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December, 2014

December 2013
Riders from South Dakota to Mankato, MN

"Praying is what has brought us old people through life.  We've all gone through hard times.  We've all done our share of bad things.  But through our prayers and faith in the Creator we get together again and we try hard to live right."  
Paula Weasel Head, BLOOD

 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..
Join President Obama's "Generation Indigenous" Initiative
 A national native youth network to provide a sustainable platform to reach out, engage, and provide educational and economic opportunities for Native youth
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
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.

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

SAA Native American Scholarships
Deadline:  December 16, 2014
Foster a sense of shared purpose and positive interaction between archaeologists and Native Americans.
EPA's People, Prosperity and the Planet (P 3) Program
Deadline: December 16   
Funds for college student teams to pursue projects that deliver sustainable, alternative approaches to address environmental challenges.

The Karma for Carla Foundation Grants
Deadline: Rolling
For youth, 18 and under, to complete service projects in their communities.

Webinar: The Affordable Care Act and its impact on Native youth.
December 17, 2014
The White House, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) and the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) are inviting youth to join
Indian Law Resource Center Lewis and Sidle Fellowships 2015
Deadline: December 19, 2014
Helena, Montana and Washington, D.C.
entail legal research and writing on major Indian rights issues related to current projects of the Indian Law Resource Center

Training Development Assistance to Protect Indian Sacred Sites
Deadline: December 31, 2014
Soliciting volunteer Subject Matter Experts to assist in the development of a training module for federal agencies regarding  lands with tribal sacred sites places and landscapes

NAP Native Non-Profit Summit
Early January Minneapolis, MN
January 27, Duluth, MN
January 29, Bemidji, MN
February 9, Morton, MN
Leveraging resources to serve our communities
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Deadline: Varies by region
Art and writing scholarships for students in grades 7-12
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..
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
Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity Grants
Deadline: January 7, 2015
 For research projects related to strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among high-risk children and prevent childhood obesity.

Native Hawaiian Artist Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2015
For Native Hawaiian artists active in the fields of dance, music, traditional and visual arts

MacArthur-Driehaus Funds for Arts and Culture 
Small organizations deadline: January 15, 2015
Mid-sized  organizations deadline: May 15, 2015
Chicago area
Supports arts and cultural organizations that help sustain the cultural life of the city and region.
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.

Google Code-In
Deadline: January 19, 2015
Introduces students, ages 13-18, to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible

Indigenous Women in Community Leadership
Deadline: January 16, 2015
Supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit women in building their capacities to be strong leaders and agents of change in their communities.
C-SPAN: StudentCam
Deadline: January 20, 2015
Students, grades 6-12:  create a short (5-8 minute) video documentary on the theme "The Three Branches and You."

Linking Generations by Strengthening Relationships 
January 20-22, 2015 
March 24-26, 2015 
May 19-21, 2015
Mesa, AZ

Yosemite Exhibition
Ends January 25, 2015
San Francisco, CA
White House Student Film Festival
Deadline: January 20, 2015
The theme of this year’s festival is The Impact of Giving Back. Open to U.S. students, grades K-12.

Leading for Equity Institute
January 22-25  Marshall, CA
February 12-15, Sonoma, CA
Develops leadership at every level for schools,
districts, foundations or nonprofit organizations to foster positive change on behalf of historically under-served students and families

Truman D. Picard Scholarship
Deadline:  January 26, 2015
Supports Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.
Kinship Conservation Fellowships
Deadline: January 26, 2014
For mid-career conservation professionals to attend environmental leadership program that emphasizes market-based solutions to environmental problems.

Big Read Grants
Deadline: January 28, 2015
For NPOs developing community-wide reading programs between September 2015 and June 2016.

Hillman Prize
Nomination Deadline: January 30, 2015 
Honors journalists, writers, and public figures who pursue investigative journalism and public policy for the common good.
Microsoft Scholarship Program
Deadline:  January 30, 2015
Encourages underrepresented students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines

ExploraVision Awards Program
Deadline: January 30, 2015
Encourages kids to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science.

Accenture American Indian Scholarship
Deadline: January 30, 2015
For incoming college freshmen planing to study in STEM, finance, marketing or other field.

Captain Planet Foundation: Grants for the Environment
Deadline: January 31, 2015
Funds hands-on environmental projects that encourage youth to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.

 Udall Native American Congressional Internships Program
Deadline: January 31, 2015
Washington, DC
A ten-week summer internship to teach students about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country.

American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 31, 2015
For new or continuing minority graduate students in sociology
Apple's Product Integrity Inclusion and Diversity Scholarships
Deadline: January 31, 2015
An opportunity formative American university students to win a $10,000 scholarship to help pay for their education in the technology field.

 2015 Aetna Student Health Award.
Deadline: January 31, 2015
Supports novel wellness solutions and programs that address issues related to the retention and overall well-being of college students.

PeyBack Foundation 
Deadline: February 1, 2015
For programs that provide a direct benefit to disadvantaged youth through activities conducted outside the typical school day
Mountaineers Foundation Research and Conservation of Pacific Northwest Wilderness Grants
Deadline: February 1, 2015
Supports organizations and agencies working to preserve the natural beauty and ecological integrity of the Pacific Northwest.

Campus Kitchens Project Video Grant Competition
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2015
For h.s. and college students: start a Campus Kitchen by rescuing food and feeding underserved community members.

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award
Deadline: February 2, 2015
America's highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs celebrating our youths' creativity, particularly those from underserved communities.
Civics Small Grants Program
Deadline: February 5, 2015
Accepting research proposals that ask critical questions about how education can more effectively contribute to the civic development of young people.

Dream UP! Career Exploration Program
Deadline:  February 5, 2015
Enables middle school students to evaluate their career interests and future career goals.

The Four Directions Summer Research Program
Deadline: February 9, 2015
Event Date:8 weeks
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS)
or undergraduate students with a commitment to the health of Native American communities.
UNITY Midyear Conference
February 11-15, 2014
Washington DC
 A national network organization promoting personal development, citizenship, and leadership among Native American youth
Everyday Young Heroes Award
Deadline: Ongoing
Nominate a young hero, age 5-25, who is improving his/her community through service to others.
Native American Artist Fellowships
Deadline: February 15, 2015
Supports the development of artists and the potential for inter-cultural dialog

Innovating a New Geography of Indian Country  Conference
February 12 -13, 2014
Chandler, AZ
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