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July, 2014


Sacred Live Is Our Way of Life
July 14-21, 2014
Utah, NM, AZ
The Dine Nations horseback trail ride. Save the horses for our future generations

Professional Filmmaking Workshops for Youth
Short Film Writing: July 15, July 22
Directing Dramatic Film: July 29, July 30
Cinematography Fundamentals: August 5
Lighting Fundamentals: August 7
Toronto, Ontario
For youth, ages 14–17, to learn basics of professional filmmaking from media arts professionals

Assembly of First Nations 35th national Annual General Assembly
July 15-17, 2014
Halifax, Nova Scotia
First Nation leaders, Elders and youth discuss key issues and determine strategies and a path forward to advance First Nations priorities


Assembly of First Nations 35th Annual General Assembly
July 15-17, 2014
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Educate, empower, enlighten together as Nations
NACA Emerging Native Leaders Summit
July 15 – 17, 2014
Washington, DC
Sponsored by the Native American Contractors Association

Federal Acknowledgement of Native American Tribes
Comment Deadline: August 1, 2014
Share your thoughts about the proposed new regulations.

Restoring the Public Trust: Cobell v. Jewell and Beyond
July 16, 2014
Washington DC

World Flute Society Convention
July 16-24, 2014
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Inspiration, knowledge, and music!
Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshops
July 16 -17, 2024,
Pueblos, NM
July 23 - 24, 2014, Tama, Iowa
Free workshops for Native American entrepreneurs.

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.

Public Meetings: Interior Department Proposed Reform of Federal Acknowledgement for Tribes
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

SafeTalk Suicide Prevention Training
July 16, 2014
Washington, DC.
Free presentations by the Center for Native American Youth and the American Foundation for Sudsier Prevention.

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 MT- Suicide prevention and response: successful community strategies 
Register for webinars about 1 month in advance

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


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
Vision Seekers Workshop
July 18, 2014
Post Falls, ID
For youth, ages 7 and up, to enhance, exchange, and create with renowned American Indian artists
Energy for Change: Green Leaders Building a Sustainable Future
July 18, 2014 1:30-3:00 EDT
National Museum of the American Indian, DC
Watch the live webcast!
NW Native Art Show
July 19-20, 2014
Portland, OR
 Donating part of the proceeds to the NICWA.
The 2014 DIL Lacrosse World Games
Ends: July 19, 2014
Commerce City, Colorado
The world's best lacrosse players Go For Gold!
Institute of American Indian Arts Writers Festival
July 19-25, 2014
Santa Fe, NM
Free and open to the public: campus readings featuring renowned Native and non-Native writers including Simon Ortiz and Sherman Alexie.

Vote for the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards
Deadline: July 19, 2014.  
Voting is free and is open to everyone all around the world.

Coalition for Juvenile Justice 2014 Youth Summit
Registration Deadline: July 19, 2014
Event Date: August 7-8, 2014

Washington D.C.
Empowers youth to become juvenile justice advocates thru skill-building, networking, and leadership workshops
NW Native Art Show
July 19-20, 2014
Portland, OR
 Donating part of the proceeds to the NICWA.
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.
InterTribal Youth Program
July 20-Aug 2, 2014
San Diego, Southern California,

Native Plants: Make a Home Prairie Garden
July 20, 2014
Evanston, IL
Learn about indigenous plants and how to create a home prairie garden.

First Nation Hockey School
July 21-25, 2014
 Paris, ON
A week-long hockey school for First Nations Youth.

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

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

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
Paris, France
Objects and artworks offering a continuous view of the aesthetic traditions of the Plains Indians, from the 16th - 20th century,

Summit for Native Nonprofits & Tribal Programs
July 22, 2014
Santa Fe, NM
Focuses on nonprofit fundraising and program evaluation training as well as structured networking opportunities.

4th Annual NACA Emerging Native Leaders Summit
July 22-24, 2014
Washington, DC

Native Family Empowerment Program
Deadline: July 23, 2014
Helps develop services to support Native parents pursuing higher education at tribal colleges.

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

NCGLNAC Summer Cultural Arts Classes
Scholarship deadline: July 25, 2014
Event Date: August 2 - 4, 2014
Portland, IN
From the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, classes on arts, crafts, traditions and culture by tradition bearers, artisans, and experts on Native culture

Business of Arts and Culture
July 24-25, 2014
Chicago, IL
Promotes understand of how alliances can amplify organizational strategy

The Section 533 Housing Preservation Grant Program
Deadline: July 24, 2014
Assists very low- and low-income rental property owners, cooperative housing complexes and homeowners to repair and rehabilitate their homes in rural areas.

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

National Summit on Authentic Youth Engagement
Registration Deadline: July 25, 2014
Event Date: August 5-6
Chicago, IL
Authentic youth engagement, works only when young people and adults join together as true partners.

National Native News Elections Reporting Fellowship
Deadline: July 25, 2014
Event Date: August 18 - November 18, 2014.

An opportunity for broadcast journalists to expand their reporting skills while producing high quality stories
AISES Student Member Survey 
Deadline: July 25, 2014 or mid-August
Offer candid feedback to help AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) better serve you.
Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication
Ends: July 25, 2014
Portland, OR
Over 40 workshops available.
Indigenous Speech, Representation, and the Politics of Writing
Ends: August 1, 2014
Newberry Library, Chicago IL
The NCAIS Summer Institute
Business of Arts and Culture: Extending Your Reach
July 24-25, 2014
Chicago, IL

Kaypi Peru Festival
July 29- Aug 1, 2014
National Museum of the American Indian DC
Celebrating the rich diversity of Peru through traditional dances and live music, films, lectures, Peruvian food and drinks, and hands-on activities for kids and families

Nike's Native Fitness XI
July 29-30, 2014
Beaverton, OR
Conference and Physical Fitness Training
 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.
Survival of the First Voices Festival
July 30-August 1, 2014
Farmington NM
Music, arts, storytelling and more in an event that's quickly gaining momentum.  “IT’S ALL FOR THE YOUTH!” Free and open to the public

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.

2015 Lead Agency Program Grants
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Event Date: April 17-19, 2015
Offers organizations funding, designation, training, and ongoing consultancy to lead youth service activities for Global Youth Service Day

Summer of Service Awards
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Recognizes recognize young people, ages 5-18, who are creating positive change through volunteering and service
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Event Date: September 4-9, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Educational panels, fitness activities, and workshops for youth to create digital stories about Native health,

Native Arts Capacity-Building Initiative
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Supports Native American organizations and tribal government programs that serve Native American arts and artists in tribal communities

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.

  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.
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

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
Alliance for California Traditional Arts Grants
Deadline - August 1, 2014
Two grants available: Living Cultures Grant program and the Apprenticeship Program

Neighborhood Partner Program
Deadline: August 1, 2014
For sustainable neighborhoods that promote family, minority and/or women-owned business; strengthen safety systems, develop new or enhance STEM educational opportunities.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Deadline: August 1, 2014
Provides teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals

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.

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.

The William T. Grant Foundation Grants
Deadline: August 5, 2014
Enhances projects that inform others about programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequalities in youth development.

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society SW Regional Conference
August 5-7, 2014
Isleta, NM

Sovereignty, Economic Development, and Poverty Reduction in Indian Country Conference
August 7, 2014
Boston, MA
Legal Issues related to proven strategies and untapped opportunities

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

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
National Endowment for the Humanities Grants
Deadline:  August 13, 2014.
Support for development and production grants for Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations grants

2014 Coalition for Juvenile Justice  Youth Summit
August 7-8, 2014
Washington, DC

Cultivates and empowers a new generation of juvenile justice advocates.

California Wildlands Grassroots Fund
Deadline:  August 15 and November 15, 2014
Supports NPOs committed to conserving California's natural landscapes, ecosystems, plants, and wildlife.
American Indian Council of Indiana Powwow
August 16-17, 2014
Lebanon, IN

Global Swarm to Save the Bees
August 16, 2014
Check the listings in your area and join with others to save the bees from Monsanto.

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children 
Deadline: August 18, 2014
 Grants to support community-based initiatives that provide dental care to underserved children.

Santa Fe Indian Market
August 23-24, 2014
Santa Fe, NM
Brings together over 175,000 people to meet the artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and culture

Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Screening Series 
August 20-24. 2-14
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Screening 6 feature-length films and 2 short films by Native American and indigenous filmmakers

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.
Organized by Dennis Banks. An 18,000 mile motorcycle ride to draw attention to the ill-effects of diabetes in Indian country.
 218- 556-8429 or email:
The Access to Historical Records program
Deadline: August 27, 2014
Supports the preserving and processing primary of source materials, with emphasis on the creation of online materials

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

 RMHC Global Grant program
Deadline: August 29, 2014
For non-profit organizations that are making an immediate, positive impact on children who need it most.
KaBOOM! Community Playground Grants
Deadline: Open
For creating great playspaces through community participation and leadership.

Hawaii Community Restoration Partnership
Deadline: August 29. 2014
To ensure healthy and sustainable fishery resources; restoration techniques, and engaging communities in active environmental stewardship.

Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Screening Series 
August 31 – October 4, 2014
Santa Fe, New Mexico;
Five feature films programmed by Sundance Institute will screen in the Kathryn O’Keefe Theatre.
Patagonia Environmental Grant Program
Deadline: August 31, 2014
Supports grassroots organizations working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment

Mountaineers Foundation Community Grants program
Deadline: September  1, 2014
Supports organizations and agencies working to preserve the natural beauty and ecological integrity of the Pacific Northwest

The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People Grants
Deadline: September 2014
Supports groups oppressed by poverty and social systems who want to take charge of their own lives
Overview of the Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program
Sept 3, 2014 1-2:30 PM EST
This free webinar is part of the AI/AN Behavioral Health Series

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Grants
Deadline: September 2, 2014
Funds programs and services that promote oral health. Priority for free dental care services/education to indigent or underserved populations.

September 4-9, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Educational panels, fitness activities, and workshops for youth to create digital stories about Native health,
Project MED Video Challenge
Deadline: September 5, 2014
Cash prizes of up to $7,000 will be awarded for five-minute videos that propose an innovative approach that involves K-12 schools in increasing the diversity of future physicians and scientists.

Lake Superior Wilderness Conference
Sept. 5-6, 2014
Duluth, MN T
Explores the significance and meaning of Wilderness in the Upper Midwest and the Lake Superior basin.

IU Graduate School Fall Recruitment Program
Deadline: September 5, 2014
Event Date: October 12, 2014
Indiana University, Bloomington
For underrepresented and minority PhD and MFA students
Native Seeds Community Seed Grants
Deadline: September 5, 2014 for Fall/Winter Planting
Greater Southwest Region
Supports educational, food security, and community development projects

AISES Golf Tournament
Deadline: Sept 6, 2014
Phoenix, AZ

Land, Art, Horizons: Land Reflected in Contemporary Native American Art
Ends: September 7, 2014
North American Native Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
Native artists from Canada and the United States look at land from different perspectives
Tribal Sovereign Immunity After Bay Mills
September 12, 2014
University of Colorado
Address the Supreme Court's recent landmark holding in the much-watched case of Michigan V. Bay Mills

31st Annual NIHB Consumer Conference
September 8-11, 2014
Albuquerque. NM

Big Horn General Stream Adjudication Symposium
Sept. 10-12, 2014
Riverton, Wyoming
Documenting Endangered Languages Grants
Deadline: September 15, 2014
Supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages.

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.

Fund for a Just Society
Deadline: September 15, 2014
To help create change in the economic, social, and political structures for those excluded from resources, power, and the right to determination.
Yosemite Exhibition
Ends January 25, 2015
San Francisco, CA

International Day of Peace (September 2

One Nation One Voice Prayer Ride 
Ends: September 11, 2014
Oregon - Washington, DC
Prayer ride to the White House in support of the ancient rights of Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth)


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