Native Village Opportunities
November, 2012

"Justice is not a flexible tool.  Unless we all do our part to ensure that justice is applied
equally to all human beings, we are a party to its abuse.  We must stand together to protect
the rights of others."  Leonard Peltier

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Native Learning Center
FREE online courses and training with an emphasis on the educational needs of tribal members and their communities. From the Seminole tribe of Florida.


Helps our communities provide high-quality culturally based education by providing grants to schools and other programs that offer language immersion to Native students.
Call  U.S. Sen. Tom Barrasso (R-WY) in order to gain bipartisan backing needed to pass the Senate.
Call (202) 224-6441 for email and ask Senator Barrasso to co-sponsor Senate Bill 3546.

Distance Learning from CIMCC
Self-paced and Issues-based courses about California Indians--from a Native perspective.
College Tuition Waivers for Native American Students
Many states have enacted laws providing for scholarships, tuition waivers or grant programs for Native Americans.

Great Lakes in My World
November 17, 2012
Chicago, IL
For teachers in grades 9-12

Alaska Teen Suicide Prevention Grant Program
Deadline: November 16, 2012
For projects that will directly enhance community-based efforts to prevent teen suicide.
A Tribe Called RED
November 18, 2012
New York, New York
Hosted by The American Indian Community House Youth Council and Shinnecock Youth Council.

College Motivation Day - Exploring Health Careers.
November 19,, 2012
California State University, Sacramento
A collaboration between: UC Davis, CSU, United Auburn Indian Community and California Consortium for Urban Indian Health

The Coastal Resilience Networks program
Deadline: November 19, 2012
Supports activities regarding natural hazard and climate risks in coastal communities
We R Native. Who R U?
Deadline: November 20, 2012
For Native youth, ages 13-21, submit a photo, video, paragraph, drawing, song, or text message in response to monthly question

Graduate Arts Award
Deadline: November 28, 2012
Enables students or recent alumni with artistic or creative promise and financial need to pursue up to three years of study

Dialogue for Life X Suicide Prevention Conference
November 24-29, 2012
Montreal, Canada
Theme: Celebrating Our Strengths, Honouring Life, which will be held in
Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program
Deadline: November 28, 2012.
For projects that help meet the food needs of low-income people

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Deadline: November 29, 2012
The highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to community service.

Social Marketing and Community Engagement Webinar
November 29, 2012
From the Association of American Indian Physicians
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Grants
Deadline: November 29, 2012
For projects that  promote the conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats

Youth Voices Against Violence Audio Projects
Deadline: November 30, 2012
For brief audio pieces that demonstrate the urgent need for youth violence awareness.

November 30, 2012
Niagara Falls, NEW YORK

The Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for Women
Deadline: December 1, 2012
For postdoctoral women to research, writing and participate in the intellectual life at the Newberry Library.

John S. Knight Journalism Fellows
International Deadline: Dec. 1, 2012
U.S. Deadline Jan. 15, 2013
Stanford University

The Brainerd Foundation
Deadline: December 1, 2012
  Pacific Northwest
Environmental funding for projects in five areas: Conservation Policy, Conservation Capacity, Place-Based Conservation, Opportunity Fun, and Grassroots Fund.

Environmental Solutions for Communities
Deadline: December 3, 2012
Supports projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment.

Champions for Healthy Kids
Deadline: December 3, 2012
Grants to nonprofit organizations working to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors for youth

The Guerrilla Green Sustainable Showdown
Deadline: December 3, 2012.
For teams of middle/high school students who bring innovative solutions to their school buildings, outdoor spaces, and activities.

Cost Share Grant Program 
Deadline: December 3, 2012
Supports urban and community forestry projects on nonfederal public land.


Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship program
Deadline: December 5, 2012
Honors K-college students working  honors students working to end hunger in U.S. communities in their lifetime.

Community Impact Grants Program
Deadline: December 12, 2012
For community volunteer projects that improve the physical health of their communities, with an emphasis on housing and services for veterans
California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: December 10, 2012
Event Date: February 24-28, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
For journalists in the ethnic media

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
Deadline: December 14, 2012
Introduces undergraduate and graduate students of color to issues and challenges affecting the social sector.

The Temper of the Times Grants
Deadline: December 14, 2012
Funds for advertising that promotes wildland ecosystem conservation and restoration

The Celebrate Urban Birds Mini-Grant Program
Deadline: December 15, 2012
Supports educators and groups who host neighborhood events that introduce the  public to birds found in urban areas.

Lexus Eco Challenge
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.

indigenous Foods First Contest
Deadline: December 14, 2012
Share a story, recipe, indigenous food, initiative, or make a pledge

Ecotrust: Whole Watershed Restoration Initiative
Deadline: December 17,  2012
Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Grants for salmon habitat restoration efforts in targeted areas of high ecological importance.

The Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act
Deadline: December 17,  2012
Supports conservation, restoration, and management of fish and wildlife resources and  their habitats in the Great Lakes Basin.

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards
Deadline: December 17, 2012
For h.s. seniors, this award raises awareness of the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America.
Forward Promise Innovation Grants
Deadline: December 17, 2012
To improve the health of middle school- and high  school-aged minority boys and young men, as well as their opportunities for  success in school, work, and life.

Guidestar Giving Back Contest
Deadline: December 18, 2012
Submit a 15-sec video about what inspires you to give back during the holiday season.

Roth Award for Domestic Violence
Deadline: December 21, 2012
Rewards and spotlights domestic violence programs that address the needs of underserved populations.
AAPT: Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers
Deadline: January 1, 2013.
Funds for future high school physics teachers.

California Tribal Culture Exchange Video Contest
Deadline:  December 31, 2012
Native youth: submit short videos showcasing your tribal culture

Religion and Medicine in North American Culture
Jan 3-6, 2013
Boston, Mass.
Film submission Deadline: January 4, 2013

The Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
Deadline: January 7, 2013
Supports activities that empower and educate communities to understand  and address environmental and public health issues.

A Song for the Horse Nation
Ends January 7, 2013
NMAI, Washington, DC
Presents the epic story of the horse's influence on American Indian tribes from the 1600s to the present.
National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program
Deadline: January 9, 2013
For NPOs and Native American tribes to engage in conservation and citizen-based monitoring projects benefiting National Forests and Grasslands.

New Careers in Nursing
Deadline: January 9, 2013
Designed to help alleviate the nursing shortage in the U.S. and increase the diversity of nursing professionals

Historical and Cultural Organizations Grants
Deadline: January 9, 2013
Support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities.
Rock Legends Cruise II
January 10-14, 2013
Fort Lauderdale/Haiti/Fort Lauderdale
Foreigner, Creedence Clearwater, Marshall Tucker Band, Kentucky Headhunters and others perform to raise funds for the Native American Heritage Association

John S. Knight Journalism Fellows
U.S. Deadline Jan. 15, 2013
Stanford University

AUW  Community Action Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2013
For individuals, AAUW groups, and community-based nonprofit organizations for  programs or projects that promote education and equity for women
First Book Grant for Minority Scholars
Deadline: January 15, 2013
For junior, non-tenured religion scholars of color to complete a major research project on an issue in North American Christianity.

Upton Foundation Fellowships in American History
Deadline: January 15, 2013
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Supports scholarly research on American history prior to 1900

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Deadline: January 16, 2013
Helps outstanding AI/AN students with financial need complete undergrad college education
Museums for America Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Supports high-priority activities that advances an individual museum's mission, plans, and strategic goals  and objectives.
Glaser Progress Foundation Funds
Funds to build a more just, sustainable and humane world in four areas: Measuring Progress, Animal Advocacy, Independent Media and Global HIV/AIDS
Tribal Affairs Fellowship
Carnegie Mellon University
Wallace Global Fund
Deadline: March, June, September and December.
Grants address progressive, social, and environmental issues

Kresge  Foundation: Community Health Partnerships
Deadline: Ongoing
For practices that advance prevention, improve access, and integrate primary community and clinical care for vulnerable populations

Risling Emergency Aid Scholarships
For undergraduate and graduate students from federally recognized and non-recognized tribes for acute, temporary emergencies.

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