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August, 2014

“Optimistic, hopeful people view barriers and obstacles as problems to be solved and not as the reason to give up or turn back. Positive people never, ever give up.”   Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee


 International Day of Peace
September 21, 2014
The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
California Wildlands Grassroots Fund
Deadline:  August 15 and November 15, 2014
Supports NPOs committed to conserving California's natural landscapes, ecosystems, plants, and wildlife.

Indian Country Today Media Network Historical Trauma Project
Contribute your experiences to the year-long project
For those on their own healing journeys:
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We R Native Community Service Mini Grants
Grants to Native youth, ages 13 -21 to get involved in their communities

Challenge 20/20 Program
Deadline: August 15, 2014
Helps schools develop globally based, experiential curricula and to build educational partnerships with schools around the world.

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 Oklahoma.

American Indian Council of Indiana Powwow
August 16-17, 2014
Lebanon, IN

Bone and Stone Artifacts of the Prehistoric Peoples of Ohio: New Ideas About Ancient Tools
August 16, 2014
Serpent Mound, Ohio
Learn about the immense breadth and diversity of stone tools crafted by Native Americas  in Ohio.

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.

 Indian Housing Training Conference
August 19 – 21, 2014
Catoosa, Oklahoma
 join critical sessions related to Tribal housing programs that are imperative to HUD’s Indian Housing Block Grant

 Native American Fatherhood and Families Association Event
August 19-21 , 2014
Mesa, AZ
Theme: Linking Generations By Strengthening Relationships Training
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

Webinar: Using Title IV-E for Juvenile Justice
August 21, 2014 3:00-4:15 PM EDT
how jurisdictions can leverage Title IV-E of the Social Security Act to support home- and community-based programs and services in their juvenile justice system.

American Indian/ Alaska Native Kinship Care: Models of Support Webinar
August 21, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Free webinar to discuss the impact and importance of using kinship networks within tribal communities as models of support. .

 Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges Grants
Deadline: August 21, 2014
For projects that enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future.
19th Annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show
August 22-September 21, 2014
Park Hill, Oklahoma
Native American 40 Under 40 Awards
Nomination Deadline: August 22, 2014
Event Date: October 8, 2014
Milwaukee, WI
Recognizes 40 emerging American Indians who have demonstrated leadership and made important contributions to their communities.
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

"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.
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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

McKinley Philanthropy Fellowships 
Deadline: August 27, 2014
 Prepares individuals, including Native Americans, from underrepresented communities for careers in philanthropy.

7th Annual Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F) Challenge
Aug. 27, 2014
Verona, NY
Indian Country's largest fundraiser includes 7 elite PGA Tour players to raise funds to help reduce  obesity and type 2 diabetes and supporting leadership development among Native American youth.

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
Advancing Positive paths for Native American Boys and Young Men Project
Deadline: August 28, 2014
For organization working to address the high at-risk factors faced by Native male youth.
Bush Foundation Native Nation Rebuilders Program
Deadline: August 28, 2014
a training initiative that strengthens leadership and nation-building skills for emerging or existing leaders in the twenty-three Native nations the foundation serves
National American Indian Court Judges Association Awards Conference
Nomination Deadline: August 29, 2014
Conference Date: October 7-10
Catoosa, OK
Nomination being accepted for Lifetime achievement, judicial excellence, court support excellence, and outstanding service.
 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.

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

Eli S. Parker Award
Nomination Deadline: September 1, 2014
Recognizes  Indian leaders who  embody AISES’ mission and goals through their achievements and contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math.

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.

Deadline: September 3, 2014
Event Date: October 12 -15, 2014
For distinguished, college-bound Native American high school seniors to experience and extended campus stay.


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

Speaking of Past and Present: Changing Perceptions and Practices in Contemporary Native Art
September 4, 2014
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Free to the public: Native artists celebrate their cultural heritage and explore issues at the forefront of indigenous art and politics today

September 4-9, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Educational panels, fitness activities, and workshops for youth to create digital stories about Native health,

 Delta Dental of Arizona Community Grants
Deadline: September 4, 2014
To increase access to preventive dental health services, as well as community groups, coalitions, and partnerships working to address local oral health

Native Seeds Community Seed Grants
Deadline: September 5, 2014 for Fall/Winter Planting
Greater Southwest Region
Supports educational, food security, and community development projects
31st Annual NIHB Consumer Conference
September 8-11, 2014
Albuquerque. NM
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 American Sports Heroes
September 6, 2014
Santa Rosa, CA
Hosted by the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center

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

Land, Art, Horizons: Land Reflected in Contemporary Native American Art
Ends: September 7, 2014
 Zurich, Switzerland
Native artists from Canada and the United States look at land from different perspectives

White House Internship Program
Deadline: September 7, 2014
A hands-on experience to strengthen understanding of the Executive Office and prepare students for public service careers.

Positive Indian Parenting
September 8–10, 2014: Portland, OR
December 1–3, 2014: San Diego, CA
April 23–24, 2015: Portland, OR
Prepares tribal and non-tribal child welfare personnel to train American Indian and Alaska Native parents using a culturally specific approach.

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)
Big Horn General Stream Adjudication Symposium
Sept. 10-12, 2014
Riverton, Wyoming

Bush Foundation Fellowships
Deadline: Sept. 11, 2014
MN, ND, SD and their 23 Indian Nations

For emerging leaders to pursue professional development experiences.

Univ. of Washington 27th Annual Indian Law Symposium
Sept. 11-12, 2014
Seattle, WA
Topic include Alaska hunting and fishing rights, housing issues in Indian Country, ethical issues, and more.

Sovereignty in Indian Education Competitive Grants
Deadline: September 12, 2014
Funding for federally recognized tribes and their tribal education departments to promote tribal control and operation of BIE-funded schools on their reservations.

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

Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Studies Grants
Deadline:  September 14, 2014
Supports curricula that empower and encourage students to become involved in solving environmental and social problems

Changing Hands: Art without Reservation 3
Ends: September 14, 2014
Ann Arbor, MI
A comprehensive and in-depth cross section of innovative and groundbreaking work by contemporary indigenous artists.”

Teens Teach Tech Grant
Deadline: September 15, 2014
For teens to help senior citizens feel comfortable with ever-evolving technology.

Seventh Generation Fund Grants for Indigenous-Led Initiatives
Deadline: September 15, 2014
For  Native American community-based organizations and projects aligned with one of the fund's program areas….
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.
Native American Fatherhood and Families Association Training
September 16-18, 2014
Mesa, AZ
Theme: Fatherhood Is Sacred and Motherhood Is Sacred

Transitions: 7th Annual Tribal Leadership Conference
Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014
Event Date: September 16-17, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico

RWJF Culture of Health Prize
Deadline: September 17, 2014
Honors outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives.
NW Portland Indian Health Services Board Webinar Series
Registration Deadline: About 1 month in advance
September 18, 2014: Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
November 20, 2014: Suicide prevention and response --successful community strategies

Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the U.S. and American Indian Nations
September 18, 2014
Washington DC
The past, present and future of treaties between the US and tribal nations

United Nations Climate Summit 2014
September 20-21, 2014
New York City
Join the mass public demonstration during the UN’s Climate Summit 2014
International Day of Peace
September 21, 2014
 A day designated by the United Nations devoted strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

People's Climate March
September 21, 2014
NYC, New York
Dozens of groups  and individuals are planning to greet United Nations and other leaders with the largest climate mobilization in history.

First Nations Health Managers Association National Conference
September 23-25, 2014
Vancouver, BC

Native American Fatherhood and Families Association
September 23-25, 2014
Mesa, AZ
Theme: Linking Generations By Strengthening Relationships Training

World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
September 22-23,  2014
New York

Safe Places to Play Grants
Deadline: September 24, 2014
Supports projects designed to keep children in underserved communities active, healthy, and safe.
Our Food is Our Medicine Conference
September 24-25, 2014
Poulsbo, WA
For Native people and friend interested in tribal foods and medicines and tribal sovereignty.

2014 IFIP World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy
September 24 -26, 2014
All about concrete actions that will take Indigenous philanthropy to the next level.

 Addressing Obesity in Indigenous Youth
September 24-26, 2014
Winnipeg, MB
Addresses obesity problems among indigenous youth and shares the best/most promising practices within Indigenous communities across Canada and the US in many settings.
First nations L.E.A.D. Institute Conference
September 25-26, 2014
Tulalip, WA
Helps emerging and existing leaders in Indian Country network, grow professionally, share ideas and learn new skills related to asset-building.

Tribal Tax Conference
September 24-25, 2014
Valley Center, CA
Comprehensive and practical understanding of major tribal tax issues in Indian Country.

Turning ICWA from Chess to Checker
September 25, 2014
Grand Rapids, MI
Focusing on the nuts and bolts of the Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act and Indian Child Welfare Act requirements
36th American Indian Workshop
DEADLINE: September 28, 2014
Event Date: March 24- 27th, 2015
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
This year's theme: “Knowledge and Self-Representation”

World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy
September 24-26. 2014
New York, NY
Brings together thought leaders, philanthropists, and others interested in concrete action that takes Indigenous philanthropy to the next level.

California Native American Day
September 26, 2014
Theme: Water is sacred
PHD Project Conference Scholarships
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2014
Event Date: November 19-21, 2014
Chicago, IL
Helps African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans attain their business PhD, become business professors and mentor the next generation.

Clerk at the Native American Rights Fund
Deadline: September 29, 2014
 For students who have completed their second year of law school.

2015 Article Prize
Deadline: September 30, 2014
For excellence in scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the 19th century
 Peace Projects Grant Program
Deadline:  September 30, 2014
For projects that promote peaceful coexistence and peace building.

Captain Planet Foundation  Grants
Deadline:  September 30, 2014
Brings environment-based education to schools and inspire youth/communities to serve as environmental stewards

Just Move It California
Ends September 30, 2014
Up to 100 California American Indian communities (agencies, educational sites and Tribal workplaces count as a “community”) can be involved in this friendly competition.
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Supports wetland and habitat restoration/enhancement projects for conservation of native Great Lakes fish and wildlife populations and migratory birds

Fish and Wildlife Service: The Coastal Program
Deadline:  September 30, 2014
Supports coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands.

Project Learning Tree GreenWorks
Deadline: September 30, 2014
For school/community native plant gardens, a forest improvement projects, a streamside restoration plan, or more.
International Indigenous Health Conference 2014
October 2014
Winnipeg, Manitoba
 Dedicated to improving the lives of Indigenous peoples across the globe.

NICWA Training Institute Webinars
October 1-29, 2014
Geared toward tribal child welfare workers who want to improve their basic skills.

Ucross Foundation Spring 2015 Artist Residencies
Deadline: October 1, 2014
Located in Sheridan, Wyoming,
Offers uninterrupted time, work space, living accommodations, and meals to competitively selected visual artists, writers, and composers
Rasmuson Foundation Sabbatical Program
Deadline: October 1, 2014,
For executives from Alaska tribes and nonprofit sectors: provides time away from the office for rest, personal renewal, and professional growth.

The Coastal SEES (Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability) Program
Deadline: October 2, 2015
Supports the enhancement of coastal sustainability.

Nutrition and Behavioral Health
Oct 1, 2014 1-2:30 PM EST
This free webinar is part of the AI/AN Behavioral Health Series
7 years of N7: Gathering Speed to Move Future Generations
October 2- 4 2014
Beaverton, Oregon
The N7 Sport Summit inspires discussion and action on how sports can be a catalyst for holistic transformation within Native American and Aboriginal communities.

 Multi-Arts Production Fund 
Deadline: October 3, 2014
For live performances that examine cultural difference and aspects of diversity.

Funding: Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands  
Deadline: October 2, 2014
Tribal Building Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Retrofits (Topic Area 1)
Community-Scale Clean Energy Deployment (Topic Area 2).
Museums Connect: Building Global Communities
Deadline: October 7, 2013
Strengthens connections and cultural understanding through collaborative and innovative projects facilitated by museums.

National Tribal Judicial and Court Clerks Conference and NAICJA Annual Meeting
Oct over 7-10, 2014
Catoosa, OK
Open to the public for training and networking opportunities

Reservation Economic Summit
October 7-9, 2014
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dedicated to boosting economic development in Indian Country
2014 Ethnohistory Conference
October 8-12.
Indianapolis, IN

2014 Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Conference
Fri, October 10, 8:00 AM HST
University of Hawaii at Hilo

California Indian Conference 2014
October 9-11, 2014
San Bernardino, CA
 For indigenous peoples, leaders, scholars and others to discuss and interact regarding 
the diversity of California Nations
5th Annual Teaching With Purpose Conference
October 10-11, 2014
Portland, OR
Featuring presenters who are pioneers in culturally responsive practices  that prepare students from all backgrounds to become future leaders.

NIEA 2014 Conference
October 15-19, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska


Teachers Against Prejudice 2014 Art Contest
Deadline: October 15, 2014
Open to all students in grades 1-4. This year's theme: "Living Together in Peace"
Media for a Just Society Awards
October 15, 2014
San Francisco
Honoring journalists, filmmakers, and writers whose work furthers public understanding of adult and youth justice, child welfare, and adult protection issues.

Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund
Deadline: October 15, 2014
For projects that emphasize the involvement of students and volunteers in all phases of development.

California Documentary Project Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2014
For projects that will enhance an understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories.

Ben & Jerry's Social and Environmental Justice Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2014
For groups working to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just-food systems.


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