Funding Opportunity- First Nations Development Institute: Native Youth and Culture Fund- Due Date August 16, 2021 5PM (MDT)

Funding Opportunity- First Nations Development Institute: Native Youth and…

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First Nations Development Institute is a Native American-run nonprofit with a mission to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. The First Nations' Native Youth and Culture Fund provides support for projects that focus on youth and incorporate the perpetuation of traditional ecological knowledge, spirituality, and the intergenerational transfer of knowledge systems, resulting in compassion, respect, dignity, reverence for nature, and care for each other and the Earth. Funded projects should focus on one or more of the following priority areas: preserving, strengthening, or renewing cultural and spiritual practices, beliefs, and values; engaging both youth and elders in activities that demonstrate methods for documenting traditional knowledge, practices, and beliefs; increasing youth leadership and youth capacity to lead through integrated educational or mentoring programs; and increasing access to cultural customs and beliefs through the use of appropriate technologies as a means of preserving tribal language, arts, history, etc. Approximately 30 general operating grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 will be provided to Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and community organizations. The application deadline is August 19, 2021.