Native Village Opportunities

February, 2012


Whale Bone Marrow Sculpture
Indianapolis Native American Art Museum

"Does this generation love justice enough to ask that it be shown to the red men? Have we not as a people fixed the brutal maxim in our language, 'the only good Indian is a dead Indian?' We laugh at the saying now as a good jest, but the cheeks of our descendants will redden with shame when they read the coarse brutality of our wit." 
Fletcher Johnson, United States

Join Tucson's Fight Against Desegregation and banned books
Month of February
A month of solidarity teach-ins in support of Tucson's MAS program. Teach lessons from and about the banned MAS program (available on website)

All Roads Film Project
February 17–19, 2012
Washington, D.C.
View 2012's Oscar®-nominated films for Best Foreign Language Films BEFORE the Academy Awards.

Help Choose Young Filmmakers' Best Short Films of 2012!
Each week features a great short for you to rate.

imagineNATIVE Film + Video Tour
Indigenous-made films, shorts program for youth, and youth video-making workshops.

  Feb. 21-23
Timmins, ON
Feb. 24
Hamilton, ON 
Feb. 28 - Mar. 2 
Moosonee/Moose Factory, ON
March 5-6
Wikwemikong / Manitowaning, ON
March 7-8
North Bay / Temagami, ON  
Mar. 9, 2012 
Sault Ste. Marie,ON
March 14-16 
Thunder Bay ON
Mar. 19-21
Parry Sound, ON
Mar. 27-29  
Saugeen First Nation, ON 
Apr. 3-5 
Fort Albany First
7th Annual NCAI Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum
Deadline: February 17, 2012
Conference Date: June 19, 2012
Lincoln, NB
For tribal leaders, citizens, organizations, and researchers to network about research being conducted with tribal communities and Native people.

Bringing Back Native Ways of Discipline
March 22-23, 2012  
Denver, CO for Admin.
March 26-27, 2012
Denver, CO -for Teachers
Topic: Teaching Teachers to Teach Native Students

Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program
Deadline:  Feb. 17, 2012
Event Date:  May 31-July 27, 2012
Indiana University, Indiana
For h.s. and college students from underrepresented populations interested in cancer research careers.
KaBOOM!: Let's Play Community Construction Grants
Deadline: March 16, 2012
Funds the purchase of playground equipment
Deadline: February 21, 2012
Event Date: March 3 2012
University of Tulsa, OK
For American Indian high school seniors and college students interested in attending law school.

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

DREAM Big for College Video Competition
Deadline: February 20, 2012
Activating community college students nationwide to add their voices to the college completion movement.

Alaska 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Deadline: February 21, 2012
Supports a broad array of before and after school activities that advance student achievement.

Demonstration Grants for Indian Children Program
Deadline: February 21, 2012
Supports pre-school programs that prepare Indian children for Kindergarten, and college prep programs for Indian high school students.

Media That Matters Film Festival
Early Deadline- February 23, 2012
Regular Deadline: April 20, 2012
Late Deadline: May 1, 2012
Event Date: Fall, 2012
All ages may submit short films that opens hearts and minds to a socially conscious world.
Green Ribbon Schools
Deadline: February 24, 2010
Recognizes BIA schools taking a comprehensive approach to greening their school.

FEMA SAFER Grant Program
Deadline: February 24, 2012

Kid's Science Challenge
Deadline: February 28, 2012.
Students in grades 3-6 submit an idea, question, or problem for scientists to solve.
Deadline: February 29, 2012 !
Event Date: May 9-13, 2012
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
A leadership Forum on Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity!

International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums Scholarships
June 4-7, 2012
For those in tribal archives, libraries (and more), or enrolled full-time in a Native Studies related program

Diversity in Vision Research and Ophthalmology Internship
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Location: Bethesda, MD
 For diverse students in h.s.. college or university.
The Early Republic and Indian Country, 1812-1833
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Dates: July 16 - August 10, 2012
Chicago, IL
NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers
Summer AI Medical and Dental Education Program
Deadline: March 1, 2012.
Event Date: Summer, 2012

Case Western Reserve University
Columbia University
Duke University
Howard University

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical and New Jersey Dental
University of Louisville
University of Nebraska

University of Virginia University of Washington
University of Texas-Houston
Yale University

A free academic program for AI college freshman and sophomore that offers personalized medical and dental school preparation

2012 Caring Awards
Deadline: March 1, 2012.
For those, ages 9-99, serve as worthy role models for others. Young adult winners receive funds for college.

Walmart  Foundation State Giving Program
Deadline: March  2, 2012.
Grants for education programs for underserved youth;  job readiness and skills training;

Native Youth and Culture Fund
Deadline: March 2, 2012
Seeking projects that focus on 4 priority areas including culture, spiritual, traditional knowledge, leadership, education, and more
Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grants
Deadline: March 6, 2012

Native Youth and Culture Fund
Deadline: March 2, 2012
Funds projects for youth that use culture and tradition to address issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, and mental health.

NAPT Regional Action Network Gatherings
March 6, 2012
Bayside, CA
Held by Native Americans in Philanthropy
Conservation Fellows and Innovation grants
Deadline: March 5, 2012
For those committed to empowering others and to creating positive environmental change in their communities and organizations

Indian Education Professional Development Grants
Deadline: March 8, 2012

Native American Food Security for Native Elders
Deadline: March 9, 2012
Funds to eliminate food insecurity among tribal elders in rural  and/or reservation-based Native American communities

Tribal Colleges Research Grants
Deadline: March 14, 2012
For research about national, regional or reservation priorities and/or enhancing educational or career prospects for American Indians.

National STEM Video Game Challenge
Deadline:  March 12, 2012
For middle school, high school, college and grad students

AAIP NATIONAL Conference on Obesity Prevention and Wellness in Indian Country
March 13-14, 2012
San Diego, CA
Theme: "Fostering Sustainable Strategies to Create Healthy, Active Native Communities”
The Terra Foundation for American Art
Deadline: March 15,2012
For historical American art exhibitions, scholarship, and programs

2012 Indian Arts Research Center Speaker Series
March 15 - May 17, 2012
Santa Fe, NM
For artists and museum professionals to learn about estate planning, artist rights, funding opportunities, and documentation of artists' work.

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 15, 2012.
Rewards young volunteers, ages 6-18,  for their amazing contributions to their communities.
2012 Native American Indian science and engireening EXPO
Deadline: March 15, 2012.
Event Date: March 21-24, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
Provides AI/AN  students, grades 5-12, a learning and research forum with a exciting hands-on learning opportunities.

First Alaskans Institute 2012 Summer Internship Program
Deadline: March 16, 2012
June 4 - August 9, 2012
Alaska (multiple placement opportunities)
Who: For students or recent college graduates to develop leadership skills that contribute to the Native community

NAPT Public Media Content Grants
Deadline: March 16, 2012
Funds video projects for a public television series about the values, experiences, histories, and cultures of Tribal Nations
NCGLNAC Spring Cultural Arts Classes
Deadline: March 17, 2012
March 24-25, 2012
Portland IN
Four 1 ˝ day classes for ages 12 and up. From National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture)  and one 1 ˝ day class for ages 6 and up.

"A Generation on the Move" Aboriginal Youth Conference
March 20-23, 2012 
Nanaimo, British Columbia
For aboriginal youth aged 14-24 to take part in a conference focusing on Language, Culture, Health, the Environment, and more

NAPT Regional Action Network Gatherings
March 19, 2012
Seattle, WA
Held by Native Americans in Philanthrophy
The Council on Foundations' Career Pathways
Deadline: March 21, 2012
A leadership program that prepares candidates from diverse backgrounds to  earn positions as philanthropic leaders.

Save the Child/Save the Teenager
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.

American Indian Studies Dissertation Writing Fellowship
Deadline: March 23, 2012
Event Date: August 1, 2012- July 31, 2013
Yale University, MT
Scholars working on pressing issues related to American Indians, or topics in Indigenous Studies that relate to North American Indians
 The Purpose Prize
Deadline: March 22, 2012
Provides awards to people 60 and over who are taking on society's biggest challenges.

NCAIS Workshop in Research Methods for Graduate Students
March 22-24, 2012
Harvard University
Highlights museums as research sites and examine the value of historic objects in American Indian Studies and related disciplines.

NAPT Regional Action Network Gatherings
March 22, 2012
Denver, CO
Held by Native Americans in Philanthrophy
Leading for Equity Institute
March 22-25, 2012
Sonoma, CA.
Develops individual and group leadership at every level of schools, districts, or nonprofit organizations.

Alaska Native Art Auction
March 22, 2012
Anchorage, AK
Proceeds benefit Koahnic Broadcast Corp

Indigenous and American Studies Storytellers of the Americas Conference
March 23 - 24, 2012
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2012 Oklahoma American Indian Challenge Bowl
Deadline: March 23, 2012
March 28, 2012
Shawnee, Oklahoma
An academic competition for Oklahoma Indian students enrolled in grades 7-12. 

American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference
March 24-27, 2012   
Rapid City SD

March 24, 2012
Portland, IN
From National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture  Learn more about Great Lakes Native Americans.
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 26, 2012
For college juniors and seniors  majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM)

Active Schools Acceleration Project
Deadline: April 2, 2012
Identifies and rewards school-based programs and tech innovations that promote physical activity for children.

EPA Region 8 Wetland Program Development Grants
Deadline: March 26, 2012
The 2012 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity
March 26-27, 2012
Honolulu, Hawaii

13th Annual White Privilege Conference
March 28-31, 2012
Albuquerque, New Mexico
 Vision, Commitment, and Sustainable Partnerships

NAPT Regional Action Network Gatherings
March 28, 2012
New York, NY , 2012
Held by Native Americans in Philanthrophy
Center for Great Plains Studies Symposium
March 28-30, 2012
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Activating Empathy: Transforming Schools to Teach What Matters
Deadline: March 30, 2012
Seeking solutions to help youth learn and practice empathy to equip them for a rapidly changing world.

Pathways Within Roads to Reading
Deadline: March 30, 2012
Donates books to literacy programs in small and rural low-income communities.
Play Golf Native America Day
March 31, 2012
Tulsa. OK
Free program for families with  golf, fitness, and games for all ages. From the Notah Begay Foundation.

The Davis-Putter Scholarship
April 1, 2012
For undergrads/grade active in the progressive movement, including the  struggle against racism.

YoungCuts Film Festival
Deadline: March 31, 2012
Looking for great short films by the world's best young filmmakers, ages 25 and under.

Environmental Leadership Program
Deadline: April 2, 2012
New England Regional Network
Orientation Retreat:
May 17 - 20, 2012  Harvard, MA
Retreat 2:
August 2 - 5, 2012  Litchfield, CT
Retreat 3: O
ctober 11 - 14, 2012  Raymond, NH

Eastern Regional Network
Orientation Retreat:
June 21 - 24, 2012  Van Etten, NY
Retreat 2:
August 2 - 5, 2012 Litchfield, CT
Retreat 3:
October 18 - 21, 2012, Wallingford, PA

Chesapeake Regional Network
Retreat Dates TBD
Fellowships offer training, networking, and more to a diverse group of environmental and social change practitioners

41st Annual Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale
Deadline: March 26, 2012
Event Date: April 21 - May 20, 2012
Cherokee Heritage Center, Oklahoma
Submit authentic Native artwork for consideration in one of Oklahoma's oldest art shows.

NAPT Regional Action Network Gatherings
April 2, 2012
Carlton, MN
Held by Native Americans in Philanthrophy

The North Face Explore Fund
Deadline: April 6, 2012
For organizations that encourage and create connections of children to nature.

Oregon Indian Education Association Conference
April 2-3, 2012
Grand Ronde OR
NAPT Regional Action Network Gatherings
April 9, 2012
Tulsa, OK
Held by Native Americans in Philanthrophy

Serving our People, Serving our Nations: Native Visions for Future Generations"
Deadline; April 15, 2012
Dates: June 3-8, 2012
Denver, Colorado
The 9th annual  National Training Program Youth Program

PeaceJam Leadership Conference
April 11-14, 2012
Minneapolis, MN
Service-learning that engages students in their education, communities, and strengthens young people and schools.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2012
For American Indian high school seniors

Academic Enrichment Grants
Deadline: April 15, 2012.
For in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning for low-income children in grades 6 - 12. www.mccartheydressman.or

America's Farmers Grow Rural Education
Deadline: April 15, 2012
For farmers to nominate their public school district for grants to promote science and math education..
Norcross Wildlife Foundation
Deadline: ongoing
Supports local grassroots organizations working to protect wild land.

Grants, opportunities and programs for Aboriginal youth in Canada

Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund
Supports programs which encourage Aboriginal youth to participate in physical activity and sport.

Paying For College:
Native American version for high school students
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Foundation Funding for Native American Issues and Peoples
Guide to Native American Studies Programs List of Tribal Colleges Tribal Grants Information
How Can I Get an Indian Scholarship? How to Spot a
Scholarship Scam Scholarship Listings
A long list of scholarships from individual tribes.
Tribal Information from the Aspen Institute AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE CENTER Center for Native American Youth from the Aspen Institute
Catching the Dream
Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund"
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Directory for university/college searches
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