The Return to the Heart Foundation (R2HF) empowers and resources Indigenous Womxn bringing holistic healing to their communities and beyond. Through this work, R2HF cultivates a world where Indigenous Womxn and Girls are valued, protected, and supported – and where Mother Earth thrives for future generations.
Our focus areas: Climate Justice, Narrative Change, Economic and Restorative Development and Civic Engagement. Come learn more about us at: www.return2heart.org
The Rosebud Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) is revitalizing the economy of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate. As the economic development arm of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, we create Lakota-aligned enterprises and develop the leadership and workforce to run them.
Examples include the Wolakota Buffalo Range — a bison restoration project which is now home to the largest Native-managed herd in the world — and Keya Wakpala Woicageyapi — a 600-acre mixed use development that reimagines how our community lives, works, and plays.
Through efforts like this, we provide workforce pathways and human development opportunities. Over the past six years, REDCO’s ecosystem has created 60 jobs, offering employment that strengthens families by providing economic stability and self-sufficiency. We run training programs aimed at young people and emerging professionals, and also offer a paid language and cultural learning program.
Salish School of Spokane (SSOS) is a grass-roots organization governed and led by Native American people who want to reconnect with our traditional Salish language and culture. SSOS is not just a “school”. We are seeking justice and striving to strengthen our community using a schooling model. Just as the agents of genocide used residential boarding schools to break cultural and inter-generational connections among Salish people, we are using schooling, adult education and ceremony to rebuild those connections and ensure a better future for ourselves.
We operate a preschool and childcare center; private K-8 school; Salish Language Educator Development program; evening Salish language classes; language classes and enrichment programming for Native youth in grades 9-12; a Salish curriculum development program focusing on language acquisition, literacy, math and science materials, and; a program of technical support and training for other endangered language communities.
Seeds of Harmony, Inc.’s mission is to care for the Earth, care for the People, and share the bounty. We will achieve this by empowering tribal communities to practice and maintain a sustainable and healthy way of life while learning from and teaching about local ecosystems as well as fostering respect and care for watersheds.
Sicangu CDC empowers people, strengthens families, and builds community — Lakota style — to build an equitable, regenerative world where the Sicangu Lakota and all our relatives can thrive.
Our work is focused on three main pillars of community development.
Food sovereignty: creating greater access to local, healthy foods and re-opening traditional indigenous foodways;
Health: culturally-relevant, community-based programs that offer wraparound wellness and health services to Native youth and their families;
Education: indigenizing educational delivery through the operation of the reservation’s only Lakota language immersion school.
SAID is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the unique needs of Indigenous dentists, while also increasing the number of Indigenous dentists in the United States.
Since its founding in 1990 with just a few members, SAID has promoted dental health in American Indian communities, encouraged AI/AN youth to pursue careers in the profession of dentistry, provided role-model leadership, and promoted and supported the unique concerns of AI/AN dentists. Membership has doubled over the last couple of years, and about half of those members are students pursuing a career in dentistry.
Formed in 2002, SAIGE is the first national non-profit organization representing American Indian and Alaska Native Federal, Tribal, State, and local government employees. SAIGE hosts an outstanding Annual National Training Program, open to all, focused on professional development, leadership and topics related to the complex Federal Indian Trust Responsibility. Integral to this, SAIGE provides specialized training sessions for Veterans and Youth.