Native Village Opportunities
September 2012


Rabbett Strictland,
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

"Indians feel rooted to this "America" space that’s older than the idea of the United States and older than the name by many thousands of years. Our ancestors are part of the grass and trees."  Ron Welburn, Lenape/Cherokee/African American

Native Vote 2012
Every vote counts. Register to vote online!!!!!!

Call for Interns for imagineNATIVE 2012
Deadline: September 17, 2012
Event Date: October 17-20, 2012
Toronto, Ontario
Several internships are available for this cinefest.

Siberian Indigenous Peoples and American Indians
A project to facilitate closer ties between American Indian groups, organizations, artists and leaders and their Siberian Indigenous counterparts.

Grad School Fairs
September 19, Boston 
September 20, Providence
September 27, Baltimore
September 28, Washington, DC
October 1, Philadelphia
October 3, Toronto
October 8, Denver
October 9, Minneapolis
October 11, Chicago
October 18, Los Angeles
October 19, San Francisco
October 23, Seattle
October 24, Portland
October 29, Houston
October 30,
New Orleans
November 1, Miami
Free fairs that bring hundreds of graduate schools to cities across the country

As We Grow: Traditions, Toys, Games
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Native children's toys and games are ways to play and learn about the traditions of Native families and people.
Seeking Native Youth Art for Exhibit
Rotating Basis
Museum of the American Indian, Novato, CA
Seeks work by Native American Artists aged 16-25, to showcase on a rotating basis.
Scholarships for the NAME Conference
Deadline: September 21, 2012
From the National Association for Multicultural Education for full-time students and those who have graduated within the past five years

Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach
September 15, 2012
Last year, 5,547 volunteers removed 15,298 pounds of trash from shorelines in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin

BIA Seeking Comment on "Buy Indian" Act
Deadline: September 17, 2012
This rule has been in development for decades.
Native Youth Track
September 24-27, 2012
Denver, Co
Part of the National Indian Health Board's 40th Anniversary Conference

September 22, 2012
Oakland, CA

go orange for no kid hungry
Deadline: September 24, 2012
Youth from ages 15-21 submit an essay on the topic: Why is ending childhood hunger in America important to you?
Tribal Technology Leadership Award
Nomination Deadline: September 25, 2012
For an IT team that has demonstrated leadership through the use of technology at their tribal organization and/or casino.

United Health Heroes Applicant Webinar
September 25. 2012
Learn more about the grant program and answer all your questions!

Let's Connect!  SACNAS Workshop
September 26, 2012
Purdue University, Indiana
Education and the Native American Student
September 26, 2012 2 PM EST
Online. Register early.
Leavers and Completers: Issues and Approaches in Native Student High School Completion

March in Recognition of our Tribal Nations
September 28, 2012
Sacramento, CA
Represent your tribe in a peaceful march to the state capital during California Native American Day, 2012

Sustaining the Circle of Knowledge: California Indian Voices in Education and Film
September 28, 2012
California State University, Chico
Youth panels, discussions, language revitalization, and film screenings
Project Learning Tree Green Works!
Deadline: September 30, 2012
Grants for native plant gardens, forest improvement, a streamside restoration plan, recycling and more.

Southwest  Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program
Deadline:  September 30, 2012
Roundtrip tickets for deserving  patients and their caregivers who must travel for medical care.

Gladys Marinelli Coccia Award
Deadline: September 30, 2012
Recognizes youth, ages 13-22, in social entrepreneurship and leading sustainable social change

Target Field Grip Grants
Deadline: September 30, 2012.
Funds scholastic outings in situations where monies are otherwise lacking.

11th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention
October 1-5, 2012
Hololulu, HI
This year's theme: "Moving Forward - Our People, Our Land, Our Spirit"
Native Americans in Philanthropy 2012 Regional Action Network Gatherings
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.
Fuel Up to Play 60
Deadline: October 1, 2012
From the National Dairy Council/NFL helps promote student awareness and access to healthy eating and exercise while making schools healthier places.

Deadline: October 1, 2012
Grants for the overall health and wellness of Hawaii's kupuna or those who are medically disadvantaged.

NIEA Scholarship listings
A multitude of must see listings from the National Indian Education Association

New Journeys in Collaboration,
October 4, 2012
California State University, San Marcos
Features workshops and presentations to promote successful tribal museum and cultural program development.

2013 Rasmuson Foundation Sabbatical Program
Deadline: October 1, 2012
For executives from Alaska tribes and all nonprofit sectors for sabbaticals of two to six months

United States Soccer Foundation
Deadline: Oct 5, 2012
Supports both soccer programs and field building initiatives in underserved areas nationwide
North Face Explore Fund
Deadline: October 8, 2012
Funds to help connect children and nature, increase access to recreation, and educate about both personal and environmental health.

Big Mountain Survival School Remembrance Gathering
October 6-7, 2012
It's been 20 years since the last Sovereign Dineh Nation Survival School

Aboriginal Media Intensive Program
Deadline: October 8-19, 2012
Galiano Island For First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Aboriginal descent ages 14 through adults to learn filmmaking basics.
Teaching With A Cultural Eye
October 11-12, 2012
Oakland, CA

International Day of the Girl Child Conference
October 9, 2012
A UN event to raise awareness, focus attention, and promote action to the challenges and issues facing girls.

Promise Innovation Grants For Young Men of Color
Deadline: October 10, 2012
Supports community-based projects that improve health and opportunities for middle school- and high school-aged boys and young men of color....
NEA Foundation-Nickelodeon Big Help Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2012
Grants for K-8 public schools for environmentalism, health and wellness, students' rights to a quality education, and community involvement

Flame of Hope Gala
October 11, 2012
Minneapolis, Minnesota
From the American Indian College Fund to raise funds for AI student scholarships.

Stop Bullying Video Challenge
Deadline: October 14
Invites youth ages 13-18 to create a brief video that informs and motivates youth to prevent bullying and take action against bullying.
Teachers Against Prejudice Art Contest
October 15, 2012
Open to students in grades 1-4

Save The Child / Save The Teenager
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!

Arizona American Indian Air Quality and Asthma Triggers Conference
October 25, 2012
Flagstaff, AZ
For Tribal and IHS staff, agencies and organizations which provide asthma prevention and control.

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".
J.R. Albert Foundation Funds for Nutritional Programs
Deadline: October 15, 2012
For projects related to  food and obesity-related diseases and their effects on quality of life for the disadvantaged

Tucson Freedom Coalition Conference
November 1-3, 2012
Tucson, AZ
Save Ethnic Studies and the Tucson Freedom Coalition invites activists, organizers, educators and artists

Freshwater  Future Grant Programs
Deadline: October 15, 2012
promote activities that strengthen the  role of community groups working locally to protect habitats in the Great Lakes  Basin
A Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial Legacy Project
Deadline: October 15, 2012
Supports Native language education programs, curricula, or projects; individual study by Native language students; and research effort

ISM Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship and the Arts
Deadline: October 15, 2012
Yale University, New Haven, CT
For scholars and practitioners whose work is in sacred music, liturgical/ritual studies or religion and the arts

LEGO  Children's Fund
Deadline: October 15, 2012
Grants that help children, ages birth-14, develop their creativity and learning skills through constructive play.
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

UnitedHealth HEROES grants
Deadline: October 15, 2012
For youth-led service-learning projects that combat childhood obesity through exercise.

Water Planet Challenge Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2012
Supports student service-learning programs designed to help improve the health of our water planet.
Inuit Art Society Annual Meeting
October 19-21, 2012
Traverse City, MI
Features Inuit artists, culture, speakers, field trips, and more.

Global Dignity Day International Video Conference
October 17, 2012
Honours our interconnectedness and the intrinsic value of each individual

Multi-Arts Production Fund
Deadline: October 17, 2012
Supports the live performing arts, especially those of cultural differences and diversity.
Earth Science Week Photography Contest
Deadline: October 19, 2012
For all ages, the theme is "Earth Science is a Big Job."

Scholarships for California Indian students
Deadline: October 19, 2012
For California Indian residents attending college

NCGLNAC Children Cultural Arts Class
Deadline: October 20, 2012
Portland, IN
From NCGLNAC (National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture)
Summit for Courageous Conversation
October 20-24, 2012
San Antonio, TX

AISES Golf Tournament
October 20, 2012
Phoenix, AZ
Hosted by the Phoenix Professional Chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society

18th Inuit Studies Conference
October 24-28, 2012
Washington, DC
"Arctic/Inuit/Connections: Learning from the Top of the World"
U.S. Department of Justice Consolidated Grant Program
Deadline: October 24, 2012
For tribal agencies, addresses youth domestic and sexual violence and engage men and boys as allies.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (Act) Grants Program
Deadline: October 25, 2012

The Conservation  Alliance
Nomination Deadline: November 1, 2012
Supports grassroots citizen-action groups who protect wild and natural areas where outdoor enthusiasts spend  their time.
The Long Struggle for the Ohio Valley, 1750-1815
October 26-27, 2012
Louisville, Kentucky

Geographies of Promise and Betrayal: Land and Place in US Studies
October 25-28, 2012
Toronto, Ontario

2012 National Diversity and Leadership Conference
October 25 - 26, 2012
Columbus, Ohio
Explore tools and resources to transform diversity awareness into actionable results
2012 Pueblo Indian Studies Symposium
Dates: October 25-26, 2012
Santa Fe, NM
Highlighting current research in the field of Pueblo Indian studies.

Native Words, Native Warriors
Oct. 25, 2012 - March 3, 2012
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2012 Northwest Indian Storytelling Festival
October 26-28, 2012
Portland State University, Oregon.
Master tribal tellers will share stories and train a new generation of emerging tribal tellers.
Healthy Sprouts Awards
Deadline: October 31, 2012.
Recognizes youth garden programs that teach about nutrition and the issue of hunger in the United States.

NCGLNAC Lecture Series
October 27 , 2012
Portland, IN. Learn more about Great Lakes Native Americans. Free and open to the public.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development Community  Development Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2012
For groups led by people living in poverty who tackle the issues of poverty.
The Aboriginal Voices Fund
Deadline: November 1, 2012
Ottawa, Canada
Supports video production by First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists living in the Ottawa-Gatineau area.

American Honda Foundation Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2012
Supports projects for youth, especially minority students Focus is youth education, specifically STEM, the environment, job training, and literacy.  

The Cultural Equity Production Fund
Deadline: November 1, 2012
Ottawa, Canada
Provinces opportunities for visible minority artists living in the Ottawa area.
The High Desert Linguistics Conference
November 1-3, 2012
University of New Mexico
Cognition, culture, and discourse in signed, spoken and indigenous languages"

2012 AISES National Conference
November 1-3, 2012
Anchorage, Alaska
For all students, teachers, professionals, corporate partners:  the largest career fair in Indian Country.

Notah Begay Game Changers Awards
November 3, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
Honor outstanding Native American youth athletes, a coach and philanthropist
Nestle Very Best in Youth Program
Deadline: November 8, 2012
Helps young people, ages 14-18, who want to make a difference.

TribalNet 13th Annual Conference
November 5-8, 2012
San Diego, CA
Bringing Technology & Tribes Together

9th Annual "Fatherhood is Leadership" Conference
November 7-9, 2012
Mesa, AZ
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Deadline: November 6, 2012.
Honors youth in grades 5-12  who have demonstrated exemplary voluntary service to their communities.

The Migratory Bird Joint Ventures
Deadline: November 9, 2012
Supports monitoring and applied research, conservation, coordination, outreach, planning, habitat restoration  migratory birds.

NCGLNAC Cultural Arts Class
November 10, 2012
Lafayette, IN
For ages 12 and up from National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture)
Culturally Responsive Research and Pedagogy
November 13-15, 2012
University of Waikato, NZ

COP-Under-18 Interactive Video Conference
November 14, 2012
A conference for youth  interested in discussing the issues of climate change and environmental policy

American Indian Special Education Teacher Program
November 15, 2012
University Park, PA
Awarded to AI Graduate students pursuing a degree in Special Education
2012 Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit
November 15-17, 2012
Rapid City, SD

From All Directions Newsletter
International events and people from Indigenous and Regional cultures. Includes festivals, funding, conferences, publications and more.

The Racial and Ethnic Health Care Equity program
Deadline: November 15, 2012
Promotes equity in health care for common chronic conditions and infant mortality.
Paying For College:
Native American version for high school students
How Can I Get an Indian Scholarship? YOUTH EMPLOYMENT INVENTORY
Search for jobs across the world!
Guide to Native American Studies Programs List of Tribal Colleges Tribal Grants Information
Foundation Funding for Native American Issues and Peoples national Indian education association  Scholarship listings Minority and Diversity Opportunities
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" Scholarship Listings
A long list of scholarships from individual tribes.

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