Native Village Opportunities
June, 2015


"Look behind you. See your sons and your daughters. They are your future. Look farther and see your sons' and your daughters' children and their children's children even unto the Seventh Generation. That's the way we were taught. Think about it: you yourself are a Seventh Generation."
Leon Shenandoah, O

Project Naming Aboriginal Photo ID
 Participate in identifying and describing thousands of aboriginal photographs from Library and Archives Canada

Keepers of the Earth Self-Governance and FPIC Grants
Deadline: Monthly basis thru October 31, 2015
Empower Indigenous communities to use their traditional knowledge and governance structures, decision-making processes, and alliances with other communities,

Summer of Peace 2015
June 13-Sept 21, 2015
Free online meetings with some of the world's top peace builders

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."

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.

Ikbi Holisso Book Creation Camp
Deadline: June 16, 2015
Event Date: June 24-26, 2015
From the Chickasaw Nation, introduces students to the world of book publishing.

Fatherhood is Sacred & Motherhood is Sacred
June 16-18, 2015
July 8-10, 2015
Mesa AZ
From the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association
The World's Largest Swimming Lesson
June 18, 2014
Host or attend an event and join the efforts to prevent childhood drowning!
World Peace and Prayer Day
June 18-21, 2015

Cut The Rug Video Contest
Deadline: June 19, 2015
Chicken, Jingle, Hand Drum, Fancy Feather or Fancy Shawl – cut the rug and show us your best moves

HUD Tribal Housing Mold Removal Grants
Deadline: June 22, 2015
$12.4 million is expected to be awarded
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 International Native American Responsible Fatherhood Day
June 20, 2015
Celebrate this day in your community.

Native American Summer Institute
June 21 -25, 2015
Sacramento State University, CA
A free program that introduces college life to American Indian high school Sophomores and Juniors
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.
Potawatomi Trail of Death Pilgrimage
June 23-29, 2015
Indiana to Kansas
Traces the forced removal of the Potawatomi people from Indiana to Kansas in 1838.

Online Youth Video-Making Contest
Deadline: June 26, 2015
Vote for your favourite Indigenous youth-made video created during imagineNATIVE’s 2015 Film + Video Tour

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.
Nurturing Tribal Resources: Culture, Land and People
June 28 - July 1, 2015
St. Paul, Minnesota
From the National Congress of American Indians

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.

Annual, Traditional Games Certification Clinic
June 30-July 2, 2015
East Glacier Park, MT
For individuals who are completely new to traditional games or previous participants desiring to expand their knowledge.
NAT$VE in the BANK
Deadline: June 30, 2015
Empowering native youth to get a head start on building their financial futures.

Native Seeds for Health Grants
Deadline: June 30, 2016
For projects that focus on strengthening Native food systems and improving the health and nutrition of Native people and communities.

Campbell Foundation  Chesapeake Bay, Pacific Ocean Grants
Deadline: June 30, 2015
For projects that aim to improve the conditions of Chesapeake Bay and the ocean ecosystems of the western United States.
AISES 2015 Professional Awards
Nomination Deadline: June 30, 2015
In recognition of the significant contributions AI/AN have made to the STEM disciplines

Baseball Tomorrow Grants
Deadline: July 1, 2015
For nonprofit organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and softball programs and facilities.

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Deadline: July 1, 2015
Supports research on environmental and policy strategies that  promote healthy eating and prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity,
National Geographic Photo Contest
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Food and Farm Communications Fund
Deadline: July 1, 2015 
Supports projects that expand the communications capacity of sustainable food and agriculture education and public policy organizations.

Legal Education Diversity Pipeline Grants
Deadline: July 3, 2015
For programs that conduct effective interventions that enhance access to legal education for students from diverse backgrounds,
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.

IHS Request for Public Comments
Deadline:  July 6, 2015
The IHS is seeking broad public input regarding the AI/AN and the LGBT community.

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.
Global Compassion Summit
July 7-9, 2015
Free online summit: discover compassion as a path to peace

July 7-8, 2015
Eagle Butte, SD
A graffiti "art jam" of nationally acclaimed graffiti artists painting on location

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
Healthy Native Foods Toolkit Development & Strategies
July 8, 2015
Free teleconference for organizations who work with the American Indian Community

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.

Building Business in Indian Country
July 8-10, 2015
Seattle, WA

NAU Pathways to Success
July 8-10, 20-15
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
For Native students, grades 8-11, learn how to succeed in college.

Conservation Planning and Opportunities through Ecological Stewardship
July 8-9, 2015
Rapid City, SD

Sacred Sites, Monitoring & NAGPRA 
July 8-10, 2015
Reno, NV
Legislative and policy tools for the challenges Natives face in seeking to protect a spiritual site and other culturally relevant resources

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

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: An 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.
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 Research Conference on Early Childhood
July 13-17, 2015
Baltimore, MD
Explores research methods and approaches to early childhood development among tribal communities.
World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
Deadline: Varies
July 15-18, 2015
Fairbanks, Alaska
Several categories available with varying deadlines, if any

Native Writers Workshop 
July 15-19, 2015
Santa Fe, New Mexico. 
From the Sundance Institute and IAIA, for aspiring Native American screenwriters
The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation
Deadline: July 15, 2015 
Supports organizations that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children.
WEIO's Native Baby and Regalia Competition
Deadline: July 15, 2015
Event Date: July 15-18, 2015
Fairbanks, Alaska
For youngsters 24 months to age 6.
Unity of Nations: Contemporary Interpretations of Native Arts
Deadline: July 15, 2015
September 3-29, 2015
Green Bay, WI
Native Americans are invited to submit their work via digital images

Certified Federal Surveyors Scholarship
Unique and extensive training for Professional Land Surveyor in understanding federal survey processes

First Nations Language Conference
July 16-17, 2015
Vancouver, BC
brings together Elders, teachers, linguists, administrators and many others to learn and share
Native Youth in Agriculture
July 19-28, 2015
University of Arkansas, AR
Provides comprehensive training in the legal and business complexities unique to Indian Country land and agriculture.

Seeds of Native Health Grants
Deadline: July 20, 2015
a comprehensive, national campaign to improve Native American nutrition through capacity building, education, and research

Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund
Deadline: July 21, 2015
Southeastern U.S.
provides capital grants and loans for land protection projects within selected regions of the Southeast.
L.E.A.R.N. Men and Women’s Gathering 
July 21-23, 2015
Scottsdale Arizona
Brings healing and helps strengthen  our Native families

Fatherhood is Sacred & Motherhood is Sacred
July 22-24,
Auburn, WA
From the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association

Excellence in AmeriCorps Programming and Service Awards
Nomination deadline: July 22, 2015
Honoring programs, members or Alumni programs, members, or alumni in AmeriCorps State, National, Tribal, VISTA, or NCCC in the many categories.
Change, and Celebration: Native Artists of the Southeast
Ends: July 25, 2015
Columbia, SC
Pottery, baskets, carvings, textiles, regalia, beadwork, music, dance and storytelling from tribes native to the Southeast region
Survival of the First Voices Festival
July 30-August 1, 22015
Farmington, NM
encourage Native students to use art and media as mass communication tools to preserve, reclaim and promote indigenous culture.
Terra Foundation Art Grants
Deadline: August 1, 2015
Supports exhibitions that promote understanding and appreciation of historical American art made between 1500 and 1980.
Child Bereavement Program Grants
Deadline: July 31, 2015
 For programs that bring grief support services to youth from ethnically diverse or low-income communities
Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency Program Grants
Deadline: July 31, 2015
Event Date:April 15-17, 2016
Supports organizations mobilizing youth to lead youth service activities and celebration events for Global Youth Service Day
The Wildlife Society National Conference
Deadline: August 1, 2015
October 17-21, 2015
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
For NA/FN/AN, or NH people currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program such as wildlife biology or ecology

Red Nations Film Festival
Deadline: August 1, 2015
Event Date:November 12-22, 2015
Santa Monica, CA
Accepts films that are made of/about North American Indian, Canada First Nation Peoples, and International Indigenous Peoples.

Indian Land Tenure Foundation Recovery Efforts
Deadline: August 3, 2015
Funds that support various aspects of Native land recovery, with a focus on reacquiring alienated federal lands.

William T. Grant Foundation Inequality Research Studies Grants
Deadline: August 4, 2015
For projects that enhance the understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequalities in youth development.
International Indigenous Librarians Forum
August 4-7, 2015
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Knowledge keepers, librarians, archivists and others working on cultural heritage and language preservation
William T Grant Distinguished Fellows Grants
Deadline: 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.
Summer of Creativity Grants
Deadline: August 10, 2015
Grants for youth, ages 5-18, to create  lasting, positive change through volunteer and community service projects.
UNITY Week in the Northwest
August 10-14, 2015
Worley, ID
A free youth conference for Native middle and high school youth.

AIC Annual Traditional Powwow
August 15, 2015
Lebanon, IN
Sponsored by the American Indian Council

The Open Meadows Foundation Grants
Deadline: August 15, 2015
Funds projects that promote gender, racial, and/or economic justice.

Spirit of the Rainforest Art Contest
Deadline: September 30, 2015
For youth up to age 16: submit your paintings and drawings on the theme of 'Spirit of the Rainforest'. 


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