Over 5 years,Running Strong will provide fifty $10,000 grants to American Indian youth to help make their dreams a reality. Working with a non-profit organization that will act as their mentor,each Dreamstarter will have the opportunity to create and manage community-Level projects based on their dream. Ten Dreamstarter projects will be chosen each year with particular focus on that year’s theme:

Year 1 2015: Wellness
Year 2 2016:Arts & Culture
Year 3 2017: Education
Year 4 2018: Science ft The Environment
Year 5 2019: Any of the above

Every Dreamstarter and her or his mentor organization will be sent to an all expenses paid, four-day training workshop hosted in Washington, DC by Running Strong. In addition to learning invaluable skills for making their dream become reality, grant recipients will have the opportunity to meet Olympic Gold Medalist and Running Strong
Spokesperson Billy Mil ls and other prominent Native American figures in Washington,D.C.

To apply for this grant, each eligible Dreamstarter must:
– Be under 30 years old
– Be an enrolled member of a current or terminated federal/ state Indian Nation
– Identify and apply with a qualifying 501(c)3 or 7871 non-profit serving one or
more American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian community

For more information, click here.

A BILL
To require the Secretary of the Interior to take into trust 4 parcels of Federal land for the benefit of certain Indian Pueblos in the State of New Mexico.

Last Action: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

Explanation: This bill was passed by Congress on October 6, 2015 and goes to the President next.

To read the bill and get more information, click here.

Tue, Oct 13, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM MDT

Join NCAI and the Bureau of Indian Education to hear the latest information pertaining to the BIE reorganization efforts. This webinar will be an opportunity for tribal leaders, educators, and other stakeholders to hear about the goals of the BIE reorganization and how the proposed plan for realignment (letter to Representative Calvert attached) will improve the delivery of educational services to Native students consistent with the Blueprint for Reform.

Denise Desiderio, Policy Director – NCAI (Introduction)
Charles (Monty) Roessel, Director – Bureau of Indian Education
Don Yu, Chief Schools Transformation Officer

Register here.

Here.  An excerpt:

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Must be majoring in a business related field
  • Must be a junior, senior or graduate student
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
  • If selected, candidate must be able to attend the NCAIED Scholarship Awards Luncheon

(Expenses including lodging, ground transportation and airfare within the U.S. will be provided by NCAIED)
*Important: If selected a candidate is unable to attend, award will be forfeited.