April 15, 2009 Issue 197

Christ in the Wilderness
Oil painting
Friar Vincent Petersen

"The Earth is the image of God. It is not a commodity, but the reason that it is seen as a commodity and bought and sold is why we're in trouble."
Friar Vincent Peterson


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:
May 11, 2009:
 Wounded Knee 

Stories from Viewers
As part of PBS's "We Shall Remain" series, post your notes, photos, and videos on PBS relating to the Native American Experience

 April 15th, 2009
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
The Importance of the 2010 Census to American Indians in Indiana.
Native Americans in the Performing Arts: From Ballet to Rock and Roll
April 1 - December 31, 2009
Iroquois Museum, Howes Cave, NY
An extensive exhibit covering a long timespan and range of Native artists from film, music, dance and more.

Quaker Go Grants
Deadline: Each month through July 31, 2009
Awards given on a monthly level to support people working to combat hunger at the community level.

2009 Partnerships for Indian Education Conference
April 17-19, 2009
Norman, OK
Addressing the issues facing American Indian and Alaska Native students, their schools, families, and communities.
Historical & Boarding School Trauma Workshops
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Kansas City, KS
Rapid City, SD
Albuquerque, NM
Minneapolis, MN
Oneida, WI
Mt. Pleasant, MI
A one day workshops on the topic of Historical & Boarding School Trauma and ways to deal with it at an individual, family and community level.

Racial Formation in the 21st Century Symposium
April 17-18, 2009
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

The Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program  
Deadlines: April 23, 2009.
Provides grants to plan, conduct, and administer programs, or portions of programs for the benefit of Native Hawaiians.

Libri Foundation Books for Children Grants
Deadline: April 23, 2009
Donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries throughout the United States

Global Youth Service Day
April 24-26, 2009

1st Annual Northern California NPIEN Conference
April 25, 2009 
San Jose, CA
Awsis 2009 Aboriginal Education Conference
Apr 29,9 - May 01, 2009
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Aims to improve Aboriginal knowledge and spirituality for all people in a holistic approach through Wellness, Spirituality, Culture and Education.

Native Wellness Institute
April 28-30, 2009
San Diego, California

Young Native Writers Essay Contest
Deadline: April 30, 2009
Sponsored by the NMAI an partners, the competition offers an  all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. and scholarship
money, among others.
Wild Horses Help the Hungry!
May 1 3 2009
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Hot Springs, SD
Guided bus tours to see the wild horse herds in return canned fruit donations. 

Contact for Details:

American Indian Summer Institute in Computer Sciences
Deadline: April 30, 2009
June 27 - July 12, 2009
University of California, Irvine
Students develop interactive story projects that combine computer game  technology with traditional American Indian culture   

Remember the Removal
Deadline: May 1, 2009
June 6 - First week in July, 2009

North Carolina to Oklahoma
Students 16-20 are invited to join others in retracing the entire Cherokee Trail of Tears trail on bicycle or on foot.
Youth Leadership Challenge 2009
Application Deadline: May 1, 2009
June 15 through 19, 2009
Haskell Indian Nations University. Lawrence, KS
Designed to create awareness and improve the knowledge base of young tribal members in the unique Nation to Nation relationship between Indian Tribes and the U.S. government.
Stephanie E. Birdwell : 202-208-4397 or via e-mail at:

  Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program
Application Deadline: May 1, 2009

Even Start
Deadline: May 4, 2009.
Improving the educational opportunities of low-income families through early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education
Identity, Service, Place: Exploring Our Innate Ties
May 6th 8th, 2009
Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, WA
Workshops which focus on building bridges between Indigenous Service Learning, community engagement, and place-based experience

National Native Language Summit 
May 11th-13th
Washington DC

The Conversion of Ka'ahumanu.
Friday, May 15 -16, 2009
Smithsonian NMAI, Washington D.C.
Written by Hawai'i Award for Literature winner Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl (Native Hawaiian/Samoan),
Zion Flute Festival
May 15-17, 2009
Ivins, Utah
A gathering of world flute recording artists performing live on stage with fine artist, flute makers and native artist displaying their original work.

Minnesota Indigenous Language Symposium
May 18-19, 2009
Brooklyn Park, MN

Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing Among the Ojibwe
May 17 to June 5, 2009
Red Lake, Leech Lake, and White Earth nations in northern Minnesota
This Penn State Outreach program fully immerses youth in Ojibwe culture.
The Native American Student Advocacy Institute:
May 18-19, 2009  Tucson AZ
This year's theme: Building Nations through Education

Indigenous Youth Caucus
May 18-29, 2009
United Nations, New York City

2009 Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference
May 21-23, 2009
University of Minnesota --Twin Citie
National Park Service: Save America's Treasures Grants
Deadline: May 22, 2009
For preservation and/or conservation work on artifacts and collections and more.

 STEP UP Engineering Camp for Young Women
Deadline: May 22, 2009
June 21-27, 2009
Northern Arizona University Mountain Campus, Flagstaff, Arizona
For young Native women in grades 10-12 interested in science, math, and engineering.

TEC UP Engineering Camp for Young Men
Deadline: May 22, 2009
July 5-11, 2009
Northern Arizona University Mountain Campus, Flagstaff, Arizona
Learn about the engineering design process through exciting activities and teamwork.
International Conference on Indigenous Education: Pacific Nations
May 27-29, 2009
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE)
May 26-30, 2009 
San Diego C

Bridgestone Firestone 2009 Safety Scholars Video Contest
Deadline: Entries accepted May 27-June 17, 2009.
Award college scholarships to high school students for videos pf life-saving messages on auto and tire safety.
Walk For The Water
May 30-June 10, 2009
To increase awareness of our responsibility to the natural world and to water, which sustains all of life.

haring Cultures 2009 International Conference on Intangible Heritage
May 30  June 1 2009
Pico Island Azores PORTUGAL
A gathering of worldwide experts and scholars on Cultural and Intangible Heritage. 


NAJA Native American Journalists Association Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2009
to Native American students pursuing journalism degrees (radio, writing, television, etc) at a higher learning institution.
Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development
Deadline:June 1, 2009
Dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples throughout the Americas.

Community Education and Preservation Projects
Deadline: June 5, 2009
Partners with schools or youth groups on preservation projects about the history of their communities.

NEA Student Achievement and Learning & Leadership Grantss
Deadline: June 1, 2009
Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement, and other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged.
Many Nations, One Voice
June 1-5, 2009
San Diego, California

National Forest Foundation: Matching Awards Program
Deadline: June 5, 2009
Program grants for on-the-ground conservation and citizen-based monitoring initiatives directly benefiting National Forests and Grasslands.

Oral History Institute
June 2-4, 2009
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
Trains participants in planning and conducting successful oral history projects
Save Our History
Deadline: June 5, 2009
Supports local history education and historic preservation efforts in communities across America.

Aging and the Indigenous People of North America
June 5 - 7, 2009
University of Oklahoma-Norman


The American Indian Language Development Institute
June 8 July 2, 2009
University of Arizona. Tucson
This year's Theme: "A Thirty Year Tradition of Speaking from Our Heart

The International Society for Language Studies Conference
June 11-13, 2009 
Orlando FL
Theme: Critical Language Studies: Focusing on Power

Saucony Run For Good
Deadline: June 13, 2009
Provides financial support to nonprofits across the United States that support children's running and fitness programs

6th Annual NCGLNAC Gathering of Great Lakes Nations Pow Wow
June 13 - 14
Portland, IN
AAIA/ Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2009
Open to full-time Native American and Alaskan Native students who are pursuing a graduate degree in any curriculum.

Lindbergh Foundation Grants
 Deadline: June 14, 2009.
Funds projects that seek a balance between technological advancements and environmental preservation.

Garden Crusader Awards       
Deadline: June 15, 2009
Honors individuals across the United States who are improving their communities through gardening.
Roads Seed Grant Program
June 15, 2009
Funds film projects by and about indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers from all reaches of the globe.

Do Something Disaster Grants
For young people with a project idea regarding disaster preparedness and emergency response.

Family Portraits: Virginia Indians at the Turn of the 20th Century
Through December, 2009
Virginia State Capital, Richmond
Two Museum exhibits
For more information contact Karenne Woo ,

Media Matters for America Internship
Open to students who believe in progressive causes.

Call for Contributors -- Native America: A State -by-State History
Will cover U.S. Indian history from the pre-colonial period to the present.  Intended for high
school and college audiences.



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