Native Village Opportunities
February 2013

Winter quest
 by Martin Grelle

"Everyone has to find the right path. You can't see it so it's hard to find. No one can show you. Each person has to find the path by himself."  Charlie Knight, Ute

Join a Keystone Pipeline Protest
 Thousands of Americans will make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history. Join this historic event to make your voice heard .
When: February 17 ~ 12:00 PM
Where: The National Mall
When: February 17 ~ 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Where: One Market Plaza,
When: February 17 ~ 1:00 PM
Where: Meet at Paseo de La Plaza, March to City Hall
*And many other locations...

Safety and Recycling Strategies for Cleaning Up Illegal Dumps on Tribal Lands
February 25-27, 2013 – New Orleans, LA
March 13-15, 2013 – Shelton, WA
August 13-15, 2013 – Denver, CO
September 10-12, 2013 – Prior Lake, MN
A tuition free training session about safety and hazardous waste regulations -- and more -- that may apply to illegal dump clean up projects
Contact Margaret Colglazier, National Indian Justice Center
(707) 579-5507,

AISES Regional Conferences
Region 7: February 22-23, 2013, University of North Carolina Pembroke
Region 5: February 28-March 2, 2013
University of Minnesota Morris
Region 4: March 1-2, 2013
University of Kansas
Region 1: March 2, 2013
 University of British, Columbia
Region 3: March 7-9, 2013
University of New Mexico
Region 2: March 9, 2013
University of California, Berkeley
Region 6: April 12-13, 2013
Rochester Institute of Technology
AISES is the American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Junior Native Youth Olympics
Feb. 15-17, 2013
Anchorage, Alaska
Each year, more than 2,000 students from more than 50 communities across the state of Alaska participate in the NYO and JNYO Games.

Webinar: The "Decoding History" virtual field trip
March 5, 2013, 1:00 PM ET
Explore some of American history’s greatest mysteries in a free, behind-the-scenes video tour of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Earth Hour 2013
March 23, 2012 8:30 PM
Across Planet Earth!
Earth Hour has grown from a one-city initiative to the world's largest campaign for the planet!

Earth Hour 2013 Official Video

Aboriginal Coaching Models
February 16, 2013
Sioux Lookout, Ontario
February 22, 2013
Hamilton, Ontario
Provides leaders a better understanding of coaching through an Aboriginal lens.
Northern Links Webinars
Feb. 26, 2013:  Bridging The Silos In Aboriginal Communities
Mar. 12, 2013: Creating Links Between Elders And Youth
Mar. 26, 2013: How To Collaborate With Other Communities / Organizations
Apr. 9, 2013: Improving Our Workplace With Cultural Teachings
Apr. 23,  2013 : Steps To Build Community Driven Projects
May 7, 2013 : How To Engage The People Who Need Recreation The Most
May 21, 2013:
Incorporating Culture Into Recreation
 Offered free of charge to anyone working with First Nations, Métis or Inuit populations

A Profile of California Indian History
February 16, 2013
Santa Rosa, CA  95403

GRO1000 Grassroots Grants
Deadline: February 18, 2013
For communities to create edible gardens, flower gardens and public green spaces.


international Women's Day
March 8, 2013
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights" Gloria Steinem

Deadline: February 20, 2013
Seeking stories, art and images from indigenous individuals and communities about the ways they're asserting their nationhood and lives as sovereign people.

The Facts about Artifacts
February 19, 2013
North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID
A public education forum led by state and tribal officials about the historical importance of  artifacts.
We R Native
Deadline: February 20, 2013
What do you look for in a relationship? Enter the contest with a video, song, photo, or writing.

National Aboriginal Physical Activity Conference
February 21 to 22, 2013
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver
The nation’s largest conference on Physical Activity in the Aboriginal community

34th Annual Minority Health Conference and Broadcast
February 22, 2013 8:00 am-4:fpm (broadcast at 2:00-3:fpm EST)
Chapel Hill, NC
Conference theme: "Constructing the Foundation for Health Equity"

Free, interactive broadcast of Dr. Smedley's lecture
Webinar: Radon Testing and Mitigation
February 27, 2013, 4:00 PM EST
Presenters from the Spokane Tribe of Indians, Southern Ute, and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Deadline: February 28, 2013
Supports nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and libraries that offer literacy programs

Building Environmental Education Communities Small Grants Program
Deadline: February 28, 2013
For 4 states and its tribal groups to develop collaborative structures that engage young people in environmental education multiple times.

Dollar General Summer Reading Grants
Deadline: February 28, 2013
Funding to help expand summer reading programs fro students Pre-K - 12, grade.

Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants
Deadline:  March 1, 2013.
Provides support to enhance existing library services or implement new library services.

2013 Healthy and Sustainable School Food Journalism Competition
Deadline: February 28, 2013
For students ages 13-18:  submit an article about the need for healthy, sustainable school food.
First Nations Development Institute: Native Youth and Culture Fund
Deadline:  March 1, 2013
For youth projects that  incorporate Native culture and tradition to address issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health, and other social issues

First Alaskans Institute 2013 Summer Intern Program
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Dates: June 3-August. 9, 2013
Chicago, Illinois
For Alaska Native/American Indian/Rural Alaskan college students in good academic standing, or recent college graduates

2nd Annual Sto:lo Ice Hawks All Aboriginal Tournament
March 1 -3, 2013
Prospera Centre Chilliwack BC
Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program
Deadline: March 1, 2013
For education, applied research, and related community development programs.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act U.S. Standard Grants
Deadline: March 1 and July 26, 2013.
Supports  public-private partnerships carrying out projects that further the goals of the  North American Wetlands Conservation Act.

Public Media Internships for Native College Students
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Event Date: Summer, 2013
University of Nebraska-Lincoln or participating PBS station across the U.S.
Learn the skills to continue the strong tradition of digital storytelling.
Columbia's Summer Program for High School Students
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Columbia University, NYC
A scholarship from the
Center for Native American Youth


Tribal College Leaders in Community Innovation Project
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013
Honors five tribal colleges conducting programs that contribute to vibrant and healthy communities

Anishinabe Sugarbush "Gdapnamen gété mno-wisnewen" workshop
March 2, 2013
Hopkins, Michigan
Hands-on maple sugaring activities long practiced in Native communities and other traditional spring foodways
Race, Representation, Resistance: Cultural Criticism in the Digital Age
March 7, 2013
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois

First Generation College Students: Breaking the Cycle
Free webinar: March 6, 2013
Learn about the barriers that first generation college students face

Minaake Awards
Nomination Deadline: March 11, 2013
Recognizes Aboriginal women and youth who have made a difference in their lives and community.
Great Lakes Higher Ed College Success
Deadline: March 14, 2013
Foster programs that connect students of similar backgrounds who are attending two- and four-year colleges and universities

Project Safe Neighborhoods 
Deadline: March 11, 2013
Helps create safer neighborhoods by reducing crime associated with gang and gun violence, and violent offenders.

Bush Foundation Community Leadership Fellowship Program
Deadline: March 18, 2013 and May 20, 2013
Leadership development fellowships available the 23 Native Nations residing in  Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Laureate Global Fellowship
Deadline: March 17, 2013
For results-oriented change-makers, ages 18-29, who have developed innovative solutions to critical societal challenges.

NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program
Deadline: March 15, 2013
Grants for capital improvements to football fields in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods that lack clean, safe, and accessible football fields....

Past, Present & Future of Indian Casinos
March 16, 2013
Santa Rosa, CA
Annual Aboriginal Youth Conference
March 19-22, 2013
Over 1,000 youth will attend the conference titled: Gathering Our Voices on Health

YouthBuild Grants
Deadline: March 19, 2013
Helps organizations provide education, skills training, and employment services to disadvantaged youth serving their communities

New York Community Trust Arts & Culture Research Fund
Deadline: March 15, 2013
New York State
Grants for research studies focused on understanding the cultural sector in New York State
Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation
Deadline: March 19, 2013
Funds to enhance law enforcement, justice systems, prevent juvenile delinquency, and  other efforts to combat crime.

National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 20, 2013


FREE Tribal Judicial Training - Tribal Courts
Pre-registration required
March 21-22, 2013,
Oklahoma City, OK
May 8-9, 2013,
Minneapolis, MN
Legal training workshops designed for tribal judges and tribal attorneys, as well those engaged in contracting and business development.
Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW)
 March 21-24, 2013
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
For AI/AN undergrad and grad students interested in careers in health or medical fields.

Native American Literature Symposium
March 21-23, 2013
Minneapolis, MN

3rd AISES Annual Intertribal Middle School Science Bowl
March 21-23, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
An academic competition that tests students' knowledge in all areas of math and science.
National American Indian Science & Engineering Fair
March 21-23, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
For AI/AN/NH in grades 5-12: participate in a science-based learning environment create science projects and conduct scientific research.

Language Grants
Deadline: March 21, 2013
Supports language instruction education projects for limited English proficient children from NA/AN/NH/PI backgrounds

Intertribal Middle School Science Bowl
March 21-23, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
From the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
INTERSECTIONS, 2013 - A Student Conference on Diversity
March 21-23, 2013
Purdue University, Indiana
This year's conference theme is "Religious Diversity: Cultivating Awareness & Combating Ignorance".

USTA  Serves
Deadline: March  22, 2013
Promotes programs for at-risk children and individuals with disabilities through the  integration of tennis and education..

Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives
Deadline: March 22, 2013
For  special collections  and archives held by libraries, archives, and cultural institutions
Motivate Canada's ACTIVATE 2013 National Youth Leadership Forum
Deadline: March 13, 2013
Event Date: May 8 to 12, 2013
Ottawa, Ontario
Inspires, trains, and supports 100 youth leaders to collectively improve the lives of 1000 youth in their communities every year.

The Great Plains Writers’ Conference
March 24-26, 2013
South Dakota State University
This year’s conference focuses on examining the legacy of Vine Deloria, Jr.

Kick Butts Day
March 24, 2013
Bringing Back Native Ways of Discipline
March 24-25, 2013
March 27-28, 2013
Denver, CO
Teaching Teachers to Teach Native Students

Alabama Conference on Multicultural Education
March 29, 2013
University of Montevallo, AL


AISES Region 6 Conference
March 29-30, 2013
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
Why You Can't Teach U.S. History without American Indians
March 29-30, 2013
Chicago, IL

The Pathways Within Roads to Reading Initiative
Deadline: March 30, 2013.
Donates books to literacy programs in small underserved communities

Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program
Deadline: March 31, 2013
For grassroots, constituent-led organizations that are using community organizing  strategies to accomplish their goals.
eWomenNetwork Foundation Grants
Deadline: March 31, 2013
For small  organizations working to address the health, wellness, and/or safety of underprivileged women and/or children

Nyswander-Manson/Blanchard Pre-Dissertation Faculty Grant at a Tribal College
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Provides financial support to tribal college faculty pursuing a doctoral degree.

Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) Workshop
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Event Date: August 4-10, 2013
University of Illinois, Champaign
Discuss genomics as a tool for Native American communities and assist in the training of Native Americans in the concepts and methods currently used in genomics.
2013 SAIGE YOUTH PROGRAM National Training Program
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Dates:  June 3-7, 2013
Spokane, WA
For Native students: careers in federal government; professional/personal development workshops; leadership training, and networking with Native professionals.

DLG Viral Video Scholarship Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2013
For high school and college students to create a public service video about driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Deadline: January 1,  April 1, July 1, and October 1
Help for new program, existing programs, new collaborative effort, or facilities or equipment for youth baseball or softball programs
2013 National Aboriginal Tourism Conference_
April 3 - 4, 2013
Osoyoos, BC

Davis-Putter Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2013
For students active in progressive issues such as civil rights, economic justice, and international solidarity.

World of Children award program
Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2013
Honors individuals who have created proven programs that make a permanent difference in the lives of children
History, Imagination, and Myth: The American West
April 6, 2013
Claremont, California
Explores the competition in the American West between myth and meaning

The War Called Pontiac's,1763-2013 
April 4-6, 2013
Philadelphia, PA

2013 Native Philanthropy Institute
April 3- 5, 2013
Catoosa, OK
The National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
April 7-10, 2013
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Northeast Native Health Network
April 10, 2013
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Alaska Native Studies Conference
April 5 - 6, 2013
University of Alaska, Anchorage
The first ever Alaska Native Studies Conference. Their mission is to integrate Indigenous perspectives into a variety of educational settings.
Ninth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference
April 11 & 12, 2013
University of North Carolina at Pembroke

We Are All Ethnic Studies
April 12-13, 2013
Fort Collins, Colorado
Theme: Building Communities, Challenging Racism, Sexism & Heteronormativities in the 21st Century

Tribal College Journal Student Art Contest
Deadline: April 13, 2013
Open to all tribal college students from AIHEC member schools, Indian or non-Indian
Food Sovereignty Summit
April 15-18, 2013
Green Bay, WI
Hosted by the Oneida Nation, First Nations Development Institute, Intertribal Agriculture Council and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Intercultural Counseling and Education Conference
April 15-18, 2013
Verona, Italy
So-organized with the International Association for Intercultural Education, NAME, and many other institutions.

The American University's Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) Program
Deadline: Varies by semester
Washington, D.C.
Intern in a federal agency or private organization
Kresge Foundation’s Healthy Environments Grant
Deadline: Open
To improve health and well-being of vulnerable populations.

Lego Children's Fund
Deadline: Quarterly
Supports programs for youth, from birth - 14, that inspire and encourage creativity, with priority consideration for disadvantaged or at-risk youth.

Kaboom Grants
Deadline: Rolling
Grants to re-open playground and recreational facilities previously unavailable due to safety and upkeep concerns.
Surdna Foundation - Sustainable Communities Grant
Deadline: Open
Grants to nonprofit organizations in the priority areas of Sustainable Environments, Strong Local Economies, and Thriving Cultures.

Heinz College – CNAY Scholarship Program
Financial support to constituents of CNAY who have completed their bachelor’s degree

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ocean Fund
Deadline: Rolling
For nonprofit groups and institutions conducting activities directly related to marine conservation.
Second Chance Care Grants for Animals
Deadline: Open
For animal welfare organizations and rescue groups responsible for the temporary care of animals before they are put for adoption into permanent homes.

Native Artist Exchange Program
Deadline: Open
Support an exchange of ideas between two Native artists from two different regions
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