Native Village Opportunities
April 2013

Redemption March
Ryan Singer, Navajo

"The devastated earth, the air, water, the extinct species of mankind, animalkind, and plantkind, the drugs, suicides, family separations - these are all the result of false ceremonies." Barney Bush, Shawnee

Earth Day
April 22, 2013
Live Below the Line Challenges
April 29 - May 3, 2013
Eat on only 1.50 a day for 5 days in this campaign challenging the US and world to think about poverty.

8th Annual NCGLNAC Academic Conference
April 20, 2013
Portland, IN
Theme: "Current Research in Great Lakes Native American Culture."

The AIGC Fellowship
Deadline: June 01, 2013
For American Indian/Alaska Native graduate full-time students.

National Aboriginal Hockey Championships
April 29-May 4, 2013
Kahnawake, Quebec

Native American Music Awards
May 10, 2013
Niagara Falls, NY
Vote for Sunny Clifford
Deadline: April 16, 2013
Sunny Clifford, 26, Oglala Lakota and a Pine Ridge Park ranger, is a finalist for a People’s Choice Gloria Award given by the Ms. Foundation.

Native Food Sovereignty Summit
April 15-18, 2013
 Green Bay, Wisconsin

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
Camp Dogwood Summer Academy
July 31-Aug 13, 2013
Wolftown, VA
Scholarships for Native youth grades 8-12. Also looking for Native camp counselors, ages 19 and above.

A Natural Fit: Service-Learning and the Common Core State Standards
Webinar date: April 18, 2013 12:00 noon CST

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.
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.

Fatherhood is Leadership
April 18-19, 2013
Nashville, TN
Addresses the need to bring Native American men back to strengthening their family.

National Congress of the American Indian Internships
Deadline: April 19, 2013 for Summer, 2013
Deadline: July 15, 2013 for Fall, 2013
National Congress of the American Indian Fellowship
Deadline: April 19, 2013
Can International Law Support Changes to Federal Indian Policy?
April 19, 2013
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Conference
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.
Centiva Green School Innovation grants
Deadline: April 20, 2013
For projects that  that improve the school environment, make them safer, and save money through reduced use of natural resources.
Evaluating the Effectiveness of State, Local, and Tribal Responses to Violence Committed Against Indian Women Living in Tribal Communities
Deadline: April 22, 2013
Grants available
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.
Endangered Language Fund Grants
Deadline: April 22, 2013
Funds to research and maintain native languages in danger of disappearing within a generation or two.
Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program
Deadline: April 22, 2013.
Supports the use of strategies to reduce violence for problems that affect youth.
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
 Gathering of Nations Powwow & Miss Indian World Pageant
April 23-27, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
NACME pre-Engineering Student Scholarships
Deadline: April 23, 2013
From the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
Turnaround AmeriCorps initiative
Deadline: April 23, 2013
Grants for AmeriCorps members to help in our nation's lowest-performing elementary, middle, and high schools.
Farm to School Grant Program
Deadline: April 24, 2013
Funding for farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools.
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series
All webinars are 
1:00 2:30 PM EST
April 24, 2013: How Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) Market Power and Work with Tribes
May 29, 2013: Regional Transmission Planning
June 26, 2013: Renewable Energy Project Leasing on Tribal Lands
July 31, 2013: Conducting Transmission Feasibility and System Impact Studies
August 28, 2013: Renewable Energy Market Expectations and Trends
September 25, 2013: Tribal and Utility Partnership Opportunities
October 30, 2013: Renewable Energy Case Studies: Tribal and DeveloperPerspectives:
16th Annual Native American Women's Conference
April 24-25, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
April 25-26, 2013
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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 collaboration.
Maoli Arts Month
Ends April 25, 2013
Hilo, Hawaii
The annual event celebrates Native Hawaiian arts through exhibitions, arts markets and activities showcasing the work of traditional and contemporary artists
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
Wells Fargo Home ownership Grant Program
Deadline: April 30, July 31, and January 31 annually
Supports NPOs  that help create sustainable homeownership opportunities for low- to moderate-income families
Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop
April 25-28, 2013
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Student scholarships are available
promoting Adolescent Health Through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention and School-Based Surveillance Grant
Deadline: April 26, 2013
Bringing Back Native Ways of Discipline
April 25-26, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
Teaching Teachers to Teach Native Students
The 30th Shiprock Marathon
Registration Deadline: April 26, 2013
Race Date: May 4, 2013
Shiprock, New Mexico.
There will be five options for event participants
Full Marathon
Half Marathon
5 Person Marathon Relay
10K Trail Run/Walk
Kids' Marathon
Potlatch Fund  Language Preservation  and Education Fund
Deadline: April 26, 2013
Promotes language preservation and documentation efforts, educational  enrichment, and after-school Native youth programming.
Potlatch Fund Community Building Grants
Deadline: April 26, 2013
Supports Native-led organizations that address the root causes of  injustices that  impact Northwest Natives.
Potlatch Fund Native Arts program
Deadline: April 26, 2013
supports artists and arts organizations through intergenerational opportunities that transfer knowledge from elders to a new  generation.
Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants
Deadline: April 26, 2013
For Libraries, Educational Instructions, and Hospitals and Clinics
Midwest Garden Grant program
Deadline: April 26, 2013
Support schools and garden programming in the Midwest
Accenture American Indian Scholarship
Deadline:  April 27, 2013
Multiple scholarships to undergraduate American Indians students seeking higher education
Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival, Ottawa
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,
Protect Mother Earth Justice Summit
April 26 28, 2013
Burney, CA
Indigenous perspectives on environmental & cultural impacts of green energy and other dominating developments
Bringing Back Native Ways of Discipline
April 29-30, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
Teaching Teachers to Teach Native Students
Jefferson Awards Youth Service Grant
Deadline: April 30, 2013
Honors youth  involved in incredible service projects
ING Unsung Heroes Awards
Deadline: April 30, 2013
Recognizes K-12 educators who are pioneering new methods and techniques that improve student  learning.
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.
Natural High Contest
Deadline: April 30, 2013
For students, ages of 10-18, to share how a natural high keeps them drug free.
2013 Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling
Deadline: April 30, 2013
For projects that promote understanding of the ways in which storytelling can promote change in individuals and in communities.
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Deadline: April 30, 2013
honors leaders, ages 8-18, who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet.
The Power of Children Awards: Making a Difference
Deadline: April 30, 2013
Honors youth, grades 6-11, who have impacted others' lives, demonstrated selflessness, and are committed to service and the betterment of society.  .
NO BULL Challenge
Deadline: April 30, 2013
For students ages 13-18, a video contest and awards show about preventing bullying and  promoting empathy, respect, inclusive communities
GirlUp Leadership Summit
Deadline: May 1, 2013
June 10-12, 2013
Washington D.C.
Uniting girls to change the world.
California tribal College Leadership Council Meeting
May 2, 2013
Santa Rosa, CA
Target Early Childhood Reading Grants
Deadline: April 30, annually
Supports programs such as after-school reading events and weekend book for young children
Developing Procurement Policies and Procedures in NAHASDA Organizations
Webinar event: May 1, 2013, 2-3pm EST
Developing, reviewing, and implementing process for procurement policies and procedures in NAHASDA organizations.
Amway's Who Cares Challenge: Youth Leadership Contest
Deadline: June 5, 2013
Honors youth changemakers, ages 13 - 22.    
Green In Action Awards
Deadline: April 30, 2013
For schools, classrooms or youth groups  who show commitment, creativity, or passion for sustainability.
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
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.
Amphibian Ark Rescue Projects
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Grants for new projects focused on amphibian species that cannot be saved in the wild.
7th Woodland Indian Art Show - Deadline: May 1, 2013
Event Date: July 6 and 7, 2013
Oneida, WI
Promotes the expression of Great Lakes and upper North American Indian culture through works of art
The North Face Explore Fund
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Supports youth outdoor participation, connecting youth to nature, access to recreation, connecting youth to nature, and more.
The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Funds to empower economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression, and injustice
CBS Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Event Date: September, 2013 - April 2014
Los Angeles
Provides access and networking opportunities for talented and motivated diverse writers - with a focus on writers of color. The program is based in Los Angeles.
Newman's Own Awards Program 
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Recognizes volunteer and  nonprofit organizations supporting our nation's military families. E
Native American Education Grant
Deadline: May 1, 2013
From the Presbyterian Church
Earthwatch Institute Fellowships
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Offers educators fully-funded fellowships for hands-on learning with leading scientists doing field research and conservation
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.
Disruptive Innovations
Deadline: May 1, 2013
For new ideas that address health-related issues affecting underserved California communities
National Youth Leadership Training
Powering the next generation of leaders
Deadline:  May 3, 2013.
July 20-27, 2013
San Francisco, CA
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
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
The State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grants
Deadline: May 3, 2013
Funds student-led  service-learning projects
2014 NACF Artist Fellowships
Deadline: May 3
Recognizes the creativity and expression of exceptional Native artists who have made significant impact in the field
Accenture American Indian Scholarship
Deadline: May 4, 2013
For first year undergraduates and first year graduate students
Native American Fish and Wildlife Conference
May 7 - 9, 2013
Scottsdale, Arizona
Conference Theme:
"Weaving the Strands of Cultural Knowledge and Western(n Science to Maintain  Balance and Harmony with Mother Earth"
505) 753-1451 or (505) 927-3494
Grand Challenges Explorations
Deadline: May 7, 2013
Encourages bold approaches to improving the lives of the world's poorest people. Anyone with a transformative idea is invited to apply.
2013 Mantis Awards for Community and Youth Gardens
Nomination Deadline May 7, 2013
For charitable and educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life in communities
The Archaeology Channel Conference on Cultural Heritage Film
May 8-10, 2013
Eugene, Oregon
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.
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.
29th Annual Hawaiian May Day Festival
May 11 - 12, 2013
Pleasanton, California
Presented by the Kumu Hula Association of Northern California
International Career Advancement Program
Deadline: May 10, 2013
Event Date: September 21-29, 2013
Aspen, Colorado
Brings together mid-career professionals from groups underrepresented in leadership positions.
The House that Isaac Built: The Architecture of Cultures and Identities in Canada
May 13-15, 2013
Huron University College, London, Ontario
Comprehensive Support Services for Families Affected by Substance Abuse and/or HIV/AIDS Grants
Deadline: May 13, 2013
for activities and services that increase the safety of infants and young children exposed to drug, HIV/AIDS and other risks because of parents' behaviors.
Earth Island Institute: Brower Youth Award
Deadline: May 13, 2013
Recognizes youth, ages 13-22, for their outstanding activism and achievements in environmental and social justice advocacy.
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
Substance Abuse Treatment for Racial/Ethnic  Minority Women at High Risk for HIV/AIDS
Deadline: May 14, 2013.
Supports substance abuse treatment and HIV services for racial/ethnic minority women
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.
Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants
Deadline: May 14, 2013
Grants to implement a title IV-E foster care, adoption assistance and guardianship assistance program.
Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program
Deadline: May 15, 2013
For projects that foster creative expression, working  together and interaction with a diverse community.
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
ING Run For Something Better
Deadline: May 15, 2013
For school-based running programs.
Historical Association's Equity Awards
Nomination Deadline: May 15, 2013
Recognize individuals and institutions for recruiting and retaining students and new faculty from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups
Anishinaabe Family Language & Culture Camp
Deadline: May 15, 2013
July 26-28, 2013
Manistee MI
Seeking presenters for this highly successful American Indian language camp
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
Endangered Species Day 2013
May 17, 2013
Thousands of other wildlife lovers will turn out for events around the country.
NWF Pulling Together Initiative
Deadline: May 17, 2013.
For  managing weed infestations on public lands, natural areas, and private working  lands.
"Play the Game" One Day Basketball Tournament
May 18, 2013
New London, CT
Twelfth Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
May 20 - 31,  2013
New York City, NY
Discusses indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.
PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship
Deadline: May 20, 2013
Assists  young men and women for outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the practice of public relations
The National Intertribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative
Deadline:  May 20, 2013
Supports  tribal efforts to increase youth engagement, coordination, and action related to juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and public safety in Indian country. The application deadline is.
Bush Foundation Community Leadership Fellowship Program
Deadline:  May 20, 2013
Leadership development fellowships available the 23 Native Nations residing in  Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program
Deadline: May 22 for three years-- 2013, 2014, 201tTo help develop  Indian and Alaska Native Communities, including housing, living environment, economic opportunities, and more.
"Healthy Relationships"
May 23-24, 2013
Sacramento, CA -
Regional Seminar for National Native American Fatherhood  Initiative
Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants
Deadline: May 23, 2013
Funds to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading
Straddling Boundaries: Hemispherism, Cultural Identity and Indigeneity
May 24-26 2013
Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Investigate the representation of the Canadian/American border in both country's culture and cultural production.
Assets for Independence Demonstration  Program
Deadline: May 24, 2013.
Supports organizations who offer services to help low-income people accumulate and/or invest savings.
Understanding Race Project
Ends: May 27, 2013
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Explores the impact of race as an economic, political and cultural construct and dispels the myth of race as a biologically determined phenomenon
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series
All webinars are  1:00 2:30 PM EST
May 29, 2013: Regional Transmission Planning
June 26, 2013: Renewable Energy Project Leasing on Tribal Lands
July 31, 2013: Conducting Transmission Feasibility and System Impact Studies
August 28, 2013: Renewable Energy Market Expectations and Trends
September 25, 2013: Tribal and Utility Partnership Opportunities
October 30, 2013: Renewable Energy Case Studies: Tribal and Developer Perspectives
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Deadline: May 28, 2013.
Supports efforts to improve severely distressed public or multifamily housing located in distressed neighborhoods.
NASA Internships for Students
Deadline: May 31, 2013
For Fall, 2013
Needmor Fund Offers Support for Community Organizing Efforts
Deadline:  May 31, 2013
For groups  working to change social, economic, or political conditions that bar participation in democratic society.
Ford Motor Company Tribal Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2013
for students studying math, science, engineering, business, teacher training, or environmental science
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Submission Deadline: June 1 and 15, 2013
October 16-20, 2013
Toronto, Canada
Celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples at the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio and new media
Farm Aid
Deadline: June 1, 2013
To help maintain a family farm system of agriculture and promote solutions to challenges facing rural communities
Princess Grace JustFilms Documentary Awards
Deadline: June 1, 2013
Supports social justice documentary film projects by Native/Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.
Society of American Indian Government Employees National Training Program
June 3-7, 2013 
Spokane, Washington
Theme: Guiding Our Destiny with Heritage and Traditions
Catching Stories -- Oral History Institute
June 4-6, 2013
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors
Deadline: June 5, 2013
Support research projects to identify and enhance methods that promote positive, sustainable health behaviors in children and youth.
June 6-9, 2013
University of Delaware
The importance and meaning of gardens in the past, present, and  future from a wide range of perspectives.
"Grandparents Raising Grandchildren"
June 6-7, 2013
Regional Seminar for National Native American Fatherhood  Initiative
Minneapolis, MN -
Indigenous Australia Curatorial Fellowships
Deadline: 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.
Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013
June 09-21, 2013
Washington, DC
Promotes active collaboration among people with a wide range of perspectives about language and culture.

Environmental Studies and Sciences Conference
June 19-22, 2013
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA


AISES Intel Scholarship
Deadline: June 14, 2013
For AI/AN AISES members pursuing degrees in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields
AISES A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: June 14, 2013
For AI/AN/NH AISES members pursuing degrees in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, math and technology

1st Annual National Native American Responsible Fatherhood Day
June 15, 2013
Fathers - SOUND THE WAR CRY - Keep Families Together
Equus Foundation Grants
Deadline: June 15, 2013
To improve the quality of life of horses, use of horses to enrich lives, and education efforts about the horse's unique ability to empower, teach, and heal.

Wick Fund Grants
Deadline: Open
To protect and restore watersheds in the Western United States


Deadline: Ongoing
Supports after-school programs targeting disadvantaged youth and at-risk children ages 5 -15.
Washington Internship for Native Students
Deadline: Rolling
Event Date: A semester or Summer
Location: Washington D.C
An exciting opportunity for AI/AN/NH students to intern and study in Washington, DC, for the semester or the summer
List of Tribal Colleges Test Prep Preview
Free online practice tests.
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Guide to Native American Studies Programs

national Indian education association  Scholarship listings

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