Building Indigenous Communities of Hope Fellowship
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Aspen Institute, Center for Native American Youth
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.
- 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
Amount of funding
There is no cost for participation. Travel costs will be
covered for the meeting in Minneapolis.
American Indian or Alaska Native · Child welfare · Children and youth · Leadership · Policy
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