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Thoughts from our Members this Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Thoughts from our Members this Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Friends and Relatives, Leading up to Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, October 11, we will be sharing thoughts from our member organizations on the importance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, their successes and hopes, and ways you can support their work. We hope you will...

NWF Executive Director speaks on COVID and the Native Community

NWF Executive Director speaks on COVID and the Native Community

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwd5NXzrKHs   "Host, Ashlei A. Rodgers, MPH has a candid conversation with Carly Bad Heart Bull, Executive Director of Native Ways Federation, Inc. Hear them talk about the impacts of COVID-19 on the Native Community and how they...

NWF Executive Director named MN Attorney of the Year

NWF Executive Director named MN Attorney of the Year

People who contributed to the Bde Maka Ska name restoration include, pictured clockwise from upper left, Max Kieley, Liz Kramer (Circle of Excellence honoree), Carly Bad Heart Bull and Christina Brown. Not pictured are Sherry Enzler and Fiona Ruthven. February 26,...

NWF Collaborates with National Charity Evaluator

NWF Collaborates with National Charity Evaluator

Blog Series with Charity Navigator highlights the work of Native-led non-profits November 20, 2020 — Native Ways Federation Executive Director, Carly Bad Heart Bull, recently contributed to a blog post featured on Charity Navigator’s website highlighting the...

NWF Statement of Solidarity and Support from Minneapolis

NWF Statement of Solidarity and Support from Minneapolis

St. Paul, Minn., June 4, 2020 — George Floyd’s family and friends celebrated his life, and mourned his death, today at his memorial. It has been just over a week since Mr. Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, while other officers stood by, complicit in...

Our Mission

The mission of the NWF is three-fold: (1) strengthen the circle of giving by uniting Native organizations to raise awareness and support for the communities we serve; (2) better serve Native communities by becoming more effective Native nonprofit organizations; and (3) ensure that nonprofit organizations working on behalf of Native communities observe the highest levels of ethical standards and fiscal responsibility. NWF is unique in that it is the only federation in the country directly serving Native nonprofits that assist Native peoples and communities in Indian Country. NWF is based on the idea that the challenges facing Indian Country demand that nonprofits serving this population hold themselves accountable to the highest standards.