Native Village Opportunities
July 2012



Sacred Gift
 Mary Beth Nelson, Pueblo/Cherokee

“We know we are related physically and mentally, but we also have to be related spiritually. We have to reconnect spiritually to come back together and work to be a family again.”
Ernie LaPointe, Sioux

birthday memorial for miracle, the sacred white buffalo
August 20, 2012
Janesville, Wisconsin
Join in the event or share your message through Native Village
 Miracle's 2012 Birthday
International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Gathering
July 26 - 29, 2012
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Lame Deer, MT
Marking the days with prayer ceremonies, healings and cultural exchange with the first nation peoples of the region and world
World Eskimo Olympics
July 18-21, 2012
Fairbanks, Alaska
The games based on survival skills leave no part of the body untested.

 First Stewards Symposium,
July 17-20, 2012
Washington, D.C
Examines environment changes on native coastal cultures from across the country, including U.S. Pacific islander communities.

Native American Basketball Tournaments
Opportunities to participate in rez ball and urban basketball tournaments

Summer Jobs + 2012
Provides pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth.

August 6-10, 2012
Portland, Indiana
Hands-on workshops and presentations of arts, crafts, traditions and culture of Great Lakes Native Americans
July 2012 NCGLNAC Newsletter

Harris Wofford Service-Learning Awards
Deadline: July 22, 2012
For those under 25 committed to service, youth voice, service-learning, or civic engagement activities.

National Child Awareness Month Ambassadors Program
Deadline: July 22. 2012
Support for service-minded youth, ages 16 - 22, to receive support and leadership training.
Let's Play Community Construction Grants
Deadline: July 20, 2012
Grants to provide or improve playgrounds in underserved communities

Promise Neighborhoods program
Deadline: July 27, 2012
To improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in our most distressed communities.

Ancient Ohio Day Camp
Deadline: July 27. 2012
Event Date: August 6,10, 2012
Newark, Ohio
Health Center Program - Service Area Competition
Deadline: July 25, 2012 - January 9, 2013 (depends on service area)
To ensure culturally competent quality primary health care services. underserved communities and vulnerable populations

Cultures Connecting Workshops
July 30-Aug 17. 2012
Seattle, WA
Addressing Race Relations in the 21st Century

State Farm Good Neighbor  Student Achievement Grants
Deadline: July 31, 2012
For programs that enhance student achievement through service-learning in K-12 public schools
Standard Grants Program
Deadline:  July 27,  2012.
Supports for conservation projects of wetlands and habitats for migratory birds.

The Fund of the Sacred Circle
Deadline: August 1, 2012
Supports AI language and cultural revitalization, land and environmental restoration, sovereignty and treaty rights, and  self-determination and civil rights

California Community Stories Grants Program
Deadline: August 1, 2012
Supports projects that preserve the stories of California communities, past and present.
For All My Relations: A Conference for Indian Families
August 2-4, 2012
Universal City, CA 91608
Including Special Workshops for Youth

Deadlines: August 3, 2012 and October 5, 2012

Supports grassroots groups engaged in activist organizing for economic, social, and environmental justice in the United States

The Street Outreach Program
Deadline: August 6, 2012
Supports outreach services for runaway, homeless, and street youth in order to keep youth safe and help them leave the streets.
Alliance for Positive Youth Development Conference
August 6-10, 2012
Topic: Engaging Youth in Addressing the Achievement Gap

Media Arts Project Grants
Deadline: August 9, 2012
For media art productions

Exit Realty Grants for Aboriginal/Native American Students
Deadline: September 15, 2012
For Abor/AI students participating in Real Estate Studies for their post secondary education
National Indian Parent Information Center Annual Conference
August 14-15, 2012 
Portland OR
Theme: Promoting Strategies that Produce Successful Educational
Outcomes for Native American Students with Disabilities

Open Meadows Foundation Grants
Deadline: August 15, 2012
Supports projects designed and implemented by women and girls that reflect community diversity, encourage racial, social,  economic, and environmental justice. and more.

Heritage of Healing Walk for Health
August 18, 2012
Ypsilanti, MI
Walking long a trail used by many Nations of People for many generations to ensure that our People can lead heathy lives.  
GenerationOn Community Action Heroes Program
Deadline: August 20, 2012
Pledge to be a hero for animals, literacy, health, environment, homelessness, hunger, military, or emergency prep.

National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
Deadline: August 20, 2012
To increase the number and effectiveness of organizations that assist refuge systems nationwide

Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations Conference
August 20-24, 2012
Minneapolis, MN
rovides native women with  knowledge, support, and resources to achieve success in their personal and professional lives.
Quilters Showcase at the 60th Cherokee National Holiday
Deadline: August 22, 2012
Event Date: Sept 1-2, 2012
Tahlequah, OK
For all ages. Free to enter.

Global Preparatory Meeting of Indigenous Peoples
August 22 - 24, 2011
Manaus, Brazil

Hardwood Forestry Fund
Deadline: August 31, 2012
Supports hardwood timber projects on public land, including state, local, or university land,  or on property owned by nonprofit organizations.
Cisco Global  Impact Cash Grants
Supports nonprofits that provide assistance to underserved populations. Areas include Education, Economic Empowerment, Critical Human Needs, and more

Hawaii People's Fund
Deadline: September 1, 2012
Supports grassroots organizations in many areas including cultural activism, youth organizing, indigenous rights  and peace and international solidarity.

First Peoples Fund Artist-Entrepreneurs for Business Leadership Program
Deadline: September 1, 2012
Fellowships and assistance for professional Native artists to help develop their small business skills.
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

The Power of Small: Entrepreneurs Strengthening Local Economies
Deadline: September 5, 2012
A global competition for organizations and partnerships to help emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses in underserved communities.

Cultural Capital Program for Native American Master Artists
Deadline: September 1, 2012
Grants to master artists to allow them to further share their cultural work with their communities/
All Roads Film Project
Deadline: September 15, 2012
Helps  indigenous and minority-culture storytellers around the world showcase their works


America's Great Outdoors Landscape Conservation Stewardship Program
Deadline: July 31, 2012.
For community-based partnerships that further the conservation of fish, wildlife, plants, and more
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
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Tribal Information from the Aspen Institute AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE CENTER Center for Native American Youth from the Aspen Institute
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Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund"
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