Native Village Opportunities
December 2012

Home for the Holidays
Chholing Taha, Cree

“There are lots of people who are poor and forgotten. We need to remember the elders and what they’ve done for us. We want them to know that we appreciate them.”  Thomas Mentzer, Hopi High Teacher

Live Webcast: Maya from the Inside
December 15, 2012 at 2:00 EST
From the Smithsonian
The 13 Bak'tun as Challenge to the Western Mind, by Victor Montejo (Jakaltek Maya)

 NAGPRA Review Committee Nominations
Deadline:  Jan. 24, 2013
Accepting two nominations: one from Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and traditional  religious leaders, and one from national museum and scientific organizations.
For Native Americans:
For national museum and scientific organization:

We Need YOUth: Inaugural Video Project
Help create a Children's Inaugural Address video to give voice to young people's priorities and ideas during President Obama's second term.


We R Native. Who R U?
Deadline: December 20, 2012
For Native youth, ages 13-21, submit a photo, video, paragraph, drawing, song, or text message about HIV awareness.

National Native Artist Exchange
Deadline: Rolling
Supports the exchange of artistic skills and knowledge among Native artists. American Indian, Alaska  Native, and Native Hawaiian artists.

G(irls)20 Summit Delegates Applications
Deadline: December 30, 2012
Event Date:  June 13 - 21, 2013
Fo females, ages 18-20, from
G-20 countries who are passionate, forward thinking, and solution oriented
Community Organizing Grant Program
Deadline: January 4, 2013
Supports  groups engaged in community organizing work for social justice

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
Deadline January 7, 2013
Grants for community, local, and tribal organizations working with communities facing environmental justice issues.

Indigenous Australia Curatorial Fellowships 2013
Applications considered on: January 4, March 8, June 7, 2013
Peabody Museum, Harvard University, MA
For scholars of Indigenous Australian archaeology and Ethnology to work on collections in the care of the Peabody Museum.
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations Grants
Deadline: January 9, 2013
Supports museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce  public programs in the humanities..

America's Great Outdoors Grants
Deadline: January 11, 2013
Matching grants to support innovative conservation job-training programs for youth on public lands.

Bush Foundation Community Leadership Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 14, 2013 ; March 18, 2013; and May 20, 2013
Leadership development fellowships available the 23 Native Nations residing in  Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
RAN Weaver Program
Deadline:  January 11, 2013
Seeking candidates for the Regional Action Network Weavers

The LEAD Summer Business Institute
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Event Date: Summer, 2013
Dartmouth, Duke, Stanford, U of Pennsylvania
For NA/AN/NH high school juniors to learn about careers in business and finance.  Last year, 98% of students received financial aid.

Deadline: January 15, 2013
For students in grades 6-9, a free, web-based STEM stem team competition.


Fordham Street Foundation Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Washington State
For NPOs that provide direct service programs that target minority academic achievement

LEGO Children's Fund Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Grants for programs that focus on early childhood ed. and development; tech and communication ed; or sport or athletic programs for underserved youth.

Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program
Deadline Jan. 15, 2013
Funds for libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.
The Cultural Anthrpology Scholars Awards
Deadline:  January 16, 2013
Supports training that helps cultural anthropologists upgrade their methodological  skills

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Deadline: January 16, 2013
Helps outstanding AI/AN students with financial need complete undergrad college education

WaterSMART: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants program
Deadline: January 17, 2013
Supports projects about water conservation, renewable energy, endangered species, water markets and more.
C-SPAN's StudentCam
Deadline: January 18, 2013.
Documentary competition for students in grades 6-12 . Theme: "Message to the President": what's the most important issue the president should consider in 2013?"

Native Graduate Health Fellowship
Deadline: January 18, 2013
Supports Native American graduate students in various health-related fields

The Kerr Foundation Grants
Deadline: January 18, 2013
Oklahoma and surrounding states
For opportunities, particularly for youth, that address education, health, arts and culture, and human services.  G
Amorous Astronauts, Inkblots and A Low Opinion of Our Ancestors: The Ancient Aliens Fantasy
January 19, 2013
SunWatch Indian Village, Dayton, Ohio

The Continuum of Care Program
Deadline: January 18, 2013
Supports programs that address homelessness throughout communities.

Bridge Initiative: Art + Health
Deadline: January 18, 2013
For Native art projects designed to impact health and vitality in local communities, with a focus on youth
FREE Tribal Judicial Training - Tribal Courts
Pre-registration required
January 30-31,2013 
Seattle, WA
March 21-22, 2013,
Oklahoma City, OK
May 8-9, 2013,
Minneapolis, MN
Legal training workshops designed for tribal judges and tribal attorneys, as well those engaged in contracting and business development.

We R Native. Who R U?
Deadline: January 20, 2012
For Native youth, ages 13-21, submit a photo, video, paragraph, drawing, song, or text message in response to monthly question

The Libri Foundation Books for Children Grants
Deadline: January 23, 2013
Donates children's books for small, rural, public libraries across the country.
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
Next Deadline: January 20, 2012
Support for long-term programs offering direct assistance to sick and injured veterans and their families.

The Pickering Fellowship Program
Graduate Fellowship:
Deadline: January 21, 2013
Undergraduate Fellowship Deadline: February 7, 2013 

For college juniors, seniors or graduates interested in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State

Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative
Deadline: December  21, 2012.
For projects that address food supplies, food insecurity, and control of local food systems for .Native  Americans
Bank of America's Student Leadership Program
Deadline: January 25, 2013
For students, grades 11-12, with a passion for improving your community.

Tobacco-Free Awareness Week
January 24-30, 2013

AmeriCorps State and National Grants
Deadline: January 23, 2013
Funds to help improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering.
The Future Public Health Leaders Program
Deadline: January 30, 2013
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
College students (soph/jr/sr) learn about heath careers, leadership training, and "real-world public health experience." AI/AN students strongly encouraged to apply!

The Traces of Time, Traces of Glory
Ends: Jan. 30, 2013
Coshocton, OH
Native American Pre-historic Tools & Points exhibit

Champions for Change
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Recognizes inspirational Native American youth, ages 14-24, working in their tribal or urban Indian communities to promote hope and make a positive impact.
Canadian Sport for Life national summit
January 30-31, 2013
Gatineau-Ottawa, Canada

Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance Grants
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Supports the revitalization of Native languages to ensure their survival, vitality and the cultures of native peoples for future generations.

Guy Bradley Wildlife Law Enforcement Award
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Presented to one state and one federal agency wildlife enforcement officer in honor of their dedication and public service.
Fellowships for Tribal College and University Faculty
Deadline: January 31, 2013
To help  increase and retain the number of credentialed faculty at the nation's tribal colleges and tribal universities

Sloan Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program (Master's/Doctoral) in STEM
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Funds to help increase and retain credentialed, diverse, and underrepresented faculty at the nation's tribal colleges.

Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants
Deadline: January 31, 2013
For youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, community members and other to address childhood hunger.
Mellon Foundation Faculty Research Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Allows tribal college faculty the time off to complete scholarly research, prepare publications, and present research with the support of a tribal college student research assistant.

Humane Studies Fellowships
Deadline: January 31, 2013
For graduate students or undergrad juniors or seniors who have a clearly demonstrated research interest related to liberty in society

Ellen L. Lutz Indigenous Rights Award
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Seeking nominations for Indigenous individuals who work to further Indigenous rights, protect Indigenous lands, and revitalize Indigenous languages.
Urban Forestry Initiatives in Underserved Communities
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Grants to support tree planting

Mellon Foundation Faculty Career Enhancement Fellowship
Deadline: January 31, 2013.
Provides financial support to  tribal college faculty in the final stages of a doctoral or terminal degree program.

Udall Native American Congressional Internship
Deadline: January 31, 2013
A summer internship in Washington, D.C. for NA/AN students to learn about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country
The Friends of Hawaii Charities
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Supports NPOs that benefit Hawaii's women, children, youth, the elderly, and the needy.

Fund for Wild Nature
February 1, May 1, and September 1 of each year.
Grants to grassroots organizations for campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems

PeyBack Foundation Grants
Deadline: February 1, 2013
For programs that focus on economically disadvantaged children and youth
Jack Kent Cooke F Dissertation Fellowships
Deadline: February 4, 2013
For doctoral candidates whose research will help students with financial need overcome financial and personal adversity and excel academically.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Deadline: February 1, 2012
Funds for private NPOs and consumer cooperatives who can provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing

Open society Foundations Fellowship
Supports individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges.
The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards
Deadline: February 4, 2013
Recognizes excellence in after-school/out-of-school arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth

Big Read Grants
Deadline: February 5, 2013
Grants to develop community-wide reading programs

2012-2013 Christopher Columbus Awards
Deadline: February 4, 2013
For doctoral students completing dissertations that further understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high - achieving, low - income students.
2013 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut
February 7, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.
Coincides with the anniversary of the three 1811-1812 winter earthquakes centered in  New Madrid, MO that forever changed the region's landscape.

Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors
Deadline: February 5, 2013
Support research projects to identify and enhance methods that promote positive, sustainable health behaviors in children and youth.

National Association for Bilingual Education Conference
February 7-9  2013
Orlando, Florida
Theme: "Magic Happens"
AISES Leadership Summit
February 7-10, 2013
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
To better prepare AISES members to attain jobs and careers in the STEM fields

American Indian Studies Association Conference
February 7 - 8, 2013
Tempe, AZ
Examine the innovative approaches that tribal governments, communities, and others use to best meet the needs of growing Indigenous populations. :

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant  Program
Deadline: February 7,  2013
Supports community-based wetland, forest, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects throughout the United States.
Indigenous Women's Symposium
February 8-10, 2013
Trent University at Peterborough, Ontario
The overall theme is "Dancing on our Turtle's Back."

Tribal College Student Art Contest
Deadline: April 13, 2013
Open to all tribal college students from AIHEC member schools, Indian or non-Indian

Tribal College Student Writing Contest
Deadline: February 10, 2013
Open to all tribal college students from AIHEC member schools, Indian or non-Indian
World Radio Day
February 13, 2013
Join youth to raise greater awareness among the public and the media of the importance of radio

Native American New Play Festival
 Deadline: Feb. 15, 2013
Oklahoma City, OK
Submissions must be a full length play.

Intertribal Youth Event
Feb 13 - 18, 2013     
Ecuador, South America
The Public Welfare Foundation
Deadline: February 15, 2013
Supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and  opportunities for people in need nationwide

Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice Programs
February 15, 2013
Support groups working to end the criminalization and over-incarceration of adults and youth in the U.S.

Breaking Ground 2013
February 15-18, 2013
Baltimore, MD
A national summit about REAL food -- foods which truly nourishes the producers, consumers, communities and our earth.
FINRA Investor Education Foundation Grants
Deadline: Anytime
Provides underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills, and  tools necessary for financial success throughout life.

Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program Grants
Deadline: Open
Grants to create regional economic development plans to stimulate and guide the economic development efforts of a community or region.

Cedar Tree Foundation Grants
Focuses on the following areas of concern: sustainable agriculture, environmental education, and environmental health.


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