Native Village Opportunities
January 2016

"Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the Original American, the Indian, was an inferior race." 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

ICTMN's 2016 Powwow Magazine
Submission Deadline: February 4, 2016
Share your 2016/17 pow wow information (for free!) in Indian Country Today Media Network's annual pow wow print issue.  Scheduled to be released in March 2016.

4th Annual Tribal Lands Conference
January 15, 2016
January 26, 2016
University of AZ, Tucson


The Ron and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Event Date: June 15 -August 15, 2016
Dedicated to supporting traditional Native artistry

The Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Event Date: Sept. 1-Dec. 1, 2016
Dedicated to preserving the Southwest’s extensive artistic heritage.

The Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellowship for Native Women
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Event Date: March 1 - May 31, 2016.
Encourages the creativity and growth of indigenous women artists working in any media.

Sar Native ARtist Fellowships
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Santa Fe, NM
Offering three artist-in-residence fellowships to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists.
Sodexo End Childhood Hunger Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Event Dates: April 15-17, 2016
For youth leaders, ages 5-25, to turn their ideas into action and make an impact on the issue of childhood hunger

Florida Humanities Community Projects Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2016
For public humanities projects related to Florida or of interest to Floridians.

American Antiquarian Society Visiting Academic Fellowship
Deadline: Jan 15, 2016
For scholars working on the history of Native peoples.
CoLang 2016
Deadline: Jan 15, 2016
Event Date: June-July, 2016
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
brings together researchers, students, and community members to develop and refine their skills in language documentation and revitalization.

Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership
University of Alaska,  University of Arizona, Montana University System, and Purdue University
Helps support American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in graduate study in the STEM fields.

Ransom Center  Research Fellowships
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Supports research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.
Native Arts Capacity-Building Initiative Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2016
For NPOs and tribal government programs serving Native American arts and artists in tribal communities.

Pomo Language Resources
January 16, 2016
Santa Rosa, CA
Celebrating the release of the new Pomo Language apps and digital resources

 School Garden Grant Program
Deadline: January 16, 2016
Provides direct funding to California schools for garden projects.
Native Haute Couture
Ends: January, 2016
Evanston, IL
Celebrates the history of Native American high fashion from pre-contact to today

Ua Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation
Opens January 17, 2016
NMAI. Washington DC
The history of the Hawaiian Nation from King Kamehameha I in 1810 to the resurgence, and future, of Hawaiian nationalism.

“Seeds of Native Health” Promising Program Grant
Deadline: January 22, 2016
Focuses on existing healthy food/nutrition programming that engages Native American youth
“Seeds of Native Health” Capacity-Building Grants
Deadline: January 22, 2016
Focuses on existing healthy food/nutrition programming that engages Native American youth

Peabody Essex Museum's Native American Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 22, 2016
Salem, Mass.
For graduate students or rising in-service cultural professionals who are formally affiliated with an indigenous community.

Native American Natural Resource Scholarship
Deadline: January 22, 2016
for Native students currently or planning to conduct tribally relevant research in a natural resource issue.
4th Annual Tribal Lands Conference
January 15, 2016
January 26, 2016
University of AZ, Tucson

Oral History Training Workshop
January 23, 2016
Columbia University, New York City

16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment
Event Date: January 26-28, 2016
Explores integrated approaches to food, energy, and water challenges
American Music Abroad Funds
Deadline: January 24, 2016
Bringing America's rich musical contributions and diverse cultures to audiences around the world.

National American Indian Virtual Science and Engineering Fair
Registration Deadline for Senior Division (grades 9-12): January 26, 2016.
  Registration Opens for Junior Division (grades 5-8): Feb 1, 2016
Event Date: May 8-13, 2016
Create online science fair projects as videos and slide shows
Phoenix, Arizona

The Earth Shall Weep
January 26, 2016
Michigan State University, East Lansing
Climate change impacts,pacts on Indigenous communities -- adapting, transforming, and surviving
The Big Read
Deadline: January 27, 2016
For community-wide reading programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences.

Gulf Coast Conservation Grants
Deadline: January 28, 2016
Supports conservation projects that enhance coastal habitats, bolster fish and wildlife populations, and strengthen resilience.

Community Access to Child Health Grants
Deadline: January 29, 2016
Supports innovative community-based child health initiatives that help all children have access to healthcare services not  available in their community.
YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarship
Deadline: January 29, 2016
British Columbia, Yukon area
For youth, ages of 16 - 26  who are emerging artists creating visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations' culture

Safe Places to Play Grants
Deadline: January 29, 2016
Supports the construction/ enhancement of a field space that helps keep children in underserved communities active, healthy, and safe.


Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
Deadline: January 29, 2016
Event Date: Starts June 19, 2016
University of Washington,
For diverse, committed and creative young professionals aiming to change the face, practice and future of conservation.

Tungasuvvingot Inuit
Submission Deadline: January 29, 2016
Event Date: March 19, 2016
Ottawa, Canada
Share your talent or Inuit success stories at the Inuit Spring Equinox celebration!

Restoring the Birch Bark Lodge
January 30, 2016
Mitchell Museum, Evanston IL
A behind the scenes experience as Christine Red Cloud and Eli Suzukovich III restore the museum's birch bark lodge

Captain Planet  Environmental Education Activities
Deadline: January 31, 2016
For  programs that engage children and youth in hands-on learning experiences focused on the environment in their schools and communities.
Microsoft Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2016
For underrepresented groups to pursue STEM fields of study

Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health, Pilot Grants Program
Deadline: February 1, 2016
Supports research that addresses significant health disparities experienced by American Indians in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota.

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Awards
Deadline:  February 1, 2016
Funding for research at participating institutions
IEN WMAN Mini Grant
Deadline: February 1, June 1, and October 1, 2015
Supports efforts of mining-impacted indigenous communities to assure that mining projects do not adversely affect human, cultural, and the ecological health of communities.

Mountaineers  Environmental Education Projects
Deadline: February 1, 2016
Pacific Northwest.
Supports , short-term conservation education projects related to the mountains, forests and streams of the ...

Native STAND
Deadline: Feb 1, 2016
June 26,-July 1, 2016
Portland, OR
Recruiting tribes and AI/AN organizations to receive training on delivering Native STAND (Students Together Against Negative Decision Making
Tribal In-House Counsel Assn. Conference
Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2016
Event Date: November 4-5, 2016
East Lansing, MI
TICA members interested in presenting on several topics

NEA  Learning and Leadership Grants
Deadline: February 1, 2016
Supports the professional development of public school teachers, support professionals, and/or faculty/staff members in higher education...

Community Stories Grant 
Deadline: February 1, 2016
Supports story-based public humanities projects that collect, preserve, interpret, and share the stories of California communities, past and present
NAFFA Facilitator Certification Training
February 1-3, 2016
 Kanai, HA
From the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association

Fred Alexander Baldwin Foundation Community Projects
Deadline: February 1, 2016
Maui, HA
Supports programs and projects including those related to the arts, education, environment, health, and human services.

Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program
Deadline:  February 2, 2016
Event Date: Summer, 2016
Chapel Hill, NC
Seeks to increase the presence in graduate school and academic ranks of minorities and others committed to diversity
Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program
Deadline: February 3, 2016
Funds for wetland, forest, riparian and coastal habitat restoration, storm water management, outreach, and stewardship projects

Education Pipeline Program
Deadline: February 5, 2016
For organizations and programs that increase access to high-quality early care and education programs for children in underserved communities.

The Next Frontier in Federal Indian Law: Building on the Foundational Work of Carole E. Goldberg
February 5, 2016
UCLA, California
A UCLA symposium that focuses on cutting edge issues in federal Indian law
National Association of Native American Studies Conference
Feb. 8-13, 3-016
Baton Rouge, LA

OFRF Organic Farming and Food System Research Grants
Deadline: February 8, 2016
For research projects related to agricultural production and/or topics of concern to organic farmers and/or ranchers.

Summer Research Initiative to Increase Diversity
Deadline:  February 10, 2016
University of Maryland, College Park
To increase  interest in research careers, develop research skills, and learn about doctoral training
Summer Research Opportunity Program
Deadline: February 10, 2016
Event Date: May 23-July 30, 2016
Ohio State University, Columbus,
Helps help historically unrepresented undergraduates explore opportunities for earning a Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.).

Seeds of Native Health Grants
Deadline: February 11, 2016
Supports Native tribes and organizations to end food insecurity, give access to fresh and healthy foods and nutritional programs for Native people and communities

Wiring the Rez: Expanding the Borders of Indian Country through E-Commerce
February 11-12, 2016
Chandler, AZ
Helping  tribes to build infrastructures that facilitate economic growth on their reservations
Unity Midyear Conference
February 12-15, 2016
Phoenix, AZ
A program focused on youth leadership development, training for youth leader advisors, networking, and cultural exchange.

Tribal College Journal Student Writing, Art, and Film Contest
Creative Writing Contest Deadline: : February 12, 2016
Cover Art Contest Deadline:  April 15, 2016

Film Contest Deadline:  April 15, 2016
Seeking exceptional creative writing, art, and photography by tribal college students for its student writing and art contest

Canadian Oral History Association Prize
Deadline: February 14, 2016
Awarded to an outstanding example of oral history practice such as oral history projects, books, articles, exhibitions, films, and other activities.
Unity Golf Classic
Event Date:February 15, 2016
Scottsdale, AZ
Support UNITY and Native Youth!


Noble Foundation Agriculture and Technology Scholarships
Deadline: February 15, 2016
For Oklahoma students seeking an undergraduate degree in an agriculture- or technology-related field.

California Wildlands Grassroots Fund
Deadline: February 15, 2016
Supports organizations and activists committed to conserving California's natural landscapes, ecosystems, plants, and wildlife;
NAPIRE (Native American and Pacific Islander Research Experience) in Costa Rica
Deadline: February 15, 2016
Event Date: June 7- August 3, 2016
Costa Rica
Introduces undergraduate students to scientific research by making them responsible for completing a research project

2016 National Kind Teacher Award
Deadline:  February 15, 2016
One winner will receive a framed certificate and a scholarship to the Humane Society University's Certified Humane Education Specialist program.

Artplace America Placemaking Projects
Deadline: February 16, 2016
 For projects that work with artists and arts organizations to help build stronger, healthier communities anywhere in the United States
NCAI Executive Council Winter Session
February 22-25, 2016
Washington, DC

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation
Deadline:  February 23, 2016
For AI/AN tribal governments and tribal consortia to support public safety, victim services a
and crime prevention improvements.

Western Aboriginal Consultation and Engagement Conference
February 23-24, 2016
Edmonton, Alberta
Industry, Aboriginal communities and government  building meaningful relationships throughout the consultation process and beyond.

Vanishing Thule - A Culture on Thin Ice
Ends: February 28, 2016
N. American Native Museum, Zurich Switzerland
Images of Thule, home to Greenland's Polar Inuit, the world's northernmost people.


Hawaiian Academic Fellowships
Deadline: February 29, 2016
Supports Native Hawaiian scholars and those committed to advancing knowledge Hawaiian natural and cultural environment, Hawaiian history, politics, and society and more.
Vision Maker Media Public Media Content Fund
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Supports film projects about AI/AN issues that have significant Native involvement and  benefit the entire public media community.

Rasmuson Foundation  Individual Alaskan Artist Awards
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded to Alaskan artists to provide them with the resources to concentrate and reflect on their work

Celebrating the American Indian Sports Legacy
Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2016
Event Date: October 7-9, 2016
Carlisle, PA
Seeking presentations that explore the past, present and/or future of American Indians in sports.
New York Flame of Hope Gala
March 1, 2016
New York City
Benefiting the American Indian college Fund

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: March 2, 2016
Event Date: Summer. 2016
For undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to Tribal Public Policy or Native Health Care.

Chesapeake Bay Green Street-Green Jobs-Green Towns Initiative
Deadline: March 3, 2016
Supports local, grassroots-level efforts in urbanized watersheds aimed at enhancing green space and reducing storm water run-off.
Indigenous Book Festival
March 3-4, 2016
Albuquerque, NM
This year's theme: Beyond Stereotype, Prejudice, & Racism

Silicon Valley Donors Circle for Visual, Media, Literary Arts
Deadline: March 5,2016
For individual artists and organizations to expand art opportunities for underserved populations in the Silicon Valley region.

Pioneer Grant Program
Deadline:  March 7, 2016
For projects that reduce nutrient and sediment contaminant loads in the  Chesapeake Bay and Maryland coastal bays.
Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication
March 7-10, 2016
Charlotte, NC

Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations Program
Deadline: March 11, 2016
Seeking input from tribal governments and landowners interested in participating in the Program

SCA Native American Programs Committee  Sponsorship Awards
March 10 - 13, 2016
Ontario, California
For California native people involved with cultural resource management
An Evening with N. Scott Momaday
March 11, 2016
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Native American scholar, and poet N. Scott Momaday has been hailed as “the dean of American Indian writers

AIHEC Student Conference
March 14-16, 2016
Minneapolis, MN
More than a thousand tribal college students will convene for competitions, camaraderie and sharing knowledge

The Charles Redd Western Studies Awards, Grants, and Fellowships
Deadline: March 15, 2016
For research related to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.

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