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October, 2014

  “If we must die, we die defending our rights. I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man of my tribe to surrender my rifle.”  Sitting Bull, Hunkapapa Lakota

Listen and Vote Now!

15th Annual Native American Music Awards
November 14, 2014
Niagara Falls, NY
Streaming Live and televised

November 15, 2014
Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Aboriginal/First Nations, Indigenous Peoples & friends:Wear moccasins to school, to work or wherever your day takes you!!!

Change the Columbus Day Holiday to Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Deadline: November 8, 2014
Sign the White House Petition to change the Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Rock Your Mocs Photo Contest!
Deadline: November 15- 22, 2014
Take a photo of yourself or a group and enter to win!

Indian Education & Technology in Indian Education
October 15, 2014
Anchorage, AL

Map Your Indigenous Community Month 
October 2014
A chance for indigenous peoples to take ownership of how their communities are represented on Google Maps, Google Earth and Google Maps for Mobile.

Casting Call for Native Americans for HBO Miniseries
October 16, 2014: Calgary, AB
Oct. 18 - 19, 2014: Lethbridge, AB
October 23, 2014: Idaho Falls, ID
October 24-26, 2014: Fort Hall, ID
October 29-30, 2014: Wind River, WY
November 1, 2014: Spokane, WA
November 2-3, 2014: Lapwai, ID
November 5, 2014: Missoula, MT
November 8-10, 2014: Browning MT
Casting for roles of Sacagawea, Native speakers of all ages, male horseback riders.

2014 SACNAS National Conference
October 16-18, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Brings together students and science professionals of color and their allies for science, mentoring, networking, and professional development

RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing grants
Deadline: October 15, 2014
Provides space for victims in domestic violence merge shelters to house their pets.

NIEA 2014 Conference
October 15-19, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska


Teachers Against Prejudice 2014 Art Contest
Deadline: October 15, 2014
Open to all students in grades 1-4. This year's theme: "Living Together in Peace"
Media for a Just Society Awards
October 15, 2014
San Francisco
Honoring journalists, filmmakers, and writers whose work furthers public understanding of adult and youth justice, child welfare, and adult protection issues.

Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund
Deadline: October 15, 2014
For projects that emphasize the involvement of students and volunteers in all phases of development.

California Documentary Project Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2014
For projects that will enhance an understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories.
Ben & Jerry's Social and Environmental Justice Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2014
For groups working to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just-food systems.
The iakwé:iahre Colloquium
October 16 – 18, 2014
Kanien’ke:haka, Ontario
Focuses on an active and collaborative act of remembering as applied to the contemporary idea of an archive from an Indigenous perspective
Did You Know They're Native IV?
Mitchell Museum, Evanston IL
The fourth and latest installment of this very popular biography exhibit features Tim Giago, Louise Erdrich, Black Hawk, Crazy Horse, and more.

World Food Day
October 16, 2014
1 out or 2 Native American Children will develop Type 2 diabetes in their lifetime.

California Indian Law Association 14h Annual Conference
October 16-17, 2014
Temecula, Calif.

2014 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill
October 16, 2014
Helps people prepare prepared for major earthquakes, and practice how to protect themselves when it happens.

Generation No Kid Hungry Art and Writing Contest
Deadline: October 17, 2014
Challenges students to take action against childhood hunger by entering an  our art and writing contest.

The Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
Deadline: October 17, 2014
Funds to enhance and expand digital data documenting biological and paleontological collections and to improve access to digitized collections
YoungArts Foundation 2015 Young Artists Prize
Deadline: October 17, 2014
Provides emerging artists (age 15-18 or grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors,  scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities
Procopio’s 2015 Native American Internship Program
Deadline: October 17, 2014
For a Native law student or law student emphasizing Native American Law, to gain hands-on experience with everyday legal issues facing Native American communities
Teaching for Social Justice Conference
Oct. 18, 2014
Portland, OR
NIEA College Visit Day
October 18, 2014
Anchorage, AL
Seeds and Cultures Conference
Oct. 18, 2014
Woodland Community College, California
Encourage families and youth to engage with cultural healthy food and sustainable practices in their home, school, college, or community gardens
Take a Pic with your Rez Ride
Deadline: October 20, 2014
It’s Teen Driver Safety Month. Take a pic of your rez ride and share what you and your friends do to ride safe.
American Indian College Fund 25th Anniversary
October 20, 2014
New York City
Dreamcatcher Aboriginal Youth Conference
October 18, 2014
Edmonton, Alberta
The Dreamcatcher conference’s message is of self-empowerment – Dream, Learn, Achieve.

American Indian College Fund 25th Anniversary
October 20, 2014
New York City

Native American Fatherhood and Families Association Training
October 21-23 , 2014
Mesa, AZ
Theme: Fatherhood Is Sacred and Motherhood Is Sacred Training
Champions for Change: Indigenous Education Conference
October 21-22, 2014
Ohsweken, Ontario
American Indian Movement National Meeting
October 22, 2014
Green Bay, WI
Dennis Banks calls on all AIM Members -- past, present and future generations -- to help rejuvenate and reinvigorate the American Indian Movement.
The Devastating Effects Boarding School Experiences On Native Americans
October 22-25, 2014 
Oneida, Wisconsin
Native judges will hear witness testimony of abuse and mistreatment at gov't and religious boarding schools, then issue an executive summary to be shared with Native communities. 
To offer witness testimony and/or attend this free event, register here:
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
October 22-26, 2014
Toronto, Ontario
international showcase for Indigenous film, video, radio, new media, and installation art.
Platinum and Palladium Photographs
October 22-23, 2014
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.,
Live Webcast
Tribal Nations Conference Youth Ambassador
Deadline: October 23, 2014
Nominate a  high school youth ambassador from your tribe to attend the White House Tribal Nations Conference
The Media-Smart Youth Teen Leaders Program
Deadline: October 24, 2014
For youth, ages 15 to 20,  who are interested in bringing the Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active! ® program to their community.
Anishinaabemowin Language Symposium
October 26, 2014
Sudbury, Ontario
Teaching resources and approaches for bi-lingual and immersion classrooms.
School Environment Listening Tour for Native American Students
Oct. 26, 2014:  Lacrosse, Wisconsin
TBA: Seattle, WA;
TBA: Ann Arbor, MI;
TBA: Tulsa, OK;
TBA: Oklahoma City, OK;
TBA: Troy, New York;
TBA: Los Angeles, CA;
TBA: Anchorage, Alaska.
Gov't officials will listen to schools and communities share better ways to meet the unique educational and culturally-related academic needs of Native students.
NCAI 31st Annual Convention and Marketplace
October 26-31, 2014
Atlanta, GA
From the National Congress of American Indians
16th Canadian Conference on Drinking Water
October 26-29, 2014
Gatineau, QC
Food Labeling, Nutrition and Allergens
October 27, 2014
A FREE Native food and agricultural webinar
Fraud Affects Every Community
October 29, 2014
Washington DC
Live webcast available. Examine how fraud affects groups including older adults, veterans, low-income communities, Native Americans and more.
Black Ash Basket- EAB Conference 2014
October 30th, 2014
Lansing, MI
The Theme is "Sustaining Traditions"
Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow Contest 
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Grants for using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to help solve an environmental challenge in your local community,
Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant Program
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Grants to a K-12 school, or NPO working in partnership with a K-12 school, to support an edible garden on school grounds.
Griswold Cares Foundation
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Grants to NPOx working to enhance the quality of life for low-income seniors and adults with disabilities who choose to age in place.
Free Online Osage Language Classes
The online courses are self-paced and there is no time limit on how fast students must work. 
Hand Drum Contest
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Upload your hand drum video to win.

2013 AISES’ National Conference
October 31 – November 2, 2014
Denver, Colorado
The premier event for Native American STEM professionals and students

AGD Foundation Grant Program
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Supports efforts to provide access to quality oral healthcare for underserved populations.
LaDonna Harris: Indian 101
November, 2014
PBS Stations Nationwide
Produced by Johnny Depp, this film tells the story of LaDonna Harris, Comanche activist and vice-presidential nominee.

Reservation of My Mind
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
Submit your work about what it means to be in the reservation of your mind and/or emancipated from that selfsame reservation.

National Youth Technology Program
Deadline: November 1, 2014
Provides underserved teens, ages 13-18, from underrepresented communities with access to technology to build 21st century skills and bridge the digital divide.

 American Honda Foundation Grants
 February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 (annually)
Supports NPOs and educational institutions that address the areas of youth and scientific education

NAME's 24th Annual international Conference
November 4-9, 2014
Tucson, AZ
Hosted by the National Association for Multicultural Education.

Creative Therapy for Traumatized Children: The Moving Stories Play Therapy Method
Nov 5, 2014 1-2:30 PM EST
This free webinar is part of the AI/AN Behavioral Health Series

Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program
Deadline: November 4, 2014
Helps high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential through education

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Deadline: November 4, 2014
Nominate a student, grades 5-12, who have made a difference thru volunteering

Northwest Indian College Career Fair
November 5, 2014
Northwest Indian College, WA
Tribecca All Access Grants
Deadline: November 5, 2014
Seeks film submissions from filmmakers whose team includes someone from an underrepresented community  in the film industry.

Global Youth Forum 2014
November 5-9, 2014
Kansas City, MO
Offers the needed tools and inspiration to foster cross-cultural learning, develop leadership skills, connect with peers, and make a difference at the local and global levels.

Tribal Sovereignty: Examining the Concept of Self Governing American Indian Nations
November 5, 2014
Purdue, University, Indiana
How tribal sovereignty impacts individual nations and tribal survival and advancement

The Youth Leadership for Service-Learning Excellence Award
Deadline: November 7, 2014
recognizes service-learning programs and projects that demonstrate outstanding youth leadership.

Native American Fatherhood and Families Association Training
November 5-7 , 2014
Mesa, AZ

From Olympic Gold Medalist to Philanthropist: Traveling the Native Path with Billy Mills
November 6, 2014
West Lafayette, IN

The Service-Learning Practitioner Leadership Award
Deadline: November 7, 2014
recognizes those who have equipped young people to lead and serve, both through their direct work with youth and by nurturing other practitioners.

Volleyball Youth Camp
November 7, 2014
Pt. Alberni, Vancouver BC

Open to aboriginal youth

Native American Ancestry Days
November 7-8, 2014
Celebrating the release of the largest collection of Native American records on

The Service-Learning Practitioner Leadership Award
Deadline: November 7, 2014
Recognizes those who have equipped young people to lead and serve, both through their direct work with youth and by nurturing other practitioners.
UNITY Men's Basketball Tournament
November 8, 2014
Covelo, California
Hosted by the Round Valley UNITY Youth Council
Flintknapping For Adults
November 9, 2014
Allentown, PA
Make arrowheads from local stone—an ancient skill mastered by Native Americans thousands of years ago
NACA Annual Conference & Expo
November 10 – 13, 2014
Palm Springs, California
Sponsored by the Native American Contractors Association
College Ready Grants Program
Deadline: November 12, 2014
Funds programs for traditionally underserved students, grades 11-adult, to help them succeed in college-level math and English classes.

Artists Engaging in Social Change funding
Deadline: November 12, 2014
Supports artists projects that respond to community challenges or helps increase social engagement.

Gi-gikinomaage-min: Defend our History, Unlock your Spirit
Begins November 13, 2014
Grand Rapids, MI
Aims to create the first archival collection focused on the urban Native experience in West Michigan

Glittering World
Opens: November 13, 2014
NMAI, New York City, NY
The story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of New Mexico—one of the most celebrated jewelry making families of our time.
 AISES 2014 National Conference
Event Date: November 13-15, 2014
Orlando, Florida
Hosted by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
National Institute on Out-of-School Time Research Grants
Deadline: November 14, 2014
For projects, studies and practices that focus on language, literacy and the arts in OST settings

Sweet Water Water Quality Mini-Grant Program.
Deadline: November 14, 2014
 For projects or activities which help achieve healthy and sustainable water resources in the five watersheds of greater Milwaukee.

Wild Color
November 15, 2014
Allentown, PA
workshop on how to prepare native plants for natural dyes

Saturday, November 15, 2014 
Explore the new Nation to Nation exhibition and learn about classroom resources.

2014 National Breath of LIfe Archival Institute
Deadline: November 15, 2014
Event Date:June 1-12, 2015
Washington DC
Revitalizing endangered languages through archival access for native language activists and scholars to analyze documentation on their languages and cultures.

November 14-16, 2014
Eugene, Oregon

AZ Earn to Learn Program
A groundbreaking program that prepares high school students for college with financial education and matching funds.

California Wildlands Grassroots Fund
Deadline: November 15, 2014
Supports NPOs committed to conserving California's natural landscapes, ecosystems, plants, and wildlife.

In Your Face -- Youth Workers' Conference
November 15, 2014
New Westminister, BC
Tools, techniques and leadership skills to help youth address the issues that they face

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Internships and Fellowships
Deadline: November 17, 2014 for Spring Semester
Deadline: March 16, 2015 for Summer Semester
For those with specific interests in Indian education, economic development, land management, federal trust, healthcare, housing, and more.

Native American Fatherhood and Families Association Training
November 18-20, 2014
Mesa, AZ
Theme: Linking Generations By Strengthening Relationships Training

Going Home: 25 Years of Repatriation Under the NMAI act
November 19, 2014
Washington, DC
Lectures and Webinars: discuss the history of the NMAIA, current repatriation practices at the Smithsonian Institution, and the future of repatriation beyond political and geographical boundaries.
PhD Project Conference Annual Conference Grants
Event Date: November 19-21, 2014
Chicago, IL
Helps Native Americans and others to earn a business doctorate and become business school professors.

The Purchase of Manhattan
Nov. 20, 2014
New York City, NY
New concert Opera World Premiere by Composer Brent Michael Davids (Mohican)

La Cosecha 2014 Dual Language Conference
November 19 - 22, 2014
Santa Fe, NM
Dual Language Conference for Teachers by Teachers
Dismantling Barriers in American Indian Education
November 20-21, 2014
Michigan State University, East Lansing.
Speaking is Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn

2014 webinar series from the NW Portland Indian Health Services Board
November 20, 2:00-3:30 MT
Register ahead:

Teach for the Planet Challenge.
Deadline: November 30, 2014
Supports high-impact hands-on classroom projects that promote sustainability education
APTA Minority Initiatives Awards
Deadline: December 1, 2014
For initiatives that help minority students in physical therapy, and/or initiatives to sustain or increase minority faculty recruited, employed, and retained over a period of at least three years.

Positive Indian Parenting
December 1–3, 2014: San Diego, California
April 23–24, 2015: Portland, Oregon
Prepares tribal and non-tribal child welfare personnel to train American Indian and Alaska Native parents using a culturally specific approach.

MLA Scholarship for Minority Students.
Deadline: December 1, 2014
For a minority student who is entering a graduate program at an American Library Association-accredited library school
Healthy Relationships Training of Trainers
December 3-5, 2014
San Diego, CA

NGA Youth Garden Grants
Deadline: December 5, 2014
Supports schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs.

Traditional Indigenous Healing
Dec. 3, 2014 1-2:30 PM EST
This free webinar is part of the AI/AN Behavioral Health Series
World Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference
December 8-10, 2014
Queensland, AU

Native American Fatherhood and Families Association Training
December 9-11, 2014
Mesa, AZ
Theme: Fatherhood Is Sacred and Motherhood Is Sacred Training

14th National Indian Nations Conference 
December 11 - 13, 2014
Agua Caliente Reservation, California
Share knowledge, experiences, and ideas to develop and improve strategies and programs serving crime victims in Indian Country.
Teachers Against Prejudice  High School Essay Contest
Deadline: December 15, 2014
For all students in grades 9-12.

American Indian Law Journal Call for Papers
Deadline: December 15, 2014
Accepting submissions for potential publication in the spring issue

World Indigenous Health Conference
December 15-17, 2014
Queensland, Australia
The Karma for Cara Foundation Grants
Deadline: Rolling
For youth, 18 and under, to complete service projects in their communities.

2014 Indigenous Language Challenge
Post a video of you speaking your native language!

Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans
From Winds of Change Magazine

ICTM Historical Trauma Project
Contribute your experiences to the year-long project
For those on healing journeys:
For healers helping communities:
Complete article:

Telling Our Stories
The University of North Carolina
Retired American Indian teachers aged 70 and older are invited to participate in a new oral history project at Pembroke’s Native American Resources Center
Phone: 910-521-6282


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