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The NDN Collective announced on Thursdyay recipients of the Community Self Determination Grant, an unprecedented grant opportunity which will support and invest in the long-term visions, priorities, and power building of Indigenous nations, communities, and peoples.

The 65 recipients, who will receive grants of up to $100,000 annually for up to two years, are Indigenous-led organizations from across Turtle Island working in the defense, development, and/or decolonization of Indigenous Peoples and the planet.

“This cohort of grantee partners represents some of the most impactful work happening across Turtle Island—defending the air, land and water; developing Indigenous economies based on regenerative principles; and revitalizing our languages, cultures and ceremonies in ways that illuminate the path for the next generations,” Tina Kuckkahn (Ojibwe), director of grantmaking for NDN Collective, said.

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“NDN Foundation, as the grantmaking arm of the NDN Collective, has resourced Indigneous Peoples with an unprecedented amount of funding in several meaningful ways since its inception, said Gaby Strong, NDN Foundation Managing Director. “Just over five years old, NDN Collective has distributed over $32 million in grant support to over 600 Indigenous-led organizations, individuals, Tribes and First Nations across Turtle Island (aka North America) and surrounding Island Nations. It has become the largest Indigenous-led fund in herstory/history, led by Indigenous women and matriarchs.

2022 Community Self Determination Grantees: 

  •  TIKOSO centro cultural educativo
  • Mother Nation
  • Oceti Sakowin Community Academy
  • Lakota Communications, Inc.
  • Sisseton Wahpeton College
  • He Sapa Otipi
  • The Niyake Yuza Teen Center
  • Cega’Kin Nakoda Nation/Carry The Kettle First Nation
  • CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia as fiscal sponsor for We Are the Seeds of CultureTrust
  • Northern Ontario Permaculture Research Institute as fiscal sponsor for Cultural Seeds
  • Mushkegowuk Council
  • The MICA Group as fiscal sponsor for Phillip Deere Roundhouse
  • MakeWay Charitable Society as fiscal sponsor for Qanak Collective
  • Wozu Inc
  • Lumbee Land Development, Inc.
  • Schaghticoke First Nations
  • EARTH CARE International as fiscal sponsor for Nihi Ké' Baa-Diné
  • Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives
  • Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women
  • Santa Fe Community Foundation as fiscal sponsor for San Juan Collaborative for Health Equity
  • New Mexico Community Capital
  • Changing Woman Initiative
  • NAVA Education Project
  • Ciencia Social al Servicio de los Pueblos Originarios A.C. as fiscal sponsor for Congreso Nacional Indígena
  • Mahchiwminahnahtik Chippewa and Cree Language Revitalization
  • Northern Cheyenne Tribe
  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
  • Manidoo Ogitigaan
  • Ka Pa O Lonopuha
  • Aloha Kuamoʻo ʻĀina
  • Kumano I Ke Ala
  • New Venture Fund as fiscal sponsor for Alaska Native Birthworkers Community
  • Indian Cultural Organization as fiscal sponsor for Sawalmem
  • Sierra Health Foundation Center For Health Program Management as fiscal sponsor for Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples
  • Tzicatl Community Development Corporation
  • Tribal Ecorestoration Alliance
  • Omote Aniasakane Rio Yaqui Health Project
  • Igiugig Village
  • Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance
  • Cahokia PHX
  • Community Partners as fiscal sponsor for California Native Vote Project
  • Coordinadora Paz Para La Mujer as fiscal sponsor for Organizacion del Pueblo Indigena Canjibaro de Boriken
  • Duk Duk Goose (Nihi We Are Guåhan - Project Name)
  • Endazhi-Nitaawiging Charter School
  • First Nations Development Institute as fiscal sponsor for The People of the Sacred Land
  • Hopi Utilities Corporation
  • Indian Township Enterprise of the Passamaquoddy Tribe
  • Indigenous Environmental Network as fiscal sponsor for Cheyenne River Grassroots Collective
  • Lac Du Flambeau Public School as fiscal sponsor for Waaswaaganing Institute of Indigenous Teaching & Learning
  • NACA Inspired Schools Network as fiscal sponsor for South Dakota Education Equity Coalition
  • Native Movement (Always Indigenous Media)
  • Native Peoples Action Community Fund
  • New Mexico Community Capital as fiscal sponsor for Native Women Lead
  • Nueva Organización San Salvador Huehuetla SC
  • Rosebud Economic Development Corp
  • Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc as fiscal sponsor for SAGE Development Authority
  • Texas Tribal Buffalo Project
  • TRIBU LIPAN APACHE DE TEXAS EN NOGALES SONORA MEXICO A.C Y LA as fiscal sponsor for Comunitaria e Indígena Pa Ipai
  • Utah Dine Bikeyah (Bears Ears/Land Defense)
  • Waking Women Healing Institute
  • Wiyot Tribe
  • Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous People's, Inc. as fiscal sponsor for Secwepmc Language Soc
  • Xijuika S.P.R. de R.L.

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