April 2011

Taos Pueblo Night
Gary Lujan (Land Eagle), Taos Pueblo

"Mother Earth is not a resource. She is an heirloom."
 David Ipinia, Yurok


Earth Day!
April 22, 2011
World Wide Event!
This year's theme: A Billion Acts of Green -- the largest environmental service campaign in the world
International World Peace and Prayer Day 2011
June 18-21, 2011
Bdope, MN and the World
"All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer" means respecting each others traditions, cultures, and religions
4th Annual Native American 5K National Championships and Community Run
June 18, 2011
Albuquerque, NM
Calling all former Haskell track and cross-country runners to attend. Open to all AI/AN/Ca Aboriginals, ages toddler-adults.
AIM National Conference
Nov 22-26, 2011
Sunrise Ceremony, Alcatraz Island: Nov 25, 2011
San Francisco, CA

NMAI's Artist Leadership Program
Deadline: May 2, 2011
November or December 2011
Washington D.C.
Enables indigenous artists to research and network at the NMAI.

Tribal Touring Program
From the American Indian Film Institute
"A grassroots opportunity for Indian kids to learn hands-on about filmmaking. It's the most successful program I've personally seen in action. Wes Studi (Geronimo, Last of the Mohicans)
Deadline: April 15
Supporting organizations promoting indigenous wisdom and who have little access to government or tribal resources.

5th Annual Rabbit and Bear Paws Colouring Contest
Deadline: May 25th, 2011
Contest for youth 3-15 to color picture for Rabbit and Bear Paws, the award-winning series of  Anishinabek graphic novels.

Dare to Dream Grants
Deadline: April 15, 2011
Funds experiences for girls designed to help them gain a new perspective on their own abilities and goals.
Global Youth Service Day
April 15-17, 2011
How are you going to change your world on Global Youth Service Day?

Small Spirits: Dolls from the National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 5  - Feb 12, 2012,
NMAI, Washington, D.C. 

The Advanced Placement Incentive Awards
Deadline: April 15, 2011
Designed to increase the successful participation of low-income high school students in advanced placement courses and tests.
Adopt-A-Beach Day
April 20 - May 4, 2011
Great Lakes
Join thousands of volunteers to remove trash from a beach area and collect data on the findings.

Protecting Our Children" Conference
April 17-20, 2011
Anchorage, Alaska
The National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Alcoa Global Service Leaders Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 22, 2011
August 1-14, 2011
Vancouver Island
Full scholarships allow students ages 15-18 to attend ICL's 2011 Summer Academy,

Basic Math/Pre Algebra Seminar for Grades 3-9
Deadline: April 22, 2011
April 28-29, 2011
Albuquerque, NM
Designed for American Indian Teachers, Administrators, Tutors, Para-Educators, Homework Assistance Aides, and Parents.

USDA/RUS Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program
Deadline April 25,  2011
Provides access to education, training and health care resources for people in rural America.

Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health
Deadline: April 27, 2011
Supports tribal and other groups addressing Education, Income and Employment, Family and Social Connectedness, and Community Safety.
Left Tilt Fund Grants
Deadline: April 25, 2011
Funds for social justice organizations

We (Heart) Action Scholarships
Deadline: April 26, 2011
College scholarships to students committed to rethinking what's possible and making a difference.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: Young Scholars Program
Deadline: April 25, 2011
Provides individualized educational services for high-achieving youth to develop their talents and abilities. 1.

The Great Central U.S. Shake Out
April 28, 2011, 10:15 a.m. Central Time
Participate in the Largest Midwest Earthquake Drill Ever

Minority Fellowship Program
Deadline: April 26, 2011
Grants to help increase the numbers of culturally competent health professionals working with underserved populations

Transition to Teaching program
    Deadline to Apply: April 29, 2011.
WCS Climate Adaptation Fund
Deadline: April 29, 2011
Supports projects that are intervening to help wildlife and habitat areas adapt to climate change

2011 Indian Agriculture and Rural Summit
April 28-29, 201
Sparks, Nev.
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New Mexico Women's Foundation Micro Grants
Deadline: April 29, 2011.
Support programs that create economic opportunities for New Mexico's women and girls.
Native Arts and Cultures Foundation
Deadline: April 29, 2011
Funds that support Native American artists, art communities, collaborations, and arts and cultures fields.

Citizen Writer Contest
Deadline: April 30
Offers writing prompts with connections to civics, citizenship, and our communities.

National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
Deadline: April 29, 2011
Grants for organizations to assist  a National Wildlife Refuge or group of refuges.
Native American Music Award Nominations
Deadline: April 30, 2011
Submit a recording for nomination consideration in the 13th Annual Native American Music Awards

Target: Early Childhood Reading Grants
Deadline: April 30, 2011
Supports programs such as after-school reading events and weekend book clubs.

Indiana American Indian Student Leadership Conference
April 30, 2011
Purdue University,
Brings together 9-12 and college students together for leadership workshops and networking with Native American professionals.
Target: Arts and Culture in Schools Grants
Deadline: April 30, 2011
Help schools and nonprofits to bring arts and cultural experiences directly to K-12 students.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Deadline: April 30, 2011
Honors young people who have made a positive difference to people and our planet.

ING: Unsung Heroes
Deadline: April 30, 2011
Recognizes and give awards for innovative and progressive thinking in education.

"Tell US a story" Contest
Deadline: May 1, 2011
For grades 4-8, look at a picture and tell your story about what's going on.

Johns Hopkins Summer Institute 2011
Deadline: May 2, 2011
June 28 - July 1, 2011 and July 18-22, 2011
Two week courses: "Collecting, Analyzing, and Using Public Health Data in American Indian Communities"

Free Minds, Free People conference
July 7-10, 2011
Providence, RI
Brings together students, teachers, parents, activists, and others to build a movement for liberatory education.
American Psychological Foundation Pre-College Grant Program
Deadline: May 1, 2011
For those working to improve the quality of psychological science education for high school students.

Operation Homefront
Deadline: May 1, 2011
Scholarships for wives of uniformed service members who want to attend vocational training programs in the medical field.

Back to School and Youth Literacy Grants Program
Deadline: May 18, 2011
For schools, libraries, and nonprofits working to help students improve their reading skills.
Second Chance Act Juvenile Mentoring Initiative
Application deadline: May 2, 2011
Helps develop, implement, and expand mentoring programs and services for juvenile offenders

Collecting, Analyzing, and Using Public Health Data in American Indian Communities
Deadline: May 2, 2011
June 28 - July 1, 2011
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Introduction to American Indian Health Research Ethics
Deadline: May 2, 2011
July 18-22, 2011
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grants
Deadline: May 2, 2011
Service-learning grants for youth create projects that bring about sustainable, positive change in local communities.

Shell Marine Habitat Grants
Deadline: May 2, 2011
supports conservation and restoration activities for the Gulf Of Mexico Coastal Areas

Accenture American Indian Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 4, 2011
For high school students planning to enter a U.S. college this fall.
Citytv Scholarships, Banff Centre
Deadline: May 6, 2011
Supports Aboriginal participants in Film & Media programs at The Banff Centre.

All Native American High School Academic Team
Deadline: May 4, 2011
For Native high school student with at least a 3.3 GPA and a record of leadership and service who plan to enter college this fall.

Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum All Nations Healing and Prayer Ceremony
May 15, 2011
Canton, SD
To honor and remember the patients, spiritual leaders, students and others whose remains are interred there        
Confluence Fund
Deadline: May 15, 2011
Rocky Mountain area
For innovative conservation solutions benefiting people, wildlife, and wild landscapes.

ESA Scholarship Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 15, 2011
For minorities and for women who are high school seniors or college students.

Aetna Foundation Support for Health Programs
Annual deadlines: February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15
Grants that focus on racial and ethnic health care equity and more
National Endowment for the Humanities: Preservation and Access Research and Development
Application deadline: May 19, 2011
Supports the preservation of humanities collections
Voting Integrity and Civic Engagement (VoICE)
Deadline: May 18, 2011
Supports organizations that are increasing the electoral empowerment of low-income communities of color.
Back to School and Youth Literacy Grants
Deadline: May 18, 2011
Funding for school libraries and media centers.
The 9th Grandmothers' Council Gathering
May 18-21, 2011
Anchorage, Alaska
For the The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers/

Peace Development Fund: Community Organizing Grant Program
Deadline: May 20, 2011
Supports groups engaged in community organizing work for social justice.

  Native American Indigenous Studies Association Conference
May 19 – 21, 2011
Sacramento, California
Brings together scholars, students, indigenous communities, elders, activists, and practicing professionals.

Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living for Children
Ends May 22, 2011
Mitchell Museum, Evanston, IN
DON'T MISS! An exhibit of original book illustrations dealing with diabetes prevention for Native children. http://www.mitchellmuseum.or

2011 100 Best Communities for Young People Competition
Deadline: May 27, 2011
Recognizes communities who are reducing high school dropout rates and providing youth an outstanding place to live

Grants for Arts Projects: Challenge America Fast-Track
Deadline: May 26, 2011
Support small and mid-sized organizations for projects for underserved populations.
Teenage Interfaith Diversity Education Conference
May  27-29, 2011
Northeastern University
Organized and led by teens to spread pluralism, teenage voices, and become a positive force in the world


American Indian College Fund
Deadline is May 31, 2011
Scholarships are the Seven Stars Graduate Scholarship, Sovereign Nations Scholarship, and Vine Deloria Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards
Deadline: May 31, 2011
Honors American Indian artists who share  indigenous values, heritage, creative talents and skills with the community.
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
May 31 - June 4, 2011   
San Francisco Cal

AIGC BIE-Loan for Service Program
Deadline:  June 1, 2011
For a full-time Native American student pursuing a master, doctoral, or professional degree who have a 3.0 or higher GPA

AIGC Fellowship Program
Deadline:  June 1, 2011
For full-time Native students pursuing a master, doctoral, or professional degree.
AICI Native American Scholarships and Training Programs
Funding year: July 1 2011 - June 30, 2012
For students who have already filled out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching
Deadline: June 1, 2011
Recognize outstanding teachers and promote their practices in the nation’s schools.

Health Impact Project,
Deadline: June 1, 2011
Funds initiatives that identify how policy proposals will impact health at the local, tribal, or state level.
Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living for Children
June 1 - September 30, 2011
Comanche National Museum & Cultural Center,
Lawton, OK
Original watercolors from the CDC's ground-breaking diabetes awareness books for Native youth -- and everyone!

Taking Action: Leadership & Service
Late Registration, Session 1: June 4
Session 1:  June 26, 2011 — July 15, 2011
Session 2 July 17, 2011 — August 5, 2011
Johns Hopkins University –Baltimore, MD
For students in grades 7-12, integrates academic study with meaningful community service

Taking Action: Leadership & Service
Late Registration, Session 1: June 4, 2011
Session 1 June 26, 2011 — July 15, 2011
Session 2 July 17, 2011 — Au 5, 2011
Northwestern University – Evanston, IL
For students in grades 7-12, integrates academic study with meaningful community service
National Training on Youth Court Programs
June 7-9
Las Vegas, NV
'Establish or Enhance a local Teen Court/Youth Court Diversion Program'

Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival
June 3-5, 2011 
Oklahoma City, OK
Accepting applications from Native Artists

Vocational Rehabilitation Services Projects for American Indians with Disabilities
Deadline: June 7, 2011.
Provide vocational rehabilitation services to American Indians with disabilities.

2011 SAIGE National Conference
June 13-17, 2011
Tulsa, Oklahoma
From the Society of American Indian government employees

8th Annual Gathering of Great Lakes Nations Pow Wow
June 11 -12, 2011
Portland, IN
Enjoy Native American drums, singers, dancers, vendors, foods, artisan demonstrations, children’s activities,

AISES Intel Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2011
Scholarships for American Indian/Alaska Native AISES pursuing degrees in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2011
Scholarships for AISES members who are American Indian/Alaskan Native college students.

List of Tribal Colleges
 How Can I Get an Indian Scholarship? Scholarship Listings
A long list of scholarships from individual tribes.
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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