Native Village Opportunities

March, 2012

"What Happened to the Sun?"
Virginia Stroud,
“I converse with the wind. Everything is air. I call the wind as God. They sit with us and they sit on my tongue and they speak through me.”
Grandmother Aama Bombo, Bwiti Tribe, Africa
Lake Erie Harmful Algal Blooms Workshops
March 16, 2012 Toledo Ohio
March 30, 2012 Columbus Ohio
Free workshop open to public about the toxin-producing algae invading our Great Lakes.

Dance for Mother Earth Powwow
March 17 & 18, 2012
University of Michigan Powwow
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, MI
USA Today Travel calls it one of the 10 great places to be wowed by American Indian culture

2012 Junior All Native Basketball Tournament
March 18 - 23 , 2012
Port Alberni, BC
The biggest basketball tournament in British Columbia

Lynn Reyer Awards in Tribal Community Development
Deadline: March 19, 2012
Helps defray costs for research lending to the completion of a Masters thesis or Ph.D. dissertation
Contact: Professor Ted Jojola:

The Drug  Free Communities Support Program
Deadline: March 22, 2012
Supports activities of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth

SACNAS Summer Leadership Institute
Deadline: March 22, 2012
July 16-20, 2012
Washington, D.C.;
For underrepresented minority (URM) scientists wishing to master the skills necessary to lead institutional transformation
AISES 2012 Regional Conference – Region VI
March 23 - 24, 2012
Purdue University, West Lafayette Indiana

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference
March 24-27, 2012
Rapid City, South Dakota.
Conference theme: "Honor the Drum."

AISES 2012 Fair and Expo
March 22-24, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
For AI/AN students to  create science projects that can be shared with peers, teachers, and educators
IHS Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 28, 2012
From the Indian Health Service

Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaption Fund
Deadline: March 30, 2012
Grants for projects that offer interventions for wildlife adaptation to climate change

PetSmart Charities
Deadline: March 31, 2012
Grants for spay/neuter projects that focus on owned pets in areas where there is a critical need.
NWF/Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship
Deadline: March 30, 2012
Event Date: July 7-13, 2012
Estes Park, CO
For youth, ages of 8-18, to attend a week-long educational and adventure experience   
The Outward Bound Canada/RBC Youth Leadership Scholarship
Summer, 2012
For Aboriginal youth, ages 15 – 19, to attend a 2-3 week Outward Bound Canada wilderness course
Volunteer at the Ontario Summer Games!
August 16 to 19, 2012
Toronto, Ontario
Brings together almost 2,500 athletes competing in 28 sports in multiple venue.
2012 Myaamiaki Conference
March 31, 2012
Miami University, Oxford Ohio
Research related to the Miami Tribe, past and present, and a celebration of many milestones between Miami people and Miami University!

SAPAI Writing Retreat 2012:
Deadline: March 31, 2012
Dates:  June 18  - July 27, 2012
Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana
Focus on bolstering critical scientific composition skills and guidance in drafting graduate theses and dissertations.

Sunken Ships, Native American Loyalties
March 31, 2012
Oswsego, NY
Discusses the colorful dynamics of the War of 1812 along the New York/Canadian frontier.
Native American Public Television Summer Internships
Deadline March 31
Partners college students and Public Television stations to improve multimedia reporting to TV audiences and other news outlets.

SAPAI TCU Faculty Preparation 2012
Deadline: March 31, 2012
Dates:  July 30 - August 17
Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana
A TCU Training Program to prepare scholars for assuming a faculty position at a TCU.

Baseball Tomorrow Fund
April 1, 2012
Grants to promote the growth of youth baseball/softball. From MLB and MLBP.

World of Children Awards
Deadline: April 1, 2012
Recognizes youth and adults who are changing the lives of children in the United States and abroad


Ecotrust 2012 Indigenous Leadership Award
Deadline: April 1, 2012
Northwest Tribal Leaders  (AK, Canada, several NW states)
Recognizes tribal leaders dedicated to improving conditions of their homelands

The Centers of Excellence Program
Deadline: April 2,  2012.
Supports resource and education centers that support underrepresented minority students and faculty at health  professions schools,
An Aboriginal Mental Health Learning Experience
April 2, 3 & 13
Guelph, Ontario
Free workshops, webinars, and self-study program specifically related to the delivery of mental health services to Aboriginal People

Phoenix Suns Charities
Deadline: April 2, 2012
Grants to help children and families maximize their potential. Focuses on the  disadvantaged, disabled, minority, and at risk youth.

D5 Coalition Grants
Deadline: April 2, 2012
For projects about organizational culture and characteristics in fostering diversity in philanthropy.
Environmental Leadership Program
Deadline: April 2, 2012
For those in environment/social change practitioners and larger environmental and social concerns

Active Schools  Acceleration Project
Deadline: April 2, 2012
Seeks to increase quality in-school physical activity


April 4 - 6, 2012
Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence Kansas
earn more about and discuss the rights of Mother Earth and Nature
All Kids Can CREATE
DEADLINE: April 8, 2012
Youth, ages 5-15, submit art work about "What Inspires Me" for an exhibition in Washington, D.C.

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams
Deadline: April 6, 2012
Grants to teams of h.s. students, teachers, and mentors to invent technological solutions to real-world problems.

The Investing in Innovation Fund
Deadline: April 9, 2012
Provide supports to innovations designed to improve achievement for high-need students
AISES Region 1 Conference
April 12-14, 2012
Portland, OR
Theme: Building Community

National Service-Learning Conference and  PeaceJam Leadership Conference,
April 11-14, 2012,
Minneapolis, MN
The largest gathering of youth and practitioners involved in service-learning.

AISES/BNSF Internship Opportunity
Deadline: April 15, 2012
Turn It Around Awards
Deadline: April 17, 2012
For students, middle school - college, to turn a traffic adversity  into positive, educational, and sustainable action  
MADD Power of You(th) Video Contest
Deadline: April 27, 2012
Use your power to make a minute video or less for Mothers Against Drunk Driving a   
National Education Startup Challenge
Deadline: May 1, 2012
For students grades 6-college or out-of-school youth to start a for-profit or non-profit that addresses educational success.  
National Congress of American Indians Intern/Fellowships
Deadline: April 15, 2012
Washington, D.C.
For undergrad/grad Native students to be on the front lines of legislative action and policy development

Media That Matters Film Festival
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.

Endangered Language Fund Grants
Deadline: April 20, 2012
Grants for Native Languages in danger of disappearing within a generation or two.
Global Youth Service Day
April 20-22, 2012
Challenges youth and adults everywhere to be part of the solution to change our world.

NCGLNAC Academic Conference
April 21, 2012
Portland, IN
Eastern Woodlands Tribes in the War of 1812.
From National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture

22nd Annual NAME International Conference
Proposal deadline: April 23, 2012
Event Date: November 28 - December 1, 2012
Philadelphia, PA
Conference Theme: Realizing the Power of Movements through Multicultural Education
"Protecting Our Children, Ensuring Our Legacy"
April 22-25, 2012
Fort McDowell Resort, Scottsdale, AZ
National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

April 25-27th, 2012
Los Angeles, CA
Theme: Sustainable Native Futures: Leaders and Partners for Philanthropy

Fibea 2012 Conference
April 26-27, 2012
Manaus, Brazil
Theme: "Rio + 20: Indigenous Entrepreneurship and Sustainability",
Eileen Fisher Leadership Grant for Women and Girls
Deadline: April 25, 2012
For programs that activate leadership qualities in women and girls.

Oklahoma 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Deadline: April 27, 2012


AISES Chapter High-Powered Rocket Launch 2012
April 28, 29, 2012
Richard Bong Recreational Area, Wisconsin
Design a flying a rocket obtaining "inflight-autostability".
National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Grants for proposals from organizations interested in assisting the refuge system nationwide.

Banfield Charitable Trust
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Helps keep pets and their people together.

Gateway to College National  Network
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Revolutionizes education so high school dropouts and underprepared college students can achieve college  credentials
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Honors outstanding leaders ages 8-18 for helping  their communities, fellow beings, and/or  health and sustainability of the environment.

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 30, 2012
undergraduate/graduate scholarships to students who raise awareness of tobacco's harmful impact among vulnerable populations.

Target  Local Store Grants
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Supports programs that bring the arts and cultural experiences to schools. A
Target Early Childhood Reading Grants
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Supports programs that  foster and encourage a love of reading and encourage in youth Pre-K - 3.

Young Native Writers Essay Contest 
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Topic: “Describe a crucial issue confronting your tribal community today. Explain how you hope to help your tribal community respond to this challenge and improve its future.”

American Indian Summer Institute in Computer Science
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Event Date: Summer 2012
University of California Irvine

For NA students, grades 8-12: field trips, academic workshops, creating interactive  story projects about Native culture, and more.
ING: Unsung Heroes
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Recognizes innovative and progressive thinking in education

Maki Foundation Grants 
Deadline: May 1, 2012.
Supports those who promote environmental protection in the Rocky Mountain West

Roadmaps to Health
Deadline: May 2, 2012
For communities  to implement policy or system changes to address social or economic factors.
2012-13 Bush Fellowship Program
Deadline: May 4, 2012; and July 9, 2012
For individuals working to solve tough community problems in MN, ND, SD, or the 23  North Dakota, South Dakota or the twenty-three Native nations that share the same geography....

State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grants
Deadline: May 4, 2012
For students to have leadership role in designing and overseeing a $5,000,000 State Farm® funded service-learning initiative

Gedakina Internships
Deadline: May, 2012 (Flexible)
New England
For Undergrad/grad students education, environmental studies, social work, or  counseling. Emphasizes interconnected programs to reach Native American youth and families\
NCGLNAC One-Day Cultural Arts Class
May 12, 2022
Portland Indiana
Funding in part from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for

NativeVision Scholarship
Deadline: May 4, 2012
For AI/AN college students who exemplify a commitment to leadership, education, and athletics.

The Real Story of the Quileute Wolves
Ends: May 9, 2012
NMAI on the National Mall
Washington, D.C.
Brings together rare works of art as a counterpoint to the supernatural storyline of the popular Twilight films
Social Justice Expo
May 10, 2012
NYU, New York City

Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Grant Program
Deadline: May 10, 2012
Supports projects the increase the participation of women and minorities in STEM projects.

SEARHC Summer Internship Program
Deadline: May 11, 2012
For AI/AN students in from h. s. -masters degree to explore career options in health care, and receive on-the-job training
Brower Youth Awards
Deadline: May 14, 2012
For outstanding leadership efforts of young people, ages 13-22,  working for the protection of the planet.

Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program
Deadline: May 15, 2012.
To establish community forests accessible to the public and involve the community in the establishment process,

The Racial and Ethnic Health Care Equity program
Deadline: May 15, 2012
Promotes equity in health care for common chronic conditions and infant mortality.
Bank of America Charitable  Foundation
Supports nonprofit organizations that  address pressing social, economic, and cultural needs in the communities

Giles W. and Elise G. Mead  Environmental Grants
Supports efforts dedicated to preserving and improving the environment, with emphasis on Alaska, Northern California, Oregon, and  Washington.

Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance
Deadline: Varies by university
Montana State, Oregon State, The Pennsylvania State, Salish Kootenai College, University of Idaho, University of Minnesota, University of Montana, University of Washington, Washington State
For NA undergrad/grad students in environmental Science, Forestry, Biology & Engineering
Embry-Riddle Scholarships in Science and Technology
Prescott, AZ
Up to 4-year scholarships available fir academically talented and financially challenged students.

World Children's Radio Network
Radijojo is your radio. The more kids that take part, the better the whole thing will be.

2012 Distinguished Artist Award

For a distinguished Alaskan artist who deserves to be recognized.

Everyday Young Hero Award
Deadline: Ongoing
For youth ages 5-25. who exemplify an extraordinary commitment to service


Turkish Coalition of America Scholarships
Deadline: Rolling Basis
For AI, AN, and NH college and graduate students to study abroad in Turkey.

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For First Nations and Inuit youth.

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