Native Village Opportunities
October 15, 2011

 Land of Enchantment
Woodrow Crumbo, Potawatomi

 "Reservations are prisoner of war camps, and we are under military occupation."    Richard Grass, Lakota, Dakota and Nakota

A Week of Eating Indigenous Foods
First week in November
Mini-Challenge: Join others in eating only indigenous foods for one week.

Alaska Federation of Natives Convention Live Radio/Streaming Broadcast
October 20-22, 2011
Gavel to gavel coverage bringing the voices of AFN Convention speakers and participants into our homes.
Radio stations across Alaska will broadcast.
Internet audio streams: and

A health text messaging  service for Native teens and young adults
Reader to Reader Program
60% of underprivileged children do not own a single book. R2R donates books to the nation's poorest communities.

Verizon Foundation
Deadline: October  16, 2011.
Support for  technology-based approaches to: literacy and education; preventing domestic violence and helping victims; improving healthcare, and Internet safety.

National Geographic Student Expeditions Scholarships
Summer 2012
Deadline: March 1, 2012
For high school students across the world to join summer travel and exploration programs.
Save The Child / Save The Teenager
October 17-18, 2011 – Lawrence, KS
November 1-2, 2011 - Oroville, CA

Teaching Teacher Traditional Horse Culture Clinic
October 17-19, 2011
Calgary, Alberta

Bringing Back Native Ways of Disciplines to Teach Native Students

National Center  for Safe Routes to School Mini-Grant
Deadline: October 19, 2011
Assists communities  in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bike to school.

Women of Appalachia Conference
October 20 -21, 2011
Ohio University, Zanesville
Theme: Native American Impact, Influence and Intersection

Traditional Games Certification Clinic
October 20-22, 2011
Salish Kootenai College. Pablo, MT
Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference
October 25-27, 2011
Vancouver, BC

Day of the Dead Events
October 28-- 29, 2011
NYC, New York
Held by the National Museum of the American Indian

TribalNet Webinar
October 26, 2011---2pm EDT
FREE!  Finding and Securing Grant Funds for Technology Projects
Summit for Courageous Conversations
October 29-November 2, 2011
San Francisco, California
Features speakers and workshops about the critical topic of race in education.

The Conservation  Alliance Wilderness Protection Programs
Deadline: November 1, 2011
Supports direct action to protect specific threatened wild places and waterways.

CHS Foundation College Club Mini-Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Funds innovative leadership and professional development programs with an agriculture focus.

HSBC Bank USA Corporate Contributions Program
Deadline: November 1, 2011
Grants for environmental youth education (ages 3-25) from disadvantaged backgrounds or economically deprived areas. Also grants for adults/teachers/researchers.

Whale Tale Grants Programs
Deadline: November 1, 2011
Supports coastal habitat restoration, beach eminence and educational programs  about the  state’s marine and coastal resources.
AISES National Conference Campus Tour
Deadline: November 2, 2011
Event Date: November 10-12
Minneapolis, MN
Hands on sessions for pre-college students and educators

2011 Native Women and Native Youth Essay Competition
Deadline: November 4, 2011
Topic: “What Should Indian Agriculture Look Like 25 Years From Now?” Talk to elders about past agriculture, then write about future agriculture. For 2011 Grads and students in grades 9-12.
More info:

Save the Redwoods Grants
Deadline: November 4, 2011
Funds research to help protect the redwood forests.
Annual Men and Women of Color Leadership Conference
November 4-5, 2011
Indiana University, Bloomington
Theme: "War on Education: What Does It Mean for the U.S.?"

Open Society Foundations’ Youth Initiative
Deadline: Rolling
Funds to develop and curate thematic pages on, a new online global youth portal and community.

WINS (Washington Internships for Native Students)
Offers AI/AN/NH students the opportunity to build leadership skills while living, studying, and interning in Washington, DC.
36th annual American Indian Film Festival
November 4-12, 2011
San Francisco, CA
Premieres over 70 feature films, shorts, public service, music videos and documentaries from the U.S. and Canada's indigenous communities.

Grants to Research Value and Impact of the Arts
Deadline: November 8, 2919
Grants for research on the value and impact of arts at individual or community level. Open to tribes and tribal communities

Doctoral/Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships
Deadline: November 7, 2011
Cornell University, Ithica, NY
From the Department of History of Art and Visual Studies. Focus on applicants from underrepresented communities, face economic hardships, and first are generation college grads.
NWFW Fisheries Innovation Fund
Deadline: November 10, 2011
Supports innovative approaches to building the capacity and sustainability of fishing communities.
Promoting Success in STEM
November 12, 2011
Purdue University, Lafayette Indiana
Keybank Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Supports programs for individuals from diverse backgrounds including vocational training, job placement, and school to work readiness programs.
Eastern and Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainability and Conflict Resolution
November 13-15, 2011
University of South Florida, Tampa

12th Annual TribalNet Conference
November 14-17, 2011
Dafter, MI
A first-hand look at the latest products and services offered by select technology vendors

For high school seniors or college students who have financial need.
Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize
Deadline: November 14, 2011
honors individuals under age 40 who's accomplishments have effecting positive social change

Undergraduate Mentoring Awards for the Society of Wetland Scientists
Deadline: November 15, 2011
Event Date: June 2 – June 9, 2012
Orlando, Florida
Travel awards to undergrads from underrepresented groups for career mentoring and exposure to career options/

California Story Fund
Deadline: November 15, 2011
Grants for genuine and compelling stories from and about California’s diverse communities.
Economies of Theatre
Nov 17-20, 2011
Quebec, CA
Explores the stakes of changing minority identities over time in theatrical markets.

Fall Friendship Fire
October 22-23, 2011
Sponsored by National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc. -
Portland, IN 

Sea Turtle Grants Program
Deadline:  November 18, 2011
Grants to support of sea turtle conservation, education, and research programs throughout Florida.
Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
Deadline: November 22, 2011
Supports beginning farmer and rancher  in agriculture and sustainability of resources.

Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program
Deadline: November 22, 2011.
Supports healthcare outreach and service delivery in rural areas, including low-income and rural minority populations.

AIM National Conference
Nov 22-26, 2011
Sunrise Ceremony, Alcatraz Island: Nov 25, 2011:
San Francisco, CA
2011 Cultural Survival Winter Bazaar Tentative Schedule
November 25- 26, 2011
Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA

NGA/Home Depot: Youth Garden Grants
Deadline: November 28, 2011.
Supports schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs.

New Journeys in Collaboration
November 17, 2011
Cal State University
San Marcos, CA
For tribal leaders, museum reps, and others across the state who are interested in tribal museums and cultural programs
Preliminary schedule pdf
NSTA: Angela Award
Deadline: November 30, 2011.
For female student, grades 5-8,  who is involved in or has a strong connection to science.

The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections Program
Deadline: December 1, 2011
Supports preventive conservation measures that prolong the useful life of collections.  generations.

CIC/Smithsonian Institution Fellowships
Deadline: December 1, 2011
Awards for graduate students of CIC universities to conduct research at Smithsonian research institutes, museums and the National Zoo.
SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund
Deadline: December 1, 2011
Supports wildlife research, habitat protection, animal rescue, and conservation education projects worldwide....

The Small Business Innovation Research Program 
Deadline: December 2, 2011.
Supports technological innovation with a focus on socially and economically  disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses.

 Open Call for Documentary Film Proposals
Deadline: December 2, 2011
Grants to nonprofits for social-issue documentary films intended for a broad audience....
STOP Hunger Scholarships
Deadline: December 5, 2011
Recognizes the efforts of students in grades K - college to end hunger

2011 Cultural Survival Winter Bazaar Tentative Schedule
December 3-4, 2011
December 10-11, 2011
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2011 Native Art Market
December 3-4, 2011
NMAI in New York City

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
Deadline: December 6, 2011
Provides exceptional community college students with a scholarship to transfer to four-year colleges.

Editions and Translations of Significant Scholarly Materials
Deadline: December 8, 2011
Supports the preparation/ translations of pre-existing texts and documents, including  historical materials.

Indian Child Welfare Courses
December 6-8, 2011
Portland, Oregon
Sustainable  Bioenergy Challenge Grants for Rural Areas
Deadline: December 15, 2011.
To investigate Interactions among policy, the environment
and bioenergy while protecting and providing habitats for   wildlife and beneficial insects

Future Cities 2011 - International Symposium
December 15-16, 2011
London, England
Submission Deadline: June 1,2011
700 international delegates will listen to presenters and discuss a wide range of key issues and topics

National Geographic Student Expeditions Scholarships
Summer 2012
Deadline: March 1, 2012
For high school students across the world to join summer travel and exploration programs.
Paying For College:
Native American version for high school students
List of Tribal Colleges Foundation Funding for Native American Issues and Peoples
Guide to Native American Studies Programs Tribal Grants Information
How Can I Get an Indian Scholarship? How to Spot a
Scholarship Scam Scholarship Listings
A long list of scholarships from individual tribes.
Catching the Dream
Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund"
Minority and Diversity Opportunities BrainTrack
Directory for university/college searches
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