March 15, 2009 Issue 196

When Hands Meet, 1997
Michael Kabotie, Hopi and Jack Daubin
Acrylic on Canvas

"You can't just sit down and talk about the truth. It doesn't work that way. You have to live it and be part of it and you might get to know it."  

Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE



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!

 "73 Fed. Reg. 79367"
Deadline: March 30, 2009
Comment on this regulation that would allows the U.S. Forest Service to regulate Native people from gathering food and materials on National Forest Lands.

We Shall Remain
From the award-winning PBS series American Experience
April 13, 2009:  After the Mayflower
April 20, 2009: Tecumseh's Vision
April 27, 2009: Trail of Tears
May 4, 2009: Geronimo
May 11, 2009: Wounded Knee
U.S. Department of the Interior Seeking Addresses
Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians seeking current addresses for Indian Money account holders who addresses are unknown.
Search for your name:

Federal Student Aid
As Soon As Possible
Parents with high school seniors or returning college students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

The Linguists
Dates available at website:
Screenings across the world of this dying language film which created a huge buzz at the Sundance Film Festival
Principals for Student Success Fellowship
Term begins for Fall, 2009
Penn State University, College Park
Allows American Indian participants to earn a master's degree in Educational Leadership with principalship certification

The Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program
Deadline: March 20, 2009.
Provides grants for emergency repairs and modernization of school facilities to certain eligible local educational agencies with a 40% or more population of Indian students

2009 American Indian Parent Conference
March 16-17, 2009
Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ

Creative Writing Contest
Deadline: March 22, 2009
For students, ages 12 and up, and others help President Obama  understand climate change, child labor, or world hunger

Native Hawaiian Education Association (NHEA) Annual Convention
March 24-25, 2009 
Maui Community College, Maui HI

USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism Fellowships
Deadline: March 23, 2009
For ethnic media journalists  to report on the complexities of urban environmental justice with clarity, depth, and context. 

IAIA / Disney/ ABC 2009 Summer Television and Film Workshop
Deadline: March 27, 2009
Santa Fe, NM
Assists both experienced and novice Native American screenwriters, filmmakers, directors and actors alike.

Native American Film + Video Festival
March 26 - 29, 2009*
New York, NY

Celebrating Educational Opportunities for Students of All Cultures
March 27-29, 2009 
Austin TX
American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference
March 29-April 1, 2009 
Missoula MT

Cook Leadership School Scholarships
Deadline: March 30, 2009
Promotes and provide leadership education and training for a broader scope of current and future leaders
 Michelle Hale:

2009 Oregon Indian Education Association Conference (OIEA)
March 27-29, 2009
Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR
Junior 8 Summit
Deadline: March 30, 2009
Event: July 8th - 10th  2009,
Sardinia, Italy,
From UNICEF: Brings together teams of youth ages 14-17  to let world leaders know that children across the world are equally  affected by G8  decisions.

National Turf Writers Association/Youbet Journalism Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2009
For journalism students who plan to contribute their talent to the horse industry.

Suder Foundation Seeks University Partners
Deadline: March 31, 2009
Improves  graduation rates of first-generation college students by providing them with financial, academic, emotional,
and social assistance.
National Liberty Museum Cartoon Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2009
Create and submit an original cartoon based around the theme "Dreams of Peace

United States Golf Association Wildlife Links
Deadline: April 1, 2009
Seeks to fund research, management, and education projects that will enhance wildlife management on golf courses

2009 Indian Summer Music Awards
Deadline: March 31, 2009
September 11-13, 2009
Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
Honors the best American Indian music that has been commercially released between the period of March 2, 2008 and March 1, 2009.
Green America Awards
Deadline: April 1, 2009
For groups that submit a local environment community project which makes best use of the plants to be provided by Nature Hills Nursery .

Acres for America
Deadline: April 1, 2009
Provides funding for projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property.

SAIGE Youth Track
Deadline: April 1, 2009
June 1-5, 2009
San Diego, CA
Provides Native American students an opportunity to learn about careers within the federal government and more.
TAP 5th Annual Art Contest
April 1-July 31, 2009
For elementary students, this year’s theme is “We Are One World” or “The Ties That Bind.”

Energy Resource Development Tribal Internship Program
Deadline: April 3 , 2009
DuPage County, Ill
Recruiting and training AI/AN  students to become Indian Country’s next generation of tribal energy and natural resource management professionals

Youth Track at Sixth Annual National Training Conference Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2009
Event: June 1-5, 2009
San Diego, California
Enables Native American students to network with Native Professionals in training and learning about careers within the federal government,
Visualizing Power: Plains Pictographic Arts
April 3 -4, 2009
The Peabody Museum, Boston, Mass.
Ledger books, rock art, and buffalo robes and more.

Pimu Catalina Island Archaeology Field School
Deadline: April 3, 2009
Santa Catalina Island, CA
Gives Native Americans a foundation in archaeological methods,

Ann Arbor Powwow
April 4-5, 2009
Saline Middle School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
This year's event will not be held at University of Michigan in protest of the school's refusal to release human remains and Native objects.

Indian Arts Research Center Grants Grants
Deadline: March 30, 2009
September 1, 2009 - May 31, 2010
For those interested in museum studies

Braiding Through Water: Weaving Traditional and Western Sciences and Knowledge
April 6-7, 2009
 Flagstaff Az

American Indian Educational Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: April 4, 2009
One of the United States' largest grantors of scholarships to Native Americans

Indigenous Earth Summit
April 6, 2009
Northern Michigan University, Marquette
Features panels, films and poster displays on environmental issues impacting Indigenous peoples and lands around the world

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

Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative
Deadline: April 17, 2009
June 20 - 28, 2009
Washington D.C.
For American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students, ages 16- 18, interested in the health careers and/or biomedical research.
2009 Partnerships for Indian Education Conference
April 17-19, 2009
Norman, OK.
An opportunity for Indian education partners to participate and engage in effective dialogue.

World of Children Awards
Deadline:  April 17, 2009
Recognizes individuals who make a difference in the lives of children across the globe.

Academic Conference: Native American Astronomy
April 18
Portland, IN
Six educators will present their research on current and ancient Native American Astronomy
27th Annual Protecting Our Children
April 19-22, 2009
Reno, Nevada
The National American Indian conference on child abuse and neglect.

Return of the Ancestors Gathering
April, 18-28, 2009
Northern Arizona
Elders include Jim Beard and Gil Aguiler

The Endangered Language Fund
Deadline: April 20, 2009
Provides grants for endangered language maintenance and linguistic field work
Indigenous Peoples 'Global Summit on Climate Change
April 20-24,  2009
Anchorage, Alaska (USA)

International Interdisciplinary Conference on Sustainability
April 23-26, 2009
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Brings together scholars, activists, officials, and others to explore the many dimensions of
Contact Paul C. Rosier:

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
April 23-26, 2009 
Madison WI
2009 Teens for Planet Earth Service Awards
Deadline: April 15, 2009
Recognizes teens around the world for service-learning projects that demonstrate their commitment to the environment
Global Youth Service Days
April 24-26, 2009
If you're planning a project, please register:

Dollars for Change Grants
Deadline April 30, 2009
For youth, ages 12-25, to support high-impact, semester-long service-learning projects

Project Learning Tree Grants
Deadline April 30, 2009
Partners educators, students, and communities in environmental neighborhood improvement projects
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Deadline: April 30, 2009
Honors young people ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet
Fund for Wild Nature Grants
Deadline: May 1, 2009
Deadline: November 1, 2009
Gran5s --to save and restore native species and wild ecosystems, including actions to defend wilderness and biological diversity
Festival of Nations
April 30, May 1, 2 & 3, 2009
St. Paul, MN
Celebrating cultural diversity with food, music, and dance

UCI American Indian Summer Program for High School Students
Deadline: April 30, 2009
June 27 - July 12, 2009
University of California, Irvine
Residential summer program for students, professors, and AI community members to  develop interactive story projects that combine computer game technology with traditional American Indian culture

Indigenous Fellowship Programmes for 2010
Deadline(: April 30, 2009
Extensive training programme to strengthen indigenous representatives' knowledge of the United Nations system and more.
The International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
Deadline: April 30, 2009
Relates to the rapid growth of indigenous, traditional and aboriginal knowledge

Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium
April 30-May 2, 2009
Arizona State University, Tempe
The 2009 theme is "Indigenous Languages Across the Generations – Strengthening Families and Communities."

Resident Assistants Needed, American Indian Summer Institute in Computer Science
Deadline:  May 1st, 2009
Event: June 27 - July 12. 2009 
A.L. Mailman Family Foundation Grants
Deadline: May 1, 2009
Enhances the ability of families and communities to address early childhood care and education

2009 Advanced Oral History Summer Institute
Deadline:  May 1, 2009
August 10 – 14, 2009.
University of Berkeley, CA
A one week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral/video history.

UAF Field School
Deadline: May 4, 2009 (earlier application is strongly advised)
Summer, 2009
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
For graduate and undergraduate students in archaeology, anthropology, history, ecology and related disciplines.

Fur Trade and Metis History
May 15, 2009
Ottawa, Ontario

ESA Foundation
Supports projects and programs that benefit American youth

Habitat for Humanity Service Learning Partnership Grants
Deadline: May 15, 2009
Provides funds for teachers and schools to develop and implement service-learning projects


Mix It Up Grants Program
Funds small-scale youth-directed activist projects that focus on identifying, crossing, and challenging social boundaries in schools and communities.


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