July 2011 Opportunities

Native Village Opportunities
Summer Issue, 2011

From the 2009 Native American Symposium
Southeastern Oklahoma State University*

"I want to become chairman of my reservation one day. Always remember who you are and keep your himdag -- what we call culture  -- within you."
Dwayne Lopez, Tohono O'odham Nation

World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
July 20-23 2011
Fairbanks, Alaska
Promotes culture, social games, skills, dances, and traditions of Alaska, Greenland, Siberian, and Canadian Eskimos, the American and Alaskan Indians, and Aleuts.

Smithsonian NMAI Summer Concert/Festival Series
Ends August 6, 2011
Promoting Native musicians, films, performers and artists from across the Western Hemisphere. Events include concerts, festivals, and cooking demos.

Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA)
For native youth. Sign up. In 6 short weeks, you’ll be more active, feel better, and you could win an award.

Cleaning for a Reason
Free housecleaning for women undergoing chemotherapy.

Native American Journalists Association Annual Conference
July 13-17, 2011
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Undoing Institutional Racism
July 21-22, 2011 Seattle WA
September 29-30, 2011 Seattle, WA
Empowers people to “undo” the racist structures that hinder effective social change.

Park and Open Space Infrastructure Grants
Deadline: July 29, 2011
Northern and Central California T
Funding for community parks and youth programs that connect youth to the natural environment.

24th Annual Michigan Indian Family Olympics
Friday, July 29, 2011
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
The Allstate Foundation
Deadline: July 29, 2011
Funds for programs that address Teen Safe Driving and Domestic Violence Survivors.

 Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Grad Student Conference
July 29-30, 2011
The Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois
Future Cities 2011
December 15-16, 2011
London UK
Public Welfare Foundation: Grants
Deadline: July 22, 2011.
Supports organizations that address human needs in disadvantaged communities.
5th Native Spirit Festival:
Deadline: July 20, 2011
The Film and Video Festival of Indigenous Peoples, UK and Spain

Native American Heritage Day
August 27, 2011
Indianapolis, IN.

Native American Heritage Day Art Exhibit
August 26-28, 2011
Indianapolis, IN
A stunning blend of time-honored traditions and contemporary techniques. W

Big Build Contest
Deadline: August 1, 2011
Create a team, choose an activity, build it big, and upload a video of your design on You Tube.

Gateway to College National Network
Deadline: August 1, 2011
For partnerships between colleges and K-12 school districts to create H.S. curriculum the enables college credits.

2012 Outstanding Young Educator Award
Deadline: August 1, 2011
Honors young leaders dedication to excellence and support of whole-child education.
Jay Heritage Festival
October 1 - 2, 2011
Portland, Indiana
Hosted by NCGLNAC  (National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture)

The 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar Program
Deadline: August 1, 2011

Mockingbird Foundation Children's Music Education Program Grants
Deadline: August 1, 2011
For non-profits and public schools for children's music education programs.
National Anti-Vivisection Society: Sanctuary Fund
An emergency assistance program to serve animals in dire situations

Best Buy Community Grants
Deadline: August 1
For organizations that help teens to excel in school and develop life and leadership skills.

Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations Conference
Aug. 1 – 5, 2011
Oneida Nation in Green Bay, WI.
Helps empower Native women working in community and government.
Coaching for Equity Institute
August 3-5, 2011
Oakland, CA
Help people to become better teachers, teammates, and leade

America's Historical and Cultural Organizations Planning Grants
Deadline: August 17, 2011
Supports projects with humanities content,archival research, object research, and more.

Climate Change Solutions Grant Program
Deadline: August 5, 2011
For projects that relate to or complement the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

36th Annual American Indian Film Festival
Deadline: August 5, 2011
Nov. 4-12, 2011
San Francisco, CA

When and Where I Enter...*: Unlocking the Door for Women of Color in STEMM
August 10 – 12, 2011
University of Toledo, Ohio

Open Meadows Foundation Grants for Girls and Women
Deadline: August 15, 2011
Supports projects that are led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities.
International Language of Spirit Conference
August 11-14, 2011
Albuquerque, NM
Theme: Science, Technology, and Creativity

2011 ROHO Advanced Oral History Summer Institute
August 15-19, 2011
University of California, Berkeley,
Advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral/video history
. http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
NAIS: Challenge 20/20 Partnership
Deadline: August 15, 2011
Brings together a U.S. and international school to come up with a solution to a global problem.
Tides Social Justice Poster Design Contest
Deadline: August 15, 2011
Artists are invited to submit designs celebrating Tides' social change work.

The I Want More Scholarship
Deadline: August 15, 2011
Available to students passionate about their future and embrace society and culture p

Developing a Multicultural Curriculum
August 17 -19, 2011
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Connecticut
International Conference on Indigenous Education, Health, and Culture
Aug. 20-24, 2011
Sponsored by Tzu Chi University and First Nations University of Canada
Hualien, City, Taiwan  

Sodexo School Engagement Grants
Deadline: August 15, 2011
Supports programs by K-12 students and teachers that address childhood hunger. http://www.ysa.org/grants/sodexoschool

Bridging Cultures
Deadline: August 23, 2011.
 Community College projects that promote understanding of diversity, culture, traditions, and more http://www.neh.gov/
Sodexo Youth Grants
Deadline: September 16, 2011
Supports youth-led service projects that address the issue of   childhood hunger

Native Cultural Resources Training
August 21-August 28, 2011
Catalina Island, Southern California
Crash Course in Archaeology for Native and Indigenous Cultural Resource Practitioners


 Adopt-a-Beach™ Cleanup
September 17, 2011
Great Lakes Coastal Areas
Join thousands of volunteers to remove trash and collect data on their
Open Spaces Sacred Places (OSSP) National Awards Program.
Deadline: Sept 1, 2011 
Fund the creation of OSSPs designed to provide opportunities for human and social benefits.

Cultural Capital
Deadline: Sept 1, 2011 
Provides tradition bearers of tribal communities the opportunity to further their important c
ultural work
Artist in Business Leadership
Deadline: Sept 1, 2011 
Helps Native artists at the small business level
Urban Green Spaces
Deadline: Sept 1, 2011
Funds for research that supports green spaces as a public investment and essential civic amenity. http://foundationcenter.org/

Bayer USA Foundation Educational Grants
Deadlines: September 1, 2011
Supports programs that enhance the quality of life, provide unique and enriching opportunities that connect diverse groups

National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
Deadline: September 2, 2011
Grants for organizations to assist  a National Wildlife Refuge or group of refuges.
Women Helping Others Grants
Deadline: September 6, 2011
For grassroots charities that serve the overlooked needs of women and

Guitar Center Support for Music Instruction
Deadline: Open
Grants for nonprofit music programs providing music instruction to people of any age in underserved communities....


all Roads Film Project Grants for Indigenous Storytellers
Deadline: Quarterly
Grants to develop of a film or video that showcases indigenous or underrepresented minority-culture storytellers.

POV Youth Filmmaking  Presenting Our Vision
Deadline: September 18, 2011
Toronto, Ontario
For youth, 19 - 24 years old, to learn  the technical and business skills of film production


First Nation Student Leadership Conference
September 14-18, 2011
Bancroft ON
Leadership sessions interspersed with hands-on outdoor experiential activities

New Arts in Media Funding
Deadline: September 1, 2011
Grants for the  development, production, and national distribution of innovative media projects about the arts

Everyday Young Hero Award
Deadline: Weekly and Ongoing
Awarded to youth ages 5-25, from around the world who are commitment to community and other service

Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation
Deadline: October
Supports nonprofit organization that enhance the quality of life for children, families, and pets
All Roads Film Festival
September 14-18. 2011
Washington D.C.
From National Geographic Entertainment

CHS Mini-Grants to College Agriculture Clubs
Deadline: Open
Grants for programs with an agriculture focus.

Walmart Foundation State Giving Program
Deadline: September 9, 2011
Grants for education, workforce development. health and wellness, and environment sustainability.

Australia Indigenous Tourism Conference
September 20-23, 2011
Perth, Australia

Native American Food Justice Conference
September 23-24, 2011
Washington D.C.

Voting Integrity and Civic Engagement (VoICE)
Deadline: September 14, 2011
Supports organizations that are increasing the electoral empowerment of low-income communities of color
. http://www.mkf.org

nmai's Visiting Indigenous Professional Program
Deadline: September 15, 2011
Washington D.C.
Hands-on training in various disciplines at the National Museum of the American Indian

New England Foundation for the Arts
Deadline: September 15, 2011
Builds support structures to help Native artists access broader audiences, new markets, and financial resources.

September 28-30, 2011
Linneaus University, Kalmar, Sweden,
How do stories told through culture, history and heritage relate to place attachment, identity and

Freshwater Future Climate Grants
Deadline: September 30, 2011
For local communities to  engage in projects and promote decision making regarding climate change.
Freshwater Future Insight Services Grant
Deadline: September 30, 2011
Provides assistance for freshwater projects or to organizations protecting our waters


Freshwater Future Special Opportunities Grants
Deadline: September 30, 2011
Provides assistance for freshwater projects or to organizations protecting our waters

Freshwater Future Project Grant Program
Deadline: September 30, 2011
Grassroots organizations that  protect local lakes, rivers, wetlands, and other aquatic habitats
Space Shuttle Artifacts for Museums and Libraries
Deadline: Rolling
Apply for free NASA space shuttle artifacts/
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Supports children, families, and communities helping youth achieve success and help in their communities.
Glaser Progress Foundation
Aims to build a more just, sustainable, and humane world by supporting nonprofit organizations
Venture Fund for Oral Health
Rolling Deadline through December
Supports oral health systems that provide access to high-quality care for diverse populations
Wallace Global Fund
Fights injustice and protects the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends.

Barbara Bush Foundation  National Grant Competition
Deadline: September 9, 2011
Supports literacy programs for adult primary caregivers and their children.

All Roads Film Grants for Indigenous Filmmakers
Deadline: Quarterly
Grants for film projects by and about indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers across the world.
NMAI Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program
Deadline: Various
For Native American and Native Hawaiian artists working in contemporary Native American arts. From the NMAI
Outdoor Classroom Grant Program
Deadline: Rolling
Funds outdoor learning environments for K-12 public schools.
List of Tribal Colleges
Guide to Native American Studies Programs Paying For College: Native American version for high school students Tribal Grants Information
How Can I Get an Indian Scholarship? How to Spot a Scholarship Scam  powWows.com 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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