Native Village Opportunities
March, 2015

Kindred Spirits
 Alex Pentek, Irish
(This Cork, Ireland sculpture pays tribute to the Choctaw tribe’s generosity during the Irish Potato Famine)

“These people [the Choctaw] were still recovering from their own injustice. They put their hands in their pockets and they helped strangers. It’s rare to see such generosity. It had to be acknowledged.” 
Joe McCarthy, Ireland

 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.

2015 Native Americans in Philanthropy  Award Nominations
Deadline: March 16, 2015
Several categories to choose from.

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

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 Diversityand Inclusion in Higher Education"

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

Tribal Ambassadors Through Business Project Kickoff Meeting
Deadline: March 18, 2015
Event date:  March 22, 2015
Santa Rosa, CA
Promoting a Native youth workforce through a museum gift store which honors California Native vendors and employs Native Youth.

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.

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

Indian Biz Exp
March 20, 2015
Denver, CO
Essential tools for success

International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health
March 20-22, 015
Ottawa, Ontario
Innovative clinical care models and community-based public health approaches for youth in First Nations, Inuit, Métis, American Indian, Alaska Native and all Indigenous youth.

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!

Annual coming Together of Peoples Conference
March 20-21, 2015
Madison, WI
Hosted by the University of Wisconsin Law School and Indigenous Law Students Association

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


Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities
Deadline: March 23, 2015
March 25-26, 2015
Scottsdale, AZ
Webinar/teleconference/ person meetings: explore key issues related to addressing and preventing child abuse and neglect fatalities in Indian Country

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.

Native American Multimedia Internship Program
Deadline: March 24, 2015
Various Locations across US
For those interested in working in Public Broadcasting

Witness to Emptying the World's Aquarium
March 24, 2015
Live video conference: Learn what the depletion of natural resources means to the people who rely on the ocean for their livelihood and food

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

 Bringing Broadband Connectivity to Native Communities
March 24, 2015
Webinar discussing  E-rate program and the opportunities available for Tribal schools and libraries.

Haskell Resurgence
March 25-30, 2015
Lawrence, KS
Featuring Billy Mills, Star Nayea, Irene Bedard, and many more.

Native Student Success: INNOVATIONS IN THE FIELD
March 24, 2015
Seattle, WA
 An in-depth conversation about Native American education in the 21st century from experts in the field

Native Culture and Food Systems Initiative
Deadline: March 25, 2015
 Support projects that address food-system control, food insecurity and food deserts that serve Native children and families.

Wish You Well Foundation Grants for Literacy
Deadline: Rolling
Fosters and promotes the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.

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”

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.

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

IAIA Summer Bridge Program
Deadline: March 27, 2015
Event date:  June 28-July 18, 2015
Santa Fe, NM
For high school seniors to gain college readiness, leadership, and creativity while earning college credit.

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

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.
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 Voices of our Ancestors: A Native American Storytelling Gathering
March 28, 2015
Seattle, WA
 A  gathering of master storytellers, apprentices, and community members from many nations

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

Tribal Consultations on the Johnson O'Malley Student Count.
March 31, 2015: Portland, WA
April 2, 2015: Teleconference/webinar
April 8, 2015: Teleconference/Webinar
April 10, 2015: Oklahoma City, OK
Tribal consultations with the Bureau of Indian Education

Hearst Fellowship for Minority Students
Deadline: March 31, 2015
Introduces undergraduate and graduate students of color to issues and challenges affecting the social sector.

Sliver of a Full Moon
March 31, 2015
Yale University, CT
Follows seven Native people who worked to restore tribal criminal jurisdiction over non-Native perpetrators of domestic violence on tribal lands.

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)

2015-2016 NAJF Student Mentors
Deadline: April 1, 2015
For journalists, media professionals and educators to serve as mentors for Native  college students in the journalism

The World of Children Education Award
Deadline: April 1, 2015
Recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to the lives of vulnerable children in their educational development.

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.

 Nestlé Diversity Leadership Symposium
Deadline:  April 4, 2015
Event date: August 18 – 21, 2015
Glendale, CA
For diverse undergraduate student leaders interested in a career in business and jump starting a possible career with Nestlé USA

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.

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.

SAIGE Annual Training Program Attendance Scholarship
Deadline: April 5, 2015
For attendance to the SAIGE Annual National Training Program.

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

 Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative
Deadline: April 9, 2015
Strengthens the capacities of Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs that have existing program initiatives

40th Annual Indian  Law Conference
April 9-10, 2015
Scottsdale, AZ
Scholars and leaders discuss pressing issues related to Indian law and the future independence and health of tribal communities.

Community Beadwork Drop-in Workshop
April 11, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
A Program of the Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork Exhibition

PHX 3 on 3
Deadline: April 13, 2015
Event date:  April 18-19, 2015
Phoenix, AZ
Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community, this outdoor 3on3 basketball tournament and festival is for everyone


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
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.

American Indian College Fund Gala
April 15-17, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

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.

Young Native Writers Essay Contest
Deadline: April 15, 2015
Encourages Native high school students to write about their experiences in their community and their culture

Challenge America Fast Track Grants
Deadline: April 16, 2015
For projects designed to extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations

The Native Youth Olympic Games, 2015
April 16-18, 2015
Anchorage, AK
Open to all Alaska students in grades 7–12.

Cherokee Nation Summer Youth Employment Program
Deadline: April 17, 2015
For youth ages 16-21 living within the tribe's 14-county jurisdiction

Law Student Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: April 17, 2015
Open to incoming second and third-year Native American students enrolled at Ohio law schools.

Global Youth Service Day
April 17-19, 2015
Join the largest service event in the world

National Native American youth Initiative
Deadline: April 17, 2015
Event date:  June 20-28, 2015
Washington DC
 Prepares and motivates Native high school students to pursue a career in health care or biomedical research.

Andy Harvey Native American Broadcast Journalism Workshop
Deadline: April 17, 2015
Event date: June 14-20, 2015
Flagstaff, AZ
High school students will produce professional quality radio and television productions while spending a week on campus.

World Hunger Leadership Program
Deadline: April 17, 2015
For  teams of middle/high school students for service-learning projects that raise awareness of world hunger.

AFS National Day of Service
April 18, 2015
Celebrate AFS intercultural exchange through organized volunteer projects nationwide

33rd Annual Protecting our Children Conference
April 19–22, 2015
Portland, Oregon
From the NICWA National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

National Student Leadership Week
April 19-25, 2015
Challenges students to consider how one person can make a difference.

Endangered Language Fund Grants
Deadline: April 20, 2015
Support a language maintenance initiatives and linguistic fieldwork related to languages in danger of disappearing within a generation or two

Tribal Court Improvement Program Grants
Deadline: April 20, 2015
Funding to help with cases involving children's welfare.

Artists Up
April 20, 2015
Seattle, WA
Networking and resource event for Native Artists

Positive Indian Parenting
April 23–24, 2015
Portland, Oregon
Prepares tribal and non-tribal child welfare personnel to train American Indian and Alaska Native parents using a culturally specific approach.

2015 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC)
April 28 - May 2, 2015
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork
Ends: April 26, 2015
Los Angeles, Ca
Explore how beaded floral designs became a art form and means of economic and cultural survival for Native  people

American Indian Summer Institute in Earth System Science
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Event date: June 21-July 30, 2015
UC Irvine, CA
 A free two-week residential summer program for Native high school students currently in grades 8-11.

SAIGE Youth Program Training Conference Scholarships
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Event date: June 15-18, 2015
Welch, MN
For Native college students to learn about careers in the federal government, to network, and more.

The UBC Museum of Anthropology T-Shirt Contest
Deadline: April 30, 2015
T-shirt design contest open to individuals ages, 15-25 years, who are Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, or Metis.
Vancouver, Canada

Survival International worldwide photography contest
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Looking for striking photographs of tribal and indigenous peoples from every corner of the globe

Captain Planet  Ecotech Grants
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Supports projects that motivate children to use innovation, nature-based design, or technology to address environmental problems in their communities.

American Indian Summer Institute in Earth System Science
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Event date: June 21 –July 3, 2015
UC Irvine, CA
A free two-week residential summer program for Native high school students in grades 8-11.

National Environmental Education Foundation capacity-building grants
Deadline: April 30, 2015
For NPOs whose core mission is to support the improvement and responsible use of a public land or water site in the United States.

Indigenous Writing Program
Deadline: May 1, 2015
Event date: September 7 - December 4, 2015
Banff, Alberta
Integrates one-on-one and group sessions, focused writing time, and the opportunity to present one’s work alongside faculty in a dynamic reading series at The Banff Centre

Libri Foundation Books for Children Grants
Deadline: May 1, 2015
Donates new, quality, hardcover children's books for small, rural, public libraries across the country.

Mountaineers Foundation  Community Conservation Education Grants
Deadline: May 1, 2015
Pacific Northwest
 Supports projects that yield new data aimed at protecting the wilderness and wildlife of the Northwest and more.

The Paradigm Challenge
Deadline: May 1, 2015
For youth, ages 7 -18: build a team, become problem solvers, learn about home fires, and help save lives.

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
May 1, 2015
For high school seniors and college students interested in the actuary profession.

NMAI Artist Leadership Program for Individual Artists
Deadline: May 4, 2015
Event date:  Nov.30 - Dec. 11, 2015
Washington, D.C.,
 Enables indigenous artists to research, document, and network while mentoring youth and collaborate with elders.

2015 Native Philanthropy Institute
May 4-6, 2015
Shakopee, Minnesota

Initiative on Understanding Inequality Grants
Deadline: May 5, 2015
August 4, 2015
For research to help youth ages 5 -25 , and to increase understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes.

2015 Foster Grandparent Program  Indian Tribes Competition 
Deadline: May 14, 2015
 For adults, ages 55+, who mentor or tutor children and youth with special or exceptional needs or province 1-1 Foster Grandparent assistance.

Standing Bear and the Trial Ahead
May 14-15, 2015
Lincoln, NE
 Follows Standing Bear’s “removal” to Oklahoma and his unauthorized return to the Ponca homeland, where he was arrested, tried in court, and granted the first recognition in U.S. law of Indians’ “personhood.”

2015 Senior Companion Program Indian Tribes Competition
Deadline:  May 14, 2015
For adults, ages 55+, whose companionship and support enables other adults to remain at home or in the community.

Great Plains Symposium
May 14-15, 2015
Lincoln, NE
Brings together several important figures active in the current Native American economic and cultural renewal

The Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship
Deadline: May 15, 2015
For AI grad and undergrads pursuing a career and degree in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, and more.

Geist Foundation: Capacity Building Grants
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Deadline: September 15, 2015
Supports projects that help organizations and programs with quality services for foster children and their families.

Sheltering Animals and Families Together
Deadline: May 15, 2015
For shelter organizations to support the creation of space on site to temporarily house the pets of victims of domestic violence

Pathways to Indigenous Philanthropy: Expanding Global Collaboration for Advancing Indigenous Rights
May 15, 2015
Vancouver, Canada

MacArthur-Driehaus Funds for Arts and Culture 
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.

Loreal Women of Worth Awards
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Nominate an extraordinary woman who is selflessly creating change in her community.

Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Event date:  August 19-23, 2015
Seeking films or video that tells First Nations, Métis, or Inuit stories, or focuses on international Indigenous issues, is eligible.


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