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Youth and Education News
June 2013

"Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian."
Robert Orben

VOTE to Send Navajo Code Talker David Patterson to MLB All-Star Game
Deadline: June 30, 2013
Click the LA Dodgers icon to vote
International Day of Worlds' Indigenous Peoples
August 9, 2013
Declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations
Vote for your Favorite 8th Wonder Of The World
Deadline: September 30, 2013
Native mound sites include: Newark Earthworks(OH) Cahokia  Mounds (IL)  Illinois Rock Eagle Mound (GA)
National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program
Nomination Deadline: June 16, 2013
This year-long Ambassadorship helps youth, ages 16-22, combat critical issues facing young people today.
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
Native Tee Program
June 19 and 26
July 3,10, 17 and 24.
Cherokee Trails Golf Course, Tahlequah OK
Free lessons for Cherokee youth, ages 6-16, who want to learn the basic principles and
techniques of golf
Pictures from an Expedition: Aesthetics of Cartographic
Exploration in the Americas
June 20-21, 2013
The Newberry Library, Chicago
National Aboriginal Day
June 21, 2013
Women of Worth
Nomination Deadline: June 21, 2013
Celebrates everyday women who follow their true passion by volunteering to make a difference in the world
AAIP Poster Competition
Deadline: June 21, 2013
For undergraduate'grad students researching AI/AN health issues.
Longest Day of Play
June 21, 2013
Get active and play on the Longest Day of Play!
1st annual Aboriginal Day of Wellness
June 21, 2013
Community and regional events aimed to honour our active spirits.
YOUth in the Driver Seat Grants
Deadline: June 23
For extended projects that encourage safe driving habits, community service, and student achievement.
International Olympic Day
June 23, 2013
Celebrate the birth of the Modern Olympic Games.
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
Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival
June 22-23, 2013
An event not to miss. The best of the best are here.
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.
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!
2013 NCAI Mid Year Conference
Date: June 24, 2013 - Juan 27, 2013
Where: Reno, NV
THRIVE Conference
June 24 to June 28,
Portland State University, Oregon
Native youth, ages 13-19 attend workshops and activities in art, digital storytelling, film production, and song writing and production.
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
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
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series
All webinars are  1:00 2:30 PM EST
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
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
22nd Annual World History Association conference
June 26-29, 2012
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Charlton Oral History Research Grant
Deadline: June 26, 2013
For individuals/scholars with training and experience in oral history research who are conducting oral history interviews
Vote online for Aboriginal Youth video
Deadline: June 27, 2013
The winner will attend the  2013 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto for a screening of their his/her film.
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
42nd AAIP Annual Meeting &Health Conference
July 29-August 4, 2013
Santa Clara, California
Motivates AI/AN students to remain in the academic pipeline and pursue careers in the health professions and/or biomedical research.
6th Annual Jim Thorpe 5K Race
June 29, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
Supports and promotes American Indian running at all levels, from recreational to elite.
2013 National Service Impact Awards
Nomination deadline: June 30, 2013
For those in national and community service in the key issue areas of the Serve America Act and disaster services.
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.
Great Lakes Cultural Camp
July, 2013
Ontario, Canada.
Specifically modeled for working with First Nation, Inuit, Metis children and youth.
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
Deadline: July 1, 2013
For projects that improve the experiences of students transitioning into and through higher education
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
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 Tom's of Maine 50 States for Good initiative
Deadline: July 8, 2013
Supports grassroots  organizations throughout the country working to do good in their communities.
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
National Children & Youth Garden Symposium
July 11-13, 2013
Denver, Colorado
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.
National Youth Leadership Training
(two separate sessions:)
July 12-19, 2013
July 21-28, 2013
Sandstone, MN
Powering the next generation of leaders
2013 National UNITY Conference
July 12-16
Woodland Hills, CA.
From United National Indian Tribal Youth
Native Horse Culture Clinic
July 15-17, 2013
Essex, Montana
Native Asset Building Initiative
Deadline: July 15, 2013
For efforts that promote economic and social self-sufficiency for AI/AN/NH/NAPI
SEEDS program
Deadline: July 15, 2013.
Supports economic development in Native American communities
Developing Classroom Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages
July 15-19, 2013
Minneapolis, MN
Practical tools and hands-on experience in developing a wide range of materials to fit the needs of LCTL students
Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency Grants
Deadline: July 17
Supports organizations that increase the scale, visibility, and impact of Global Youth Service Day by leading activities in their city, region, and/or state.
Native American Basketball Invitational
July 17-21, 2013
Phoenix, AZ
The first all Native American tournament sanctioned by the NCAA.
For All My Relations: A Conference for Indian Families
July 18-20, 2013
Anaheim, California
Create strong foundations for our families and tribal governments
The Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes
Deadline: July 19, 2013.
Supports development/implementation of hazardous waste programs and capacity building t in Indian Country.
Cultural Survival Bazaar - Summer Schedule 2013
July 20-21, 2013
Falmouth, MA
The Native American Business Institute
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 Power of Resilience: Navigating Diverse Cultures in Times of Change
July 22-24, 2013
Reed College, Portland, OR
Anishinaabe Family Language & Culture Camp
July 26-28, 2013
Manistee MI
Without the Language, the Heart of the People, a Nation Vanishes...
Cultural Survival Bazaar
July 27-28, 2013
Tiverton, RI
Headwaters Foundation Native American Social Justice Grants
Deadline: August 1, 2013
For Native programs that address issues of racial, social, economic, and environmental justice
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children
Deadline: August 1, 2013
Support initiatives that  provide dental care to underserved/limited access children.
Community Stories
Deadline: Deadline: August 1, 2013
Supports story-based public humanities projects that collect, preserve, interpret, and share the stories of California communities, past and present.
Nomination deadline: August 2, 2013
Recognizes 40 emerging American Indian leaders under age 40 who have made significant contributions in Indian country.

People, Places, and Policy
August 2-4, 2013
Providence, RI 02903
Mertz  Gilmore Foundation: Climate Change Solutions
Deadline:  August 5, 2013
Supports local/national climate movement, grassroots engagement, and models  for large metropolitan initiatives elsewhere
Home Depot Community  Impact Grants Program
Deadline: August 13, 2013
Supports organizations, schools, and groups who use volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities.
The Open Meadows Foundation Grants
Deadline: August 15, 2013
For projects designed and implemented by women and girls, )
TBA: National Youth Leadership Training 2013
Powering the next generation of leaders
Free Seeds from Hart Seed Company
Seeds to organizations such as schools for just the cost of shipping &handling.

The World We Want Foundation
Deadline: Rolling
Supports Young Global Citizens making positive social change in their communities and around the world.   
Native Voices Rising
New grants program to support positive social change in Native Communities
 Native Village Opportunities Archives
List of Tribal Colleges How Can I Get an Indian Scholarship? Test Prep Preview
Free online practice tests.
Paying For College:
Native American version for high school students
national Indian education association  Scholarship listings YOUTH EMPLOYMENT INVENTORY
Search for jobs across the world!
Guide to Native American Studies Programs

Center for Native American Youth from the Aspen Institute

Tribal Grants Information
Foundation Funding for Native American Issues and Peoples AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE CENTER   Minority and Diversity Opportunities
Tribal Information from the Aspen Institute Scholarship Listings
A long list of scholarships from individual tribes.
USA Jobs
Catching the Dream
Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund"

How to Spot a
Scholarship Scam

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