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Youth and Education News
January, 2014

"Native Americans in the house, we're gonna party like it's 1491!"
Mark Yaffee, Navajo Comedian

Deadline: February 1, 2014
Submit a recording for nomination consideration for the 15th Annual Native American Music Awards

LEGO: Children's Fund Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2014
For programs that focus on ECE; technology and communication projects; or sport or athletic programs that concentrate on underserved youth

  17th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2014
Event Date: April 26-27, 2014
University of California, Santa Barbara
Discussion of theoretical, descriptive, and practical studies of the indigenous languages of the Americas.
SAR Native Artist Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Native artists of all media to apply to a Native Artist Fellowship program

Gates Millennium Scholars Program 2014
Deadline:  January 15, 2014
Helps outstanding minority students complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest

Tribal Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations
Deadline: February 10, 2013
Pine Ridge and Makah Reservations
for Landowners with Interests at Pine Ridge, Makah Reservations

Winona LaDuke: The Ride for Mother Earth
Friday, Jan 17, 2014
Michigan State University, East Lansing

Jan. 15 – Sallisaw, OK
Jan. 16 –  Muskogee, OK
Jan. 21 – Vinita, OK
Jan. 23 –  OK
Jan. 29 –  Jay, OK
Jan. 30 – Stilwell, OK
Feb. 6 – Nowata, OK
Feb. 7 –  Salina, OK
Feb. 13 –  Bartlesville, OK
Eligible Native veterans can enroll for VA benefits and get treatment from Cherokee Nation Health Services.

2014 Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grants 
Deadline: January 17, 2014
To engage youth on the topics of nutrition, peace studies, social development, and environmental stewardship, using gardening as a catalyst.

Who Decides You're Real? Fixing the Federal Recognition Process
January 16-17, 2014
Arizona State University, Tempe

The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 17. 2015
Supports Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.

201st Commemoration of the Battles of the River Raisin
January 18, 2014
Monroe, MI
Demonstrations, activities, speakers

C-SPAN StudentCam
Deadline: January 20, 2014
For students in grades 6-12, to make a video themed "What's the most important issue the U.S. Congress should consider in 2014?"

National Forest Foundation: Wilderness Stewardship Challenge
Deadline: January 22, 201
For on-the-ground conservation projects that directly benefit Wilderness Areas within the National Forest System.

Indianer Inuit: The North America Film Festival
January 23- 26, 2014
Stuttgart, Germany
Patrons include the American Indian Film Institute and Festival (U.S.), the Dreamspeakers International Aboriginal Film Festival (Canada),and UNICEF
Walking With Our Sisters
Submission Deadline: January 24, 2014
30+ cities, Canada and U.S., 2013-2020
1,726 pairs of moccasin vamps (tops) to commemorate Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada and the U.S.

Nursing Workforce Diversity Program 
Deadline: January 24, 2014.
Funds to increase nursing education opportunities for racial and ethnic minorities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

American Indian Josefina Day
January 25, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
Games and activities inspired by the New Mexican culture of the American girl doll, Josefina.


Shadow Nations: Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism
January 23, 2014
Michigan State University, East Lansing

2014 Unity Golf Classic
January 24, 2014
Maricopa, AZ

Teach For America,
Deadline: January 24, 2014
 Commit two years teaching in low-income communities and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity.

UCLA Indian Law and Order Commission Report Conference
Jan. 24, 2014
UCLA, California
A roadmap for making Native America safer.

NAP Research and Philanthropy in Indian Country
January 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM 'EST
FREE webinar: information and discussion around three reports NAP has recently partnered on

AAIP 2014 Pre-Admission Workshop
Deadline: January 24, 2014
Event Date: April 10-12, 2014
University of Utah, Salt Lake City
For American Indian/Alaska Native undergrad/graduate students interested in pursuing a career in  health or medicine.

Gun Lake Snowsnake Games
January 25, 2014
Camp Jijak, Hopkins, Michigan.
Hosted by the Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi Indians and the Great Lakes Lifeways Institute

Winter Games: A Family Event
January 25-26, 2014
NMAI, Washington,DC
Join the National Museum of the American Indian in a family celebration of winter games.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs
Deadline: January 24, 2014
Seeking participants who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State
Reflections on the Changes in Indian Law and Indian Reservations from 1969 to the Present
January 31, 2014
Arizona State University, Tempe
Open and free to the public: a lecture by Reid Peyton Chambers
I Am Indian Country
Deadline: January 31, 2014
Contest + eBook project for Native youth to express themselves using a medium of their choice
New Big Read Grants
Deadline: January 28, 2014
To develop community-wide reading programs between September 2014 and June 2015
The State of Ohio War of 1812
Deadline: January 31, 2014
Students in grades 7-12 can submit original research projects on several topics, including Native Americans involvement.

Udall Native American Congressional Scholarship
Deadline:  January 31, 2014
Washington, D.C.
For NA/AN college juniors or seniors  to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country

Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants
Deadline: January 31
For youth to lead projects focused on ending childhood hunger in their communities. 
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.

The Captain Planet Foundation
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Funds projects that encourage youth to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.

Innovative Reading Projects Grant
Deadline: February 1, 2014
Supports programs for children that motivate and encourage reading, especially among struggling readers.

Confluence Fund
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2014
Supports conservation solutions to preserve wild landscapes in the Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) region.

Aboriginal Component of Telefilm’s Micro-Budget Production Program
Deadline: February 3, 2014
 For Canadian Aboriginal talent to produce and promote their first feature-length film

Fatherhood Is Sacred and Motherhood Is Sacred Facilitator Certification Training
February 4,  2014
Mesa, AZ
Sponsored by the Native American Fatherhood & Families Association

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Program
Deadline: February 4, 2014
Helps high-achieving, low-income students reach their full potential through education.

Bonnie Plants: 3rd Grade Cabbage Program
Deadline: February 1, 2014
Delivers free cabbage plants for students to enjoy a hands-on gardening experience.

2014 Sundance Film Festival Native Lab Fellowship
Deadline: February 3, 2014
Submit a proposal for an original narrative, documentary short or feature length film

NALSA Conference on Contemporary Issues in Indian Law
Feb. 7, 2014
Stanford University, CA

Climate Reality Leadership Corps 
Deadline: February 7, 2014
Event Date: March 12-14, 20114
Johannesburg, South Africa
Learn about climate change, how to talk to people about it affects, and what can be done to solve it.
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Award
Deadline: Feb 10, 2014
Conference Date: April 30-May 3, 2014
Chicago, IL
For partnerships striving to overcome the root causes of health, social, environmental and economic inequalities.

2014 “National American Indian Virtual Science and Energy Fair
Submission deadline: February 10, 2014
Upload deadline:  March 28, 2014.
From (AISES) American Indian Science and Engineering Society

2014 Tribal College Journal Creative Writing Contest: 
Deadline: February 14, 2014
Open to ALL tribal college students currently enrolled at an AIHEC-member school

2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator Program
Deadline: February 14, 2014
Virtual trainings, exclusive resources, national recognition and membership in a professional learning community.

FRED Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 14, 2014
For students from rural areas interested in returning to careers in rural areas after completing a degree program.

Paul E. Buchanan Award
Deadline: February 15. 2014
Recognizes contributions to the study/preservation of vernacular architecture and the cultural landscape that do not take the form of books or published work.

Washington Internships for Native Students
Event date: Summer 2014
Priority Deadline: February 15, 2014
Final Deadline: March 1, 2014
Washington DC
For AI/AN/NH undergraduate/ graduate students to build leadership skills while living, studying and interning in Washington DC.
Seeking Scripts: "The American Indian Boarding School"
Full-length, one-act, or radio plays: Deadline February 15, 2014
Short Plays: Deadline March 15, 2014
Seeking scripts that address the American Indian boarding school system and surrounding issues

Native American Artists Fellowships
Deadline: February 15, 2014
Supports the development of artists with the potential for intercultural dialogue.

Bezos Scholars Program
Deadline: February 18, 2014
Seeks students who are independent thinkers, demonstrated leaders, and engaged community members.
2nd Annual National Aboriginal Physical Activity Conference
February 19 - 22, 2014
Kingston, ON
Canada's largest conference on physical activity for First Nations, Métis and Inuit people,

Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development
February 18, 2014
For projects that promote the processing, use or development of energy and mineral resources on Indian lands.

Alaska Native Art Auction
February 20, 2014
Anchorage, AK
Benefiting the Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
3rd Annual AISES Leadership Summit
February 20-23, 2014
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

World Championship Hoop Dance
Feb 28,
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Lemelson-MIT Program: InvenTeam Initiative
Deadline: February 28, 2014
For teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors who invent technological solutions to real-world problems.
Healthy and Sustainable School Food Journalism Competition
Deadline: February 28, 2014
For students ages 13 -18, submit an article about your school, healthy, sustainable food, climate change; and promoting environmental education.

NW Native Art Show
Application Deadline: February 28, 2014
July 19-20, 2014
Portland, OR
 Donating part of the proceeds to the NICWA.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2014
Program Dates: July 6-25, 2014
George Washington University, Washington DC
For NA,AN, NH junior and senior high school students to learn about intergovernmental relations between tribal governments and the federal government.
Terra Foundation for American Art 
Deadline: March 3, 2014
Supports exhibitions that enlarge the understanding and appreciation of historical American art from 1500- 1980.

Fatherhood Is Sacred and Motherhood Is Sacred Facilitator Certification Training
March 4, 2014
Mesa, AZ
Sponsored by the Native American Fatherhood & Families Association

Missouri Valley History Conference
March 6-8, 2014
Omaha, Nebraska
The theme for 2014 is Indigenous Peoples: Cultures, Adaptations, and Survival.
Vision Maker Public Media Content Fund
Deadline: March 14, 2014
Supports Native themed projects with significant Native involvement that benefits the public media community.

The Glaser Progress Foundation 
Deadline: Ongoing
Focuses on four program areas -- Measuring Progress, Animal Advocacy, Independent Media and Global HIV/AIDS -- to build a more just, sustainable and humane world.

2014 Tribal College Journal Art/Photography Art Contest
Deadline: April 18, 2014
Open to ALL tribal college students currently enrolled at an AIHEC-member school
  RBC Learn to Play Project
Grants to support building the physical literacy of Canada’s kids and youth.


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