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Youth and Education News
September 2013

"Each of us must find out for himself or herself what their gift is, so that they can use it in their life."  Jimmy Jackson, Ojibwe

The Documenting Endangered Languages Program
Deadline: September 15, 2013
Supports projects that develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages.


Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
Deadline: September 25, 2013 - Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions
Deadline: September 27, 2013 - Targeted STEM Infusion Projects
Deadline: December 9, 2013 - Catalyzing Opportunities in Research and Education
Accepted Anytime - Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education
Aetna Foundation Regional Grants Program
Deadline:  September 15, 2013.
For NPS programs serving at-risk, underserved, or minority populations, the grant focus is Healthy Food Choices and Healthy Activity
2013 Free Gradfairs
For potential grad students to learn about, and meet reps from, hundreds of grad schools with programs focused on the public good.
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October 7
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October 15
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Denver -
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San Francisco - November 6
Los Angeles -
November 7
Potawatomi Trail of Death Commemorative Caravan
Sept. 23-28, 2013
Sept. 23 -Plymouth to Lafayette, IN
Sept. 24 - Lafayette, IN to Decatur, IL
Sept. 25 - Decatur to Quincy, IL
Sept. 26 - Quincy, IL to Moberly, MO
Sept. 27 - Moberly, MO to Independence, M
Sept. 28 - Independence, MO to Osawatomi, Kansas
Sept. 29 - Sugar Creek Mission, Linn County KS
 Commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Potawatomi's 1838 Trail of Death.
Protecting Cultural Collections:
Part 1: Prevention & Preparedness
September 17, 2013, Pleasant Hill, CA
September 18, 2013 – Petaluma, CA
October 2, 2013 – Lancaster, CA
Part 2: Response &Recovery
November 6, 2013 – Lancaster, CA
November 12, 2013, Pleasant Hill, CA
November 13, 2013 – Petaluma, CA
Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response &Recovery


Buffalo Field Campaign Road Show West Coast Schedule
September 19, 2013
Anacortes, WA
 September 20, 2013
September 21, 2013
Seattle, WA
September 22, 2013
Bellingham, WA
September 23,2013
Mt Vernon, WA
September 24, 2013
Olympia, WA
September 25, 2013
Portland, OR
 September 26, 2013
Portland, OR
September 27, 2013
Forest Grove, OR
September 28, 2013
Ashland, OR
September 29, 2013
Williams, OR
September 30, 2013
Takilma, OR
October 1, 2013
Arcata, CA
Oct 2, 2013
Petaluma, CA
October 3, 2013
Santa Rosa, CA
October 4, 2013
Ukiah, CA
October 5, 2013
Berkeley, CA
October 6 2013
Santa Cruz, CA
October 8, 2013
UC Davis
 October 9, 2013
Sacramento, CA
October 10,
Kings Beach, CA
October 11, 2013
Patagonia Reno, NV
October 11, 2013
Nevada City, CA
October 12, 2013
Malibu, CA
October 13, 2013
L.A. area
 October 14, 2013
L.A. area
 October 15, 2013
Ventura, CA

Sharing music, stories, video, and activism inspired by the Yellowstone bison. Buffalo Field Campaign is the only group working in the field, in the courts and in the policy arena to protect America's last wild buffalo.


Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations
Consolidates fractional land interests for land owners and tribes across Indian Country.

Junipero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions
San Marino, CA
A comprehensive exhibition about the devout Franciscan friar who established nine missions in present-day California

Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds
Deadline: September 19, 2013
Funds for safety planning, engineering improvements, enforcement and emergency services, and education programs.

2013 Annual Veteran Suicide Prevention Conference
Sept. 20, 2013
Clackamas OR 

National Wildlife Federation's Trees for Wildlife 
Deadline: September 21, 2013
Free native species tree seedlings are currently available to partners, volunteers, schools, NWF affiliates and community groups. 

Purdue AISES GeoScience Day
September 21, 2013
Purdue University. Lafayette, IN
College visitation day to introduce Native American high school students to geosciences.

The Pollination Project
Deadline: September 22, 2013
Supports educators committed to bringing forward a just, peaceful, and healthy world every day of the year.
Educating for a Just, Peaceful & Sustainable Future
September 21, 2013
New York City, NY
Keynote speakers include Dr. Jane Goodall, Arun Gandhi, and Zoe Weil.
Aboriginal Perspectives on Child and Youth Mental Health
September 25-27, 2013
Ottawa, ON
training and development for service providers working with Aboriginal communities of all ages
The Arts and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Modern Africa International Arts Conference
September 25 - 27 2013
Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series
All webinars are  1:00 2:30 PM EST
September 25, 2013: Tribal and Utility Partnership Opportunities
October 30, 2013: Renewable Energy Case Studies: Tribal and Developer Perspectives
Traces of Early America
September 26 to 28, 2013
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

15th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference
September 22 - 26, 2013
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Share knowledge, experience and best practices from tribal/non-tribal tourism programs in the U.S.

No Kid Hungry Essay Contest
Deadline: September 27
Students ages 13, write a letter about why ending childhood hunger in America is important to you. 

AISES Poster and Oral Presentations
Deadline: September 27, 2013
Event Date: October 31-November 2, 2013
Denver, CO
For pre-college/ undergrads/grad students for the 2013 AISES National Conference and Career Fair

1619: Making of America Conference
September 26-27, 2013
Native Voices First Look Series: Plays in Progress
September 26: Stand-Off at HWY #37 by Vickie Ramirez (Tuscarora)
October 24: Measure for Measure: An Indian Boarding School Comedy
by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)
Los Angeles, CA
FREE staged readings of plays exploring legal issues facing  Native Americans in the past and present.
46th Annual Native American Day
September 27, 2013
Sacramento, California
Repression, Rebellion, and Representation: Cultural Challenges in New England and Beyond
Sept 27 - 28, 2013
Mashantucket, Connecticut
Project Learning Tree GreenWorks
Deadline: September 30, 2013
For school/community native plant garden, forest improvement, streamside restoration, recycling, and energy conservation
September 28, 2013
Albany, NY

AISES Chapter Video Competition
Deadline: September 27, 2013
For college and professional chapters: "What AISES means to me"

Freeport-McMoRan - Native American Partnership Fund
Deadline: September 30, 2013
Supports projects in Native American reservation communities that address priority issues

Captain Planet Foundation Grants
Deadline: September 30, 2013
For activities that engage youth in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities.  

Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth
Deadline: September 30, 2103
Vancouver, BC
Features Aboriginal youth telling their own stories through a variety of art forms.
Hearing for Mexican Wolves
Sept. 30,2013
Washington, DC.
Oct. 2, 2013
Sacramento, CA.
October 4, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
Join the effort to protect Mexican wolves for generations to come
Kids in Need Foundation 
Deadline: September 30, 2023
Supports teachers who have innovative, meritorious ideas but lack the budget to bring  them to life.

Captain Planet Foundation Grants
Deadline: September 30, 2013
For activities that engage youth in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities.  

The  Grassroots Communities Mining Mini-Grant Program
Deadline: October 1, 2013
Supports organizations, tribes or tribal programs in mining-impacted areas to protect their communities

U.S. Soccer Foundation Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2013
To grow the sport of soccer with a special emphasis on underserved  communities

Cal Humanities Invites Applications for California Documentary Project
Deadline: October 1, 2013
For documentary film, radio, and new media productions about CA cultures, peoples, and histories....
2013 Unity Conference
October 3-6, 2013
San Diego CA
Theme: "Advancing Equity, Building Success"
Tree Research Grant Programs
Deadline: October 1, 2013
For arboriculture and urban forestry research projects anywhere in the world...
Association for the Preservation of Artifacts & Landscapes Conference
October 9 -12, 2013
Utica, NY
Theme: The Mohawk Valley - New England Extended: Landscapes of Cultural and Economic Change & Diversity
18th Annual First Nations L.E.A.D. Institute Conference
October 3-4, 2013
Pre-conference sessions October 1-2
Prior Lake, Minnesota,
For those involved in Native American NPOs, tribal agencies, or business or economic development.
Second Continental Summit of Indigenous Communication on Abya Yala
October 7-12, 2013
Tlahuitoltepec, Mixes, Oaxaca, Mexico.
To strengthen and empower communications among the Indigenous Peoples of Earth.

Leonard Peltier Tribunal
October 2-4, 2013
A panel of judges will rule on the U.S. conduct concerning Leonard Peltier and the oppression of Native Americans in general.

Got Dirt? Photo Contest
Deadline:  October 4, 2013
Event Date: October 31- Nov. 2, 2013
Denver, CO
Show us how you connect with the land that we all work hard to protect.

MAP Fund
Deadline: October 4, 2013
Supports all disciplines and traditions of  live performing arts with an emphasis on cultural differences or "the  other."

Lexus Eco Challenge
Land and Water: October 7, 2013
Air and Climate: November 11, 2013
Final Challenge: January 17, 2014
Make a difference in the environmental health of our planet, one community at a time..  -

Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Grants (R01)
Deadline: October 5, 2013

Uprise: Pacific Islander Education Summit
October 5th, 2013
Des Moines, WA
Free conference for Pacific Islander youth, grades 8-12, parents,
educators and youth workers who work with Pacific Islanders

National YoungArts Foundation
Deadline: October 8, 2013
Provides several types of assistance for emerging artists, ages 15-18

North American Association for Environmental Education Conference
October 9-12, 2013
Baltimore, MD

American Legacy Foundation Youth Activism Fellowship Program
Deadline: October 9, 2013
Helps nurture and develop young adult leaders committed to making their communities healthier through tobacco control.   

Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Grants (R01)
Deadline: October 5, 2013
A Call To Culturally Responsive Teaching
October 11-12, 2013
Portland, Oregon
To discuss, share and celebrate culturally effective methods for teaching all students
42nd Annual NAAEE Conference
October 9-12, 2013,
Baltimore, MD
Celebrating the Power of Environmental Education

Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference 2013
October 9-11, 2013
Alice Springs, Australia
The Theme:  Strong Business - Strong Culture

American Indian College Fund Flame of Hope Gala
October 10, 2013
Minneapolis, MN
Proceeds will benefit Native student scholarships.

MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards
Deadline: October 14, 2013
For exemplary afterschool programs serving middle school youth

Collisions and Encounters: Migrations in a Global Perspective,15th Century to the Present
October 11-12, 2013
Grand Rapids Michigan

Threshold Foundation:  Sustainable Planet
Deadline: October 4, 2013
For organizations working to  address the causes of, and contributors to, climate change.

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
Deadline: None
Supports the improvement, renovation, construction of arts and heritage facilities -- and more -- for Canadian First Nations, Canada

Yale ISM Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship and the Arts
Deadline: October 15, 2013
Yale University, New Haven CT
For those whose work is in sacred music,liturgical/ritual studies or religion and the arts

2013 AISES Chapter Video Competitions
Deadline: October 15, 2013
Topic: “What AISES means to Me"
Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund
Deadline: October 15, 2013
Funds for projects that use native plants to develop an appreciation for nature among students.
Native Voices Endowment: A Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial Legacy,
Deadline: October 15, 2013
Support for Native language education programs, curricula, or projects; individual study ; and research efforts

The Intercultural Harmony Program
Deadline: October 16, 2013
Promotes mutual understanding and cooperation between groups and citizens of different cultural backgrounds

14th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
October 16 - 20, 2013
Toronto, Ontario
the world’s largest Indigenous media arts festival
Prevention or Management of Overweight or Obesity in Early Childhood Grant
Deadline: October 16, 2013
Funds research for innovative approaches that prevent and manage overweight in children under 6 years of age

Great Lakes Higher Education  College Ready Grants
Deadline: October 17, 2013
Grants for programs that help prepare low income, underserved students for college.

Northwest Indian Storytelling Festival
October 18-20, 2013
Portland, OR
This year's festival features some of the Northwest's finest traditional tellers
My Native Voice: Public Lands Conservation and Future Generations
Deadline: October 18, 2013 
For Native youth to submit stories about why conserving historical and sacred sites is important to them and their culture.

Exhibition: On the Trails of the Iroquois
October 18, 2013-January 6, 2014
Berlin, Germany
Brings together historical paintings and drawings, precious ethnographic objects, and Iroquois contemporary art from major collections in Europe,Canada, and the U.S.

17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy, & Society in the American Northeast
October 18-19, 2013
Mashantucket Pequot Museum, CT
Scholars unveil new findings, research, and share discussions about the Northeast region’s unique and conflicted past.
Bioneers Conference Youth Scholarships
Conference Date: October 18-20, 2013
San Rafael, CA
Scholarships for Native youth, ages 16-24.

Emerging Tribal Storytellers Workshop
October 19-20, 2013
Portland OR
Enrolled members and self-identified Native American and Alaska Natives are welcome

Joyce Foundation Great Lake Grants  
Deadline: October 25, 2013 and February 24, 2014
Great Lakes
Supports efforts to protect the natural environment of the Great Lakes;reduce area poverty and violence; and ensure access to good schools, jobs, and a diverse and thriving culture.
Spirit of Innovation Challenge
Deadline: October 24, 2013
For teams of students to create commercially viable products or services that address  global sustainability for the benefit of humanity.

Native Voices First Look Series: Plays in Progress
October 24, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
FREE staged readings of Measure for Measure: An Indian Boarding School Comedy by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)

Alcatraz: Life on the Rock
Ends October 25, 2013
San Francisco, CA
Captures the myth and mystique of Alcatraz
NEEF Every Day Capacity Building Grants
Deadline: October 30, 2013
Support for NPOs to improve and promote responsible use of public land sites

Honor the Earth: The Native Communities Program
Deadline: October 18, 2013
Helps Native organizations implement renewable energy/energy sovereignty, and/or create food security through indigenous varieties and organic production.

RedRover: Domestic Violence Safe  Housing Grants
Deadline: October 30
Creates spaces to house pets of domestic violence victims on-site with their families
44th Annual National Indian Education Association Conference
Oct 29, - Nov 4, 2013,
Rapid City, SD
Building Education, Nations, and Communities

14th International Joint World Cultural Tourism Conference
October 28-30, 2013
Venue : Novi Sad, Serbia

DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series
October 30, 2013:1:00 2:30 PM EST
Renewable Energy Case Studies: Tribal and Developer Perspectives
Bird Habitat Conservation Small Grants Program
Deadline: October 31, 2013
For public-private joint projects that benefit wetlands-associated migratory birds.

Sitka WhaleFest
October 31-November 3, 2013
Sitka, Alaska
A unique science symposium blending local knowledge and scientific inquiry concerning the rich marine environment of our northern oceans

The Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant Program
Deadline: October 31, 2013
Supports K-12 schools and NPOs with school garden project that will help  children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation
Deadline: October 31, 2013
Supports nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life for children,  families, and pets

School Garden Grant Program
Deadline: October 31, 2013
For  K-12 schools in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada

AISES 35th Annual National Conference
October 31 - November 2, 2013
Denver, CO
The premier event for Native American Science, Engineering & Math (STEM) professionals and students
Fatherhood is Leadership
November 4 - 6,  2013
Mesa, AZ
10th Annual Conference of the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association

Fuel Up to Play 60
Deadline: November 1. 2013
Helps schools jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements/    

14th Annual TribalNet Conference
November 4 - 7, 2013
St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
For technology professional in the Native American Industry
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Deadline: November 5, 2013
Honoring youth in middle and high school for outstanding community volunteer efforts.

Tribacca All Access
Deadline: November 5, 2013
Supports filmmakers  from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry

People to People International's Global Youth Forum
November 6-10, 2013
Washington, DC
Circle of Leadership Academy Graduation Celebration
November 7, 2013
St. Paul, MN
From Native Americans in Philanthropy

NAME 23nd Annual International Conference
November 6-10, 2013
Oakland, California
From the National Association for Multicultural Education

Young Innovators for Social Justice Prize
Deadline: November 8, 2013
Honors individuals under age 40 for leadership efforts leading to positive social change
The Equal Rights Amendment in the 21st Century
November 15-16, 2013
Bristol, Rhode Island
Brings together scholars from areas of history, law, literature, political science, and other disciplines.

The Tenth Native American Symposium
November 14-15, 2013
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

N-Visioning a Brighter Future Program
Deadline: November 15, 2013  W
Grants  for creative hands-on projects with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Dreamcatcher Aboriginal Youth Conference
October 18 to 19, 2013
Edmonton, AB
The conference’s message is of self-empowerment – Dream, Learn, Achieve.
The Kresge Foundation: Arts and Culture Program
Deadline: Ongoing
For activities in traditionally disinvested communities that integrate arts and culture into revitalization

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples  
February 1, June 1, and October 1, annually
Dedicated to promoting and  maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples and the sovereignty of tribal  Nations.

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Free online practice tests.
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Minority and Diversity Opportunities
Foundation Funding for Native American Issues and Peoples Center for Native American Youth from the Aspen Institute AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE CENTER  
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A long list of scholarships from individual tribes.

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