Native Village Opportunities
September 15, 2011



Clay Sculpture
Roxanne Swentzell, Santa Clara Pueblo

“For many years the government policy was to assimilate native people into mainstream society and essentially stamp out [our culture].  It’s a testament to the tenacity of our people that we have any native cultures or religions left in the United States. We are seeing a remarkable cultural renaissance in the tribal communities."   
Walter Echohawk

2011 American Indians In Science and Engineering National Conference Schedule
November 10-12, 2011
AISES Top 200 List of 4-Year Colleges and Universities Specifically Geared Towards Native American Students
Native American Music Awards
October 7, 2011
Niagara Falls, NY
The best musicians in Indian Country compete in several categories.
Listen to all songs and vote for your choices!
2011 Native American Music Awards

Peace Week
September 15-21, 2011
A FREE online global telesummit for building a Culture of Peace.
Includes Mona Polacca, Beatrice Long-Visitor Holy Dance, and supporting elder in the Grandmothers circle, Alice Walker ("The Color Purple")

The White House Native American Youth Challenge
Deadline: September 30, 2011
Native Youth (ages 13-25) submit a story about exceptional Native Youth community leaders. Winners visit the white house during Native American Heritage Month.
magineNATIVE + CBC Internship 2011
Deadline: September 30, 2011
Event Date: October 17 - November 11, 2011
Toronto, Canada
Seeking an Aboriginal journalist (ages 19-35) for career-building opportunity.


2011 iGlobalquerque
September 16-17, 2011
Listen Free! New Mexico's annual celebration of world music and culture


Adopt a Beach
September 17, 2011
Great Lakes Beaches
Volunteer for work that will improve the health of our Great Lakes!
Moving Planet
September 24, 2011
A worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2011
Scholarships for qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program.

Mix It Up Lunch Day
October 18, 2011
Take a new seat in the cafeteria, connect with someone new over lunch and help build an inclusive and welcoming school community.
Team Running Strong WEST
December 4, 2011
Sacramento, California
Join Billie Mills's Team Running Strong West to run in the California International

Bill Bernbach Diversity Scholarships
Recognizes excellence in art direction and copywriting by minority students.

JumpStart III
Financial assistance to aspiring multicultural art directors and copywriters.
Light Up A Landmark for Lights On Afterschool Contest
Deadline: September 23, 2011
Event Date: October 20, 120
Tell us what you can light up for your Lights On Afterschool celebration 


Seminole Tribes Native Learning Center Fall Symposium
Sept 20-21, 2011
Orlando, FL
Two workshops regarding finances.

Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award
Deadline: September 23. 2011
Given by the National Youth Leadership Council to an individual whose life has impacted service-learning. 

Emerging Leaders International Fellows program
Deadline: Sept 23, 2011
Program date: March 5 - May 25, 2012
For emerging leaders under 36 committed to improving civil society through education, research, and leadership training.

Michigan Indian Day
September 23, 2011
Manistee, MI
Ethical and culturally competent practice with AI People

Haskell Institute 50th Class Reunion
Sept 23-25, 2011
Haskell Indian Nations University,
Lawrence, KS
Class of 1961 and ALL classes welcomed and invited!

Let's Play Playground Construction Grants
Deadline: September 30, 2011
For constructing playgrounds using the KaBOOM! community-build model.

Native Women's Leadership Forum
September 27, 2011
Shelton, WA.    ,
Connects Native women of the past through the 21st century.


Share Your Breakfast Grant for School Breakfasts
September 30, 2011
Provides funding, management, expertise, and support for  alternative or universal school breakfast programs.
Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship
Deadline: September 30, 2011
Event Date: November 10-13, 2011
Indianapolis, IN
Scholarship for Native American college student for tuition, books and/or art supplies, plus travel accommodations

Green School Makeover Competition
Deadline: September 30, 2011
Give your school a 'Green School makeover'!

Campus Progress Grants
Deadline: September 29, 2011
Provides campaign support and grants to young people working on strategic organizing and advocacy campaigns.
Grassroots Communities Mining Mini-Grant Program
Deadline: October 1, 2011
Supports community-based organizations and tribes or tribal  programs in the U.S. and Canada.

Sea Turtle Conservation Fund In Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2011
For sea turtle conservation projects focused on research, assessment, and bycatch reduction

Odyssey 2050 International Video Contest
Deadline: October 1, 2011
Students ages 10-17 submit a short  video that answers “How can we build a better future together?”
E-Waste Drive Campaign Scholarship
Deadline: October 1
Collect e-waste, deliver it to your local Best Buy store, and fill out a report back form.

ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Migratory Bird Program
Deadline: October 1, 2011
Grants for migratory bird and bird habitat conservation projects.

Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development
October 1, February 1, and June 1  annually
Grants for NA cultural areas including Arts and Cultural Expression, Environmental Health and Justice,  Human Rights, Sustainable Communities, Intergenerational Leadership, and Women’s Leadership.
Smithsonian – Native American Awards Program
Deadline: October 1, 2011 For Spring (to begin after January 1)
Deadline: February 1, 2012 for Summer (to begin after June 1):
Deadline: February 1, 2012  For Fall
(to begin after October 1):
Three awards: Native American Community Scholar Awards, Native American Visiting Student Awards and Native American Internship Awards

Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living for Children
October 1, 2011 - January 1, 2012
Arizona State Museum, Tucson, Arizona
Original watercolors from the CDC's ground-breaking diabetes awareness books for Native youth -- and everyone!

National  Gardening Association: Subaru Healthy Sprouts Awards
Deadline:  October 1, 2011
Supports school and youth garden programs that teach youth about the environment, nutrition, and the issue of hunger.
Sight for Students
Deadline: Ongoing
Provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children

CHS Foundation Rural America Grants
Deadline: October 3, 2011
Investing in rural America, agriculture, and cooperative business through education and leadership development.

Target  Field Trip Grants
Deadline: October 3, 2011
Provides funds for Spring 2012 K-12 field trips
October 6-8, 2011
Mexico City, Mexico

Restoring the Life Blood: Water, First Nations, and Opportunities for Change
October 5-6, 2011
Toronto, Ontario
Helps funders better understand the sacred relationship First Nations peoples hold with water and potential opportunities and solutions.

October 6-9, 2011
Porirua City
, NZ
Great Lakes History Conference
Oct. 7-8, 2011
Grand Rapids, Michigan
This year's theme: Education and Society

Northwest Indian Storytelling Festival
October 13-16, 2011
Portland, OR
Storytelling Festival and emerging tribal storyteller workshops.

The Documenting Democracy: Historical Records
Deadline: October 6, 2011.
Supports projects that support America's documentary heritage
Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant Program
Deadline: October 14, 2011
or projects that encourage parent involvement in education and build stronger community spirit.

Bilingual Book Giveaway
Deadline: October 15, 2011
Enter to win $250 worth of free bilingual books  from Language Lizard

Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities
Deadline: October 31, 2011
Event Date: February 6–9, 2012
Bethesda, MD
For students with strong academic standing who are from populations underrepresented in biomedical research.
TAP Art Contest
Deadline: October 15, 2011
Students in Grades 1-4 submit their personal expression of "sharing cultures.

KaBOOM! Let's Play Spruce Grants
Deadlines: October 15, November 15
Grants to communities who wish to make their playgrounds cleaner, safer and more inviting.

UnitedHealth HEROES Grants
Deadline: October 17, 2011
Grants for programs to help youth, fight childhood obesity.
Native Voices Endowment
Deadline: October 17, 2011
Matching grants for language programs working to revitalize and perpetuate the aboriginal languages of Native tribes.

ImagineNATIVE Film Festival
October 19-23, 2011
to, Canada

Save The Child / Save The Teenager
September 12-13, 2011 – Window Rock, AZ
September 15-16, 2011 – Phoenix, AZ
October 3-4, 2011 – Bismarck, ND
October 10-11, 2011 – Everett, WA
October 17-18, 2011 – Lawrence, KS
Bring back the Native ways of discipline, and helping teachers to teach Native students,
Traditional Native Games Certification Clinic
October 20-21, 2011
Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, MT.

Youth Leadership for Service-Learning Excellence Award
Deadline: October 21, 2011
Recognizes K-12 service-learning programs and projects that demonstrate outstanding youth leadership.

Native American Impact, Influence and Intersection
October 20-21, 2011
Ohio University Zanesville
The Native American female experience in the Appalachian region.
NCGLNAC Fall Friendship Fire Celebration
October 22 & 23, 2011
Portland, IN 
A gathering of members and friends for fellowship, site work, educational opportunities, and more

NCGLNAC Lecture Series
October 22, 2011
Portland, IN
Learn more about Great Lakes Native American peoples.  Free and open to
the public.

NCGLNAC Children’s Cultural Arts Class
October 22 , 2011
Children ages 6 and up can learn more about the Great Lakes Nat
ive peoples. 
Multicultural Education Conference
October 22, 2011
Seattle, Washington


Build-A-Bear Workshop
Deadline: October 28, 2011
Support causes such as children's health and wellness, animals, and literacy and education.

NIEA Convention and Trade Show
October 27-30, 2011
Albuquerque, NM
42nd convention by the National Indian Education Association
Lexus Environmental Challenge
Deadline: October 31, 2011:
Land and Water"
Deadline: December 19, 2011: "Air/Climate"
Deadline: February 14, 2012:
"Be the Challenge"
For middle-high school students to create environmental programs that positively impact their communities.

Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America
October 30 - November 2, 2011
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

State Farm Grants
Deadline: October 31, 2011
Grants for safety, community development, and education
Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program
Deadline: October 31, 2011
Support for organizations, schools and more that use volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities.

Prudential: Spirit of Community Awards
Deadline: November 1, 2011.
Honors young people in grades 5 12 for exemplary voluntary service to their communities.

Ninth Native American Symposium and Film Festival
November 2-4, 2011 
SE Oklahoma State University, Durant
Theme:   “Where No One Else Has Gone Before”
Wiping Away the Tears Symposium
November 3 - 5
Purdue University
Sheds light on the Battle of Tippecanoe, its role in the War of 1812 and the experience of Native participants.

6th annual Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards
November 3-4, 2011
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Recognizes and celebrates the best in Aboriginal music

Native American Political Leadership Program Scholarship
Deadline: November 4, 2011
Event Date: January 17 – May 24
Washington DC
A scholarship program for NA/AN/Native Hawaiian students interested in applied politics.
Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology for Native Americans
Deadline: November 4, 2011
Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN
Helps prepare Native students for advanced studies in environmental biology so they can better manage biological resources on their lands

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


Haskell Alumni Association Reunion
November 5, 2011
Sac & Fox Community Center, Stoud, OK

Pacific Islander Educator Conference
November 12, 2011
Paramount, CA
Features workshops for K-12, college/university students, parents, teachers and community members


2011 AISES National Conference
November 10-12, 2011
The largest career fair in Indian Country, over 1,800 Native youth and friends attended last year.

NCGLNAC Benefit Native American Art Sale
November 12, 2011
Lafayette, Indiana
From the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture

Everyday Young Hero Awards
Deadline: Ongoing
Awarded weekly to a young person ages, 5-25, who exemplifies an extraordinary commitment to service

Project Ignition Grants
Deadline: November 15, 2011
Grants to implement service-learning campaigns that address teen driver safety.

Voting Integrity and Civic Engagement (VoICE)
Deadline: November 16, 2011
Supports organizations that are increasing the electoral empowerment of low-income communities of color.

Youth Employment Inventory
Search for jobs across the world!

Foundation Funding for Native American Issues and Peoples
List of Tribal Colleges AISES Top 200 List of 4-Year Colleges and Universities Specifically Geared Towards Native American Students Guide to Native American Studies Programs
Tribal Grants Information How Can I Get an Indian Scholarship? Paying For College:
Native American version for high school students
How to Spot a
Scholarship Scam
Catching the Dream
Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund" Scholarship Listings
A long list of scholarships from individual tribes.
Directory for university/college searches
Minority and Diversity Opportunities .
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