Native Youth and Culture Fund
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First Nations Development Institute
First Nations Development Institute provides grants for
native-controlled organizations that work with youth by
giving them a sense of place and tradition in the
community. The rationale for the program is that the
health and well-being of youth will determine the future
health and well-being of the overall community. The focus
is rural and reservation-based communities.
Priority areas include:
- Preserving, strengthening, or renewing cultural
and/or spiritual practices, beliefs, and values
- Engaging both youth and elders in activities that
demonstrate methods for documenting traditional knowledge
systems, practices, and/or beliefs
- Increasing youth leadership and their capacity to
lead through integrated educational or mentoring programs
- Increasing access to and sharing of cultural customs
and beliefs through the use of appropriate technologies
(traditional and/or modern), as a means of reviving or
preserving tribal language, arts, history, or other
culturally relevant topic
Applicants must be located in the United States and U.S.
Territories and must be native-controlled nonprofit
organizations or native-controlled community
organizations. Native-controlled is defined as the
majority (more than 50%) of the organization's Board of
Directors is tribally affiliated.
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
American Indian or Alaska Native · Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Leadership · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention
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