NATIVE VILLAGE OPPORTUNITIES

January 2011



 

Photograph by Leslie Schrock

"When our young people can no longer speak their language, then cultural genocide has taken place." 
Darlene Pipe-Boy, Sisseton–Wahpeton Oyate

Stop Asian Carp in the Great Lakes
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

American Experience Seeks 40 Students for Freedom Rider
Deadline: January 17-27, 2011

Retrace the steps of the original civil rights activists.
http://www.pbs.org/

LEAD Summer Business Institute
Deadline: January 20, 2011
Summer 2011
Dartmouth College, Northwestern University and Stanford University.
A college prep program that introduces Native American h.s. juniors to careers in business and finance.
http://www.nafoa.orgl

Cultural Empowerment Workshops
January 27, 2011
Toronto, Ontario
Workshop for Native people who would like to learn about Native customs.
Wellstone Fellowship
Deadline: January 31, 2011
Open to American Indians students interested in social justice, health care policies, and racial and ethnic health disparities
www.familiesusa.org/

Doing Good Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2011
For full - time students who are active in their communities and are making an impact.
http://www.doinggood.com/

The Eisner Prize for Excellence in Intergenerational Work
Deadline: January 31
Recognizes those uniting and using multiple generations, especially seniors and youth, to bring about positive and lasting changes in their community.
www.eisnerfoundation.org/
AMERICAN INDIAN EXPOSITION
January 29 - February 12, 2012
Tuscon, AZ
10,000 years of culture, 150 tribes, 14 days
www.usaindianinfo.org

International Indigenous Social Workers Wananga 2011
February 1-4, 2011
Waitangi, Bay of Islands, New Zealan
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http://www.ivsw.co.nz/

Young Social Justice Innovators Prize
Deadline: February 1, 2011
Honors social change leaders under the age of forty from any country in the world

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/
Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Program Project Grants
Deadline:  February 2, 2011
Support for habitat restoration projects within Great Lakes areas of concern
http://www07.grants.gov/

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Award
Deadline: February 4, 2011
For community-campus partnerships

http://foundationcenter.org/

The Petra Foundation Fellowships for Social Justice Leaders
Deadline: February 11, 2011
Identifies grassroots leaders for their distinctive contributions to the rights, autonomy and dignity of others
www.petrafoundation.org/
The Bezos Scholars Program
Deadline: February 11, 2011
June 26 - July 2, 2011
Aspen, Colorado.
Helps cultivate the next generation of leaders.
www.bezosfamilyfoundation.org/

Dell Social Innovation Competition
Deadline: February 15, 2011
For college students around the world who want to address a significant social problem.
http://foundationcenter.org/

The Indian Education Formula Grants
Deadline: February 14, 2011
Grants for educational agencies to reform and improve elementary and secondary school programs that serve Indian students
http://www2.ed.gov/l
Habitat Restoration Projects
Deadline: February 14, 2011
Supports community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects throughout the United States
http://www.nfwf.org/

Support for Community Programs Serving Women and Girls
Deadline: February 15, 2011
For project led by and benefiting women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities.
http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/

SAMHSA Grants
Deadline: February 16, 2011
$45.9 million in grants for cooperative agreements with state and tribal sponsored programs for preventing youth suicide
http://www.samhsa.gov/
nominate best Companies Supporting the Arts in America
Deadline: February 18, 2011
http://pndapps.fdncenter.org

STOP Hunger Scholarships
February 18, 2011
Open to K- graduate school students performing unpaid volunteer service related to hunger in the United States

www.sodexofoundation.org
/

Indigenous Peoples: Rights and Revitalization
2011 Social Science Conference
February 18-19, 2011
St Olaf College, Northfield, MN
www.stolaf.edu/
Lowes Toolbox for Education Grant Program
Deadline: February 18, 2011
Grants to develop projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit.
www.toolboxforeducation.com/

Udall Scholarship
Deadline: February 25, 2011
For college students committed to careers in the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care
http://www.udall.gov/

The Bush Fellowship Program
Deadline: February 25, 2011
For Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Native Nations within their borders..
Fellows will partner with people from all sides of a problem, seeking creative, innovative solutions that go beyond the status quo.

http://www.bushfoundation.org
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International Young Eco-Hero Awards
Deadline: February 28, 2011
Four self-directed efforts by young people, ages 8-16, to help protect and preserve the environment.
http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/l

Leadership for Tomorrow's Career Preparation Program
Deadline: February 27, 2011
Build your career roadmap based on their passions, strengths, and industry interests.

http://www.ml4t.org/

The 2011 Leadership for Equity and Excellence Forum
February 28 - March 1,  2011
Phoenix, AZ
http://www.equityallianceatasu.org/
Do Something Awards
Deadline: March 1, 2011.
Honors the nation's young world-changers who are 25 or younger. 
www.dosomething.org/

Phillips Fund for Native American Research
Deadline: March 1, 2011
Grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans,
www.amphilsoc.org/grants/philli
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Everyday Heroes Film Festival
Deadline: March 1, 2011
Toronto, Ontario
Make a silent-one-minute-mini-doc about your local eco-hero.
www.everydayheroesfestival.com
Native American Library Services Applications
Deadline: March 1, 2011
Supports existing library operations and maintain core library services in tribal communities.
http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/l

Minority Access NATIONAL Internship Program
Deadline: March 1, 2011
Offers students experience in diversity and career opportunities in the federal government and other entities.
http://minorityaccess.org/

"Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest
Deadline: March 02, 2011 T
http://www.framemyfuture.com
Leading For Equity Institute
March 10-13, 2011
Sonoma, CA
Work together to address the personal and technical challenges faced in educational equity efforts. 
http://nationalequityproject.org/

NCGLNAC One-Day Cultural Arts Class
March 14, 2011
Portland Indiana
http://www.ncglnac.com

We Can Change the World Challenge
Deadline: March 15, 2011
Student teams in K-12  create solutions to environmental issues in their schools, community. and world

http://foundationcenter.org/
 

Ben & Jerry's Foundation National Grassroots Grant Program
Deadline: Ongoing
Supports organizations bringing about progressive social and environmental change.
www.benandjerrysfoundation.org/

 
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 How Can I Get an Indian Scholarship? PowWows.com Scholarship Listings
A long list of scholarships from individual tribes.
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Directory for university/college searches.
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Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund"
Tribal Grants Information How to Spot a Scholarship Scam
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