December 16, 2020

NDN Collective Awards $4.5 Million in Grants to 105 Indigenous-led Projects for Transition & Resilience

Announcing 105 Indigenous-led projects selected in Phase 2 of our COVID-19 Response Project under our theme of Transition and Resilience.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2020

Rapid City, SD – Today, The NDN Collective, Inc. (NDN) is honored to announce 105 outstanding Indigenous projects selected in Phase 2 of our COVID-19 Response Project under our theme of Transition and Resilience. This phase of the project represents over $4.5 million in grant awards made to Indigenous-led projects across North America. 

NDN’s COVID-19 Response Project was created earlier this year to quickly provide grants to Tribal Nations, frontline Indigenous-led organizations, and individuals who are providing essential services to Indigenous communities in North America during the current global health pandemic.  The overall design of the project was to provide rapid response resources to Indigenous communities bracing from economic impacts, stresses to public services and combating the spread of misinformation due to COVID-19. 

“Now, in Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Response Project, NDN’s team was able to identify focus areas that responded to the dynamic needs of Tribes and Indigenous led organizations who are working to protect their communities from the coronavirus,” said Gaby Strong, NDN Foundation’s Managing Director. “There’s been a mobilized  response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, which included efforts to renew, reclaim and re-adapt to regenerative, sustainable methods of community health, development and wellbeing.   NDN supports those efforts which show deep commitments to developing innovative, sustainable solutions not only for the short-term crisis management, but for the long-term prosperity of Indigenous people.”

NDN’s Phase 2 approach was enhanced by community, applicant and grantee feedback in Phase 1 of the NDN COVID-19 Response Project.  The recommendations from NDN’s network, combined with NDN’s mission to empower Indigenous communities towards a more just and equitable future, helped shape the forward thinking approach to the offered opportunities.  Grants awarded in Phase 2 respond to one or more of the following focus areas: Food Security and Clean Water, Education, Technology and Broadband, Shelter and Basic Needs, Indigenous Health and Safety, Regenerative Economic Development, Sustainable, Regenerative Community Resilience Planning, Partner Collaborators & Indigenous Movement Builders.

For more information on NDN’s COVID-19 Response Project please visit the NDN Collective website at https://staging.ndncollective.org/covid-19/. Also, stay tuned for forthcoming information on NDN’s Self-Determination Grants starting in 2021. Sign up here for updates

Congratulations to all 105 Grantees:

American Indian Center
American Indian Community Development Corporation
American Indian Community Housing Organization
American Indian Cultural Center of San Francisco
Asamblea De Los Pueblos Indigenas Por La Soberanía Alimentaria
Asociación de Indígenas en Producción Agrícola del Estado de Chiapas, AIPAECH, A.C..
Bay Mills Indian Community
Bdote Learning Center
BINNIGUENDA ÑAA NE LACHI AC
Bishop Paiute Tribe
Blackfeet ARMP
Blackfeet Nation Stock Growers Association
Brave Heart Society
California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
Center Pole
Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigación y Desarrollo Alternativo, U Yich Lu’um, AC
Cheyenne River Youth Project
Chief Seattle Club
Chippewa Cree Tribe
Chugach Regional Resources Commission
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Community Organizing for Unified Power
Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment
Desarrollo Comunitario y Cultural Ma Nguhe, A. C.
Dream of Wild Health
Eastern Woodlands Rematriation
First Peoples Worldwide
Friends of the Akwesasne Freedom School, Inc.
Fundación de Santa María Para la Promoción Indígena y Agroforestal A. C.
Generations Indigenous Ways
Gwich’in Steering Committee
Alaska Native Birthworkers Community
HIR Wellness Institute
Hui Aloha Aina Momona
Iakionhnhehkwen
Indigenous Ways
International Indian Treaty Council
Intertribal Agriculture Council
Ka Kuxtal Much Meyaj A.C. /Pueblo Maya
KAEHU
Keepers of the Water
Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo
Kumano I Ke Ala
Lakota Nation Disaster Resiliency
Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota
Maggie’s House
Makoce Agriculture Development
Manidoo Ogitigaan
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Metlakatla Indian Community
Minneapolis American Indian Center
Mni Luzahan Creek Patrol
Mni Wičhóni Nakíčižiŋ Wóuŋspe
Montessori American Indian Childcare Center
Mother Nation
Mushkegowuk Council
Na’ah Illahee Fund
Native American Advancement Foundation
Native American Community Board
Native American Community Development Institute
Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance
Native Governance Center
Native Wellness Institute
Nebraska Minority Resource Center
Nihi Ké’ Baa-Diné
One Rapid City
OPATA
Piikanii Lodge Health Institute
Pine Ridge Girls School
Portland Indigenous Marketplace
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Puyallup Tribe
Red Lake Homeless Shelter
Roberto Borrero, United Federation of Taino People
Rosebud Economic Development Corp
Running Strong for American Indian Youth
Sacred Places Institute for Indegenous Peoples
Sicangu Lakota Treaty Council
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate
Sogorea Te Land Trust
Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission
Spruce Root, Inc.
Standing Rock Community Development Corporation
Tanka Fund
The Cultural Conservancy
The Seneca Nation
TLALIJ, YOLOJTLI UAN NEMILILISTLIJ
Tribal Nations Research Group
Tribu Lipan Apache en Nogales Sonora
United Houma Nation
Uplift Climate
Utah Diné Bikéyah
Ute Mountain UteTribe
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, Aquinnah
West River Tenants United
White Earth Land Recovery Project (WELRP)
Wiconi Wawokiya, Inc.
Wiikwemkoong Unceded Indian Reserve
Wisteqn’eemit: Nez Perce Giving and Sharing
Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project
YAKANAL Indigenous Youth Cultural Exchange Program
Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
Yankton Sioux Tribe
Yellow Bird Life Ways Center
Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council
Yurok Tribe Environmental Program (YTEP)

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