Native Village Opportunities
May 2013


"Don't listen to [what] the government is trying to push down your throats; believe what your elders told you.' Casper Lomayesva, Hopi

 Indian Village Camp
Session 1: June 20-23, 2013
Session 2: July 11-14, 2013
Session 3: August 1-4, 2013
Session 4: August 22-25, 2013
 Manistee, Michigan,
A FREE nature intervention camp for at-risk Native youth, ages 12-17, and descendants. From The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
Native American 40 Under 40 Awards
Nomination Deadline: August 2, 2013
Recognizes 40 emerging American Indian leaders under age 40 who have made significant contributions in Indian country.
World We Want Grants
Deadline: Rolling
For youth, ages 13 - 25, to make a difference through social action, community service, service-learning projects, social ventures, and more.
Endangered Species Day 2013
May 17, 2013
Thousands of other wildlife lovers will turn out for events around the country.
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series
All free 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
Winds of Change Job Hunting Guide
The spring 2013 edition from AISES's Winds of Change magazine.
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
GS Undergraduate Camp
Deadline: May 19, 2013
For Native American college freshmen to explore the numerous career paths in the financial services industry

Bring Native Plants to Your Garden
May 19, 2013
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Evanston, Illinois
Indigenous plants found in the Chicago area and how to create a home prairie garden

Curbing the Flow of Invasive Species: Can Technology Save the Great Lakes?
May 29, 2013, 4:00 pm EST
Free Online Webinar
MetLife Foundation: Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing
Deadline: May  31, 2013
Recognizes NPOs and Tribes/Tribally Designated Housing Entities for green, health and service-enriched senior housing.
WeRNative Gardening Contest
Deadline: May 20, 2013
Open to Native youth, ages 13-21. about why it's important for your community to grow your own greens.
12th Session, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
May 20 - 31, 2013
UN Headquarters, New York
Discusses indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.
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.
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
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 2013
To help develop Indian and Alaska Native Communities including housing, living environment, economic opportunities, and more.
Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants
Deadline: May 23, 2013
Funds to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading
COPS Hiring Program Grant
Deadline: May 22, 2013
Tribal law enforcement agencies with primary law enforcement authority are eligible to apply.
"Healthy Relationships"
May 23-24, 2013
Sacramento, CA -
Regional Seminar for National Native American Fatherhood  Initiative
Youth Changemaker
Deadline: May 24, 2013
Nominate a youth with a proven track record of success in changing government through individual action or work with a youth council.
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.
Cultural Survival Bazaar
May 24, 2013
New York, NY
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
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Deadline: May 28, 2013.
Supports efforts to improve severely distressed public or multifamily housing located in distressed neighborhoods.
AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Planning Grants
Deadline: May 30,2013
Supports tribal development of an AmeriCorps program that engages AC members in helping solve problems in tribal communities
Popular Science/Delta Faucet Science Fair
Deadline: May 30, 2013.
For students, grades 1-college, for the best original science projects in the category of sustainability.
Cultural Survival Bazaar
May 31-June 2, 2013
Amherst, MA
Annie's Grants for Gardens
Deadline: May 31, 2012
  Annie's Grants for Gardens are provided to K-12 school gardens  nationwide that connect children directly to real food.
NASA Internships for Students
Deadline: May 31, 2013
For Fall, 2013
Alliance for Global Good: Innovation Fund
Deadline: May 31, 2013
For nonprofit organizations focused on solving global crises.
Needmor Fund
Deadline:  May 31, 2013
For groups  working to change social, economic, or political conditions that bar participation in democratic society.
Princess Grace JustFilms Documentary Awards
Deadline: June 1, 2013
Supports social justice documentary film projects by Native/Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.
Ford Motor Company Tribal Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2013
for students studying math, science, engineering, business, teacher training, or environmental science
The Graduate Preparation Institute
Deadline: May 31, 2013
Four-week preparation program for college juniors from communities underrepresented in the STEM fields.
Farm Aid
Deadline: June 1, 2013
To help maintain a family farm system of agriculture and promote solutions to challenges facing rural communities
Girl Up Teen Advisors
Nomination Deadline: May 31, 2013
From the United Nations, for girls, grades 7-12, who would make a great teen advisor.
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Submission Deadline: June 1 and 15, 2013
Event Date: 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

Society of American Indian Government Employees National Training Program
June 3-7, 2013 
Spokane, Washington
Theme: Guiding Our Destiny with Heritage and Traditions
Wounded Warrior Project 
Deadline: June 1, 2013
For projects that enhance the lives of injured service members and their families....

Acres for America
Deadline: June 3, 2013;
Funds projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through  acquisition of interest in real property.

Samuel  D. Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health
Deadline: June  10, 2013.
grants fpr initiatives  designed to improve and maintain children’s oral health through primary prevention and education.
Lois Lenski Covey Foundation Grants
Deadline:  June 15, 2013.
For school libraries, non-traditional libraries, and bookmobile programs to purchase boooks for at-risk youth PreK-grade 9.
Catching Stories -- Oral History Institute
June 4-6, 2013
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
Fuel Up to Play 60
Deadline: June 4, 2013
For activities that result in long-term changes in student nutrition and physical activity....
Strengthening Tribal Communities Into the Future
June 4-6 2013
Hollywood, Florida
Registration is FREE to Native Americans and those working within Indian Country.
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.
"Grandparents Raising Grandchildren"
June 6-7, 2013
Regional Seminar for National Native American Fatherhood  Initiative
Minneapolis, MN -
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.
The Pass it Forward Challenge
For youth ages 18-25 to share via a video entry on how social media to inform their communities about health tools.
Peabody Museum Indigenous Australia Curatorial Fellowships 2013
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
June 19-21, 2013
Washington, DC
Promotes active collaboration among people with a wide range of perspectives about language and culture.
The Digitizing Historical Records Program
Deadline is June 11, 2013
Support to digitize nationally significant historical record collections to make freely available online.
from Enemies to Allies: An International Conference on the
War of 1812 and its Aftermath
June 12, 2013
U.S. Naval Academy, Maryland
commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the resulting relationship between the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Think Green Grants
Deadline: June 12, 201
For programs that will improve communities, increase local recycling, or expand public education related to recycling.
Cultural Survival Bazaar
June 15th
Boston, MA
The AISES Professional of the Year Award
Nomination Deadline: June 14, 2013
Presented to an individual for overall leadership and technical achievement in the STEM diciplines.
AISES Professional Awards
Nomination Deadline: June 14, 2013
awards recognize the significant contributions American Indians and Alaska Natives have made to the STEM disciplines
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
Cultural Survival
June 15th
Boston, MA 02116
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.
The JKCF Talent Development Award
Deadline: Rolling
Celebrates K-8 organizations helping develop high-potential students' talents, skills, and passions.
Indigenous Cultures of Print in Early America
June 16-21, 2013
Worchester, MA
The seminar is motivated by a simple question: Where does American Indian Literature come from?
Deadline: Ongoing
Supports after-school programs targeting disadvantaged youth and at-risk children ages 5 -15.
Environmental Studies and Sciences Conference
June 19-22, 2013
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Theme: Linking Rural and Urban Societies and Ecologies
The Tribal Renewable Energy and Energy  Efficiency Deployment Assistance program
Deadline: June 20, 2013
Provides support to install community-scale or facility-scale renewable energy or energy efficiency projects on Indian  lands.

The Second Chance Act Juvenile Reentry  Program
Deadline: June 17, 2013.
Supports the transition of incarcerated youth back into the community.

The Youth Violence Training and Technical  Assistance Program
Deadline: June 24, 2013.
For local health departments and their partners in high-risk communities to address high rates of youth violence.

Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival
June 22-23, 2013
Indianapolis, IN
An event not to miss. The best of the best are here.
"Pictures from an Expedition: Aesthetics of Cartographic
Exploration in the Americas
June 20-21, 2013
The Newberry Library, Chicago
To Honor, Protect and Defend the Salmon
June 21-23, 2013
Klamath, CA
Hosted by Yurok Tribal Wellness Court, Indigenous Youth Foundation Inc. and The International Indian Treaty Council
15th National Native American Youth Initiative
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.
3rd Annual THRIVE Conference
June 24-28, 2013
Portland State University, Portland, OR
Engages in activities that promote self esteem and positive behaviors in Native youth.
The Be Big Contest
Deadline: June 23
Helps bring a winning idea to life with the help of Scholastic, HandsOn Network and Clifford, the Big Red Dog!
NAME 2013 Summer Institute
June 24-26, 2013
Northern Illinois University,
DeKalb, Illinois
Theme is Addressing the Demographic Imperative: Recruiting and Preparing a Diverse and Highly Effective Teaching Force
International Conference of Traditional Native Games
June 26 - 27, 2013
Salish Kootenai College, Pablo MT
Reviews game's significance in cultural history and the importance of restoring the games for today's youth and family
NCAI Policy Research Center's Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum
June 26, 2013
Reno, Nevada
Subject: Planning for Change in Native Communities: Using Research to Understand Economic, Civic, and Cultural Transformation
22nd Annual World History Association conference
June 26-29, 2012
Minneapolis, Minnesota
National Aboriginal Fashion Week
June 27-29 2013
Regina, Saskatchewan
Blends fashion and music from artists and designers from across Saskatchewan and Canada.
The Street Outreach Program
June 28, 2013
For street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth
2013 Espoma Environmental Stewardship Awards
Deadline: June 30 and July 31, 2013
Recognizes and rewards the efforts of gardeners working to protect and improve the environment.
6th Annual Jim Thorpe 5K Race
June 29, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
Supports and promotes American Indian running at all levels, from recreational to elite.
Great Lakes Cultural Camp
July, 2013
Ontario, Canada.
Specifically modeled for working with First Nation, Inuit, Metis children and youth.
GeoCorps American Indian Internships
Deadline:  July 2, 2013
Event Date: Fall/Winter 2013
Paid, geoscience positions on lands managed by the National Park Service
HMSA Foundation Grants
Deadline: July 1, 2013
Committed to improving the health of Hawaii's people by supporting community and statewide programs
Woodland Indian Art Show & Market
July 6 - 7, 2013
Oneida, Wisconsin
National Children & Youth Garden Symposium
July 11-13, 2013
Denver, Colorado
Native Americans of New England: A Historical Overview
July 7-26, 2013
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
A Summer Institute for K-12 teachers at the
The Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication 2013
Session I  July 10-12
Sample of SIIC  July 13
Session II  July 15-19
Session III  July 22-26
Portland, OR
Teach wisely, train effectively, manage thoughtfully
Native Horse Culture Clinic
July 15-17, 2013
Essex, Montana
Free Minds, Free People 2013
July 11-14, 2013
Chicago, IL
Brings together people in a movement to develop and promote education as a tool for liberation.
2013 National UNITY Conference
July 12-16
Woodland Hills, CA.
From United National Indian Tribal Youth
I'm Not Your Indian Anymore
Ends June 30, 2013
Minneapolis, MN
Photographic history of the American Indian Movement

Comm0nwealth Fund Grants
Deadline: Rolling
Helps improve access/quality/efficiency of the health care system for low-income, minorities, children, elderly and others.
List of Tribal Colleges How Can I Get an Indian Scholarship? Test Prep Preview
Free online practice tests.
Paying For College:
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national Indian education association  Scholarship listings YOUTH EMPLOYMENT INVENTORY
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Guide to Native American Studies Programs

Center for Native American Youth from the Aspen Institute

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