Native Village Opportunities
October 2012




Bounty Hunter and Trickster
Ryan Singer, Diné

"We should remember to keep an eye on our own government -- our American Indians didn't, and you see what happened.”  Jerry Davis

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC)
Teams of 8-12 young adults willing to assist with tribal projects for 3-8 weeks.
AmericCorp NCC Info

I Side With
Take the presidential election quiz and see what candidate you side with.

The Honor Tax Project
Recognize and respect the sovereignty of Native Nations and the UN Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools
Deadline: Ongoing
For school programs that help children reach optimal health, strength, and nutrition through smart food choices.

National Indian Education Association Convention
October 18-21, 2012
Oklahoma City, OK

Lights On After School
October 18, 2012
Allow children to showcase the skills and talents they develop at after school programs
Grad School Fairs
October 18, Los Angeles
October 19, San Francisco
October 23, Seattle
October 24, Portland
October 29, Houston
October 30, New Orleans
November 1, Miami
Free fairs that bring hundreds of graduate schools to cities across the country

The Great SouthEast US Shakeout!
Oct. 18, 2012
Drop, cover and hold on. Protect yourself during an earthquake!

National Bioneers Conference Indigenous Programming
  October 19-21, 2012
San Rafael, CA
Brings together Native social justice and environmental leaders working to protect Native lifeways, cultural landscapes and indigenous peoples' right
World Food Day
October 24, 2012
Last year over 35,000 people participated in campus-organized events at more than 225 colleges and universities nation wide.

AISES College Chapter Awards
Deadline: October 19, 2012
Nominate an AISES group for an amazing projects that chapter was involved in

The 22nd Annual NAME Conference
November 28 - December 1, 2012
Conference theme: Realizing the Power of Movements through Multicultural Education

Power Shift
October 26-29, 2012
Ottawa, ON
A youth-led conference seeking to bring 1500 young people together to tackle climate change head on

Enhancing Schoolyard Habitats for teaching
October 24, 2012 3:00 PM EST
A free webinar on how you can make improvements to your schoolyard habitat.

American Indian Health Information Resources
October 25, 2012
Muskogee OK
To help increase AI's use of the Internet to find the best health information

The Kids Run the Nation Fund
Deadline: October 31, 2012
Supports NPOs and schools interested in implementing (or currently have) a youth running program.

Lexus Eco Challenge
Deadline: Challenge 1 (land/water): October 29, 2012; 
Deadline: Challenge 2 (air/climate): December 17, 2012.
Funds for student teams (grades 6-12), choose an environmental issue, develop an action plan, implement the plan, and report the results.

CVS Caremark: Community Grants
Deadline: October 31, 2012.
For programs health and education programs targeting children with disabilities
Economic Development Grants Program
Deadline: November 1, 2012
Supports community-based organizations and businesses that create just workplaces,  jobs and develop assets for low-income people

AISES National Conference
November 1-3, 2012
Anchorage, AK
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Center for Prevention Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2012
For developing culturally specific strategies to reduce health problems related to tobacco and obesity.
Sea Turtle Conservation Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2012
For those working to help increase the populations of leatherback, loggerhead, and hawksbill turtles.

Public Education for Peace Funding Support Program
Deadline: November 1, 2012
Grants from the U.S. Institute of Peace to colleges, universities, and public libraries  peace building and international conflict resolution events

CCHD Development Grants Program
Deadline: November 1,2012
Helps low income people take action for community changes that help end poverty.
Presidential Debate Essay Contest
Deadline: November 2, 2012
Grants to schools of students in grades 6-12 who submit the best essay on debate questions for President Obama and Governor Romney

Whale Tail Grants Program 
Deadline: November 1, 2012
Support projects for children and the public that teach values and help improve the health of the state's coast, marine life, and watersheds

Keystone Initiatives Grants Program
Deadline:  November 1, 2012
Grants for bird conservation, fish conservation, marine and coastal  conservation, and wildlife and habitat conservation.
The Great Lakes Bay-Watershed  Education
Deadline: November 2,  2012
Supports environmental education programs, fosters new programs, and encourages partnerships among environmental education programs

ASWCO "Host A Sporting/Recreation Event" Grants
Deadline: November 2nd, 2012
For communities, organizations or groups interested in hosting an Aboriginal sporting or recreation event.

American Indian Film Institute Film Festival
November 2-10, 2012
San Francisco, CA
an opportunity for filmmakers, tribes, media and the public to meet, share, and celebrate Native American  cinematic accomplishment.
1st Annual Native American Blues Festival
November 3, 2012
Petaluma, Calif. 94952
Concert helps bring the gift of music, instruments and lessons to Native Youth across the country

Financial Capability Innovation Fund II
Deadline: November 2, 2012
Assists innovative and promising projects that promote the financial capability of low-income and underserved consumers.

Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grants
Deadline: November 15,  2012
For developing or currently maintaining a school garden project that will help children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Nike N7 Fund
Deadline: November  15, 2012
Grants for sports and physical activity programs for Native American and Aboriginal youth of high school age or younger.

Indigenous Food Culture Conference
November 5-6, 2012
November 7-9, 2012
Whiteriver, AZ and near Greer, AZ
Help local communities use cultural knowledge and traditional practices in the Native culinary arts & industry. 
Contact: NACA Planning Group

Tribeca All Access Film Grants
Deadline: November 5, 2012
Grants for filmmakers from communities underrepresented in the film industry


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Deadline: November 6, 2012
For middle/high school students who volunteered to help communities at home or abroad

Emerging Leaders: National Forum for Youth
Deadline:  November 9 - 11 2012
Vancouver, Whistler, Squamish, Canada
Aboriginal youth will learn about leadership, network with peers, and how to engage their communities and revitalize culture and language.

Innovative Native VITA Site Programs
Deadline: November 9, 2012
Supports building or expanding Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites in Native American communities.
Longleaf Stewardship Fund
Deadline: November 13, 2012
For projects designed to help accelerate the restoration and enhancement of the longleaf pine ecosystem

EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award
Deadline: November 9, 2012
Honors the selfless dedication of an individual or group of individuals to horse welfare.

Ivy League & Friends Choctaw Student Recruitment Event
November 10, 2012
Durant, OK
Nissan Foundation Promoting Diversity Funds
Deadline: November 16, 2012
For nonprofit organizations for educational programs that foster an appreciation of diversity....

The Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities
Deadline: November 14,  2012
Support for technical assistance to communities on brownfield issues.

Tusweca Tiospaye Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit
November 15 - 17, 2012
Rapid City, SD
A language revitalization convention that shares successful methods for ALL Native languages.
Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines
November 20-23, 2012
University of Waikato, NZ

Ford Foundation Dissertation Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: November 17, 2012
For a Ph.D. or Sc.D. committed to a teaching or research career at college university level. Preference to Native Americans and ethnic minorities.

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships
Deadline: November 19, 2012
For a Ph.D. or Sc.D. committed to a teaching or research career at college university level. Preference to Native Americans and ethnic minorities.
Building Global Communities
Deadline: Rolling
strengthens connections and cultural understanding between people in the U.S. and abroad through projects facilitated by museums.

The Environmental Education Regional Grants program
Deadline: November 21, 2012.
Supports environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship, knowledge, and responsibility.

"Protecting Our Children" Conference
November 28 - December 2, 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana
2012 National Geographic Photo Contest
Deadline: November 30, 2012
Submit your photos to win!

World AIDS Day Video Conference
November 29, 2012
Join students in schools around the world to raise awareness and action around HIV/AIDS

The College Board Inspiration Awards
Deadline: November 30, 2012.
For high schools that have improved their academic environment and initiated programs and partnerships among teachers, parents, community, business, etc.
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections Program
Deadline: December 4, 2012.
Supports the preservation of  large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations.

21st Century Safety and Enrichment for Teens Program Grants
Deadline: November 30, 2012
For any school enrichment programs where schools and communities provide academic support and constructive alternatives for high school students.

The 2012 SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards
Deadline: December 1, 2012.
Recognize students and teachers working at the grassroots level to protect and preserve the environment.
Great Lakes College Ready Grant Program
Deadline: December 7, 2012
Minnesota and Wisconsin
Helps students from low-income households, students of color, and students who will be first in their family to attend college prepare for academic success.

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes 
Deadline: December 5, 2012
Scholarships for incoming college freshmen with good character and a commitment to volunteerism.

Cultural Entrepreneurship Conference
December 10-11, 2012
University of Turku, Finland
Artisttalk Best Interview Award 2012
Deadline: December 15, 2012
Submit a video recorded interview with an artist or cultural worker of any medium, profile or age.

P3 Awards: Student Design Competition for Sustainability
Deadline: December 11, 2012
Supports research, development, and design solutions to real world challenges involving  the overall sustainability of human society.

Global Learning Forum for Peace
December 14-16, 2012
Project SAVE Virtual Conference  for youth, ages 14-25, to help reduce youth violence worldwide.
All Roads Film Project
Deadline: December 15, 2012
Helps  indigenous and minority-culture storytellers around the world showcase their works

Project Orange Thumb Community Garden Grants
Deadline: December 15, 2012
Supports neighborhood beautification goals and those providing healthy, sustainable food sources.

Toyota U.S.A. Foundation K-12 Education Grants
Deadline: Open
Supports programs and partnerships with organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science and environmental science.
PreK-6  Pet Care Projects
Supports responsible pet care in school classrooms across the country.

Race to the Rooftops
Deadline: Open
Challenges businesses and communities to make it faster, easier, and cheaper to install rooftop solar energy systems.

Washington Internships for Native Students Program
Deadline: Varies depending on semester
Washington, DC,
For AI/AN/NH students to study and intern in a federal agency or private organization

Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation Grants
Supports environmental justice, sustainable agriculture and  food systems, and reproductive rights.

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Guide to Native American Studies Programs List of Tribal Colleges Tribal Grants Information
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Tribal Information from the Aspen Institute AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE CENTER Center for Native American Youth from the Aspen Institute
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A long list of scholarships from individual tribes.

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