Native Village Opportunities
April, 2015

Blackfeet Camp, Montana, early 1900s.
Glass lantern slide by Walter McClintock

"If you listen close at night, you will hear
the creatures of the dark, all of them sacred
- the owls, the crickets, the frogs,
the night birds - and you will hear beautiful songs,
songs you have never heard before.
Listen with your heart.
Never stop listening."
(Henry Quick Bear, Lakota)

Report your Monarch Butterfly Sightings

 Monarch Butterfly Migration Map

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
Introduction to Home Buying for Native Americans
April 15, 2015
Tuition free live webinar
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


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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

44th Annual Trail of Tears Show
April 18-May 23, 2015
Tahlequah, OK
Showcases breathtaking art created by Native artists from across the country

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

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

National Environmental Week
April 19-25, 2015
The nation's largest celebration of environmental education

KidSpirit Table Talk on Climate Change
April 19, 2015
New York City, NY
Features  magazine's editors in conversation with environmental scientists, policy directors, an environmental sculptor and more.

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.

Violence Against Women Act
Deadline: April 20, 2015
Event Date: April 24, 2015
Seattle, WA
Hosted by AI Law Journal, Center for Indian aw and Policy, and more.

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

Nature Selfie
Deadline: April 20, 2015
For Native youth, age 13-21: share a selfie in nature and share which environmental issue is important to you.
American Indian Education Study Group Public Meetings
April 22, 2015 Rapid City SD
April 24, 2015 Nashville, TN
April 27, 2015, Window Rock, AZ
April 29, 2015: Webinar
Open to everyone: public comments about the proposed BIA ICWA Rules
American Indian Education Study Group Tribal Consultations
April 20, 2015 Portland, OR
April 23, 2015 Rapid City, DS
May 5, 2015 Albuquerque, NM
Tribal; consultations for the American Indian Education Study Group
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.

Gathering of Nations Powwow
April 23-25, 2015
Albuquerque, NM
The worlds largest Native America Event showcases artistic, dance and other cultural experiences

Generation Indigenous Kickoff
April 23, 2015
Albuquerque, NM
For Native youth, grades 9-12: join representatives from the White House, HHS, and Administration for Native Americans

 Native Skywatchers – Earth Sky Connections
April/May 2015
Various locations, MN
A series of 12 free art workshops and classes led by four artists with Native American heritage.
Shareholder Advocacy and Leadership Training
April 25, 2015
New York City, NY
For Indigenous peoples facing corporate development
Luckshootseed Language Conference
April 25, 2015
Seattle University, WA
2015 Creative Community Fellowship Program
Deadline: April 26, 2015
For innovators committed to using arts and culture to design solutions for community problems.

2015 National Forum on Dropout Prevention for Native and Tribal Communities
April 26-29, 2015
Prior Lake, MN
Strategies that work with native students who are at risk of dropping out of school before high school graduation.

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

New Work Project Grants
Deadline: April 29, 2015
For nonprofit organizations to support of new work by under recognized artists age 21 or older.


Pagatonia Grassroots Environmental Campaigns Grants
Deadline: April 30, 2015
 For direct-action agendas and working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment.

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 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
Vancouver, Canada
T-shirt design contest open to those 15-25 years who are Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, or Metis.

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

Brimstone Award For Applied Storytelling
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Grants for storytelling projects that are service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and replicable in other places and situations
The American Indian Summer Institute
Deadline: April 30, 2015
June 29-July 2, 2015
University of California, Los Angeles
A free residential summer program for students, grades 8-11, to work with professors and learn about a university environment
The Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission
April 30, in Bangor, ME
May 6,  Presque Isle, ME
May 13, Machias, ME
 May 27, Portland, ME
June 1, Augusta, ME
Public forums to discuss the TRC's recommendations in "The Mandate and Beyond: Recommendations of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare TRC.
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.

 Wastewater Toxicity Data Research Grants
Deadline: April 30, 2015
 seeking proposals from projects aimed at developing critical exposure and hazard data for three high-priority trace organics

Anna Lalor Burdick Program
Deadline: May 1, 2015
Grants to educate young women about reproduction and choices focusing on those who are disadvantaged, in isolated communities, and more.

Sauk/Meskwaki Summer Youth Internship Program
Deadline: May 1,2015
Event Date: May 26-June 11, 2015
Tama, Iowa
A competitive application process for students, grades 9-12.
School Breakfast Program Grants
Deadline: May 1, 2015
Supports school breakfast and physical activity programs.
Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM
Deadline: May 1, 2015
Help guide students to successful degree completion and advancement to the next stage on the academic career path
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.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Multicultural Project Grants
Deadline: May 5, 2015
Supports projects that bring multicultural components to ASHA's clinical, educational, and professional programs,
Native Vision Scholarship
Deadline: May 4, 2015
For outstanding American Indian young people with a commitment to education, athletics and leadership
A Thousand Men and Women Warriors Memorial march For Our Sacred Beings
May 5, 2015
Pine Ridge, SD
Sending a clear and resounding message that we adults do care and that our kids lives matter!
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.

NEH Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants
Deadline: : May 5, 2015
Awarded to libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations for projects to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage resources....
Coordination of Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Grants
Deadline: May 5, 2015
For tribal gov'ts or consortia who coordinate provisions to tribal families at risk of child abuse and neglect
 Child Welfare Services to Tribal Families at Risk of Child Abuse or Neglect
Deadline: May 5, 2015
For Tribal programs to develop more effective and efficient strategies to meet the unique needs of at-risk tribal service populations
The Language Nest Program Grants
Deadline: May 6, 2015
 Supports language immersion programming for children from 0 - 5 years of age
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 7, 2015
For primary medical care students who commit to work at Indian Health Service, Tribal, or Urban Indian Health Clinics
Indian Law Section of OK Bar Association Scholarships
Deadline: May 8, 2015
For 2nd and 3rd year law students who intend to practice Indian Law in OK
Santa Ynez/Army National Guard Free Medical and Dental Care
May 11-22, 2015
Santa Ynez, CA
Available to anyone who does not have medical insurance

ADA  Community Leadership Development Institute
Deadline: May 11, 2015
Helps recipients join an annual leadership institute about programs that provide dental care to underserved children.

 Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance Grants
Deadline: May 12, 2015
Provides training
for federally recognized tribes around juvenile justice issues, including intensive support to OJJDP’s tribal program grantees
NAIHC and AMERIND Risk Annual Convention
May 12-14, 2015
Scottsdale, Arizona
The largest national Indian Housing conference in 2015
American Indian Justice Conference
May 12-14, 2015
Catoosa, OK
Learn about relevant issues affecting your community while interacting  with other tribal community professionals.
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.

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Free Deadline: May 15, 2015 for film/video, audio/radio, and New Media.
Late Deadline (fee): June 1, 2015
Deadline: August 7, 2015f or TV Series (Mediatheque Only):
Event Date: October 14-18, 2015
Toronto Ontario
Considers film, video, radio and new media works made by Canadian and international Indigenous artists

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.

Carolina Horizons
Deadline: May 15, 2015
June 24-27, 2015
Chapel Hill, NC
A "crash course" in preparing a college application. Hosted by the UNC American Indian Center.

Horses and Humans Research Foundation Grants
Deadline: May 15, 2015
For research projects focused on novel ideas that bridge the gaps in our understanding of horse-human interactions.

National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Event Date: January 26-28, 2015
Call for session proposals that explore integrated approaches to food, energy, and water challenges.

Grants to Protect California Wildlands
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Supports projects aimed at permanently protecting intact wild habitats within both public and private lands

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.

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

Young Native Women's Leadership Academy
Deadline: April 17, 2015
Event Date: May 21-23, 2015
Seattle, WA
For Native women, grade 12 - college senior. This year's theme: “Declaring our Power, Defining our Future.”

20th Navajo Studies Conference
May 28-30, 2015
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona
AISES A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2015
For STEM students: Memorialize A.T. Anderson, one of the founders of AISES.

Safe Places to Play Grants
Deadline: May 29, 2015
For NPS working to build or enhance a field space for children in underserved communities.


AISES Intel Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2015
 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian AISES members pursuing degrees in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2015
For American Indian high school seniors entering the STEM fields

NextEra Energy- Ford Dry Lake Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 31, 2015
to members of participating Arizona and California Indian Tribes pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities.

North Carolina Native Leadership Institute
Deadline: May 31, 2015
Event Dates: October 28-30, 2015
Jan 20-22, 2016
April 6-8, 2016
For current and emerging Native leaders to sharpen leadership skills, expand networks, and foster unity among tribes and all people.
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Program dates: Sep. 28 - Oct. 10, 2015 
Banff, Alberta
A new interdisciplinary program with a strong music focus in which Indigenous artists ‘reclaim’ the era of silent films made about Indigenous peoples.

The AIGC Fellowship
Deadline: June 1, 2015
For students pursuing masters, doctorate or professional degree

USFW Wetland Restoration Grants
Mexico Deadline: June 1, 2015
U.S. Deadline: July 7, 2015
Canadian Deadline: September 7, 2015
For long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats.

Native American Scholarship in Accounting
Deadline: June 1, 2015
For undergrad juniors and seniors seeking an accounting degree

BIE - Loan for Service
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Graduate level educational loan for students pursing a masters, doctorate or professional degree,

SAIGE Professional Development Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Registration reimbursement for professional development courses/training per year to a current SAIGE member.

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

Native Youth in Food & Ag Leadership Summit
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Event Date: July 19-July 28, 2015
Fayetteville, AR
For Native youth, ages 13-18, who are passionate about food & agricultural production.

19th Annual Child Abuse and Neglect Institute
June 1 - 5, 2015
Reno, NV
 A small, interactive training for state and tribal court representatives
Red Ink Magazine Call for Submissions
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Looking for submissions of poetry, short fiction, literary essays, book reviews, and artwork.

2015 Lakhotiyapi Summer Institute
June 1-19, 2015
Sitting Bull College, ND
Professional language training for Lakota language teachers and intensive study for the public

67th Annual Chicago Powwow
June 6-7, 2015
Busse Wood Forest Preserve, IL
Ishi and other California Historic Icons
June 4, 2015
Santa Rosa, CA
Free and open to the public

Native Art Now - Contemporary Indigenous Art
Ends: June 7, 2015
Zurich , Switzerland
Contemporary artists of Canada and the United States express the implications of being an indigenous person today

Gathering of Great Lakes Nations
June 13-14, 2015
Portland, Indiana
Sponsored by the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture
3rd Annual INARF Day

AISES and Navy STEM Scholarship Program
Deadline: June 15, 2015
For AI/AN/NH students enrolled in an American Indian or Alaska Native-Serving institution

Trees for Wildlife
Receive free trees to plant in your community

Dream Tags Charitable Fund
Deadline: Open
Supports the sustained preservation, protection, management, or restoration of wildlife and its habitat.

Souder, Miller & Associates Native American STEM Scholarship
Deadline:  June 15, 2015
 For Native American students pursuing a four-year degree in a STEM field:

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


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