NDN Collective Announces 2022 Community Self-Determination Grantee Partners

December 1, 2022

NDN Collective Announces 2022 Community Self-Determination Grantee Partners

“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.”

Rapid City, SD – Today, NDN Collective announced 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,” said Tina Kuckkahn (Ojibwe), Director of Grantmaking for NDN Collective.

“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.

“We continue to focus on grassroots, community-based and Indigenous-led efforts that are often overlooked, under-resourced and under-estimated within mainstream funding arenas,” continued Strong. “It’s an honor to resource our Tribal Nations and organizations – and this latest round of 2022 grants reflects the diverse work and priorities of our people.” 

Introducing the 2022 Community Self-Determination Grantee Partners:

  • 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
  • We Are the Seeds of Culture Trust with Culture Works Greater Philadelphia as fiscal sponsor
  • Cultural Seeds with Northern Ontario Permaculture Research Institute as fiscal sponsor
  • Mushkegowuk Council
  • Phillip Deere Roundhouse with The MICA Group as fiscal sponsor
  • Union de Comunidades Indigenas De La Zona Norte Del Istmo, A.C.
  • Qanak Collective with MakeWay Charitable Society as fiscal sponsor
  • Wozu Inc.
  • Lumbee Land Development, Inc.
  • Schaghticoke First Nations
  • Nihi Ké’ Baa-Diné with EARTH CARE International as fiscal sponsor
  • Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives
  • Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women
  • San Juan Collaborative for Health Equity with Santa Fe Community Foundation as fiscal sponsor
  • New Mexico Community Capital
  • Changing Woman Initiative
  • NAVA Education Project
  • Congreso Nacional Indígena with Ciencia Social al Servicio de los Pueblos Originarios A.C. as fiscal sponsor
  • 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
  • Alaska Native Birthworkers Community with New Venture Fund as fiscal sponsor
  • Sawalmem with Indian Cultural Organization as fiscal sponsor
  • Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples with Sierra Health Foundation Center For Health Program Management as fiscal sponsor
  • Tzicatl Community Development Corporation
  • Tribal Ecorestoration Alliance
  • Omote Aniasakane Rio Yaqui Health Project
  • Igiugig Village
  • Asamblea de Los Pueblos Indígenas Por La Soberanía Alimentaria
  • Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance
  • Cahokia PHX
  • California Native Vote Project with Community Partners as fiscal sponsor
  • Organizacion del Pueblo Indigena Canjibaro de Boriken with Coordinadora Paz Para La Mujer as fiscal sponsor
  • Duk Duk Goose (Nihi We Are Guåhan – Project Name)
  • Endazhi-Nitaawiging Charter School
  • The People of the Sacred Land with First Nations Development Institute as fiscal sponsor
  • Hopi Utilities Corporation
  • Indian Township Enterprise of the Passamaquoddy Tribe
  • Cheyenne River Grassroots Collective with Indigenous Environmental Network as fiscal sponsor
  • Waaswaaganing Institute of Indigenous Teaching and Learning with Lac Du Flambeau Public School as fiscal sponsor
  • South Dakota Education Equity Coalition with NACA Inspired Schools Network as fiscal sponsor
  • Native Movement (Always Indigenous Media)
  • Native Peoples Action Community Fund
  • Native Women Lead with New Mexico Community Capital as fiscal sponsor
  • Nueva Organización San Salvador Huehuetla SC
  • Rosebud Economic Development Corp
  • SAGE Development Authority with Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc as fiscal sponsor
  • Texas Tribal Buffalo Project
  • Comunitaria e Indígena Pa Ipai with Tribu Lipan Apache De Texas En Nogales Sonora Mexico A.C. y La as fiscal sponsor
  • Utah Dine Bikeyah (Bears Ears/Land Defense)
  • Waking Women Healing Institute
  • Wiyot Tribe
  • Secwepmc Language Society with Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc. as fiscal sponsor
  • Xijuika S.P.R. de R.L.

Congratulations to all the remarkable self-determination grantees partners!

To learn more about NDN Collective’s Grant and Fellowship opportunities please visit:

NDN Collective Grants & Fellowship page


NDN Collective is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power. Through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building, and narrative change, we are creating sustainable solutions on Indigenous terms. 

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