Native Village Opportunities
August, 2016

Indian Girl Lost In The Man Camp
John Pepion, Blackfeet

“When you leave your culture, when you’re very young and you move to the city, then when you go home, you don’t fit in.  You miss what you were supposed to be, what you were supposed to learn from your parents, your grandparents, the medicine men.” 
Joe Yazzie, Navajo

2016 public Memorial for Miracle, the Sacred White Buffalo
Event Date: August 20, 2016
Janesville, WI
Miracle 2016 Birthday Memorial information
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Mobile Medical Clinic Schedule
Northern Minnesota:
 Sept. 12-16, Sept. 19-23, October 3-7, Oct. 24-28
Minneapolis/St. Paul:
 August 17, August 24-25, Sept 7, November 16, Dec 8.
Scott County, MN:
Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 18,  Nov. 22, Dec. 27
Free medical, dental and vision clinic services.  Check website for specific services and locations:

2016 PIHRA-Sanctioned Indian Relay Races
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

U.S. Department of Interior ICWA Training
August 15, 2016: Webinar
August 16, 2016: Webinar
August 18, 2016: St. Paul, MN
August 24, 2016: Oklahoma City, OK
September 7, 2016: Sacramento, CA
September 15, 2016: Albany, NY
September 22, 2016: Pierre, SD
October 5, 2016: Anchorage, AK
October 19,
. Olympia, WA
November 2, 2016: Phoenix, AZ
November 15, 2016: Webinar
November 17, 2016: Webinar]

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

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.

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
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?"

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.
Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency Program
Deadline: August 21, 2016
Event Date: April 21-23, 2016
Funding for lead high-impact, high-visibility youth service activities and celebration events for Global Youth Service Day

2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference
Deadline: August 22, 2016
Event Date: September 26, 2016
Washington DC
Inviting Native youth who are part of Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) to apply to attend this year’s conference

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

Nutrition Education for Native American Communities
Deadline: August 23, 2016.
For  Native American communities to start or expand  nutrition education programming for Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) recipients.

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.
NPAIHB Health Data Literacy Workshop-
August 24-25, 2016 
Portland, OR
FREE training to gain (or refresh) skills in reading, understanding and presenting health data.

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

Native American Families Needed for Native Foster Children
August 27, 2016
Los Angeles County, CA
Information for Native American families interested in providing safe and loving homes to Native children.

Yelp Foundation Local Grants
Nomination Deadline: August 31, 2016
 For nonprofits addressing the needs of local communities, including access to information, education, local economic development, and freedom of expression.

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.

Rules of Kindness Campaign
Event Date: September 1-17, 2016
Encourages youth, ages 5-18, to created kindness rules and a plan for putting them into action.

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

2016 National Intertribal Tax Alliance Conference
Sept. 13-15, 2016
Rancho Mirage, CA

Rasumssum Foundation Environmental Grants
Deadline: September 14, 2016
For projects or tools that promote ecosystem resilience and restoration of relevance to large geographic areas.

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

Advanced Court Clerk/Court Administrator Training
September 20-22, 2016
Chandler, AZ
Provides tribal court clerks advanced level legal skills.

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.

2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference
September 26, 2016
Washington DC
Providing tribal leaders with the opportunity to interact with high-level federal government officials and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs.

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.

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.

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

Kids In Need Foundation Grants
Deadline: September 30, 2016
Supports projects that strengthen creativity, critical thinking skills, and/or core knowledge of economically disadvantaged K-12 students

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.

Collections Management Fund
Deadline: September 30, 2016
Helps organizations  build capacity in the area of collections management and conservation of collections.
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
Harper 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

19th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference
October 3-6, 2016
Anaheim, California
information and resources to improve the transportation infrastructure of Indian country and the safety of those who live, work and travel these roadways.

First Nations Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program
Deadline: October 5, 2016
For Native American college students majoring in agriculture and related fields,

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

Impact Fund Grant
Deadline: October 11, 2016
For nonprofit legal firms, private attorneys, and/or small law firms advance social justice in civil and human rights, environmental justice, and/or poverty law.

Harvard Law's Indigenous Rights Conference
October 13-14, 2016
Cambridge, Mass.
Theme: Indigenous Rights Movement: Tribal, Domestic and International Law Dimensions
SACNAS National Diversity in STEM  Conference
Event Date: October 13 - 15 , 2016
Long Beach, CA
Nationally recognized speakers, 350+ exhibitors, field trips, and more!

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

"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.

Newark Museum Native American Galleries
Opens: October 22, 2016
Newark, NJ
Featuring more than 200 objects from throughout the United States and Canada

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.

California Documentary Project
Deadline: November 1, 2016
supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions that enhance the understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories.

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.

Equity in Mathematics Grants
Deadline: November 4, 2016
For classroom teachers in grades 6-8. to improve the achievement of student populations with a previous record of underachievement.

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

Joy Maker Challenge
Event Date: November 23-December 23, 2016
Encourages youth, ages 5-18, to spread joy to people in need during the holidays through volunteer service

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

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.

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

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.

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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