Native Village Opportunities
November 15, 2011


Buffalo
Mamie Deschillie, Navajo
Paint, cloth, and costume jewelry on cardboard

"Look at the mess we've got ourselves into, just because we invited a gringo to eat some bananas."  
Col. Aureliano Buendia in 100 years of Solitude

 

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT INVENTORY
Search for jobs across the world!www.youth-employment-inventory.org/

Canadian Aboriginal Festival
November 17-20, 2011
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canada’s largest Aboriginal festival. http://www.canab.com/

Sunrise Ceremony
Nov 24, 2011
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco
Join this highly respected event.
http://www.treatycouncil.org
What's Your M.O.? Video Contest
Deadline: November 28, 2011
For teens ages 13 -18 --what are you passionate about and doing to make a difference? 

www.YSA.org/whatsyourmo

Small Business Opportunities for Native Americans
November 23, 2011
An online chat for Native American small business from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
www.sba.gov

58th Annual Powwow
November 19-20, 2011
Hosted by the American Indian Center of Chicago, Ill.
Community Health Leaders Awards Program
Deadline: November 28, 2011
Awards to unsung heroes working to increase access to quality healthcare in their local communities.
http://pndapps.fdncenter.org

Youth Garden Grants
Deadline: November 28
Grants to schools and community organizations with child-centered garden program
http://bit.ly/rYXHpI

Humane Society Mini-Grant Program
Deadline: November 30, 2011
For programs that encourage kindness and respect for animals and their natural habitats.
http://foundationcenter.org
Bringing Back Native Ways of Discipline
December 1-2, 2011 - Rapid City, SD
December 5-6, 2011 - Omaha, NE
January 16-17, 2012 - Minneapolis, MN
January 26-27, 2012 - Spokane, WA
February 16-17, 2012 - Helena, MT
March 22-23, 2012 - Denver, CO - Admin.
March 26-27, 2012 - Denver, CO -
Topic: Teaching Teachers to Teach Native Students
www.stcstt.com

Legacy Youth Activist Fellowship
Deadline: November 30, 2011
Leadership program for those 18-24  to advance tobacco control efforts.
http://foundationcenter.org
 

Convergence in Diversity: the Food Movement and Social Transformation
November 30, 2011
Berkeley, CA
Prominent figures and youth visionaries from different sectors discuss the current food movement
http://click.icptrack.com/
Coastal CODE Fund
Deadline: December 1, 2011
Funding to protect the western waters  and coastline of the United 
www.coastalcode.org/


Puffin  Foundation Artist Grants
Deadline: December 1, 2011
Grants to art organizations and artists  who are often excluded from mainstream art. www.puffinfoundation.org

The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships
Deadline: December 5, 2011
Recognize and reward students for performing volunteer services impacting hunger .
http://bit.ly/qImcz3
2012  President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Deadline: December 9, 2011
Promotes the civic mission of our nation’s colleges  and universities.
http://myproject.nationalservice.gov/

Katie's Krops Grant
Deadline: December 5, 2011
Grants for kids ages 9 to 16 to start a vegetable garden to feed people in need in their communities.
http://bit.ly/mUscKv

Game Changer Awards
December 7, 2011
Albuquerque NM
Join 4-Time PGA winner, Nota Begay who will honor outstanding Native American youth athletes.
http://nb3foundation.org/
President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Deadline: December 9, 2011
Recognizes quality quantity, and commitment to community service initiatives at a college or university.
http://bit.ly/pjrNoL

Campus "Champions of Change" Challenge
Deadline: December 9, 2011
For college/university student-led projects that are improving their campus community and helping America win the future.
http://1.usa.gov/t8VEex

Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Program
Deadline: December 12, 2011
Support for outreach and technical assistance projects that assist socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers
http://www07.grants.gov/
Teachers Against Prejudice Essay Contest
December 15, 2011.
http://teachersagainstprejudice.org/

Saucony Run for Good Foundation
Deadline: December 13, 2011
Funding for nonprofit community organizations for youth running programs.
www.sauconyrunforgood.com

High School Essay Contest
Deadline: : December 15, 2011
For students in grades 9-12. The theme is:  “How does the Constitution establish and maintain a culture of liberty?”
www.BillofRightsInstitute.org/

Taco Bell Foundation for Teens
Deadline: December 16, 2011
Experiences for teens that inspire them to stay in school and graduate:
Graduate to Go College Experience
Graduate to Go Career Experience
Graduate to Go General Experience Grants
Keystone Grants (Boys & Girls Clubs Only)
http://www.teensupreme.org/

 National Trails Fund
Deadline: DEC. 15, 2011
Gives resources to local groups to secure access, volunteers, tools, and materials to  protect America's public trails.
www.americanhiking.org/

NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program
Deadline: December  16, 2011
Support organizations and middle or high schools in low--income areas to improve local  football fields.
http://www.lisc.org/
2011 Cultural Survival Winter Bazaar Tentative Schedule
December 16-18, 2011
Boston, MA 02199
www.culturalsurvival.org/bazaar

Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
Deadline: December 16, 2011
Washington D. C.
Brings college seniors and recent  graduates to , D.C. to learn about health policy and issues affecting minority and underserved communities....
http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/

Lexus Environmental Challenge
"Air/Climate"
Deadline: Dec 19, 2011
"Be the Challenge"
Deadline: Feb 14, 2012
For middle-high school students to create environmental programs that positively impact their communities.
www.scholastic.com/lexus/
People, Prosperity, and the Planet Program Competition
Deadline: December 22, 2011
National student design competition for sustainability focusing on people, prosperity and the planet
http://www.epa.gov/

U.S. Soccer Foundation Subgrant Program
Deadline: December 22, 2011
Grants for free afterschool soccer programs for economically disadvantaged children in grades K-8.
http://pndapps.fdncenter.org

For Native American Farmers and Ranchers
Deadline for filing a claim: December 24, 2011
For Native farmers and ranchers to receive part of $760,000,000 from the Keeps eagle discrimination settlement
www.indianfarm
class.com
Walmart Foundation Grants
Deadline: December 31, 2011
For projects by K-12 schools and others that address and benefit the needs of the community at large. http://walmartstores.com/

Classroom Earth Schoolyard Habitat Program
Deadline: December 31, 2011
Helps teachers and students create wildlife habitat at their own schools.  www.classroomearth.org/node/1893

Dr Pepper Million Dollar Tuition Giveaway
Deadline: December 31, 2011
Students 18 or older submit an original video explaining why you deserve tuition.
www.drpepper.com/
School Garden Grant Program
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2011
Grants to launch or expand school garden projects.
http://foundationcenter.org


Laura Bush Foundation Book Grants
Deadline: December 31, 2011
To update, extend, and diversify the book collections of pre-K-12 schools libraries that serve low-income children.
http://foundationcenter.org/

Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change
Ends: January 2, 2012
NMAI, Washington, DC
Indigenous science and perspective on global climate change.
http://newsdesk.si.edu/
William T. Grant Foundation funds
Deadline: January 5, 2012
Grants
Supports research projects designed to improve the social settings of youth ages  8 - 25
http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/

Bi-Annual Global Youth Justice Training Institute
Registration Opens January 1, 2012
June, 2012
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
www.globalyouthjustice.org/

2012 Hawaii International Conference on Education
January 5 - 8, 2012
Honolulu, Hawaii
http://www.hiceducation.org/
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Deadline:  January 11, 2012
For Native and other minority students entering college for the first time in the fall 2012
https://nominations.gmsp.org/

NFB and imagineNATIVE Proposals for Interactive Work
January 9, 2012
For Canadian Aboriginal artists to submit proposals for innovative interactive digital media projects.
www.imaginenative.org/

Captain Planet Foundation: Grants for the Environment
Deadline: January 15, 2012
Funds environmental projects to encourage youth to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.
http://captainplanetfoundation.org/
Aboriginal Community Sport Grant Program
To provide greater sport participation and development opportunities  for Aboriginal youth in Saskatchewan.
www.reginasport.ca/

CHS Foundation College Club Mini-Grants
Deadline: Rolling
Learning experiences and professional development for agriculture-related college clubs.
http://foundationcenter.org/


Wanna Play Fund Grants for Musical Instruments
Deadline: Rolling
Provides instruments to schools and community organizations serving low-income students.
http://foundationcenter.org

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Legacy Youth Activist Fellowship
Deadline: November 30, 2011
Leadership program for those 18-24  to advance tobacco control efforts.
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=361300013

Convergence in Diversity: How to Turn the Food Movement into a Force for Social Transformation
November 30, 2011
Berkeley, CA
Prominent figures and youth visionaries from different sectors discuss the current food movement
http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=24725029&msgid=409356&act=SW2S&c=260427&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fconvergenceindiversity.eventbrite.com%2F

Bringing Back Native Ways of Discipline
December 1-2, 2011 - Rapid City, SD
December 5-6, 2011 - Omaha, NE
January 16-17, 2012 - Minneapolis, MN
January 26-27, 2012 - Spokane, WA
February 16-17, 2012 - Helena, MT
March 22-23, 2012 - Denver, CO - Admin.
March 26-27, 2012 - Denver, CO - Teachers
Topic: Teaching Teachers to Teach Native Students www.stcstt.com