Native Village Opportunities
May 2016

David Bradley, White Earth Ojibwe

"The power of our success is that we never give up." 
Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Mobile Medical Clinic Schedule
Check website for specific services and locations:
Northern Minnesota:
May 16-20, May 31-June 4, June 14-16, July 11-15, August 1-5, Sept. 12-16, Sept. 19-23, October 3-7, Oct. 24-28
Minneapolis/St. Paul:
 June 8, August 10-11, August 17, August 24-25, Sept 7, November 16, Dec 8.
Scott County:
July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 18,  Nov. 22, Dec. 27 Free medical, dental and vision clinic services

Call for Native Youth Children's Book Illustrators
Searching for AI/AN/NH illustrators, ages 14-21,  to collaborate on future books.

Red Rover Sheltering Animals and Families Together
Deadline: May 15, 2016
Helps victims of domestic violence and their animal companions stay together during times of crisis

Aids Walk
May 15, 2016
Held by the American Indian Community House

 Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency Service  Program
Deadline: May 16, 2016
Assists residents of public and Indian housing make progress towards economic and housing self-sufficiency.

Genealogy Roadshow
Airs: May 17, 2016
PBS Television
Segments include tracing  a woman’s tie to a Native-American code talker

Indian Boarding Schools: How Churches are Facing their History
Webinar May 18, 2016
Research on the Quakers' role in the forced assimilation policies of the Boarding Schools of the last two centuries.

Generation Indigenous Contest
Deadline: May 20, 2016
For AI/AN youth ages 15-24, this months theme is:  "Share how you're making a positive difference in your Tribe or community."

NARF Alaska Fellow
Deadline: May 20, 2016
Event Date: July 2016 or February 2017
Applicants must have a law degree, a license to practice law in Alaska, and experience working with AI/AN tribes
May  20-22, 2016
Mashantucket, Conn
More than 80 indigenous artists and performers from the U.S. and Canada will showcase and sell their contemporary and traditional art.
Together We Are Stronger
May 22, 2016
Indigenous women's movemts to end violence against AI/AN and Aboriginal women

Afterschool for All Virtual Challenge
May 24, 2016
Inviting policy makers and their staff to visit your afterschool program to help them understand the benefits your program provides to the community.

NB3 Community Partners Conference
May 24-25, 2016
Albuquerque, NM
Celebrate the incredible work of NB3 (grantees and their communities in advancing the health and wellness of Native American children

NAPT 2016 Philanthropy Institute
May 25-27, 2016
San Diego, CA.
This year's conference theme is "Raising Impact with Native Voices."

DTA Foundation Oral Health Grants Program
Deadline: May 25, 2016
 For innovative projects designed to improve oral health care for underserved Americans

Bush Foundation Ecosystem Grants
Deadline: May 26, 2016
 For “ecosystem” organizations that provide data, analysis, ideas, build capacity, network and more.

2016 Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling
Deadline: May 26, 2016
Supports storytelling projects that are service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and are replicable in other places and situations.

Generation Indigenous Anchorage
May 26, 2016
Anchorage, Alaska
From the HHS, USDA, and White House: Helping improve the lives of Native youth by removing barriers standing between them and their opportunities for success.

Second International Conference on Food History and Cultures
May 26 - 27, 2016
Tours, France
Organized by the Food Studies team at the François-Rabelais University and the UNESCO Chair - Safeguarding and Promotion of Cultural Food Heritages.
2016 Oklahoma Cherokee Day Camps
Deadline for camps at Sequoyah, Grove and Kansas school: May 27, 2016
Event Date: June 13-17 , 2016

Includes classes in arts and STEM students of Cherokee descent entering grades 1-7

Safe Places To Play Grants (Summer Cycle)
Deadline: May 27, 2016
Supports soccer programs and field-building initiatives nationwide

Model Indian Juvenile Code
Comment Deadline: May 27. 2016
Intended as a tool to assist Indian Tribes in creating or  revising their juvenile codes

American Indian College Fund Scholarships
Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
A wide variety of scholarships for AI/AN students attending tribal colleges and universities

Ford Motor Company Tribal Scholars Program
Deadline:  May 31, 2016
or Native American students attending tribal colleges and mainstream universities

NCORE National Conference
May 31-June 4, 2016
San Francisco, CA
The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education addresses the intersection of today's urgent issues.
 California Wildlands Grassroots Fund
Deadline: June 1, 2016
 Supports events or community-based programs designed to celebrate the National Parks centennial.

Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships
Deadline: June 1, 2016
A list of scholarships available to undergraduate and AI/AN students from federally recognized tribes and non recognized tribe

Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management Grants 
Deadline:  June 1, 2016
Supports research projects related to sustainable solid waste management practices.
IEN WMAN Mini Grant
Annual Deadline: June 1, October 1, and February 1
Supports efforts of mining-impacted indigenous communities to assure that mining projects do not adversely affect human, cultural, and the ecological health of communities.

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

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.
World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference
June 1-3, 2016
Rotorua, New Zealand
Provides positive learning that transforms indigenous communities through cultural recognition and practices.

Flintco Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2016
An undergraduate level scholarship for AI/AN college sophomore, junior or seniors in the fields of construction, engineering, safety areas.

Village To Raise A Child Program
Deadline: June 1, 2016
For high school students with an innovative idea or recently initiated project that attempts to solve a community-wide problem.


Native Women's Leadership Forum & Enduring Spirit Honoring Luncheon
June 2-3, 2016
Seattle, WA
Youth panel, workshops, and more

Classification X: Moving Images
Submission Deadline: June 3, 2016
Event Date: August 16-21, 2016
Santa Fe, NM
From the SWAIA, several categories are open for youth and adults films.

Summer Medical Camp Scholarships
Deadlines: June 5-July 17,  2016
Event Dates: June and July 2016
Indianapolis, Butler IN 
A variety of scholarships for Indiana Native youth to attend one of this summer's medical camps

Oral History Workshop
June 5-12, 2016
Chicago, ILL
The Business of Indian Agriculture/Food Sovereignty Assessment Tool Training
June 7-9, 2016
Green Bay, WI

June 14-16, 20216
Denver, CO
International Traditional Games Society Instructor Certification Clinic
June 7-9, 2016
Billings, MT area
 Helping to recover and restore traditional games, learning their cultural significance, and making handcrafted game pieces for each game
Midwest Peacemaking Conference
June 8-19, 2016
Manistee, MI
2016 Vision Maker Media filmmaker training
June 8-9, 2016
Oakland, CA
Empowers and engages Native People to tell stories
Save the Wild Horses/Burros Ride, Concert, Pow Wow
June 11, 2016
Decatur, TX
Celebrity guests include Saginaw Grant, Brule, Rick Mora and more.

13th Annual NCGLNAC Gathering of Great Lakes Nations
June 11-12, 2016
Portland, IN
From the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture

Chief Executive Program: Community & Culture
Application Deadline: June 12, 2016
Brings together an international cohort of 50 CEOs who want to more effectively lead change in their organizations, communities and in the cultural field.

Native Trailblazers #JuneJamz Music Awards
Submission Deadline: June 12, 2016
For Native indie artists in ANY genre: submit your song.

State and Tribal ICWA Implementation Partnership Grants
Deadline: June 13, 2016
Supports the creation of effective practice model partnerships between courts, tribes, welfare agencies and others.

WEPAN 2016 Change Leader Forum
June 14-16, 2016
Broomfield, CO
The Women in Engineering ProActive Network features inclusion and diversity change leaders who will share, learn and network with fellow change leaders
Native Youth Employment Training
June 14-August 18, 2016
Twice weekly meetings that are free for Native youth, ages 15-25

Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars
Deadline: June 15, 2016
For Native Students planning to  work with a tribe or nation in the field of Education or Social Service.

Cherokee Nation Scholarships 
Deadline: June 15, 2016
For  Cherokee Nation Tribal Citizens pursuing degrees at a colleges or university accredited with Carnegie units.
Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development Grants
Deadline: June 16, 2016
For community programs that promote Native youth resiliency and foster traditional and culturally protective factors

We R Native Youth Ambassador
Application Deadline: June 17, 2016
Empowers Native youth, ages 15-24, to take an active role in their own health and well-being.

Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards
Deadline: June 17, 2016
Awards for everyday heroes making the world a better place for women and children, especially in health, education, social reform and more.

6th Annual THRIVE Conference
Registration Deadline: June 17, 2016
Event Date: June 27-July 1, 2016.
Portland, OR
For Native youth ages 13-19, learn how to strengthen your nation through culture, prevention, connections, and empowerment!

Walking Beyond Our Ancestors’ Footsteps: An Urban Native American Experience
Ends: June 19, 2016 
Grand Rapids, MI
Contains historic documents and objects made by local American Indians during the past several decades.
Idyllwild Summer Arts Program Scholarships
June 19-August 14, 2016
Idyllwild, Cal.
Specific scholarships for native youth (ages 9-18) and for adults who are teachers/leaders in Native communities
Native American Museum Studies Institute
June 21-24, 2016
University of California, Berkeley
Helps tribal community members conserve and revitalize cultural heritage, foster tribal representations/partnerships and educate others through museum development and exhibits.
Oral History Intensive with Social Justice Leadership Academy
June 24-July 5, 2016
Hudson, NY
Jim Thorpe Community 5K Run and Native American Championship 5K Run
June 25, 2016
Other events include 1 and 2 mile walks, a toddler 300 meter dash, and a 1K run for kids 12 and under.
Albuquerque NM
Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow
June 25 - June 26 , 2016
Dayton, OH

17th Annual Oglala Commemoration -- Leonard Peltier Day
June 26, 2016
Oglala, SD
A day of Remembrance , Memorials, and Prayers. Open and free to all

NABI Basketball Tournament
June 26-July 2, 2016
Phoenix AZ
64 girls teams and 64 boys teams compete for the title.

NCAI Mid Year Conference and Marketplace
June 27-30, 2016
Spokane WA
2016 MHA Summer Institute 
June 27-July 08, 2016
New Town, ND
An exciting opportunity to improve your fluency and ability to use MHA languages.
Native Seeds for Health Grants
Deadline: June 30, 2016
For projects that focus on strengthening Native food systems and improving the health and nutrition of Native people and communities.

UTTC Native American Tuition Waiver
Deadline:  June 30, 2016
Event Date: Begins fall, 2016 semester
Bismark, ND
Offering free tuition to all qualified Native American college students attending United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck

Great Lakes College Completion Grants 
Deadline: June 30, 2016
For colleges to help students of color complete their education.

Ellis Injury Law Diversity Scholarship
June 30. 2016
For undergraduate and law school minority students or those committed to diversity issues.
Fuel Up to Play 60
Deadline June 30, 2016
Helps schools purchase equipment to help implement their school breakfast and lunch programs.

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2016.
Event Date: August 18-21, 2016
Santa Fe, NM
Call for submissions for contemporary Native art for this years' Santa Fe Indian Market.

Woodard & Curran  Clean Water Initiatives
Deadline: July 1, 2016
For projects focused on protecting and promoting clean water sources.
Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program 
Deadline: July 1, 2016
Post-secondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident students.

 Paul P. Fidler Research grant program
July 1, 2016
For improving the experiences of college students transitioning into and through higher education.

National Youth Leadership Training
July 10 – 15, 2016
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
For youth to experience adventure, self-discovery, cultural exchange, leadership-building, and service
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants
Mexican Deadline: July 1, 2016
U.S. Deadline: July 14, 2016
Canadian Deadline: August 5, 2016
Matching grants for carrying out projects related to the long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats

2016 Cherokee Residential Camp
July 1, 2016
Event Date: July 19-24, 2016
Welling, OK
Includes cultural activities and classes in heart and Science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cherokee tribal citizens entering grades 8-12,

Inter-Tribal Youth Climate Leadership Congress
July 5-12, 2016
Shepherdstown, WV
across the country will tackle climate change and related environmental issues impacting Native peoples.

Ethnographic Research Training Program
July 7-August 11, 2016
UC Berkeley, CA
For advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students researching Native American issues

Deadline: July 8, 2016

Solicitation of Proposals for Funding from the Native American Business Development Institute Feasibility Study Program
Deadline: July 8, 2016

National Youth Leadership Training
July 10 – 15, 2016
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
For young people, an experience of adventure, self-discovery, cultural exchange, leadership-building, and service.

SFA Summer Oral History Workshop Grants
Event Date: July 11-15. 2016
Atlanta, GA
Open to undergraduate and graduate students, and those currently working in oral history or documentary fieldwork.

National Wildlife Refuge Friends Program
Deadline: July 12, 2016
For projects to increase the number/effectiveness of organizations co-stewards of  important natural resources

Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication
July 13-29, 2016
Portland, Oregon

California Living Cultures Grants
Deadline: July 15, 2016
Aimed at helping cultural traditions in California thrive now and into the future

First People's Fund Community Spirit Awards
Nomination Deadline: July 15, 2016
For established Native artists committed  to sustaining the cultural values of Native people.
American Indian Law Journal
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2016
Accepts articles and abstracts for consideration from students, practitioners, and law school faculty members

White House Student Film Festival
Deadline: July 15, 2016
For youth in grades K-12, this years theme is "The World I Want To Live In."

National Storytelling Conference
July 21-24, 2016
Kansas City, MO
Dedicated to advancing the art of storytelling – as a performing art, a process of cultural transformation, and more.

Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund
2016 Deadline: July 31, 2016
For documentary films about the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all, and/or pressing social problems.

Tribal Resource Mapping Project
If you are involved with AI/AN survivors of crime and abuse, share your input and help create a web-based resource mapping tool to help others

Jacqueline West Fashion Costume Design Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2016
Open to all Native youth who are eligible to enter college in the fall of 2016
Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design, and Influence Exhibition
Ends July 31, 2016
Santa Fe, NM
Celebrates the work of Cherokee artist and educator Lloyd Henri "Kiva" New (1916 - 2002).

Fulbright Scholar Program Research Chairs in First Nations Studies.
Deadline: August 1, 2016
Event Date: 2017-2018 academic year
University of Alberta and Vancouver Island University in Canada
Conduct research, guest lecture, generate new knowledge, network, and more

Digital Native American Studies Workshop #2
Deadline for Workshop #2: TBA
Event Date Fall 2016
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Educates participants on issues of digital humanities research and methodology in the context of Native American Studies

AAIP Annual Meeting and National Health Conference
August 11-14, 2016
Oakland, CA
Indian Health 360: The Spectrum of Care

The Business of Indian Agriculture/Food Sovereignty Assessment Tool Training
August 16-18,, 20216
Tulsa, OK

Nestlé Diversity Leadership Symposium Scholarship
Event Date: August 16-19, 2016
Glendale, CA
a four-day intensive business program for diverse undergraduate students
Generation Indigenous Online Roundtable
Deadline: August 31, 2016
 For Native youth, 25 years old and under, fill out this brief 5-10 minute survey, share your opinion, win cool stuff.
Patagonia Grassroots Environmental Campaign Grants
Deadline: August 31, 2016
For small, grassroots activist organizations working on multi-pronged campaigns aimed at preserving and protecting the environment
9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
September 11, 2016
Calling on youth leaders to help their communities by organizing disaster preparedness awareness events

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist
Ends: September 18, 2016
NMAI, Washington DC
This major retrospective of the Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick, includes 75 of her most notable works

First Peoples Fund’s Cultural Capital Program
Deadline: September 15, 2016
Provides tradition bearers of tribal communities the opportunity to further their important cultural work

First Peoples Fund’s Artist in Business Leadership Program
Deadline: September 15, 2016
Cultivate Native entrepreneurial artists to a small business level
Conference on Native American Nutrition
September 26-27, 2016
Prior Lake, MN
A first-of-its-kind opportunity to share nutritional knowledge which can improve lives for Native people and communities.
Technical Minority Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2016
For qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above
Safe Places To Play Grants (Fall Cycle)
September 30, 2016
Supports soccer programs and field-building initiatives nationwide
SAIGE Member Scholarships
Deadline: September 30, 2016
Supports AI/AN government employees and students for professional development, annual training, or continuing education.

Xerox Minority Scholarships
Deadline: September 30, 2016
For minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.

Mountaineers Mountain Conservation Projects
Deadline: October 1, 2016
Pacific Northwest
For projects promoting the study of the mountains, forests, and streams and preserving the region's natural beauty and ecological integrity
Harpo Foundation Emerging Artists Fellowship
Deadline: October 1, 2016
Santa Fe
 For an emerging visual artist, 25 and older, who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new project
Celebrating the American Indian Sports Legacy
October 7-9, 2016
Carlisle, PA
Seeking presentations that explore the past, present and/or future of American Indians in sports.
Silicon Valley Donors Circle for Visual, Media, Literary Arts
Deadline: October 8, 2016
For individual artists and organizations to expand art opportunities for underserved populations in the Silicon Valley
NCAI Annual Conference and Marketplace
October 9-14, 2016
Phoenix AZ

Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
October 9-10, 2016
Randall's Island, NYC

SACNAS National Diversity in STEM  Conference
Event Date: October 13 - 15 , 2016
Long Beach, CA
Nationally recognized speakers, 350+ exhibitors, field trips, and more!w

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

47th Annual National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference 
October 18-21, 2016
Palm Springs, CA

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.
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.
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.
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
Ethnohistories of Native Space
November 9-12, 2016
Nashville, Tennessee
November 13, 2016
A national day of Native youth health and fitness!
Unbound: Narrative Art of the Plains
Ends December 4, 2016
 features historic masterworks from the museum's collections by fourteen artists—
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.

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

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
Indigenous News Network Call for Submissions
Feature digital journalism produced by Native American college students from across the country.
Nation To nation: Treaties Between The U.S. and American Indian Nations
Ends: Spring, 2020
NMAI, Washington, DC
Chef Ann School Fresh Produce Program
Deadline: Rolling
 For programs that expand students’ palates and encourage increased consumption of and exposure to fresh produce

APRIL 19-21, 2017
Indiana University, Bloomington
 Brings together instructors Indigenous leaders, others who speak and study indigenous languages

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.

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