Native Village Opportunities
July, 2015

Sun Dagger at Fajada Butte, Chaco Canyon
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM

"To be able to greet the sun with the sounds from all of Nature is a great blessing, and it helps us to remember Who is the real provider of all of our benefits."  
Thomas Yellowtail, Crow

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Unity/Huffington Post Tribal Youth Survey
 Survey for Native youth, ages 18-24, to help UNITY in designing quality and relevant programs for the future
The Phoenix Indian School Legacy Project
Seeking to interview Native Americans who attended the U.S. Government run school which closed in 1990.
The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation
Deadline: July 15, 2015 
Supports organizations that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children.
Native Writers Workshop 
July 15-19, 2015
Santa Fe, New Mexico. 
From the Sundance Institute and IAIA, for aspiring Native American screenwriters

Unity of Nations Exhibit: Contemporary Interpretations of Native Arts
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2015
Green Bay, WI
Accepting paintings, sculpture, drawings, ceramics, fiber art, mixed media, etc. or a contemporary interpretation of traditional Native art forms

WEIO's Native Baby and Regalia Competition
Event Date: July 15-18, 2015
Fairbanks, Alaska
For youngsters 24 months to age 6.
World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
July 15-18, 2015
Fairbanks, Alaska
Several categories available with varying deadlines, if any
First Nations Language Conference
July 16-17, 2015
Vancouver, BC
brings together Elders, teachers, linguists, administrators and many others to learn and share
Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage: Heritage, Tourism and Traditions
Ends: July 16, 2015
Liverpool, UK
A venue for exploring three critical interactions in this trans-Atlantic dialogue: heritage, tourism and traditions.
California's Best Handgame tournament
July 17-19, 2015
Sheridan, CA
Keeping the traditions alive

Apache Stronghold Convoy
July 17, 2015
Times Square, NYC
Join this movement and show your support in protecting Apache sacred lands

Turquoise: The Gemstone of Enchantment
July 18, 2015
Albuquerque, NM
Discover little known facts about turquoise and learn about Joe Dan Lowry’s family history in the turquoise industry.

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.

Imaginative Free Summer Screenings
July 20, 25, August 2, 5, 7, 2015
Toronto and Brantford, Ontario
Presented by the Aboriginal Leadership Partners and Planet IndigenUS 2015,

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.
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.

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

Apache Stronghold Group Rally
July 22, 2015
Washington DC
Educating others about protecting tribal treaty rights and Native sacred places, and speaking against the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange.
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.

Returning the Gift
Proposal Deadline: July 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: November 22, 2015
Brings together indigenous writers and storytellers to strengthen connections and revitalize the spirit.

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

Who’s Afraid of Black Indians?
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Indianapolis, IN
Shonda Buchanan gives a reading and signing of her book, "Who's Afraid of Black Indians?"


Steinger, Iscoe & Greene  Child Advocates Law Scholarship
Deadline: Fall Semester- July 31, 2015 for Fall Semester
Deadline:  November 30th  for Spring Semester
A single scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a child advocate or child abuse victim seeking a law degree
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.

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
NCGLNAC Traditional Arts Classes
August 1-4, 2015
Portland, IN
Classes for youth, ages 6 and up, and adults include black ash baskets, gourd art, peyote beading, steel-bladed knives and more.
Terra Foundation Art Grants
Deadline: August 1, 2015
Supports exhibitions that promote understanding and appreciation of historical American art made between 1500 and 1980.
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.
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

Cal Humanities Community Stories Grants Program
Deadline: August 3, 2015
Supports story-based public humanities projects that collect, preserve, interpret, and share the stories of California communities, past and present.


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 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.

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

Healthy Eating Active Communities Grants
Deadline: August 7, 2015
for programs that improve nutritional content of children's food and increase children's activity.

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.

Sunday, August 9, 2015
Jemez Pueblo, NM
Commemorating the 1680 Pueblo Revolt against the Spanish that helped preserve the Pueblo culture, language, lands, and way of life.

 West Coast Indigenous Peoples and Nations Consultation on Climate Change
August 13, 2015
Burney, CA
Theme: “Defending our Rights and Defining our Priorities on the Road to Paris and Beyond”


Seaalaska Heritage Latseen Hoop Camp
August 10-13, 2015
Location to be determined
For Native youth, grades 3-8,  develop basketball fundamentals and learn the Tlingit language.
UNITY Week in the Northwest
August 10-14, 2015
Worley, ID
A free youth conference for Native middle and high school youth.

Training, Capacity Building and Information-Sharing
August 14, 2015
Burney, CA
Theme: Using the UN human rights system to defend indigenous peoples' sacred sites, food sovereignty, and community health.

 International Youth Earth Summit
Early Deadline: August 15, 2015
Event Date: November 11-14, 2015
New York City 
Students, ages 13-18, will work together to develop action plans to construct a more sustainable world. Over the course of three days, UN
Dream Big Project
Seeking a diverse group of teenagers using engineering training, STEM education, engineer mentors, etc. to pursue ideas to solve important problems
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.
Resilience Run: Commemorating the Pueblo Revolt of 1680
August 18, 2015
Honors Popé and the Pueblo peoples' revolution against Spanish --the first successful revolution against a colonizer on North American soil

2015 Tribal Lands and Environment Forum
August 17-20, 2015
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Special trainings, field trips, and breakout sessions focused on solid/hazardous waste management, brownfields, UST/LUSTs, Superfund sites, and much more.

IAIA 2015 Scholarship Dinner and Auction
August 19, 2015
Santa Fe, NM
To benefit students and programs at the Institute of American Indian Arts
Seeds of Native Health Capacity Grants
Deadline: August 19, 2015
For tribes and native organizations working to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods for their children and communities

Basic Clerk Training
August 19 – 21, 2015
Bloomington, MN
Provides court clerks with the basic skills to use in their role within the tribal court.

Spencer Foundation New Civics Small Grant Program
Deadline: August 20, 2015
For research projects that improve understandings of civic learning and civic action among young people without college educations, economically disadvantaged and/or in marginalized communities.
TCAP Tribal Courts Conference Protecting Indian Children
August 20-21, 2015
Bloomington, MN

Santa Fe Indian Market
Event Date: August 20-23, 2015
Santa Fe, NM
The world’s largest Indian market features work from over 1,000 artists in 10 distinct categories

Roasting Ears of Corn Festival
August 22 -23, 2015
Allentown, PA
 Patagonia Environmental grants  
Deadline: August 31, 2015
Supports small, grassroots activist organizations working  to preserve and protect the environment.

AISES Charitable Golf Tournament
August 28, 20215
Carlton, MN

San Diego American Indian Film Festival
Deadline: September 1,2015
Event Date: November 19-21, 2015
California State University-San Marco
Showcases the finest work in American Indian film and media on an annual basis.
Delta Dental 2016 Community Grant program
Deadline: September 3, 2015
 For projects that increase access to preventive dental health services and those working to address local oral health

MacArthur Foundation Documentary Fund
Deadline: September 1, 2015
 Support feature documentary films and interactive digital documentaries that combine engaging storytelling with in-depth journalism.

Unity of Nations: Contemporary Interpretations of Native Arts
September 3-29, 2015
Green Bay, WI
Showcases Native American Artists' interpretations of traditional and contemporary arts.
USFW Wetland Restoration Grants
Canadian Deadline: September 7, 2015
For long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats.

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness
Ends: September 7, 2015
Juneau, Alaska
Examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people

DOI Legal Internship / Externship Program
Deadline: September 8, 2015 for Summer, 2016
Native American candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Training for Tribal Asset Building: Leveraging Resources
September 9 – 11, 2015
Flagstaff, AZ
Registration is FREE for Native Americans and Those Working Within Indian Country

International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
September 9-15, 2015
Washington, DC

Compassion Games 2015
September 11-21, 2015
Designed to make our communities safer, kinder, more just, and better places to live.  No matter where you are you can perform Random Act of Kindness, or become Secret Agent of Compassion and receive a secret mission for each day.
Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Studies Grants
Deadline: September 13, 2015
Support environmental curricula that empower and encourage students to become involved in solving environmental and social problems.

First Nations Development Institute’s Southwest Tour
September 13-18, 2015
New Mexico area
See first-hand how First Nations Development Institute is supporting homegrown solutions to community needs.

Running Strong’s Annual Reservations Tour 
September 13-19, 2015
Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Reservations, SD
Tour the Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Reservations where you will witness the impact of Running Strong’s projects.
First Peoples Cultural Capital Grant Program
Deadline: September 15, 2015
Provides tradition bearers of tribal communities the opportunity to further their important cultural work.

American Indian Tourism Conference
September 13-17, 2015
Ignacio, CO

 Kansas Health Foundation Recognition grants
Deadline: September 15, 2015
Funds unsolicited requests and targets grassroots groups doing innovative and meaningful work in the health care field.\
Project Naming Aboriginal Photo ID
 Participate in identifying and describing thousands of aboriginal photographs from Library and Archives Canada

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

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,
 Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development
Deadline: Open
Chicago area
 Helps strengthen the management and operations of small arts and cultural organizations

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'. 

Native Haute Couture
Ends: January, 2015
Evanston, IL
Celebrates the history of Native American high fashion from pre-contact to today


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