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Youth and Education News
May, 2014

“Every morning I get up and I pray for all sentient beings…humans, animals, even birds-- they all need happiness.”
Grandmother Tsering Dolma Gyaltong, Tibet

Thirteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
May, 12-23 2014
United Nations Headquarters, New York

Proud to be Indigenous Week
May 11th-17th, 2014
May 15 - Community Radio
May 16 - Powerful Words
May 17 - We Are Proud to Be Indigenous!

March Against Monsanto
May 24, 2014
It's time to stop Monsanto from destroying our planet!

The ACTIVATE 2014 National Youth Leadership Forum
May 14-18, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario
For youth, ages 16-22

Camp Cherokee Day Camps
Deadline: May 19; Event: June 2-6
Deadline: May 26; Event: June 9-13;
Deadline: June 2: Event: June 16-20
Deadline: June 9; Event: June 23-27
Deadline: July 7; Event: July 21-25
Various Locations
Free cultural and academic experience for Cherokee Nation students.

Hawai'i Festival 2014
May 16-18, 2014
NMAI, Washington DC
A celebration of Hawaiian arts and culture with interactive activities, exhibitions, dance, film, and more

Pathway to PharmD Program for Native students! 
Deadline: May 16, 2014 
Event Date: July 7 - August 1
University of Montana
Prepare students for their first year of a professional pharmacy program

Climate Change and Health Conference
May 16-18, 2014
London, England
This Year's Key Theme is "Impacts of Climate Change in Health and Nutrition"

Big Mountain Spring Training Camp
May 16-23, 2014
Big Mountain, Dineh Nation
For the Black Mesa resistance communities to connect to local organizations and frontline resistance communities.
All Native Alaskan Day and Spring Festival
May 17, 2014
Fort Ross, California
Pay tribute to the enormous importance of the Alaskan people who were so influential in the history of Fort Ross.

The Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention
Deadline:  May 19, 2014
Supports states and tribes with youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies

Road to NABI
Deadline: May 19, 2014
Event Date: May 29-31, 2014
New Town, ND
Boy and girls basketball tournament

 National Child Awareness Month (NCAM) Youth Ambassador Program
Deadline: May 19, 2014
Event Date: September 16-18, 2014

 Washington, DC
Supports youth, ages 16-22, with advocacy training, planning and guidance in their service project.

The Wounded Warrior Project
Deadline: May 19, 2014
For NPOs that provide programming and direct services to the current generation of wounded veterans.

WeRNative Youth Contest: Mind Your Mind
Deadline: May 20, 2014
Send a photo, video, poem or write a song to show how you keep it together.

SBA ONAA BD Training for Tribal and Native American Companies
May 20, 2014
Rapid City SD

For Tribal and Native American companies to learn more about how to develop a business within the SBA program

Wellmark Foundation Community-Based Health Grants
Deadline: May 20, 2014
Iowa, South Dakota
Grants for initiatives related to childhood obesity prevention and community-based wellness and prevention.
Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants
Deadline: May 22, 2014
Support  to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading
35th Annual American Indian Workshop
May 21-25, 2014
Leiden University, The Netherlands
This year's theme: Communication is Key

NW Portland Indian Health Services Board Webinar Series
May 22 - Reducing stigma and misunderstanding of mental health
July 17 - Prescription drug abuse: Why does it matter and what can we do?
September 18,- Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
November 20 - Suicide prevention and response: successful community strategies 
Register for webinars about 1 month in advance

26th Annual Indian Law Seminar:Staying Current
May 22, 2014
Seattle WA

The Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program
Deadline: May 23, 2014
Helps tribes strengthen their capacity to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from potential terrorist attacks and other hazards.

Master in Sámi Journalism from an Indigenous Perspective
Deadline: May 23, 2014
Provides deep insight into the world of journalism while examining the world of journalism from an indigenous perspective

Leadership Honoring Awards
Deadline: May 23, 2014
Honoring Northwest Native Leaders making a difference in their fields.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: May 26, 2014
For American Indian high school seniors

Rabbit And Bear Paws Colouring Contest
Deadline: May 25, 2014
Little Spirit Bear Productions is hosting its sixth colouring contest for youth ages 3-15.

AISES A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: May 26, 2014
For Native American/Alaska Native undergrad or graduate students in the STEM fields.
AISES Intel Scholarship
Deadline: May 26, 2014
For Native American/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian students in the STEM fields.

Encore: National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education
May 27-31, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
Keynote speakers include Dr. Crazy Bull (Lakota), President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund.


The Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas
Deadline: May 27, 2014
Support to provide/assist veterans with transportation services to Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

AISES Government Relations Council Summer Meeting
Register by May 28, 2014
Event: June 4, 2014
Location: TBA


Festival of New Plays
May 28-29, Los Angeles, CA
May 31-June 1, 2014 San Diego CA
Free admission: staged readings of new and in-progress plays by Native writers
Entertainment Software Association Grants for Youth Programs
Deadline: May 28, 2014.
Supports diverse projects and programs that benefit American youth, ages 7-18, from all races and denominations and make a difference in the quality of their life, health and welfare.

2014 Risky Business Spring Training Series 
May 29-31, 2014
Portland, OR
For  Tribal Health Directors, CHRs, health educators, nurses, and others involved in community health.


2014 Native American & Indigenous Studies Association Conference
May 29-31, 2014
Austin, TX.
Topic: "Native American Studies and the History of Capitalism"

Captain Planet Ecotech Grants
May 29-31, 2014
For projects that use innovation, nature-based design, or technology to address environmental problems in their communities.

The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Program
Deadline: May 30, 2014
Provides support to put America’s youth and veterans to work protecting, restoring, and enhancing America’s great outdoors.

American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships
Deadlines: May 31, 2014
A listing of scholarships for undergraduate Tribal College Students

2013-14 Scholarships for Native College Students
Deadlines: May 31, 2014
For undergraduates from non-tribal colleges

Camp Cherokee 2014
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Event Date: July 20-25, 2014
Welling, Oklahoma
An enriching cultural and academic experience for Cherokee Nation students

Traditional Arts Development Program
Deadline: Ongoing
For folk and traditional artists as well as organizations engaged in the field

Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison Exhibit
Ends: September 14, 2014
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis
Includes drawings, paintings, prints, and sculpture from the mind and eye of this important 20th-century artist.
2013-14 Scholarships for Graduate and Professional Native Students
Deadlines: May 31, 2014
Administered by the American Indian College Fund

Cobell Scholarships
Deadline: June 1, 2014
For Native students who attend accredited institutions in the U.S. that grant career and technical education certificates or bachelor's degrees.

AIGC Loan for Service
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Financial assistance in the form of loans to eligible American Indian and Alaska Natives seeking graduate and professional degrees
Earth Echo Expedition Student Achievement Grants  
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Support projects that mitigate the impacts of dead zones in local communities

June Jamz Native Indie Showcase
Submission deadline: June 1, 2014
For Native Indie musicians who'd like some airplay, submit your music to The Native Trailblazers Radio
Show !

Drums Along the Hudson
June 1, 2014
Upper Manhattan, NY
Manhattan's only open air pow wow and a celebratory gathering of Native American people
The AIGC Fellowship
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Fellowships to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples 
February 1, June 1, and October 1, annually
Dedicated to promoting and  maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples and the sovereignty of tribal  Nations.

New Pathways/Alaska
Deadline: June 2, 2014
Supports Alaska’s arts and cultural organizations.


Annie's Grants for Gardens 
Deadline: June 2, 2014
Grants for school gardens that connect children directly to real food.

An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing with Native American Adaptations
June 4, 2014 1-2:30 pm EST
This free webinar is part of the AI/AN Behavioral Health Series

Acres for America
Deadline: June 2, 2014
Funding for projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property.

AISES' Government Relations Council Summer Meeting
June 4, 2014
Washington, DC
Shirley LaCourse at

Elevating STEM in Indian Education Dialogue
June 3, 2014
A discussion on elevating STEM within the Indian education
Jody TallBear at

The Public Welfare Foundation Grants
Deadline: Rolling
Supports organizations that address human needs in disadvantaged communities

Aetna Foundation Regional Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Grants
Deadline: June 5, 2014
For community wellness initiatives serving low-income, underserved, and minority populations


The Bush Prize for Community Innovation
Deadline: June 5, 2014
For community innovations that address all sorts of needs and opportunities in MN, ND, SD, and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.

Promoting Strong and Safe Tribal Communities
June 3-5, 2014
Hollywood, Fla
Free for Native Americans and others. Topics relate to culture revitalization, sustainable housing, grants education, Tribal government and finances.

Lincoln Legacy Award
Deadline: June 6, 2014
Grants for NPOs that have increased h.s. graduation rates and college preparedness through mentoring, tutoring, training, and/or readiness programs

Potlatch Fund
Deadline: June 6, 2014
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Inspires and builds upon the Native tradition of giving and to expand philanthropy in Northwest Indian Country.
Native American Sports Heroes
June 7, 2014
Santa Rosa, Cal.
Lecture at the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
JIM THORPE Native American Games
June 8-14, 2014
Shawnee, OK
Over 1,500 Native athletes are expected to participate in 11 different sports, and a NA All-Star Football game will showcase Native high school seniors across OK

National Congress of American Indians Mid-Year Conference
June 8-11, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska
Theme: "Claiming Our Rights and Strengthening Our Governance"

SAIGE National Training Program
June 9-13, 2014
Albuquerque, NM
Theme: “Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever”

3rd Midwest Peacemaking Conference
June 11-13, 2014
Manistee, MI
Brings together professional Peacemakers (from Tribal and State courts) with those who value Pacemaking in other venues.

"Fathers: Keep Families Together" Seminar
June 12, 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii
Sponsored by the Native American Fatherhood & Families Association

National Association of Medical Minority Educators Scholarships
Deadline: June 13, 2014
For underrepresented minority students who have completed their first year of health professions training
13th annual Cherokee Ancestry Conference
June 13-14, 2014
Tahlequah, OK
Provides tools to research ancestries with Cherokee historical records and documents.

Indigenous Science Fiction and Speculative Storytelling
Deadline: June 14, 2014
For original, unpublished work by Indigenous writers.

Deadline:  June 15, 2014
For students who demonstrate character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian community locally and/or nationally.
Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes
Ends: June 15, 2014
NMAI, New York, NY

Washington Internships for Native Students
Event date: Fall 2014
Priority Deadline: June 15, 2014
Final Deadline: July 1, 2014
Washington DC.
For AI/AN/NH undergraduate/ graduate students to build leadership skills while living, studying and interning in Washington DC.

Living Cultures Grants Program
Deadline: July 15, 2013
Funds NPOs and other organizations to support impactful projects in the traditional arts in California.

Circle of Dance
October 6, 2012–October 8, 2017
NMAI, New York City
Throughout the Americas music and dance have always been an essential part of the spiritual, cultural, and social lives of Native peoples.

Tony Hawk Foundation Skateboard Park Grants
Deadline: June 18, 2014
Helps fund the construction of new, quality skateboard parks located in low-income communities.

The National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program
Deadline: June 19, 2014
Trains youth, ages 16-22, to create change around critical issues facing youth today.

All Ontario Aboriginal Co-ed Volleyball Championship 2014
June 20-22, 2014
London, ON

Cherokee National Treasure Nominations
Deadline: June 20, 2014
Recognizes Cherokee citizens with exceptional knowledge of Cherokee art forms and cultural practices

Funds for Hunger Initiatives in Southeast
Deadline: June 30, 2014
Supports programs that alleviate hunger, enhance hunger-related education or health initiatives, or assist after natural disasters.
An Evening With Wisdom of the Elders
June 20, 3014
Portland, OR
Includes a salmon dinner, cultural arts presentations, and silent auction

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Film Festival Grants Program
Deadline: June 30, 2014
      For all types of film festivals, including those that support social and cultural diversity. A

2014 AISES Professional Awards.
Nomination Deadline: June 20, 2014
The nomination categories are Executive Excellence, Technical Excellence and Most Promising Engineer or Scientist:
4th Annual THRIVE Conference for Native Youth
June 23-27, 2014
Portland, OR
Hosted by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board's

NACA Summer Legislative Summit
June 24 – 25, 2014
Washington, DC
Sponsored by the Native American Contractors Association

One Nation One Voice Prayer Ride 
June 24 - September 11, 2014
Oregon - Washington, DC
Prayer ride to the White House in support of the ancient rights of Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth)
The Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants
Deadline: June 25, 2014
Support to implement title IV-E foster care, adoption assistance, and guardianship assistance programs.

4th Annual Institute for Teachers of Color
June 25-27, 2014
San José State University, California

Leonard Peltier Day
June 26, 2014
Oglala, SD
Concert, events, and a Walk for Justice to the Jumping Bull Property.
18th Annual Run for Freedom for Leonard PEltier and All Prisoners of Conscience
June 27 - 29, 2014
Dayton, Ohio to Covington, KY

Alianait Arts Festival 2014
June 27 to July 1, 2014
Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
Theme: "Quviasugitsi Tamaani Nunattinni", the song title to one of Nunavut’s most popular songs

UNITY Summer Conference
June 28 - July 3, 2014
Portland, OR


Jim Thorpe 5K Native American Championship and Community Run
June 28, 2014
Albuquerque, NM
Open to all American Indian /Alaska Natives and First Nations people of Canada

Nike's Native Fitnes XI
Deadline: June 28, 2014
Event Date: July 29-30, 2014
Beaverton, OR
Conference and Physical Fitness Training

Reimagining Our Stories: Storytelling in the 21st Century
June 29-July 5, 2014
Idyllwild, California 
 Explores the importance of storytelling and the many modes of storytelling today

MetLife/NASSP: Breakthrough Schools
Deadline: June 30, 2014.
Awards for schools  making dramatic improvements in student achievements.

Community Spirit Awards
Nomination Deadline: July 1, 2014
A national fellowship award for American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian artists sustaining the cultural values of native people
Arizona Cardinals Charities
Deadline: July 1, 2014
Supports programs that improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in Arizona.
Lerner-Gray Fund for Marine Research
Deadline: July 1, 2014
For research projects related to the systematics, evolution, ecology, and behavior of marine animals

Native American Basketball Invitational
July 1-5, 2014
Phoenix, AZ
Native American Basketball tournament and a large college and career fair. Hosted by Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury

 California Historical Society Book Award
Deadline: July 1, 2014
For a book-length manuscript that contributes to scholarship and deepens public understanding of some aspect of California history.
 Paul P. Fidler Research Grant program
Deadline: July 1, 2014
For research which may have a national impact on student success, including underrepresented student populations, community colleges, and more..

Combining Traditional Healing and Motivational Interviewing for Alcohol and Drug Prevention Among American Indian &Alaska Native Urban Adolescents
July 2, 2014 1-2:30 PM EST
This free webinar is part of the AI/AN Behavioral Health Series

First Nation Hockey School
July 7 to 11, 2014 - Frederiction, NB
July 21-25, 2014 - Paris, ON
A week-long hockey school for First Nations Youth.
Grief Reach Program
Deadline: July 7, 2014. 
Supports programs that bring grief support services to youth from ethnically diverse or low-income communities

Indigenous Speech, Representation, and the Politics of Writing
July 7 - August 1, 2014
Newberry Library, Chicago IL
The NCAIS Summer Institute

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act U.S. Standard Grants Program
Deadline: July 8, 2014. 
Supports projects that protect, restore, enhance, or establish wetlands and  upland habitats for wetlands-associated migratory birds.

The William T. Grant Foundation's Scholars Program
Deadline: July 9, 2014
For early-career researchers from diverse disciplines who are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise.


International Oral History Association Conference
July 9-12, 2014
Barcelona, Spain
Theme: Democratizing history in conflicted and post-conflict settings Indigenous oral history.

The 2014 DIL Lacrosse World Games
July 9-19, 2014
Commerce City, Colorado
The world's best lacrosse players Go For Gold!
NACF Regional Artist Fellowships
Deadline: July 10, 2014
Supports the creation of new works from visual and traditional artists in the Upper Plains and Woodlands regions.

National Native Media Conference
July 10-13, 2014
Santa Clara, CA
The 30th annual event commemorates three decades of enhancing Native journalism

Exploring the Past: Archaeology in the Upper Mississippi River Valley
July 14-Aug. 1, 2014
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Explores how Native Americans and Euro-Americans have adapted to the Upper Mississippi River Valley over the past 13,500 years,
Living Cultures Grants Program
Deadline: July 15, 2013
Funds NPOs and  other organizations to support impactful projects in the traditional arts in California.


NACA Emerging Native Leaders Summit
July 15 – 17, 2014
Washington, DC
Sponsored by the Native American Contractors Association


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