Native Village 
Youth and Education News
February, 2014

"It is a great shock at the age of five or six to find that in a world of Gary Coopers, you are the Indian."  James Baldwin

National AI/AN 2014 Webinar Series
Jan-December, 2014
Free monthly webinars present research-based, integrated healthcare topics of interest to AI/AN behavioral healthcare professionals

“Declare War on Diabetes” motorcycle run 
August 23 - Sept 27, 2014
Starting Locations: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego
End Location: Washington D.C.
An 18,000 mile motorcycle ride to draw attention to the ill-effects of diabetes in Indian country. Organized by Dennis Banks.
 218-556-8429 or email:

Paul E. Buchanan Award
Deadline: February 15. 2014
Recognizes contributions to the study/preservation of vernacular architecture and the cultural landscape, excluding books or published work.
Yes I Dance Survey
Participants of Aboriginal dance needed
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.

GRO1000 Grassroots Grants 
Deadline: February 17, 2014
For local communities to help bring edible gardens, flower gardens, and public green spaces to their neighborhoods.

The Sustain Our Great Lakes Program
Pre-proposal deadline: February 18, 2014.
Dedicated to sustaining, restoring, and protecting fish, wildlife, and habitat in the Great Lakes basin

Deadline: February 18, 2014
Paid, short-term geoscience positions in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world
Mosaics in Science
Deadline: February 18, 2014
Summer, 2014
Paid STEM Opportunities in National Parks
Bezos Scholars Program
Deadline: February 18, 2014
Seeks students who are independent thinkers, demonstrated leaders, and engaged community members.

We Love We R Native
Deadline: February 20, 2014
Native Youth ages 13-21: Submit a photo about what you love!

The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program Deadline: February 18, 2014
Helps communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks.

Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles, and Indigenous Rights in the United States
February 20, 2014
Michigan State University, East Lansing

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

Marketing your business on the Navajo Nation
February 21, 2014
NTU Campus, Crownpoint, NM
A free workshop on marketing your business on the Navajo reservation. or 505.488.8444.

Well's Fargo Sophomore Leaders Conference
Application Deadline: February 21, 2014
San Francisco: April 3-4, 2014
Chicago: April 10-11, 2014
Charlotte: April 17 -- 18, 2014
Atlanta: April 24-25, 2014
Enables college sophomores  to experience Wells Fargo’s unique values and culture.

Seeking comments: The Institute of American Indian Arts
Deadline: February 24, 2014
Seeking public comments about IAIA to prepare for an evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.

The Art of Storytelling: Pueblo Stories and Songs
February 22 & 23, 2014
NMAI, Washington DC
Listen to storyteller and musician Gregg Analla share songs and stories from his Pueblo culture.

Ends: February 23, 2014
NMAI in New York City

GenerationOn: Hasbro Community Action Hero
Deadline: February 25, 2014
Nominate a youth, ages 5-18, who makes an extraordinary mark on the world through service.


FEMA Youth Preparedness Council
Deadline: February 24, 2014
For youth, ages 12-17, to become national advocates for youth disaster preparedness.

Dollar General Adult Literacy Grants
Deadline: February 27, 2014
Supports nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to adults in need of literacy assistance

Dollar General Family Literacy Grants
Deadline: February 27, 2014
Support family literacy service providers that combine parent and youth literacy instruction.

World Championship Hoop Dance
Feb 28, 2014
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  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 in grades 11-12 to learn about intergovernmental relations between tribal governments and the federal government.

Smart from the Start Awards
Deadline: February 28, 2014
Reward preschools that develop plans for creating practical, long-term improvements in nutrition and physical activity.

2014 North American Indigenous Games
Deadline: February 28, 2014
July 20-27, 2014
Regina, Saskatchewan
Accepting applications for Aboriginal, Metis, Inuit, and Native American workshops and presentations for families

ACTIVATE Youth Leadership Forum
Deadline: February 28, 2014
Offers youth leaders skills, connections, and more to help them begin an action project within their community.

Sto:lo Ice Hawks 3rd Annual All-Native Hockey Tournament
February 28 to March 2, 2014
Chilliwack, BC

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 28, 2014
For students who might not be able to afford college without assistance

Creative Capital Awards for Moving Image and Visual Arts
Deadline: February 28, 2014
For works that have the potential to reshape the cultural landscape.

indigiFLIX Community Screening Series
February 28, 2014
University of Toronto, Ontario
The first bi-monthly free community screening of Canadian Indigenous Films.

Nick Begich Scholarship and Fellowship – For Youth
Deadline: February 28, 2014
Funds to help exceptional Alaskans realize their educational goals.

Katie's Krops Grants
Deadline: February 28
For youth, ages 9 -16, to create a community vegetable garden whose  harvest is donated to people in need.

Opal Apple Youth Make a Difference Initiative Grants 
Deadline: February 28
For youth-based initiatives addressing food security, nutrition, agriculture, or food politics and education in their communities


AISES 2014 Regional Conferences 

Region 7
March 1, 2014 (tentative lab tours on February 28)
North Carolina State University
Region 5: 
March 13-15, 2014
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Region 3:
March 14-15, 2014 
Fort Lewis College

Region 2: 
March 27-29, 2014
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Region 1: 
April 4-5, 2014
Montana Tech
Region 4:
April 4-5, 2014 
University of Oklahoma
Region 6: 
April 4-6, 2014
Penn State University

NACA Spring Legislative Summit
March 2014 – Dates TBD
Washington, DC
Sponsored by the Native American Contractors Association

 Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now
Opens March 1, 2014
Penn Museum, Philadelphia

Building a GradNation Summit Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2014
Event Date: April 27-29, 2014
Washington DC 
Join youth leaders across American who are making a difference in their communities.

Knight Local Media Innovation Fund
Deadline: March 1, 2014
Funds for innovation and experimentation to nonprofit news and public media organizations.

Rasmuson Foundation 2014 Individual Artist Awards
Deadline: March 1, 2014
Provides Alaskan artists with resources to concentrate on their work;  pursue creative endeavors; and develop their artistry

Caring Institute: 2014 Caring Awards
Deadline: March 1, 2014
For those from ages 9-99 who exemplify caring and serve as worthy role models for others

Inspire Program
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.

PDAC Aboriginal Forum
March 3-4, 2014
Toronto, CA

The Native American Library Services Basic Grants  
Deadline: March 3, 2014
Support to enhance existing library services, implement new library services, and more.

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.
2014 Celebrating Salish: Inter-Tribal Native Language Conference
March 4-7, 2014
  Spokane, WA

Disrespecting Our Elders: Elder Abuse Indicators and Screening in Indian Country
March 5, 2014 1-2:30 PM EST
This free webinar is part of the AI/AN Behavioral Health Series

Reconciling Interests: A Focus on The Indian Welfare Act Beyond "Baby Veronica"
March 6, 2014
Seattle University, Washington
A panel discussion about the Supreme Court case, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl and the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Summer Program for High School Students
Deadline: March 7, 2014
New York City
Enables high-achieving students, grades 9-12 and college freshmen, to experience college life in the Ivy League

Healing of the Canoe Curriculum Training
March 6-7, 2014
Poulsbo, WA

Working with Urban Aboriginal Women and Youth Workshop
March 7, 2014
Toronto, Ontario
Introduction to working with urban Aboriginal women and youth from a historical and cultural perspective
International Women’s Day
March 8, 2014
Celebrates the achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.

Seeking Donations: Passion for Fashion
March 8, 2014
Cheyenne River Indian Reservation
Clothing donations and volunteers needed.

It's All About the Fruit Grants
Deadline: March 10, 2014
Provides schools and communities with fruit trees to create nutrition and gardening experiences for children ages 3-18

Columbia Basin Trust Youth Grants Program
Deadline: March 10, 2014
Funds projects  that directly benefit Basin youth aged 12 to 29.

Announcement of 2014 Champions for Change
March 11, 2014
Washington, D.C.
Celebrate and Recognize Inspirational Native American Youth as Champions for Change

Shakespeare in American Communities
Deadline: March 12, 201
Exposes middle and high school students in underserved schools with high quality, professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays.

Vision Maker Public Media Content Fund
Deadline: March 14, 2014
Supports Native themed projects with significant Native involvement that benefits the public media community.

Dollar General Summer Reading Grants
Deadline: February 27, 2014
Help nonprofit organizations and libraries implement or expand implementation summer reading programs for new readers.

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

Fathers: Keep Families Together
March 13-14, 2014
Sacramento, CA
From the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association

The Bush Foundation Community Innovation grants
Deadline: March 13, 2014
Help communities use problem-solving processes that lead to more effective, equitable, and sustainable solutions.

Kohl's Cares Scholarships
Deadline: March 14, 2014
Nominate a youth, ages 6-18, who has made a difference in your community.

Native American Food Security Grant Project
Deadline: March 14, 2014
For Native organizations working to eliminate food insecurity among  seniors and elders in rural or reservation-based Native  communities.

Healthier GenerationYouth Advisory Board
Deadline: March 14, 2014
Join one of the only youth-led advisory groups in the country focused on childhood obesity issues

Wildlife Conservation Society North America Program: Climate Adaptation Fund
Deadline: March 14, 2014
Supports projects that offer effective interventions for wildlife adaptation to climate change.
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge
Deadline: March 14, 2014
Supports healthier children, youth and families today and into the future.

RBC After School Project Grants
Deadline: March 14, 2014
For programs for at-risk/underserved community activities that provide safety, social skills and self-esteem development in youth.

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Deadline: March 14, 2014
For services to very low-income veteran families who are homeless, residing/scheduled to live in/past residents of permanent housing,
Champions for Healthy Kids Grants
Deadline: March 14, 2014
For programs to help youth, ages 2-18, adopt a balanced diet and physically active lifestyle.

2014 Myaamiaki Conference
March 15, 2014
Miami University, Ohio
Theme: Together We Grow and Change

Sequoyah National Research Center Internships
Deadline: March 15, 2014
Event Dates: June 1 - July 31. 2014
University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Invites indigenous peoples to make the Center an archival home for their creative work.

37th Annual California Conference on American Indian Education
March 16-18, 2014
Santa Rosa, CA
The conference theme is “Education Now – Idle No More!”

Energy Resource Development Tribal Internship Program
Deadline: March 15, 2012
Focuses on energy resource development and environmental evaluation/analysis of its potential impact.

Radio Disney Hero for Change Award
Deadline: March 16, 2014
Offering youth, ages 5-18, the chance to be a Hero for Change.

American Indian in Higher Education 2014 Spring Student Conference
March 16-19, 2014
Billings, Montana

National Reservation Economic Summit
March 17, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
The largest Native American business-specific trade show and economic summit in America.

Gathering Our Voices 2014 Aboriginal Youth Conference
March 18 -21, 2014
Vancouver, BC
 Training, activities, and information for Aboriginal youth.

NACA RES Reception
March 19, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sponsored by the Native American Contractors Association

2014 Kick Butts Day
March 19, 2014
 A national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco

Indigenous Peoples Days
March 19-22, 2014
Sierra College, CA
Sponsored by Sierra College Native American Club, this landmark event includes a wide variety of offerings.
Native Youth and Culture Fund
Deadline: March 20, 2014
Funds projects for youth that use culture and tradition to address social issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health or other social issues.

AISES 2014 Leadership Summit
March 20-22, 2014
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
From the American Indian Science and Engineering Society

2014 Equator Prize
Deadline: March 20, 2014
Recognizes sustainable development solutions for people, nature, and resilient communities.
Rock the Vote Democracy Day
March 21, 2014
Bring Rock the Vote to your school

World of Children Humanitarian, Health, Youth Awards
Deadline: March 21, 2014
Grants to individual  who have made extraordinary contributions to improve the lives of children

The Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives
Deadline: March 21, 2014
Grants to institutions holding collections of high scholarly value not currently discoverable by scholarly users.
The Drug-Free Communities Program
Deadline: March 24, 2014.
Support to prevent and reduce substance use among youth by addressing risk factors in communities.

2014 Native American Conference on Special Education
March 26-28, 2014
Albuquerque, NM

The Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation and Other Grant Opportunities
Deadline: March 24, 2014
 For public safety, victim services and crime prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native communities
IHS Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 28, 2014
Financial aid to qualified AI/AN  undergraduate students.

Green Schools National Conference
March 27-29, 2014
Sacramento, CA

Contemporary Northwest Tribal Health Conference
March 28-29, 2014
Portland, OR
Highlights various health research efforts in the Northwest through
Earth Hour
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:30 PM
Join the millions of supporters and cities across the world celebrating this event!

World of Children Youth Award
Deadline: April 1, 2014
Recognizes a young hero (under age 21) who is making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children.

Montreal First Peoples Festival 2014
Deadline: March 31, 2014
Submit your audiovisual works for this years’ showcase
Indigenous Speech, Representation, and the Politics of Writing
Deadline: April 4, 2014
July 7 - August 1, 2014
Newberry Library, Chicago IL
The NCAIS Summer Institute

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Substance Use Disorders
April 2, 2014 1-2:30 PM EST
A free webinar is part of the AI/AN Behavioral Health Series

Native American Health and Wellness Community Dance
April 5, 2014
Indiana University, Bloomington
Free health screenings, community lunch, intertribal dancing and more
National Service Learning Conference
April 9-13, 2014
Washington D.C.

Native Words, Native Warriors
Ends: April 7, 2014
Northeastern State University, OK
Smithsonian exhibit devoted to World War I and II Native American Code Talkers and veterans

2014 FBA Indian Law Conference Agenda
April 10-11, 2014
Santa Fe, NM

Global Youth Service Day
April 10-11, 2014
Add your signature or share your own program in support

California Indians You Should Know
April 12, 2014
Santa Rosa, Cal.
Lecture at the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center

Native Food Sovereignty Summit
April 14-17, 2014
Green Bay, WI
McCarthey Dressman Academic Enrichment Grants
Deadline: April 15, 2014
To develop programs that improve student knowledge and awareness of the world around them.

NIDDK Diversity Summer Research Training Program for Undergraduate Students
For students from underrepresented/disadvantaged communities to help research Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease

The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program
Grants to nonprofit organizations at state/regional levels for programs that give individuals access to a better life.

Call for Seeds
Estancia, New Mexico
Help preserve, propagate and protect seed of heritage, heirloom or endangered crop species and varieties for future generations.

Call for Letters for National Native American Anthology
For students, grades 1-12 worldwide: write a one-page letter to the 4,000 Indians that died in 1838 during the Cherokee Trail of Tears.
Contact Jerry Ellis:

Project Red Talon 
Seeking input from those implementing HIV prevention interventions in AI/AN communities


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