Native Village Opportunities
DECEMBER 2015


ANDREA
Tammy Garcia, Santa Clara Pueblo

"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
 

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
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/

Senior Hunger in Native Communities 
December 15, 2015 
12 p.m. Mountain Time (11 a.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. Central / 2 p.m. Eastern)
Free Webinar discusses information and data collected in First Nations' work in the area of senior hunger.
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/

 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
www.teachersagainstprejudice.org/
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
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org

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. 
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org

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

www.andover.edu/
SCA Native American Programs Committee  Sponsorship Awards
Deadline: December 16, 2015
Event Date: March 10 - 13, 2016
Ontario, California
For California native people involved with cultural resources in management
https://scahome.org/


California Native Holiday Expo
December 19, 2015
Santa Rosa, CA
Native vendors will be offering their wares for the holiday season!
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/
 

Griffin Harte Foundation Grants
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Support  conversations, research, and scholarship about the complex ways we are connected to other people....
www.griffinhartefoundation.org
Katie's Krops  Youth Garden Grants
Deadline: December 31, 2015
For youth-planted vegetable gardens planted in support of local community needs....
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/

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. 
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/

2016 Winter Writers Festival
January 2-9, 2016
Santa Fe, NM
Public invited to free nightly readings. Hosted by the Institute of American Indian Arts
www.iaia.edu/
Rally Against the Washington Mascot Logo
January 3, 2016
Arlington, TX
Stand up with others during the Cowboys/Washington Football game
ybluehorse@aol.com

January in Tucson 2016
Jan. 4-23, 2016
Tucson, AZ
Courses focusing on Indigenous governance and Indigenous rights.
https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/

Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Awards 
Deadline: January 4, 2016
Deadline: Recognizes pre-K teachers  and their efforts to provide high-quality child care

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/

Craft Emergency Relief Fund
Deadline: Open
Awards small grants and loans to professional craftspeople experiencing career-threatening illness, accident, fire, theft, or natural disaster.
http://craftemergency.org/

Silicon Valley Donors Circle Visual, Media, Literary Arts Grants
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.... http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/

NIHB National Tribal Public Health Summit Poster Contest
Proposal Deadline: January 8, 2016
Event Date: April 11-13, 2016
Atlanta, GA
Inviting "Special Diabetes Program for Indians" grantees to submit proposals highlighting their accomplishments
https://docs.google.com/
Champions of Change Nominations
Deadline: January 11, 2016
Nominate a Native youth, age 14-22, who is making a difference in Indian Country
www.cnay.org

Truman Picard Scholarship
Deadline: January 11, 2016
For native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources
www.itcnet.org

V. Kann Rasmussen Environmental Projects
Deadline: January 12, 2016
For NPOs organizations to address climate change, unsustainable consumption, and loss of biodiversity
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org
White House Fellows Program
Deadline: January 12, 2016
Washington D.C.
An  unparalleled experience working with Cabinet and White House officials on challenging issues. 
https://fellows.whitehouse.gov/

Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Deadline: January 13, 2016
Promotes academic excellence  for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential. 
www.gmsp.org/

The Ron and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Event Date: June 15 -August 15, 2016
Dedicated to supporting traditional Native artistry
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org
The Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Event Date: Sept. 1-Dec. 1, 2016
AZ, CO, NM, UT
Dedicated to preserving the Southwest’s extensive artistic heritage.
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org

The Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellowship for Native Women
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Event Date: March 1 - May 31, 2016.
Encourages the creativity and growth of indigenous women artists working in any media.
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/

Sar Native ARtist Fellowships
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Santa Fe, NM
Offering three artist-in-residence fellowships to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists.
http://artists.sarweb.org
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
www.YSA.org/

Florida Humanities Community Projects Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Florida
For public humanities projects related to Florida or of interest to Floridians. http://alerts.foundationcenter.org/

American Antiquarian Society Visiting Academic Fellowship
Deadline: Jan 15, 2016
For scholars working on the history of Native peoples.
www.americanantiquarian.org/
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.
https://docs.google.com/

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.
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/

Native Arts Capacity-Building Initiative Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2016
MN, ND, SD, WI
For NPOs and tribal government programs serving Native American arts and artists in tribal communities.
www.firstnations.org/
School Garden Grant Program
Deadline: January 16, 2016
California
Provides direct funding to California schools for garden projects.
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org

Native Haute Couture
Ends: January, 2016
Evanston, IL
Celebrates the history of Native American high fashion from pre-contact to today
www.mitchellmuseum.org/

Ua Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation
Opens January 17, 2016
NMAI. Washington DC
The history of the Hawaiian Nation from King Kamehameha I in 1810 to the resurgence, and future, of Hawaiian nationalism.
http://go.si.edu
“Seeds of Native Health” Capacity-Building Grants
Deadline: January 22, 2016
Focuses on existing healthy food/nutrition programming that engages Native American youth
www.nb3foundation.org

“Seeds of Native Health” Promising Program Grant
Deadline: January 22, 2016
Focuses on existing healthy food/nutrition programming that engages Native American youth
www.nb3foundation.org/

Native American Natural Resource Scholarship
Deadline: January 22, 2016
for Native students currently or planning to conduct tribally relevant research in a natural resource issue.
www.itcnet.org/
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
www.ncseonline.org/

American Music Abroad Funds
Deadline: January 24, 2016
Bringing America's rich musical contributions and diverse cultures to audiences around the world.
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/r

The Big Read
Deadline: January 27, 2016
For community-wide reading programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences.
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/
Gulf Coast Conservation Grants Program Grants
Deadline: January 28, 2016
AL, FL, LA, MS, TX
Supports conservation projects that enhance coastal habitats, bolster fish and wildlife populations, and strengthen resilience.
www.nfwf.org/

Safe Places to Play Grants
Deadline: January 29, 2016
Supports the construction/ enhancement of a field space that helps keep children in underserved communities active, healthy, and safe.
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
Deadline: January 29, 2016
Event Date: Starts June 19, 2016
University of Washington,
For diverse, committed and creative young professionals aiming to change the face, practice and future of conservation.
http://coenv.washington.edu/
Microsoft Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2016
For underrepresented groups to pursue STEM fields of study
https://careers.microsoft.com/

Captain Planet  Environmental Education Activities
Deadline: January 31, 2016
For  programs that engage children and youth in hands-on learning experiences focused on the environment in their schools and communities.
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/

Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health, Pilot Grants Program
Deadline: February 1, 2016
Supports research that addresses significant health disparities experienced by American Indians in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota.
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/

Native STAND
Deadline: Feb 1, 2016
June 26,-July 1, 2016
Portland, OR
Recruiting tribes and AI/AN organizations to receive training on delivering Native STAND (Students Together Against Negative Decision Making
https://octri.ohsu.edu/

Mountaineers  Environmental Education Projects
Deadline: February 1, 2016
Pacific Northwest.
Supports , short-term conservation education projects related to the mountains, forests and streams of the
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/

Tribal In-House Counsel Assn. Conference
Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2016
Event Date: November 4-5, 2016
East Lansing, MI
TICA members interested in presenting on the following topics
https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
NEA  Learning and Leadership Grants
Deadline: February 1, 2016
Supports the professional development of public school teachers, support professionals, and/or faculty/staff members in higher education.
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org


NAFFA Facilitator Certification Training
February 1-3, 2016: Kanai, HA
From the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association
www.facebook.com

Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program
Deadline:  February 2, 2016
Event Date: Summer, 2016
Chapel Hill, NC
seeks to increase the presence in graduate school and academic ranks of minorities and others committed to diversity
http://murap.unc.edu/
Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program
Deadline: February 3, 2016
Funds for wetland, forest, riparian and coastal habitat restoration, storm water management, outreach, and stewardship projects
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/

The Next Frontier in Federal Indian Law
February 5, 2016
UCLA, California
A UCLA symposium that focuses on cutting edge issues in federal Indian law
riley@law.ucla.edu

National Association of Native American Studies Conference
Feb. 8-13, 3-016
Baton Rouge, LA
www.naaas.org/
OFRF Organic Farming and Food System Research Grants
Deadline: February 8, 2016
For research projects related to agricultural production and/or topics of concern to organic farmers and/or ranchers.
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org

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Summer Research Opportunity Program
Deadline: February 10, 2016
Event Date: May 23-July 30, 2016
Ohio State University, Columbus,
Helps help historically unrepresented undergraduates explore opportunities for earning a Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.). www.cic.net/ 

Wiring the Rez: Expanding the Borders of Indian Country through E-Commerce
February 11-12, 2016
Chandler, AZ
Helping  tribes to build infrastructures that facilitate economic growth on their reservations
www.regonline.com/
Tribal College Journal Student Writing, Art, and Film Contest
Creative Writing Contest Deadline: : February 12, 2016

Cover Art Contest Deadline:  April 15, 2016
Film Contest Deadline:  April 15, 2016
Seeking exceptional creative writing, art, and photography by tribal college students for its student writing and art contest
www.tcjstudent.org/

2016 National Kind Teacher Award
Deadline: February 15, 2016
One winner will receive a framed certificate and a scholarship to the Humane Society University's Certified Humane Education Specialist program.
www.humanesociety.org/

Native American and Pacific Islander Research Experience
Application Deadline:  February 15, 2016
Event Date: June 7-August 3, 2016
Costa Rica

Introduces undergraduate students to scientific research by making them responsible for completing a research project.

http://education.tropicalstudies.org/
California Wildlands Grassroots Fund
Deadline: February 15, 2016
California
Supports organizations and activists committed to conserving California's natural landscapes, ecosystems, plants, and wildlife;
http://rosefdn.org/calwildlands

Noble Foundation Agriculture and Technology Scholarships
Deadline: February 15, 2015
Oklahoma
For Oklahoma students seeking an undergraduate degree in an agriculture- or technology-related field.
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/

Unity Golf Classic
Event Date: February 15, 2016
Scottsdale, AZ
Support UNITY and Native Youth!
www.unityinc.org/

Start a Snowball Grants
Deadline: Rolling
Encourages youth, ages 5-18, to start a small project that eventually grows (“snowballs”) into something that inspires and benefits an entire community.
http://startasnowball.com/

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"Andrea” by Tammy Garcia,Santa Clara Pueblo
 A 7-foot-tall figure of a pueblo butterfly dancer with a colorful tablita on her head.


"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


NOVEMBER 2015

 

     

Also Check:
Native Village Opportunities Archives
Thousands of postings remain active, have open deadlines or provide excellent leads! 

List of Tribal Colleges  top 200 colleges for native Americans Guide to Native American
Studies Programs
Paying For College:
Native American version for high school students
Tribal Grants Information How Can I Get an Indian Scholarship?
national Indian education association  Scholarship listings How to Spot a
Scholarship Scam
 
Tribal Information from the Aspen Institute
Minority and Diversity Opportunities AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE CENTER   Foundation Funding for
Native American Issues
 and Peoples
 powWows.com Scholarship Listings
A long list of scholarships from individual tribes.
Catching the Dream
Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund
onlinecollegecourses.net
 Free Online College Courses and Classes
Test Prep Preview
Free online practice tests.
online colleges database YOUTH EMPLOYMENT INVENTORY
Search for jobs across the world!
GRANTS AND FUNDING FOR BI-LINGUAL CLASSROOMS GOODCALL SCHOLARSHIPS USA Jobs