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Youth and Education News
October, 2013

Native Veterans Photo by Vince Schilling

"Native Americans and their ancestors have played a vital role in the formation of our nation.  They have fought with valor and died in every American war dating back to the Revolutionary War." 
Congressman Joe Baca, California


United Nations' Indigenous Youth Caucus!
Indigenous Youth across the globe gather to discuss issues, draft statements and make recommendations for the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
 Targeted STEM Infusion Projects
Deadline: December 9, 2013  Catalyzing Opportunities in Research and Education
Accepted Anytime - Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education

Know Your Rights!
United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Rights written for Indigenous Teens

Yale FellowsHIPS in Sacred Music, Worship and the Arts
Deadline: October 15, 2013
Yale University, New Haven CT
For those whose work is in sacred music, liturgical/ritual studies or religion and the arts

2013 AISES Chapter Video Competitions
Deadline: October 15, 2013
Topic: “What AISES means to Me"
Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund
Deadline: October 15, 2013
Funds for projects that use native plants to develop an appreciation for nature among students.
Native Voices Endowment: A Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial Legacy,
Deadline: October 15, 2013
Support for Native language education programs, curricula, or projects; individual study ; and research efforts

The Intercultural Harmony Program
Deadline: October 16, 2013
Promotes mutual understanding and cooperation between groups and citizens of different cultural backgrounds

14th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
October 16 - 20, 2013
Toronto, Ontario
the world’s largest Indigenous media arts festival
Prevention or Management of Overweight or Obesity in Early Childhood Grant
Deadline: October 16, 2013
Funds research for innovative approaches that prevent and manage overweight in children under 6 years of age

Great Lakes Higher Education  College Ready Grants
Deadline: October 17, 2013
Grants for programs that help prepare low income, underserved students for college.

Northwest Indian Storytelling Festival
October 18-20, 2013
Portland, OR
This year's festival features some of the Northwest's finest traditional tellers
My Native Voice: Public Lands Conservation and Future Generations
Deadline: October 18, 2013 
For Native youth to submit stories about why conserving historical and sacred sites is important to them and their culture.

Exhibition: On the Trails of the Iroquois
October 18, 2013-January 6, 2014
Berlin, Germany
Brings together historical paintings and drawings, precious ethnographic objects, and Iroquois contemporary art from major collections in Europe,Canada, and the U.S.

17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy, & Society in the American Northeast
October 18-19, 2013
Mashantucket Pequot Museum, CT
Scholars unveil new findings, research, and share discussions about the Northeast region’s unique and conflicted past.

Americans for the Arts Scholarships
Deadline: October 18, 2013
For H.S. grads and college undergrads who are majoring in economics and/or the arts.

Free Screening of Indian Relay
Oct. 20, 2013:
Crow Agency, Browning, Bozeman, Fort Hall, Idaho, Helena, Missoula, and Great Falls.
Oct. 31, 2013:
Montana PBS
Film follows teams from different American Indian communities who are involved in a grueling Indian Relay season.

NCGLNAC Cultural Arts Class
Oct 26, 2013
Portland, IN
For ages 8 and above. Beaded animals taught by Connie Heald (Cherokee descent).

NCGLNAC Lecture on Great Lakes Peoples  
Oct. 26. 2-13
Portland, IN
Learn more about the people indigenous to the Great lakes

Emerging Tribal Storytellers Workshop
October 19-20, 2013
Portland OR
Enrolled members and self-identified Native American and Alaska Natives are welcome

Joyce Foundation Great Lake Grants  
Deadline: October 25, 2013 and February 24, 2014
Great Lakes
Supports efforts to protect the natural environment of the Great Lakes;reduce area poverty and violence; and ensure access to good schools, jobs, and a diverse and thriving culture.
Spirit of Innovation Challenge
Deadline: October 24, 2013
For teams of students to create commercially viable products or services that address  global sustainability for the benefit of humanity.

Native Voices First Look Series: Plays in Progress
October 24, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
FREE staged readings of Measure for Measure: An Indian Boarding School Comedy by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)

Alcatraz: Life on the Rock
Ends October 25, 2013
San Francisco, CA
Captures the myth and mystique of Alcatraz

bioneers Scholarships
Conference Date: October 18-20, 2013
San Rafael, CA
Scholarships for Native youth, ages 16-24.

Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures
October 28, 201
Grants to help fight childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native communities.

Jumpstart Youth-Led Intergenerational Program Grants
Deadline: October 30, 2013
For youth-led intergenerational programs that address the needs of vulnerable adults aged 50 and over.

NEEF Every Day Capacity Building Grants
Deadline: October 30, 2013
Support for NPOs to improve and promote responsible use of public land sites

Honor the Earth: The Native Communities Program
Deadline: October 18, 2013
Helps Native organizations implement renewable energy/energy sovereignty, and/or create food security through indigenous varieties and organic production.

RedRover: Domestic Violence Safe  Housing Grants
Deadline: October 30
Creates spaces to house pets of domestic violence victims on-site with their families
44th Annual National Indian Education Association Conference
Oct 29, - Nov 4, 2013,
Rapid City, SD
Building Education, Nations, and Communities

14th International Joint World Cultural Tourism Conference
October 28-30, 2013
Venue : Novi Sad, Serbia

DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series
October 30, 2013:1:00 2:30 PM EST
Renewable Energy Case Studies: Tribal and Developer Perspectives
Bird Habitat Conservation Small Grants Program
Deadline: October 31, 2013
For public-private joint projects that benefit wetlands-associated migratory birds.

Sitka WhaleFest
October 31-November 3, 2013
Sitka, Alaska
A unique science symposium blending local knowledge and scientific inquiry concerning the rich marine environment of our northern oceans

The Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant Program
Deadline: October 31, 2013
Supports K-12 schools and NPOs with school garden project that will help  children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation
Deadline: October 31, 2013
Supports nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life for children,  families, and pets

School Garden Grant Program
Deadline: October 31, 2013
For  K-12 schools in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada

AISES 35th Annual National Conference
October 31 - November 2, 2013
Denver, CO
The premier event for Native American Science, Engineering & Math (STEM) professionals and students

38th annual American Indian Film Festival
November 1-9, 2013
San Francisco, CA

2014 PPIA Junior Summer Institutes
November 1, 2013
Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, University of Michigan, and University of California, Berkeley
Prepares undergrads to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of Public Policy, Public Administration, International Affairs, or a related field

Seminole Tribe Trail of Tears Reinactment
November 3-4, 2013
Egmont Key, Florida
Seeking all descendants of Polly Parker – the lone tribal member to escape the forced relocation – to join in the event

Fatherhood is Leadership
November 4 - 6,  2013
Mesa, AZ
10th Annual Conference of the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association

Fuel Up to Play 60
Deadline: November 1. 2013
Helps schools jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements/    

14th Annual TribalNet Conference
November 4 - 7, 2013
St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
For technology professional in the Native American Industry
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Deadline: November 5, 2013
Honoring youth in middle and high school for outstanding community volunteer efforts.

Tribacca All Access
Deadline: November 5, 2013
Supports filmmakers  from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry

People to People International's Global Youth Forum
November 6-10, 2013
Washington, DC

National Security Language Initiative for Youth Scholarship 
Deadline: November 5
For eligible high school students and recent graduates to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and overseas immersion programs.    

2014 Best Intergenerational Communities Awards 
Deadline: November 8, 2013
For communities that place immense value on intergenerational connections and quality of life for all.

Technology Grants For Rural Schools
Deadline: November 15, 2013
Grants to rural public schools for projects that enhance learning by increasing the use of technology in the classroom.

Circle of Leadership Academy Graduation Celebration
November 7, 2013
St. Paul, MN
From Native Americans in Philanthropy

NAME 23nd Annual International Conference
November 6-10, 2013
Oakland, California
From the National Association for Multicultural Education

Young Innovators for Social Justice Prize
Deadline: November 8, 2013
Honors individuals under age 40 for leadership efforts leading to positive social change
The Equal Rights Amendment in the 21st Century
November 15-16, 2013
Bristol, Rhode Island
Brings together scholars from areas of history, law, literature, political science, and other disciplines.

The Tenth Native American Symposium
November 14-15, 2013
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

N-Visioning a Brighter Future Program
Deadline: November 15, 2013  W
Grants  for creative hands-on projects with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Dreamcatcher Aboriginal Youth Conference
October 18 to 19, 2013
Edmonton, AB
The conference’s message is of self-empowerment – Dream, Learn, Achieve.

Indigenous Enslavement and Incarceration in North American History
November 15-16, 2013
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Studies of indigenous slavery have multiplied in the past decade, changing the ways we think about slavery, race, citizenship, and this nation

The Equal Rights Amendment in the 21st Century
November 15-16, 2013
Bristol, Rhode Island
Brings together scholars from areas of history, law,, literature, political science, and other disciplines.

True Whispers: Story of the Navajo Code Talkers
October 22, 2013
Purdue University, Indiana
Film documentary and discussion
Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, 2013
Event Date: Summer, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University,
University of California-Berkeley, Princeton University,
 University of Michigan
For college students in their junior year
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation - Program Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Supports efforts that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society


Bioneers Indigenous Forum
October 18-20 2013
San Rafael, CA

N-Visioning a Brighter Future Program
Deadline: November 15, 2013  W
Grants  for creative hands-on projects with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

First Nations Youth Summit
November 18-21, 2013
Saskatoon, SK
The Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Grants
Deadline: November 18, 2013
For projects that promote the conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats

Universal Children’s Day
November 20, 2013
From the United Nations: A day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children and protecting the welfare of the world's children.

Preservation Technology and Training Grants
Deadline: November 19, 2013
Supports research, training, and publications that use technology to preserve cultural resources.
AgStar Fund for Rural America
Deadline: November 30, 2013
Dedicated to agriculture and rural communities

The Urban Waters Small Grants
Deadline: November 25, 2013
To improve urban water quality through activities with an emphasis on underserved communities.

AMA/Hesselbein InstituteScholarship
Deadline: November 29, 2013
helps social-sector nonprofit organizations in developing strong leadership.
By Her Hand: Art of Native American Women & the Photographs of Edward S. Curtis
Ends: December 1, 2013
Stamford, CT
This exhibit pairs Native American wares with images of the women who made them

The Team America Rocketry Challenge
Deadline: November 30, 2013
The world's largest rocket contest, sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association and the National Association of Rocketry

Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries Grants
Deadline: December 2, 2013
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to help school libraries in disadvantaged communities expand, update, and diversify their book collections....
The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collection
Deadline: December 3, 2013.
Supports cultural institutions preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations.

Indian Land Tenure
Deadline: December 2, 2013 (and quarterly)
Funds for Native Land recovery efforts

STOP Hunger Scholarships
Deadline: December 5, 2013
Scholarships for students working to end hunger in their communities

Social Justice Training Institute
December 9-13, 2013
Long Beach, California
Intensive laboratory experience to increase multicultural competencies as social justice

Teachers Against Prejudice International Middle School Essay Contest
Deadline:  December 15, 2013.
For students in grades 5-8, write a story for a new movie or TV program that raises  awareness of discrimination and prejudice.

Starbucks Youth Action Grants 
Deadline: December 15, 2013
Supports organizations that equip young people ages 15 - 24 in business savvy, social conscience, and collaborative communication. 

2014 Scholastic Art &Writing Awards.
Deadline: Varies by region:  Dec 15, 2013 -Jan. 15, 2014
Creative teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in one of twenty-eight categories,

Daily Point of Light Award 
Deadline: Rolling
Nominate a local hero for a Daily Point of Light Award.   

Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards
Deadline: December 15, 2013
Recognizes K-12 teachers and college or university instructors for their outstanding impact on the lives of students....
The  Kresge Foundation: Human Services Program
Deadline: Ongoing
Improves the life circumstances of poor and  low-income children and adults and those living in underserved communities.

Strengthen Secondary Education Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants to support innovative professional development programs that strengthen teachers in grades 9-12 and their teaching....


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