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.
http://www.weio.org/

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.
http://www.nmai.si.edu/

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.
!
http://www.presidentschallenge.org

Cleaning for a Reason
Free housecleaning for women undergoing chemotherapy.
http://www.cleaningforareason.org/

Native American Journalists Association Annual Conference
July 13-17, 2011
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
http://www.naja.com/
 

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.
http://www.pinwseattle.org/

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.
http://foundationcenter.org

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

 Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Grad Student Conference
July 29-30, 2011
The Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois
http://www.newberry.org/
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.
http://www.publicwelfare.org
5th Native Spirit Festival:
Deadline: July 20, 2011
The Film and Video Festival of Indigenous Peoples, UK and Spain
www.nativespiritfoundation.org

Native American Heritage Day
August 27, 2011
Indianapolis, IN.
rebeccabearcreek@sbcglobal.ne
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Native American Heritage Day Art Exhibit
August 26-28, 2011
Indianapolis, IN
A stunning blend of time-honored traditions and contemporary techniques. W
Info:

rebeccabearcreek@sbcglobal.net
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.
http://pbskids.org/

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.
http://www.gatewaytocollege.org/

2012 Outstanding Young Educator Award
Deadline: August 1, 2011
Honors young leaders dedication to excellence and support of whole-child education.
http://www.ascd.org/
Jay Heritage Festival
October 1 - 2, 2011
Portland, Indiana
Hosted by NCGLNAC  (National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture)
 www.ncglnac.co
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The 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar Program
Deadline: August 1, 2011
http://www.cies.org/

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

Best Buy Community Grants
Deadline: August 1
For organizations that help teens to excel in school and develop life and leadership skills.
http://bit.ly/l8gGrz

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.
 http://www.wewin04.org/
Coaching for Equity Institute
August 3-5, 2011
Oakland, CA
Help people to become better teachers, teammates, and leade
rs
http://nationalequityproject.org

America's Historical and Cultural Organizations Planning Grants
Deadline: August 17, 2011
Supports projects with humanities content,archival research, object research, and more.
http://www.neh.gov/grants/grants.ht
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Climate Change Solutions Grant Program
Deadline: August 5, 2011
For projects that relate to or complement the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

http://foundationcenter.org/
36th Annual American Indian Film Festival
Deadline: August 5, 2011
Nov. 4-12, 2011
San Francisco, CA
http://www.aifisf.com/

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

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.
http://www.openmeadows.org/
International Language of Spirit Conference
August 11-14, 2011
Albuquerque, NM
Theme: Science, Technology, and Creativity

http://www.seedgraduateinstitute.org
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.
http://www.nais.org/
Tides Social Justice Poster Design Contest
Deadline: August 15, 2011
Artists are invited to submit designs celebrating Tides' social change work.
http://foundationcenter.org

The I Want More Scholarship
Deadline: August 15, 2011
Available to students passionate about their future and embrace society and culture p
ositively.
http://superfuturescholarship.or
g/

Developing a Multicultural Curriculum
August 17 -19, 2011
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Connecticut
http://www.aces.org
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.
For
 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
http://www.ysa.org/grants/sodexoyouth

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

http://tlcee.ucla.ed
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 Adopt-a-Beach™ Cleanup
September 17, 2011
Great Lakes Coastal Areas
Join thousands of volunteers to remove trash and collect data on their
findings.
http://www.greatlakes.org
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.

http://www.tkffdn.or
g/
Cultural Capital
Deadline: Sept 1, 2011 
Provides tradition bearers of tribal communities the opportunity to further their important c
ultural work
http://www.firstpeoplesfund.org/
Artist in Business Leadership
Deadline: Sept 1, 2011 
Helps Native artists at the small business level
.http://www.firstpeoplesfund.org/
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
http://www.bayerus.com/

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

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

http://foundationcenter.org/

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.
http://foundationcenter.org

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

 www.povfilm.org

First Nation Student Leadership Conference
September 14-18, 2011
Bancroft ON
Leadership sessions interspersed with hands-on outdoor experiential activities
http://www.phecanada.ca/


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

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
http://www.YSA.org/awards/hero

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

http://events.nationalgeographic.com/
CHS Mini-Grants to College Agriculture Clubs
Deadline: Open
Grants for programs with an agriculture focus.
http://www.chsfoundation.org/

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

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

www.heritagetourism.com.au
Native American Food Justice Conference
September 23-24, 2011
Washington D.C.
http://indiglit.wordpress.com/

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
http://foundationcenter.org/

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.
http://foundationcenter.org

PEOPLE, PLACES ,STORIES Conference,
September 28-30, 2011
Linneaus University, Kalmar, Sweden,
How do stories told through culture, history and heritage relate to place attachment, identity and
dependency?
http://lnu.se/a

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

http://www.freshwaterfuture.org

Freshwater Future Special Opportunities Grants
Deadline: September 30, 2011
Provides assistance for freshwater projects or to organizations protecting our waters
http://www.freshwaterfuture.org/

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

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

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.
http://foundationcenter.org
NMAI Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program
Deadline: Various
For Native American and Native Hawaiian artists working in contemporary Native American arts. From the NMAI
http://foundationcenter.org/
Outdoor Classroom Grant Program
Deadline: Rolling
Funds outdoor learning environments for K-12 public schools.
http://www.lowes.com/
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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