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Building Indigenous Communities of Hope Fellowship

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Aspen Institute, Center for Native American Youth
Aug 25, 2023

The Building Indigenous Communities of Hope Fellowship is a 6-month educational opportunity that includes customized, culturally centered programming to enhance youth leadership skills in transforming the foster care system in Native communities.

Fellows will spend 6 months receiving support and resources to raise awareness on the impacts of foster care. The fellowship will involve:

  • Monthly/bi-monthly trainings and gatherings
  • Emails, group check-ins, and survey completion
  • Conferences, media placements, and panel events to highlight the work

Individuals selected for the fellowship will be required to travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota to visit the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Law Center from October 22-25, 2023.


Eligibility requirements:

  • Self-identify as indigenous or Native American
  • Be between the ages of 18-24 years old
  • Have lived experience in foster care or have been displaced from birth parents

Applications from Native youth who were or are being served by one of Casey Family Programs partner tribes are encouraged. A list of those tribes is provided in the FAQs.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

There is no cost for participation. Travel costs will be covered for the meeting in Minneapolis.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Child welfare · Children and youth · Leadership · Policy

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