May 2011

Alan and Patty Eckman

"To be a native person is to be a good human being. Women's responsibility is to raise good human beings. Wherever we go, we are with our mother."  

Patrisia Gonzales, Kickapoo, Commanche and Macehual

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

Native American Students to Namibia
5 weeks during Dec/Jan break
Namibian Desert
Join Namibian university undergrads in field research for a reptile ecology project.

Sportfish Habitat Restoration Grants
Deadline:  May 16, 2011
Support for Fisheries Habitat Restoration in Coastal America and the Great Lakes

Horses and Humans Research Foundation
Deadline: May 15, 2011
Grants for research into the therapeutic effects of horses on humans
 Health Careers Opportunity Program
Deadline: May 25, 2011
Supports individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter and graduate from a health or allied health professions program.

Conserving the Future Conference
Deadline:  May 27, 2011
July 11-14, 2011
Madison, Wisconsin
From U.S. Fish and Wildlife: Nominate a youth (16-24) dedicated to conservation and would like to attend.

Harvard Graduation Ceremonies
May 26, 2011
Harvard University, Cambridge Mass.
Joel Iacoomes, Wampanoag, class of 1665, will finally receive his degree!
Giving the Land a Voice Multi-media Contest
Deadline: May 27, 2011
A multimedia contest for youth, ages 15-24, to bring vision to Conserving the Future (U.S. Fish and Wildlife)

Circles of Care V
Deadline: May 31, 2011
Supports efforts to increase and improve mental health systems serving AI/AN children.

K-12 School Garden Grants
Deadline: May 31, 2011
Grants to K-12 schools working on school gardens that engage students in learning about nutrition
Wallace Genetic Foundation
Grants to nonprofit organization for long-term soil and environment conservation of the soil and of the environment

NASNTI Part F Program
Deadline: May 31, 2011
Provides grants assistance to Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions

The Needmor Fun
Deadline: May 31, 2011
Supports grassroots community groups that link the power of faith, labor, and community organization
Disney/ABC Television Writing Fellowship
Deadline: June 1, 2011
Los Angeles, CA
Open to all aspiring writers at least 21 years of age,

Build Healthier Communities Grants
Deadline: June 1, 2011
Grants to study health policy proposals on health at the local, tribal, or state level.

NEA Foundation-Nickelodeon Big Help Grants
Deadline: June 1, 2011
For K-8 educators for projects about environmental awareness, health and wellness, community involvement
Carol Jorgensen Scholarship for Environmental Stewardship 
Deadline: June 3, 2011
For a full time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in an environmental stewardship discipline.

American Indian Graduate Center Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2011
Funding for high school - graduate school Native American students

 Algebra Readiness Seminar for Grades 4-9
June 2 - 3, 2011
Gallup, New Mexico
Designed for all who work with NA students
Healthy Homes Production
Deadline: June 9, 2011
Supports efforts to address a variety of high-priority environmental health and safety hazards

Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program
Deadline: June 6, 2011
Funds for projects, training or education that relates to rehabilitation

EPA: Sense of Wonder Contest
Deadline: June 10, 2011
To honor the late preservationist and ecologist Rachel Carson, the EPA, Generations United, and the Rachel Carson Council, Inc., For joint projects between youth and an older adult that expresses the Sense of Wonder they with our planet.
8th Annual Gathering of Great Lakes Nations - Pow Wow
June 11 -12, 2011
Portland, Indiana
Includes youth activities. Hosted by the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture

Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship
Deadline: June 13, 2011
For full-time Native American/Alaska Native students pursuing a graduate degree.

 Thirty-fifth Annual National Indian Timber Symposium
June 13-16, 2011
Carlton, Minnesota.
Theme: Integrating Traditional Knowledge with Modern Management
Saucony Grants for Youth Running Programs
Deadline: June 13, 2011
Grants fort programs that encourage youth to improve their health and well-being through running.

Kodak American Greenways Awards Program
Deadline: June 15, 2011.
For greenways, trails, and waterways in communities throughout America.

National Forest Foundation Mid-Capacity Assistance Program
Deadline: June 14, 2011
Supports community and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of our National Forests and Grasslands.
AISES Intel Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2011
For American Indian/Alaska Native AISES members pursuing degrees in the STEM fields.

International Competition for Innovative Employment Development Programs
Deadline: June 15, 2011
Grants for innovative approaches towards economic opportunity and employment for disadvantaged populations.

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2011
For AISES members pursuing degrees in sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, and math.
Ends July 31, 2011
Smithsonian NMAI, NYC
Presents photographs of the little-documented Grab Day, an annual tradition in the villages of the Laguna Pueblo,

Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarships for Minority Students
Deadline: Rolling
Turkey or Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
To increase minority students studying abroad and fostering a greater understanding about diversity in America.

Young Women Speaking the Economy!
Asks women aged 18-25, "What's on your mind at this time of global economic crisis?"
Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: Rolling
Ithaca College (Cayuga Nation), New York
Seek representation of Native American issues and perspectives that could emanate from many disciplines

Be Big In Your Community Contest
Deadline: June 17, 2011
Funds for youth and organizations to bring a BIG idea to life!

4th Annual Native American 5K National Championships and Community Run
June 18, 2011
Albuquerque, NM
For toddlers-adults: races and many other activities for Native American/Alaska Natives/Canadian Aboriginals.
Pre-Dental Summer Enrichment Program for Native American Students
June 20-July 15, 2011
Creighton University, Omaha, NE
high school seniors or undergraduate college students who are interested in a career as a dentist.

Northwest Indian Language Institute
June 20 - July 1, 2011
University of Oregon
Sharing Stories>" working together to create materials for students.

Tom's of Maine 50 States for Good Community Sponsorship Program
Deadline: June 21, 2011
Supports grassroots organizations working to do good in their communities.
California Indian Basketweavers Association Gathering
June 24-26, 2011
Ione, California
 An event designed to preserve, protect and promote California Indian basketry traditions. Open to public.

World of One Expo
June 24- 26, 2011
Birch Run, Michigan 48415
Fight against breast cancer and to allow our Elders to educate our youth.

Coaching for Equity Institute
June 22-24, 2011 and August 3-5, 2011
Oakland, CA
Help people to become better teachers, teammates, and leaders
NIES Seminar on Databases for Education Research and Policy Analysis
June 28-30, 2011
Arlington, VA

Wendy O'Donnell Schmidt Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2011
Open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students who have career goals in outdoors communication

Christopher B. Duro Fellowship
Deadline: June 30th, 2011
Fellowship for Native students pursuing graduate study to help the advancement of Native communities.
Mainstream College Special Scholarships
Deadline: June 30th, 2011
Special scholarships for American Indian students in mainstream universities and tribal colleges

Tribal College Special Scholarships
offered to American Indian students attending mainstream universities and tribal colleges
Deadline: June 30th, 2011

Graduate Special Scholarships
Deadline: June 30th, 2011
Special scholarships for American Indian students in mainstream universities and tribal colleges
Net Literacy Financial Connects Contest
Deadline: Rolling through June 30, 2011
Students from across the country to submit short videos that teach a lesson about the importance of financial literacy..

Native Plant Conservation Initiative
Deadline: June 30, 2011
Focuses on the conservation of native plants and pollinators or related education, research, and more.

Tribal College Scholarship Program
Deadline: June 30th, 2011
For tribal college students or high school seniors
Keep Pets and Families Together
Deadline: June 30, 2011
Grants nonprofit's working to prevent surrender or separation of companion pets from families.

Captain Planet Foundation: Grants for the Environment
Deadline: June 30, 2011
Funds hands-on environmental projects that empower youth to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.

Save-the-Redwoods League: Grants for Education on Forest Stewardship
Deadline: June 30, 2011.
Grants for
Grants for schools, associations, and other nonprofits engaged in quality redwood education.
Net Literacy Financial Connects Contest
Deadline: June 30, 2011
Students  to submit short videos that teach a lesson about the importance of financial literacy.

 Mario Savio Young Activist Award
Deadline: June 30, 2011
For social change activist age 16-26 e ages of 16 and 26 whose efforts promote peace, human rights, justice, and more.

Humanities: Preservation and Access Education and Training
Deadline: June 30, 2011
Supports efforts to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage collections.
National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
Deadline: June 30, 2011
Supports protection and restoration efforts to preserve  coastal wetland ecosystems
Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Deadline: July 1, 2011
Supports research about exercise and preventing obesity among underprivileged youth ages 3-18.
 A Brighter Future for Children and Youth
Deadline: July 1, 2011.
Supports the needs of children and young people age 5 -8 in violence prevention and more.
Teachers for Global Classrooms
Deadline: June 15, 2011.
For middle and high school teachers to participate in a program aimed at globalizing U.S. classrooms.
GeoCorps American Indian Internships
Deadline: July 1, 2011
Geoscience internships are available in America’s amazing public lands
International Association for Intercultural Education Conference
Proposal Deadline: July 1, 2011
February 15-17, 2012
Veracruz, Mexico.
Creation, Destruction, Memory: Oral History and Regeneration
July 1-2, 2011
University of Sunderland, UK

Minority Access NATIONAL Internship Program
Deadline: July 1, 2011
Offers students experience in diversity and career opportunities in the federal government and other entities

Grants for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs
Deadline: July 5, 2011
For tribes and tribal organizations for child abuse prevention programs and activities
Indigeneity and the Arts: Visual Cultures and Communication
July 6-8, 2011
University of Kent, England

Free Minds, Free People
July 7-10, 2011
Providence, RI
A national conference that brings together teachers, hs/college students, researchers, and others to develop and promote liberatory education

Crossroads of Empire: Cultural Contact and Imperial Rivalry at Old Fort Niagara
July 11-15 and July 18-22, 2011
Old Fort Niagara and Niagara University, NY
Investigates the interaction between Europeans and Native Americans in the struggle to control North America.

Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology
Deadline: Rolling
July 13-August 3, 2011. 
Washington University in St Louis, Mo
The purpose is to increase diversity among individuals in heart-related research.

Pulling Together Initiative
Deadline:  July 15, 2011
Seeks proposals that will help control invasive plant species

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
Deadline: July 15, 2011
Washington, D.C.
Serve as an Intern at the Aspen Institute's office
American Legion Child Welfare Grants
Deadline: July 15, 2011
Funds for the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children.

Voting Integrity and Civic Engagement (VoICE)
Deadline: July 20, 2011
Supports organizations that are increasing the electoral empowerment of low-income communities of color.

Children of Many Colors  Intertribal Powwow
July 15 -17, 2011
Mooprark, CA
 Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Deadline: July 20, 2011
strengthen efforts to extend the life of important collections of library, archival, museum, and historic materials and make their content widely accessible
AIHEC 2011 Summer Board of Directors Meeting
July 21-23 2011
Santa Fe, NM
World Eskimo Indian Olympics
July 20 -23, 2011
Fairbanks, Alaska
The Super Bowl of Native sports.
Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
July 31 – August 4. 2011
Portland IN
Summer NCGLNAC Children’s Cultural Arts Classes.

The Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies: Graduate Student Conference
July 29-30, 2011
Chicago, Illinois

Summer NCGLNAC Cultural Arts Classes
July 31 – August 4
Portland, IN
Hands on, 2 ˝ day classes planned for ages 12 and up, including beading, dug out canoe making, black ash baskets, and much more.
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