organizations for programs that  prevent or reduce violence, the use, possession and distribution of illegal drugs, or delinquency.

Submit Designs for UNICEF Greeting Card Contest
Deadline: March 6, 2009
Youth ages 14 and under create a greeting card to be sold during the 2009 holiday season

March 6th, 2009;
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Brings together the State's AI community to discuss The Health & Education Needs Assessment Survey of American Indians of Indiana.
Email Tony Showa:
Multicultural Undergraduate Internships
Deadline: March 1, 2009
Summer 2009
For undergrads: To increase diversity in professions related to museums and the visual arts
Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Grants
Deadline: March 2, 2009;
Provides grants for high-quality, public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States
Demonstration Grants for Indian Children
Deadline : March 6, 2009.
Provides financial assistance to projects that improve the educational opportunities and achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary Indian students
Celebrating Who I Am
Deadline: March 6, 2009
Invites young peopl across the United States to create visual art about their interests, talents, and dreams

Kohl Kids
Deadline: March 15, 2009
Awards scholarships and prizes this year to kids ages 6-18 whose volunteer efforts have made a positive impact on their communities

2009 American Indian Parent Conference
March 16th and 17th, 2009
Glendale Community College, Glendale, Arizona
This year's theme is: "Tradition of Life Long Learning: Mapping out a Child's Journey through  Education"
The Maize Agricultural Revolution: Myth or Reality?
March 15, 2009
University of Connecticut

Women Helping Others
Deadline: March 17, 2009
Supports grassroots charities serving the overlooked needs of women and children in the United States.

National Service-Learning Conference
March 18-21, 2009
Nashville, TN
Public Welfare Foundation
Deadline: March 23, 2009
Ensures fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need.

Alaska Native Education program   
Deadline: March 24, 2009.
Supports innovative projects that enhance the educational services provided to Alaska Native children and adults.

Indigenous Cultures - Past to Future
March 24-26,  2009
Bergen, Norway
Brings together indigenous scholars, scholars working in indigenous communities,  and scientists from around the world.
Spring Cultural Arts Classes
Deadline: March 25, 2009
April 4-5, 2009
Portland, Indiana
Classes include coppersmithing, birch bark and quill work, scrimshaw on antlers, and more.

Life Without a Supermarket -- Native American Foodways
March 29, 2009
University of Connecticut

Legacy Project: Listen to A Life
Deadline: March 30, 2009.
Connects generations through oral history.
2009 NAME Conference Call for Presenters
Deadline: March 31, 2009
Conference Date: Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2009
Denver, CO
This year's theme:  A Mile High Commitment to Change: Reaching   New Heights in Equity and Social Justice Throughout the Global   Community.

Jenzabar Foundation Higher Education Student Leadership Awards       
Deadline: March 31, 2009
Recognizes s student groups and their leaders who are committed to community service and/or humanitarian endeavors. 

Youbet Journalism Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2009
For students  majoring or minoring in journalism who show potential for contributing to the horse industry
State Farm Youth Advisory Board
Deadline: March 31, 2009
For diverse ages 17-20 who have demonstrated exemplary work in service learning, volunteering, and philanthropy in their communities.

National Liberty Museum’s Caretoon Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2009
Create and submit an original cartoon based around the theme "Dreams of Peace".

Children's Theater Foundation of America Grants
Deadline: April 1, 2009
Supports diverse projects of national significance.
Fifth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference
April 2-3, 2009
University of North Carolina at Pembroke

First Nations Composer Initiative       
Deadline:  April 1, 2009
Supports activities that boost traditional and contemporary Indigenous creative musicians

Phejuta’ O’kile’: Finding our Medicine Women's Conference
April 3rd – 5th, 2009
Greeley CO, 80634
Theme is: “Seven Virtues-Seven Voices”
Wendy C. Hackwith 417-294-0645
Spring Cultural Arts Classes
April 4-5, 2009
Portland, Indiana
Classes include coppersmithing, birch bark and quill work, scrimshaw on antlers, and more.

2009 Native Philanthropy Institute
April 5-8, 2009
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

NMAI Indigenous Contemporary Arts Programs
Artist Leadership and Emerging Artist Programs- Deadline: Deadline: April 6, 2009
Artist Leadership and Emerging Artist Programs- Deadline: Deadline: April 6, 2009
Artist Leadership and Emerging Artist Programs- Deadline: Deadline: April 6, 2009
Braiding Conference
Aril 6-7, 2009
Flagstaff, AZ
Traditional Hopi and Western Science systems of knowing and their unique approaches to the nature, actions and teachings of water
Contact Vernon Masayesva at

We Shall Remain
From the PBS series American Experience, this project establishes Native history as an essential part of American history.
April 13, 2009 Episode 1:  After the Mayflower
April 20, 2009 Episode 2:  Tecumseh's Vision
April 27, 2009 Episode 3:  Trail of Tears
May 3, 2009 Episode 4:  Geronimo
May 10, 2009 Episode 5:    Wounded Knee 

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2009
To reduce tobacco use among  "priority populations,"  which includes Native Americans.
MESBEC Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2009
Available to high-achieving students who are at least 1/4 or more degree Native American and are enrolled members of a U.S. tribe.

Summer Student Internship Program
Summer, 2009
Provides the opportunity for students to gain hands-on skills with EPA or other governmental and tribal environmental offices

Research and Publications Internships
Cultural Survival
Expand knowledge about indigenous peoples’ rights and current policy challenges, and gain professional experience in a nonprofit setting.  
  Native American Philanthropy Internship, First Nations Development Institute
Longmont, Colorado
Introduces the intern to the issues surrounding the development and start up of a Native American Philanthropic organization.


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