Native Village Opportunities
February 2015

Salmon Around Moon
Joe Wilson, Sxwaset

"Modern civilization has no understanding of sacred matters.  Everything is backwards."   
Thomas Yellowtail, Crow

Native American Artist Fellowships
Deadline: February 15, 2015
Supports the development of artists and the potential for inter-cultural dialog
Native American Residency Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center
Deadline: February 15, 2015
Awarded to Native American artists
Contact: David Grozinsky at 802 635-2727

Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellowship
Deadline: February 16, 2015
Santa FE, NM
Advances the work of an indigenous writer pursuing their creative project


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.

**Water and the Environmental Review: How to go Beyond the Minimum 
Date: February 18, 2015 
Tuition free live webinar for Native peoples.


**Disney Friends for Change Grants
Deadline: February 18, 2015
Nominate a youth, ages 5-18, who is helping make their community

Tribal Participation and the Preservation of Ohio Earthworks
February 18, 2015
Ohio State University at Newark
Features Dr. Christine Ballengee-Morris, Eastern Band, Cherokee

AICF Haskell Scholarhip
Deadline: February 18, 2015

Using NEP Assist and Other Online Resources to Perform Federally Mandated Environmental Reviews 
Date: February 19, 2015
Tuition free live webinar for Native peoples.

Leveraging Resources: The National Historic Preservation Act 
Date: February 20, 2015 
Tuition free live webinar for Native peoples.

Native Peacemaking: A Traditional Approach to Conflict Resolution
February 20, 2015
Yale University, CN
Panelists discuss the goals of peacemaking and how tribal courts are using this strategy to tackle Indian justice issues.

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

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

Planning an Affordable Housing Project 
Date: February 24, 2015 
Tuition free live webinar for Native peoples.

Truth and Reconciliation With Native America
February 24, 2015
Indianapolis, IN
Learn how Maine's five Native communities and the state's child welfare office are working together in the truth/reconciliation process

Presenting the 2015 Champions for Change
February 24, 2015
Washington DC
Celebrates and honors five inspirational youth being recognized as 2015 Champions of Change.

Sharing Our Stories: Grant making in Indian Country Webinar
February 24, 2015
 foundation colleagues share their experiences investing in Native-led non profits.

Native Hawaiian Academic Fellowship
Deadline: February 24, 2015
Support a Native Hawaiian scholars and others committed to the advancing knowledge about Hawaii’s natural and cultural environment, history, politics, and/or society.

Live Webinar: Update on State Taxation of Tribal Lands
Feb. 25, 2015
Explores the effect of the new Interior regulations excluding state taxes on business leases in Indian Country

The Resurgence of Traditional Culture among the Potawatomi
Feb. 25, 2015
Ohio State University at Newark.
Features Dr. John Low, Citizen of the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi

Native Women Film Festival
Deadline: February 25, 2015
Event Date: March 27-29, 2015
Lost Angeles, CA
Films that are about or made by Native women

New York Foundation for the Arts Artists' Fellowships
Deadline: Fiction, Folk/Traditional/Interdisciplinary Arts: February 26, 2015
Deadline: Painting and Video/Film: February 27, 2015.
For artists living in New York State and/or Indian Nations located in New York State.

Developing and Financing Affordable Housing 
February 26, 2015 
Tuition free live webinar for Native peoples.

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

Canada’s Reel North: Indigenous Short Films
February 26, 2015
Banff, Alberta
Aboriginal stories and landscapes from Canada’s far north. Come and experience 60 minutes of short films by award-winning Indigenous filmmakers

Tribal marijuana Conference
February 27, 2015
Tulalip, WA
Promotes understanding of the legal and policy implications of marijuana legislation in Indian Country

Indian Land Tenure foundation Summer Internship in Education
Deadline: February 28, 2015
For an undergrad/grad student as an intern for the summer of 2015 in the area of education

Cornell Tribal Economic Development Summit
February 28, 2015
Cornell University,

Discussions with panelists about ways that positive economic for AI communities can be achieved

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

Closing the Gap Awards
Deadline: March 1, 2015
 award grants to five schools to implement programs that help prepare  low-income students for college and a career.

"BEST OF D.C." Poll
Deadline is March 1, 2015
VOTE for Mitsitam Executive Chef, Jerome Grant, from the NMAI

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

Heroes of Our Time scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Recognizes the hard work, dedication and academic achievements of First Nations post-secondary students who demonstrate excellence in a variety of categories

2015 NPI scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Prior Lake, MN
For non profits, tribal programs, and first time attendees at the Native Americans in Philanthropy Conference

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

nspire 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.

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.

National Maple Syrup Festival
March 5 – 8, 2015
Brown County,  IN
See enrolled members of the historic tribes of Indiana making Maple Sugar as their ancestors did.

Bush Foundation Postsecondary Education Initiative
Deadline: March 5, 2015
For organizations whose work  helps increase the percentage of students who attain postsecondary success.

indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility Grants
Deadline: March 6, 2015
To improve the livelihoods of indigenous peoples’ (focus on women) in communities as relating to food security and nutrition, marketing, land, territories, climate change and more.

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....

ASTROMinority Summer Oncology Fellowship Award
Deadline: March 6, 2015
Introduces underrepresented medical students to the discipline of radiation oncology early in their medical education.

Chief Earl Old Person Scholarship 
Deadline: March 6, 2015
For Native senior high school students.

Jamba Juice: It's All About the Fruit and Veggies
Deadline: March 6, 2015
Provides schools with fruit trees to create engaging nutrition and gardening experiences.


Columbia University Summer High School Program Scholarship
Deadline: March 6, 2014
Session I: June 28 – July 18, 2015

Session II: July 20 – August 8, 2015
Columbia University
For a Native high school student,. grades 9-12

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.

NNALSA Moot Court Competition
March 6, 2015
University of Arizona, Tuscon
23rd Annual National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Competition.

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

JUNO Awards 2015
March 9-15, 2015
Hamilton, ON
Canada's highest musical award features an aboriginal album and several Aboriginal nominees in other areas.


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.

Future Native Teacher Initiative
March 10-20, 2015
Olympia, WA
This hands-on teacher's camp is led by teachers and leaders from Native American and Alaska Native communities.

National Tribal Leaders Forum
March 11-12, 2015
Phoenix, AZ
 Work together to create/develop a national public health agenda for advancing health and wellness of our Native communities

2015 Native American Conference on Special Education
March 11-13, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Provides learning and networking opportunities for families with disabled/special needs children and those who support them.

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

2015 Kohl’s Cares Scholarships
Deadline: March 13, 2015
Recognizes youth, ages of 6 - 8 who, through their voluntarism, have had a positive impact on their communities.
 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.
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/

National Native American Bar Association Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: March 15, 2015
For current and incoming law students with a commitment to serve or contribute to the Native American community as future leaders

Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship
Deadline: March 15, 2015
Event Date: June 8-August 14, 2015
NYC, New York
 For health professional students focused on transforming healthcare delivery systems for vulnerable populations and early childhood health and development.

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

Native Explorers
Deadline: March 15, 2015
Event Date: May 18-29, 2015
Tulsa, OK
For those 18 and older to learn more about anatomy, paleontology, medicine and Native culture during a scientific expedition.

National Association of Chief Diversity Officers in Higher Education
March 16-18, 2015
Washington, DC
Topic -- "Getting It Done: Rising to Opportunities and Challenges in Diversity
and Inclusion in Higher Education"


2015 Flying Eagle Woman Award
Deadline: March 16, 2015
For a Native person guided by Native thinking and philosophy.

Gathering Our Voices Youth Conference
March 17-20, 2015
Prince George, BC
For youth, ages 14-24, promote healthy living in Aboriginal communities and support youth in their personal growth and development

Activate 2015
Deadline: March 18, 2015
Event Date: May 13-17, 2015
Brings together Canadian youth leaders, ages 16-22, to become inspired and empowered to use physical activity to make a positive change in their community

2015 Vision Maker Media Public Media Content Fund Application
Deadline: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
invites proposals for projects intended for Public Media that represent the cultures, experiences, and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

March 19 – 21, 2015
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
To build the skills and knowledge of AISES members in their future STEM fields to help prepare them to attain jobs and careers.

First Nations Native Youth and Culture Fund Grants
For Native organizations and tribes seeking to preserve, strengthen and renew Native culture and tradition among Native youth.
Leading for Equity Institute
March 19-22,  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
Tribal Courts Conference
March 19-20, 2015
Denver, CO
Exploring emerging issues in Tribal Courts.
2nd Annual Native Fashion Show
March 20, 2015
Denver, CO
Features Native American designers, models, stylists and photographers and more!
Leading for Equity Institute
March 19-22, 2015 
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

Native Voices: Native People’s Concepts of Health and Illness
Ends: March 20, 2015
Schaumburg, IL
Explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness, and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

2015 AISES Leadership Summit
March 19-22, 2015
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
Focuses on professional and career development through learning sessions, peer-to-peer and professional networking and more.

14th Annual NCGLNAC Art Classes
March 21-22, 2015
Portland, IN
For those 12 and older, explores the arts, traditions, culture and history of Great Lakes Native Americans. Classes include making rattles, earrings and barettes, Native foods and prep, and cultural immersion ages 6 and up.

Native Hawaiian Education Association Annual Conference
March 23-27, 2015
Location: TBA


Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson
Linking Generations by Strengthening Relationships 
March 24-26, 2015 
May 19-21, 2015
Mesa, AZ

US Office of Indian Energy Regional Interactive Workshops
March 23–25, Bethel, AK
March 26–27, Dillingham, AK
March 30–April 1, Juneau, AK
Provides Alaska Native leaders and staffs with information and guidance to navigate the complexities of developing and implementing energy projects.

25 Annual name Conference
Presentation Proposal Deadline: March 25, 2015
Event Date: October 1-4, 2015
New Orleans, LA
For NAME [National Association for Multicultural Education]

36th American Indian Workshop
Event Date March 24- 27, 2015
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
This year's theme: “Knowledge and Self-Representation”

Aging with Dignity and Handling Change
March 26, 2015
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
 Introduces a culturally-relevant ‘aging with dignity and handling the rapid change of life today’ for First Nations Elders and their families

Aboriginal Music Week
Deadline: March 26, 2015
Event Date:August 18-22, 2015
For First Nation, Inuit, Métis, Native American, and Indigenous peoples, ages 12 and older.

American Multiculturalism in Context
March 27-29, 2015
Université de Haute Alsace, Mulhouse (France) 

Fatherhood is Sacred; Motherhood is Sacred Training
March 30-April 1, 2015
Sacramento, CA
3 Day intense training for those wanting to become certified as facilitators in the program

The Indian University of North America Summer Program
Deadline is March 30, 2015
Event Date: June 6, August 2, 2015
South Dakota
For high school graduates from across the United States between the ages of 17-21

Aboriginal Arts and Stories Competition
Deadline: March 31, 2015
For Canadians of Aboriginal ancestry between ages 11-13: The largest and most recognized art & creative writing competition in Canada for Aboriginal youth.

Aboriginal Writing Contest,
Deadline: March 31, 2015
For contemporary writing that reflects the modern experience of Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) writers (Ages 5 - 18)

World of Children Award
Deadline: April 1, 2015
Recognizes a young person under the age of 21 who has made significant contributions in the lives of other children

Native American Basketball Invitational Tournament
Deadline: April 1, 2015
Tournament Dates: June 30-July 4, 2015
Phoenix, AZ
Featured by Sports Illustrated, ESPN, USA Today, and others, this tournament brings national attention to Native high school athletes.

American Indian Education Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: April 4, 2015
For NA/AN full time students attending a 2 or 4 year university or tech/vocational school.

American Indian Education Foundation Graduate Scholarship
Deadline: April 4, 2015
For NA/AN full time students attending a 2 or 4 year university or tech/vocational school.

National Native Artist Fellowship
Deadline: April 6, 2015
Recognizes innovative AI/AN/NH artists and culture makers across the country.
Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair
Event Date: April 6-7, 2015
Norman, OK
Honors Native language students and their teachers by giving them an opportunity to publicly present their languages.

Annual Diversity Summit 2015
April 7, 2015
Portland OR
Features nationally acclaimed speakers and inspirational workshops. 

NIHB Tribal Public Health Summit
April 7-9, 2015
Palm Springs, CA

National Service-Learning Conference
April 9-11, 2015
Washington DC

2015 Nestlé Diversity Leadership Symposium
Deadline:  April 14
Event Date: August 18 - 21
Glendale, California
Targets diverse undergraduate student leaders interested in a career in business and jump starting a possible career with Nestlé USA

Gen-I Native Youth Challenge!
For AI youth, ages 14-24, nonprofits, educational institutions and more: address issues facing Native youth and create platforms of information, opportunities and resources that enables them to contribute.


The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Deadline: April 15, 2015
Honors outstanding youth, ages 8-18, who are helping their communities and fellow beings and/or on protecting the health and sustainability of the environment.


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