Native Village Opportunities
October, 2015

Freshman 15
Bunky Echohawk, Yakama/Pawnee

"We Indians really should be better liars, considering how often we've been lied to." 
Sherman Alexie, Spokane/Coeur d'Alene

NIEA Convention 2015
October 14-17, 2015
Portland, Oregon
 Native educators, advocates, and students discuss best practices, learn from others, and advocate for Native students.

2020 Census Consultations with Federally-Recognized Tribal Governments
October 14 -15, 2015 Anchorage, AK
October 18-23, 2015 San Diego, CA
October 29, 2015, Choctaw, MS
November TBA, Niagara, NY
November 18, 2015 Albuquerque, NM
November/Dec TBA 2015, Washington DC
Winter TBA  2016 Chicago, IL
February 5, 2016 Ft. Yates, ND
March 2016 TBA, Suitland, MD
Census Bureau seeking input from tribal leaders regarding the U.S. census.

Ends: October 18, 2015
Seattle, WA
A multi-day performance installation in four equal parts: dance; storytelling; volunteerism and feasting

Indigenous People and Nations Consultation on Climate Change
October 17, 2015
San Diego, CA
Theme: “Defending our Rights and Defining our Priorities on the Road to Paris and Beyond”

30th Annual California Indian Conference
October 15-17, 2015
University of California, Berkeley
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
October 14-18, 2015,
Toronto, Ontario
Film, video, radio and new media works made by Canadian and international Indigenous artists\

10th Annual Northwest Indian Storytelling Festival
October 15-18, 2015
Cascade and Portland, WA
 Generations gather to listen to and learn from each other, traditional storytelling woven into each day

California Documentary Project Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2015
For projects that enhance the understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories....
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2015
For artistic and cultural projects that support the creative economy on Cape Cod and/or contribute to the character and heritage of the region

Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund
Deadline: October 15, 2015
Supports projects aimed at nurturing an appreciation for nature among high school students.

Red Rover Sheltering Animals and Families Together
Deadline: October 15, 2015
Helps victims of domestic violence and their animal companions stay together during times of crisis.... MORE

Fitch Charitable Foundation Preservation/Architecture Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2015
For projects by preservationists, architects, and cultural scholars in the fields of historic preservation and architecture.

Keepers of the Earth Self-Governance and FPIC Grants
Deadline: Monthly thru October 31, 2015
Empower Indigenous communities to use their traditional knowledge and governance structures, decision-making processes, and alliances with other communities,

Lowe's Toolbox for Education Program
Deadline: October 16, 2015
Supports projects that encourage parent involvement in local schools and build stronger community spirit.

Diabetes Life Webinar
October 19, 2015
Free webinar to learn more about diabetes statistics and how treatments differ for different diagnosis

The Indigenous Peoples World Games
October 20-November 1, 2015
Tocantins, Brazil
4,000 athletes from 22 countries will participate in lacrosse, xikunahity, and more.
Ola i ka Wai: Water is Life
October 20, 2015
Purdue University, IN
Film: Hawaii’s most precious resource, water, has been a continuous legal battle between Native Hawaiian communities and commercial farmers for over 10 years

Native Artist Professional Development Training
October 20-22, 2015
Sanda Rosa, CA

13th Annual Males of Color Conference
October 22-23, 2015
Southfield, MI
Theme: “The Completion Pipeline: A Comprehensive Blueprint for Increasing Graduation Rates for Blacks, Latinos and the Underprivileged in Education.”

American Indigenous Research Association Meeting
Oct. 22-24,
Pablo, Montana
Educates researchers and the public about Indigenous Research Methodologies and the importance

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Deadline: Various
Scholarships for most talented teen artists and writers in the U.S. and Canada

American Indigenous Research Association Meeting
Oct. 22-24, 
Pablo, Montana
Educates researchers and the public about Indigenous Research Methodologies and the importance
AISES Energy Challenge
Deadline: October 23, 2015
For tribal youth, grades 9-12: engages students in the creative, hands-on problem solving and engineering process.

Native Scholar Fellowship
Deadline: October 23, 2015
Santa Fe, NM
For Native American scholar, either with a Masters  pre/post PhD, in the arts, humanities or the social sciences.

National Consultation on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change
October 25, 2015
Green Bay, WI
Native Food Sovereignty Summit
October 26-29, 2015
Green Bay, WI
Native American communities come together to learn from one another in order to promote Native health, wellness and food sovereignty.
Equity Summit
October 27-29, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
Gain new insights from local leaders at the forefront of change

Nature Conservancy School Gardens Grants
Deadline: Oct. 28, 2015
Supports the building, amendment, or revitalization of gardens on school campuses, with preference given to rain, pollinator, native habitat, and other natural infrastructure projects

The 2015 SACNAS National Conference
October 29 - 31, 2015
Washington D.C. area
Motivates, inspires and engages undergrad/graduate students  pursuing education and careers in STEM fields.

NEEF's Every Day Capacity Building Grants
Deadline: October 30, 2015
For nonprofit organizations whose missions are focused on serving public land sites

The Gathering
October 30-Nov 1, 2015
Berryville, VA
Celebrating environmental, cultural, and the present day indigenous population  in Virginia.

SAIGE Grantham University Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2015
A 4-year scholarship for SAIGE members to an accredited online university
Keepers of the Earth Self-Governance and FPIC Grants
Deadline:  October 31, 2015
Empowers Indigenous communities to use their traditional knowledge and governance structures, decision-making processes, and alliances with other communities,

SAIGE Academic Scholarship
Deadline: November 1, 2015
Helps AI/AN  federal employees to obtain college level course work

SAIGE Professional Development Scholarship
Deadline: November 1, 2015
Registration reimbursement for professional development courses/training per year to a current SAIGE member.
The Lawrence Foundation Grants 
Deadline: November 1, 2015
Grants to organizations and projects in the areas of the environment, education, human services, and disaster relief.

Red Ink Magazine
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015
 Open to submissions of poetry, non-fiction, short fiction, plays, literary essays, book reviews, and artwork

Rubin Foundation Social Justice Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2015
New York City
 For projects that embody ethical artistic practice and are designed to broaden public access to art
Best Buy National Youth Technology Program
Deadline: November 1, 2015
For programs that provide underserved teens with access to new technologies and promote interest and fluency in digital learning.

Conservation Alliance Conservation Projects
Deadline: November 1, 2015
For projects that  secure permanent and quantifiable protection of a specific wild land or waterway wit habitat and recreational benefits.

Science Fiction Contest: Imagining Indigenous Futurisms
November 1, 2015
6th annual science fiction writing contest for emerging writers interested in exploring Indigenous issues through science fiction

SAR Research Resident Scholar Fellowship
Deadline: November 2, 2015
For scholars who have completed their research and analysis in the social sciences, humanities, and/or Native arts

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Scholarships
Deadline: November 3, 2016
For  high-achieving low-income students  tuition, books, living expenses, and other required fees.

ASPCA's Equine Fund Grants
Deadline: November 2, 2015
For nonprofit equine/animal welfare organizations that care for horses, mules, donkeys, and ponies.

2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Deadline: November 3, 2015
Honors middle and high school students in the United States who volunteer in communities at home or abroad.

 Tribeca All Access Program
Deadline: November 4, 2015
For filmmakers from underrepresented communities to use toward the development, production, post-production, or marketing

Massachusetts Native Peoples and the Social Contract: A Reassessment for Our Times.
November 5, 2015, Amherst, MA
March 11, 2016,
Boston, MA
Roundtable discussions and listening sessions to help bring Native voices to the forefront

UNO Native American Film Festival
November 6-8, 2015
University of Nebraska, Omaha

MSU Indigenous Law Conference
November 5-6, 2015 
East Lansing, MI

40th Annual American Indian Film Festival
November 6 - 14, 2015
San Francisco, CA 
The world's longest running showcase of independent films about American Indians and Canada's First People
Equity in Mathematics Grants
Deadline: November 6, 2015
For middle school projects that improve the math skills of underachieving students.

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist
November 7, 2015 - September 18, 2016
Features more than 75 of Kay's most notable paintings, drawings, small sculptures, notebooks, and diptychs

Indiana University Traditional Powwow
November 7-8, 2015
Bloomington, IN
17th Annual DC Indian Law Conference
November 10, 2015
Washington DC.
Hosted by the Federal Bar Association Indian Law Section

CNAY Event Featuring Native Youth
Event Date: November 10, 2015
Washington, DC
The Center for Native American Youth is celebrating National Native American Heritage Month with the public!

Honoring Elders
November 14, 2015
Indianpolis, IN
Hosted by the Indiana Native American Indian Affairs Commission. Free and Open to the public.
N7 Grant Fund
Deadline: November 15, 2015
Grants to Native American and Aboriginal communities in support of sports and physical activity programs for youth

Celebration of Basketry and native Foods Symposium and Festival
November 12-13, 2015
Tucson AZ
Open to the public for the first time

Carter Manny Awards
Deadline: November 15, 2015
For doctoral students whose work represents advanced scholarship on architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society....
2015 American Indian Achievement Awards Gala
November 14, 2015
Denver, CO

Native American Heritage Month for Students and Teachers
November 13, 2015
Indianapolis, IN
Free event for teachers and students to learn truths about Native American history

All my Relations 2015
November 17-18, 2015
Winnipeg, Manitoba
From The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

2015 AISES National Conference
November 19-21, 2015
Phoenix, AZ
The premier event for Native American Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) professionals and students. Keynote speaker is Billy Mills.

San Diego American Indian Film Festival
November 19-21, 2015
California State University-San Marco
Showcases the finest work in American Indian film and media on an annual basis.

A Blade of Grass Fellowship for Engaged Art.
Deadline: November 20, 2015
For individual artists or artist collectives with projects that directly engage a specific community or communities.
Native Fashion Now
November 21, 2015 - March 6, 2016
Salem, Mass
Traveling exhibition of contemporary Native American fashion by indigenous designers from the 1950s to today.

Returning the Gift
Registration Deadline: November 22, 2015
Brings together indigenous writers and storytellers to strengthen connections and revitalize the spirit.

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene  Child Advocates Law Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2015
A single scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a child advocate or child abuse victim seeking a law degree
Conservation Alliance Grants
Deadline: November 30, 2015
For projects that seek to secure permanent and quantifiable protection of a specific wild land or waterway.

Pre-Dental Admissions Workshop
Deadline: December 1, 2015
Event Date: February 18-20, 2016
Mesa, AZ
Provides American Indian youth with the information, advice and support needed to navigate the process of becoming
a dentist

Indigenous Health Conference
December 1-3, 2015
Queensland, Australia
Promoting an informative forum of research, health education and training of staff for the betterment of Indigenous health
 MLA Scholarship for Minority Students.
Deadline: December 1, 2015
For minority students entering a graduate program at an accredited library school or finishing program requirements.

Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy Competition
Deadline: December 8, 2015
Develop a mobile app that will increase literacy skills among participating adult learners in a twelve-month period.

LEDA Scholarships
Deadline: December 11, 2015
Enables high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds to gain admission to and succeed at selective colleges.
Laura Bush School Library Grant Applications
Deadline: December 14, 2015
Helps libraries in schools where 85% or more of students qualify for free or reduced lunches

Ezra Jack Keats Children's Book Awards
Deadline: December 15, 2015
For new writer and new illustrator of children's books whose works portray the qualities of childhood, a strong and supportive family, and the multicultural nature of our world

 The 2015 Teachers Against Prejudice Middle School Essay Contest
Deadline: December 15, 2015
For students in grades 5-8: Write an essay showing how a specific movie or TV program can  raise awareness of prejudice and discrimination while teaching students to respect each other
2016 (MS)2 -Mathematics & Science for Minority Students
Deadline: December 15, 2015
Event Date: June 27-July 31, 2016
Andover, MA
Challenging 9th grade students who are economically disadvantaged studentsand exposure to a diverse group of peers and educators.

Puffin Foundation Investigative Fund
Deadline: Open
Supports investigative journalism in the independent media that highlights voices and stories often excluded or marginalized by mainstream outlets.

Little Hope Youth Bereavement  Grants 
Deadline: Open
Supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens


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