Native Village Opportunities
November, 2016

End of the Santa Fe Trail
David Bradley

"The end goal is continuing being who we are until Western civilization evolves past the point of empire building...  If we can survive as communities until then, then we’ve won.  We see the imperialistic structure falling apart ... our people have always known that that was going to happen sooner or later.  No empire, no matter how big or how small, has ever lasted.  They all self-destruct."    Robert Francis, Chickamauga Cherokee

Rock Your Mocs
November 13-19, 2016
Wear your mocs and Native footwear with pride!!!
NODAPL Day of Action
November 15, 2016
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National Day of Mourning
November 24, 2016
Plymouth, Mass
Native Americans and supporters  to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US Thanksgiving holiday
California Continues
Now on view
Autry Museum, California
How Native traditional ecological knowledge can help present-day residents understand and care for the California environment.
U.S. Department of Interior ICWA Training
November 15, 2016: Webinar
November 17, 2016: Webinar
American Kennel Club Women's Shelter Grants
Deadline: November 15, 2016
Provides temporary or permanent housing for victims of domestic abuse and their pets
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Mobile Medical Clinic Schedule
November 16, Dec 8: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Nov. 22, Dec. 27
Scott County, MN
Free medical, dental and vision clinic services.  Check website for specific services and locations:

Implementing VAWA in California
November 17-18, 2016
Klamath, CA
Native Stand Program Webinar
November 17, 2016
Offered to those interested in learning more about the Native STAND program, curriculum, the dissemination project, eligibility, application process and implementation timeline.
Tribal Input on Federal Infrastructure Decisions
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
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.
California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
November 17-19, 2016
Cal University San Marcos and Pechanga Reservation
 highlight the best of current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors working through Indian Country.
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 novels

WeRNative Contest
Deadline: November 20, 2017
Asks AI/AN Native youth, ages 15-24: "What does it mean to be Native?"

100 Years: One woman’s fight for justice
November 20-21, 2016
Santa Fe, NM
A film which captures the trail of U.S. fraud and corruption in Elouise Cobell's class action lawsuit against the U.S. on behalf of Native people.

American Indian Movement West Coast Conference
Nov. 21 -- 25, 2016
San Francisco, CA
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 categories
TD Green Streets Program
Deadline: November 23, 2016
Awarded to municipalities to support local forestry projects in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods
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
Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering
November 24, 2016
Alcatraz Island, CA
A commemoration of the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by the “Indians of All Tribes”

 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 nation
Daniels Scholarships
Deadline: November 30, 2016
For motivated college-bound high school seniors
Indigenous Lifecourse Report: Overview
November 30, 2016
Webinar: An overview, findings and teachings from GenIndigenous's new report, The Indigenous Lifecourse: Strengthening the health and well-being of Native youth.
California Indian Law Association CLE Webinar
November 30, 2016
AGEP Scholar Program
Deadlines:  December 1, 2016; April 1, 2017; July 1, 2017
Event Date: Spring 2017 Semester
For underrepresented students receiving doctoral degrees in the physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, biological sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics,
National Indian Gaming Commission Internship
Deadline: December 1, 2016
Event Date: Summer 2017
For students who have completed at least their first year of law school
The Generation Google Scholarship
Deadline:  December 1
African American, Hispanic, Native American or female college students studying computer science or computer engineering.
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
Department of Justice Tribal Access Program Expansion
Expression of Interest Submission: Dec. 2, 2016
Provides federally-recognized tribes access to national crime information databases for both civil and criminal purposes.
Lakota Language Bowl
Registration Deadline: December 2, 2016
Event Date: December 14-17, 2016
Rapid City, SD
a way for students to improve their Native communication skills through inter-school matches.
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—
Intertribal Agriculture Council Membership Meeting
December 5-8, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
Stop Hunger Scholarships
Deadline: December 5, 2016
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.
NOAA's Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship
Deadline: December 9, 2016
Support women and members of minority groups who are studying oceanography, marine biology,and other disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas
Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowships
Deadline: December 12, 2016
Funding to  pursue a visionary social justice, economic justice, and/ or climate change objective for up to eighteen months.
Laura Bush Foundation School Library Grants
Deadline: December 12, 2016
Awarded to schools where at least 85% of students qualify for free lunches,
Temper of the Times Foundation Grants
Deadline: December 15, 2016
Helps NPOs fund advertising that promotes the conservation and restoration of native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems in the United States.
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.
Healthy Smile Healthy Children Grants
Deadline: December 15, 2016
 Matching grants to support of community-based initiatives that provide dental care to underserved children.
Society for American Archaeology Scholarship
Deadline:  December 15
For students enrolled in Native American study programs or who possess Native American heritage and are pursuing education in archaeology.
2017 Youth Garden Grant
Deadline: December 15, 2016
Supports school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities.
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.
PGAV Destinations Grants
Deadline: December 15, 2016
For research on pollinators — including birds, insects, and mammals  — which have a foundational effect on world agriculture, medicine, and more.
Puffin Foundation Social Justice Arts Projects
Deadline: December 16, 2016
For art projects that seek to enrich and inform the public on important subjects
Dreamstarter Grants
Deadline: December 16, 2016
For community NPOS to  mentor and assist a young Native Dreamstarter's dream project for her or his community.
Kanien’keha (Mohawk language) Survey
Deadline: December 19, 2016
Share your experiences and expectations to help improve the St. Regis Mohawk Preservation determine how language classes are offered
NALSA Moot Court Competition
eadline: December 20, 2016
Event Date: March 4 and 5, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
From the UCLA School of Law
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship
Deadline:  December 30, 2016
Opportunities for under-represented students to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy.
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.
Katie's Crops Garden Grants
Deadline: December 31, 2016
For youth, ages 9 -16,  to start a Katie's Krops vegetable garden in their community and donating the harvest to people in need.
Finish Line Funding
Deadline: December 31, 2016
For youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, especially those serving disadvantaged children and those with special needs
Ocarinas of the Americas: Music Made in Clay
Ends: EArly 2017
Boston, Mass.
Soundscapes that feature the varied tones and melodies produced by ocarinas, from the whimsical to the deeply haunting.
HMSA Foundation Grants
Deadline: January 1, 2017
For projects designed to reduce health disparities between Native Hawaiians and other racial/ethnic groups in Hawai'i
StrongHearts Native Helpline
Launch date:  January 4, 2017
Helps Native victims of domestic violence find safety in a culturally relevant manner

Dreamstarter Teacher Grants
Deadline: January 9, 2017
Provides Native and non-Native teachers with grants to enhance educational opportunities for their students, both in and out of the classroom.

ITEC College Day for Native Youth at UC Riverside
January 14, 2017
UC at Riverside, California

 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 change.
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
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 research
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
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

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

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.

Baylor Oral HIstory Grants
Deadline: January 20, 2017
Supports a nonprofit group conducting oral history research at the community level in the state.

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

Digital Native American Studies Workshop #3
Deadline: TBA
Event Date: Spring 2017
IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
Educates participants on issues of digital humanities research and methodology in the context of Native American Studies
NEA Big Read
Deadline: January 26, 2017
Event Date: September 2017-June 2018
For profit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs between September 2017 and June 2018
Bank of America Student Leaders Program
Deadline: January 27, 2017
Event Date: Summer, 2017
For high school juniors and seniors, paid internships with local nonprofits and a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C.
(DREAM) and RETREAT Programs
Deadline: January 31, 2017
Event Date: May 29 to August 4, 2017.
The Florida State University
Summer research experiences and programs for undergraduate students pursuing STEM related degrees
EPA Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
Deadline: January 31, 2017
Helps community-based organizations, and local and tribal governments working on projects to address environmental and public health concerns.

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 history.
"Crossing Borders, Challenging Boundaries" Conference
Submission Deadline: February 8, 2017
Event Date: March 31-April 1, 2017

MT Pleasant, MI
Hosted by Central Michigan
2017 NCAI Executive Council Winter Session
Feb 13-16 2017 - Feb 16, 2017
Washington, DC
National Association of Native American Studies
February 13-18, 2017
Dallas, TX
Mountaineers Community Conservation Education Grants
Deadline: February 21, 2017
Salish Sea Region
Support modest, short-term projects related to conservation educations
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 history.
Native Stand Training
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Event Date: June 26-30, 2017
Portland, OR
Receive training on the delivery of Native STAND (Students Together Against Negative Decision Making), that builds decision making skills on healthy relationships, STD/HIV prevention, and reproductive health.
Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: March 2, 2017
For undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to Tribal Public Policy or Native Health Care.
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 time.
Religion, Race, and Racism Conference
March 10-12, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
Winter Institute for Intercultural Communications
March 14-17, 20-17
Springfield, Mass.
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 challenge.
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 America.
7th International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health
March 31-April 2, 2017
Denver, CO
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
1st Annual National Native American Bowling Tournament
May 19-21, 2017
Cabazon, Calif
A professional-style tournament being overseen and organized by professional bowlers

 The Great Plains: An Environmental History”
May 22-25, 2017
Norman, OK

2017 NCAI Mid Year Conference & Marketplace
June 11-14 2017
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Meeting
June 22-24, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia
Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication
July 12-28, 2017
Portland, OR
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, Australia
National Day of Prayer for First Nations
October, 2017
Washington DC
In 2016, over 1,000 Native tribes from the U.S. and Canada gathered to pray during a public ceremony on the National Mall
NCAI 74th Annual Convention & Marketplace
Oct 15-20, 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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