NATIVE VILLAGE OPPORTUNITIES

October, 2010

“Even though Indian country has come a huge distance, if we don’t continue to protect what is right for all of us and educate all who we can, no one else will.”  Michael Bucher, Cherokee

Veterans History Project's 10th Anniversary Commemoration
The Library of Congress asks the nation to help gather the accounts of 10,000 veterans.
www.loc.gov/

13 Moon Walk for Peace
October 10, 2010 - November 11, 2011
The USA
Walkers cover nearly 10,000 miles to awaken America's heart, bring visibility to the invisible, and a voice to the voiceless to affect healing and transformation in the way we relate to each other and Mother Earth. 
w
ww.13moonwalk4peace.org

Native American Scholarships
From Powwow.com
http://www.powwows.com/

NMAI National Potluck
August 1 - December 31, 2010
Hosted by the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
Host your own potluck fundraiser to help raise much needed funds for the NMAI.
http://go.si.edu/site/
NSF Scholarship for Archaeological Training
Deadline: December 15, 2010
Established to foster a sense of shared purpose and positive interaction between archaeologists and Native Americans
http://tinyurl.com/lzanfk
We Shall Remain returns to AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
October 18-November 1
Watch Online, PBS
Native American leaders from Massasoit, Tecumseh, and Tenskwatawa, to Major Ridge, Geronimo, and Fools Crow fought for  their lands and against the extinction of their cultures.
http://support.wgbh.org/

National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations
October 18-21, 2010
Baltimore, Maryland
www.diversityrxconference.org/

Infinity of Nations
Opens October 23, 2010
George Gustav Heye Center, New York City
Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.
http://newsdesk.si.edu/
Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation
To improve the lives of children and families by supporting nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada.
www.buildabear.com/
Native Food and Preparations Class
Deadline: October 18, 2010
October 23, 2010
Portland, Indiana
For ages 8 and up, learn about food and winter preparations.
Kay Neumayr: kay.neumayr@ncglnac.com

Classroom Viewpoints.=
Deadline: October 29, 2010
Helps students in grades 3-8  become well-informed critical thinkers and communicators through video.

http://atwonline.org/viewpoints

Undoing Racism Workshop
October 29-31, 2010
Temple University, Philadelphia  
Based on the premise that racism has been systematically constructed and can be undone.
www.temple.edu/ideal   

Top Youth Volunteers
Deadline: November 1, 2010
Awarded to middle and high school students for community service.
http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/

Youth Garden Grants
For schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs.
Deadline: Nov 1, 2010
www.kidsgardening.com/YGG.asp

Fry Bread Cook-off Contest
Nov 7, 2010
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Compete, sample frybread and cast your vote for the People's Choice Award
w
ww.AmericanIndianCenter.org
Native American Beading Workshop: A Cultural Art Form,
November 9, 2010
IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
http://life.iupui.edu/
2010 AISES National Conference
November 11-12, 2010
Albuquerque NM
http://www.mynativebiz.com/
Women's Sports Foundation Travel and Training Fund
Deadline: November 12, 2010
Grants  to aspiring, successful female athletes who are need of coaching, equipment, etc.
http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/

Native American Music Awards Ceremony
November 12, 2010
Niagara Falls, NY
Listen to, and vote for, your choice of winners from each of 30 categories.
w
ww.nativeamericanmusicawards.com

Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program
Deadline: November 12, 2010.
Supports sea turtle conservation, education, and research programs throughout Florida.
http://helpingseaturtles.org/grants.php

Got breakfast? Foundation: Silent Heroes
Deadline: November 15, 2010.
Recognizes, encourages, and rewards silent heroes who help children start their day off right by serving breakfast.

http://www.gotbreakfast.org/
Project Ignition
Deadline: November 15, 2010.
A chance for students and teachers to work together to address the issue of teen driver safety. S
http://www.sfprojectignition.com/
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Deadline: November 16, 2010
Supports preventive conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections.
www.neh.gov/
  Advanced Placement Test Fee Program
Deadline: November 17, 2010
Grants to pay for advanced placement test fees on behalf of eligible low-income students
h
ttp://www2.ed.gov/l

American Library Association Book Club Grant Program
Deadline: November 19, 2010
Works to reach underserved, troubled teen populations through reading and literature.
http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/

 

World Languages Expo and Convention
November 19-21, 2010
Boston, MA
From the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
http://www.actfl.org
The Problem with Pilgrims
November 23, 2010
IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
Features an American Indian perspective of the tradition of Thanksgiving.
"If I Had a Trillion Dollars" Youth Video Contest
Deadline: November 30, 2010
Youth 13-23: Share your ideas about what you'd do for your family and community with the $1,000,000,000,000 spent on the Iraq and Afghan wars.
http://afsc.org/
Native American Art Show
Ends: November 30, 2010
Muncie, IN
Artists are members and descendants of many tribes
contact: Phoebe Wantz, 765-288-0005;  Kay Neumayr at 765-426-3022; or Linda Andrews 765-838-0994
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Deadline: December 1, 2010
Helps cultural institutions preserve large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations
www.neh.gov
SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards
Deadline: December 1, 2010
Grants plus trips to SeaWorld for schools and grassroots community groups working to protect and preserve the environment.
http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/429/7
Save The Child / Save The Teenager
December 2 – 3, 2010
Agua Caliente, CA
From Micro-Management to Micro-Leadership
For Tribal Council, Educators, and School Administrators.
w
ww.stcstt.com
Minority Access NATIONAL Internship Program
Deadline: December 1, 2010
Offers students experience in diversity and career opportunities in the federal government and other entities.
http://minorityaccess.org/\

Combating Hate, Censorship, and Forbidden Curricula
December 2 -4, 2010
Tucson AZ
http://drcintli.blogspot.com

Save The Child / Save The Teenager
December 9 – 10, 2010
Hollywood, FL
Academic Excellence Workshop
For teachers, tutors, classroom aides, Indian Ed, after school and Tribal education staff.
w
ww.stcstt.com
NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2010
Helps improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields that serve low- to moderate-income areas.
http://foundationcenter.org/

2010 Green Aviation Student Competition
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2010 
High school students propose ideas and designs for future aircraft that use less fuel, produce fewer harmful emissions and make less noise.

http://aero.larc.nasa.gov/

  Young Entrepreneur Awards
Deadline: December 15, 2010.
Raises awareness among high school seniors of how private enterprise and entrepreneurship build America.
http://www.nfib.com/
 Recommended SOURCES:
 How Can I Get an Indian Scholarship? List of Tribal Colleges BrainTrack
Directory for university/college searches.
Catching the Dream
Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund"
Tribal Grants Information How to Spot a Scholarship Scam
Opportunities Archives

Still searching? Check our previous issues.  Thousands of postings remain active, have open deadlines, or provide good leads.

Backgrounds by RobertKauffman.com

Native Village Home Page