Native Village 
Youth and Education News
July 2013

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

Up Heartbreak Hill
Deadline: August 31, 2013
This PBS documentary is free for online viewing this August
Tribal Energy Program
Deadline: Varies
Provides financial and technical assistance to tribes through government-to-government partnerships.
American Indian Movement-West Mascot/Logo Protest
Friday, August 16, 2013
Oakland, CA
Join AIM-WEST to protest discriminatory logos and names at the Oakland A's/ Cleveland Indians baseball game.
Comment requests for Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Deadline: Sept. 9, 2013
Submit comments on SIPI for accreditation by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Call To Artists for the NMAI Art Market
Deadline: September 6, 2013
December 7 &8, 2013
Washington, D.C. & New York City
Libri Foundation: Books for Children
Deadline: August 15, 2013.
Donates new, quality, hardcover children's books for small, rural, public libraries across the country.
10th Annual Basketweavers Gathering.
Aug. 17-18
Tahoe City , CA
American Indian basketweavers across the west gather to weave and sell their baskets.
The 2013 International Children's Games
August 14-19, 2013
Windsor-Essex, Ontario
Since 1968, over 37,000 athletes from over 86 countries and 411 cities have participated.
Great Lakes Dead Zones: Green Bay
Thursday, August 15
1 - 2 p.m. EST
Free webinar
Native Nation Rebuilders Program
Deadline: August 15, 2013
Strengthens leadership and nation-building skills among emerging and existing leaders
Head Start Grants
Deadline:  August 19, October 21 or October 22, 2013 according to location
Legacy Interactive Contest
Deadline: August 23, 2013
If you had $1,000 for a project about our legacy, what would you do?
First Nations Development Institute FREE Webinars
August 21, 2013:
Smooth Grant Submissions - Focus Area: Grants Education
August 28, 2013:
Introduction to the Business Plan - Focus Area: Tribal Government
Avon Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP)
Deadline: August 23, 2013
Links medically underserved women to breast health education and screening services.
Native Youth Summit
August 23—26, 2013
Traverse City, Michigan
From the National Indian Health Board
indigiFLIX 2013  Regent Park Film Festival       
August 23, 2013
Toronto, Ontario
Free outdoor screening of ELIJAH, starring Billy Merasty and produced by Lisa Meeches
Purdue AISES GeoScience Day
August 24, 2013
Purdue University, Indiana
Introduces Native American high school students to geosciences.
NIHB 30th Consumer Conference
August 26-29, 2013
Traverse City, MI
From the National Indian Health Board: Transforming Tribal Health with Tradition and Change
The Open Meadows Foundation Grants
Deadline: August 15, 2013
For projects designed and implemented by women and girls,
Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations
Ends: August 22, 2013
Bemidji State University, MN
Photo exhibit explores the relationship between Native Americans and both the federal and state government
The Border Community Capital Initiative
Deadline: August 26, 2013.
Supports Indian tribes serving colonias along the U.S./Mexico border.
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series
All webinars are  1:00 2:30 PM EST
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
Competitive Abstinence Education Grant Program
Deadline: August 29, 2013
Support projects designed to promote abstinence education.
American Indian Business Scholarship Program
Deadline: September 9, 2013
For college juniors, seniors, and grad students
Bridging Cultures at community Colleges Grants
Deadline: August 27, 2013
To strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at community colleges and/or their systems.
Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund
Deadline: August 28, 2013
For restoring or protecting salmon or steelhead habitat and populations for  subsistence fishing
Outside Looking In
Deadline: August 30, 2013
Open to ALL First Nations, Metis, Inuit Communities, Organizations and Friendship Centres.
ROOM TO RUN Dog Park Appreciation Project
Deadline: August 31, 2013
To enhance public dog parks and off-leash areas across the United States.
The Hardwood Forestry Fund
Deadline: August  31, 2013.
Supports projects for the planting and/or management of commercial hardwood species, such cherry, oak, maple, and walnut.
Patagonia  Environmental Grants Program
Deadline: August 31. 2013
Supports grassroots organizations with multi-pronged campaigns to protect the environment.
Great Lakes Alliance’s Adopt-a-Beach™
September, 2013
Great Lakes States
Join thousands of volunteers across the Greats Lakes as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. Last year, 6,500 volunteers removed 17,712 pounds of debris
ABC Summer of Service Awards
Deadline: September 1, 2013
Recognizes young people creating positive change through volunteering and service.
The Hawaii People's Fund Grants
Deadline: September 1,  2013
Supports cultural activism, human/civil rights, environmental /economic justice, youth organizing, indigenous rights, and more.
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Deadline: September 1, 2013
Fosters innovative artistic expression and the creative process by supporting cultural organizations.
Mountaineers Foundation Funding for Pacific Northwest Wilderness
Deadline: September 1, 2013
Grants for short-term projects that promote the study and conservation of the mountains, forests, and streams of the Pacific Northwest.
Extraordinary Ordinary People: Masters of Traditional Arts
September 3 - December 21, 2013
Michigan State University, East Lansing
Artworks by NEA National Heritage Fellows, and HD videos, photos, and
interactive media
National Liberty Museum Caretoons Contest
Deadline: September 2, 2013
For youth and adults, an international cartoon contest. This year's theme is "Building Bridges"
Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral  Health Foundation
Deadline: September  3, 2013.
Grants to make dental care accessible or advance dental education/research to help indigent or underserved populations.
National Suicide Prevention Week
September 9-15, 2013
Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas
Deadline: September 9, 2013
The North American Partnership  or Environmental Community Action
Deadline: September 10, 2013
Empowers and builds the capacity of local peoples and  organizations to improve their health and environmental quality.
Indian Housing Training Conference
September 10 - 13, 2013
Tulsa, Oklahoma


Remembering in a Globalizing World: The Play and Interplay of Tourism, Memory,
and Place
September 8, 2014
Examines the ways in which memory is appropriated in tourism, both at the
individual and collective level.
Native Voices at the Autry Call for Scripts
Deadline: September 9, 2013
To develop a full length state play Native American, Alaska Native, Pacific Island, and First Nations artists
Waterways: The Ethnohistories of People and Water"
September 11-15, 2013
New Orleans, LA
From the 2013 American Society for Ethnohistory
Water Sustainability and Climate Grant
Deadline: September 10, 2013
To enhance understanding and predict interactions between water systems and land use, environment, ecosystems, and more.
Compassion Games
September 11-21, 2013
Perform random acts of compassion for people you know, new friends, the earth, or just yourself.
10th Annual Sturgeon Release
September 14, 2013
Manistee, Mi
The Little River Band of Ottawa are bringing the sturgeon and Manistee River back together.
11th Biennial Language Is Life Gathering
September 13-15, 2013
Marin Headlands, CA
Share and learn about Native language revitalization and revival. h
Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network Call for Proposals
Deadline:  September 13, 2013
Funds  fund high-quality, policy-relevant, community driven research projects.
The Economic Development Assistance  Program
Deadline: September 13, 2013
Fosters job creation and attracts private investment to support development in economically distressed rural and urban areas.
The Documenting Endangered Languages Program
Deadline: September 15, 2013
Supports projects that develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages.


Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
Deadline: September 25, 2013 - Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions
Deadline: September 27, 2013 - Targeted STEM Infusion Projects
Deadline: December 9, 2013 - Catalyzing Opportunities in Research and Education
Accepted Anytime - Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education
Aetna Foundation Regional Grants Program
Deadline:  September 15, 2013.
For NPS programs serving at-risk, underserved, or minority populations, the grant focus is Healthy Food Choices and Healthy Activity


2013 Free Gradfairs
For potential grad students to learn about, and meet reps from, hundreds of grad schools with programs focused on the public good.
New York -
September 16
Philadelphia -
September 23
Boston -
September 25
Baltimore -
September 30
Washington DC -
October 1
Ann Arbor -
October 3
Minneapolis -
October 7
Chicago -
October 8
Miami (Coral Gables) -
October 15
Houston -
October 17
Austin -
October 22
Atlanta -
October 23
Charlotte -
October 24
Seattle -
October 28
Portland -
October 29
Denver -
November 4
San Francisco - November 6
Los Angeles -
November 7
Potawatomi Trail of Death Commemorative Caravan
Sept. 23-28, 2013
Sept. 23 -Plymouth to Lafayette, IN
Sept. 24 - Lafayette, IN to Decatur, IL
Sept. 25 - Decatur to Quincy, IL
Sept. 26 - Quincy, IL to Moberly, MO
Sept. 27 - Moberly, MO to Independence, M
Sept. 28 - Independence, MO to Osawatomi, Kansas
Sept. 29 - Sugar Creek Mission, Linn County KS
 Commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Potawatomi's 1838 Trail of Death.
Protecting Cultural Collections:
Part 1: Prevention & Preparedness
September 17, 2013, Pleasant Hill, CA
September 18, 2013 – Petaluma, CA
October 2, 2013 – Lancaster, CA
Part 2: Response &Recovery
November 6, 2013 – Lancaster, CA
November 12, 2013, Pleasant Hill, CA
November 13, 2013 – Petaluma, CA
Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response &Recovery


The Pollination Project
Deadline: September 22, 2013
Supports educators committed to bringing forward a just, peaceful, and healthy world every day of the year.
Educating for a Just, Peaceful & Sustainable Future
September 21, 2013
New York City, NY
Keynote speakers include Dr. Jane Goodall, Arun Gandhi, and Zoe Weil.
Aboriginal Perspectives on Child and Youth Mental Health
September 25-27, 2013
Ottawa, ON
training and development for service providers working with Aboriginal communities of all ages
The Arts and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Modern Africa International Arts Conference
September 25 - 27 2013
Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series
All webinars are  1:00 2:30 PM EST
September 25, 2013: Tribal and Utility Partnership Opportunities
October 30, 2013: Renewable Energy Case Studies: Tribal and Developer Perspectives
Traces of Early America
September 26 to 28, 2013
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1619: Making of America Conference
September 26-27, 2013
Native Voices First Look Series: Plays in Progress
September 26: Stand-Off at HWY #37 by Vickie Ramirez (Tuscarora)
October 24: Measure for Measure: An Indian Boarding School Comedy
by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)
Los Angeles, CA
FREE staged readings of plays exploring legal issues facing  Native Americans in the past and present.
46th Annual Native American Day
September 27, 2013
Sacramento, California
Repression, Rebellion, and Representation: Cultural Challenges in New England and Beyond
Sept 27 - 28, 2013
Mashantucket, Connecticut

Project Learning Tree GreenWorks
Deadline: September 30, 2013
For school/community native plant garden, forest improvement, streamside restoration, recycling, and energy conservation
September 28, 2013
Albany, NY
Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth
Deadline: September 30, 2103
Vancouver, BC
Features Aboriginal youth telling their own stories through a variety of art forms.
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples  
February 1, June 1, and October 1, annually
Dedicated to promoting and  maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples and the sovereignty of tribal  Nations.
Kids in Need Foundation 
Deadline: September 30, 2023
Supports teachers who have innovative, meritorious ideas but lack the budget to bring  them to life.
Cal Humanities Invites Applications for California Documentary Project
Deadline: October 1, 2013
For documentary film, radio, and new media productions about CA cultures, peoples, and histories....
2013 Unity Conference
October 3-6, 2013
San Diego CA
Theme: "Advancing Equity, Building Success"
Tree Research Grant Programs
Deadline: October 1, 2013
For arboriculture and urban forestry research projects anywhere in the world...
Association for the Preservation of Artifacts & Landscapes Conference
October 9 -12, 2013
Utica, NY
Theme: The Mohawk Valley - New England Extended: Landscapes of Cultural and Economic Change & Diversity
18th Annual First Nations L.E.A.D. Institute Conference
October 3-4, 2013
Pre-conference sessions October 1-2
Prior Lake, Minnesota,
For those involved in Native American NPOs, tribal agencies, or business or economic development.
Second Continental Summit of Indigenous Communication on Abya Yala
October 7-12, 2013
Tlahuitoltepec, Mixes, Oaxaca, Mexico.
To strengthen and empower communications among the Indigenous Peoples of Earth.
Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Grants (R01)
Deadline: October 5, 2013
A Call To Culturally Responsive Teaching
October 11-12, 2013
Portland, Oregon
To discuss, share and celebrate culturally effective methods for teaching all students
42nd Annual NAAEE Conference
October 9-12, 2013,
Baltimore, MD
Celebrating the Power of Environmental Education
Collisions and Encounters: Migrations in a Global Perspective,15th Century to the Present
October 11-12, 2013
Grand Rapids Michigan
Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund
Deadline: October 15, 2013
Funds for projects that use native plants to develop an appreciation for nature among students.
Native Village Opportunities Archives
List of Tribal Colleges  Guide to Native American Studies Programs How Can I Get an Indian Scholarship?
Paying For College:
Native American version for high school students
Tribal Grants Information Tribal Information from the Aspen Institute
Test Prep Preview
Free online practice tests.
national Indian education association  Scholarship listings YOUTH EMPLOYMENT INVENTORY
Search for jobs across the world!
 Free Online College Courses and Classes

USA Jobs

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

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