Native Village Opportunities
August 2012




"Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind.
Did you think you were put here for something less?"  Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Sacred Sites Listening Sessions
August 16, 2012, Billings, MT
August 23, 2012, Prior Lake, MN
August 24, 2012, Uncasville, CT
August 28, 2012, Portland, OR
The U.S. Department of Interior will collect input about better protecting and facilitating tribal access to sacred  sites.

Jim Thorpe: World's Greatest Athlete
August 17, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
Live Webcast From the NMAI Smithsonian
A presentation on the life of Jim Thorpe
 (Sac and Fox,) the greatest all-around athlete of all time.

Up Heartbreak Hill
Deadline: August 26, 2012
Watch the PBS film, for free, online. A moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern

annual birthday gathering for miracle, the sacred white buffalo
August 20, 2012
Janesville, Wisconsin
Miracle 2012 Birthday

Native Americans in Philanthropy 2012 Regional Action Network Gatherings
Aaugust 16,  Minneapolis, MN
Sept. 12, New Orleans, LA
Sept. 19,  Seattle, WA
Oct. 3,  Walla, WA
Oct. 5,  Rapid City, SD
Oct. 11, Santa Fe
Oct 17, 2012, Anchorage, AL
Oct 22, NYC, NY
Oct 31, Longmont CO
Nov. 15-16,  Catoosa, OK
Offers ways that NAP helps advance philanthropic practices grounded in Native values and traditions.

Digital Film Making, Teaching the next generation of Storytellers
August 18, 2012
Roseville, CA

National Voter Registration Day
September 25, 2012
A nonpartisan event sponsored by nonprofit and civic organizations.

Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations Conference
August 20-13, 2012
Prior Lake, MN

VSP: Sight for Students
Deadline: N/A
Provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children.
Aboriginal Physical Activity & Cultural Circle Grants
Grants available for Aboriginal people in the three aspects of APACC:Sports and Recreation, Fitness and Traditional Activity

Michaëlle Jean Foundation
Empowers youth to have a life-affirming influence on their neighbourhoods, cultural heritages and society.

Community Capital Fund
Deadline: August 15, 2012.
Grants for infrastructure projects that serve diverse cultural communities.
New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming
Deadline: August 29, 2012
Enhances the research capacity of scholars from underrepresented groups

AISES Charitable Golf Tournament
August 24, 2012
Carlton, MN
AISES is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of Native Americans in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields

The Legacy Resource  Management Program
Deadline: August 30, 2012.
Supports activities that assist Department of Defense efforts to preserve the nation’s natural and cultural heritage, including Native American consultations

Build-A-Bear Grants
Deadline: August 31, 2012
Grants for programs benefiting children, families, and animals in a range of areas.

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Deadline: August 31, 2012
Supports sustainable, replicable projects that address the most pressing issues relating to children’s health and well being.

PetSmart Charities Spay/Neuter Grant Programs
Deadline: August 31, 2012
Grants for high-impact spay/neuter programs targeting owned pet and free-roaming cat populations in specific geographic areas....

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)
Deadline: September 11, 2012: Proposals for Instructional Capacity Excellence
Deadline: September 25, 2012: Proposals for Targeted STEM Infusion Projects
Supports self-analysis of the TCUP-eligible institution's undergraduate STEM programs

Delta Dental Foundation Community Mini-Grant Program
Deadline: September 3, 2012
Supports programs designed to improve oral health of low-income children.

Inaugural Native American Housing Conference
September 13-14, 2012
New Orleans, LA
Theme: Creating Affordable Housing in Indian Country
12th Annual Algonquian Peoples Seminar
September 15, 2012
NY State Museum, Albany, NY
An interesting variety of topics at this day-long event.

Fitch Project Grants for Preservation
Deadline: September 15, 2012
For preservation-related projects in many fields including landscape, urban design, environmental planning, decorative arts, and architectural design/history....

All Roads Film Project Seed Grant
Deadline: September 15, 2012
Funds film projects by or about Indigenous and underrepresented minority cultures from around the world
Take Charge! Native American Leadership Day
September 18-21, 2012
Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, Arizona
For Native American students in grades 7-12.

P&G’s FIRST Conference
September 16 – 19, 2012
Cincinnati, Ohio
The premier conference for outstanding Native American and other minority doctoral and postdoctoral scientists

The Fledgling Fund
Deadline: September 17, 2012
Helps improve the lives of vulnerable peoples by supporting innovative media projects that target entrenched social problems.
United States Criminal Justice Fund
Deadline: September 21, 2012
Funds to help reduce mass incarceration, eliminate racial disparities, and promote effective, community-based strategies.

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship Applications
Deadline: September 19, 2012
For individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts

Desert Conference XXVI
September 20-22, 2012
Bend, Oregon
Brings together, inspire and educates those who care about the high desert of the Great Basin and beyond
International Indigenous People's Conference on Corn
September 28 - October 3, 2012
Oaxaca, Mexico

Save The Child / Save The Teenager
September 24-25 – Omaha, Nebraska
October 1-2 – Everett, WA
October 4-5, - Coeur d’Alene, ID
October 15-16 – Minneapolis, MN
October 18-19 – Milwaukee, WI
October 25-26 – Mohegan, CT –
November 5-6 – Philadelphia, MS –
November 12-13 – Sacramento, CA –
November 15-16 – Anaheim, CA –
December 6-7 – Phoenix, AZ –.
December 10-11 – Farmington, NM
March 24-25 – Denver, CO –
March 27-27 – Denver, CO –
April 25-26 – Albuquerque, NM –
April 29-30 – Albuquerque, NM
Classroom management, Native ways of discipline, and teaching teachers to teach native students!

America's Great Outdoors: Connecting Youth to the Outdoors
Deadline: September 19, 2012
Grants for connecting youth with the land.
Sports Day in Canada
September 29, 2012
A national celebration of sport, from grassroots to pro, in all Canadian communities

2012 AISES Career Fair Call for Abstracts
Deadline: September 28 2012
Students from grade 11 - post grad can showcase their scientific research at the national AISES conference


Social Change Film Festival & Institute
Deadline: September 30, 2012
Event Date: November 28 - December 2, 2012

New Orleans, LA

Seeking films by Indigenous filmmakers
Seventh Generation Funds for Indian Development
Annual deadlines: February 1, June 1, October 1
Helps promote and maintain the uniqueness of Native peoples and the sovereignty of tribal Nations throughout the Americas

Charlotte Martin Foundation
Deadline: September 30, 2012
Funds projects that enrich the lives of tribal youth (ages 6-18) or wildlife preservation in  throughout Alaska, Idaho,  Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Moss Foundation: Grants for Incorporation of the Arts
Deadline: September 30, 2012
Grants for programs that integrate the arts into education for children who learn differently
Baseball Tomorrow Fund
January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1, annually
Grants to promote the growth of youth baseball/softball. From MLB and MLBP.


Grammy Foundation Music Research and Preservation Projects
Deadline: October 1, 2012
Grants for music archiving and preservation efforts and for research projects about the impact of music on the human condition....

United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction
October 12, 13, 2012
The theme for 2012 is "Women and Girls: The [in]Visible Force of Resilience".
Flame of Hope Gala
October 11, 2012
Minneapolis, MN
The American Indian College Fund's annual gala to raise funds for scholarships for needy AI students.

Deadline: October 5, 2012
Supports grassroots groups engaged in activist organizing for economic, social, and environmental justice in the United States

Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors
Deadline: October 5, 2012
Support research projects to identify and enhance methods that promote positive, sustainable health behaviors in children and youth.
Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation
Deadline: October, 2012 for pets
Supports nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada that enhance the quality of life for children, families, and pets

National Aboriginal Diabetes Association Youth Summit and Conference
October 10-12, 2012.
Niagara Falls, ON
First Nations, Metis and Inuit Youth will address the health benefits of nutrition, obesity, and physical activity

Lowe's Public School Improvement Grants
Deadline: October 12, 2012
Supports school improvement projects at K-12 public schools.
Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant
Deadline: October 15, 2012
For schools, nature centers, or  educational organizations to establish outdoor learning centers.

Sport History and Culture Area
October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, Ohio

Indigenous Studies Conference
Date: October 12-14, 2012
Columbus Ohio
Hosted by Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
October 17 - 21, 2012
Toronto, Ontario
Five days of Indigenous film, video, radio, new media, art, entertainment, and so much more.

Provides urban young adults skills, experience, and support for professional careers and higher education.
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