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Native American Heritage Month Fund

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November is Native American Heritage Month (NAHM), also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. It is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse ancestry, cultures, traditions, and histories of America's Indigenous people. According to the National Congress of American Indians, NAHM is also “an opportunity to educate our workforce, raise awareness about the uniqueness of Native people, and the myriad of ways in which tribal citizens have conquered challenges to maintain voice and dignity and to remain an influencing presence in a rapidly evolving nation.” Through a single donation to the Native American Heritage Month Fund, you will support Indigenous-led nonprofits focused on building Indigenous power, protecting and restoring land and culture, and strengthening and supporting healthy Native communities. The composition of nonprofits in this fund is subject to change. Fund photo by Getty Images.

Your donation supports

NDN Collective Inc

NDN Collective's mission it to build Indigenous power through defense, development and decolonization, and take control of our destinies.

Indigenous Environmental Network

IEN is an alliance of grassroots Indigenous peoples whose mission it is to protect the sacredness of Mother Earth from contamination and exploitation by strengthening, maintaining and respecting Indigenous teachings and natural laws.

Honor the Earth

Our mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media, and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard.

The Cultural Conservancy

To protect and restore indigenous cultures, empowering them in the direct application of traditional knowledge and practices on their ancestral lands.

Sogorea Te Land Trust

Sogorea Te’ Land Trust is an urban Indigenous women-led land trust based in the San Francisco Bay Area that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people. Through the practices of rematriation, cultural revitalization, and land restoration, Sogorea Te’ calls on native and non-native peoples to heal and transform the legacies of colonization, genocide, and patriarchy and to do the work our ancestors and future generations are calling us to do.

First Nations Development Institute

Our mission is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. We invest in and create innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities.With the support of individuals, foundations, corporate and tribal donors, First Nations Development Institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through technical assistance & training, advocacy & policy, and direct financial grants in six key areas:1) Achieving Native Financial Empowerment2) Investing in Native Youth3) Strengthening Tribal & Community Institutions4) Advancing Household & Community Asset-Building Strategies5) Nourishing Native Foods & Health6) Stewarding Native Lands

First Peoples Fund

Founded in 1995, First Peoples Fund (FPF) is guided by Collective Spirit®, that which moves each one of us to stand up and make a difference, to pass on ancestral knowledge and simply extend a hand of generosity. Our mission is to honor and support the Collective Spirit® of Native culture bearers and artists in order to encourage and sustain the collective creation of a vibrant Indigenous Arts Ecology. Our work has evolved into a holistic strategy that recognizes the importance of Native culture bearers and artists in bringing about social change, encouraging leaders and inspiring next-generation leaders.

Partnership With Native Americans

Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit committed to championing hope for a brighter future for Native Americans living on remote, isolated and often impoverished reservations. A BBB-accredited charity and Combined Federal Campaign participant, PWNA collaborates with hundreds of reservation program partners to serve immediate needs and support long-term solutions for strong, self-sufficient Native American communities. PWNA provides consistent aid and services for Native Americans with the highest needs in the U.S., benefiting 250,000 Native Americans annually. We care about quality of life for Native Americans and support self-determined goals of the tribes, providing critical supplies and support for education, capacity building and community investment.

Native American Rights Fund

NARF's objectives are to protect the rights of and seek justice for tribes and Native peoples. In the words of Executive Director John Echohawk, "We ask for nothing more, and will accept nothing less than the U.S. Government keeping the promises it has made to Native Americans." NARF currently represents more than 60 tribes in 20 states on a wide range of critical matters, including land into trust, federal recognition, subsistence hunting & fishing, federal trust responsibilities, protection of sacred places, voting rights, sovereign immunity, Indian Child Welfare, water rights and environmental issues.

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