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2016 Grantees

Nine grantees in Washington and Montana received a total of $71,250 with funding provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, an anonymous foundation, private donations, and contributions from the 2015 Fundraising Gala.

American Indian Institute
Bozeman, MT - $3,750
Support for the 39th annual Traditional Circle of Indian Elders & Youth, which will be hosted by traditional leaders of the Nooksack Indian Tribe.

Center Pole
Garryowen, MT - $10,000
Support for the cultural costs incurred under project areas, which include food systems and sovereignty; youth, culture and education; community radio and the development of traditional leadership; sustainability education and the how tos of appropriate technology; and our social enterprises.

Indian People's Action
Butte, MT - $10,000
Suppot for the organization's Native Community Leadership Project, which will advance leadership training and community organizing projects with Native leaders on Montanaís reservations and in border towns.

Ke Kukui Foundation
Vancouver, WA - $7,500
General operations support of programs, classes, events and activities held at The Ke Kukui Arts and Cultural Center (KKACC). These activities include curriculum-based Hawaiian language and history educational classes, music and craft classes, and ohana (family) gatherings and celebrations.

Ksanka Aqlsmaknik
Elmo, MT - $7,500
Support for fluent speakers to teach language and traditional teachings, with an aim of reversing inter-generational trauma and cycles of violence and replace them with a strong sense of Indian identity through empowerment and education.

Native American Parent Association of Southwest Washington
Vancouver, WA - $7,500
General operations support to build the organization's capacity to serve Native students in their service area.

Nisqually Indian Tribe: Executive Branch
Olympia, WA - $10,000
Support to host the annual Intertribal Canoe Journey - 2016 Paddle to Nisqually: "teqwu'ma (Don't forget the water)", which signifies our connection to the land, water and one other.

Rocky Boy Veterans Center
Box Elder, MT - $7,500
General operations support of the organization's capacity to provide information, education and guidance to Veterans residing on and around Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.

Yellow Bird, An Affiliate of Seventh Generation Fund
Lame Deer, MT - $7,500
Support for the 21st Annual Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual 400 mile Run, which has become a forum for healing and wellness, youth leadership and empowerment, and social change in our communities.

2015 Grantees

Spring Cycle: Nineteen grantees in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana received a total of $60,000 with funding provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, an anonymous foundation, private donations, and contributions from the 2014 Fundraising Gala.

Center Pole
Garryowen, MT - $3,000
General Operations - No Project General Support for Crow youth traditional activities 2015, including heritage and language, arts and crafts, meditation and ceremony (sun dance, fasting, sweat lodge) as well as traditional leadership and sustainability strategies

Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Longview, WA - $5,000
Cowlitz Youth Leadership Development: Summer Camp We request funds to partially cover costs of Cowlitz Summer Camp, where our youth will continue learning vital leadership skills and traditions.

Duwamish Tribal Services
Seattle, WA - $3,000
Capacity Building To build capacity to increase education public school tours to the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
Sequim, WA - $5,000
Youth Curriculum Intergenerational, culturally relevant program to connect and empower Tribal youth for self-reliance.

Montana Two Spirit Society
Missoula, MT - $3,000
19th Annual Montana Two Spirit Gathering In 2015, the Montana Two Spirit Society will conduct the 19th Annual Montana Two Spirit Gathering. The Gathering serves an important resource for preserving two spirit culture, ceremonies and traditions.

NŠakw Dancers
Seattle, WA - $2,000
NŠakw Dancers With the grant monies from the Potlatch Fund we will be able to build capacity and participation of indigenous youth and elders for Tlingit song, dance, language, cultural presentations and weekly practices.

Native Generational Change
Missoula, MT - $3,000
Native Generational Change Youth Mentorship Program Native Generational Change is requesting funding to strengthen and support capacity for Native American Youth Mentorship program. The funds will develop a program that fosters the inclusion of cultural identities in educational environments.

Native Horsemanship Riding Center
Sequim, WA - $2,000
Native Youth Equestrian Club To fund partial or full scholarships to 15-30 qualifying low-income Native youth who are "at risk" in school and/or society, allowing them to participate in riding lessons, horse shows and events, team-building and leadership training.

Nez Perce Appaloosa Horse Club
Lapwai, ID - $5,000
Building Community through Nez Perce Horses (History and Language) Building community through Nez Perce horses, history, and language.

Nez Perce Tribe
Lapwai, ID - $3,000
Yowwinma Rapid River Salmon Camp The Nez Perce community center's Yowwinma Rapid River youth salmon camp will enable Nez Perce enrolled youth to learn how to make traditional fishing gear, how and where to use their gear and how to properly care or process their salmon.

Northern Cheyenne: Community Garden Project
Lame Deer, MT - $5,000
Community Garden Project During summer break 2015, at least 10 tribal youth from the Boys and Girls Club will embark on a service learning project to learn about healthy foods and to better their community.

Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association
Covington, WA - $3,000
Youth Teaching Elders Weaving Days Funds for a intergeneration event to train 9 youth & young to teach traditional native basketry to 400 elders; & assist elders with costs. The elders, their stories & histories are a vital part of basketry which is a main cultural component.

One Flaming Arrow & R.I.S.E.
Portland, OR - $2,000
One Flaming Arrow: Inter-tribal Art, Music, and Film Festival & R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment - Native Kids Ride Bikes Workshop We are requesting this grant to fund the intergenerational art workshop lead by our Artist in Residence, Dylan AT Miner (Metis). This workshop will create "NDN' ized" Low Rider bicycles built by youth, adult, and Elder participants.

Painted Sky Inc.
Portland, OR - $2,000
Painted Sky Northstar Community Outreach Dance Program The grant request is to support the Painted Sky Northstar Dance Program/Activities for Native youth/young adults urban and Reservation

Red Eagle Soaring
Seattle, WA - $3,000
Yakama Nation Library Multi-Media Camp RES requested support for their participation in the weeklong, intergenerational Annual Yakama Nation Library Multi-Media Camp.

The Kalispel Tribe
Usk, WA - $3,000
Kalispel Tribe Summer Youth Employment Program Our project goal is to provide a speaker or speakers that can engage the youth in an educational, practical, and/or culturally responsive workshop, training or talk.

The Salish Institue
St. Ignatius, MT - $5,000
Youth Culture Camps The 5th Annual Horse Camp is a culturally based camp for youth and families on the Flathead Reservation. The camp introduces participants to traditional horse culture, leadership, environmental responsibility and Salish/Pend d'Oreille culture.

United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Seattle, WA - $2,000
Seattle Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow Seafair Pow Wow is a three day festival of Native American Culture it features traditional Native American drummers, dancers in traditional regalia, Native Food and Art. 15,000 attend.

Wiconi International
Vancouver, WA - $1,000
11th Annual Mni Wiconi Wacipi Living Waters and Richard Twiss Memorial Powwow This grant request would allow Wiconi International to promote and advertise this popular Inter-tribal powwow to the greater Pacific Northwest Tribes and Native communities.


2014 Grantees

Fall Cycle: Nine grantees in Washington, Oregon, and Montana received a total of $43,000 with funding provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, an anonymous foundation, private donations, and contributions from the 2013 Fundraising Gala.

Born Inc./ Second Season
Lame Deer, MT - $5,000
General support for youth- leadership program for youth to travel between four Tribal communities: Lame Deer, Busby, St. Labe, and Coalstrip who are within the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

Boys & Girls Club of Northern Cheyenne
Lame Deer, MT - $5,000
General support for teen Bear Butte Cultural Camp in 2015 which includes fasting, and ceremonial sweat lodge.

Klamath Crisis Center
Klamath Falls, OR - $5,000
Support for "Start By Believing", a youth-led suicide prevention project with impactful songwriting and poetry stories composed by Native youth.

Native American Youth and Family Center
Portland, OR - $5,000
Support for Young Native Ambassadors Program facilitator college and career readiness workshops.

Native Generational Change
Missoula, MT - $5,000
Support for new nonprofit startup that will support Rez playground restoration project(s) that integrate Native language on equipment.

Red Lodge Transition Services
Portland, OR - $5,000
Support for Healing the Sacred Hoop Program that supports incarcerated Native American youth and community members with initiatives: Positive Indian Parenting and Youth Speaking Panel.

Western Native Voice
Billings, MT - $5,000
Support funds to sponsor Native American Youth Leadership members at annual conference.

Yellowbird, An Affiliate of Seventh Generation Fund
Lame Deer, MT - $5,000
Support for Annual Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual 400 mile run and rite of passage for Cheyenne youth members.

Squaxin Island Museum Library and Research Center
Shelton, WA - $3,000
Support for Master weaving and fiber project that integrates artists, traditional elders teaching applications with a exhibit as a community showcase.

Spring Cycle: Eleven grantees in Washington, Oregon, and Montana received a total of $43,000 in funding.

Blackhorse Pride
Lame Deer, MT - $5,000
Support for curricula development including recordings by elders on Cheyenne coming of age ceremonies on how to become responsible and culturally grounded community members.

Nisqually Indian Tribe: Health Department
Olympia, WA - $5,000
Support for the Nisqually Huckleberry Camp, a 10-day food and medicine harvesting camp for youth & families that builds better understandings of sustainable resources on traditional homelands.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Foundation
Kingston, WA - $4,500
Support for Native youth coalition-formed C.E.D.A.R leadership camp that focuses on education (6th thru 12th grade) and healthy lifestyles that emulate all cultural aspects of S'Klallam life.

Urban Native Education Alliance
Seattle, WA - $4,500
Support for a Seattle urban Native nonprofit that addresses academic achievement gaps of targeted Native students by offering direct tutoring, mentorship, and cultural activities for youth & their families.

Maqlaqs gee'tkni
Chiloquin, OR - $3,750
Support for Klamath Tribal Health food security program that promotes healthy lifestyles and sustainability by growing foods for Tribal members in need.

Nooksack Indian Tribe: Education Department
Deming, WA - $3,750
Support for art and regalia supplies for Nooksack Tribal Family Night workshops to provide a platform for elders to intentionally share history, traditional stories, and potlatch ceremony teachings.

Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, WA - $3,750
Support for culturally-based Ne-Schaleche Camp on Lummi Stommish Grounds that integrates traditional ways of being a family with activities such as basket weaving, language stories, song, and meals.

Seattle Indian Health Board
Seattle, WA - $3,750
Support for Indigenous Cultures Day which celebrates American Indian and Alaska Native cultures as a community building event in Seattle.

Chief Seattle Club
Seattle, WA - $3,000
Support for health and human services to low- income and homeless urban Native Americans in Seattle.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation:
Children & Family Services
Pendleton, OR - $3,000
Support for the CTUIR Youth Leadership Council Program which is composed of middle and high school Native youth who participate in the intergenerational Tribal Council with elders.

Kalispel Tribe of Indians: Culture Department
Usk, WA - $3,000
Support for Kalispel Culture Camp that is set in the natural environment and provides opportunities for basketmaking, fish trap construction, plant identification, moccasin making, meat drying along with Salish-speaking tribal dances, singing, and honoring of traditions.


2013 Grantees

Fall Cycle: Fifteen grantees in Washington, Oregon, and Montana received a total of $60,000 with funding provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, two foundations that wish to remain anonymous, private donations, and contributions from the 2012 Fundraising Gala.

Blackfeet Tribe- Manpower One-Stop Program
Browning, MT - $3,400
General support funds for Native youth leadership development camp held in the summer to provide cultural, mentorship to Blackfeet youth community members.

Confederated Tribes & Band of the Yakama Nation- Economic Development
Toppenish, WA - $3,400
General support fund for a Tribal foster and relative care program that provides cultural classes and Native food gathering workshops.

Eastside Native American Parent Committee
Seattle, WA - $4,900
General support funds for a urban Native Youth leadership and mentoring Committee that supports academic and cultural pursuits alongside Title VII Indian Education Program in public school settings.

Ke Kukui Foundation
Vancouver, WA - $3,400
General support funds for technology supplies to enhance dance, songs, and storytelling of cultural forms of the Native Hawaiian Cultural Center.

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Port Angles, WA - $3,400
General support funds for 16-week Canoe Journey Academy for preparation of Journey to Bella Bella in 2014 that entails physical conditioning, cultural preparation, and community service three month commitment prior to the Journey.

Lummi Youth Academy
Bellingham, WA - $3,400
General support for an Indigenous home-based education program that serves Native youth who are coming from homeless and foster care living environments.

Northern Cheyenne Boys & Girls Club
Lame Deer, MT - $4,900
General support for the "Cheyenne Way of Life" 2014 Boys and Girls Summer Youth Camp.

Northwest Native American Basket Weavers Association
Covington, WA - $4,900
General support for material kits composed of cedar, roots for traditional basketry and weaving workshops provided by Native artists throughout the Pacific NW.

Painted Sky
Portland, OR - $3,400
General support funds for traditional Native music, song, and dance group that performs community outreach performances by Native youth.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
Kingston, WA - $4,900
General support funds for Spring 2014 Port Gamble S' Klallam CEDAR (Culture, Education, Drug Free, Action, and Responsibility) Cultural Leadership Camp for Youth.

Red Eagle Soaring
Seattle, WA - $4,900
General Support for Seattle Urban Indian Youth Theatre group that builds cultural identity through a mix of contemporary theater and traditional Native performing arts.

Red Lodge Transition Services
Portland, OR - $3,400
General support funds for a Native incarceration prevention project, directly supporting Native youth of incarcerated individuals, caregivers, etc. in Native communities.

Tierra Madre Fund
Seattle, WA - $3,400
General funds to support cultural enrichment and technology courses for Native students during their school breaks & monthly Saturday workshops.

Warm Springs Community Action Team
Warms Springs, OR - $3,400
General support funds for Warm Springs healthy garden cultivation program that plans to grow and market their food products for community and trade with other community members.

Western Native Voice
Billings, MT - $4,900
General support for Native American youth leadership development focused on social, civic, and economic engagement in Blackfeet communities, with one of the main goals is to increase voter participation in American society.

Spring Cycle: Fourteen grantees in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana received a total of $60,542 in funding.

Chief Seattle Club
Seattle, WA - $5,000
Support for a day center that serves 2,032 of Seattle's homeless and low-income Native population.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Pendleton, OR - $5,000
Support for the development of a youth council and educational youth leadership summits for middle school and high school students within the CTUIR Tribal community.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe - Youth Board
Longview, WA - $4,000
Support for youth leadership training for 60-80 youth at Cowlitz Summer Camp with cultural leaders & Tribal Council members.

Kalispel Tribe of Indians - Early Learning
Usk, WA - $5,000
Support for the Kalispel Culture Camp which serves to reconnect participants with traditional Salish skills, traditions, and culture.

Komemma Cultural Protection Association
Yoncalla, OR - $4,420
Support for Indian Youth Leadership Project which will assist with a local environmental landscape project involving the Native community.

Montana Two Spirit Society
Missoula, MT - $5,000
Support for annual Montana Two Spirit Gathering & launching a social media project to promote HIV testing on reservations.

National Indian Child Welfare Association
Portland, OR - $4,982
Support for Oregon Indian Youth Empowerment Project to develop youth leadership capacity through service planning, program and policy development.

Native Strategies
Union, WA - $5,000
Support for an immersion camp to create a cedar plank canoe that will provide cultural opportunities for youth and community members with Skokomish cultural leaders.

Native Youth Leadership Alliance
Seattle, WA - $5,000
Support for three Fellows to participate in a 24-month fellowship program which seeks to train and develop young Native leaders.

Nez Perce Tribe Students for Success
Lapwai, ID - $2,140
Support for cultural exchanges between Tribal and non-Tribal youth through basketball and the Nez Perce language.

Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, WA - $5,000
Support for an annual Camp Ne-Schaleche that brings together families to encourage intergenerational bonding and nurture cultural identity.

Ocean Thunder Canoe Club
Neah Bay, WA - $2,500
Support for operational expenses for the club which engages Native youth in the traditional, cultural, and competitive sport of canoe racing.

Seattle Indian Health Board
Seattle, WA - $5,000
Support for 4th annual Indigenous Cultures Day at the Seattle Center which features Indigenous cultural performances.

Tlingit & Haida Washington Chapter
Seattle, WA - $2,500
Support for biannual Culture Fair which provides opportunities to connect Native youth with elders to learn their culture.

Separately Funded Grants

Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Usk, WA: $20,000 - Funding for the Tribal CASA Program.

The Confederated Tribes & Bands of Yakama Nation
Toppenish, WA: $20,000 - Funding for Tribal CASA Program.

Spokane Tribe of Indians
Wellpinit, WA: $20,000 - Funding for Tribal CASA Program.


2012 Grantees

Seventeen grantees in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana received a total of $54,975 with funding provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, private donations, and contributions from the 2011 Fundraising Gala.

Montana Two Spirit Society
Missoula, MT - $5,000
Funds for annual gathering, assistance with 503c status, and HIV testing program.

Nez Perce Youth Cultural Enrichment
Lapwai, ID - $5,000
Funding for five Native youth to participate in the summer Youth Academy and learn workforce skills.

Painted Sky Inc.
Portland, OR - $5,000
General Operating funds to ensure direct engagement from Native youth in direct cultural activities.

Salish School of Spokane
Spokane, WA - $5,000
General operation to support for Salish language immersion school.

Chief Seattle Club
Seattle, WA - $3,000
General operating assistance for a homeless and low-income for Native Day shelter in downtown Seattle.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe - Youth Department
Longview, WA - $3,000
Funding for Cowlitz teenagers to learn gifting protocol and traditions from elders at an October Teen Camp. Youth will lead discussions and honor selected elders at ceremony in November.

Longhouse Media
Seattle, WA - $3,000
Funding to allow the Native Student Production Company to create short PSA films aimed at raising awareness of Native-Student led programs at UW.

Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, WA - $3,000
Support for an annual Native conference that brings together families.

Red Eagle Soaring
Seattle, WA - $3,000
Funding to support the Native Youth Performing Arts Summer Camp.

Tierra Madre Fund
Seattle, WA - $3,000
Funding to support a Native women green training program to provide skills and training in renewable energy, eatherization, recycling, clean transportation

Chippewa Cree Tribe -Square Butte Trading Post
Box Elder, MT - $2,425
Funding for a cultural food demonstration in which will lead to the creation of a traditional food cook book to be distributed to Tribal members.

Inchelium Language & Culture Association
Inchelium, WA - $2,425
Funding to support a grassroots culture association for Native youth and elders around language preservation.

Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Usk, WA - $2,425
Funding to support the narration of traditional Kalispel stories and songs by Native youth.

Komemma Culture Protection Association
Yoncall, OR - $2,425
Funding to support American Indian Youth leadership skill training in Oregon.

Native Quest
Tacoma, WA - $2,425
General operating support of the Native center which includes a bookstore, cafť, and social gathering space.

United Indians "Labateyah" Youth Home
Seattle, WA - $2,425
Youth home organic garden project, food for youth and will supplement the donated food program.

Warm Springs Culture & Heritage School
Warm Springs, OR - $2,425
Funding for eight Native students to learn language, social customs, and traditions by elders.

Separately Funded Grants

Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Usk, WA: $20,000 - Funding for the Tribal CASA Program.

The Confederated Tribes & Bands of Yakama Nation
Toppenish, WA: $20,000 - Funding for Tribal CASA Program.

Spokane Tribe of Indians
Wellpinit, WA: $20,000 - Funding for Tribal CASA Program.


2011 Grantees

Twenty eight grantees in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, received a total of $163,300 with funding provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, private donations, and contributions from the 2010 Fundraising Gala.

7 Journeys Forward / Communication 4 Communities
Union, WA: $1,500
Funding for the development of an interactive website that builds capacity and access for Native people and communities.

AlterNative Soulutions
Polson, MT: $3,000
Funds for operating program initiatives including creating Salish Language Living Books, producing community wide theater production in Salish and delivering a youth symposium.

Burns Paiute Tribe
Burns, OR: $2,500
Funds for Culture Camp for children, elders, and other adults from the Burns Paiute Tribe.

Chief Seattle Club
Seattle, WA: $5,000
Funding for general operations.

Coeur D'Alene
Plummer, ID: $1,500
For the development of a minipark and playground.

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Nespelem, WA: $5,000
Funding for an intensive intermediate Salish language training program for staff of the Inchellum Child Care Center and community members.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Pendleton, OR: $3,000
Funding to support Camp Miyahishma, a four day long youth culture camp.

Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Usk, WA: $4,000
Funding for a covered cargo trailer for the Kalispel Language Program outreach and educational activities.

Ke Kukui Foundation
Vancouver, WA: $3,500
Funding for the Ke Kukui Arts and Culture Center.

Makah Cultural and Research Center
Neah Bay, WA: $5,000
Funds to train a new grant writer.

Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest
Portland, OR: $4,000
To support the Portland Indian Elders Support Group which continues to address the short term and emergent needs of urban American Indian and Alaskan Natibe Elders.

Natives of the One Wind Indigenous Alliance
Ashland, OR: $3,500
Funds to support the expansion of an alliance of indigenous peoples in Southern Oregon.

Nez Perce Tribal Youth Cultural Enrichment Academy
Lapwai, ID: $5,000
Funding for the five of the forty students of the Youth Cultural Enrichment Academy that employs forty youth during the summer that focuses on developing workforce skills, reinforcing Tribal traditions, and enhancing and protecting fisheries.

Nisqually Indian Tribe
Olympia, WA : $3,000
Funding for afterschool youth programming for Native and community youth.

Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, WA: $2,500
Funds to support the Annual Native American Women and Girls, Men and Boys Conference.

Painted Sky
Portland, OR: $3,000
Funding for their new home, building space lease and operational costs.

Red Eagle Soaring
Seattle, WA: $5,000
Funding for the 2011 SIYAP performing arts camp for 30-40 urban Native youth ages 11-19.

Rocky Boy Native Arts & Crafts Co-op
Box Elder, MT: $4,000
Funds to support the 'Moccasin Trail' project, which teaches the lost art of processing deer hide.

Salish School of Spokane
Spokane, WA: $3,000
Funding for general support to continue to offer the highest quality of language immersion services to children and families in the city of Spokane.

Sho Ban News
Fort Hall, ID: $2,500
Funding to complete the video editing of the 140th Anniversary of the Fort Bridger Treaty Project.

Shoshone Bannock Tribe
Fort Hall, ID: $2,500
Funding for the Return of the Boise Valley People event.

The Confederated Tribes & Bands of the Yakama Nation
Toppenish, WA: $1,800
Funding for the marketing purposes and printing.

The Museum at Warm Springs
Warm Springs, OR: $5,000
Funds to enhance the museum's Annual Tribal Member Art exhibit by publishing an exhibit catalog.

The People's Center
Pablo, MT: $2,500
Funds to support the Native American Awareness Week allowing students to learn about and play Native games, make crafts, and taste fry bread and dry meat.

Tierra Madre Fund
Seattle, WA: $5,000
Funding for the Northwest Native Green Jobs Corps for Western Washington tribes in summer 2011.

Tlingit & Haida Washington Chapter
Seattle, WA: $2,000
Funding for the Southeast Alaska Native Culture Fair to be held September 10th and 11th 2011.

United Indians of All Tribes
Seattle, WA: $2,500
Funding for the continued tradition of the Annual SeaFair Powwow at Daybreak Star.

Wiconi International
Vancouver, WA: $2,500
Funding for the 7th Annual Mini Wiconi Wacipi "Living Waters Intertribal Traditional Powwow" July 30,2011.

Separately Funded Grants

Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Usk, WA: $20,000
Funding for the Tribal CASA Program.

The Confederated Tribes & Bands of the Yakama Nation
Toppenish, WA: $20,000
Funding for the Tribal CASA program.

Spokane Tribe of Indians
Wellpinit, WA: $20,000
Funding for the Tribal CASA program.

The Confederated Tribes & Bands of the Yakama Nation
Toppenish, WA: $5,000
Funding to support fire relief.

Lower Elwha S'Klallam Tribe
Port Angeles, WA: $5,000
Funding to support youth activities.


2010 Grantees

Twenty nine grantees in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana received a total of $92,275 with funding provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, private donations, and contributions from the 2009 Fundraising Gala.

American Indian Artists Symposium
Basin, MT: S3,000
Funds for general support of the organization.

Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation
Lame Deer, MT: $2,500
Funding for the Keystone Club, a leadership group for ages 14-18 sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

Boys & Girls Club of the Little Rockies
Hays, MT: $3,000
General support for the continuation of operations and progrram services to the youth population of the Fort Belknap Reservation.

Camp Chaparral
Toppenish, WA: $3,000
Funding to supplement and improve Camp Chaparral's cultural classes and activites.

Carver's Camp
Tacoma, WA: $2,000
Funds are requested to build a strip canoe form for 36' Nootka style ocean going canoes which will be gifted to Tribal groups.

Coeur D'Alene Tribe
Plummer, Idaho: $3,000
Funding for the purchase and installation of a climbing and slide set for their community park.

Colville Tribal Museum
Nespelem, WA: $3,500
Funds in support of the fabrication and installation of "Continuing and Protecting Our Ways" exhibit display unit.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Pendleton, OR: $3,000
Funding for the Summer Recreation program's culture camp in "Camp Miyahishma 2010".

Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Longview, WA: $3,000
Funds to properly organize and digitize important documents.

Indian Country Conservancy
Portland, OR: $3,500
Funding for the establish the Indian Country Conservancy,which will serve Indian Country by reacquiring culturally, ecologically and spiritually important Tribal lands.

Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Usk, WA: $3,500
Funding to support the implementation and delivery of Traditional Spirit of Parenting classes.

Ke Kukui Foundation
Vancouver, WA: $3,500
Funding for their new home, building space lease and operational costs.

Komemma Cultural Protection
Yoncalla, OR: $2,500
Funding for a portable cooking facility for their annual Indian Education Youth Summer Camp Program.

Montana Two Spirit Society
Missoula, MT: $3,000
Funds to support the Montana Gathering.

Native American Language Teacher Training Institute
Pablo, MT: $3,500
Funding to supplement operational costs.

Native American Rehabilitation Association
Portland, OR: $3,000
Funding for the Elders mission to bring people into Tamanwit in small ways which positively impact daily lives in the often harsh urban environment.

Native People's Circle of Hope
Tigard, OR: $3,000
Funding for the training "How to start your own cancer support group".

Natives of One Wind Indigenous Alliance
Ashland, OR: $2,500
Funds are requested to support the expansion of an alliance of indigenous peoples in Southern Orgeon, composed of Native Americans from North, South and Central America.

Nez Perce
Lapwai, ID: $2,000
Funding for the general support for the Grants Management Office.

Nez Perce Economic Development Planner Office
Lapwai, ID: $2,000
Funding for the first annual convergence of organizations that provide opportunities to Tribal people in the arts.

Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, WA: $5,000
For support of their Traditional Plants and Foods Program.

Painted Sky
Portland, OR: $3,500
Funds for general support of the organization.

Red Eagle Soaring
Seattle, WA: $5,000
Funds requested for performing arts camp for 30-40 Urban Native youth ages 11-19 (Held at Daybreak Star Cultural Center).

Red Lodge Transition Services
Portland, OR: $3,500
Funds for general support of the organization.

Salish School of Spokane
Deer Park, WA: $5,000
For start-up expenses associated with starting an immersion Salish Language School in the City of Spokane, WA

Spokane Tribe of Indians
Wellpinit, WA: $2,000
Funding for construction of a new Child Development Center.

Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
Arlington, WA: $1,775
Funding for the Tribe's Second Salmon Ceremony.

The 13th Regional Heritage Foundation
Kent, WA: $3,000
Funding for Regalia Ready which will provide support for the Native Art of Dance.

The Center Pole
Garryowen, MT: $5,000
Funding will be used specifically to build their youth volunteer program.

Wiconi International
Vancouver, WA: $3,000
Funding of the 6th Annual Mni Wiconi Wacipi "Living Waters" Powwow.


2009 Grantees

Thirtyfour grantees in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana received a total of $88,500 in funding.

Chief Seattle Club
Seattle WA, $2,500

Coeur d' Alene Tribe
Plummer ID, $2,500

Coquille Indian Tribe
North Bend OR, $2,500

Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Longview WA, $5,000

CTUIR: Department of Education
Pendleton OR, $2,500

Grand Ronde Community Resource Center
Grand Ronde OR, $1,500

Ke Kukui Foundation
Vancouver WA, $3,500

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Port Angeles WA, $3,500

Montana Two Spirit Society
Missoula MT, $5,000

Nakoda / White Clay UNITY
Hays MT, $500

Native American Rehabilitation Association
Portland OR, $1,000

Natives Of One Wind Indigenous Alliance
Medford OR, $2,500

Nez Perce Appaloosa Horse Club
Lapwai ID, $2,500

Nooksack Indian Tribe
Deming WA, $2,500

Northwest Indian College
Bellingham WA, $2,500

Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association
Seattle WA, $2,500

Painted Sky, Inc.
Portland OR, $2,500

Port Gamble S'Klallam Foundation
Kingston WA, $3,500

Quinault Nation Heritage
Taholah WA, $1,000

Salish Kootenai College
Pablo MT, $3,500

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes' Lincoln Creek District
Fort Hall ID, $5,000

Snake River Basin Business Association, Inc.
Fort Hall ID, $5,000

Snoqualmie Tribe (Environmental and Natural Resources)
Snoqualmie WA, $3,500

SpiritWalk Health Foundation
Seattle WA, $1,000

Tacoma First Nations Gathering
Eatonville WA, $1,000

The Central Oregon Recycling Project
Warm Springs OR, $1,000

The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation
Warm Springs OR, $2,250

The Museum at Warm Springs
Warm Springs OR, $2,250

The N.A.T.I.V.E. Project
Spokane WA, $2,500

The Tulalip Foundation
Tulalip WA, $2,000

The Western Coalition of Alaska Natives
Seattle WA, $2,500

War Shield Development Corporation
Great Falls MT, $5,000

Wasay Wakpa Wachi & Oshkaday
Dodson MT, $500

Xwayamami Ishich (Eagles Nest)
Wapato WA, $2,000


2008 Grantees

Twentyfive grantees in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana received a total of $51,239 in funding.

American Indian Community Center
Spokane WA, $1,500

Coeur d' Alene Tribe
Plummer ID, $2,500

Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Longview WA, $3,500

CTUIR Community Forum / LEAP
Pendleton OR, $2,500

Seattle Indian Health Board(Foundation)
Seattle WA, $1,000

Haida Heritage Foundation
Shoreline WA, $1,000

Komemma Cultural Protection Association
Yoncalla OR, $1,000

Lummi Fitness Center / Lummi Indian Business Council
Bellingham WA, $1,500

Makah Cultural and Research Center
Neah Bay WA, $5,000

Native American Language Teacher Training Institute
Pablo MT, $5,000

Native Vote Washington
Tulalip WA, $1,000

Natives of One Wind Indigenous Alliance
Ashland OR, $3,500

Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority
Lapwai ID, $1,000

Nez Perce Tribe Social Services Department
Lapwai ID, $1,000

Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association
Seattle WA, $1,750

NW Unangax Culture
Bellingham WA, $1,000

Painted Sky
Portland OR, $3,500

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
Kingston WA, $1,750

Quileute Tribal School Board
La Push WA, $1,000

Quinault Indian Nation Senior Program
Toholah WA, $2,500

Red Eagle SOARING
Seattle WA, $1,000

Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe Education Department
Tokeland, WA, $2,739

Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
Arlington WA, $2,500

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
LaConner WA, $1,000

Western Coalition of Alaska Natives (WeCAN)
Seattle WA, $1,500


2007 Grantees

Twentyone grantees in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana received a total of $31,050 in funding.

Allottees Association & Affiliated Tribes of the Quinault Reservation
Olympia WA, $1,000

Autumn Rose Canoe Club
Bellingham WA, $1,500

Big House Smokehouse Organization
Bellingham WA, $500

Colville Confederated Tribes Head Start Program
Nespelem WA, $1,000

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Pendleton OR, $2,000

Haida Heritage Foundation
Seattle WA, $1,000

Native American Language Teacher Training Institute
Pablo MT, $1,000

Nez Perce Arts Council
Lapwai ID, $1,500

Nisqually Indian Tribe Culture Program
Olympia WA, $2,000

Nooksack Planning Department
Deming WA, $2,500

Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association
Seattle WA $2,000

Painted Sky
Portland OR, $2,000

Port Gamble S'Skallam Foundation
Kingston WA, $1,500

Red Eagle SOARING
Seattle WA, $1,000

Squaxin Island Museum Library and Research Center
Shelton WA, $2,000

St'al-sqil-xw
Inchelium WA, $1,000

Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
Arlington WA, $3,000

The Confederated Tribes & Bands of the Yakama Nation
Toppenish WA, $2,500

Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska - Washington Chapter
Seattle WA $350

Washington Aleut Dance Education (WADE)
Bellingham WA $1,500

Western Coalition of Alaska Natives (WeCAN)
Seattle WA $2,000


2006 Grantees

Twentyfive grantees in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana received a total of $77,500 in funding.

American Indian Business Leaders
Missoula MT, $5,000

Boys & Girls Club
Seattle WA, $500

CayUmaWa Youth Services
Pendleton OR, $2,000

Colville Confederated Tribes Head Start Program
Nespelem WA, $5,000

Haida Heritage Foundation
Shoreline WA, $5,000

Longhouse Media
Seattle WA $5,000

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Port Angeles WA, $500

Lummi Cedar Project
Bellingham WA, $5,000

Lummi Nations Service Organization
Bellingham WA, $2,000

Naxium Palouse Lineal Decedents
Toppenish WA, $2,000

Nez Perce Arts Council
Lapwai ID, $5,000

Nez Perce Tribe Juvenile Probation
Lapwai ID, $2,000

Painted Sky
Portland OR, $2,000

Raven Wings
Forks WA, $2,000

Salmon Defense
Olympia WA, $2,000

Salmon Homecoming Alliance
Bellingham WA, $2,000

Shoshone Bannock Tribes Water Resources Department
Fort Hall ID, $500

Snake River Basin Business Association
Fort Hall ID, $5,000

Squaxin Island Museum Library and Research Center
Shelton WA, $5,000

St'alsqilxw
Inchelium WA, $500

Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
Arlington WA, $2,000

The Carvers Camp
Tacoma WA, $5,000

The Confederated Tribes & Bands of the Yakama Nation
Toppenish WA, $500

United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Seattle WA, $5,000

Yakama Nation Tribal School
Toppenish WA, $5,000


2005 Grantees

Thirteen grantees in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho received a total of $37,500 in funding.

Coeur díAlene Tribe
Coeur díAlene ID, $4,000

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Pendelton OR, $5,000

Haida Heritage Foundation
Shoreline WA, $1,000

Lummi Elders Learning Project,
NBellingham WA $2,500

Makah Tribal Council
Neah Bay WA, $2,500

Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association
Seattle WA, $4,000

Port Gamble SíKlallam Foundation
Kingston WA, $2,500

Quileute Tribal Council
La Push WA, $5,000

Red Eagle SOARING
Seattle WA, $2,000

Spirit of the Salmon Fund of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Portland OR, $3,000

Squaxin Island Museum Library & Research Center
Shelton WA, $2,500

Tlingit & Haida, Washington Chapter,
Kent WA, $1,000

Turtle Island Institute
Tacoma WA, $2,500