March 15, 2010



Mother Earth's Tears
by Ioyan Mani (Maxine Noel), Santee Ogala Sioux

"We’ve gone away from the naturalistic way of life for the materialistic. We’ve forgotten about nature, to be thankful even for just the breath of life, for the sun coming up.”
 Edna Gordon, Seneca

Internships from the Smithsonian Institution
Deadlines: Vary
Locations: Vary
Internships for underrepresented groups throughout the Smithsonian including the NMAI, museum offices, art galleries, folklife and cultural heritage, and more.

Earth Hour!
March 27, 2010 8:30 -9:30 p.m. (your local time)
Join hundreds of millions of people around the world who are calling for action on climate change.

Native American Recording Project
Seeking music of a “concert” or “classical” nature by Native American composers for recording. Some commercial music will be considered.

"Grant Writing for Indigenous Languages" Handbook
From University of Arizona
Available free within limits of copyright

15th Annual Alaska Native Art Auction
March 18, 2010
Anchorage Alaska
Alaska's Premier Alaska Native Art Auction

First Nations Development Institute: Native Youth and Culture Grants
Deadline: March 19, 2010 
For projects that use culture and tradition to address issues social and other issues

4th Annual Myaamiaki Conference
March 20, 2010
Miami of Ohio University, Oxford
Series of presentation, including a NASA speaker, about the Miami Tribe language and education.

Defense of Academic Freedom Award
Deadline: March 21, 2010

The Burch Seminar in the Cherokee Nation
May 16-June 19, 2010
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
For students from other colleges and universities to study abroad among the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

American Water Environmental Grant Program
Deadline: March 22, 2010
Funds for innovative community-based environmental project

Emerging Leaders Seminar
March 24-25, 2010
Tucson, Arizona
From the Native Nations Institute

Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs
Deadline: March 22, 2010
Supports young entrepreneurs, ages 18-29, whose businesses give low-wealth individuals an opportunity for greater economic security

Wildlife Conservation Society Fund
Deadline: March 26, 2010
Grants for projects focused on implementing priority conservation actions.

Indian Health Professions Pre-Graduate Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 28, 2010
Provides financial support for AI/AN students in pre-professional areas such as pre-medicine, pre-dentistry and others as needed by Indian health programs.

NCGLNAC Cultural Arts Classes
Deadline: March 20, 2010. 
March 27 -28 2010
Portland Indiana
Beadwork, hand drums, bone whistles, quill work, leather work, children's classes. From the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture
Questbridge College Prep Program
Deadline: March 29, 2010.
Help for low-income students high school juniors who plan to go to college.

School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center Fellowships
Deadline: March 30, 2010
For those interested in museum studies

Child Care and Job Training Programs Funded
Deadline: March 29, 2010
For affordable child care, improving child care job quality; and training/jobs for women
Indigenous Peoples’ Perspectives on Multicultural Education
Call for Papers
Deadline: March 30, 2010
From NAME [National Association for Multicultural Education]

Innovation Generation Collaborative Grants
Deadline: April 1, 2010.
Focus on girls and minorities that are currently underrepresented in the STEM disciplines (science, tech, engineering, math)

World of Children Annual Awards Program
Deadline: May 1, 2010
To recognize and elevate those selfless individuals who make a difference in the lives of children
Deadline: April 1, 2010
Encourage schools and non-profit organizations to improve child nutrition programs.

Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Grants
Deadline: April 1, 2010

Native Artists Grants
Deadline: April 1, 2010
Evergreen College, Washington
For all forms of visual, performance-based arts and literary arts
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Keystone Initiatives Grants Program
Deadline: April 1, 2010.

Sustain, restore, and enhance the nation’s fish, wildlife, plants, and habitats.

Interdisciplinary Conference on Ethnic Studies Conference
April 9, 2010
Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Southeast Indian Studies Conference
April 8-9, 2010
The University of North Carolina, Pembroke
The culture, history, art, health and contemporary issues of Native Americans in the Southeast
ING Run For Something Better School Awards Program
Deadline: April 15, 2010
To increase physical activity and help fight childhood obesity for students in grades 4-8.

Entertainment Software Association: Grants for Youth Programs
Deadline: April 15, 2010.
Supports  diverse projects and programs that benefit American youth, ages 7-18, of all races and denominations

The University of Washington Nurse Camp
Deadline: April 15, 2010
July 12-16, 2010
Geared toward increasing access and opportunities in nursing to minority and low-income high school sophomores and juniors.
Northwest Ohio in 1812; The Native American View"
April 15, 2010
Defiance College, Ohio

Deadline: April 15, 2010
For Native students in Math; Engineering; Science; Business; Education; Computer Science

Suder Foundation First-Generation Scholars Program
Deadline: April 15, 2010
Grants for programs that improve graduation rates of first-generation college students.
Be Kind to Animals Kid Contest
Deadline: April 15, 2010
May 2-8, 2010
For youth, ages 6 -17 who have shown particular kindness to animals

Native Plants and Herbs:  Salve Workshop
April 17, 2010   
Santa Rosa, CA

Women and Girls of Color: History, Heritage, Heterogeneity Conference
April 16-17, 2010
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven

Student/Newspaper Partnership Grant Program
Deadline: April 15, 2010
Supporting student newspapers with special interest in minorities.

Endangered Language Fund Grants
Deadline: April 20, 2010
grants for language maintenance and linguistic field work that focuses on native communities and linguistics.
Rainer Scholarships
Several scholarships for Native students

Eastern Woodland Treaties Conference
April 17, 2010
Portland, Indiana
A study of the Eastern Woodlands treaties and relationship among tribal peoples, settlers and the federal government.

Live Earth Global Run for Water
April 18, 2010
Cities and countries across the world.
Join elite athletes and others across the world for run/walks, concerts and water education activities celebrating our most precious resource: water.

Dropout Prevention Strategies for Native and Tribal Communities
April 18-21, 2010
Phoenix, AZ

Ninth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
April 19-30, 2010
UN Headquarters, New York

Strengthening Connections for Access and Equity in Education
April 19-20, 2010
Albuquerque, NM
Address the challenges that face today's Native American students.

National Conference for Native American Charter  School Conference
April 21-22, 2010
Albuquerque, NM
Schools will share best teaching and learning practices, address policy issues, and help others start Native-based public schools options.
World Peoples' Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights
April 22, 2010
Cochabamba, Bolivia

9th Annual Symposium of Native Scholarship 
April 23, 2010
University of Washington

From Micro-Management to Micro-Leadership
Apr.  22-23, 2010
(Gathering of Nations)
Albuquerque, NM
Native Philanthropy Institute
April 23-24 2010
Sessions on grantmaking, funding practices, indigenous leadership, and other strategies.

Indigenous Language Policy Research Conference
April 26-27, 2010
University of New Mexico  Albuquerque

Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art
Ends April 25, 2001
University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The artwork of six Native American artists
11th Annual Summit on Leading Diversity
April 26-28, 2010 
Atlanta GA

Native Hawaiian Education Program Competition
Deadline: April 27, 2010.
Supports projects that enhance educational services provided to Native Hawaiian children and adults.

Canada International Conference on Education
April 26-28, 2010,
Toronto, Canada
Topics include indigenous education
Target Store Grant
Deadline: April 20, 2010
Funds programs for youth, PreK - 3, that fosters a love of reading and reading together with families

All Roads Film Festival Submissions
Deadline: April 30, 2010
Event: Fall, 2010
Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by National Geographic

BIE Student Scholarship & Internship Opportunities
Deadline: April 30, 2010
Summer University Program at Crazy Horse Memorial
Deadline: April 30, 2010
June 7-August 13, 2010
Crazy Horse Memorial, SD
Offers students classes and experience to prepare for college.


Save the Frogs Day!
April 30, 2010
Encourages the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life.

Patagonia Environmental Grants Program
Deadline: April 30, 2010
For grassroots activist organizations working on campaigns to preserve and protect local habitat.
Gloria Barron  Prize for Young Heroes
Deadline: April 30, 2010
For youth ages 8-18 who have helped their communities.

2010 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups
Recruiting for the 2010 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG).

Harvard Powwow New
May 1, 2010
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Morris K. Udall Foundation (Ongoing Internship)
Deadline: May 2, 2010
10 weeks, Washington D.C.
Provides Native Americans and Alaska Natives with an insider's view of the federal government

Law School Boot Camp For Students-of-Color
May 28, 2010 - August 16, 2010
Deadline: May 7, 2010

2010 Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants
Deadline: May 3, 2010
To improve existing library services or implement new services
Washington Association for Bilingual Education
May 7-8, 2010 
Yakima WA

Black Hills Film Festival,
May 14-16, 2010
Hill City, SD

Cultural Competence in Education
Deadline: May 12, 2010.
Event: May 19, 2010
Seymour, CT
A FREE one-day workshop. .6 CEUs will be awarded for full attendance.
Contact Bill Howe:

National Pacific Islander Educator Network Conference
May  15, 2010  
Hayward, CA

Scrimshaw Class
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Portland, IN
Sponsored by NCGLNAC  (National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture)

NCGLNAC Lecture Series
May 15, 2010
Portland, Indiana
"Eastern Woodlands Treaties"
Contact Kay Neumayr:
Saturday May 15, 2010
Glendale, Arizona
Career fair provides comprehensive information to current and future education professionals.

Everyday Young Heroes Awards
Deadline: Ongoing
Highlights the achievements and commitment of a young person to service.

Brower Youth Award
Deadline: May 15, 2010
Recognizes young people for their outstanding activism and achievements in environmental issues.

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants to species conservation initiatives, recognizing the species importance, and more.

Western Undergraduate Exchange
Students from eligible states can receive a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition.

Alcoa Foundation Grants
Focuses on four areas: a sustainability environment,  tomorrow's workforce and leaders, health and safety, and capacity and resilience.
Catching the Dream
(Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund)
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