Native Village 
Youth and Education News
November, 2013


Etching by Alanis Obomsawin, Abenaki

"Our struggle is not about us, it's about our children who are the present and the future." 
Dolores Pompa (Lozana), Lipan Apache

3rd Annual Rock Your Mocs!
November 15, 2013
Join native schools, organizations, and brothers and sisters across America.  Wear your moccasins to school, work, or wherever your day may take you!

Alcatraz Thanksgiving: Sunrise ceremony to recall Indian occupation
November 28, 2013
San Francisco, CA

Comcast Celebrates Native American Heritage Month
All November
Free access to Movies, TV and music, including Independent Film Festival Content From LA Skins and Red Nation.

NBC Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month
All November
A preview of public service announcements airing on NBC and Comcast Television

Great Lakes Higher Education College Success grants
Deadline: January 6, 2013
Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
Grants for colleges to identify at-risk freshman and connect them with services that help them complete the credits they attempt.

The Beautiful Nation Project
Teachers: register your classroom to take an innovative approach to teaching STEMx by following the Voyage of Makulu on an around-the-world voyage!

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.

Kashaya-Russian Expedition 2014
November 16, 2013
San Francisco, CA
Marking the bicentennial of the founding of Colony Ross by the Russian American Company on Kashaya land,

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Preservation Technology and Training Grants
Deadline: November 19, 2013
Supports research, training, and publications that use technology to preserve cultural resources.

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.

Student-Athlete Impact Grants
Deadline: November 30, 2013
For Native American schools and communities!

New Master of Arts in Language Revitalisation
Begins February, 2014
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Online program From The International Centre of Language Revitalisation in Te Ipukarea - The National Maori Language Institute at the (AUT)

“Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity
Ends: December 1, 2013
Ann Arbor, MI
Exhibition of works by 39 artists representing the vast cultural blend of modern American society.

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

2013 INDIGENOUS FOOD SYMPOSIUM and Celebration of Basketry and Native Foods Festival
December 5-8, 2013
Tucson, Arizona
Showcases basket weavers across the U.S. and cooking demonstrations by top Indigenous Chefs and traditional cooks.

Lokoff/Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Awards
Deadline: December 6, 2013
Acknowledge the critical role of child-care teachers in providing quality early care and education.
Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative
Deadline: December 6, 2013
  Funds to make healthy foods available in Native communities; reduce food insecurity;  increasing community control of local food systems.
Journey of Elders Lecture
December 7, 2013 
Santa Rosa, California
Free: Being an "Elder" means much more than being first in line at community dinners.
2014 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders
Deadline: December 9, 2013
For an individual or an organization in recognition of their commitment and efforts for human rights.

ArtPlace Grants
Deadline: December 13, 2013
For projects involving arts organizations, artists, and designers working with local and national partners to improve community vibrancy

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....
Environmental Solutions for Communities
Deadline: December 16, 2013
Supports sustainable agricultural practices and private lands stewardship; conserving critical land/water resources, improving local water quality and more.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Grants
Deadline: December 16, 2013
Supports health assessments and community efforts to address diabetes and childhood obesity in Native youth

MADD Power of You(th) Video Contest 
Deadline: December 20, 2013
For youth, ages 13-18, answer the question: "If You Don't Drink Alcohol Today, What Could Your Tomorrow Be?"
Celebrate Urban Birds Mini-Grant Program
Deadline: December 31, 2013
Supports neighborhood events  that introduce the public and youth to birds found in urban areas.

Native American Community Development Financial Institutions Assistance Program
Deadline: December 23, 2013.
Helps overcomes barriers to financial services in Native communities.

The N7 Fund
Deadline: December 31, 2013
Grants to provide sports and physical activity programs for Native American and Aboriginal youth of high school age or younger.
The Migratory Bird Joint Ventures/Midwest Region
Deadline: January 3, 2014
Supports science-based bird conservation projects in the Midwest.

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous People
Deadline: December 31, 2013
A call for papers to be published in 2014

The Scholarly Editions and Translations program
Deadline:  January 7, 2014.
To help prepare/translate pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities
 “Ramp It Up:  Skateboard Culture in Native America””
Ends: January 5, 2014
San Antonio,Texas
Highlights skateboard culture from across the reservation to across the Lone Star State.

Champions for Change program 2014
Deadline: January 3, 2014
Native Youth, ages 14-22: submit your story of leadership and service in tribal and urban Indian communities, schools, and programs

12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education
January 5-8, 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii
Junipero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions
Ends: January 6, 2014
San Marino, CA
A comprehensive exhibition about the devout Franciscan friar who established nine missions in present-day California

Grant Foundation Youth Social Setting Research Projects
Deadline: January 8, 2014
Grants ranging from $100,000 to $600,000 will be awarded to support research designed to understand and improve the everyday settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States.

Heinz College – CNAY Scholarship Program.
Deadline: January 10, 2014
Supports constituents of the CNAY and who have successfully completed their bachelor’s degree.

Visualizing and Materializing Colonial Spaces: Female Responses to Empire
January 11, 2014
University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Gates Millennium Scholars Program 2014
Deadline:  January 15, 2014
Helps outstanding minority students complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest

Our Town Grant Program
Deadline: January 13, 2014
For NPOs, government entities, and organizations working on arts-based creative placemaking projects in their communities.


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