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December 2019

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December 2019 Family Empowerment Program grant applications due January 6, 2020  To find out more: visit tiwahefoundation.org The Family Empowerment Program supports an individual or family in pursuit of professional, educational, or cultural opportunities. Grants range from $500 to $2,500. Impact areas include Culture, Education, Economic Independence, and Health & Wellness. The Oyate Network Project Grant is for alumni of our Leadership Program. If you have questions about your eligibility please email our Program Director, Hannah Smith, @ program@tiwahefoundation.org Circle of Giving: Honoring Community Wisdom Author Edgar Villanueva and Rapper Tall Paul were featured at the Tiwahe Foundation’s annual fundraising event. Attended by 200…

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November 2017

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Tiwahe Foundation Honors October 2017 AIFEP Grantees Congratulations to the American Indian Family Empowerment Program Fund leadership grantees! AIFEP strives to reverse the social, educational and economic challenges facing American Indians by investing in human capital, skills and cultural strengths through three priority areas: cultural connections, educational achievement and economic self-sufficiency. Over the past 20 years, the AIFEP fund has awarded over 800 individuals close to $1.5 million. These grants are made in partnership with the Two Feathers Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation. Goal 1 Preserving & Renewing Cultural Connections Miskwa-Mukwa Desjarlait (Red Lake Ojibwe)to purchase Quillwork materials to continue…

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October 2017

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Meet the Next Oyate Network Cohort Leaders gathered in Mille Lacs in September 2017 Tiwahe Foundation is committed to collaborating with Native leaders across urban, rural and tribal communities across Minnesota to build a regional network to improve our communities. Dedicated leaders in various sectors come together to connect and increase partnerships to advance self determined efforts in their community. The fourth Oyate Network cohort completed their first session and explored the power of a network approach. We were joined by respected elder, Ida Downwind of the Leech Lake Nation to ground our group in culture and an Indigenous worldview….

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