NATIVE VILLAGE OPPORTUNITIES

December, 2010

Painting as Prayer
Fa
ther John Giuliani

"The greater the faith, the greater the result."   Fools Crow, Lakota
 

Lets Say Thanks
Send a free card to those in our military and show your support
www.letssaythanks.com

Weengushk Film Institute
Offers Media-Arts programs or Aboriginal youth and diverse people in the fields of film, video, and multimedia
http://www.weengushk.com
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Second Native American Conference
December 16, 2010
Washington D.C.
Tribal leaders from all 565 tribes will meet with President Obama and government officials.

Stop Asian Carp in the Great Lakes
December 15, 2010 Chicago, IL: Wednesday,
January 11, 2011 Buffalo, NY: Tuesday,
January 13, 2011 Cleveland, OH: Thursday,
January 20, 2011 St. Paul, MN: Thursday,
January 25, 2011 Green Bay, WI: Tuesday,
January 27, 2011 Traverse City, MI: Thursday,
February 1, 2011 Cincinnati, OH: Tuesday,
February 3, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI: Thursday,
February 8, 2011 St. Louis, MO: Tuesday,
February 10, 2011 Vicksburg, MS: Thursday,
Public meetings to support efforts to help stop invasive species, like Asian carp, from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River.
http://www.greatlakes.org

Grand Opening: Native American Longhouse.
December 3, 2010
Lane Community College, Oregon.

Do Something Seed & Growth Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants for community action projects around for youth. www.dosometh
ing.org

Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival
June 3-5, 2011 
Oklahoma City, OK
Accepting applications from Native Artists
Phone (405) 427-5228.
imagineNATIVE & LIFT Mentorship Program:
Application Deadline: Friday, January 7, 2011
Call for Applicants Make a short film for imagineNATIVE 2011! www.imagineNATIVE.or
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Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund
Deadline: January 1, 2011
Promote wildlife conservation through partnerships with scientists, educators, and organizations committed to preserving Earth's biodiversity.
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www.dwcf-rfp.com/

NEA Youth Leaders for Literacy Grants
Deadline: January 5. 2011
Supports projects to increase young people's interest in reading and improving literacy in schools and communities.:
 www.YSA.org/g
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants
Application deadline: January 12, 2011
Provides funds for the final states in project presentations. http://www.neh.gov/

Gates Millennium Scholars Program Scholarships
Deadline: January 10, 2011
A good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of you choice.
 
www.gmsp.org 

“The New Old World: Antilles—Living Beyond the Myth
Ends January, 2011
NMAI, New York
Contemporary photos of Taino and Carib indigenous peoples brought back, by demand, for a third showing.

 http://www.nmai.si.edu/
National Grassroots Grant Program
Deadline: Ongoing
Supports nonprofit's that bring about progressive social change by addressing societal and environmental problems.

www.benandjerrysfoundation.org/t


Student Leaders Program
Deadline: January 12, 2011
Local Internships for Gr. 11-12 students committed to improving their communities
http://foundationcenter.org/

Whole Watershed Restoration Initiative
Deadline: January 12, 2011.
Funds salmon habitat restoration efforts in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
http://www.ecotrust.org/wwri
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Project VoiceScape
Deadline: January 14, 2011.
For students in grades 7-12 to submit film ideas, films-in-progress, or completed short films for a 2011 competition.
 
http://www.pbs.org/

Bring Back the Natives
Deadline: January 14, 2011
Focuses on restoring, protecting, and enhancing native aquatic species, especially those near, or on,  federal agency lands
http://www.nfwf.org/

LEGO Children's Fund Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2011.
Grants for organizations who work together on projects that focus on early childhood education and development
www.legochildrensfund.org/
Women’s Educational Equity grants
Deadline: January 15, 2011.
Funds for programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.
http://www.aauw.org/

Hardwood Forest Foundation Scholarship
Deadline:  January 15, 2011
Available to college students enrolled in an education program
http://www.hardwoodforest.org/

 Skin as Material and Metaphor
Part II -- ends January 16, 2011
George Gustav Heye Center, New York, NY
A symbolic reminder of historical misrepresentation, exploitation, and racial politics

www.nmai.si.edu/
Get Into It Grants
Deadline is January 19, 2011
Grants to help K-12 youth create and implement local, hands-on obesity prevention programs.
http://www.ysa.org/getintoit

Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference
January 18, 2011
UNC/Pembroke, North Carolina
The study of American Indians in the Southeast cultural area.
http://www.h-net.org/

Lexus Eco Challenge Contest
Deadline: January 19, 2011
For middle and high school students
http://foundationcenter.org/
The Kerr Foundation
Deadline: January 21, 2011
Grants to organizations in OK (and surrounding states) addressing education, health, arts and culture, and human services.
http://www.thekerrfoundation.org/

Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
Deadline: January 20
Supports nonprofit organizations that provide programs of direct assistance to disabled veterans and their families.
http://cst.dav.org/Grants/Default.asp
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Wilderness Stewardship Challenge
Deadline:  January 24, 2011
Grants to nonprofit partners to implement on-the-ground conservation projects.
http://www.nationalforests.org/
Eisner Prize
Deadline: January 31, 2011
Uniting multiple generations, especially seniors and youth, to bring about positive and lasting changes in their community.
http://foundationcenter.org/29

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards
Deadline: January 31, 2011
Recognizes excellence in after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth.
http://www.nahyp.org/

Friends of Hawaii Charities
Deadline: January 31, 2011
Supports programs that benefit Hawaii's women, children, youth, the elderly, and the needy. Focus is on culture, education social services, and more.
www.friendsofhawaii.org

imagineNATIVE and NFB Digital Media Project
Deadline: January 31, 2011
Looking for proposals from Canadian Aboriginal artists for audacious, innovative and socially relevant digital media works

www.NFB.ca/

Shared Planet Youth Action Grants
Deadline: January 31, 2011
For organizations that provide young people a continuum of opportunities to develop creative approaches to address pressing concerns in their communities. www.starbucksfoundation.com

NASA Video Contest
Deadline: December 31, 2010
Students in Grades 3-8 submit a three- to five-minute video on a selected NASA spinoff technology
 http://www.nasa.gov/
College Horizons Application 
Deadline: February 14, 2011

June 12 -17, 2011
: Colorado State University, Fort Collins
June 26 - July 1,  2011
 University of Rochester  NY)
 Oct 15, 2010: Undetermined
Helps prepare American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students Grades 11-12 for college.

www.collegehorizons.or
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Student News Action Network Launch!
Deadline: January 31 2011
Takes the concept of the school newspaper to a global level and enables thousands of young journalists to collaborate and address issues of local and global significance.
http://newsaction.tigweb.org

Bank of America Educational Grants
Deadline: Rolling
Local grants that address pressing social, economic, and cultural needs of communities across our global footprint.”
http://www.bankofamerica.com/
Build a Bear Grants for Pawsome Causes
Deadline: Rolling
Support for children in literacy and education programs
http://www.buildabear.com/

Native Lab Fellowship, Sundance Institute, Utah
Deadline: February 1, 2011
May 23-27, 2011
Utah
www.sundance.org

Community Improvement/Development
Deadline: February 2, 2011
For those working to develop affordable, inclusive, and sustainable urban housing solutions
http://foundationcenter.org/

ExploraVision Awards Program
Deadline: February 2, 2011.
Encourages kids in grades K-12 to create and explore a vision of future technology
.
http://www.exploravision.org/about/

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Deadline: February 4, 2010
Establishes New Dissertation Fellowship in Education and Human Potential
Awards for doctoral students whose research helps low-income students excel academically

http://foundationcenter.org/

Oglala Commemoration Scholarship
Deadline: February 4, 2011
Oglala Lakota College
A scholarship created to honor Leonard Peltier for an Oglala Lakota tribal member.

www.oglalacommemoration.com/
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Dissertation fellowship program
Deadline: February 8, 2011
Helps high-achieving, low-income student reach their full potential through education.

Frances C. Allen Fellowship
Deadline: February 10, 2011
Available to American Indian women working in any graduate or pre-professional field

http://www.newberry.org/r

Bezos Scholars Program  Aspen Institute
Deadline:  Feb 11, 2011
June 26 - July 2, 2011
Aspen, Colorado
For h.s. juniors and teachers to help cultivate the next generation of leaders.
www.bezosfamilyfoundation.org/

Gardner Leadership Award
Deadline: January 31, 2011
For an American whose leadership and work has transformed, mobilized, and unified people.

www.independentsector.org
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New England Foundation for the Arts
Deadline: February 15, 2011
Builds support structures to help Native artists access broader audiences, new markets, and financial resources.
http://foundationcenter.org/

C-SPAN: StudentCam 2011
Deadline: January 20, 2011
Washington D.C.
Individuals or teams of two to three students, in grades 6-12 create short video documentaries
www.studentcam.org
Mead Foundation Environmental Grants
Deadline: Ongoing Funds environmental projects in the Pacific Northwest regarding forestry, fisheries, and the sustainable use of resources.
www.gileswmeadfoundation.org/
Giving Soul Scholarships
What are you inspired to change in the world? Tell us how you did it?
http://givingsoulscholarships.com/
 
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