In 2019, First Nations, in partnership with the Henry Luce Foundation, launched the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship to honor and support a select cohort of fellows as they work to further Indigenous knowledge creation, dissemination and change in Indigenous communities.
The Fellowship continues with the selection of 13 new Fellows for the 2021 Cohort – each one chosen for their work in their knowledge fields, as well as their contribution to this growing Fellowship.
Selected Fellows receive a monetary award of $75,000 and access to additional resources for training and professional development. They also commit to meeting regularly throughout the first year of the fellowship to share and grow their knowledge, projects, and drive to achieve their personal and community goals.
The 2021 cohort of Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellows was selected by an Indigenous advisory committee. Thirteen candidates were selected from over 450 applicants in a competitive, two-application, peer-reviewed process.
Learn more about the fellows below, and check back for updates as we share news of their Fellowship projects, accomplishments, and impact they’re making on the health and futures of their Native communities.