Native Village Opportunities
May, 2015

Butterfly Fancy Dancer
Chholing Taha

"The Old Ones say the Native American women will lead the healing among the tribes.  Inside them are the powers of love and strength given by the Moon and the Earth. When everyone else gives up, it is the women who sings the songs of strength.  She is the backbone of the people.  So, to our women we say, sing your songs of strength; pray for your special powers; keep our people strong; be respectful, gentle, and modest."  Village Wise Man, Lakota

Report your Monarch Butterfly Sightings

 Monarch Butterfly Migration Map

Nat$ve in the Bank
Empowering Native youth, ages 12-25, to get a head start on Building their financial futures.

Share Your Story
This campaign is about learning and sharing information of Residential School experiences that were federally funded and operated by a religious organizations across Canada.

NUIYA Board of Directors Nominations
For Native youth, 25 or under: accepting applications for National Urban Indian Youth Alliance Board of Directors
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.”

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

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.

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.

Oakville Indian Mounds Native Foodways
May 16, 2015

National Survey of Tribal Court Systems
Deadline: May 18, 2015
The info you provide helps your community and tribal justice systems

Comment on BIA Proposed ICWA Regulations
Deadline: May 19, 2015
For tribes and individuals to speak up about ICWA or ICWA's compliance or lack of compliance.

The Power of Attitude
May 20, 2015
A free webinar presented by Albert Pooley and hosted by the Native American Fatherhood & Families Association
Linking Generations by Strengthening Relationships 
May 19-21, 2015
Mesa, AZ

Strengthen Our Nation
Deadline: May 20, 2015
Native youth ages 13-21: share how you choose to strengthen our nation: Native America.

Young Native Women's Leadership Academy
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.”
2015 National UNITY Conference Logo Contest
Deadline: May 24, 2015
For Native youth, ages 14-24, design a conference logo for the theme "Strengthening Self-Identity; Defining the U in UNITY"

Develop Goals and Measurable Outcomes
May 28, 2015
A free webinar for native youth councils, advisors, and others  to focus on developing youth council goals and measurable objectives.

20th Navajo Studies Conference
May 28-30, 2015
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona
On To The Future
Deadline: May 29,2015
Event Date: November 1-4, 2015
Baltimore, MD
For diverse undergraduate or graduate students  traditionally underrepresented in the geosciences.

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

Indigicade, Indigenous Routes Collective
Deadline: May 29, 2015
Event Date:Thursdays in June
Toronto, Ontario
Provides  free programming and game development training for indigenous girls and women aged 13-24
AISES A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2015
For STEM students: Memorialize A.T. Anderson, one of the founders of AISES.

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.

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

Naval Sea Systems Command and Strategic Systems Programs Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2015
Provides financial assistance to students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) degrees

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.

Dream Warriors Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015
For Native students interested in pursuing careers in music, writing as well as other visuals arts.

Knight-VICE Innovators Fund
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Open to journalists and others seeking to adopt new ways of storytelling for the next generation of news consumers.

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

BIE - Loan for Service
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Graduate level educational loan for students pursing a 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

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.

SAIGE Professional Development Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Registration reimbursement for professional development courses/training per year to a current SAIGE member.
Red Ink Magazine Call for Submissions
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Looking for submissions of poetry, short fiction, literary essays, book reviews, and artwork.

19th Annual Child Abuse and Neglect Institute
June 1 - 5, 2015
Reno, NV
 A small, interactive training for state and tribal court representatives

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
Cobell Scholars Program
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students to help with costs at post-secondary vocational schools and institutions of higher education.

67th Annual Chicago Powwow
June 6-7, 2015
Busse Wood Forest Preserve, IL

DOI Legal Internship / Externship Program
Deadline: June 1, 2015 for Spring 2016
Deadline: September 8, 2015 for Summer, 2016
Native American candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Ishi and other California Historic Icons
June 4, 2015
Santa Rosa, CA
Free and open to the public

Native American Student Advocacy Institute
June 4-5, 2015
Pullman, WA
 discuss new solutions, share best practices, and collaborate with colleagues to make a difference in the lives of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students.

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
First Nations & NUIFC URban Indian Projects Grants
Deadline: June 11, 2015
For projects that increase availability and effectiveness of community programming in urban Indian centers and communities.

Chesapeake Bay Trust K-12 Environmental Education Grants
Deadline: June 12, 2015
Chesapeake Bay Watershed areas
Support school activities  that provide  educational experiences, teacher development, and environmental literacy programs. Diverse populations encouraged to apply.

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

Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival
Deadline: June 15, 2015
Event Date: July 9-12, 2015
Kathmandu, Nepal
A platform for intercultural dialogue between national, international, indigenous and non-indigenous filmmakers

NACF Regional Artist Fellowships
Deadline: June 15, 2015
Enables Native artists to create powerful new works with the potential to transform their communities.

Woodard & Curran Foundation Invites Applications From Environmental Organizations
Deadline: June 15, 2015
For projects that promote a clean and sustainable environment demonstrate community involvement in environmental stewardship, and more
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
SAIGE National Conference
Event Date: June 15-18, 2015
Welch, MN
This Society of American Indian Gov't Employees theme: "Growing Native Leaders: Enhancing Our Seven Generations."
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:

Southwest Indian Agriculture and Family Days
June 16-18, 2015
Twin Arrows, AZ
Info, regulations, and opportunities to operate and manage resources associated with livestock, farm production and marketing.

Wish You Well Foundation Grants for Literacy
Deadline: Rolling
Fosters and promotes the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.
World Peace and Prayer Day
June 18-21, 2015

Anishinaabe Nibi Gathering
June 18-21, 2015
Whiteshell Provincial Park, Canada
Elders, leaders, researchers and others gather to share knowledge and work for the water

An Evening with Wisdom of the Elders
June 19, 2015
Portland, OR
3rd Annual INARF Day
June 20, 2015

3rd Annual International Native American Responsible Fatherhood Day
June 20, 2015
Celebrate this day in your community.

Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award
Deadline: June 22, 2015
For those who fought to protect and preserve one or more of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment wit
THRIVE Youth Conference
June 22-26, 2015
Portland, OR
For Native American and Alaska Native youth, ages 13-19

Traditions, 2015 Creative Leadership Grant
June 22, 2015
To help creative leadership team-building programs within elementary schools.

The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire
June 26, 2015–June 1, 2017 
NMAI. Washington, DC
One of the most monumental engineering achievements in history, the network of roads was 20,000 miles long, crossing mountains and tropical lowlands, rivers and deserts.
Native Youth Community Projects Competition
Deadline:  June 29, 2015
For improving educational opportunities and achievement of Pre-K - High School Native children through effective services and programs.

Harpo Foundation  Emerging Artists Fellowship
Deadline: July 5, 2015
Santa Fe, NM
Supports an emerging visual artist needing time and space to explore an idea and/or start a new project.

USFW Wetland Restoration Grants
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.
William T. Grant Foundation 2015 Scholars Program
Deadline: : July 8, 2015
For projects that improve our understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcome

Food as Economic Development in Native Communities
July 8-10, 2015
Prior Lake, MN
A free meeting to recognize how household and tribal spending on food contributes to the strengthening of local Native economies.

Healthy Native Foods Toolkit Development & Strategies
July 8, 2015
Free teleconference for organizations who work with the American Indian Community
Building Business in Indian Country
July 8-10, 2015
Seattle, WA

White House Tribal Youth Gathering
July 9, 2015
Washington, DC
Allows American Indian and Alaska Native youth to interact with senior Administration officials and the White House Council on Native American Affairs.

More Than Food: And Indigenous Food Sovereignty Workshop
July 9-12, 2015
Workshops address indigenous gardening, soil health, till methods, pollinators and more
National Native Media Conference
July 9-12, 2015
Arlington VA
Join hundreds of Native journalists, media professionals and tribal members at this event!

Footprints Through Time: Artists Inspired by History
Ends: July 10, 2015
Chicago, IL
An exhibit featuring work by many Chicago-area Native artists at the Illinois State Museum

National Unity Conference
July 10-14, 2015
Washington DC
A chance for 1,200 AI/AN youth to interact with education institutions, armed forces, businesses, corporations and government agencies.
National Research Conference on Early Childhood
July 13-17, 2015
Baltimore, MD
Explores research methods and approaches to early childhood development among tribal communities.

Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage: Heritage, Tourism and Traditions
July 13-16, 2015
Liverpool, UK
A venue for exploring three critical interactions in this trans-Atlantic dialogue: heritage, tourism and traditions.

National Urban Indian Youth Alliance Grants
Deadline: Rolling
Grants are available to  individuals, student and youth groups, organizations, and tribal entities serving urban Indian youth.


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