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November, 2014

by Sierra Edd,
“This Thanksgiving, do not grieve the changes that have occurred in the Americas over the last five centuries; instead pray for the revival of the foods of your ancestors, and pledge to bring them back, if not for yourself, then for the next seven generations.”

                     Gary Nabhan, Center for Sustainable Environments, No. Arizona University

2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference
December 3, 2014
Washington DC
Tribal leaders from the 566 federally recognized tribes will interact directly with the President and White House Council on Native American Affairs.
BIA Rights-Of-Ways on Indigenous Lands
Comment Deadline: November 28, 2014
Read and comment on the proposed rule which reworks procedures governing rights-of-way on Indian lands
Support the American Indian Teacher Loan Forgiveness Act of 2014 (HR 5370 & S2458)
Sign the Petition
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!!!
Rock Your Mocs Photo Contest!
Deadline: November 15- 22, 2014
Take a photo of yourself or a group and enter to win!
The Great Native Eats Challenge
November 2014
Share stories or your favorite indigenous dishes and meals via Facebook and Pinterest
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

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

First Nations Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program
Deadline: November 17, 2014
For Native American college students majoring in agriculture and related fields

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.

Youth Action Planning: Develop an Effective Action Plan
November 18, 2014
Free webinar for youth. Co-facilitated by Leslie Locklear of the Lumbee Tribe, a former member of the National UNITY Executive Committee and a Gates Millennium Scholar

True Tracks: Indigenous Cultural Protocols
November 18, 2014
Canberra, Australia
Full day professional development workshop to enhance Indigenous engagement

Listening Session on Native American Students’ Educational Environment.
November 19, 2014 East Lansing, MI
November 21, Tulsa, OK
November 24-Seattle, WA
From the US Dept. of Education’s White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education

Native American Youth: Changing the Narrative
November 19, 2014
Washington DC

Building Worlds: The Role of Mentorship in the Lives and Communities of Native Peoples
November 20, 2014
Washington DC
Supporting Native students in the nation's capital and a focus on the White House's "My Brother's Keeper" program.

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.
La Cosecha 2014 Dual Language Conference
November 19 - 22, 2014
Santa Fe, NM
Dual Language Conference for Teachers by Teachers

17th Annual Native American Indian Film and Video Festival of the Southeast
November 20-24, 2014
Columbia, SC

San Diego American Indian Film Festival
November 20-22, 2014
San Diego, CA
Occupation of Alcatraz 45th Anniversary
November 21, 2014
San Francisco, CA
Commemorating and learning from this historic moment with Native American movement leaders and performers

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

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:
NFL Team Name and Logo Protest
November 23, 2014
Santa Clara, CA
The protest and news conference will coincide with the controversial Washington NFL team’s game
versus San Francisco 49ers.
Contact: Kris Longoria:
Tony Gonzales:
Moving Forward: Breaking Through
November 28, 2014
Bern, Switzerland
Abraham Anghik Ruben exhibition of works showing the history of co-habitation between Vikings and Inuit in NE Canada.
WeRNative Photo Contest
Deadline: November 30, 2014
In observation of Native American Heritage Month, post your photo that shows show the world what it means to be Native.

NextEra Energy – Ford Dry Lake Scholarship Program
Deadline: November 30, 2014
For those from participating Arizona and California Indian Tribes pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities

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

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship
Deadline: December 5, 2014
For youth, ages 5-25, who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger.

World Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference
December 8-10, 2014
Queensland, AU

AFN Special Chiefs Assembly and election
Dec 9-11, 2014
Winnipeg, Manitoba

NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations grants 
Deadline: December 9, 2014
For editions and translations of literary, philosophical, and historical material and other types of work such as musical notation.

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

Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders
Deadline: December 9, 2014
Recognizes an individual or organization for their commitment and efforts to defend and promote human rights.
Environmental Solutions for Communities
Deadline: December 10, 2014
Helps non-profits, tribal gov'ts, and others create a more sustainable future through responsible environmental stewardship.

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.

NNALSA Moot Court Competition
Deadline: December 13, 2014. 
Event Date: March 6, 2015
University of Arizona, Tucson
23rd Annual National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Competition.

AIC/Heritage Preservation Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections
Deadline: December 15, 2014
For an organization's efforts and commitment to preserve and care for cultural property, including interpretation, research, scholarship, education, and/or public outreach..

AISES/Certified Federal Surveyors Scholarships
Deadline: December 15, 2014
Unique and extensive training for Professional Land Surveyors (or those in training) in understanding federal survey processes

World Indigenous Health Conference
December 15-17, 2014
Queensland, Australia
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

2014 Indigenous Language Challenge
Post a video of you speaking your native language!
The Fishman Prize
Deadline: December 16, 2014.
Awards exceptionally effective teachers working in high-poverty public schools.

Deadline: December 17, 2014
A free, web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition in which students compete against others in their grades for state, regional and national awards.

Susan G. Komen Grants
Deadline: December 19, 2014
Central Wisconsin
For projects that increase opportunities for rural and minority women to receive health screenings, particularly mammography.

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Deadline: Varies by region
Art and writing scholarships for students in grades 7-12
Healing Through Culture and Art Shawl Collection
Ends: February 28, 2014
MT. Pleasant, MI
Exhibit displays 13 shawls, each recognizing the 13 moons from the Anishinabe Creation story
Native American Veterans' Perceptions, Knowledge, and Attitudes toward Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Available Treatment
Participate in a research study by Native American veterans and individuals experienced in working with veterans and Native American veterans.
2014 Team Manitoba National Aboriginal Hockey Tryouts
December 27-28, 2014
Selkirk, Manitoba
Open to Aboriginal male and female hockey players born from 1997-2001.

Walmart Community Grant Program
Deadline: December 31, 2014
Supports hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women's economic empowerment, and/or career opportunities.

Katie's Krops Grants
Deadline: December 31, 2014
For youth, ages 9-16 to start vegetable gardens with the harvest donated to feed people in need.  donate the
National Park Service
The Tribal Historic Preservation Offices' Historic Preservation Fund
Deadline: December 31, 2014
Support to protect and conserve important tribal cultural and historic assets and sites. T

Pearson Early Career Program Grant
Deadline: December 31, 2014
For research on a scientifically-based project about mental illness, emotional disturbance, etc in underserved populations

FAFSA Completion Challenge
Deadline: January 1 and March 16, 2015
Urges high schools to increase Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion rates among their seniors
Accenture American Indian Scholarship
Deadline: January 1, 2015
 For  incoming college  freshman seeking a degree and career in several fields

The Plains Indians, Artists of Earth and Sky
Ends: January 11, 2015
Kansas City, MO
 Plains Indian art that sustains tradition, embodies change and celebrates individual creative expression and innovation.

Indigenous Law Journal Call for Papers
Deadline: January 5, 2015
Dedicated to developing dialogue and scholarship about Indigenous legal issues.

Champions for Change: Class of 2015
Deadline: January 12, 2015
CNAY wants to hear from Native Americans, ages 14 22,  who demonstrate leadership and service in tribal and urban Indian communities, schools, and programs

Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Deadline: January 14, 2015
Good-through-graduation scholarships for Native students to use at any college or university of their choice.

UNITY Golf Classic
January 15, 2015
Chandler, AZ
Raising funds to support programming for Native youth throughout the year.
Nominate a Champions for Change
Deadline: January 15, 2015
Spotlights young and inspirational leaders in Indian Country, and elevates Native youth priorities and youth-led solutions.

Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson
Ends: January 15, 2015
NMAI, Washington, DC
Exhibit of platinum prints of Native Americans in the late 1800s.

Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2015
For youth-led service projects that bring together community members to address childhood hunger.
ICTM Historical Trauma Project
Contribute your experiences to the year-long project
For those on healing journeys:
For healers helping communities:
Complete article:
First Book Grant Program for Minority Scholars
Deadline: January 15, 2015
For junior, non-tenured religion scholars of color working to complete a major research project on an issue in North American Christianity
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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