Native Village Opportunities
June 2012



Blanket of Many Colors,
William Rabbit, Pueblo

"[The Old People] would gather words as they walked a sacred path across the Earth, leaving nothing behind but prayers and offerings."  
Cleon Thunder, Northern Arapahoe


NEFA  Native Arts Program
Deadline: Various
Grants and network development or NA artists and orgs in New England and nationally.

17th Annual World Peace and Prayer Day
June 21, 2012
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
This year the Buffalo Field Campaign will host "All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer"

Small Communities Transformation Program
Deadline: June 18, 2012
Supports tribal community health activities to improve health and aid in  prevention programming
NWF Short Grass Prairie Stewardship Fund
Deadline: June 18, 2012
To help imperiled species that depend on the short grass prairie ecosystem.

Native Asset Building Initiative
Deadline: : June 18, 2012
Grants to help individuals and families learn about and use sound family budgeting and money management practices,

NACF Grants
Deadline: June 21, 2012
A fellowship program that supports  Native artists.
American Indian Youth Film Workshop
Deadline: June 29, 2012
Event Date: July 15 - 20, 2012
Michigan State University
A FREE seminar on how to uses cameras, design shots, create story boards, soundtracks, special effects, and more

Credit When It's Due
Deadline: June 27, 2012
For community-college students who transfer to 4-year schools

UNITY Conference
Deadline: June 29, 2012
Event Date: August 1-2, 2012
Las Vegas, NV
For journalists and media professional, students, and those interested in diversity in the news media.
Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival
Deadline: June 30, 2012
A platform for Indigenous Media Artists to showcase their works.

Generations United Youth Jumpstart Grants
Deadline: June 30
For youth-led intergenerational programs addressing hunger and nutrition.

NIJC For All My Relations Youth contest
Deadline: June 30, 2012
Essay contest for Native students, grades 5-12. This year's theme: "Living Proof."
Journalists in Aging Fellows Program
Deadline: Deadline: July 1, 2012
Event Date: November 14 to 18
San Diego, California
For journalists who cover issues in aging and/or who work for ethnic media outlets.

Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship Grants
Deadline: July 2, 2012
For projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment....

Native Earth: Northeast Regional Native Youth Environment Camp
Deadline: July 2, 2012
Event: August 8-17, 2012
Akwesasne, NY
Open to indigenous youth, grades 9-12, in the Northeast Region.
Tribal Court Improvement Program
Deadline: July 9. 2012

Basic Center Program Grant 
Deadline: July 9, 2012
Provides an alternative for runaway and homeless Native youth.

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Deadline: July 11, 2012
American Indian Graduate Center Scholarship
Deadline: July 13, 2012
For Native graduate and undergraduate students

Alaska Conservation Foundation Grants
Deadline: July 15, 2012
Grants to Alaska Native tribes, organizations, and individuals for work on critical environmental issues.

Third American Indian Teacher Education Conference
July 13-14, 21012
Northern Arizona University, College of Education, Flagstaff
Young Leader Awards
Deadline: July 16, 2012
For those 40 and under who are improving health and health care for all Americans

Sodexo Foundation Lead Organizer  Funding
Deadline: July 15, 2012
For youth volunteers, ages 5-25, addressing the issue of childhood hunger. in their communities

“Asking Permission to Come Ashore: Journeys to Indigenous Health and Health Research”
July 16-19, 2012
Seattle, WA
AMA Healthy Living Grants
Deadline: July 16, 2012
For programs that educate youth, ages 2-21, about the safety and dangers of prescription drugs.

Family Connection Grants
Deadline: July 16, 2012
For comprehensive, residential treatment services for parents and their minor children

Alliance for California Traditional Arts Grants
Deadline: July 16, 2012 (Apprenticeship Program)
Deadline:  July 16, 2012 (Living Cultures Grants Program)
Deadline: Ongoing: (Traditional Arts Development Program)
First Stewards Symposium
July 17-20, 2012
Washington D.C.
Examines climate change and solutions for indigenous coastal cultures through traditional ecological knowledge.

Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Camp
Deadline: July 20, 2012
Event Date: August 11-17, 2012
First Nations University of Canada, Regina, SK
To gain understanding of small business management and entrepreneurship

Shifting the Geography of Reason
Date:July 19-21, 2012
University of the West Indies; St. Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago)
Theme:  Racial Capitalism and the Creole Discourse of Native-, Indo-, Afro-, and Euro-Caribbeans
Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Child Welfare Grants
Deadline: July 20, 2012
Targets children and youth in child welfare systems who have mental and behavioral health needs

Child Defense Fund Conference
 July 23-25, 2012
Cincinnati, Ohio,
To give American child hope and freedom to reach their God-given potential

Family Connection Grants
Deadline: July 20, 2012
Intertribal Youth Event
July 22-29, 2012
San Diego, California
Set on ancestral lands, at the edge of the Pacific Ocean

First Annual NB3 Foundation Golf Tournament
July 24, 2012
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Proceeds will focus on reducing childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes and promote the leadership development of Native American children.

Paddle To Squaxin 2012
July 29, 2012
Port of Olympia, WA
An annual intertribal celebration of Pacific Northwest canoe culture and tradition.
Premier  Cares Award
Deadline: July 31, 2012
Recognizes exemplary health services programs accessible to medically  underserved populations.

NCGLNAC Summer Children's Cultural Arts Classes
Pre-registration deadline: July 26, 2012
August 6 - 10, 2012

Portland, IN
Arts and culture classes for ages 12 and up.

NCGLNAC Summer Children's Cultural Arts Classed
Pre-registration deadline: July 26, 2012
August 6 - 10, 2012

Portland, IN
Native American arts and culture for Classes for ages 6 and up.
Promise Neighborhoods Program
Deadline: July 27, 2012
Funds to improve children's education and development in our most distressed communities.

Intertribal Youth Event
August 1-5, 2012
Northern California

12TH Annual Conference for Indian Families
August 2-4, 2012
Universal City, California
Celebrating Indian Families, conducted by The National Indian Justice Center
Aug. 1-12, 2012,
Santa Fe,  New Mexico.
A summer Indigenous contemporary dance training -- intensive.

NEA Art Works - School-Based Projects
Deadline: August 9, 2012
For projects that replenish and rejuvenate America's enduring cultural legacy.

Intertribal Youth Event
August 11-19, 2012
Panama, Central America
Advanced Oral History Summer Institute
August 13-17, 2012
UC Berkeley,  California
Institute on oral/video history.

Community Impact Grants Program
Deadline: August 13, 2012
For those using volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities.

Bear Hugs Foundation Grants
Deadline: August, 2012 for children
Deadline: October, 2012 for pets.
Supports NPOs that enhance the quality of life for children,  families, and pets
The Racial and Ethnic Health Care Equity program
Deadline: August 15, 2012
Promotes equity in health care for common chronic conditions and infant mortality.

Becoming a Culturally Responsive Educator:
August 15 - 17, 2012
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, CN
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