As we continue to support each other throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we want to share some news and information with our friends and partners.
First Nations has collected and reviewed tools and resources to help Native communities during this critical time. Information is provided on:
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
- Emergency funds
- Perspectives from Indian Country
- Educational resources to keep families learning and growing together
ACT NOW! Also included is information on the Paycheck Protection Program, for which funds are available on a first-come, first served basis. The application process opened April 3, 2020. Quick response is needed to take advantage of these funds!
Access First Nations COVID-19 Resources
More News from First Nations
Native Ways Federation
Our friends at Native Ways have launched a new website. Featured are Tips for Non-profits for navigating COVID-19, as well as ways to take action to increase investments in Native-led programs and initiatives. You can also add your organization’s name to a call for more philanthropic support, as well as get information to contact your house and senate representatives.
Native Voices Article Series
First Nations is publishing a series of articles in partnership with The Nonprofit Quarterly designed to lift up Native American voices to highlight issues concerning environmental justice in Indian Country and identify ways that philanthropy might more effectively support this work.
In case you’ve missed the articles, you can access the first five here.
- Protecting the Earth, Protecting Ourselves: Stories from Native America
- Fire, Forests, and Our Lands: An Indigenous Ecological Perspective
- Our Bodies Are the Front Lines: Responding to Land-based Gender Violence
- Fisheries and Stewardship: Lessons from Native Hawaiian Aquaculture
- Healthy Land, Healthy Food, Healthy People: A Cochiti Invitation to Join Us at the Table
First Nations has launched its new Indigenous reading campaign called #NativeReads, which was developed to honor and celebrate Indigenous writers from a specific tribe or region. For the inaugural year of #NativeReads, First Nations partnered with the Oak Lake Writers’ Society to increase knowledge of and appreciation for Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota and Nakota) literatures.
Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership