Native Village Opportunities
March 2013



Navajo Mona Lisa of Tucson
Anre Van Dam

"[Women] must continue to unite in sisterhood to turn our tears into triumph. There is no time to rest until our world achieves wholeness and balance, where all men and women are considered equal and free."   
 Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, Liberia

National Wildlife Week
March 18-24, 2013


Earth Hour 2013
March 23, 2013 8:30 pm
Join the world in support of our planet!


2013 Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest
Deadline: March 15, 2013
Artwork should highlight one or more land- and/or ocean-dwelling endangered species

Deadline: March 15, 2013
Event Date:  March 23 and 24, 2013
Hosted by The National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc. Classes for adults and children. Beaded Rosettes, Stone Tools, Tobacco Bag, Side Seam Moccasins, Children's Class

Indigenous Foods Cook-Off
March 16, 2013
Northern Michigan University, Marquette
Teams will prepare an entrée, side dish and dessert from a mystery basket of Indigenous food ingredients
"Another View of American Indian Fine Art"
March 16 - September 1, 2013
Mitchell Museum, Evanston, IL

Past, Present & Future of Indian Casinos
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Santa Rosa, CA

Aboriginal Youth Empowerment Workshop Council
March 16, 2013
Toronto, ON
Free. A workshop about how to take charge of life and accomplish your dreams.
Cowichan Youth Workshops
March 18-22, 2013
Duncan, British Columbia
A 5 Day Hip Hop Conference that brings youth and elders together!

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 20, 2013
Find information, educational materials, and more here:

Track and Field Camp
Deadline: March 20, 2013
Event Date: March 23-24, 2013
Lakehead University, Ontario
Presented by the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario
2013 Miss Indian World Competition
Application Deadline: March 20, 2013
Serve as a cultural goodwill ambassador for all native and indigenous people on behalf of the Gathering of Nations for one year

Webinar: Business of Indian Agriculture - Best Financial Practices for Small Agribusiness
Date: March 21, 2013, 2:00 PM EST
The second webinar in "First Nations Knowledge" series!

New Voices, National Screen Institute
Deadline: March 21, 2013
Winnipeg, Manitoba
A 14 week, culturally-sensitive course for Aboriginal adults aged 18-35 providing exposure to training and employment opportunities in the world of film and television.
American Indian Graduate Recruitment Event
March 21 - 22, 2013
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

National American Indian Science and Engineering Fair
March 21-23, 2013
Albuquerque, NM

DOE Intertribal Middle School Science Bowl and Model Car Challenge
March 21-22, 2013,
Albuquerque, NM
Step Into Spring
March 22-24, 2013
Richmond, BC
A Metis health and wellness forum with a specific focus on youth mental health.

Remember the Removal Ride
Application Deadline: March 22, 2013
Event Date: June, 2013
Selected riders representing the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians retrace the northern route of the Trail of Tears.

Canadian Roots Exchange National Youth Conference
March 22-24, 2013
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Youth-led conference for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth for learning and sharing
Drug-Free Communities Support Program Grant
Deadline: March 22, 2013
Supports the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent youth substance use.

Native American Student Internship Application 2013
Deadline: March 23, 2013
Expose Native American Students to potential career opportunities within the numerous agencies of the United States Department of Agriculture

Children and Youth Traditional Pow Wow
March 23 - 24, 2013
Carleton University
An Aboriginal Family Festival
Native American Service to Science Initiative
Deadline: March 25, 2013
For programs and practices that prevent substance abuse and related mental/behavioral health problems and underlying factors.

NAECC Spring Artist-In-Residence Program
March 26-28, 2013
Purdue University, Indiana
Academic programs based on the paintings and stone carvings of Terry Gasdia from the Hopi and Pima tribe

Yuma Language Family Summit
March 25 -27, 2013
Prescott, AZ
Theme:" We are the People" for the Yuman language groups, including
Yavapai, Hualapai, Havasupai, Paipai, Maricopa, Quechan, Mohave/Mojave, Cocopah, Kumeyaay and Kiliwa.
East Documentary Collective, Scarborough Arts
Deadline: March 27, 2013
Event Date: Late March - August 2013.
For youth, ages 15-19, interested in videography and new media documentation for the EAST Documentary Collective.

The Outward Bound Canada - RBC National Youth Leadership Scholarship
March 28,, 2013
For Metis, Inuit, First Nations youth, ages 15 – 19, to develop their own unique leadership potential.

Native American Career and Technical Education Program Grant
Deadline: March 28, 2013
For developing challenging academic and technical standards, and to assist students in meeting such standards.
Hitachi Foundation Young Entrepreneurs Program
Deadline: March 28, 2013
Grants plus leadership development business mentoring, technical assistance, and networking for young entrepreneurs under 30 working to end  domestic poverty.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society Summer Internship Program
Deadline extended: March 29, 2013
A 10-week Summer Internship Program for post secondary students

Logan Eshkawkogan Memorial Hockey Tournament
March 29-31, 2013
Wikwemikong Arena, Manitoulin Island, Canada
15th National Native American Youth Initiative
Deadline: March 29, 2013
June 22 - 30, 2013
George Washington University, Washington D.C.
For AI/AN high school students, ages 16 - 18, interested in the health or biomedical fields.

College Prep Scholarship for High School Juniors
Deadline: March 29, 2013
For high school juniors with a strong academic record

Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) Workshop
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Event Date: August 4-10, 2013
For Native Americans to learn about in the concepts and methods currently used in

2013 Community Service Grants
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Grants to organizations that provide massage therapy to those who currently have little or no access to such services.

"Kind Hearted Woman"
April 1-2, 2013
PBS television
A two-part documentary featuring Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother who lived on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.

Young Native Writers Essay Contest
Deadline: April 1, 2013
For Native high school students, write about your tribal community's progress and how it can keep moving forward.

Voots® "Get Kids Growing" Garden Grants
Deadline April 1, 2013
Provides  schools with gardening packages.

Filmmakers Assistance Program
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Helps developing independent filmmakers complete their films/videos by providing technical services and support.

NAJA Scholarships
Deadline: April 1, 2013
From the Native American Journalists Association
Costco Wholesale Scholarships
Deadline: Varies
Applicants must have show financial need and be from an unrepresented minority

Together Again: Lillian Pitt, Gail Tremblay, Joe Feddersen & Rick Bartow
April 2 - June 21, 2013
 University of California, Davis
Features recent works in a variety of media by these established artists

American Indian Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2013
From the National Society of the DAR
Traditional Cultural Properties and Native American Landscape
Deadline: April 2, 2013
Seeking comments on identifying, evaluating, and documenting
traditional cultural properties and Native landscape.

The  School Turnaround AmeriCorps program
Letter of Intent Deadline: April 2, 2013
Supports the placement of AmeriCorps members in persistently underachieving schools across the country.

Voices of Our Future Training Program
Deadline: April 2, 2013
Gives emerging leaders the skills and knowledge to actualize their visions for themselves, their communities and the world.
The Purpose Prize
Deadline: April 4, 2013
Awards to people over 60 who are creating new ways to solve tough social problems,

Pollution Prevention Information Network Grant Program
Deadline: April 5, 2013
Supports regional information centers to improve development and dissemination of pollution prevention information.

Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth Program
Deadline: April 5, 2013
Enables participation of urban Aboriginal youth in programs and services that help them participate in the economy.
Symposium on Decolonial Aesthetics From The Americas
Deadline: April 7, 2013
Toronto. Ontario
An unparalleled opportunity to engage the diversity of contemporary aesthetic practices informed by decolonial thought.

"Decolonizing through Tradition"
April 12-13, 2013
University at Buffalo in Buffalo
The 9th annual Storytellers Conference hosted by The Native Graduate Association and American Studies Graduate Association.

Building Entrepreneurial Leaders Program
Deadline: April 10, 2013
For Native American and others to opportunity to strengthen their business and leadership skill set while gaining exposure to Bain & Company,
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2013
Applicants must major in business, engineering, math, medicine/health administration, natural/physical sciences, technology or education and belong to AISES.

Snapdragon Book  Foundation
Deadline: April 15, 2013
Provides grants to school libraries throughout the United States serving disadvantaged  youth.

Phoenix Suns Charities
Deadline: April 15, 2013
Supports NPOs in AZ  that address the special needs of  disadvantaged, disabled, minority, and at risk youth
Minorities and women Educational Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2013
From the The Appraisal Institute Education Trust

NAFOA  Annual Conference
April 18-19, 2013
Nashville, TN
Sessions and keynotes focused on investing in Indian country, policy affecting tribes, accounting updates and more.

Offender Reentry Program Grant
Deadline: April 16, 2013
For AI/AN Tribes, tribal organizations, and other groups for substance abuse treatment and recovery and reentry services
Nike N7 Sport Summit
April 18 - 20, 2013
Beaverton, Oregon
For Native American and Aboriginal youth recreation leaders to learn about create sport  and physical activities for other Native youth.

Active Schools Acceleration Project
Deadline: April 22, 2013
Grants to kick  start one of three school-based physical activity programs – 100 Mile Club,  BOKS, or Just Move.

World Hunger Leadership Challenge
April 19 2013
For middle/ high school students to develop their leadership skills through service learning projects that address hunger issues.

Endangered Language Fund Grants
Deadline: April 22, 2013
Funds to research and maintain native languages in danger of disappearing within a generation or two.

Northern Links Webinars
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

Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program
Deadline: April 2,, 2013.
Supports the use of strategies to reduce violence for problems that affect youth.
California Tribal Water Summit
April 24--25, 2013
Sacramento, CA
Theme "California Indigenous Rights, Uses and Management of Water and Land:
Leveraging the strengths and resources of Tribal, State and Federal agencies through

NACME pre-Engineering Student Scholarships
Deadline: April 23, 2013
From the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

Farm to School Grant Program
Deadline: April 24, 2013
Funding for farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools.
Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop
April 25-28, 2013
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Student scholarships are available

Bringing Back Native Ways of Discipline
April 25-26, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
Teaching Teachers to Teach Native Students

The Gathering of Nations Powwow
April 25-27, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
The world's largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people will celebrate its 30th anniversary
Promoting Adolescent Health Through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention and School-Based Surveillance Grant
Deadline: April 26, 2013

Midwest Garden Grant program
Deadline: April 26, 2013
Support schools and garden programming in the Midwest

Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants
Deadline: April 26, 2013
For Libraries, Educational Instructions, and Hospitals and Clinics
Accenture American Indian Scholarship
Deadline:  April 27, 2013
Multiple scholarships to undergraduate American Indians students seeking higher education

Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival
Deadline: April 29, 2013
July 24-28, 2013
Ottawa, Canada
Submissions by independent filmmakers, and films/videos or video about First Nations, Métis, or Inuit stories, or international Indigenous issues.

Wells Fargo American Indian scholarship
Deadline:  April 27, 2013
For undergraduate and graduate students in Banking and Administration and related fields,
Bringing Back Native Ways of Discipline
April 29-30, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
Teaching Teachers to Teach Native Students

Target  K-12 Arts Education Programs
Deadline: April 30, annually
Funds to schools and NPOs for programs that bring arts and cultural experiences to K-12 students.

ING  Unsung Heroes Awards
Deadline: April 30, 2013
Recognizes K-12 educators who are pioneering new methods and techniques that improve student  learning.
Prevention and Health Promotion Interventions
Deadline: May 1, 2013
To Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Associated Physical and Psychological Health Problems in U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families

Newman's Own Awards Program 
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Recognizes volunteer and  nonprofit organizations supporting our nation's military families. E

Caplow Children's Prize
Deadline: May 1, 2013 (Pre-registration)
For plans to directly and quickly save the lives of children from birth to age 5 anywhere in the world.
Native American Education Grant
Deadline: May 1, 2013
From the Presbyterian Church

Mountaineers Foundation Funding for Pacific Northwest Wilderness
Deadline: 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.

Earthwatch Institute Fellowships
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Offers educators fully-funded fellowships for hands-on learning with leading scientists doing field research and conservation

Disruptive Innovations
Deadline: May 1, 2013
For new ideas that address health-related issues affecting underserved California communities


The Native American Business Institute
Deadline: May 3, 2013
July 20-26, 2013
Michigan State University, East Lansing
A  pre-college boot-camp" for Native American high school students in grades 10-12

Fund for Wild Nature
May 1, September 1. and February 1,of each year.
Grants to grassroots organizations for campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems
Accenture American Indian Scholarship
Deadline: May 4, 2013
For first year undergraduates and first year graduate students

FREE Tribal Judicial Training - Tribal Courts
Pre-registration required
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.

2013 Mantis Awards for Community and Youth Gardens
Nomination Deadline March 7, 2013
For charitable and educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life in communities
Conference on Cultural Heritage Film
May 8-10, 2013
Eugene, Oregon

2014 NACF Artist Fellowships
Deadline: May 3
Recognizes the creativity and expression of exceptional Native artists who have made significant impact in the field

 ACTIVATE 2013 National Youth Leadership Forum
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 House that Isaac Built: The Architecture of Cultures and Identities in Canada
May 13-15, 2013
Huron University College, London, Ontario

ING Run for Something Better Offers
Deadline: May 15, 2013
Grants for schools to establish a running program or expand an existing one for children in grades K-8.

Summer Institute on Contested Landscapes
May 13-17, 2013
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
To develop and apply critical analyses of property as a set of working rules, norms, conventions, and practices in this contested global landscape

AKC Women's Shelters that Permit Pets FundS
Deadline: May 15, 2013, August 15, November 15, February 15 Annually
For organizations offering housing for domestic abuse victims and their pets, or offer housing for pets of victims of domestic abuse

Entertainment Software Association Foundation
Deadline: May 15, 2013
Supports diverse projects using  technology and/or computer and programs to youth of all races and religions

Archive Research Fellows Fund
Deadline: Open
Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
For research that contributes to the understanding and practice of philanthropy across time and cultures
Safeway Foundation  Grants
Deadline: Open
Supports NPOs working in hunger relief, education, health and human services and helping the disabled.

Heinz College-CNAY Scholarship Program
Deadline: Ongoing
Financial support to constituents of the CNAY and who also have successfully completed their bachelor's degree.

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program
Deadline: Varies
For high school women grades 10-12
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