May 15, 2010

JD Challenger

"There are a lot of things that people in America don't have any idea about.  History has been sanitized." 
 Everett "Tall Oak" Weeden, Pequot and Wampanoag ancestry "

Emergency: Hair and Nylons Needed for the BP Oil Spill

Send nylons and hair (yours and your pets!) to help clean up the oil spills. All salons, groomers, wool farmers, individuals, pet owners... Everyone is welcome!


Discretionary Grants for Indian Children
From the Office of Indian Education

Native American Mentoring Initiative
From Big Brother, Big Sister's, Native mentors are needed.

Native American Images in Film 
Tuesday and Thursday, May, 2010
Turner Classic Movies TV

Examines Native Americans as portrayed in film.  Hanay Geiogamah offers commentary from a Native View.

Native American Student Language Internship
Summer 2010 full time
Academic year: part time
Developing a model to test  oral language skills of Native American children in their tribal language,

National Foster Care Month
May, 2010

A university and college information and search directory that includes university/colleges for Native students

Save The Child / Save The Teenager

June 24 - 25 , 2010

 Las Vegas, NV – Mirage Hotel

From Micro-Management to Micro-Leadership For Tribal Council, School Board, Directors.

Save The Child / Save The Teenager

May 31 - June 1, 2010  
 Billings, MT

Academic Excellence Workshop

For teachers, tutors, classroom aides, Indian education, after school, summer staff and Tribal Ed.

Save The Child / Save The Teenager

June 29 – 30

Uncasville, CT

From Micro-Management to Micro-LeadershipDesigned for Tribal Council, School Board, Education Directors, Bd. Members, Superintendents, Principals and V. Principals

Assignment: The World
Deadline June 30, 2010
Teachers can get free access to this weekly news and global issues program for the rest of the school year. Targets grades 3-8

Save The Child / Save The Teenager

June 16 – 17, 2010

Oklahoma City, OK,

From Micro-Management to Micro-Leadership For Tribal Council, School Board, Tribal and Youth Directors, Superintendents, Principals and Vice Principals

Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship in Native American Studies,
Deadline: Until Filled
Dates: August 16, 2010- May 31, 2011
Ithica College, New York
Supports promising scholars who are committed to diversity
Ride for the Rescues
June 13, 2010
Funds raised will assist the national horse rescue community and at-risk horses across the country.
NCGLNAC Cultural Arts Classes
Pre-registration by July 21
August 2 - 6, 2010
Portland, Indiana
11 traditional classes for youth ages 12-up including deer leg bags, sweet grass baskets, atlatls, and more.
Contact Kay Neumayr:
23rd Annual Michigan Indian Family Olympics
July 30, 2010
Central Michigan University, MI
NIEA Annual Award Nominations
Deadline: May 28, 2010
Nominate those who have made outstanding contributions to Native education!

Native Literatures: Generations (NLG)— Online Quarterly
Submission Deadline: Open
Seeking original, unpublished works by writers who are citizens of the indigenous nations of North America and Hawai'i.

Grants for Public Health Projects
Grants for grassroots, public health projects that target healthy lifestyles
Grants for Child & Youth Programs
Deadline: May 18, 2010
To raise awareness and provide outreach programs to victims of violence in underserved areas.

Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival 2010
May 27-30, 2010
Kathmandu, Nepal
Theme--Indigenous Wisdom and Youth

Wick Kenney Fund
Deadline: Primarily June and December
Supports nonprofit organizations that work to protect and restore watersheds in the Western United States.
   The 2nd International Indigenous Leadership Gathering 2010
May 31 - June 6, 2010
Columbia, Canada
Grandmother Mona Polacca from The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

Model United Nations Conference
Deadline: June 1, 2010
September 14-18, 2010
Open to: international students. Scholarship / Financial aid: the organizers cover most of the costs.

Sarajevo 2010 International Summer School
Deadline: May 31, 2010
July 25-August 7, 2010
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Topic “Human Rights and Transitional Justice” Open to graduate and postgraduate students of law related disciplines
Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development
Deadline: June 1, 2010
Grants support Arts Culture, Environmental, Health, Justice, and more

Graduate Horizons 2010 Pre-Graduate Workshop 2010
Deadline: June 1, 2010
Workshop: July 17-20, 2010
Arizona State University
Open to American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nation's of Canada seeking a second masters/professional degree.

Elder Care Initiative Long-Term Care Grant Program
Deadline: June 4, 2010
Provides support for the development of American Indian/Alaska Native long-term care services.
Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2010
Wairoa, New Zealand
June 4-7, 2010

4th International Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Conference
June 6-9, 2010
Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Marine and Anadromous Fish Habitat Restoration Grants
Deadline: June 7, 2010
Provides funding for local communities and government agencies across coastal America, the Great Lakes region, and U.S. Territories
Ancestral Voices: Transitioning into Today’s Technology
June 7 - June 23 , 2010
The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
From the American Indian Language Development Institute

Native Learning Center Summer Conference
June 8-10, 2010
Fort Lauderdale, Fla
Free conference offers 35 Native-Centric courses.

Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth
June 10, 2010
For projects that help K-12 youth acquire knowledge and understanding of and skills in the arts.
America's Promise Alliance: My Idea Grants Program
Deadline: June 11, 2010
Grants awarded to high school-aged youth for ideas to help increase a community’s graduation rate anywhere in the United States.

Gathering of Great Lakes Nations Pow Wow
June 12 - 13, 2010
Portland, Indiana
Sponsored by the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture

KODAK Scholarship Program 2010
Deadline: June 14, 2010
For university or college students of film, film production, or cinematography.
Nature of Learning Grants
Deadline: June 14, 2010
To start or expand Nature of Learning programs in their communities.

EPA Sense of Wonder Contest
Deadline: June 16, 2010.
For joint projects involving a person under 18 and a person 50 or older.

Learn and Serve America Youth Engagement Zone
Deadline: June 15, 2010
Support for youth opportunities to engage in school or community-based service-learning activities.
Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) Youth Track
June 14-18, 2010
Uncasville, Connecticut.
For Native students ages 18-25  interested in a professional degree a career with a government agency.

Writing Retreat and Tribal College Faculty Preparation Training
June 14 – July 23, 2010
University of Montana, Missoula
For American Indian/Alaska Native graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Audubon Society Global Warming Action Workshop
June 19, 2010
Aurora, OH 
Free workshop on how global warming is affecting birds and wildlife.
 National Congress of the American Indian (NCAI) 2010 Mid-Year Conference
Dates: June 20-23, 2010
Rapid City, SD

Nation Building for Native Youth 2010 Summer Leadership Institute 
June 21-25, 2010
Scottsdale, Arizona
For youth, ages 15-19, and their teachers and advisors.

5th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum
June 22, 2010
Rapid City, South Dakota.
Decolonizing Indian Education
June 21-23, 2010 
University of Oregon  Eugene

Stabilizing Indigenous languages Symposium
June 25-27, 2010
University of Oregon, Eugene

Civic Leadership Institute
June 27 - 16, Baltimore
July 11 - 30) Chicago ,
July 18-August 6, San Francisco
Designed to help high school students develop the skills they need to make a positive impact on society.
Giants in the Mountains: The Search for Sasquatch
Ends: June 27, 2010
Tacoma. Washington
An exhibit that includes footprint casts, ancient stone carvings and Indian masks.

Mario Savio Young Activist Award
Deadline: June 30, 2010
For a young person, age 16 - 26 taking effective action for human rights and justic.

Captain Planet Foundation: Education Grants
Deadline: June 30, 2010
Supports hands-on environmental projects for children and youth around the world

International Fund for Cultural Diversity
Deadline: June 30, 2010

Best Buy Children's Foundation Community Grants
Deadline: July 1, 2010
Provides positive experiences to help teens excel in school, engage in their communities, and develop leadership skills.

Preservation and Access Research and Development Grants
Deadline: July 1, 2010
Provides support for projects that address challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources.
Wildlife Forever
Deadline: July 1, 2010
Support habitat restoration and acquisition, research and management, and educational projects throughout the United States.

Vine Deloria, Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium
July 8 -10, 2010
Northwest Indian College,  Bellingham, Washington 
Brings together Native and non-Native scholars and elders to honor the work of Vine Deloria, Jr.

Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication
July 14-30, 2010
Portland, Oregon
Children of Many Colors Powwow
July 16-18, 2010
Moorpark, CA

For All My Relations Conference
July 15-17, 2010
Garden Grove, CA
The 11th annual conference for Indian families.

AISES Google Scholarship
Deadline: July 18, 2010
For Native Students pursuing degrees in the computer science, computer engineering and management information systems
10th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations
July 19-21, 2010
Location: Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Free Minds, Free People
June 25 - 28, 2010
Houston, Texas
Shares knowledge, experiences and strategies to help students address the injustice their communities face.

Scholarships for Business Majors
Deadline: July 23, 2010
Awards scholarships to American Indian college or graduate students majoring in business
Closing the Huge Vocabulary Gap
July 27-28, 2009
Green Bay, WI

AT Anderson Scholarship Program
Deadline: August 1, 2010
For Native students interested in engineering, sciences, math, or business

 Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions
July 28 - August 2, 2010
Mexico City, Mexico
American Finance Officers Association Scholarship
Deadline: July 30, 2010
Open to American Indian/Alaska Native students pursuing a degree in a financially related discipline.
Summer Cultural Arts Classes for Adults and Children
August 2-6, 2010
Portland, IN
Sponsored by NCGLNAC  (National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture)
Skin as Material and Metaphor
Part I: Ends August 1, 2010.
Part II: September 4, 2010 - January 16, 2011

George Gustav Heye Center, NYC
A symbolic reminder of historical misrepresentation, exploitation, and racial politics

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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"
How to Spot a Scholarship Scam

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