Native Village Opportunities

''The old grandmas have always said to their babies that as long as the people have the songs, dances and the language, we will always be able to come home.'
Stonehorse Lone Goeman, Seneca

June 15, 2006, Issue 168

World eBook Fair month
July 4 - August 4 annually
For one month, Project Gutenberg is making available up to 300,000 books available for download -- FREE!

Where Are They?   A Workshop on American Indian Youth - Homelessness
June 16, 2006
Minneapolis, MN
A workshop on American Indian youth homelessness, prostitution & trafficking.

National Day of Prayer to Protect Native American Sacred Places
June 21, 2006
Boulder, CO
Join the Native American Rights Fund in a sunrise ceremony beginning at 6:00 am.
Can't Stop, Won't Stop
June, 2006
A month-long PBS blog about how hip-hop has changed American and global perceptions of race and representation.

2006 Mid-Year Conference and Tradeshow
Date: June 18-21, 2006
Sault Ste Marie, MI
This year's theme “Not Our Borders: Culture & Commerce in the Era of Homeland Security.

"Honoring our Indigenous Women Activists"  Speaking Tour
Includes Carrie Dann - Western Shoshone Nation, and Louise Benally- Dine' Nation, Big Mountain
6 / 15 
Arcata, CA: 
6 /16:  Garberville,CA
6 /
17: Mendocino, CA
6 / 18:
  Laytonville, CA
6 / 19:
Oakland, CA
6 / 20:
San Francisco, CA
Native American Honors Internships program
Summer, 2006
 Center of Southwest Studies  Durango, CO 81301;
Research and learn at the Delaney Southwest Research Library.

Children Of Many Colors Powwow
June 16-18
Moorpark College, Moorpark CA
A fund raising and awareness-building event boasting a star-studded cast. 

Conference on Child Protection, Juvenile Justice, and Domestic Violence Scholarships
July 16 - 19, 2006
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Scholarships for tribal judges who wish to attend the conference.
Inter-Tribal Environmental Council
June 20-21, 2006
Oklahoma City, OK
Gives tribal representatives and environmental professionals the opportunity to view products and training materials to enhance environmental programs.

Dig Your Roots Concert and Radio Programming
June 17 - Vancouver, BC
June 20 - Winnipeg, MB
June 23 - Antigonish, NS
June 26 - Montreal, QC
June 29 - Guelph, ON
Artists from both the new CD and from will perform at five shows in five locations. Each show will be broadcast, LIVE, on participating radio and INternet radio stations.

Global Youth Leaders Conference
June 18-29, 2006 Washington, D.C. &New York
June 25-July 6, 2006 Washington, D.C. &New York
July 2-13, 2006 Washington, D.C. &New York
July 8-20, 2006 Vienna, Budapest &Prague
July 23-August 3, 2006 Washington, D.C. &New York
July 30-August 10, 2006 Washington, D.C. &New York
August 6-17, 2006 Washington, D.C. &New York
Designed to educate, inspire, and motivate students by giving them the opportunity to explore cultural differences first hand.
Honor the Youth Spiritual Run III
June 22-25
Fort Yates ND to Rosebud, SD
Help Raise awareness to prevent youth suicide, violence, and drug, tobacco and alcohol addictions.
Contact Patricia Shepard or 612-722-1978

Embracing Diversity & Excellence in Education
June 20-23, 2006
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Provides knowledge, awareness, and skills to enhance effective teaching skills for a diverse student population.
e- mail:

June 21 -22, 2006
An intense documentary about childhood cancer is calling for youth and youth groups to log on and blog their thoughts during the broadcast.
Power of Giving conference
June 26-27, 2006
Grand Ronde, OR
Training in  fundraising, evaluation, and board development.

Honor and Remember Leonard Peltier and the "Reign of Terror"
June 26, 2006
Oglala SD and worldwide
Join the world to honor the memories of those whose lives changed forever during the June 26, 1975 reign of Terror" on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Summer Youth Organizing Institute
June 26 – July 6, 2006
Seattle, WA
Learn analysis and organizing skills to become a leader in the progressive social change movement!
email: or phone (206-860-9606)
Native Radio Theater: Call For Theme Music
Deadline: June 30, 2006
equests work and cost proposals from Native American composers and music artists to compose, produce and record an original theme with bridges for a new radio series, the Native Radio Theater (NRT) Project. 
Email: John Gregg, Project Coordinator

In the name of the child
June 27-30,  2007
Linkping University, Norrkping, Sweden
Supports research about childhood, youth cultures, and the experience of young people across diverse times and places.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Deadline: June 29, 2006
Funds to park the creation or expansion of innovative education programs focusing on  International educational an language immersion programs located in the United States or abroad.
Tourism Cares for Tomorrow
Deadline: June 30 and November 1, 2006
Awards grants to worthy tourism-related nonprofit organizations worldwide for conservation or preservation of exceptional cultural, historic, or natural sites.

Deadline: June 30, 2006
Submit a 100-word essay titled: "Do you know of an individual student or teacher, or group of school children, who are missing out on opportunities because they don't have
access to technology?

Jordan Fundamentals Public School Grant Program
Deadline: June 30, 2006
Recognizes outstanding teaching and instructional creativity in public schools that serve economically disadvantaged students.
"For the Good of the Game" Grants Applications
Deadline: July 7, 2006
Empowers organizations which introduce golf specifically to kids from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and individuals with disabilities.

 QuestBridge Scholarship Opportunities
Links qualified, motivated low-income high school students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the best colleges in the U.S.

Strengthening Institutions
Deadline: July 3, 2006.
Enable AI/AN Tribal colleges to improve their and strengthen their capacity to contribute  to the higher education.
Association of American Indian Physicians Annual Meeting & National Health
August 3-8, 2006
Deadline: July 10, 2006
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Student scholarships available, including those for preadmission workshops.

For All My Relations Conference
July 6– 8, 2006
Santa Rosa CA 
Focuses upon  topics that support and enhance family, community and culture.

UCLA Summer Intensive Transfer Experience Program
July 9-14 or
August 6-11, 2006
Invites Native High School Seniors, graduates, and community college students to learn about college at UCLA by staying in dorms, attending workshops, meeting with counselors, and making life-long friends.  Free.
2006 Leadership and Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship Development (LEAD) Program
Deadline: July 15, 2006 
An educational program designed to educate and train emerging leaders in Native nonprofit management.

Help At-Risk Youth!
Deadline: July 10, 2006
Grants to build social service organizational capacity to better meet the needs of America's disadvantaged youth through a wide array of supportive services.
Contact: Rafael J. Elizalde, 800-281-9519

Defend Our Sacred Native Languages Summit
July 12, 2006
Washington, DC
Elders, educators, tribal leaders, cultural practitioners, youth, veterans, and all those concerned with the future of Native Languages are urged to attend.
Contact: NIEA at 202-544-7290 or
7th Annual Native American Prevention Program 
July 17-19, 2006
Prior Lake, MN
Learn about specific prevention programs being implemented with Native American youth audiences.

Indigenous Youth Run for Unity
July 17-August 6, 2006
Onondaga NY, Akwesashe, ONT
Youth will relay across land which holds much history and meaning for the Hotinonhsho:ni (Iroquois) people.

Improving Learning for Minority and Disadvantaged Students Institute
Louisville, KY
July 17-21, 2006
Gathering of the Tribes Summer Residential Program
July 22-29, 2006
University of California, Riverside
For American Indian middle and high school students, a week of presentations, field trips, traditional oral history classes, and more.

Lori Piestewa National Native American Games
July 20-23, 2006
Fountain Hills, Arizona
Open to the 511 tribes in the US, the games honor Pfc. Lori Piestewa, Hopi, the first Native American woman killed in combat.

Fulbright New Century Scholars Program
Deadline: July 17th, 2006
February/March 2007
Addresses critical issues in higher education around the globe, and will focus on “Higher Education in the 21st Century: Access and Equity.” 
Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program
Deadline: July 24, 2006
To increase student populations and improve curriculum at predominantly minority institutions.

July 22-23, 2006
Flagstaff, Arizona
From "Youth of the Peaks, this competition promotes awareness about the importance of saving the sacred San Francisco Peaks.
Contact: Youth of the Peaks

Native Wellness Venture
July 23-30, 2006
8 days of exchange in the traditional way. Open to youth/young adults ages 15-20. seeking
    Native Youth Leadership Academy
July 24 - 27, 2006
Portland, OR

Deadline: July 24, 2006
Available to young people (ages 12-20) who want to create innovative, new, sustainable and civic-minded organizations, clubs or business.

National Institute for Native Leadership in Higher Education
July 23-27, 2006
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
Provides college, university and tribal education professionals with opportunities for
professional empowerment, networking and personal and spiritual renewal.
Sacred Legacy - Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian
Ends July 31, 2006
National Art Museum, Bucharest, Romania
60 modern reproductions of some of the most important photographs made by artist photographer Edward S. Curtis.

The Salmon Crisis in California
July 29, 2006
California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, Santa Rosa, CA
Part of the Tillie Hardwick Series

Support for National Forest/Community Partnerships
Deadline: July 28, 2006
Encourages community involvement in the stewardship of national forest lands by forming partnerships between community nonprofit organizations and the Forest
FishAmerica Foundation Offers Funding for Conservation and Research Projects
Deadline: July 31, 2006
Offers funds for projects that directly enhance water quality, habitat, and/or sport fish populations.

Outdoor Classroom Grant Program for the Natural Sciences
Create an outdoor and hands-on natural science classroom experience.

W. C. Kenney Foundation
Protects and restores watersheds in the Western United States.
Freedom Alliance Scholarships
Deadline: July 31, 2006
Provide financial assistance to sons and daughters of soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Guardsman who have been killed, permanently disabled, or are a POW.

Ranger Rick Photo Contest
Deadlines: January 31, April 30, July 31, October 31
For youth 13 and under, send in your best nature photograph.

Native Youth HIV Prevention Media Project
Deadline: August 1, 2006
An 18-session curriculum designed to provide HIV prevention education for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth ages 14-19.
National Youth Rights Association 2006 Annual Meeting
August 5
Berkeley, CA.

The AAIA/Adolph Van Pelt Special Fund for Indian Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2006
The award is based on financial need and academic merit.

National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation
August 3-4, 2006
San Francisco, CA
For leaders and future leaders interested in solving group and societal  problems through honest talk, quality thinking, and collaborative action.
Manoomin Niikaanisag – Wild Rice Coalition Building and Conference
Dates: August 8-11, 2006
Watersmeet, MI
To build a regional network of communities and individuals partaking in sustainable ricing cultures.

Cultural Day for Indigenous People 2006
August 5, 2006
Geneva, Switzerland

Wounded Knee Memorial
August 7-13, 2006
To Honor the Ancestors who lay buried on this sacred ground.
Language of Spirit Conference 
August 12-15th, 2006 
Albuquerque, New Mexico
A dialogue exploring the nature of reality from indigenous and Western science perspectives.

Great Plains Cultural Ways
UNLV, Las Vegas, Nevada
Honors Undergraduate program for students interested in American Indian mental health career.

World Youth Forum
August 10-15, 2006
Bucharest, Romania
Brings together 140 young persons from over 35 countries to share workshops, seminars, plenary sessions and case studies on various youth-related issues in the participant countries. The official language of the conference is English.
Developing a Multicultural Curriculum Institute
August 15-16-17, 2006
Ledyard, CT
Amazing opportunity to learn and interact with other students and educators interested in multicultural education. (Click on Calendar)

Spirit Keepers Caravan
August 14 - September 30, 2006
Leaving Unceded Coast Salish territory ("Vancouver") across Turtle Island
Join the Clan Mothers and Elders at any point in their journey to visit the sites of former residential schools and help give voice to the spirits of the children who died there.

Study of Indigenous Languages Conference 2007
Anaheim, CA
August 15, 2006: Poster Submission Deadline
November 20, 2006 Media Presentation Deadline
Showcases how technology can be used in language revitalization and use. Presentations in local languages are encouraged.
Contact: Mia Kalish, 505.312.5163
International Indigenous Playwrights Forum
August 15-18, 2006
Edinburgh, Scotland 

Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Action
August 15-23
University of Montana
Explore core American Indian perspectives through readings, filed activities, and discussions with tribal elders on the Flathead Indian Reservation.

Rosenzweig Scholarship Program
Provides undergraduate  American Indian students an opportunity to participate in the Dr. Peterson Zah Leadership Program..
Hurricane Wildlife Relief Fund
A grant program to restore wildlife and habitats damaged by hurricanes.

Free Education in EU
Many European countries are providing low cost high standard education, but also some of them offering free education.

Improve Housing for the Elderly!
Funds for emergency capital repairs to multifamily projects owned by private nonprofit entities that are designated for occupancy by elderly tenants.
Contact DeWayne Kimbrough: 202-708-3000

The National Society for American Indian Elderly
Currently recruiting volunteers to serve in American Indian elder programs.

ASU Advantage for low-income students
Helps Arizona students from households where the family income is $18,850 or less.

Yuut Yaqungviat Flight School
Bethel, Alaska
Scholarships available to help train Native people as pilots.

Public Welfare Foundation Grants for Youth Empowerment
Supports organizations that address human needs in disadvantaged communities.

Emergency Aid Scholarship - Association on American Indian Affairs
Deadline: August 1, 2006
Open to Native American and Alaskan Native students with emergency financial needs.


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