Native Village Opportunities
October, 2016

Rockin' Mocs
Chebon Dacon

"We want to give those young people and young Native Americans like them the support they deserve. We have to invest in them, and believe in them, and love them. And if we do, there’s no question of the great things they can achieve -- not just for their own families, but for their nation and for the United States."   
President Barack Obama

Rock Your Mocs
November 13-19, 2016
Wear your mocs and Native footwear with pride!!!
Stop DAPL Project
The University of Washington Native American Law Student Association is seeking photos documenting the ways & moments during which native people gathered in direct action opposing the DAPL protest.
National Association of Multicultural Education Conference
November 9-13, 2016
Cleveland, OH
Amplifies the voices of those who suffer marginalization in various forms; and in doing so expose inequities that are ignored and silenced
“Dear Next President” Letter
Deadline: October 21, 2016
From CNAY: contribute and provide additional policy recommendations for the next president. Send your comments to
100 Years: One woman’s fight for justice
October 14-20, 2016, NYC
November 20-21, Santa Fe, NM
A film which captures the trail of U.S. fraud and corruption in Eloiuse Cobell's calss action lawsuit against the U.S. on behalf of Native people.

U.S. Department of Interior ICWA Training
October 19, 2016: Olympia, WA
November 2, 2016: Phoenix, AZ
November 15, 2016: Webinar
November 17, 2016: Webinar
Dakota Access Pipeline Protests: Legal Connect
University of Colorado Law School Indian Program
Coordinating legal response for the tribe and those arrested or injured in the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline
Call or text: 701-409-0550
2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Deadline: Varies by region
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in any one of 28 categories of art and writing, including film and animation, video game design and mo

Wild Ones Native Plant Education Projects
Deadline: October 15, 2016
Supports  projects aimed at nurturing an appreciation for nature among high school student

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Mobile Medical Clinic Schedule
Oct. 18,  Nov. 22, Dec. 27 Scott County, MN
 Oct. 24-28: Northern Minnesota:
November 16, Dec 8: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Free medical, dental and vision clinic services.  Check website for specific services and locations:

RedRover Emergency Shelter Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2016
Helps victims of domestic violence and their animal companions stay together in times of crisis.

47th Annual National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference 
October 18-21, 2016
Palm Springs, CA
Generation Indigenous Funder Tour
October 19-21, 2016
Standing Rock Reservation
Learn from Native youth and community leaders addressing the immediate- and long-term issues of tribal sovereignty, community and economic development, health and the environment at the center of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protest.

2016 World Indigenous Law Conference
October 19-22, 2016
Irvine, Cal.
A gathering Indigenous lawyers, practitioners, academics and those interested in furthering their understanding of issues facing Indigenous Peoples.

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
October 19-23, 2016
Toronto, Ontario
“imagineNATIVE’s line-up is an incredible showcase of the brilliance of Indigenous screen storytellers,”

Meaningful Play
October 20-22, 2016
East Lansing, MI
A conference about educational digital games which includes presentations by Elizabeth Lapensee (Anishinabe/Metis/Irish), and Tanya Zuk who will talk about the award-winning "Never Alone" (Alaskan Native)


The Alaska Federation of Natives Conference
Oct. 20-22, 2016
Fairbanks, Alaska
Brings together between 4,000 and 5,000 delegates, participants and guests to reflect on the challenges, innovations and successes within the Alaska Native communities.

Milanovich Native American Political Leadership Program
Deadline: October 20, 2016
Event Date: January 17- May 12, 2017
Prepares the next generation of leaders in Indian County

Lights on After School
October 20, 2016
Celebrating after school programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities

Oral History and Aging: Transmitting Life Stories of Being and Becoming Across Cultures and Generations
Funding Deadlines: February 28 and April 1, 2016
Event Date: June 5 –16, 2017
Columbia University, New York
Brings together oral historians, scholars, activists, and others for two weeks of advanced training in the theory and practice of oral histor
Channel Kindness
Deadline: October 21, 2016
Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation is searching for youth reporters with a passion for cultivating kindness. Grants
Deadline: October 21, 2016
For K-8 grade educators, create a create a lesson plan that can help kids learn about energy.
Tribal Input on Federal Infrastructure Decisions
October 22, 2016- Seattle, WA
October 27, 2016  Albuquerque, NM
November 2, 2016 - Billings, MT
October 15, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN
November 17, 2016 - Rapid City, SD
November 21, 2016 - Teleconference
Meetings between the U.S., government and Federally recognized tribes seeking better ways for tribal input on infrastructure projects
ImagineNative Awards Show
October 22, 2016
Toronto, Ontario
Presented by the Canadian Broadcasting System
Wild 'N Free: Art Gala
October 22, 2016
Boulder, CO
Art auction to benefit Buffalo Field Campaign, an organization protecting Yellowstone's wild Bison.


Newark Museum Native American Galleries
Opens: October 22, 2016
Newark, NJ
Featuring more than 200 objects from throughout the United States and Canada


Native Voices: Native People's Concepts of Health and Illness
Ends: October 23, 2016
Fresno, CA
A national traveling exhibition on Native Peoples’ concepts of health and illness

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
October 23-26,2016
Chandler, Arizona
Brings together experts in domestic violence from across the nation to address various issues that intersect
Tribal Issues Advisors to the The US Sentencing Commission
Deadline: October 24, 2016
For a standing advisory group that consults with Indian Country regarding federal sentencing issues
Dining for Women
Deadline: October 24, 2016
 Supports grassroots programs that empower women and girls living in extreme poverty. Projects funded must address one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
2017 Time Warner Native Producers Fellowship
Deadline: October 24, 2017
Supports Native producers in their professional development and advancement of their projects
We R Native Contest
Deadline: October 25, 2016
This month's contest asks American Indian and Alaska Native youth, ages 15-24, "What can you do if you think someone is being bullied? "
Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
Deadline: October 25, 2016
Supports outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities.
International Funders for Indigenous Peoples Conference
Oct 25-27, 2016
Lima Peru
Supporting the Role of Indigenous Peoples in Bio-Cultural Diversity, Human Rights and Sustainable Economic Models.

Bicentennial Legacy Project Memorial
October 27, 2016
Edinburgh, IN
Honor the placement of the ninth of 11 stones  to honor and recognize the Indigenous peoples who occupied  today's Indiana

Artist as Activist Fellowship
Online Webinar: October 27, 2016
Deadline: December 5, 2016
Supports of an ambitious creative work that tackles the theme of racial justice, with a particular focus on mass incarceration

California Wildlands Grassroots Fund
Deadline: October 28, 2016
Supports the permanent protection of intact wildlands to help preserve California's wilderness and native biological diversity.

“Remember the Removal” Bike Ride
Application Deadline: October 28, 2016
For Cherokee Nation citizens, ages 16-24 , to cycle 1,000 miles on the same route their ancestors were forced to walk in 1838-39 to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma.
Nature Works Everywhere Grants
Deadline: October 31
Supports school projects that implement green infrastructure to address local environmental challenges.
Nature Conservancy School Gardens
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Supports gardens on school campuses, with preference given to rain, pollinator, native habitat, and other natural infrastructure projects.
Honey Bee Hive Program
Deadline: October 31, 2016
 Awarded to K-12 schools or nonprofit organizations for honey bee hive education programs

Whole Kids School Garden Grant Program
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Supports school garden projects that help students learn about nutrition and health, sustainability and conservation, food systems, and community awareness.
Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, 2016
Santa Fe, NM
Available for a Native scholar working in the humanities or the social sciences.

The Anne Ray Fellowship
Deadline: Deadline: November 1, 2016
Event Date: Sept. 1 2017 - May 31, 2018

Santa Fe, NM
for a Native scholar with a Master’s or PhD in the arts, humanities, or social sciences to work on his or her own writing or curatorial project

First Nations Film and Video Festival
November 1-10, 2016
Chicago, IL area

Getty Conservation Guest Scholar Program 
Deadline: November 1, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
For professionals to pursue scholarly research in an interdisciplinary manner across traditional boundaries of interest to the international conservation community.

California Documentary Project
Deadline: November 1, 2016
supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions that enhance the understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories.

Game Changer Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2016
Event Date: Sept. 1 2017 - May 31, 2018
North Carolina
 For NPOs serving needy children in the areas of health, education, and underserved populatio

Anna Lalor Burdick Program
November 1, 2016
Supports programs for young women who are disadvantaged by poverty, discrimination, geographic isolation, and more, with a comprehensive approach to sexual and reproductive health educatio

Tribal Cannabis & Hemp Symposium
November 1-2, 2016
Tulalip, WA
Discusses the manifold issues regarding legalized marijuana production and sales in Indian Country
The IAVE World Youth Volunteer Conference
November 3-5  2016
Mexico City, Mexico
For youth volunteers, ages 16-29, become challenged, informed, energized and promoted youth involved in volunteering.
33rd Annual Indigenous Law Conference
November 3-4, 2016
East Lansing, MI
Beyond Tradition and Symbolism: The Psychological Effects of American Indian Mascots on Youth
November 4, 2016
Denver, CO
Free and open to the public

Earth-based Spirituality in the Modern World: An Evening with Indigenous Wisdom Keepers
Nov. 4, 2016
San Francisco, CA
Address how we can live in the modern world while applying the ancient Earth-based wisdom and practices that sustained our ancestors for thousands of years

Equity in Mathematics Grants
Deadline: November 4, 2016
For classroom teachers in grades 6-8. to improve the achievement of student populations with a previous record of underachievement.

Veterans Day Tribute
November 5, 2016
East Lansing, MI
Highlights the contributions American Indians have made to the U.S. armed forces.

Tribecca All Access
Deadline: November 6, 2016
Supports working filmmakers from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry

Tarzan Brown Mystic River Run
November 6, 2016
Mystic, CT
This annual race honors Tarzan Brown, a Naragansett Indian who twice won the Boston Marathon

Tribal Interior Budget Council
November 7-9, 2016
Ethnohistories of Native Space
November 9-12, 2016
Nashville, Tennessee
Generation Indigenous Philanthropy Free Webinar
November 10, 2016
Features Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin Councilman and advisory board member of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, Brandon Yellowbird-Stevens.
Winda Film Festival 
November 10-13, 2016 
Sydney, Australia
Works by Australian and international Indigenous filmmakers that focus on the theme ‘From the Four Directions’
Sponsor-A-Hive Program
Deadline: November 11, 2016
Helps NPOs or schools  set up, maintain, and observe on-site bee sanctuaries in schools, community gardens, and green space

November 13, 2016
A national day of Native youth health and fitness!

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Meeting
November 14-17, 2016
Santa Fe, NM
Brings together leaders, business people and owners, and more to learn, brainstorm, collaborate, and network in an innovative and motivational atmospher
Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!)
November 14, 2016
Santa Fe, NM
For Native students interested in business and entrepreneurship
Champions for Change Leadership Development
Nomination Deadline: November 15, 2016
For Native youth leaders, ages 14-22, who are making a positive impact in their tribal or urban Indian community
American Kennel Club Women's Shelter Grants
Deadline: November 15, 2016
Provides temporary or permanent housing for victims of domestic abuse and their pets

Society for the Study of Native American Sacred Traditions Meeting
November 18, 2016
San Antonia, TX
A discussion of teaching methods and issues related to Native American sacred traditions, including a review of ongoing scholarship.

2016 Indigenous Comic Con
November 18-20, 2016
Albuquerque, NM
Featuring Indigenous creators, illustrators, writers, designers, actors, and producers from the worlds of comic books, games, sci-fi, fantasy, film, tv, and graphic nove

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Mentor Fellowship
Deadline: November 22, 2016
Pacific Northwest, Southwest and Upper Midwest regions
 For established American Indian and Alaska Native artists to mentor emerging artist apprentices in the Traditional Arts or Contemporary Visual Arts categori
Joy Maker Challenge
Event Date: November 23-December 23, 2016
Encourages youth, ages 5-18, to spread joy to people in need during the holidays through volunteer service

 Jack Cook Foundation College Scholarship Program
Deadline: November 30, 2016
 For high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the best four-year colleges and universities in the nat
APTA Minority Initiatives Awards
Deadline: December 1, 2016
Recognizes physical therapy initiatives to recruit, admit, retain and graduate minority students and/or programs designed to sustain or increase minority facul
Inclusion, Equity, and Opportunity Summit 
December 2-4, 2016
Chicago, IL
Brings together teachers, leaders and others to share ideas for combating inequity and fighting for social justice on behalf of studen
Unbound: Narrative Art of the Plains
Ends December 4, 2016
 features historic masterworks from the museum's collections by fourteen artists—
Stop Hunger Scholarships
Deadline: December 5
For those fighting hunger

National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victim of Crime
December 8-11, 2016
Agua Caliente REservation, California
 Shares knowledge, experience and ideas for developing programs to serve the unique needs of crime victims in Indian Country.

Laura Bush Foundation School Library Grants
Deadline: December 12, 2016
Awarded to schools where at least 85% of students qualify for free lunches,
Ezra Jack Keats Book Award
Deadline: December 15, 2016
Recognize and encourage new authors and illustrators of children's books who are committed to children and diversity.
Deadline: December 15, 2016
For students in grades 9-12: write an essay about how the media can better ensure objective and balanced portrayals of a group that is typically depicted in a biased way.
Puffin Foundation Social Justice Arts Projects
Deadline: December 16, 2016
For art projects that seek to enrich and inform the public on important subjects
A New Century: The Life and Legacy of Cherokee Artist and Educator Lloyd "Kiva" New
Ends: December 30, 2016
Santa Fe, NM
Draws on three major themes of Kiva's legacy, each tied to his  concepts in Native art and culturally-based education.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
Launch date:  January 4, 2017
Helps Native victims of domestic violence find safety in a culturally relevant manner

 Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars
Deadline: January 15, 2017
American University, Washington DC
 Full tuition, room, board, books, and fees to exceptional incoming freshmen committed to excellence, creative problem-solving, and social chang

Predoctoral Fellowships in Native American and Indigenous Research
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Event Date: 2017-2018
Philadelphia, PA
A one-year, residential fellowship to assist in the completion of doctoral dissertation resear
Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellowship for Women
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Residency Date:March 1 - May 31, 2017
Santa Fe, NM
Encourages the creativity and growth of indigenous women artists working in any media

Ron and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Residency Date: June 15  to August 15, 2017

Santa Fe, NM
Supports traditional Native artistry

The Cultivating Coders Bootcamp 
For rural, Tribal and unserved cities, and 8 week intensive training in web application development brought to you!

Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Residency Date: Sept. 1, 2017-DEC. 1, 2018
Santa Fe, NM
Dedicated to preserving the Southwest’s extensive artistic heritage

American Indian Law Journal
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2017
Accepts articles and abstracts for consideration from students, practitioners, and law school faculty members

Driehaus Foundation Funds
Deadline: January 17, 2017 (budgets under $150,000)
Deadline: May 1, 2017 (budgets up to $500,000)
Supports Chicago-area arts and cultural organizations with annual budgets of $500,000 or less.

Digital Native American Studies Workshop #3
Deadline: TBA
Event Date: Spring 2017
IUPU Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Educates participants on issues of digital humanities research and methodology in the context of Native American Studies
Native Nations Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2017
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington DC
Funds raised during the ball will support the National Native American Veterans Memorial

Tribal Government E-Commerce CLE Conference
February 2 – 3, 2017
Chandler, AZ
Theme: Sovereignty and E-Commerce: Innovating and Reshaping the Borders of Indian Country.

Indigenous Activism and Healing
February 2-3, 2017
Albuquerque, NM
Explores and initiates discussions regarding Indigenous resistance and healing.

Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance Community Grants Program
Deadline: February 2, 2017
Focuses on Civil Rights, Civil War, Native American history and musical and cultural histor
"Crossing Borders, Challenging Boundaries" Conference
Submission Deadline: February 8, 2017
Event Date: March 31-April 1, 2017

MT Pleasant, MI
Hosted by Central Michig
2017 NCAI Executive Council Winter Session
Feb 13-16 2017 - Feb 16, 2017
National Association of Native American Studies
February 13-18, 2017
Mountaineers Community Conservation Education Grants
Deadline: February 21, 2017
Salish Sea Region
Support modest, short-term projects related to conservation educations
Annual NALSA Moot Court Competition
Registration: November 20-December 20, 2016
Event Date: March 4 and 5, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
From the UCLA School of Law
Crafting Mosaics: Contextualizing Diversity across Space and Time
March 4, 2017
West Lafayette, IN
Pairs modern debates with historical approaches to diversity to facilitate conversation about the conception, construction, use and misuse of “diversity” ideas over space and tim
Religion, Race, and Racism Conference
March 10-12, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
Pocahontas and After: historical culture and transatlantic encounters conference
March 16-18, 2017
London, England
A major international conference to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’ death.
Technology in the Classroom Teacher Grants
Deadline: Marcy 19, 2017
Teachers: write about what new technology would mean to your classroom and how you would use the grant to address a learning challeng
28th Annual National Service-Learning Conference
March 22–25, 2017
Anaheim, CA
Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Fosters creative expression, collaboration, and interaction with a diverse community

How To Start A Blog Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Create a blog about a passion of yours with a video explaining how you think blogging will impact the future of the digital age and working in Americ

APRIL 19-21, 2017
Indiana University, Bloomington
 Brings together instructors Indigenous leaders, others who speak and study indigenous languages
Gathering of Nations Powwow
April 28-29, 2017
Albuquerque, NM
 One of the world’s most recognized annual festivals
California Historical Society Book Award
Deadline: May 1, 2017
For a book-length manuscript that deepens public understanding of some aspect of the state’s history.

Nation To nation: Treaties Between The U.S. and American Indian Nations
Ends: Spring, 2020
NMAI, Washington, DC

 The Great Plains: An Environmental History”
May 22-25, 2017
2017 NCAI Mid Year Conference & Marketplace
June 11-14 2017
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Meeting
June 22-24, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia
Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund
Rolling through July 31, 2017
For documentary films about the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all, and/or pressing social problems.
Second Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition
Fall 2017
Moving Memories: Oral History in a Global World
September 13-17, 2017
Sydney, Austral
NCAI 74th Annual Convention & Marketplace
Oct 15-20, 2017
Milwaukee, Wiscons

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