Native Village 
Youth and Education News

June, 2014

Powwow Rangers
Steven Judd, Kiowa/Choctaw

"I tell my people to get ready. Get your smokehouses back in shape. Don't forget the ceremonies. That guy, the salmon, he's coming back."
Billy Frank, Jr. Nisqually 

"Champions for Change" Nominations
Deadline: January 12, 2015
Nominations for Native youth, ages 14-22,  working in their tribal and urban Indian communities to promote hope and make a positive impact.

Public Meetings: Interior Department Proposed Reform of Federal Acknowledgement for Tribes
July 1, 2014 - Marksville, LA
July 15, 2014 - Portland, OR
July 17,2014 - Keshena, WI
July 22, 2014 - Brooks, CA 
July 24, 2014 - Billings, MT
July 29, 2014 - Mashpee, MA
Tribal consultations and public meetings on the proposed rule

 Vote for Your Favourite Youth-Made Video
Ends: June 30, 2014
Winners will attend the 2014 imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto that includes a public screening of their work!

NABI Baseball and Softball Tournament
June 18-21, 2014
Phoenix, AZ
Showcases Native American High School athletes and the largest all Native American Baseball & Softball tournament in the country

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

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.

Annual AIHEC Behavioral Health Institute
June 16-20. 2014
Bellingham, WA

Oakland Indian Education Center Annual Student Recognition Night
June 17, 2014
Oakland, CA

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.

Honoring American Indian Family Empowerment Program Fund Grantees 
June 19, 2014
Minneapolis, MN
Join in honoring the most recent grantee, the Tiwahe Foundation American Indian Family Empowerment Program Fund

SafeTalk Suicide Prevention Training
Deadline: June 20, 2014
Event Date:July 16, 2014
Washington, DC.
Free presentations by the Center for Native American Youth and the American Foundation for Sudsier Prevention.

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.

Traditional Native Games Clinic
June 20-July 2, 2014
East Glacier Park, MT
For youth thru elders, an effort  to recover and restore what’s been lost.

An Evening With Wisdom of the Elders
June 20, 3014
Portland, OR
Includes a salmon dinner, cultural arts presentations, and silent auction

National Aboriginal Awareness Day
June 21, 2014
Celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.
Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival
June 21-22
Indianapolis, IN
.Featuring Native performers and more than 150 artists from more than 60 tribes

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

Native American Celebration Day
June 22, 2014
New York City
Celebrate the Native American community and heritage and support Shoni Schimmel when the Atlanta Dream takes on the New York Liberty at Madison Square Garden
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

2014 UNITY National Conference
June 28 - July 3, 2014
Portland, OR
The "United National Indian Tribal Youth" conference

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.

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.


Teacher Appreciation Month
Ends June 30, 2014
Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ
Arizona teachers and one guest have free admission all month.


As We Grow Exhibit
Deadline: TBA
NMAI, Washington DC
See Native American toys from all over North, Central, and South America and find out what life lessons and traditions they teach

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.

The Pulling Together Initiative
Deadline: July 1, 2014
Supports projects that help control invasive plant species (terrestrial and aquatic)

Indian Land Tenure Foundation Funds
Deadline: July 1, 2014
Serving American Indian nations and people in the recovery and control of their homelands.

GoGirlGo! Grants
Deadline: July 3, 2014
Helps give girls, ages 5-13, underserved communities access to physical activity.

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

2014 AISES Professional Awards.
Nomination Deadline: July 3, 2014
The nomination categories are Executive Excellence, Technical Excellence and Most Promising Engineer or Scientist

AAIP 2014 Pre-Admission Workshop
Deadline: July 7, 2014
Workshop dates are July 22 -- 23, 2014
Denver, Colorado
For AI/AN undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a career in the allied health or medicine fields.
The Awesome Foundation Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
To challenge the understanding of individual and communal potentials, bringing communities together, casting aside social inhibitions and boundaries.
Indigenous Speech, Representation, and the Politics of Writing
July 7 - August 1, 2014
Newberry Library, Chicago IL
The NCAIS Summer Institute
Grief Reach Program
Deadline: July 7, 2014. 
Supports programs that bring grief support services to youth from ethnically diverse or low-income communities

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program
Deadline: July 7, 2014. 
Funds for distance learning, telemedical equipment and related software to improve/increase educational and medical services in rural communities.

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
To help increase the number of adoptions of children waiting in the U.S. foster care system.
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.

Coalition for Juvenile Justice Youth Summit
Deadline: July 8, 2014
Event Date: August 7-8: 2014
Washington, DC
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice's two-day summit will empower young people to be juvenile justice advocates.

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!

Native Asset Building Initiative
Deadline: July 10, 2014
Support to increase access to and awareness of asset building opportunities in Native American communities.

Carte Blanche: Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program
July 10-21, 2014
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Nine programs of dramatic features and documentaries by Native American and indigenous directors from the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and Australia

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
14th National Indian Nations Conference:Justice for Victims of Crime
Presentation Deadline: July 11, 2014
Deadline: December 11-13, 2014
Agua Caliente Reservation, California
Generational voices uniting for safety, justice, and healing.

Native American Fish and Wildlife Scholarships
Deadline: July 11, 2014
Southwest Region
For Native American college students pursuing natural resources careers

18th Annual Indian Canyon Storytelling & Indigenous Gathering
July 12, 2014
Hollister, CA
Traditional Storytelling and Native Dance, Gathering, Sharing, Learning, Teaching

Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Promising Program Grant
Deadline: July 14, 2014
Addresses childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native communities.

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,

Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication
July 14-25, 2014
Portland, OR
Over 40 workshops available.

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
NICWA Training Institute Webinars
 July 15-August 12, 2014
Geared toward tribal child welfare workers who want to improve their basic skills.

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation
Deadline: July 15, 2014
Helps NPOs with a means to educate the public about the needs of children across the United States.

Assembly of First Nations 35th Annual General Assembly
July 15-17, 2014
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Educate, empower, enlighten together as Nations
Tribal eco-Ambassadors Program
 Deadline: July 15. 2014
Funds research at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) to address environmental and health issues affecting their communities

2014 webinar series from the NW Portland Indian Health Services Board
July 17, 2:00-3:30 MT - Prescription drug abuse: Why does it matter and what can we do?
September 18, 2:00-3:30 MT - Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
November 20, 2:00-3:30 M T- Suicide prevention and response: successful community strategies  Register for webinars about 1 month in advance

World Eskimo Olympics
July 16-19, 2014
Fairbanks, Alaska
Survival for Alaska's Native peoples has been the name of the games for as long as the elders can remember.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship program.
Deadline: July 18, 2014
Introduces a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and more

8th International Ethnomusicology Symposium
July 17-18, 2014
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The most popular professional event in African ethnomusicology

NW Native Art Show
July 19-20, 2014
Portland, OR
 Donating part of the proceeds to the NICWA.
InterTribal Youth Program
July 20-Aug 2, 2014
San Diego, Southern California,

2014 North American Indigenous Games
July 20-27, 2014
Regina, Saskatchewan
Showcases unity, sport, culture, youth, volunteerism and team work between First Nations, Metis and Non-Indigenous communities.

Community Economic Development Grants
Deadline: July 21, 2014
Supports innovative projects to enhance job creation and business development for low-income individuals.
Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court
Deadline: July 21, 2014
Support for group collaboration whose effort help students succeed in school and prevent negative outcomes for youth and communities.

Plains Indians
Ends July 2014
Musée Du Quai BranlyParis, France
Objects and artworks offering a continuous view of the aesthetic traditions of the Plains Indians, from the 16th - 20th century,

The Beloved Woman
Performance Date: July 21, 2014
Colonial Williamsburg, VA
This magnificent performance stars West Studi and Irene Bedard.

38th Annual National Indian Timber Symposium
July 23 – 26, 2014
Worley, ID
Encourage the training and development of our next generation of Indian Natural Resource Professionals
Business of Arts and Culture
July 24-25, 2014
Chicago, IL
Promotes understand of how alliances can amplify organizational strategy
L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth
Deadline: June 25
Celebrates everyday women who follow their true passion to make a difference in the world through volunteerism
Business of Arts and Culture: Extending Your Reach
July 24-25, 2014
Chicago, IL

Indspire Awards
Nomination Deadline: June 27, 2014
Nominate an indigenous Canadian youth, ages 15-27, who serve as invaluable role models for all Indigenous peoples.

True Hero Grants
Deadline: June 30, 2014
Cash awards to high school, college and qualified non-profit community youth organizations that sponsor service trips and volunteer activities for students.
Unite for Literacy’s Online E-Book Library
Cherokee speakers have translated 10 early literacy books for ages 0-8 for free at

 GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities
Deadline: July 30, 2014
Supports nonprofit organizations in selected communities and states that serve people who are most at risk for poor health.

Sundance Institute’s Native American Short Films and panel discussion 
Ends July 31, 2014
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Four short films programmed by Sundance Institute will screen in a loop
The Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Recognizes exemplary programs  that have made health services more accessible to a specific medically underserved population.

 Recovery Implementation Fund
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Aids in the recovery of endangered, threatened, or candidate species and conserving their ecosystems.

The Candidate Conservation Action Funds Program
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Support to acquire information about candidate and other at-risk species or undertake restoration actions to help avert federal listing of species.
Merck Family Fund
Deadline: August 1, 2014
Grants to nonprofits that address four programs: The Reducing CO2 Emissions Through Energy Efficiency and Carbon Pricing; Conserving Ecologically Valuable Land;The Urban Farming and Youth Leadership and/or The Making Paper Production Sustainable

 Terra Foundation for American Art
Deadline: August 1, 2014
Supports exhibitions that enlarge the understanding and appreciation of American art made between 1500-1980.

Keeping Music Alive program
Deadline: : August 1, 2014 
Donates musical instruments to school music programs that serve low-income communities and have little or no budget for instruments.
The Wildlife Society's Conference/Professional-Development Program for Indigenous Students  
Deadline: August 1, 2014
Event Date: October 25-30, 2014

Pittsburgh, PA
Includes a professional-development program for Indigenous Students interested in the Wildlife Profession
Information contact:

 American Honda Foundation Grants
 February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 (annually)
Supports NPOs and educational institutions that address the areas of youth and scientific education

Fund of the Sacred Circle
Deadline: August 4, 2014
For American Indian organizations that address issues such as language and cultural revitalization, land and environmental restoration, sovereignty and treaty rights, and self-determination and civil rights.
Indian Land Tenure Grants
Deadline: August 4, 2014
For Native land recovery efforts and enabling Indian people access to the financial and natural resources within their own reservations.

GIS Camps for Tribal Youth
August 4-8, 2014
A free opportunity for Native youth.

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society SW Regional Conference
August 5-7, 2014
Isleta, NM
Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program
Deadline: August 15, 2014
Supports organizations and agencies using volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities.

Inasmuch Foundation Grants
Deadline: August 15, 2014
Dedicated to the betterment of people, neighborhoods, and communities in

Share Our Strength: No Hungry Kids Grants
Deadline: Rolling
Several grant types for eligible organizations dealing with anti-hunger issues
Cedar Tree Foundation
Deadline: Rolling
Grants for sustainable agriculture, environmental education, environmental health.

We R Native. Who R You? Summer Photo Contest
Deadline: August 25, 2014
Submit your favorite summer time photo in the ultimate We R Native prize pack

Circle of Dance
Ends: 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.
The Public Welfare Foundation Grants
Deadline: Rolling
Supports organizations that address human needs in disadvantaged communities


Also Check:
Native Village Opportunities Archives
Thousands of postings remain active, have open deadlines or provide excellent leads! 

List of Tribal Colleges  Guide to Native American Studies Programs How Can I Get an Indian Scholarship?
Paying For College:
Native American version for high school students
Tribal Grants Information Tribal Information from the Aspen Institute
Test Prep Preview
Free online practice tests.
national Indian education association  Scholarship listings YOUTH EMPLOYMENT INVENTORY
Search for jobs across the world!
 Free Online College Courses and Classes

USA Jobs

Minority and Diversity Opportunities
Foundation Funding for Native American Issues and Peoples Center for Native American Youth from the Aspen Institute AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE CENTER  
Catching the Dream
Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund" Scholarship Listings
A long list of scholarships from individual tribes.

How to Spot a
Scholarship Scam

Native Village Home Page

Native Village © Gina Boltz
To receive email notices of Native Village updates, please send your email address to:
To contact us, email


Thank you to ALL the wonderful individuals,  friends, organizations, groups, news services and websites who share or donate their research, work, time and talents to make Native Village possible
In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, this material is distributed without profit or payment for non-profit research, archival, news, and educational purposes only.
NATIVE VILLAGE website was created for youth, educators, families, and friends who wish to celebrate the rich, diverse cultures of The Americas' First Peoples. We offer readers two monthly publications: NATIVE VILLAGE Youth and Education News and NATIVE VILLAGE Opportunities and Websites.  Each issue shares today's happenings in Indian country. NATIVE VILLAGE also houses website libraries and informational materials to enrich all lives on Turtle Island.
Unless otherwise noted, articles are written in full by the credited author at the credited source link. We are responsible for format changes and additional photos, art, and graphics which boost visual appeal and add dimension to the reading experience. Pictures and graphics not appearing with the original article are either credited on the page or by right-clicking the picture. Some may be free or by sources unknown.
Please contact us with any copyright corrections so we may properly credit the source.
 We are not responsible for changes to outside websites and weblinks. Please notify us if any problems arise.