Native Village Opportunities
January 2013



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"We begin by letting the Powers know that we are willing to be their servants to others."
Fools Crow, Lakota


Free: Live Web Broadcasts from the National Museum of the American Indian
January 18, 2 PM:
This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made
January 18, 10:30 AM:
January 19 10:30 AM
January 20,  10:30 AM:
Out of Many: A Multicultural Festival of Music, Dance, and Story
February 7, 10:15 AM:
Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports

Surdna Foundation - Sustainable Communities Grant
Deadline: Open
To improve transit systems, make buildings more energy efficient, better manage our water systems and rebuild regional food systems

The Canadian Active After School Partnership Survey
For parents and caregivers, take a survey reporting how  youth ages 5-17  spend their time after school..

2013 American Indian Inaugural Ball
January 18-21, 2013
Washington D.C.
Presented by the American Indian Society of Washington, DC
"Come and Walk in our Moccasins"
January 19, 2013: Post-Secondary and mature students
February 23, 2013: High School Students

University of Ottawa, Ontario
Thinking about a career in medicine? Meet and talk with current medical students and learn more.
Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW)
Deadline: January 18, 2013
Event Date:   March 21-24, 2013
Location:  University of Arizona - Phoenix
For AAIP physicians, AI/AN college students, traditional healers, and others to network, learn and discuss the current state of Native health and health education.
Traditional Singing and Dancing Workshops
Vancouver, BC
January 20, 27, 2013
February 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2013
March 3, & 10, 2013
For those under 30 year of age who want to learn Traditional West Coast Singing and Dancing.
Trajectories of Transformation: A Symposium on Inuit Art
January 25, 2013
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Bank of America Student Leaders® Internship
Deadline:  January 25, 2013
Connects student leaders in grades 11-12 with employment that offers necessary tools and resources they need to advance

Dell Social Innovation Challenge
Deadline: January 28, 2013
For young social innovators who dedicate themselves to solving the world's most pressing problems with transformative ideas.
Native Women Language Keepers: Indigenous Performance Practices
January 29 - February 2, 2013
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
A week-long exploration of Native women's practices as language teachers, activists, and artists. 

"Indigenous youth: Identity, Challenges and Hope"
January 29-31, 2013
United Nations, NYC, New York

Google Journalism Fellowships
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Designed for undergrad, grad, and journalism students interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways.
Mountaineers Foundation Funding for Pacific Northwest Wilderness
Deadline: February 1, May 1, and September 1, 2013
Grants for short-term projects that promote the study and conservation of the mountains, forests, and streams of the Pacific Northwest.

The John W. Gardner Leadership Award
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Honors visionaries who have raised the capacity of others to advance the common good.


The Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance Program
Deadline: January 31, 2013
For projects that help improve native communities through the preservation and maintenance of Native American languages.
Student Trainee (Range Management) Pathways Program (Intern)
Deadline: February 3, 2013
Event Date:  May 27, 2013-August 2, 2013
Provides a source of well-trained employees for career entry into the Forest Service workforce.

Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Supports the teaching and studying of Native American languages

Great Lakes Information Technology and Environmental Outcomes Grant
Deadline: February 3, 2013
Indigenous Women's Symposium
February 8-10, 2013
Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario
The overall theme is "Dancing on our Turtle's Back."

American Indian Studies Association Conference
February 7 - 8, 2013
Tempe, AZ
Examine innovative approaches being undertaken to best meet the needs of growing Indigenous populations

AISES Leadership Summit
February 7-10, 2013
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
From the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Tribal College Journal Student Writing Contest
Deadline: February 10, 2013
Open to all tribal college students from AIHEC member schools, Indian or non-Indian

Pictures of by Indians
February 9, 2013
Ryerson University, Toronto
Free public symposium and discussion of photo-based art, culture and decolonization.

Disney Friends for Change Grants
Deadline: February 10
Grants for youth-led service projects that demonstrate youth leadership, creativity, and a commitment to making a positive impact in the community.
Re-imagining Borders Photography Contest
Deadline: February 15, 2013
For high school/college students: share images that promote a fuller and better awareness of borders.

Sustain Our Great Lakes On-the-Ground Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Grants
Deadline: February 14, 2013 (Pre-proposals)
For projects related to habitat restoration, technical assistance, and more

The American Indian Art and Culture between Myth and Reality
Ends: April 14, 2013
Amsterdam, Denmark
An exhibition about the artistic traditions of American Indians from seven different regions

The Newark "Holy Stones: Science, Politics, and Religion in 19th Century Ohio
February 16, 2013
March 2, 2013
SunWatch Indian Village, Dayton, Ohio

Speakin' in Indian Scholarships
Deadline: February 15, 2013
Enrolled Native college students can upload 5-minute video entries to You Tube in response to one of two topics

Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science
Deadline: February 15, 2013
Event Date:  Summer 2013
Chicago, IL
Internships at the Peabody Museum at Harvard University
Deadline: February 17, 2013
Event Date: Summer 2013
Cambridge, MA
Offers experience in museum activities

California Community Stories Grant Program
Deadline: February 15, 2013
For public humanities projects that collect, preserve, interpret, and share the stories of California communities

Through With Chew Week
February 17-23, 2013

Demonstration Grants for Indian Children Program
Deadline: February 19,  2013
Supports projects that improve educational opportunities and achievement for PreK-Grade 12 Indian students.

All About the Fruits and Veggies Grants
'Deadline: February 18, 2013
Grants for youth garden initiatives that create engaging nutrition and gardening experiences.

Service Coordinators Program 
Deadline: February 19, 2013
For support services and other activities that help Indian housing residents attain economic and housing  self-sufficiency.
February 20-21, 2013
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
Focuses on leadership practices essential for facilitating systemic change towards educational equity.

We R Native. Who R U?
February 20, 2013
For Native youth, ages 13-21, submit a photo, video, paragraph, drawing, song, or text message in response to monthly question

Digital Storytelling Competition
Deadline: February 22, 2013
Open to middle and high-school students: focus on one person and tell how his/her story relates to a bigger global issue.
AISES Region 7 Conference
February 22-24, 2013
University of North Carolina, Pembroke

Summer Student Internship Program
Deadline: February 22, 2013
For current college students, an opportunity to assist EPA/Tribal agencies with environmental issues and more

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
A large list of impressive grants for efforts that promote a just, equitable, and sustainable society.
Healthy and Sustainable School Food Journalism Awards
Deadline: February 28, 2013
For high school students who wrote articles about healthy, sustainable school foods that have been published in a school newspaper.

Alaska Community Foundation: Capacity Building for Charitable Organizations Grant Program
Deadline: Ongoing
Helps professional staff and board of directors access tools, develop practical skills, and cultivate support systems to achieve the organization's mission.

Taco Bell Foundation for Teens
Deadline: February 28, 2013
Supports NPOs that give teens  career, community,and education experiences that inspire them to stay in school.
Captain Planet Foundation Grants for the Environment
Deadline: February 28, 2013
Funds environmental projects that encourage youth to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.

AISES Region 5 Conference
February 28 - March 2, 2013
University of Minnesota, Morris

Dollar General Adult Literacy Grants
Deadline: February 28, 2013
Available to nonprofits, educational institutions, and public libraries that provide direct services in adult literacy.
First nations, Metis & Inuit Health Research Symposium
Feb 28 - March 1, 2013
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne
Brings together community, researchers, students, Elders, health leaders and others   trying  to improve aboriginal health.

Native American Environmental Leaders of the Future Fellowships
State University of NY, NY
Goal: to educate a new generation of indigenous environmental leaders

Selling Yarns 3: Weaving the Nation's Story
Feb 28 - March 3, 2013
National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Showcases textile and fibre craft and design practices of Indigenous artists from across Australia
Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Supports activities that advance library operations to new levels of service.

AISES 4 Region Conference
March 1-2, 2013
University of Kansas

Equity and Human Rights Conference
March 1-3, 2013
Burlingame CA
Works to protect the dignity and civil rights of all children and youth, and to secure a more equitable and democratic society
Native Americans In Philanthropy Awards Nominations
Deadline: March 1st, 2013
Nominate a friend, colleague or organization who deserves recognition for their contribution to the field of philanthropy

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 1, 2013
For minority students who plan to teach in public, private, or parochial school with no less than 30% minority student enrollment

National  Geographic All Roads Film Grant Program
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Funds film projects by and about minority-culture filmmakers worldwide.
APS Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2013
Event Date: June 10-21, 2013
Washington, DC
Promotes collaboration about language and culture, including technical linguistic knowledge and cultural expertise

Tribal College Leaders in Innovation Project
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Honor five tribal colleges whose programs contribute to vibrant and healthy communities..

Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge
Deadline: March 5, 2013
For K-12 students and teams working to replace environmental problems with green solutions.

2013 Labrador Winter Games
March -3 9, 2013
Happy Valley/Goose Bay, Labrador
Revives participation in sports and activities associated with cultural and traditional lifestyles

Washington Internship for Native Students
Harvard Medical School, MA
Deadline: Varies
For AI/AN/NH students to intern and study in Washington, DC, for the semester or the summer
AISES 2 Region Conference
March 9, 2013
University of California, Berkeley

AISES Region 3 Conference
March 7-9, 2013
University of New Mexico

TORONTO 2015 Mascot Creation Challenge
Deadline: March 8, 2013
Invites kids from across Canada to design a mascot for the TORONTO 2015 Games.
Peabody Museum Indigenous Australia Curatorial Fellowships 2013
Applications considered on March 8 and June 7, 2013
Harvard University, MA
For scholars of Indigenous Australian archaeology and Ethnology to work on collections in the care of the Peabody Museum.

2003 National Service-Learning Conference
March 13-15, 2012
Denver, CO
Join more than 1,000 educators and 800 young people from around the world

NASA Internships for Students
Deadline: March 15, 2013
For Summer, 2013

Student Conservation Association Internships
Deadline: Check listings
Over 1,0000 conservation internships available.

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