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March, 2014

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         "Today we are fighting a great battle against the popular culture that surrounds [our children]. It's a battle for their hearts and minds. We need to work to inspire them to embrace their own history and culture. Without them, we Indians have no future."  
                                                Floyd Crow Westerman, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota

Text edition: March 2014 Native Village Opportunities

Earth Hour
March 29, 2014, 8:30 pm your time
Join Us! Join the World! Turn off your lights for just one hour and take a stand for Mother Earth


Black and White Photo Contest 2014
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis
Submit your best
black and white photo
March: Best B&W Photo
April: Best B&W Landscape Photo
May: Best B&W Macro Photo
June: Best B&W Action Photo
July: Best B&W Portrait

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A free subscription for tribal college students and alumni


Project PIECE
Western Oregon University, Monmouth
Event Date: Fall, 2014
Provides training and support for early childhood educators, especially those from underrepresented groups.

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.

The Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Grants
Deadline: March 17, 2014
Supports programs which encourages BC's Aboriginal Youth to participate in physical activity and sport.

NACA RES Reception
March 19, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sponsored by the Native American Contractors Association
Gathering Our Voices 2014 Aboriginal Youth Conference
March 18 -21, 2014
Vancouver, BC
 Training, activities, and information for Aboriginal youth.
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.

Doodle 4 Google
Deadline: March 20, 2014
Students in K-13: Redesign the Google homepage logo to match 2014's theme, “If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place...”

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

2014 Native American Critical Issues Conference
March 20-22, 2014
Mt Pleasant, MI
Focuses on using our cultural knowledge and today's tools to strengthen our Anishinaabeg communities and generations to come

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.

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 20, 2014
San Francisco, CA
Join Circle of Healing for a multi-media art exhibit in honor of National Native HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

6th Annual Justice Conference for Aboriginal Youth
March 21, 2014
University of Toronto, Toronto
Exposes Aboriginal youth, grades 9-12, to post-secondary educationthough sessions about the legal system, justice sector careers, and university student life.

Walking With Our Sisters: A Commemorative Art Installation for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada and the United States
March 21 - April 12, 2014 
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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

We Are Native. Who Are You? Contest
Deadline: March 25, 2014
Take a picture of you eating a healthy meal

AISES 2014 Regional Conferences 

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

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

Haskell Environmental Research Studies Institute
Deadline: April 1, 2014
Event Date: June-July, 2014
For Native undergraduate students to learn about climate change and developing individual research projects.

Urban Native Projects
Deadline: March 31, 2014
For new/current programs that increase the availability and effectiveness of community programming in urban Indian centers and communities.

Droppin The Flag
Deadline: March 31, 2014
Free comic books on integrating gang youth back into the community
Montreal First Peoples Festival 2014
Deadline: March 31, 2014
Submit your audiovisual works for this years’ showcase

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.

Healh Impact Assessment Grants
Deadline: April 2, 2014
For HIA demonstration project  with a focus on tribes, states, and territories that have had limited experience with HIAs.

Learning and Leading in a Multicultural World
April 3-4. 2014
Seattle, WA

American Youth Leadership Program
Deadline: April 4, 2014
Enables American high school student to gain firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues.

Tribal Constitutions: Rebuilding Native Governments
April 2-3, 2014
Tucson, AZ
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

Historical Trauma of U.S. Indian Boarding Schools from 1890-1984
April 8, 2014
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant

Crimes Against Children in Indian Country Conference
April 8-9, 2014
Baraboo, WI
Strengthens relationships among those those to serve Native Youth .

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
National Service Learning Conference
April 9-13, 2014
Washington D.C.

2014 Global Summit on Childhood
April 10-13, 2014
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Explores the current state of childhood, including issues affecting education and mental and physical well-being, from international, cross-cultural, and cross-disciplinary perspectives. - See more at:

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

International Indigenous Film Showcase, Venezuela
Deadline: April 11, 2104
All subjects related to Indigenous peoples are welcome

April 11-12, 2014
Temple University, Philadelphia PA
Theme: "Occupy Education: Empowering the 99%"

World Hunger Leadership Challenge 
Deadline: April 11, 2014
Encourage students, ages 13-18, to develop leadership skills by starting a service-learning project that addresses hunger issues.

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.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Deadline: April 15, 2014.
Honors outstanding young leaders, ages 8-18, who have helped their communities and fellow beings protect the health and sustainability of the environment.

National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
Deadline: April 14, 2014
Helps organizations be effective co-stewards of important natural resources within the National Wildlife Refuge System.

A Hidden History: How Massachusetts Law and Policy Facilitated the Loss of Tribal Lands
April 15, 2014
Boston, MA
A panel discussion featuring tribal leaders describing the loss of tribal lands in Massachusetts and its impact still felt today.

10th Annual Native Women's Leadership Forum
April 17-18, 2014
Chehalis Reservation, WA
Inspiring and educational keynotes and breakout sessions

4th Annual Young Native Women's Leadership Academy
April 17-18, 2014
Chehalis Reservation, WA
The theme "Defining Our Power, Declaring Our Future,"  empowers young women on their journey to become community leaders.

OACTA Law Student Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: April 18, 2014
Open to incoming second- and third-year Native American students enrolled at Ohio law schools.

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

Excavating the Native South
April 19, 2014
Mercer University, Macon, Georgia
A symposium on the Native South that will consider the resonance of Native culture in southern history

Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival 2014
Deadline: April 20, 2014
For subjects centered upon Indigenous issues, knowledge and culture.

2014 Young Native Writers Essay Contest
Deadline: April 22, 2014
 Students in grades 9-12: write about cultural images, symbols, or art forms historically used by your community that shares a message, a value or serves a specific purpose.
Social Innovation Fund Grants
Deadline: April 22, 2014
Focus areas are healthy futures, youth development economic opportunity in vulnurable populations. Vulnerable Populations
Endangered Language Fund Grants
Deadline: April 22, 2014
Provides grants for language maintenance and linguistic field work.

2014 Gathering of Nations Powwow
April 24-26, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico
North America’s Largest Pow Wow

Deadline: – April 25, 2014
For those pursuing a career and degree banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration, and more.
2014 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships
April 28 - May 3, 2014
Kahnawake, QC
A hockey Championship for male and female players who are Bantam and Midget aged.

The War of 1812: Consequences for the Native People
April 26, 2014
Portland, Indiana
An academic conference examines the consequences of the War of 1812 from a tribal prespectives including the Shawnee, Miami, Potawatomi and their alliance.

17th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
April 26-27, 2014
University of California, Santa Barbara
Discussion of theoretical, descriptive, and practical studies of the indigenous languages of the Americas.
Strong Global Communities: International Conference on Prevention Implementation
April 28-29, 2014
Eugene, Oregon
Addresses family, school, and community-based interventions for use in international contexts with
vulnerable populations.

“Protect our Coral Reefs” Art Contest
Deadline: April 28, 2014
Open to 14-19 years olds, part of the Science without Borders® Challenge.

2014 The Native American Student Advocacy Institute Conference
April 28 – 29, 2014
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Discuss solutions,  best practices, and collaborate with colleagues to make a difference in Native students' lives
The ING Unsung Heroes Awards Program
Deadline:  April 30, 2014
Provides educators with awards to help fund their innovative class projects.

Target: Arts and Culture in Schools Grants
Deadline: April 30, 2014.
Helps bring arts and cultural experiences directly to K-12 students

Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation Innovative Youth Programs
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Supports untested programs designed to help underprivileged youth in urban metro areas reach their full potential.
Modern Language Association Prize
Deadline: May 1, 2014
For studies in Native American literatures, cultures, and languages that promote understanding of the First Peoples/Nations U.S., Canada, or Mexico.

NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship Awards
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Supports the goal of attracting more seasoned and ethnically diverse nurses to become nurse educators

Mountaineers Foundation Grants
Deadline: May 1, 2014
To promote the study/preservation  of mountains, forests, and streams of the Pacific Northwest.
Harpo Foundation Grants for Visual Artists
Deadline: May 6, 2014
 Provides direct support to under-recognized artists of any age.

Native American Sports Heroes
May 3, 2014
Santa Rosa, Cal.
Lecture at the California Indian Museum and Cultural Cente

Understanding Inequality Grant Program
Deadline: May 6, 2014
For research about reducing disparities in the academic, behavioral, social, and economic outcomes among youth.
Deadline: May 5, 2014
For local museums, arts organizations, and cultural institutions (U.S. and Canada( to collaborate with the National Museum of the American Indian and Smithsonian Institution.

NMAI Artist Leadership Program for Individual Artists
Deadline: May 5, 2014
Helps rebuilt cultural self-confidence, challenge personal boundaries, and foster cultural continuity while reflecting artistic diversity.

Overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): What We Are Learning About Diagnosis and Intervention
May 7, 2014 1-2:30 pm EST
This free webinar is part of the AI/AN Behavioral Health Series
Indigenous Dance Residency
Application deadline: May 10, 2014
July 28 to August 23, 2014
Banff, Alberta
Includes classes, improvisation, choreography, and new work for a performance at the Banff Summer Arts Festival

Indigenous Arts Residency, Banff Centre
Deadline: May 7, 2014
Alberta, Canada
A residency for indigenous artists interested in what it means to question “in kind.”

"Fathers: Keep Families Together" Seminar
May 8, 2014
Buffalo, New York in 
Sponsored by the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association
The ACTIVATE 2014 National Youth Leadership Forum
May 14-18, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario
For youth, ages 16-22

Google Science Fair
Deadline: May 12, 2014
A global online competition open to students from 13 to 18 years old. What do you want to change?

Libri Foundation: Books for Children Grants
Deadline: May 15, 2014.
Donates new, quality, hardcover children's books for small, rural, public libraries across the country.
Grey Bruce Healthy Communities Conference
May 14-15, 2014
Owen Sound, ON
Addresses health inequities and recognizes unique and inspiring ideas that support the health and well being of residents.

RedRover Emergency Shelter vor Victims and Pets
DEADLINE: May 15, 2014
Helps victims of domestic violence and their animal companions stay together during times of crisis

Geist Foundation Foster Care
Deadline: May 15, 2014
For NPS and  nonprofits and others providing services to foster children and their families in Hawaii.
ESA Foundation Grants
Deadline: May 15, 2014
For projects using innovative technology and/or computer and video games to positively shape the lives of youth.

Organic Farming Research Grants
Deadline: May 15,  2014
For research on organic farming and food systems and then sharing results with organic farmers andagricultural and research communities.

Healing of the Canoe Curriculum Training
May 15-16, 2014
Spokane, WA.



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