NATIVE VILLAGE OPPORTUNITIES
September, 2010


Get Off the Water
Alya Z. Bouvette, American Metis

"Like the Thunderbird of old I shall rise again out of the sea; I shall grab the instruments of the white man's success - his education, his skills, and with these new tools I shall build my race into the proudest segment of your society."  Chief Dan George, SALISH
 

Peaceweek
September 14-21, 2010
Free --the largest virtual peace summit ever created.
http://peaceweek.info/

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. 
www.13moonwalk4peace.org.  

International Year of Youth
August 2010 - 2011
Advancing the full and effective participation of youth in all aspects of society.
http://social.un.org/
The Lost Films
Looking for lost movies about Indian populations. Can you help?
www.jfredmacdonald.com/

Free Child Safety Kit
Special, no-scare methods to teach safety to every age group.
https://secure.pollyklaasaction.org/

Books for Babies Matching Grants
Deadline: September 15, 2010
A national literacy program to inform parents of newborns of their important role in the development of their children.
www.ala.org/
Native American Student Artist Competition
For students in K-12, explore the connection between education and Native culture.
http://kids.indianeducation.org/i

Native American Scholarships
A long list of scholarships available to Native Americans.
www.scholarships4school.com

Call for Doc/Drama Pitch
Deadline: September 16, 2010
Pitch your idea for a drama series in this ImagineNATIVE contest
www.imaginenative.org/

2010 All Roads Film Festival Screenings
National Geographic Auditorium
Washington, D.C.
 
September 28, 2010: "Reel Injun" (Canada) September 29: 
For the Next 
 7 Generations
(Various Countries)
September 30: "Desert Flower"  UK and Somalia) October 1-2: Filming Indigenous Communities: Past, Present, and Future [Discussion]
October 1: "Boy" (New Zealand) October 1: "The Search" (Tibet)
October 2: "CBQM" (Canada) October 2: "Maori Film Retrospective" (New Zealand)
October 2: "Dear Lemon Lima" (U.S.) October 2: "Samson and Delilah" (Australia)
October 3: "Up Heartbreak Hill" (U.S.) October 3: "We Live By the River" (U.S., Canada)
October 3: "Shooting with Mursi" (Ethiopia)

www.nationalgeographic.com

BFC [Buffalo Field Campaign] Road Show, West Coast Schedule 2010
Learn what the Buffalo Field Campaign is doing to stop the slaughter of Yellowstone's wild buffalo

Sept. 17 
Harbor, WA
Sept. 18
Seattle, WA
Sept. 19
 
Olympia, WA
Sept. 20
Portland, OR
Sept. 21 Newport, OR Sept. 23
Bend, OR
Sept. 24
 
Ashland, OR
Sept. 25
Briceland, CA
Sept 26
Cresent City, CA
Sept. 27
Arcata, CA
Sept. 28
Arcata, CA
Sept. 29
Chico, CA
Sept, 30
Incline Village, NV
Oct. 1
Berkeley, CA
Oct. 2
Santa Cruz, CA
Oct. 3
San Jose, CA
Oct. 5 Fresno, CA Oct. 6
San Luis Obispo, CA
Oct. 7 Santa Barbara, CA Oct. 8
LA, CA UCLA
Oct. 9
LA, CA
Check other dates and locations:
/www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/
Grad Fairs
Speak with representatives from local, national, and international programs, learn about admissions and becoming a stronger candidate for graduate school.
September 16 
New York, NY (200 schools will be there)
September 20 Providence, RI -   - (75 schools)
September 21 Boston, MA -- (180) September 23 Pittsburgh, PA
(50)
September 27 Philadelphia, PA  (65) September 29
Toronto, ON
(60)
September 30
Washington, DC -(200)
October 18
Minneapolis, MN -  (70)
October 19 Chicago, IL - (135) October 20
Ann Arbor, MI - (75)
October 25
Denver, CO -  (60)
October 27
Seattle, WA -  (80)
October 28 Portland, OR - (80 November 1
San Francisco, CA  (120)
November 2
Los Angeles, CA - (115
November 4
Atlanta, GA -  (75)

http://www.idealist.org/gradfairs

Native American Day
September 23, 2010
Tribal Justice: Protecting and Preserving Tribal Families and communities
Sacramento, CA
www.CIHC.parls.ca.gov
Friends Group Grant Program
Deadline: September 24, 2010
For creative and innovative proposals to help organizations interested in assisting the Refuge System.
http://foundationcenter.org/
Freedom to Create Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Funds projects that use the arts to create transformational change in the developing world.
www.freedomtocreate.com/
 
Adopt-A-Beach: The World's Largest Shoreline Cleanup
September 25, 2010 (check website for additional date)
Great Lakes States: Ill, IN, MI, WI, OH
In 2009, volunteers removed 18, 106 pounds of trash from shorelines.
www.greatlakesadopt.org/

National Indian Council on Aging Conference
September 25-28, 2010
Acme, Michigan
http://www.nicoa.org

Young Native Women's Leadership Academy
September 26-27, 2010   
Tulalip Resort, Washington
http://www.enduringspirit.org/
Honor the Earth
Deadline: September 30, 2010
Helps Indigenous communities' prevent and adapt to climate change in ways that preserve and restore Indigenous cultures.
http://foundationcenter.org/p

WaysToHelp.org Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants for teens to fund their community service ideas across any one of 16 issue areas.
www.waystohelp.org

The Loflin-Anaya Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2010
Available to birth mother, a single mother recovering from an abusive marriage, or a Native American high school graduates.
www.loflinanaya.org/
Creating the Change We Want:  "Our Agenda, Our Way."
September 27-28, 2010
Tulalip, WA
How native women can create agendas for change in communities and the local, state, and national
legislative process
www.acteva.com

PHD Project
Deadline: September 30, 2010
Encourages Native Americans to pursue Ph.D.’s and serve as role models and mentors for minority business students
www.phdproject.org

Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection 
Opens September 25, 2010
NMAI on the National Mall
Washington, D.C.
Target Field Trip Grants
Deadline: September 30, 2010
Grants for eligible trips including art, science, cultural, community service, civic projects, career enrichment and more
http://sites.target.com/
 

Instruments for School Music Programs
Deadline: October 1, 2010
Musical instruments will be given to school/after school music programs, particularly those serving low-income communities....
http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/

Spirit of Conservation Migratory Bird Program
Deadline: October 1, 2010
Grants to  those working to protect, restore, or manage habitats for migratory birds.
http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/

Music Preservation and Research Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2010
For those working to advance archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas
http://pndapps.fdncenter.org

Healthy Sprouts Award
Deadline: October 1, 2010.
Recognizes and supports youth gardening programs focused on teaching about the environment, nutrition, and hunger issues
http://www.kidsgardening.com/

Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development
Deadline: October 1, 2010
Grants support Arts Culture, Environmental, Health, Justice, and more
http://www.7genfund.org/
 
Send Your Name Around the Earth
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2010 or after
Hitch a ride on NASA's next climate monitoring satellite
http://polls.nasa.gov/

Professional Development Grants for Archives and Historical Publishing
Application deadline: October 7, 2010
Supports the training and education of professionals in the archival and historical publishing communities

http://www.archives.gov/

NAME Founders Scholarships for Students
Deadline: October 4, 2010
Conference: November 3-6,
Las Vegas, NV
Scholarships for National Association for Multicultural Education Conference.
http://nameorg.org>
Save The Child / Save The Teenager
October 7 – 8 ,2010
Albuquerque, NM
Academic Excellence Workshop
For teachers, tutors, classroom aides, Indian Ed, after school staff and Tribal and Bd. Members.
www.stcstt.com

Turtle Women Rising Gathering
October 8-11, 2010
Washington DC
Welcoming home troops, honoring veterans, standing for peace. Joining will be member of The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
http://www.turtlewomenrising.com/

2010 NIEA Convention
October 7-10, 2010
San Diego, California
The Annual National Indian Education Association Convention
http://www.niea.org/
One Day on Earth
October 10, 2010
Join filmmakers, journalists, teachers, students and citizens across the world to document the 24 hours of October 10 with video and photography
www.onedayonearth.org/

Native Language Terminology Development Conference
October 11-12, 201
Albuquerque, New Mexico
From the Indigenous Language Institute.
www.ilinative.org

9th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention
October 11 -14, 2010
Honolulu, HA
Focusing on the power of community ideas and unity in rebuilding an economy that honors the identity of Hawaii.
www.hawaiiancouncil.org.
Gulf of Mexico NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training Program
Deadline: October 14, 2010
Supports environmental education efforts that promote locally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 environment.
http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov

California Indian Conference
October 14-16, 2010
University of California, Irvine
"Retrospectives and Perspectives" is this years conference theme.
https://eee.uci.edu/

Save The Child / Save The Teenager
October 14 – 15, 2010
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Academic Excellence Workshop
For teachers, tutors, classroom aides, Indian Ed,  after school and Tribal education staff.
www.stcstt.com

Lowes Toolbox for Education Grant Program
Deadline: October 15, 2010
Grants to develop projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit.
www.toolboxforeducation.com/

Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2010
Supports live performance artists who reflect our culture's innovation and growing diversity
http://www.mapfund.org/

AGI: We Depend on Energy
Deadline: October 15, 2010.
A photography contest for all ages. The theme: "We Depend on Energy."
www.earthsciweek.org/
SEVEN Fund, Inc.
Deadline: October 15, 2010
Grants for enterprise solutions to poverty that are faith- based, faith- inspired, or interfaith effort.
www.sevenfund.org/

Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program
Deadline: October 15, 2010.
Grants to schools, nature centers, or other organizations to establish outdoor learning centers.

www.for-wild.org/seedmony.htm

State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2010
For teachers, staff, and students conducting service-learning initiatives...
http://foundationcenter.org

Save The Child / Save The Teenager
October 18 – 19, 2010
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Academic Excellence Workshop
For teachers, tutors, classroom aides, Indian Ed, after school and Tribal education staff.
www.stcstt.com


11th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Event date: October 20 - 24, 2010
Toronto, Ontario
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ww.imagineNATIVE.org

Teaching With a Cultural Eye Institute
October 14 - 16, 2010
Oakland, CA.
Help develop the skills and awareness to successfully interact with, and teach, students and families from diverse backgrounds.
www.nationalequityproject.org
NCGLNAC Children's Cultural Arts Class
Pre-registration before October 15. 2010
October 23. 2010
Portland, Indiana
Children ages 6 and up will learn about Great Lakes Native Americans
Contact Kay Neumayer:
 kay.neumayr@ncglnac.com
www.ncglnac.org

Choctaw Code Talkers - PBS
Oct 23, 2010
Airing on PBS TV

NCGLNAC Lecture Series
October 23. 2010
Portland, Indiana
Learn more about Great Lakes Native Americans
Contact Kay Neumayer:
kay.neumayr@ncglnac.com
www.ncglnac.or
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Race and Pedagogy National Conference
Oct. 28­30, 2010,
University of Puget Sound, WA
Theme: Teaching and Learning for Justice: Danger and Opportunity in Our Critical Moment
www.pugetsound.edu/r

New Journeys in Collaboration -A California Tribal Museum Partnership Summit
Friday, October 29, 2010
Santa Rosa, CA 
www.cimcc.org

United States Soccer Foundation Grants
Deadline: October 29, 2010
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upport for soccer projects and expenses. Priority will be given economically disadvantaged urban areas.
www.ussoccerfoundation.org
Nestlé USA: Very Best in Youth Program
Deadline: November 1, 2010.
Honors young people ages 13 - 18 who have excelled in school and are making their community and the world a better place.
http://verybestinyouth.nestleusa.com/

Verizon Foundation Grants
Deadline: October 31, 2010.
Grants that help people improve education, avoid domestic violence, and improve health and safety.
http://foundation.verizon.com/

Tiger Woods Foundation: Grants for Underserved Youth
Deadline: November 1, 2010.
For programs and projects that enhance the learning process for underserved children, and transitional programs for young adults.
http://web.tigerwoodsfoundation.org/
Save the Child/Save the Teenager Academic Excellence Workshop
November 1 - 2
Portland, Oregon
Designed for teachers, tutors, classroom aides, Indian Ed,  after school staff and Tribal and Bd. Members.
www.stcstt.com

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Deadline: November 1, 2010
For youth in grades 5 - 12 who have shown outstanding volunteer service to their communities. http://spirit.prudential.com/

Youth Garden Grant Program
Deadline: November 1, 2010
For  child-centered garden programs for youth ages of 3 -18
http://foundationcenter.org/
Lexus Eco Challenge Contest
Deadline: Challenge One (Land/Water) - November 3, 2010.
Deadline: Challenge Two (Air/Climate) -January 19, 2011
For middle and high school students
http://foundationcenter.org/

20TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL NAME CONFERENCE
November 4-6, 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada
From NAME [National Association for Multicultural Education]
http://NAMEorg.org/

Oregon Diversity Institute
November 4 - 5, 2010
Chemeketa Community College, Salem OR
http://www.chemeketa.edu/odi/
2010 National Conference on Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Diversity Enrichment
November 7 - 10, 2010
Las Vegas, NV
www.theacademicnetwork.org

From Micro-Management to Micro-Leadership
November 8 - 9, 2010
Las Vegas, NV
Designed for tribal councils and education officials.

www.stcstt.com

Indian National Finals Rodeo
November 8 - 9, 2010
Las Vegas, NV
Exploring the Red Atlantic Conference
November 12-13, 2010
University of Georgia, Athens
Email: INAS@uga.edu

Service-Learning Grants to Fight Childhood Obesity
Deadline: October 22, 2010
Grants for youth working to address childhood obesity in their communities.
http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/

  ASCEND Humanitarian Alliance Education Internship
Available to students and educators with an interest in international education in undeserved communities.
http://ascendalliance.org/
Smithsonian Fellowship and Internship Programs
www.si.edu/ofg/intern.htm#iofg
Preserve America Grant Program
Supports preservation efforts through heritage tourism, education, and historic preservation planning.
http://www.nps.gov/
 
 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
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