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January, 2015

Photograph by Will Wilson, Diné/Bilagáana

Nakotah LaRance, Hopi, is a six-time World Champion Hoop Dancer and member of Dancing Earth Indigenous Contemporary Dance Creations. He is pictured with a game console, earphones, a Japanese graphic novel, and a dance hoop. As both a traditional dancer and fan of popular culture,  Nakotah lets us know he's not easy to categorize.

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century
January 15 Phoenix, AZ .
January 27 Minneapolis, MN
January 29  Oklahoma City,
 February 10  Anchorage, AK
 February 12 Seattle, WA
Sessions about updating regulations the govern the BIA’s Tribal Transportation Program (formerly the Indian Reservation Roads program) to comply with MAP-21.

2015 State of Indian Nations Address
1:00 PM January 22, 2015
Washington, DC
Message delivered by President Brian Cladoosby. This is a free event.

Native Hawaiian Artist Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2015
For Native Hawaiian artists active in the fields of dance, music, traditional and visual arts

The World Interfaith Harmony Week
February 1- 7, 2015
Unanimously adopted by the United Nations, provides a platform when all interfaith groups and other groups of goodwill can show the world what a powerful movement they are.

MacArthur-Driehaus Funds for Arts and Culture 
Small theater/dance deadline: January 15, 2015
Mid-sized theater/dance deadline: May 15, 2015
Chicago area
Supports arts and cultural organizations that help sustain the cultural life of the city and region.

Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson
Ends: January 15, 2015
NMAI, Washington, DC
Exhibit of platinum prints of Native Americans in the late 1800s.

Indigenous Women in Community Leadership
Deadline: January 16, 2015
Supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit women in building their capacities to be strong leaders and agents of change in their communities.

Google Code-In
Deadline: January 19, 2015
Introduces students, ages 13-18, to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible

Teaching and Principal Ambassador Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 20, 2015
For outstanding educators with leadership and expertise in the school community.

C-SPAN: StudentCam
Deadline: January 20, 2015
Students, grades 6-12:  create a short (5-8 minute) video documentary on the theme "The Three Branches and You."

Linking Generations by Strengthening Relationships 
January 20-22, 2015 
March 24-26, 2015 
May 19-21, 2015
Mesa, AZ

Language Matters: A Celebration of Mother Tongues
Jan. 21, 2015
NMAI, New York City
What do we lose when a language dies? What does it take to save a language?

Yosemite Exhibition
Ends January 25, 2015
San Francisco, CA


Language Matters: A Celebration of Mother Tongues
January 25-February 23, 2015
PBS (Check local listings)
What do we lose when a language dies? What does it take to save a language?

Children's Bureau New TA Structure Webinar
January 21, 2015
Introduction of Capacity Building Collaborative serving tribal and state child welfare agencies and Court Improvement Programs.

Gold, Greed and Genocide: the Ongoing Impacts of the California Gold Rush
January 24, 2015
San Francisco, CA
 Panel discussion featuring California Indian leaders and a showing of the award winning documentary, “Gold, Greed & Genocide”

NAP Native Non-Profit Summit
January 27, Duluth, MN
January 29, Bemidji, MN
February 9, Morton, MN
Leveraging resources to serve our communities

Native Voices: Native People’s Concepts of Health and Illness
January 25- March 20, 2015
Schaumburg, IL
Explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness, and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Designed and curated by the National Library of Medicine

Tribal Lands Conference
January 26 - 27, 2015
Tucson, AZ

Honoring Nations
Deadline: January 28, 2015
Nominate a tribal government program, partnership, consortium or entity.

A Modicum of Justice Webcast
January 29, 2015
Arizona State University, Tempe
Incorporating the UN's Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples into Federal Indian Law

White House Student Film Festival
Deadline: January 20, 2015
The theme of this year’s festival is The Impact of Giving Back. Open to U.S. students, grades K-12.

Leading for Equity Institute
January 22-25  Marshall, CA
February 12-15, Sonoma, CA
Develops leadership at every level for schools,
districts, foundations or nonprofit organizations to foster positive change on behalf of historically under-served students and families

Truman D. Picard Scholarship
Deadline:  January 26, 2015
Supports Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.
Kinship Conservation Fellowships
Deadline: January 26, 2014
For mid-career conservation professionals to attend environmental leadership program that emphasizes market-based solutions to environmental problems.

Big Read Grants
Deadline: January 28, 2015
For NPOs developing community-wide reading programs between September 2015 and June 2016.

Hillman Prize
Nomination Deadline: January 30, 2015 
Honors journalists, writers, and public figures who pursue investigative journalism and public policy for the common good.
Microsoft Scholarship Program
Deadline:  January 30, 2015
Encourages underrepresented students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM disciplines

ExploraVision Awards Program
Deadline: January 30, 2015
Encourages kids to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science.

Accenture American Indian Scholarship
Deadline: January 30, 2015
For incoming college freshmen planning to study in STEM, finance, marketing or other field.
Examining the Roots of Human Trafficking and Exploitation Symposium
January 29-30, 2015  
Los Angeles, Cal
There will be a panel devoted specifically to Indigenous communities.

Professional Alexia Grant Program.
Deadline: January 29, 2015
For photographers whose projects promote world peace and cultural understanding.

Indigenous Stereotypes in Sports Symposium
January 30, 2015 
Phoenix, Arizona
Lecture and Panel Discussion
Student Health 101 Award
Deadline: January 31, 2015
For a campus-based initiative that involves students in efforts to promote healthy behaviors.

Safe Place to Play Grants
Deadline: January 31, 2015
For organizations to build or enhance a field space in their underserved communities

 2015 Aetna Student Health Award.
Deadline: January 31, 2015
Supports novel wellness solutions and programs that address issues related to the retention and overall well-being of college students.

Captain Planet Foundation: Grants for the Environment
Deadline: January 31, 2015
Funds hands-on environmental projects that encourage youth to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.

 Udall Native American Congressional Internships Program
Deadline: January 31, 2015
Washington, DC
A ten-week summer internship to teach students about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country.

American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 31, 2015
For new or continuing minority graduate students in sociology
Apple's Product Integrity Inclusion and Diversity Scholarships
Deadline: January 31, 2015
An opportunity formative American university students to win a $10,000 scholarship to help pay for their education in the technology field.

AASL nnovative Reading Grant
Deadline: February 1, 2015
he planning Planning and implementing programs for children that motivate and encourage reading, especially with struggling readers

PeyBack Foundation 
Deadline: February 1, 2015
For programs that provide a direct benefit to disadvantaged youth through activities conducted outside the typical school day
Mountaineers Foundation Research and Conservation of Pacific Northwest Wilderness Grants
Deadline: February 1, 2015
Supports organizations and agencies working to preserve the natural beauty and ecological integrity of the Pacific Northwest.

Campus Kitchens Project Video Grant Competition
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2015
For h.s. and college students: start a Campus Kitchen by rescuing food and feeding underserved community members.

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award
Deadline: February 2, 2015
America's highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs celebrating our youths' creativity, particularly those from underserved communities.
The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship
Deadline: January 31, 2015
For students from underrepresented populations, public health research and professional development in infectious diseases and health disparities.

Alexia Foundation Student Grants
Deadline: February 2, 2015
For students whose still photography and multimedia projects explore cultural understanding in or near their local community.

College Horizons
Deadline: February 4, 2015
Event Date: June 13-26, 2015
Bowdoin College
Event Date: July 12-17, 2015 Standford University
Provides pre-college admissions workshops to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian high school sophmores and juniors.

Tribal Exchange Network Conference
February 4-5, 2015
Phoenix, AZ

Columbia U. Summer Program for Underrepresented Students
Deadline: February 6, 2015
For in-depth training for undergrads from diverse and economically disadvantaged groups interested in a career in medicine and biomedical research.

Summer Research Initiative to Increase Diversity
Deadline: February 10, 2015
Event Date: June 1 - July 24, 2015
University of maryland, College Park
Provides a meaningful research experience by working with a faculty mentor in one of nine academic departments
Civics Small Grants Program
Deadline: February 5, 2015
Accepting research proposals that ask critical questions about how education can more effectively contribute to the civic development of young people.

Dream UP! Career Exploration Program
Deadline:  February 5, 2015
Enables middle school students to evaluate their career interests and future career goals.

The Four Directions Summer Research Program
Deadline: February 9, 2015
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
For undergraduate students with a commitment to the health of Native American communities.
UNITY Midyear Conference
February 11-15, 2014
Washington DC
 A national network organization promoting personal development, citizenship, and leadership among Native American youth

Leading for Equity Institute
February 12-15,  Sonoma, CA
March 19-22,  Sonoma, CA
Developes leadership at every level for schools,
districts, foundations or nonprofit organizations to foster positive change on behalf of historically under-served students and families

Native American Artist Fellowships
Deadline: February 15, 2015
Supports the development of artists and the potential for inter-cultural dialog
Innovating a New Geography of Indian Country  Conference
February 12 -13, 2014
Chandler, AZ
This is the Inaugural Tribal Government E-Commerce
Native American Residency Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center
Deadline: February 15, 2015
Two Fellowships are awarded annually to Native American artists
Contact: David Grozinsky at 802 635-2727

Toolbox for Education Grants
Deadline: February 13, 2015
Supports projects that have a permanent impact on a school community

Bezos Scholars Program at the Aspen Institute
Deadline: February 17, 2015
Event Date: June 27 - July 3, 2015

a year-long leadership development program for public high school juniors and educators.

Look Across the Mountain
February 23-24, 2015
Albuquerque, NM
Improving the teaching and learning of STEM and other important skills for school communities.

Healthy Communities
Deadline: February 23, 2015
Iowa, SD
For sustainable, innovative community-based wellness and prevention initiatives, especially projects that address access to nutritious foods and safe places
Fatherhood Is Sacred & Motherhood Is Sacred 
February 24-26, 2015 
April 21-23, 2015 
June 16-18, 2015
Mesa, AZ

20th Alaska Native Art Auction
February 26, 2015
Anchorage, AK
Helpp support KBC's mission to bring Native voices to Alaska and the Nation

Senior and Native American Heritage Night
February 26, 2014
University of Louisville, KY
Join Jude Schimmel and the UL women's basketball team in honoring Native people
Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange
Deadline: February 27, 2015
For undergraduate students to conduct interdisciplinary faculty-mentored research on projects related to ecological restoration of aquatic systems.

Healing Through Culture and Art Shawl Collection
Ends: February 28, 2014
MT. Pleasant, MI
Exhibit displays 13 shawls, each recognizing the 13 moons from the Anishinabe Creation story

John and Bev Passerello Indigenous Peoples Travel Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Chicago, IL
Travel grants to attend the 2015 Association of American Geographers meeting in Chicago, IL
Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants.
Deadline: March 2, 2015
For tribes with active IMLS Native American Library Services Basic grants and are for expanding services for learning, access to information, and partnerships

Inspire Pre-College Program
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Event Date: July 15-29, 2015
Washington DC
For NA/AN/NH junior and senior high school students who want to learn about intergovernmental relations between tribal governments and the federal government.

Florida Humanities Council Mini Grants
Deadline: March 2, 2015
For planning and implementing public humanities projects related to Florida or of interest to Floridians.
AMA Minority Scholars Award Program
Deadline: March 6, 2015
Encourages diversity in the medical profession and alleviate the medical school debt of the award winners....

Udall Undergraduate Scholarships
Deadline: March 4, 2015
For AI/AN college sophomores/juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.

Chief Earl Old Person Scholarship 
Deadline: March 6, 2015
For Native senior high school students.
NNALSA Moot Court Competition
March 6, 2015
University of Arizona, Tuscon
23rd Annual National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Competition.

All Native American High School Academic Team
Nomination Deadline: March 6, 2015
Honors ten American Indian and Alaska Native high school seniors for academic, artistic or leadership achievements.


Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics
Deadline: March 8, 2015
Event Date: August 2-9, 2015
Urbana, IL
Training and information about the uses, misuses and limitations of genomics as a tool for Native American communities
Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair
Deadline: March 9, 2016
Event Date: April 6-7, 2015
Honors Native language students and their teachers by giving them an opportunity to publicly present their languages.

Nontidal Wetland Program
Deadline: March 12, 2015
For cost-effective projects that provide valuable wetland functions, including habitat for a wide range of species.

Generous U Competition
Deadline: March 15, 2015
 For college student groups to engage peers in charitable giving and a culture of giving on their campuses/
 Carter Manny Award 
Deadline: March 15, 2015
For doctoral students whose work represents innovative and advanced scholarship on architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society

Clean Oceans Depend on Everyone
Deadline: March 15, 2015
West Coast
 For projects that promote beach, lake, or waterway cleanup activities; restore water habitat; or are focused on ocean and coastal preservation.

FAFSA Completion Challenge
Deadline:  March 16, 2015
Urges high schools to increase Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion rates among their seniors


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