May 15, 2009 Issue199

In tune with the Infinite
Daphne Odjig b. 1928, Odawa, Potawatomi, English
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"In the old days, everyone who was born had a purpose, but that belief had faded away some over the years.  Now we are working with our kids to re-instill that mindset. We want our future to remain strong and to continue to move forward.."                  
                     Jennifer Porter, Kootenai*


International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
August 9, 2009

RBC Blue Water Project Grants
Provides grants through 2017 to support programs that foster a culture of water stewardship.

American Indians in Computing Summer High School Student Scholarship
Humboldt State University
Arcata, California
Program for Native American high school students in grades 11 and 12 who are
interested in computing.
White House Internship Program
Provides a unique opportunity to gain job experience and an inside look at the life of White House staff while building leadership skills.

Indian Youth of America Summer Camps
Deadlines: May 22, 2009
June 20-July 2, 2009
Indian youth ages 10-14 experience cultural, educational and recreational activities under the guidance of Indian counselors and staff.

 Scholarship and Funding, “NAGPRA: Writing and Managing a Successful Grant”!
May 20-21, 2009
Seattle, Washington
Offers grants to assist with the NAGPRA process
2009 Project Phoenix
Deadline: May 31, 2009. 
July 26 - 31, 2009
Learn the basics of news writing and photojournalism and produce a 12-page newspaper called "Rising Voices."

Save the Child, Save the Teenager
June 1-Sept 25
Training sessions to help Indian youth become the best they can be.

Native American Journalist Association 2009 Scholarship
Deadline: June 1st, 2009
Scholarships offers scholarships ranging from
$500-$5,000 to Native American students pursuing journalism degrees at a
higherlearning institution.
Graduate Horizons
Deadline: June 1.
July 18 – 21, 2009
University of California, Berkeley
A “crash course” for Native American, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native and First Nations students or alumni to help prepare them for graduate school

The A. Susana Santos' Journeys in Creativity
Deadline: June 3, 2009
August 9-22, 2009
Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland
For teens ages 15-19 who show and interest and talent in art and exploring culture.
Call Shirod Younker 971.255.4148 or email

True Hearts Colouring Contest
Deadline: June 1, 2009
From our Rabbit and Bear Paws friends for youth between the ages of 3-15
Red Earth Seeks 2009 Youth Art Competition
Deadline: June 4, 2009
Oklahoma City, OK
Open to Native American youth ages 9-18.

Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Contest 2009
Deadline: June 10, 2009
A contest for multigenerations to express their wonderment at this planet

3rd North American Indigenous Food Symposium
June 4 - 6, 2009
Muskoday First Nation, Saskatchewan
American Indian Teacher Conference at June 12-13, 2009
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona

Gladys Marinelli Coccia Awards
Deadline: June 15, 2009
Recognize two young female social entrepreneurs, ages 14 to 17, whose initiatives serve the common good

National Congress of American Indians 2009 Mid-Year Conference
June 14-17, 2009
Niagara Falls, NY.
The Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2009
Open to full-time Native American and Alaskan Native students  pursuing a graduate degree in any curriculum.

REX East Migratory Bird Account
Deadline: June 15, 2009
Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Ohio.
Monies to conserve and restore migratory bird habitats

Disney Minnie Grants
Deadline: June 15, 2009
For children ages 5-14 to implement caring youth-led service projects.
Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative
June 20 - 28, 2009
Washington D.C.
For AI/AN students, ages 16- 18, interested health careers and/or biomedical research.

June 22-23, 2009 
Seattle WA

JUNE 21 – JUNE 27, 2009
Washington State University - Spokane
Raynel Begay at (509) 335-6718 or
Native American Journalists Association Student Workshop
July 27-July 2, 2009
Nez Perce and Couer de' Ale Reservations and the University of Idaho.
For high school students and teachers -- workshops, trips, and events centering upon Native Youth and journalism.

We Are the Change We've Been Waiting For
June 29-30, 2009
Seattle, Washington
:  Multicultural Education That Works! 
Email: reach@nwlink

Animal Planet 2009 Hero of the Year
Deadline: June 28, 2009
Nominate and individual who has shown extraordinary service in contributing to the welfare of animals.
American Indian Language Development Symposium
June 29 - July 2, 2009
- University of Arizona, Tucson

Project Ignition
Deadline: June 30, 2009.
Funds programs for students grades 9-12 that address the issue of teen driver safety.

95th Annual Meskwaki Indian Pow-Wow
August 6-9, 2009
Tama, Iowa
Calling all nations who united under Tecumseh to attend.
Mink Education Foundation, Patsy Takemoto, Education Support Awards
Deadline: July 1, 2009
Support Awards of up to $2000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training.

For Kids Only - Dare to Dream Grant Program
Deadline: July 6, 2009
Targeting "at-risk" children ages 0-12 years that have measureable academic and spiritual outcomes.

The Enkidu Summer Conference 2009
July 1- 5, 2009
Mexico City
This year's theme: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions
AICG Graduate Fellowship
Deadline: July 8, 2009
Open to full-time masters, doctoral or professional degree students from U.S. federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group

Native American Basketball Invitational
July 7-11, 2009
Phoenix, AZ
The premiere basketball event featuring Native High School Students. Sponsors include the Phoenix Suns

For All My Relations Conference for Indian Families
July 9 - 11, 2009
Garden Grove, California
New information and resources to develop ways to address issues of concern to Native communities.

Minority Access Internship Program
July 15, 2009
Offers experience to  Undergraduate and graduate students experience in career opportunities at the federal government and other levels

Indian Youth of America Summer Camps
Deadlines: July 13, 2009
August 3-14, 2009
South Dakota
Indian youth ages 10-14 experience cultural, educational and recreational activities under the guidance of Indian counselors and staff.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship
Deadline: July 15, 2009
Seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations

Aspen Institute’s Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program:
July 15, 2009
Introduces a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit

Public Welfare Foundation
Deadline: July 27, 2009
Ensures fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need.

Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication
Deadline: July 15 – 29, 2009
Portland, OR
The Spatial Significance of Native American Stories and Ideology
Deadline: July 31, 2009
Looking for traditional stories.

Youth Leadership Track
July 29-31, 2009
Anaheim, California
From the National Indian Child Welfare Association.
Contact Connie Bear King at 503-222-4044, ext. 128.

Native Hawaiian Convention
August 25-27, 2009
Honolulu, Hawaii


Deadline: August 1, 2009.
October 1-4, 2009
Cambridge, MA
Offers on-campus exposure to those interested in pursuing graduate studies at MIT.

Lawton Gallery Art Show
Deadline: August 1, 2009
Show: Fall, 2010
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
Looking for artwork that uses traditional or non-traditional materials to highlight the concerns of contemporary Native American artists.
Contact Amii John at

Living Cultures Grants Program
Deadline: August 1, 2009


95th Annual Meskwaki Indian Pow-Wow
August 6-9, 2009
Tama, Iowa
Calling all nations who united under Tecumseh to attend.
National Forest Foundation: Collaboration Support Program
Deadline: August 7, 2009
For organizations who engage local stakeholders in forest management and conservation issues on and around National Forests and Grasslands


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