Native Village Opportunities
February 2016
Hopi Maidens  
photogravure by Edward S. Curtis
People of Peace
by Marla Allison, Laguna Pueblo

"Respect should be given those indigenous nations who still carry on their ceremonies; still following the ancient laws of nature with songs and ceremonies."
Oren R. Lyons, Spokesman, Traditional Circle of Elders

AISES Mobile App Competition
Submit an app to assist in improving communications to the AISES members community.

AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors
Nomination Deadline: June 1, 2016
Recognizes 50 tribal elders from federally-recognized Oklahoma tribes and nations for their contributions to their tribal nation, community, family, state or nation

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

Native American and Pacific Islander Research Experience
Application 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

Digital Learning Day
February 17, 2016
Spreading innovative practices to ensure that all youth can access high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live.
Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference
February 17-19, 2016
Mandan, ND
 Features experts on child welfare issues, juvenile justice, cultural and tribal relations, health and wellness, child behavioral health and the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Virtual Tribal Forum on the Future of Transportation in America
February 18, 2016
Outlines key trends facing our nation’s transportation system and potential policy considerations

Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition Asset-Building Initiative
Deadline: February 18, 2016
For establishing asset-building initiatives and programs in Native communities that create greater opportunities for economic self-sufficiency.
Creating Compelling Communications” Webinar 
February 18, 2016
Teaches youth how to plan and interest others to your cause through communication and action goals.

Elevating Youth Voices Webinar
February 18, 2016
 Hear from powerful young people that are standing up as leaders to solve the problems that plague their communities.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Higher Education Scholarship
Deadline: February 18, 2016
For undergrad students with verified Hawaiian ancestry
Pomo Basket Workshop and Lecture
February 19, 2016
Santa Rosa, CA

The Junior National American Indian Virtual Science and Engineering Fair
Deadline: February 19, 2016
For Native youth, grades 5-8, to submit their project slide shows and videos online.

UNESCO International Mother Language Day
February 21, 2016
New York City
A celebration that honors every language in the world
Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
Deadline: February 22, 2016
Helps fund world travel for college students who use education, sciences, culture and/or communication to build strong ties across the world.

NCAI Executive Council Winter Session
February 22-25, 2016
Washington, DC

2016 Champions for Change Public Event
February 23, 2016
Washington DC
CNAY 5th Annual Reception 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Washington, DC

National First Nations Directors of Education Forum
February 23-24, 2016
Ottawa, Canada
Network, share success, and provide insight and feedback on preferred approaches to closing the education gap.

Graham Foundation  Fine Arts Grants
Deadline: February 25, 2016
Fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.

National Student Day of Action: Demand Obama Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier! 
February 27, 2016
We uphold that Peltier has been wrongfully charged with the murder of two FBI agents and is unjustly incarcerated. If your student organization would like to endorse the call please contact

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.
IHS Scholarship Program
Current recipients deadline: February 28, 2016
New applicant deadline: March 28, 2016
Helps qualified AI/AN health professions students establish an educational foundation for each stage of their pre-professional careers.

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.
INSPIRE Pre-College Program
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Event Date: July 3-23, 2016
George Washington University, Washington D.C.
For Native high school students interested in government, politics, and/or public service!

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
Native Hawaiian Science and Engineering Mentorship Program Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2016
For Native Hawaiian undergrad students attending any of the U. of Hawaii campuses.

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.

The Fuller Challenge.
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Invites activists, artists,  scientists, students,  and others to submit innovative solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems.
2016 Protect Our Reefs Grant Program
Deadline: March 1, 2016
 Support research, education/outreach, and/or conservation projects related to the Florida Coral Reef ecosystem

New York Flame of Hope Gala
March 1, 2016
New York City
Benefiting the American Indian college Fund


American Indian Higher Education Consortium National Basketball Tournament
March 2-6, 2016
Lummi Reservation, WA
Featuring teams from about 10 Tribal Colleges and Universities from across the nation
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.

13th Annual Indigenous Farming Conference
March 3-5, 2016
Callaway, Minnesota
This year’s theme is The Power to Heal.

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

2016 Virginia Forum
March 3-6, 2016
Williamsburg, Virginia
Studies and teaches Virginia history through the convergence of American Indian, European, and African cultures at the Jamestown Settlement

Summer Program for High School Students
Deadline: March 4, 2016
Event Date: Summer, 2016
Columbia University, New York City
For students in grades 9-12.

Summer Program for High School Students
Deadline: March 4, 2016
Event Date: Summer, 2016
Columbia University, New York City
For students in grades 9-12.

ASTRO Minority Summer Oncology Fellowship Award
Deadline: March 4, 2016
Introduces underrepresented medical students to the discipline of radiation oncology early in their medical education.

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

Native Youth and Culture Fund Grants
Deadline: March 9, 2016
Helps Native organizations and tribes preserve, strengthen and/or renew Native culture and tradition among Native youth
SCA Native American Programs Committee  Sponsorship Awards
March 10 - 13, 2016
Ontario, California
For California native people involved with cultural resource management

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

Quuquuasta: Speaking Our own Language
March 11, 2016
Royal BC Museum, Victoria
 Students, language learners, and language activists will share insights and success stories about language revitalization.
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."

World Indigenous Games 2017

Service Year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge.
Deadline: March 11, 2016
For colleges, this supports the planning and creation of new education-affiliated service year positions.
Massachusetts Native Peoples and the Social Contract: A Reassessment for Our Times.
March 11, 2016,
Boston, MA
Roundtable discussions and listening sessions to help bring Native voices to the forefront

Unbound:Narrative Art of the Plains
March 12, 2016–December 4, 2016
NMAI, New York City
Reflects the dynamic tradition of narrative art among Native nations from the Great Plains

AIHEC Student Conference
March 14-16, 2016
Minneapolis, MN
More than a thousand tribal college students will convene for competitions, camaraderie and sharing knowledge
Native Explorers Program
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Provides out-of-the classroom, hands-on experiences to strengthen students’ knowledge of science, medicine and native cultures

The First Nations Film and Video Festival
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Event Date: May 1 - 10, 2016
Chicago, IL and area
Also offers an Educational Component for the classroom and event programming, including a presentation on Native Americans in media and screening of short films

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.
Captain Planet Ecotech Grants
Deadline: March 15, 2016
 For projects that motivate children to use innovation, nature-based design or technology to address environmental problems in their communities

Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program 
Deadline: March 15, 2016
For a physician or dentist from an historically disadvantaged background  in the process of completing or finished with their formal clinical training

National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest
Deadline: March 16, 2016
Open to all students in Grade 5.
California Conference on American Indian Education
March 17-19, 2016
Redding, CA
The conference theme is “Indian Education: Creating Connections!”

Voya Foundation College Readiness Programs
Deadline: March 18, 2016
 Supports programs that encourage parental involvement as a means to improve high school graduation rates

Revitalizing Food Culture from the Cascades to the Salish Sea
Tuesdays from March 29 - April 19, 2016
Seattle, WA
Explore how Native plants of the northwest were managed, harvested, and prepared by Indigenous peoples for food and material items.
Earth Hour 2016
March 19, 2016
Join the biggest grassroots movement for our environment and shine a light on climate action!

Hillman Foundation Innovations in Care Program
Deadline: March 21, 2016
For improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations, lowering costs, and enhancing the patient and family caregiver experience

Amerind Risk Poster Contest
Deadline: March 25, 2016
Sponsored by Tribal Housing Authorities for Native Students, grades K-8, create a winning poster with the theme, Safety.
IHS Scholarship Program
New applicant deadline: March 28, 2016
Helps qualified AI/AN health professions students establish an educational foundation for each stage of their pre-professional careers.

The 27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference
March 30 – April 2, 2016
Minneapolis, MN

Irvine Foundation Arts Engagement Projects
Deadline: : March 30, 2016
Awarded to projects that aim to engage new and diverse Californian audiences in the arts.
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation  Mini-Grants
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Grants  to educators to create special activities and events for their students outside the standard curriculum.

Summer Intensive in Indigenous Law and Comparative Indigenous Legal Issues
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Deadline: May 2016
The University of Victoria, B.C.
For students or those working in the field of indigenous law

Judging for Amerind Risk Poster Contest
April 1-22, 2016
Vote for your favorite youth poster with the topic of safety.
World of Children 2016 Awards Program
Deadline: April  1, 2016
Supports programs (5 areas: five categories -- Protection, Education, Humanitarian, Health, Youth) that help ensure their lives will be touched, improved, and changed forever.

ESA Computer, Video Game Scholarships
Deadline: April 1, 2016
For women and minority students who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts.

Reducing Health Disparities in Hawaii Projects
Deadline: April  1, 2016
For projects designed to reduce health disparities between Native Hawaiians and other racial/ethnic groups in Hawaii..
Native American in Philanthropy Awards
Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2016
The awards will be presented to the recipients on May 26, 2016 at the national conference

National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
April 3-6, 2016
St. Paul, MN
Participants offer their unique perspectives on improving the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.

Building Spaces, Places, and Publics: Indigenizing American Studies
April 7, 2016 to April 9, 2016
Walla, WA
Features keynote speakers Amy Lonetree<, historian atthe University of California-Santa Cruz, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Trahant
Lead2Feed Challenge
Deadline: April 8, 2016
For middle and high school student teams:  support for service-learning projects that raise awareness of world hunger.

NABA-AZ Golf Tournament
April 9, 2016
Scottsdale, AZ
Hosted by the Native American Bar Association of Arizona.

Endangered Language Fund Grants
Deadline: April 10, 2016
Supports Language maintenance initiative for languages in danger of disappearing in the next couple generations
NIHB National Tribal Public Health Summit
April 11-13, 2016
Atlanta, GA
Topic:  "Achieving Health Equity: Re-envisioning Tribal Public Health for Future Generations"

National Institute on the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in Indian Country
April 12-15, 2016
Columbia, SC
Free training explores issues faced by prosecutors in balancing offender accountability and the impact of criminal prosecution on victims

AISES Leadership Summit
April 14-16, 2016
Rochester, MN
Provides Native higher education students and AISES professionals with in-depth professional development workshops and networking opportunities.
Tribal College Journal Student Writing, Art, and Film Contest
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

Challenge America Grants
Deadline: April 14, 2016
For projects designed to extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program
Deadline: April 14, 2016
Assists the academic future of outstanding 7th grade students with financial need.
Millennial Tranis Project
Deadline: April 15, 2016
Leads train journeys for diverse groups of youth to explopre America's new frontiers

2016 Global Youth Service Day
Event Date: April 15-17, 2016
The largest coalition in the country of organizations mobilizing youth to servetheir communities.

Good Sports  Equipment Program
Deadline: Rolling
Provides athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide

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