Native Village Opportunities
december, 2016


"If a child hasn’t been given spiritual values within the family setting, they have no familiarity with the values that are necessary for the just and peaceful functioning in society.”
Eunice Baumann-Nelson,  Penobscot

NAP #GenIndigenous Response Fund
Grants to organizations playing leadership roles at Standing Rock while considering efforts to support the long-term engagement of youth leaders in advocacy efforts.

Lakota Language Bowl
December 14-17, 2016
Rapid City, SD
a way for students to improve their Native communication skills through inter-school matches.
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.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Artist Grants
Deadline: Open
For painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper and have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic
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
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Mobile Medical Clinic Schedule
Dec. 27 Scott County, MN
Free medical, dental and vision clinic services.  Check website for specific services and locations:

United Nations Democracy Fund Grants 
Deadline: December 18, 2016
Supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes

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

Teens Dream Video Competition
Deadline: January 8, 2017
For youth, ages 13-18, create a video that expresses your dream and states how you hope to see it realized.

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.

Indigenous Writer-in-Residence fellowship
Deadline: January 9, 2017
Santa Fe, NM
Advances the work of an indigenous writer pursuing their creative project while enabling them to interact with local scholarly, artist, and Native communities

Go International
January 9-10, 2017
Albuquerque, NM
Introduces the international tourism market to tribes and businesses looking to create an intentional marketing approach for their tourism program or product.

DAPL Protest Poetry and Art Submissions
Deadline: January 10, 2017
Award-winning Standing Rock Sioux poet Tiffany Midge is soliciting poetry and artwork protesting DAPL for publication in broadsides for Broadside Press.

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

Sodexo Stop Hunger Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Available to youth, ages 5-25.

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

Predoctoral Fellowships for Excellence Through Diversity
Deadline: January 16, 2017
Event Date: Sept 2017-June 2018
University of Pennsylvania
Supports scholars from a wide range of backgrounds who can contribute to the diversity of Penn and the higher education community.

Artist Trust Fellowships 
Deadline: January 17, 2017
Washington State
Awarded in the areas of cross-disciplinary, performing, traditional/folk, visual, and emerging arts.

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

15th Global Youth Justice Training
January 24-26, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
The world's most replicated juvenile justice and youth justice program

Microsoft Minority Scholarship
Application Deadline: January 26, 2017
For Native-American and minority students enrolled full-time in a bachelor's degree program at a four-year college or university.

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.

Sidney Hillman Prize
Nomination Deadline: January 30, 2017
Honors investigative journalism and commentary, sound news judgment, resourcefulness and courage in reporting, skilled storytelling, and social impact.

(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.

Clif Bar Small Grants Program
Deadline: February 1, 2017
for projects focusing on Earth's beauty and bounty, healthy food systems, outdoor activities, reducing environmental health hazards, and building stronger communities.

Native American Awards Internship
Deadline: February 1, 2017 for Summer 2017
Deadline: February 1, 2016 for Fall, 2017
Deadline: October 1, 2017 for Spring 2018)
Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Enables college students who are members of/informally affiliated with a Native community or tribe to visit the Smithsonian to learn about research and museum activities.

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.

EPA’s P3 – People, Prosperity and the Planet
Deadline: February 3, 2017
Offers students quality hands-on experience that brings their classroom learning to life.

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

MT Pleasant, MI
Hosted by Central Michigan

NCORE Poster Submissions
Deadline: February 10, 2017
Event Date: May 30-June 3, 2017
Ft. Worth, TX
Create a poster for the  National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education

Gen-I Career Success Fellowship
Deadline: February 10, 2017
Event Date: April 24-25, 2017
San Francisco, CA
For Native youth, ages 18-24, opens career pathways through online skill-building, leadership development, promoting local civic engagement, and facilitating direct connections with potential employers.

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

AKC Women's Shelter grants
Deadline: February 15,  2017
support for the housing of pets or capital improvements specifically for the housing and maintenance of pets at women's shelters.

California Wildlands Grassroots Fund
Deadline: February 15,  2017
Supports the efforts of activists to preserve California's wildlands.
Mountaineers Community Conservation Education Grants
Deadline: February 21, 2017
Salish Sea Region
Support modest, short-term projects related to conservation educations

2017 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge  
Deadline: February 23, 2017
Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving.

2017 Oral History Spring Introductory Workshop
Event Date: February 25, 2017
UC Berkeley
Covers the "nuts and bolts" of oral history, including methodology and ethics, practice, and recording.
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.

Who Belongs?
March 9-10, 2017
University of Arizona, Tucson
From Tribal kinship, to Native Nation Citizenship, to Disenrollment

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
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
Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Fosters creative expression, collaboration, and interaction with a diverse community
AGEP Scholar Program
April 1, 2017; July 1, 2017
For underrepresented students receiving doctoral degrees in the physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, biological sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics,

Lead2Feed Challenge
April 7, 2017
Encourages middle and high school students to complete a service-learning project that addresses a community need.

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.
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

National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education 
May 30 - June 3, 2017
Ft. Worth, TX

2017 NCAI Mid Year Conference & Marketplace
June 11-14 2017
For A Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw
Ends: June 4, 2017
NMAI, Washington DC

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Meeting
June 22-24, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia

Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Communities program.
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Sponsors attendance and presentation opportunities for community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations at local, state, and national conferences related to the building of healthy communities.

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.
Advanced Oral History Summer Institute
August 7-11, 2017
UC Berkeley, CA
Provides participants with the tools to conduct and interpret research-focused interviews for a variety of applications

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
Native American Awards Internship
Deadline: October 1, 2017 (for Spring 2018)
Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

Enables college students who are members of/informally affiliated with a Native community or tribe to visit the Smithsonian to learn about research and museum activities.

NCAI 74th Annual Convention & Marketplace
Oct 15-20, 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

IndigeNOW! International Culinary Arts Festival
October 20-21, 2017
Albuquerque, NM
Focusing on contemporary Indigenous cuisine and foods, with chefs and producers from around the world and around the nation.

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