Native Village Opportunities

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David Bradley, White Earth Ojibwe

"A bit of sunshine, a drop of rain, a puff of life from the Great Spirit as He gently breathed upon that spot, created the Native Americans. They were well formed and agile, copper colored and proud."
Harriet Starleaf Gumbs, Shinnecock

Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations Program
Deadline: March 11, 2016
Seeking input from tribal governments and landowners interested in participating in the Program
Monument Quilt Project 
Deadline: December 1, 2015
Event Date:December 7, 2015
Create a quilt squares in solidarity with the national movement to end violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. A
Quilt Walk for Justice
Event Date: December 7, 2015
Washington D.C.
Walk in support of safety for Native women and sovereignty of Indian nations,
Special Diabetes Program for Indians: Participant Success Story
SDPI will expire in 2017 unless it is renewed by Congress. Share your success story with the National Indian Health Board and its partners to help keep the program alive.
Positive Indian Parenting
November 17-19. 2015
Anchorage Alaska
CWA Basics with Guidelines Update
November 17-18, 2015
Anchorage Alaska
Advanced ICWA
November 19, 2015
Anchorage Alaska
Native Youth Entrepreneurship Summit
November 16, 2015
Sante Fe, NM
Designed for Native h.s. college students who have an interest in business, entrepreneurship, or related fields
2015 Native Creative Development Grant 
Deadline: November 16, 2015
Evergreen College, WA
 Funding to create new work, gain skills, acquire tools and materials, pass along cultural knowledge, and much more.
Rock Your Mocs: Indigenous Regalia and Representation 
Nov. 17, 2015
UNC Asheville
How the media represents native tribal dress, spiritual and cultural meanings of tribal regalia, and disparities to access of indigenous regalia.
All my Relations 2015
November 17-18, 2015
Winnipeg, Manitoba
From The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada 
s a CDFI Credit Union Right for Your Native Community
Webinar Date: November 19, 2015
A free webinar.
The Dakota-US War of 1862
November 19, 2015
Free webcast from the NMAI
Native Stand
November 19, 2015
Free webinar recruiting Tribes and AI/AN organizations to receive training on the delivery of Native STAND (Students Together Against Negative Decision Making
Champions of Change Nominations
Deadline: January 11, 2015
Searching for Native youth, ages 14-22, who are making a difference in Indian Country
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. 
TD Green Streets
Deadline: November 20, 2015
Supports innovative urban forestry initiatives in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods.
Unpaid Royalties and Damaged Lands: Answering Royalty and Surface Owners' Questions
Nov. 20, 2015
Bismarck, North Dakota
free workshop helps mineral and surface owners identify unpaid royalties and find remedies for land contamination.
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
National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
Presentation Deadline: November 30, 2015
Event Date: April 3-6..2016
St. Paul, MN
Participants offer their unique perspectives on improving the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.
Conservation Alliance Grants
Deadline: November 30, 2015
For projects that seek to secure permanent and quantifiable protection of a specific wild land or waterway.
Herb Society's Grant for Educators
Deadline: December 1, 2015
For projects that enhances herbal education  school systems, communities, or in any public forum (electronic or person-to-person)
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.
Tribeca Hacks/ NDN Identity
December 3-5, 2015
Muskogee, OK
For Native American and Pacific Islander storytellers, technologists, filmmakers, and visual artists to meet and create projects that explore notions of Identity.
Sponsor-A-Hive program
Deadline: December 4, 2015
Helps organizations or schools safely set up, maintain, and observe on-site bee sanctuaries.
Intertribal Agriculture Council 2015 Annual Meeting
December 7-10, 2015
Las Vegas, NV
This year's theme: "Utilizing Our Resources to Our Greatest Benefit"
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.
NAFFA Facilitator Certification Training
December 8-10, 2015: Mesa, AZ
February 1-3, 2016: Kanai, HA
From the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association
Positive Indian Parenting
December 8-9. 2015
Albuquerque, NM
CWA Basics with Guidelines Update
December 10, 2015
Albuquerque, NM

Advanced ICWA
November 19, 2015
Albuquerque, NM
Sacred Sites. Monitoring, and NAGPRA
December 9-11, 2015
Las Vegas, NV
Nontidal Wetland Grants
Deadline: December 10, 2015
For non-tidal wetland projects that provide valuable functions, including habitat, flood, groundwater issues, and more.

Scholarly Edition and Translation Grants
Deadline: December 9, 2015
Supports the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions
Environmental Solutions for Communities
Deadline: December 10. 2015
Helps communities create a more sustainable future through responsible environmental stewardship.
Maoriland Film Festival
Submission Deadline: December 11, 2015
Event Date:March 23 - 27, 2016
Otaki, New Zealand
Cultural Diplomacy: Building Bridges of Peace and Reconciliation in Times of Greater Global Insecurity
December 10-13, 2015
Berlin, Germany
The world's leading event in the field of cultural diplomacy
Dreamstarter Year 2: Arts &Culture 
Deadline: December 11, 2015
For TEAMS made up of one young American Indian and NPO who acts mentor in helping make his/her dream a reality.

Laura Bush School Library Grants
Deadline: December 14, 2015
Helps libraries in schools where 85% or more of students qualify for free or reduced lunches
LEDA Scholarships
Deadline: December 11, 2015
Enables high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds to gain admission to and succeed at selective colleges.
Game Changer Grants
Deadline: December 14, 2015
North Carolina
For nonprofits helping needy children in the areas of health, education, and underserved populations
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
 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

Alaska Native Fund
Deadline: December 15, 2015
For organizations and individuals working in the areas of climate change, food security, sustainable economies, energy, or holistic wellness. 

Ross Merrill Preservation and Care of Collections Award
Deadline: December 15, 2015
For an organization preserving and caring  for its cultural property within the context of its broader mission

2016 (MS)2 -Mathematics & Science for Minority Students
Deadline: December 15, 2015
Event Date: June 27-July 31, 2016
Andover, MA
For 9th grade economically disadvantaged students, an intellectual challenge and exposure to peers and educators with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and aspirations

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. 
Indigenous Governance Programs
Jan. 4-23, 2016
Tucson, AZ
Courses focusing on Indigenous governance and Indigenous rights.
Rally Against the Washington Mascot Logo
January 3, 2016
Arlington, TX
Stand up with others during the Cowboys/Washington Football game
Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Awards 
Deadline: January 4, 2016
Deadline: Recognizes pre-K teachers  and their efforts to provide high-quality child care

Silicon Valley Donors Circle For Visual, Media, Literary Arts
Deadline: January 9,  March 5, and October 8, 2016
For individual artists and organizations to expand art opportunities for underserved populations in the Silicon Valley region..

White House Fellows Program
Deadline: January 12, 2016
Washington D.C.
An  unparalleled experience working with Cabinet and White House officials on challenging issues. 
School Garden Grant Program
Deadline: January 16, 2016
Provides direct funding to California schools for garden projects.

16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment
Event Date: January 26-28, 2016
Explores integrated approaches to food, energy, and water challenges
Native Haute Couture
Ends: January, 2016
Evanston, IL
Celebrates the history of Native American high fashion from pre-contact to today
Champions of Change Nominations
Deadline: January 11, 2016
Searching for Native youth, ages 14-22, who are making a difference in Indian Country
Sodexo End Childhood Hunger Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Event Dates: April 15-17, 2016
For youth leaders, ages 5-25, to turn their ideas into action and make an impact on the issue of childhood hunger
V. Kann Rasmussen Environmental Projects
Deadline: January 12, 2015
For NPOs organizations to address climate change, unsustainable consumption, and loss of biodiversity
Florida Humanities Community Projects Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2016
For public humanities projects related to Florida or of interest to Floridians....


CoLang 2015
Deadline: Jan 15, 2016
Event Date: June-July, 2016
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
brings together researchers, students, and community members to develop and refine their skills in language documentation and revitalization.
Ransom Center  Research Fellowships
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Supports research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.



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