Native Village Opportunities
September, 2016


"You want to know who's a real medicine man? He's the one who doesn't say 'I'm a medicine man.'  He doesn't ask you to come to him.  You've got to go and ask him.  And you'll find he's always there among his own people."
Louis Farmer, Onondaga

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:
 November 16, Dec 8
Scott County, MN:
Sept. 27, Oct. 18,  Nov. 22, Dec. 27
Free medical, dental and vision clinic services.  Check website for specific services and locations:

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests: Legal Connect
University of Colorado Law School Indian Program
Coordinating legal response for the tribe and those arrested or injured in the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline
Call or text: 701-409-0550

U.S. Department of Interior ICWA Training
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

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

Race and the Supreme Court
September 15, 2016
UCLA School of Law, CA

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.
Native American Music Awards
September 17, 2016
Salamanca, NY
"It's time to start taking Native American music seriously." USA TODAY

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

Snap a Selfie With Your Favorite Teacher!
Deadline: September 20, 2016
Asks AI/AN youth, ages 15-24,  to "Snap a selfie with your favorite teacher and share what makes them great!"

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

Tribal Protection Orders Enforcing protection orders and for VAWA SDVCJ cases
Webinar Date: September 20, 2016
Discusses tribal protection orders through: criminal prosecution, criminal contempt, and civil contempt, and also addresses tribal protection order under the VAWA SDVCJ

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.

Museum Day Live!
September 24, 2016
Provides free admission for two people at participating museums.

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.

Contempt and tribal protection orders
Webinar Date: September 27, 2016
Discusses judges' powers to maintain the safety, order and integrity of the court while issuing and enforcing tribal protection orders.

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

National Voter Registration Day
September 27 , 2016
Hundreds of events are being planned across the nation. 

NTEC Community Benefit Fund
Deadline: September 30, 2016
For local community that provide long-term sustainable benefits and are directed at solving local problems in a sustainable way

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2016
Funding to minority students enrolled in one of the technical sciences or engineering disciplines

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.

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

Best Buy National Youth Technology Program
Deadline: October 1, 2016
Provides underserved teens with access to technology to bridge the digital divide and prepare them to succeed in the 21st century.

Target Field Trip Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2016
For K-12 field trips to museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations.

BIE Rulemaking committee for school accountability
Nomination Deadline: October 3, 2016
Nominees are being sought from federally recognized tribes whose students attend BIE-funded schools.

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.

Early Childhood Development in Indian Country
October 5-6, 2016
Minneapolis, MN
Sharing strategies to elevate early childhood development as a policy priority in Indian country and sustain funding.

carlisle journies: 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
Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
October 9-10, 2016
Randall's Island, NYC
NCAI Annual Conference and Marketplace
October 9-14, 2016
Phoenix AZ
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

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

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

"First Nations: American Indian Photographs by Edward S. Curtis" 
Ends: October 15, 2016
Loretto, PA
 A thought-provoking glimpse into various aspects of Native American life as it was 100 years ago,

RedRover Emergency Shelter Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2016
Helps victims of domestic violence and their animal companions stay together in times of crisis.

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.

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
October 19-23, 2016
Toronto, Ontario
“imagineNATIVE’s line-up is an incredible showcase of the brilliance of Indigenous screen storytellers,”

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.

Milanovich Native American Political Leadership Program
Deadline: October 20, 2016
Event Date: January 17- May 12, 2017
Prepares the next generation of leaders in Indian County

Lights on After School
October 20, 2016
Celebrating after school programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities Grants
Deadline: October 21, 2016
For K-8 grade educators, create a create a lesson plan that can help kids learn about energy.

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

Tribal Issues Advisors to the The US Sentencing Commission
Deadline: October 24, 2016
For a standing advisory group that consults with Indian Country regarding federal sentencing issues

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 Wildlands Grassroots Fund
Deadline: October 28, 2016
Supports the permanent protection of intact wildlands to help preserve California's wilderness and native biological diversity.

Whole Kids School Garden Grant Program
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Supports school garden projects that help students learn about nutrition and health, sustainability and conservation, food systems, and community awareness.

First Nations Film and Video Festival
November 1-10, 2016
Chicago, IL area

Getty Conservation Guest Scholar Program 
Deadline: November 1, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
For professionals to pursue scholarly research in an interdisciplinary manner across traditional boundaries of interest to the international conservation community.

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.

33rd Annual Indigenous Law Conference
November 3-4, 2016
East Lansing, MI

Beyond Tradition and Symbolism: The Psychological Effects of American Indian Mascots on Youth
November 4, 2016
Denver, CO
Free and open to the public

Earth-based Spirituality in the Modern World: An Evening with Indigenous Wisdom Keepers
Nov. 4, 2016
San Francisco, CA
Address how we can live in the modern world while applying the ancient Earth-based wisdom and practices that sustained our ancestors for thousands of years

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.

Veterans Day Tribute
November 5, 2016
East Lansing, MI
Highlights the contributions American Indians have made to the U.S. armed forces.

Tribecca All Access
Deadline: November 6, 2016
Supports working filmmakers from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry

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
Winda Film Festival 
November 10-13, 2016 
Sydney, Australia
Works by Australian and international Indigenous filmmakers that focus on the theme ‘From the Four Directions’

November 13, 2016
A national day of Native youth health and fitness!

American Kennel Club Women's Shelter Grants
Deadline: November 15, 2016
Provides temporary or permanent housing for victims of domestic abuse and their pets

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

Society for the Study of Native American Sacred Traditions Meeting
November 18, 2016
San Antonia, TX
A discussion of teaching methods and issues related to Native American sacred traditions, including a review of ongoing scholarship.

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.
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.
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.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
Launch date:  January 4, 2017
Helps Native victims of domestic violence find safety in a culturally relevant manner

Ron and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Residency Date: June 15  to August 15, 2017

Santa Fe, NM
Supports traditional Native artistry

 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Residency Date: Sept. 1, 2017-DEC. 1, 2018
Santa Fe, NM
Dedicated to preserving the Southwest’s extensive artistic heritage

Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellowship for Women
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Residency Date:March 1 - May 31, 2017
Santa Fe, NM
Encourages the creativity and growth of indigenous women artists working in any media

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

Driehaus Foundation Funds
Deadline: January 17, 2017 (budgets under $150,000)
Deadline: May 1, 2017 (budgets up to $500,000)
Supports Chicago-area arts and cultural organizations with annual budgets of $500,000 or less.

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

Tribal Government E-Commerce CLE Conference
February 2 – 3, 2017
Chandler, AZ
Theme: Sovereignty and E-Commerce: Innovating and Reshaping the Borders of Indian Country.

Indigenous Activism and Healing
February 2-3, 2017
Albuquerque, NM
Explores and initiates discussions regarding Indigenous resistance and healing.


Annual NNALSA Moot Court Competition
Registration: November 20-December 20, 2016
Event Date: March 4 and 5, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
From the UCLA School of Law
Religion, Race, and Racism Conference
March 10-12, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
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

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Meeting
June 22-24, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia


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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