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September, 2014

Photo:  Survival International

"Many uncontacted tribes want to remain uncontacted, and this choice must be respected. Will their land be protected or destroyed?  It's a matter of life and death."
Nixiwaka Yawanawá, Amazon Indian living in London


People's Climate March
September 21, 2014
NYC, New York
An ever-growing coalition of more than 1,000 organizations plan to greet the United Nations and demand world leaders take action to combat climate change. 
Learn more:
Join or host and event near you!
Watch live online:

ICTM Historical Trauma Project
Contribute your experiences to the year-long project
For those on healing journeys:
For healers helping communities:
Complete article:

2014 Indigenous Language Challenge
Post a video of you speaking your native language!

Telling Our Stories
The University of North Carolina
Retired American Indian teachers aged 70 and older are invited to participate in a new oral history project at Pembroke’s Native American Resources Center
Phone: 910-521-6282

Documenting Endangered Languages Grants
Deadline: September 15, 2014
Supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages.

Oral Health: Native Youth Perspectives
CNAY wants to hear from Native youth about their viewpoints on oral health and access to dental care
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….
Help the Winnemen Wintu!
Winnemem (McCloud River) Wintu Tribe “War Dance”
Ends: September 15, 2014
Shasta Dam, Redding, Cal.
In response to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s proposal to raise Shasta Dam, which threatens to submerge many Winnemem sacred sites and village areas.
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.
Teens Teach Tech Grant
Deadline: September 15, 2014
For teens to help senior citizens feel comfortable with ever-evolving technology.
Change the Mascot Press Conference
September 16, 2014
Washington, D.C.
Members of Congress, religious and civil rights leaders will join tribal leaders of the Change the Mascot campaign during the press conference
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
Event Date: September 16-17, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the U.S. and American Indian Nations
Webcast: September 18, 2014
Washington DC
The past, present and future of treaties between the US and tribal nations

A long list of resources

RWJF Culture of Health Prize
Deadline: September 17, 2014
Honors outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives.

Buffalo Field Campaign Road Show West Coast Schedule 2014

September 18-19: Reno, Nevada
September 19: Kings Beach, CA
September 20: Nevada City, CA 
September 21: Jackson, CA 
September 22: San Jose, CA
September 23: San Francisco, CA
25: Sacramento, CA
September 26-27: Berkeley, CA
September 27: Oakland, CA
September 28: Santa Cruz, CA
September 29: Fairfax, CA
September 30: Petaluma, CA
October 1: Ukiah, CA
October 2: Arcata, CA
October 3: Ashland, OR
October 4: Williams, OR
October 5-6: Eugene, OR 
October 7: Newport, OR 
October 8-9: Portland, OR 
October 10: Olympia, WA
October 11 : Seattle, WA 
October 12: Snoqualmie, WA 
October 14-15:  Seattle, WA 

Sharing music, stories, video, and activism inspired by the Yellowstone bison.

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

Conference for American Indian Women of Proud Nations
September 19, 2014
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Theme: Intergenerational Conversations: Sharing Our Stories to Encourage Healing

Ita Yati: A Symposium on Traditional Knowledge
September 19-21, 2014
Yellowknife, North West Territories
A multi-event symposium to advance the use of traditional knowledge.

The Plains Indians, Artists of Earth and Sky
September 19, 2014–January 11, 2015
Kansas City, MO
140 works will reveal the accomplishments of Plains Indian artists with objects that sustain tradition, embody change and celebrate individual creative expression and innovation.

Snap a Selfie with Your Favorite Teacher!
Deadline: September 20, 2014
Open to American Indian and Alaska Native students, ages 13-21.

Potawatomi Trail of Death Remembrance Day
Sept. 20, 2014
Rochester, IN
Indiana's Governor Pence will issue a Proclamation regarding the 1838 Potawatomi Trail of Death


2014 Adopt-a-Beach
Sept. 20, 2014 (may vary by location)
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin
Join thousands of volunteers in beach and shoreline cleanups along the coastal Great Lakes and their tributaries

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.

United Nations Climate Summit 2014
September 20-21, 2014
New York City
Join the mass public demonstration during the UN’s Climate Summit 2014
“Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”
Opens: Sept. 21, 2014
NMAI, Washington D.C.
 Presents Native nations’ individual treaties side-by-side in their largest historical collection ever presented to an audience.

Native Vote 2014 Community Grants
Deadline: September 22, 2014
For tribal communities and Native nonprofits for voter outreach and civic engagement efforts.

Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship 
Deadline: September 22, 2014
Funds innovative travel for college students who use education, the sciences, culture, and communication information to build strong ties among world nations

2014 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 
Submission Deadline: September 22, 2014
For Indigenous peoples living in Canada to pitch their idea for a dramatic or documentary short film.

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

Building Indigenous Knowledge into Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation
September 22, 2014
United Nations Headquarters, NYC

Nathan Gilbert Youth Innovation Fellowships 
September 22, 2014
Supports youth engaged in research projects of outstanding merit and widespread interest in the youth sector.

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

Take Charge! Youth Conference
September 23-26, 2014
Sponsored by the Southwestern Institute for the Education of Native Americans
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.

Online Tribal Music Festival
September 24, 2014

Safe Places to Play Grants
Deadline: September 24, 2014
Supports projects designed to keep children in underserved communities active, healthy, and safe.
Tribal Tax Conference
September 24-25, 2014
Valley Center, CA
Comprehensive and practical understanding of major tribal tax issues in Indian Country.

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.
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.

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.

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

The Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act Changes the Game: Turning ICWA from Chess to Checkers
September 25, 2014
Grand Rapids, MI
A free live training program

California Native American Day
September 26, 2014
Theme: Water is sacred

California Native American Day March of Recognition
September 26, 2014
Sacramento, CA
Join the community in a march to protect our water and preserve our future.

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”

Global Ceremony for the Preservation of the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear
September 27-28, 2014
Yellowstone National Park
"What they did to the grizzly, they then did to us, and now they are going to do it again "

EcoSpirit Native American Environmental Conference
Sept. 27 - 28, 2014
Niagara Falls, NY
Indigenous leaders and environmental experts say the time has come to ‘return to the original teachings,’ to live in balance and harmony with Mother Earth, the way their ancestors lived.”
Clerk at the Native American Rights Fund
Deadline: September 29, 2014
 For students who have completed their second year of law school.

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.

Campus Kitchen Launch Grant
Deadline: September 30, 2014
For college students to rescue unused/wasted food from on-campus dining halls and use it to prepare  balanced nutritious meals to food insecure residents in their communities

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

Museums Alaska Collections Management Fund Grants
Deadline: September 30, 2014
 Supports activities that help organizations build capacity in the area of collections management and conservation of collections

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.

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.

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

International Indigenous Health Conference 2014
October 2014
Winnipeg, Manitoba
 Dedicated to improving the lives of Indigenous peoples across the globe.

Project Learning Tree GreenWorks
Deadline: September 30, 2014
For school/community native plant gardens, a forest improvement projects, a streamside restoration plan, or more.
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

Its About the Fruits and Vegetables Garden Grant
Deadline: October 1, 2014
Provides youth gardening programs that serve youth, including those ages 3-15, with funds for youth gardens.

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).
The Future of Trust Administration
October 3, 2014
Seattle, WA
Discusses alternative futures for trust administration and developing actionable recommendations

State Farm Youth Advisory Board
Application Deadline: October 3, 2014
Join the youth board that grants service-learning and community impact projects that seek to solve important domestic issue

3rd Annual Pacific Islander Education Summit
October 4, 2014
Auburn WA. 
The summit is being planned by youth from Our Future Matters.

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

9th Annual Northwest Indian Storytelling Festival
October 9-12, 2014
Portland, Oregon
Generations come together to listen to and learn from one another through the craft of traditional storytelling

AISES Travel Scholarships for its 2014 National Conference
Deadline: October 10, 2014
Event Date: November 13-15, 2014
Orlando, FLA
For undergrad/grad Native students enrolled full time in college. w

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

AISES National American Indian Virtual Science Fair
Deadline: October 10, 2014
For AI students, grades 11 - graduate school, to showcase their scientific research at oral and poster presentation sessions at AISES National Conference and Career Fair
Pre-College Research:
Undergraduate Research:
Graduate Research:

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.

The Dream US Scholarships
Deadline: October 12, 2014
Available to high school seniors and graduates with financial need who are first time college students

Indian Education & Technology in Indian Education
October 15, 2014
Anchorage, AL


RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing grants
Deadline: October 15, 2014
Provides space for victims in domestic violence merge shelters to house their pets.

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.
The iakwé:iahre Colloquium
October 16 – 18, 2014
Kanien’ke:haka, Ontario
Focuses on an active and collaborative act of remembering as applied to the contemporary idea of an archive from an Indigenous perspective
Did You Know They're Native IV?
Mitchell Museum, Evanston IL
The fourth and latest installment of this very popular biography exhibit features Tim Giago, Louise Erdrich, Black Hawk, Crazy Horse, and more.
Procopio’s 2015 Native American Internship Program
Deadline: October 17, 2014
For a Native law student or law student emphasizing Native American Law, to gain hands-on experience with everyday legal issues facing Native American communities

The Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
Deadline: October 17, 2014
Funds to enhance and expand digital data documenting biological and paleontological collections and to improve access to digitized collections

YoungArts Foundation 2015 Young Artists Prize
Deadline: October 17, 2014
Provides emerging artists (age 15-18 or grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors,  scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities
Dreamcatcher Aboriginal Youth Conference
October 18, 2014
Edmonton, Alberta
The Dreamcatcher conference’s message is of self-empowerment – Dream, Learn, Achieve.

American Indian College Fund 25th Anniversary
October 20, 2014
New York City

Native American Fatherhood and Families Association Training
October 21-23 , 2014
Mesa, AZ
Theme: Fatherhood Is Sacred and Motherhood Is Sacred Training
Champions for Change: Indigenous Education Conference
October 21-22, 2014
Ohsweken, Ontario

The Devastating Effects Boarding School Experiences On Native Americans
October 22-25, 2014 
Oneida, Wisconsin
Native judges will hear witness testimony of abuse and mistreatment at gov't and religious boarding schools. Judges will then issue an executive summary to be shared with Native communities. 
To offer witness testimony and/or attend this free event, register here:

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
October 22-26, 2014
Toronto, Ontario
international showcase for Indigenous film, video, radio, new media, and installation art.
Platinum and Palladium Photographs
October 22-23, 2014
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.,
Live Webcast

16th Canadian Conference on Drinking Water
October 26-29, 2014
Gatineau, QC

Black Ash Basket- EAB Conference 2014
October 30th, 2014
Lansing, MI
The Theme is "Sustaining Traditions"

Hand Drum Contest
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Upload your hand drum video to win.

2013 AISES’ National Conference
October 31 – November 2, 2014
Denver, Colorado
The premier event for Native American STEM professionals and students

AGD Foundation Grant Program
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Supports efforts to provide access to quality oral healthcare for underserved populations.
LaDonna Harris: Indian 101
November, 2014
PBS Stations Nationwide
Produced by Johnny Depp, this film tells the story of LaDonna Harris, Comanche activist and vice-presidential nominee.

Reservation of My Mind
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
Submit your work about what it means to be in the reservation of your mind and/or emancipated from that selfsame reservation.

National Youth Technology Program
Deadline: November 1, 2014
Provides underserved teens, ages 13-18, from underrepresented communities with access to technology to build 21st century skills and bridge the digital divide.

 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

NAME's 24th Annual international Conference
November 4-9, 2014
Tucson, AZ
Hosted by the National Association for Multicultural Education.

Creative Therapy for Traumatized Children: The Moving Stories Play Therapy Method
Nov 5, 2014 1-2:30 PM EST
This free webinar is part of the AI/AN Behavioral Health Series
Northwest Indian College Career Fair
November 5, 2014
Northwest Indian College, WA

Tribecca All Access Grants
Deadline: November 5, 2014
Seeks film submissions from filmmakers whose team includes someone from an underrepresented community  in the film industry.

Global Youth Forum 2014
November 5-9, 2014
Kansas City, MO
Offers the needed tools and inspiration to foster cross-cultural learning, develop leadership skills, connect with peers, and make a difference at the local and global levels.

The Youth Leadership for Service-Learning Excellence Award
Deadline: November 7, 2014
recognizes service-learning programs and projects that demonstrate outstanding youth leadership.

Native American Fatherhood and Families Association Training
November 5-7 , 2014
Mesa, AZ

The Service-Learning Practitioner Leadership Award
Deadline: November 7, 2014
recognizes those who have equipped young people to lead and serve, both through their direct work with youth and by nurturing other practitioners.
NACA Annual Conference & Expo
November 10 – 13, 2014
Palm Springs, California
Sponsored by the Native American Contractors Association
College Ready Grants Program
Deadline: November 12, 2014
Funds programs for traditionally underserved students, grades 11-adult, to help them succeed in college-level math and English classes.
Glittering World
Opens: November 13, 2014
NMAI, New York City, NY
The story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of New Mexico—one of the most celebrated jewelry making families of our time.
 AISES 2014 National Conference
Event Date: November 13-15, 2014
Orlando, Florida
Hosted by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Native American  Music Awards
November 14, 2014
Salamanca, NY
 Features performances by some of today’s leading Native American artists along with 30 awards categories

November 14-16, 2014
Eugene, Oregon

California Wildlands Grassroots Fund
Deadline: November 15, 2014
Supports NPOs committed to conserving California's natural landscapes, ecosystems, plants, and wildlife.


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