Native Village Opportunities
September, 2015

Sioux Lunch Box, Circa 1920s

"We have to educate ourselves to know who we are. That's what I mean when I say, 'Teach the children.'" 
Eddie Benton-Banai, Ojibway 

Buffalo Field Campaign Road Show

September 17: Snoquaminie, WA  September 18: Freeland, WA  September 19: Seattle, WA
September 20: Seattle, WA  September 21: Marysville, WA  September 22: Olympia, WA
September 23: Portland, OR September 24, Lincoln City, OR September 25: Eugene, OR
September 26: Ashland, OR September 27: Cave Junction, OR  September 28: Arcata, CA
September 29: Ukiah, CA  September 30: Caspar, CA October 1: Santa Cruz, CA
October 2: Berkeley, CA October 3: Berkeley, CA October 4: Jackson, CA 
October 6: San Francisco, CA October 7: Santa Barbara, CA October 8: Pasadena, CA 
October 9: Ventura, CA    October 10: Venice, CA 

Mike Mease, BFC's campaign coordinator, will share music, stories, video, and activism inspired by the Yellowstone bison. 



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

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.

From Monarchy to U.S. Statehood: Overview of Hawai'i from a Native Hawaiian Perspective
September 16, 2015
West Lafayette, In
Sponsored by Purdue's Native American Student Association and Hui Na Opio O Hawai'i (Purdue Hawaiian Club)

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.
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.\

President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Deadline: September 16, 2015
Event Date: September 24, 2015
Honolulu, HA
The commission will listen to public comments about economic development/housing; education; civil rights; climate change, and much more.

 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.

Your Living Legacy: A Transformational Framing for the Future
September 17, 2015
St. Paul, MN
Gathering to cultivate a shared vision on building a healthy and sustainable Native community

September 18-27, 2015
Syracuse NY and Onondaga Nation
In this televised event, the Haudenosaunee will step onto the world stage and carry their flag, exercising the sovereignty of indigenous nations

TIOSPAYE": Los Angeles Native Foster Family Recruitment Event
Deadline: September 18, 2015
Event Date: September 26, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
Honoring Native American Caregivers and learning about the need for Native American foster families

Pottery: A Timeless Tradition
September 19 2015-  September 2016
Evanston, IL
 Experience the time-honored pottery making skills and designs that Native American communities have sustained for thousands of years

Speak with One Voice to Shape Policy: Veterans Rising for Healing
September 20-22, 2015
Albuquerque, NM
Hosted by the Southwest Native American Veterans Association
National Indian Health Board Consumer Conference
September 21-24, 2015
Washington, DC
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.

American Indian College Fund Reception
RSVP Deadline: September 21, 2015
Event Date: October 6, 2015
Saint Paul Minnesota
AICF president Cheryl Crazy Bull shares how the College Fund helps meet the unique needs of Native students.

Perspectives on the Sand Creek Massacre
September 23, 2015
Indianapolis, IN
Embraces multiple voices to promote understanding about the history, memory and interpretation of this 1864 injustice
Tribal Energy Summit
September 23-25, 2015
Washington DC
3 day Department of Energy conference will focus on energy development issues for tribes; on tribal lands
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
September 25, 2015
Ventura, California

2015 National Indigenous Men’s and Women’s Network Conference
September 28-30, 2015
Darwin, NT, Australia

Navajo/Udege Cultural Summit 
September 24-October 4, 2015
Russian Far East
A unique and first of its kind meeting between American Indian leaders and Siberian counterparts

A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek 
September 25, 2015
Indianapolis, IN
Lecture by author Dr. Ari Kelman about the 1864 Sand Creek massacre of Cheyenne and Arapaho. Joined by Norma Gourneau, BIA Superintendent and descendant of Cheyenne victims.
The Story of Everything
September 26, 2015
Honolulu, HA
Combines storytelling, science, poetry, dance, music, visual art and Oli (Hawaiian chant) in a powerful and unique creation story.

Global Youth Health Summit
September 26, 2015
Atlanta, GA


Truth Be Told: Alternative Narratives for Teaching about Columbus Day and Thanksgiving
September 26, 2015
Indianapolis, IN
A symposium for educators and the public.
Lakota Language Weekend
September 26-27, 2015
Pine Ridge, SD area
An intensive Lakota language learning experience.
Kids in Need Teacher Grant Programs
Deadline: September 30, 2015
Provides free school supplies to economically disadvantaged school children
Visionary Grant to Decrease Ethnic and Racial Discrimination in Education
Deadline: October 1, 2015
Supports research, education, or an intervention that reduces disparities in education and achievement due to discrimination.
Florida Community Project Mini Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2015
For projects that reach new and/or underserved audiences, build on partnerships between organizations, and/or explore the topic of water
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....

People Land Truth Awards
Deadline: October 1, 2015
Vote for a indigenous news article  that made a difference in our world.

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

The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Deadline: October 1, 2015
Supports artists and activities in the areas of arts access, arts education, and arts and cultural heritage.

Center for Cultural Innovation Professional Development Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2015
Supports professional development funding for emerging arts leaders
Harpo Foundation Emerging Artists Fellowship
Deadline: October 1, 2015
Santa Fe, NM
For an emerging visual artist who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects
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.

Tomiar  Rudy Ortega Sr. Scholarship 
Deadline: October 2, 2015
Assists American Indian students living in California

Introduction to Tahitian Dance Workshop
October 3, 2015
West Lafayette, IN
Learn the basic fundamentals of Tahitian dance: footwork, hip motions, and hand movements and a dance.
Hula – The Art of Hawaiian Dance featuring Hâlau i Ka Pono
October 3, 2015
West Lafayette, IN
Sharing the spirit of aloha, enjoy an evening of hula dance performance featuring the dance group, Halau i Ka Pono
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

Celebrating 25 Years of Student Engagement
October 7-8, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
Addresses student engagement among at-risk youth and share lessons learned on implementing and sustaining structured mentoring intervention with fidelity.

Repellent Fence
October 9-12. 2015
U.S./México border near Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, México
A bi-national land art installation of “scare-eye” balloons along with public programming and live performances.
Return From Exile
Ends October 10, 2015
Athens, GA
Contemporary Southeastern Native Art

A Confluence of Cultures: U.S.-Native American Relations in the 19th Century
October 10, 2015
St Charles, MO

October 11-18, 2015
Seattle, WA
A multi-day performance installation in four equal parts: dance; storytelling; volunteerism and feasting
 Local Matters: Alaska + Indigenous Communities
October 11-14, 2015
Anchorage, AK 
Engages with Alaska Native peoples and communities to build partnerships with self-determined peoples, cultures and communities.

NIEA Convention 2015
October 14-17, 2015
Portland, Oregon
 Native educators, advocates, and students discuss best practices, learn from others, and advocate for Native students.

Cattle Health Management and Vaccination Plans
October 14, 2015
Free webinar for native ranchers to help expand your business opportunities!
30th Annual California Indian Conference
October 15-17, 2015
University of California, Berkeley
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

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.

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,

10th Annual Northwest Indian Storytelling Festival
October 15-18, 2015
Cascade and Portland, WA
 Generations gather to listen to and learn from each other, traditional storytelling woven into each day

Lowe's Toolbox for Education Program
Deadline: October 16, 2015
Supports projects that encourage parent involvement in local schools and build stronger community spirit.

The Indigenous Peoples World Games
October 20-November 1, 2015
Tocantins, Brazil
4,000 athletes from 22 countries will participate in lacrosse, xikunahity, and more.
13th Annual Males of Color Conference
October 22-23, 2015
Southfield, MI
This year’s theme is “The Completion Pipeline: A Comprehensive Blueprint for Increasing Graduation Rates for Blacks, Latinos and the Underprivileged in Education.”
Native Food Sovereignty Summit
October 26-29, 2015
Green Bay, WI
Native American communities come together to learn from one another in order to promote Native health, wellness and food sovereignty.

American Indigenous Research Association Meeting
Oct. 22-24, 
Pablo, Montana
Educates researchers and the public about Indigenous Research Methodologies and the importance

National Consultation on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change
October 25, 2015
Green Bay, WI
Equity Summit
October 27-29, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
Gain new insights from local leaders at the forefront of change

SAIGE Grantham University Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2015
A 4-year scholarship for SAIGE members to an accredited online university


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,
The Lawrence Foundation Grants 
Deadline: November 1, 2015
Grants to organizations and projects in the areas of the environment, education, human services, and disaster relief.

Red Ink Magazine
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015
 Open to submissions of poetry, non-fiction, short fiction, plays, literary essays, book reviews, and artwork

Rubin Foundation Social Justice Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2015
New York City
 For projects that embody ethical artistic practice and are designed to broaden public access to art
Best Buy National Youth Technology Program
Deadline: November 1, 2015
For programs that provide underserved teens with access to new technologies and promote interest and fluency in digital learning.

Conservation Alliance Conservation Projects
Deadline: November 1, 2015
For projects that  secure permanent and quantifiable protection of a specific wild land or waterway wit habitat and recreational benefits.

Science Fiction Contest: Imagining Indigenous Futurisms
November 1, 2015
6th annual science fiction writing contest for emerging writers interested in exploring Indigenous issues through science fiction
Professor Grace L. Dillon (Anishinaabe):

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

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

SAR Research Resident Scholar Fellowship
Deadline: November 2, 2015
Event Date:9/1/16 -5/31/17 
For scholars who have completed their research and analysis in the social sciences, humanities, and/or Native arts
ASPCA's Equine Fund Grants
Deadline: November 2, 2015
For nonprofit equine/animal welfare organizations that care for horses, mules, donkeys, and ponies.

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

MSU Indigenous Law Conference
November 5-6, 2015 
East Lansing, MI
40th Annual American Indian Film Festival
November 6 - 14, 2015
San Francisco, CA 
The world's longest running showcase of independent films about American Indians and Canada's First People

2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Deadline: November 3, 2015
Honors middle and high school students in the United States who volunteer in communities at home or abroad.

Equity in Mathematics Grants
Deadline: November 6, 2015
For middle school projects that improve the math skills of underachieving students.
Indiana University Traditional Powwow
November 7-8, 2015
Bloomington, IN

17th Annual DC Indian Law Conference
November 10, 2015
Washington DC.
Hosted by the Federal Bar Association Indian Law Section

Celebration of Basketry and native Foods Symposium and Festival
November 12-13, 2015
Tucson AZ
Open to the public for the first time.
2015 American Indian Achievement Awards Gala
November 14, 2015
Denver, CO

Native American Heritage Month for Students and Teachers
November 13, 2015
Indianapolis, IN
Free event for teachers and students to learn truths about Native American history

N7 Grant Fund
Deadline: November 15, 2015
Grants to Native American and Aboriginal communities in support of sports and physical activity programs for youth

Little Hope Announces Youth Bereavement  Grants 
Deadline: Open
Supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens


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