Native Village Opportunities
August, 2015

"A white buffalo is the most sacred living thing you could ever encounter."
 John Lame Deer, Lakota

2015 Memorial Event honoring Miracle, the Sacred White Buffalo
August 20, 2015
Janesville, WI

Join us in Janesville, or share a message on this special day.
Deadline: Sunday, August 16, 2015

Animas/San Juan Rivers Water Prayer
Friday, August 14:  6:30 AM EST
Saturday, August 15: 8:30 AM
A plea to join in ceremony and prayer for the Animas-San Juan waters & all impacted.



2020 Census Consultations with Federally-Recognized Tribal Governments
October 14 -15, 2015 Anchorage, AK
October 18-23, 2015 San Diego, CA
October 29, 2015, Choctaw, MS
November TBA, Niagara, NY
November 18, 2015 Albuquerque, NM
November/Dec TBA 2015, Washington DC
Winter TBA  2016 Chicago, IL
February 5, 2016 Ft. Yates, ND
March 2016 TBA, Suitland, MD
Census Bureau seeking input from tribal leaders regarding the U.S. census.

 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
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

Tribal Conservation Planning
August 19, 2015
Free online webinar will help you develop strategies for conservation planning for your grassroots organization.

Asinabaka Film Festival
August 19-28, 2015
Ottawa, Canada
Highlights work of Indigenous film and media artists
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.

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

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

Northwest Native Adolescent Health Alliance
August 21, 2015
Suquamish, WA 
Cross-cutting planning and prevention strategies targeting AI/AN teens and young adults

Roasting Ears of Corn Festival
August 22 -23, 2015
Allentown, PA
INTERWOVEN: Native California Basketry Arts from the Missions Forward
August 24-November 1, 2015
University of San Francisco, CA
More than 40 baskets handcrafted by Native Californians, including the world-renowned weavers of the Chumash and Pomo people.

 Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges Grants 
Deadline: August 24, 2015
Grants of up to $100,000 for projects that strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at community colleges.


Free Native Health Digital Storytelling Workshop
August 25- September 10, 2015
 A six-session workshop helps health professionals design and produce a three- to five-minute digital story about their work in public health.
Native Nation Rebuilders Program
Deadline: August 27, 2015
23 Native Nations
Leadership development program for Native American leaders

AISES Charitable Golf Tournament
August 28, 20215
Carlton, MN

Black Hills Unity Concert
August 28-30, 2015
Piedmont, SD
Unity in celebration and prayer for the Black Hills and Earth and all her people.

Massachusetts Native Peoples and the Social Contract: A Reassessment for Our Times
August 29, 2015 Worchester, MA
October 3, 2015 Masphee, MA
November 5, 2015, Amherst, MA
March 11, 2016, Boston, MA
Roundtable discussions and listening sessions to help bring Native voices to the forefront

 Patagonia Environmental grants  
Deadline: August 31, 2015
Supports small, grassroots activist organizations working  to preserve and protect the environment.

 Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program
Deadline: August 31, 2015
To increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce
Tribal Climate Adaptation Workshop
Sept. 1-2, 2015
San Diego, CA
Addresses current and future impacts of climate change on tribal natural resources, ways to assess tribal-specific vulnerabilities, and develop adaptation strategies.

Full Circle Fellowship
Deadline: September 1, 2015
For native youth, ages 18-24, to attend the Sundance Film Festival

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

Protecting Tribal Children and Tribal Culture
September 2-4,2015
New Orleans, LA


VAWA Tribal Trial Advocacy Skills Training
September 2-4, 2015
Tulalip WA
A free trial advocacy skills training
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

Great Lakes Student Microgrant Program
Deadline: September 3, 2015
 Micro-grants to students facing unforeseen expenses that threaten their ability to stay in school

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.
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

Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts Enhancement Training
September 8-10, 2015
Albuquerque, NM

USFW Wetland Restoration Grants
Canadian Deadline: September 7, 2015
For long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats.
Human Rights Training and National Consultation on Climate Change
September 8, 2015
Alberta, Canada

450th Anniversary of Pedro Menendez Landing
September 8, 2015
St. Augustine, FL
The original Miccosukee Seminole nation will hold a "Resist 450" camp  to oppose events that celebrate Pedro Menendez de Aviles landfall in Florida.

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

National Native Nations Law Symposium
September 11, 2015
White Cloud, KS
Promotes relations and education of important legal topics among all legal professionals both Tribal and State.
University of Washington Indian Law Symposium
September 10-11, 2015
Seattle, WA
Includes comprehensive litigation and legislation updates and a number of topics of interest to a broad array of practitioners.

Indigenous Music Awards
September 11, 2015
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Special performances, fashion show, and more in this annual event honoring the best in Canadian First Nation and indigenous music!

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.
American Indian Tourism Conference
September 13-17, 2015
Ignacio, CO
Teen Travel Writing Scholarships
Deadline: September 14, 2015
Encourages teens, aged 13-18 to blog  their travel experiences in words and images.
First Peoples Cultural Capital Grant Program
Deadline: September 15, 2015
Provides tradition bearers of tribal communities the opportunity to further their important cultural work.
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.\

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
Empowers Indigenous communities to use traditional knowledge and governance structures, decision-making processes, and alliances with other communities,
2015 Native Youth Health Summit
September 16 –21, 2015
Washington, DC
This year's theme: “Youth Advocacy: Telling Your Story to Create Change”

National Intertribal Tax Alliance Conference
September 16-17, 2015
Niagara Falls, NY

The Indigenous Peoples World Games.
September 18-27, 2016
Tocantins. Brazil
4,000 athletes from 22 countries will participate in lacrosse, xikunahity, and more.
2015 AISES National Conference Scholarships
Deadline: September 19, 2015
Event Date: November 19-21, 2015
Phoenix, AZ
The premier event for Native American Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) professionals and students

Our Town Grant Program
Deadline: September 21, 2015
For creative placemaking projects  hat help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core.

20th Annual First Nations L.E.A.D. Institute Conference
September 22-24, 2015
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Helps leaders in Indian Country grow professionally, share ideas, and learn new skills related to asset-building.
Bay Area Art Projects Grants
Deadline: September 25, 2015
Bay Area, CA
For local artists  creating new and innovative work  that is representative of  the diverse cultures and communities in the Bay Area.

1st Indigenous Women Veterans National Healing Circle
Friday, September 25, 2015
Ventura, California

2015 National Indigenous Men’s and Women’s Network Conference
September 28-30, 2015
Darwin, NT, Australia
Target Field Trip Grants Program
Deadline: September 30, 2015
Helps fund K-12 visits to museums; community service or civic projects, career enrichment opportunities and more

Native Agriculture & Food Systems College Scholarships
Deadline Sept. 30, 2015
For Native American college students majoring in agriculture and many related fields. here:

Indianer Inuit Film Festival
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2015
Categories include: feature films), documentaries, children’s film, music videos and animated film
Project Learning Tree Greenworks Grants
Deadline: September 30, 2015
Helps students in their efforts to make their schools more green and healthy

Captain Planet  Environmental Education Activities Grants
Deadline: September 30, 2015
Supports programs that help children and youth understand and appreciate our world through hands-on learning experiences that improve the environment in their schools and communities.

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'.
NextEra Energy- Ford Dry Lake Scholarship Program           
Deadline: September 30, 2015                
For members of 11 participating Arizona and California Indian Tribes pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities.

Target K-13 Field Trip Grants
Deadline: September 30, 2015
Awarded to schools to help defray the cost of field trips for K-12 students.

Women in the Winner’s Circle Project Podium Grant
Deadline: September 30, 2015
Grants to help further their professional careers in all forms of racing,
Collection Management Fund
Deadline: September 30, 2015
Grants for Alaska museums build their capacity for managing collections....

Paul Wiseman Conservation Education Grant
Deadline: October 1, 2015
Pacific NW
For projects that envision significant environmental education benefits for residents of the Pacific Northwest.

Dare to Dream and Let Me Play Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2015
For girls, ages 10-18 to fund experiences that enable them to reach their goals and recognize their abilities
The Paul Wiseman Conservation Education Grant
Deadline: October 1, 2015
Pacific Northwest
For projects that envision significant environmental education benefits with carefully articulated goals and outcomes.

25th Annual Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education
October 1-4, 2015
New Orleans, LA
This year's keynote speaker is Cornel Pewewardy, NAME founding member

Grammy Foundation Grants Program
Deadline: October 1, 2015
Supports efforts to  advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas
Mountaineers Foundation Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2015
For projects to research and conserve the Pacific Northwest

Patricia Michaels Fashion Show
October 4, 2015
Evanston, IL
Patricia Michaels, Taos Pueblo, of Lifetime's Project Runway fame, will reveal 20 new looks in an exclusive fashion show at the Mitchell Museum

National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference
Event Date:October 6-9, 2015
Niagara Falls, NY
Offers innovative and timely tribal just information presented by national experts.
New Paths in the Environmental History of North America and the Ohio Valley
October 8-10, 2015
Louisville, Kentucky

Indigenous People and Nations Consultation on Climate Change
October 9, 2015, Chickasaw, OK
October 17, 2015, San Diego, CA
Theme: “Defending our Rights and Defining our Priorities on the Road to Paris and Beyond”

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Grants
Deadline: October 9, 2015
Supports research on critical issues in craft theory and history, new scholarship, craft history and criticism, and more
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
October 14-18, 2015,
Toronto, Ontario
Film, video, radio and new media works made by Canadian and international Indigenous artists\

Fitch Charitable Foundation Preservation/Architecture Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2015
For projects by preservationists, architects, and cultural scholars in the fields of historic preservation and architecture

California Documentary Project Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2015
For projects that enhance the understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories....
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2015
For artistic and cultural projects that support the creative economy on Cape Cod and/or contribute to the character and heritage of the region

Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund
Deadline: October 15, 2015
Supports projects aimed at nurturing an appreciation for nature among high school students.

Red Rover Sheltering Animals and Families Together,
Deadline: October 15, 2015
Helps victims of domestic violence and their animal companions stay together during times of crisis.... MORE
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2015
Cape Cod, Mass.
For artistic and cultural projects that support the creative economy on Cape Cod and/or contribute to the character and heritage of the region.
Digital POWRR Project
Free workshops for information professionals to begin digital preservation
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 thru October 31, 2015
Empower Indigenous communities to use their traditional knowledge and governance structures, decision-making processes, and alliances with other communities,

Dream Big Project
Seeking a diverse group of teenagers using engineering training, STEM education, engineer mentors, etc. to pursue ideas to solve important problems


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