Native Village Opportunities

January, 2012


"The color of springtime is in the flowers. The color of winter is in the imagination." 
Ward Elliot Hour

Save the Child/Save the Teenager
January 16-17, 2012 - Minneapolis, MN
January 26-27, 2012 - Spokane, WA
February 6-7, 2012 - San Diego, CA
February 23-24, 2012 - Shiprock, NM
February 27-28, 2012 - Flagstaff, AZ
March 22-23, 2012 - Denver, CO
March 26-27, 2012 - Denver, CO 
Bringing back native ways of discipline, and teaching teachers how to teach Native students.
Native Film Series, "Contemporary Indigenous Voices"
January 15, 2012:
"Native Women"
February 12, 2012: "Boy"
March 3, 2012: "Hearing Radmilla"
Indiana University, IN
Native American Research Internship
Summer 2012
University of Utah, Salt Lake
Provides NA students lab or clinic based research while working with faculty
2012 Human Rights Institute
Deadline: January 16, 2012
Event Date: March 28-30th
New York City

Ben and Jerry's Grassroots Program Grants
Grants that further social justice, protect the environment, and support sustainable food systems.

C-SPAN StudentCam
Deadline: January 20, 2012
Students in grades 6-12  create a  video related to the theme "The Constitution and You."

Post Doctorial Fellowships in American Indian Studies
Deadline: January 20, 2012
Fellowship date: August 16, 2012, to August 15, 201
U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

2011/2012 National High School Essay Contest
Deadline: January 20, 2012
Topic: Why is reconnecting the circle with Native Americans important today?

imagineNATIVE Mentorship Program
Deadline: January 25, 2012
Conservation Job Training Programs for Young People Grants
Deadline: January 27, 2012
For hands-on conservation job training programs for youth, especially in urban areas.

Kick Butts Day Events Mini Grants
Deadline: January 27, 2012
Event Date: March 21, 2012
Mini-grants to fund youth anti-tobacco events on Kick Butts Day

Tobacco-Free Youth Advocates of the Year
Deadline: January 27, 2012
Scholarships and grants for middle/high school youth who promote tobacco control and reducing its use.
The 25 Most Powerful and Influential Young People
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Recognizes youth age 5 - 25  who made significant changes in Health, Education, Human Service, Human Rights, or the Environment

All Children Reading Competition
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Funds for innovations that improve reading skills and literacy rates among young children.

Best Intergenerational Communities Awards
Deadline: January 31, 2012
For communities that honor every generation by acknowledging and serving them.
Water Planet Challenge Grants
Deadline: February 1, 2012
Supports service-learning programs that improve the health of our water planet.

Native American Congressional Internship
Deadline:  January 31, 2012
 Event Date: Summer, 2012
Washington DC
For NA/AN students to learn about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country

Multicultural Undergraduate Internships
Deadline: February 1, 2012
For undergrad Native American students to intern at museums and visual arts organizations.
Regionalization Care Grants Program
Deadline: February 3, 2012.
Funds to develop regionalized system of care that end tribes' delayed access to specialized healthcare services

Wildlife Conservation Youth Engagement Grants
Deadline: February 1, 2012
Grants to h.s. students for problem-solving projects on wildlife conservation

Excellence in Summer Learning Award
Deadline: February 10, 2012
A summer program that encourages academic achievement and positive development in youth, K-12.
Splashlife Lincoln Awards for Women Entrepreneurs
Deadline: February 14
Supports a woman entrepreneur, aged 35 or younger, for her business idea.

Power of Flight Bird Conservation Grants
Deadline: February 15, 2012 (Pre-proposals)
Grants to conserve high-priority bird species and their habitats in the Southeast.

The Racial and Ethnic Health Care Equity program
Deadline: February 15, 2012
Promotes equity in health care for common chronic conditions and infant mortality.
Deadline: February 16, 2012
Funds for higher education to use athletics in their efforts to reduce alcohol abuse on college campuses.

Petra Foundation Award
Deadline: February 15, 2012
Nominate an unsung leader who's made distinct contributions to America's marginalized people.

Engineering Biological Machines
Deadline:  February 15, 2012
May 29, 2012 - August 3, 2012
U. of Illinois/Urbana
May 29, 2012 - August 3, 2012 
Georgia Tech
June 11, 2012 - August 17, 2012
 MIT, Massachusetts
Students may conduct research in several areas.
Five Star Restoration Grant Program
Deadline: February 15, 2012
Supports community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects throughout the United States.

National Film Preservation Grants
Deadline: February 10, 2012
Funds laboratory work to preserve culturally and historically significant film materials.

Bringing Back Native Ways of Discipline
February 16-17, 2012 - Helena, MT
March 22-23, 2012 - Denver, CO - Admin.
March 26-27, 2012 - Denver, CO - Teachers
Topic: Teaching Teachers to Teach Native Students
Music Matters Grant Program
Deadline: February 17, 2012
Helps funds music programs serving disadvantaged students

2012 AISES Leadership Summit
February 17-19, 2012
Albuquerque, NM

Professional and career development resources and formal mentoring training.

Tribal Energy Program Internships
Deadline: February 17, 2012
Event Date: Summer, 2012
For current college upper-classmen and graduate students.
The Native American Research Internship
Deadline: February 24, 2012
University of Utah, Salt Lake City

For Native undergraduate junior and senior students interested in health science research.

Tribal College Journal Student Creative Writing Contest
Reservation Deadline: Feb 18, 2012
Promo Materials Feb 25
Winning entries will be published in TCU's Fall Student Edition and on the TCJ website

Jenzabar Foundation  Student Leadership Awards
Deadline: February 20, 2012
Honors student-led campus groups or activities that have made a significant impact beyond their own institution.
Leadership Honoring Awards for NW Native American Leaders
Deadline: February 24, 2012
Recognize leaders in Northwest Indian Country

Save the Child/Save the Teenager
February 23-24, 2012
- Shiprock, NM
February 27-28, 2012 - Flagstaff, AZ
March 22-23, 2012 - Denver, CO - Admin.
March 26-27, 2012 - Denver, CO - Teachers
Bringing back native ways of discipline, and teaching teachers how to teach Native students.

Bikes Belong Coalition
Deadline: February 29, 2012
Supports projects for bike paths, rail trails, bike parks, mountain bike trails, BMX facilities, and bicycle advocacy initiatives.
The 2012 AISES Google Scholarship
Deadline: February 29, 2012
For AISES members pursuing degrees in computer science and engineering and related programming fields.

Disney Friends for Change Grants
Deadline: February 29
Grants for youth ages 5-18 to help make a lasting, positive change in the world.

Defining Moments Art Contest
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Ages 13-30, submit artwork that expresses your personal relationship with Canada
Through the Our Town Grants
Deadline: March 1, 2012
For projects by communities, artists, and arts/designs organizations that create community identity and more.

 Funding for American Art Exhibition
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Supports U.S. and international exhibitions of historical American art from 1500 - 1980.

Native American Literature Grants 
Deadline:  March 1, 2012
Western Washington University
For educators and others, a study of the works of 4 American Indian authors
School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Event Date: September 1, 2012–May 31, 2013

Santa Fe, NM

  The Kresge Foundation’s Arts and Culture Program
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Helps arts and cultural organizations maintain their buildings.

The Do Something Awards
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Grants to young social entrepreneurs, activists and community leaders who make a significant social impact.
Summer Program for Native American High School Students
Deadline: March 2, 2012
Event Date: Summer 2012
Columbia University, NYC
For students, 9-12 or college freshmen

NGA/Mantis: Mantis Award
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Awards for garden projects that enhance the quality of life in their host communities.

Udall Native American Scholarships
Deadline: March 2, 2012
Represent a broad range of academic majors and career interests
The 2012 Arctic Winter Games
March 4-10. 2012
Whitehorse, NWT
The world’s largest northern multi-sport and cultural event.

2012-13 Bush Fellowship Program
Deadlines: March 2, 2012; May 4, 2012; and July 9, 2012
For those working to solve tough community problems in MN, ND, SD and the 23 regional Native nations.

Udall Scholarship
Deadline:  March 5, 2012
For Native American/Alaska Native students seeking careers in environment, tribal public policy or Native American health care.
The North American Traditional Native Games Conference, 2013
Application Available: March, 2012
Seeking presenters for that conference under regional areas

All Roads Film Project
Deadline: March 15, 2012
June 15, 2012
September 15, 2012
December 15, 2012
Helps indigenous and minority-culture storytellers around the world showcase their works

2012  Navajo Studies Conference
March 14-17, 2012
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM.
Save the Child/Save the Teenager
March 22-23, 2012 - Denver, CO
March 26-27, 2012 - Denver, CO 
Bringing back native ways of discipline, and teaching teachers how to teach Native students.

We Can Change the World Challenge
Deadline: March 15, 2012
Student teams solve environmental problems in their school (K-5), community (gr 6-8), and world (gr 9-12)

Visiting Indigenous Professional Program
Deadline: March 15, 2012
Washington D.C.
Hands-on training in various disciplines at the National Museum of the American Indian

Teaching With A Cultural Eye
March 15-16, 2012
Oakland, CA

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