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July 2016

Evening Mountain Horses
Kevin Red Star, Crow

“Throughout the rodeo I always kept praying and asking God to help me keep calm and help my horses do their best and protect us. Just simple prayers to help me keep calm, knowing God was there with me, and I always thank God for everything He has blessed me with. Without God and faith I have in Him, I wouldn’t have made it this far. ”
Chelsey Dale, White Mountain Apache and "International Indian Finals World Champion All Around" Winner

2016 public Memorial for Miracle, the Sacred White Buffalo
Event Date: August 20, 2016
Janesville, WI
Miracle 2016 Birthday Memorial information

Add Your Signature to Miracle's Memorial Card
(Deadline: August 15, 2016)
Miracle 2016 message page
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Mobile Medical Clinic Schedule
Northern Minnesota:
 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:

Longest Walk 5 – War Against Drugs and Violence
July 15, 2016
Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC
Gather with and meet those who marched across America.

2016 PIHRA-Sanctioned Indian Relay Races
July 16-17, 2016: Alberta Canada,
July 17, 2016: Crow Agency, MT
August 6-7, 2016: Pine Ridge, SD,
August 12-14, 2016: Lower Brule, SD
August 18-20, 2016: Crow Agency, MT
August 19-21, 2016:  Baker, MT
August 19-21, 2016: Kalispell, MT
August 27-28, 2016: Calgary, Canada
August 27-28, 2016: Waterville, WA
Sept 2-4, 2016: Ferry Crossing, WA
Sept 22-25, 2016: Billings, MT
Enjoy one of America's oldest sports from the Professional Indian Horse Racing Association

Peace and Dignity Journeys
Check website for schedules
Join runners and community members connecting across North, Central and South America to promote healing, peace and the preservation of native culture.

Vote For The Medicine Game: Four Brother, One Dream
Deadline: July 29, 2016
The 2016 PBS Online Film Festival features this short about two Onondaga Nation brothers and their connection and assent to the top of the lacrosse world.

Nominations for American Indian Alaska Native Health Research Council
Deadline: July 15, 2016
For these areas: Albuquerque, Billings, California, Great Plains, Navajo, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Portland, Tucson, and National At-Large
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.

Native Youth Employment Training Program
Deadline: First come, first Serve
Event Date: September 6-December 8th, 2016
Santa Rosa, CA
Supports Native youth, ages 15-24, who are preparing for or seeking employment in the workforce

Bear’s Ears Coalition Meeting
July 16, 2016
Bluff, UT
Share your perspectives on protecting the Bears Ears as a National Monument.

Native POP Artist Market
July 16, 2016
Rapid City, SD
features original artwork for sale by Great Plains Native artists and a full day of cultural performances

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 
July 19-20, 2016
August 18-19 2016
Ada, OK
Helps participants learn how to recognize individuals at risk, intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

Tribal Radio Summit
July 19 -21, 2016
Phoenix, AZ
For Tribes and tribal entities to learn how to get a radio station for their community


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.
Dartmouth Native American Community Program
Deadline: July 22, 2016
Event Date: October 9-12, 2016
For Native high schools seniors (2016-17 year) to visit classes, meet faculty and the Dartmouth Native community, and attend workshops on the admissions and financial aid process.

HUD seeks input on Alaska Native, American Indian housing
Deadline: July 23, 2016

Leonard Peltier Freedom Ride Rally
July 23-24, 2016
Washington DC
This rally and freedom ride is being organized by Leonard’s oldest son, Chauncey Peltier

2017 NEA National Heritage Fellowships
Deadline:  July 25, 2016
 Nominate a master folk or traditional artist to honor and preserve our nation's diverse cultural heritage,

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.

Requiem For America
Schedules/deadlines: check website
Choruses and orchestras are invited, from all 50 states, to bring American's First Nations out of the shadows of America's founding.

National Day for All Native American Code Talkers
Sign the Petition

Indian Health Service Comment Request
Deadline: July 29, 2016
For tribal leaders regarding a draft policy statement to expand the use of community health aides at IHS facilities

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

Community Access to Child Health
Deadline: July 29, 2016
For community-based child health initiatives for children to have medical homes and access to healthcare services not available in their community

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

The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Deadline: August 1, 2016
Nearly 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries.

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

American Indian Film Festival
Deadline: August 5, 2016
Event Date: November 4 - 12, 2016
San Francisco, CA
The world’s longest-running exposition showcasing independent films of U.S. American Indians and First Nations peoples of Canada

Cherokee Nation College Housing Assistance
Deadline: August 5, 2016
For Cherokee students whose permanent address is inside the Cherokee Nation’s tribal jurisdiction

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.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants
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
Christensen Fund Fellowship in Philanthropy
Deadline: August 8, 2016
San Francisco
An early- to mid-career professional with strong Indigenous connections to deeply learn about philanthropy.

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

DWS Native Youth at MN. Twins Game
August 14
September 4
Minneapolis MN
Native youth will be selling their new Pasdayapi salad at the Twins Games

Artist Residency Program
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Residencies for Alaska artists at organizations in the lower 48 states, and residencies for accomplished non-Alaskan artists in Alaska.

NFL Foundation Grassroots Program
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Addresses the shortage of clean, safe, and accessible football fields in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods

Emerging Leaders Summit
August 16-18, 2016
Washington DC
For youth, ages 19-above, who dream to push themselves to be the best Tribal Leader, Project Manager, CEO, or Entrepreneur they can be.

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
Santa Fe Indian Market
 August 18-21, 2016
Santa Fe, NM

Native Models Needed for Santa Fe Indian Market
Event Date: August 20, 2016
Santa Fe, NM

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

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?"

Council for Native American Farming and Ranching
Deadline: August 22, 2016
USDA is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered Council members

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

EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Grants
Deadline: August 23, 2016
For tribal applicants to establish clean diesel projects.

VAWA Tribal Trial Advocacy  Skills Training
August 24-26, 2016
Cherokee, NC
A free training in trial advocacy skills and the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Special Domestic Violence Jurisdiction over Non-Indians.

America’s Promise Grant Competition
Deadline: August 25, 2016
$100 million to strengthening, expand regional job training partnerships

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.

NARF Summer 2017 Clerkships
Application Deadline: September 2, 2016
Event Date: Summer 2017
Positions are available in all three Native America Rights Fund offices: Anchorage, AK; Boulder, CO; and Washington, D.C.

Running Strong Reservations Tour
September 11-17, 2016
Experience the Lakota culture, learn about American history from a different perspective, and celebrate successes on the Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River reservations.

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

FVA Foundation Grants for the Medically Underserved
Deadline: September 15, 2016
Chicago area
Supports  home healthcare services, community and school-based services, primary care and chronic disease management, and health promotion

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

Blade of Grass Fellowship for Engaged Art
Deadline: September 15, 2016
For artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change

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

All Nations Indian Relay Championship
September 22-25, 2016
Billings, MT
Indian relay is America’s oldest sport, dating back  over 400 years to when horses were re-introduced to' Native cultures.

Indigenous International Repatriation Conference
September 26-27, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
 Learn, share, and discuss the very important cultural and human rights issue of Indigenous International Repatriation.

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!

Harvard Law's Indigenous Rights Conference
October 13-14, 2016
Cambridge, Mass.
Theme: Indigenous Rights Movement: Tribal, Domestic and International Law Dimensions

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition Meeting
October 13, 2016
Phoenix, AZ

Sustainable Environments Program Grants
Deadline: Rolling
Supports transportation, energy, water management and food supply to meet the needs of underserved/low-income/communities of color

"Translating Across Space and Time” Conference
October 13-15, 2016
Philadelphia, PA
How archival collections and scholarly fieldwork  preserve and revitalize endangered languages and cultural practices in indigenous communities.

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.

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

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

28th Annual National Service-Learning Conference
March 22–25, 2017
Anaheim, CA

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

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