Native Village Opportunities
June 2016

"Grown men can learn from very little children, for the hearts of the little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show them many things which older people miss." 
Black Elk


The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Mobile Medical Clinic Schedule
Northern Minnesota:
 June 14-16, July 11-15, August 1-5, Sept. 12-16, Sept. 19-23, October 3-7, Oct. 24-28
Minneapolis/St. Paul:
August 10-11, August 17, August 24-25, Sept 7, November 16, Dec 8.
Scott County, MN:
July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 18,  Nov. 22, Dec. 27
Free medical, dental and vision clinic services.  Check website for specific services and locations:
Remember the Removal Bike Ride
June 14 – Cape Girardeau to Farmington
June 15 – Farmington to Steelville
June 16 – Steelville to St. Robert
June 17 – St. Robert to Lebanon
June 18 – Lebanon to Springfield
June 20 – Springfield to Cassville
June 21 – Cassville to Springdale, Arkansas
June 22 – Springdale to Stilwell, Oklahoma
June 23 – Stilwell to Tahlequah
Support or follow the Cherokee bike riders (in progress) on their Trail of Tears memorial ride From New Echota, GA to the Cherokee homeland in Oklahoma
Find Summer Meals in Your Community
Nationwide Locations
Nutritious free meals available for children and teens 18 and younger. Use the mapping tool to find a site near you.

ServiceVote 2016
 Engages young people, ages 5-25, in the political process by connecting with their peers, voters, and candidates.

VA Summer of Service
Summer, 2016
This Summer, thank a Veteran and pledge the gift of time.

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.

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
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.
Student Athletic Impact Grants
Deadline: June 17, 2016
For BIE/Tribal high schools and public and private high schools serving Native American communities

The 3rd Annual Native American Rally
June 18, 2016
Decatur, TX
Supports banning the slaughter of America's wild mustangs

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

United Way Day of Action
June 21, 2016
Communities across the world  come together and address the issues that matter most to them.

 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.

Alaska/ Rural Alaska Community Action Program Grants
Deadline: June 22, 2016
Helps rural, Alaska Native communities reduce the number of minority youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.

Native American Agriculture Fast Track Fund
Deadline: June 24, 2016
Supports and promote the continued engagement of Native American farmers and/or ranchers, including those seeking to become farmers or ranchers, in agriculture.
Oral History Intensive with Social Justice Leadership Academy
June 24-July 5, 2016
Hudson, NY

The World's Largest Swimming Lesson
June 24, 2016
Water parks, pools and aquatic facilities will host local swimming lessons for ages 1-14 to help prevent drowning.

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

World Pulse Story Awards
Deadline: June 25, 2016
For women, speak on the issue of maternal and reproductive health.

Aboriginal Day Live
June 25, 2016
Winnipeg, Manitoba
This festival and TV series is Canada's largest event in recognition of National Aboriginal Day.

Aboriginal Day Live Broadcast and Streaming
June 25, 2016, 8 p.m. EST
Winnipeg, Manitoba
The annual LIVE concert begins at and be broadcast on APTN and livestreamed at

The Eiteljorg Indian Market & Festival
Saturday, June 25- 26, 2016
Indianapolis, IN
An superb weekend celebration of Native American Cultures through art, music, dance, demonstrations, food, and more.

NAECC at The Eiteljorg Indian Market & Festival
Saturday, June 25- 26, 2016
Indianapolis, IN
Stop by Purdue's NAECC booth!

Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow
June 25 - June 26 , 2016
Dayton, OH

 Great American Campout
June 25, 2016
A summer-long celebration of camping as a way to connect with nature and wildlife.

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

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

June 27-July 2, 2016
Tenerife, Canary Islands
Making universal science and art accessible to the public

Walking Shield Golf Tournament
June 27, 2016
Barona Resort and Casino, Cal.
Proceeds benefit Walking Shield's American Indian Scholarship Program and other educational services for low-income American Indian college students.

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.

Zellerbach Community Arts Program
Deadline: June 30, 2016
Bay areas, California
For local artists creating new and innovative work that represents the region's diverse cultures and communities.

Equal Voice Journalism Fellowship/Scholarship on Poverty program.
Deadline: June 30, 2016
Aims to increase the public’s understanding of poverty

Fuel Up to Play 60
Deadline June 30, 2016
Helps schools purchase equipment to help implement their school breakfast and lunch programs.

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.

CCI Investing in Artists Grants
Deadline: July 1, 2016
Support for working artists in the performing, dance, music, musical theater, opera, theater and media arts

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.

Mazda Giving Program
Deadline: July 1, 2016
For nonprofitss in the areas of education, social welfare, cultural understanding, environment, and more.

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,

World Pulse Story Awards
Deadline: July 2, 2016
For women, speak on change. What does it take to express yourself and share your truth with the world

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 youth to experience adventure, self-discovery, cultural exchange, leadership-building, and service

National Alliance for Grieving Children Grants
Deadline: July 11, 2016
Helps childhood bereavement organizations operate more effectively.

NCNAED Reservation Economic Summit
July 11-14, 2015
Catoosa, OK
Conference title: "Entrepreneurship: Leveraging Our Diversity.”

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

Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarships
Deadline: July 13, 2016
Awards for blog pieces by teens that share their travel experiences in words and images.

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

Lending Tree Scholarships
Deadline: July 15, 2016
For high school seniors who will be graduating this spring/summer and attending university/college in the fall


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."

Alliance for California Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program
Deadline: July 15, 2016
Supports the  state’s traditional arts and cultures by helping master artists train qualified apprentices.

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.

Indian Land Tenure Foundation Grants
Deadline: July 25, 2016
 For estate planning and probate, federal land transfers, landowner association development, legal land issue reform, and tribe-hosted information sessions for local, state, and federal governments.

Child Advocates Law Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2016
Event Date: Fall semester, 2016
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Event Date: Spring semester, 2017
Accepting applications from a child advocate or abuse survivor seeking a law degree


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.

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).

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
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

Wildlife Society Conference Indigenous Students' Travel Grants
Deadline: August 1, 2016
Event Date: October 15-19, 2016
Raleigh, NC
For NA/FN or Indigenous tribal members enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in such as wildlife biology or ecology.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention  Focus grants 
Deadline: August 1, 2016
Supports studies that seek to inform and  transform suicide prevention efforts

National Night Out
August 2, 2016
Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

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

Pipeline to Law Initiative
August 5-6, 23016
Michigan State University, East Lansing
Native American law school admissions workshops for college students and graduates preparing for law school.

Tribal Courts in the 21st Century
August 5. 2016
San Francisco, CA
A free program of practical advice for navigating tribal jurisdiction in Indian Country and beyond.

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

International Youth Day
August 12, 2016
Raise awareness about the situation of youth and highlight organizations, programs, and policies that support youth leadershi

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

We Are Native Summer Photo Contest
Deadline: August 20, 2016
For American Indian and Alaska Native youth, ages 15-24 years old:"How do you REPRESENT? What are some ways you're showing your Native Pride this summer?"

Threads of Time Exhibit
Ends: August 20, 2016
Tahlequah, OK
Showcases Cherokee clothing from ancient history to modern day apparel.

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

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.

9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
September 11, 2016
Calling on youth leaders to help their communities by organizing disaster preparedness awareness events

NEA Our Town Grants Program
Deadline: September 12, 2016
Grants for arts engagement, cultural planning,  design projects or projects that build knowledge about creative placemakin

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
Pipeline to Law Initiative
September 16-17, 2016
U of SD, Vermillion
Native American law school admissions workshops for college students and graduates preparing for law school.

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

Disney Summer of Service Grants
Deadline: September 26, 2016
For youth, ages 5-18, who are working with organizations to make their communities healthier, greener, and stronger.

21st Annual First Nations L.E.A.D. Institute Conference  
September 27 - 29, 2016.   
Tulsa, OK
Helps strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities

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

Grammy Foundation Music Research and Preservation Project Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2016
Supports efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the America

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

Pipeline to Law Initiative
October 5-9, 2016
ASU, Phoenix
Native American law school admissions workshops for college students and graduates preparing for law school.

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.

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.

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

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!

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

Unbound: Narrative Art of the Plains
Ends December 4, 2016
 features historic masterworks from the museum's collections by fourteen artists—

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.

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

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

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

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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