Boys & Girls Club of Rosebud, Mission, South Dakota, $20,000
Approximately 100 youth will participate in activities involving Lakota culture and language, lacrosse, archery and gardening.
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center, Santa Rosa, California, $20,000
Twenty Native youth will participate in a business program that teaches skills and strategies needed to establish a successful Native arts microenterprise.
Club Unity, Arlee, Montana, $14,362
Twenty youth and elders from the Flathead Indian Reservation will make a documentary to help preserve their culture, language and traditions.
Euchee (Yuchi) Language Project, Inc., Sapulpa, Oklahoma, $20,000
Four youth interns will shadow professionals working in the field of Yuchi cultural revitalization. Additionally, they will host a culture camp for other youth that focuses on Yuchi ceremonial dances and songs.
Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission, Odanah, Wisconsin, $10,300
Forty youth will participate in a camp that focuses on Anishinaabe baboon (winter) activities, including traditional practices such as setting snares and tanning deer hides.
Hawaiian Community Assets, Honolulu, Hawaii, $20,000
One hundred youth will participate in a youth-led financial literacy workshop that introduces basic financial concepts based upon the Kahua Waiwai Keiki Edition curriculum.
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, Fayetteville, Arkansas, $10,000
Approximately 75 youth representing many different tribal communities will participate in the 2015 Summer Leadership Summit to learn food and agriculture business and legal skills.
Jicarilla Apache Nation, Dulce, New Mexico $25,000
More than 100 youth will attend three weekly language-immersion sessions to learn the Jicarilla Apache language.
Lower Brule Community College, Lower Brule, South Dakota, $13,000
Thirty youth will participate in a nine-month Lakota language-immersion program. Elders will teach the language to tribal college students who will then teach the language to elementary students.
Lummi Nation Service Organization, Bellingham, Washington, $20,000
Thirty youth will participate in a multimedia project. They will make a documentary about building a traditional longhouse that will be incorporated into future curriculum.
Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Initiative, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, $20,000
Sixty youth will work with community elders to learn about traditional methods of plant literacy. Youth will learn how to clean, prepare, cook and preserve wild foods.
Northern Arapaho Tribe, Fort Washakie, Wyoming, $20,000
Approximately 300 youth and young adults will participate in two Arapaho language camps led by tribal elders, spiritual leaders and local artists.
Northwest Native Plants and Foods Collective, Olympia, Washington, $20,000
More than 100 youth will participate in a series of workshops that focus on first aid and herbal medicine knowledge as well as traditional canoe journey teachings and community gardening.
Ogallala Commons, Nazareth, Texas, $9,200
This project will support four summer or semester-long community internships. Each community intern will work on local food projects and activities that promote and enhance Native food sovereignty.
Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, $17,482
Eighty youth will participate in a financial education program. They will design, market and sell an art project then use the funds raised from their project to open a Youth Savings Account.
Penobscot Nation Youth Program, Indian Island, Maine, $20,000
Youth ranging from ages 7-18 will construct a traditional birch bark canoe and also learn Penobscot language, history and stories.
Pueblo of Acoma, Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico, $20,000
Thirty youth will participate in a new series of youth classes at the Acoma Learning Center that focus on Keres culture, language, health and religion.
Pueblo of Nambe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, $17,596
Thirty youth will participate in a renovation project. They will help rebuild the local basketball and tennis courts to include more seating and a fire pit. This new space will be used to host community events.
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Bayfield, Wisconsin, $19,502
Twenty youth will participate in weekly lessons about the Ojibwe tenets of good citizenship and the nine universal lessons of courage, cooperation and honor through traditional stories and activities.
Santa Fe Indian School, Santa Fe, New Mexico, $20,000
Expand existing program that focuses on female empowerment. Specifically, create a new mentorship program that emphasizes academic success and professional development.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Fort Yates, North Dakota, $20,000
Establish curriculum for a language nest for pre-school students. A translator will translate activities, lessons and videos into the Dakota and Lakota languages for students and parents.
Sus’tainable Molokai, Kaunkakai, Hawaii, $17,434
One local college student will be trained in food sovereignty leadership. This student will design and pilot a mentorship program with other local youth that focuses on agriculture, business and entrepreneurship.
The Hopi School, Hotevilla, Arizona, $19,724
Students K-12 will participate in several classes that seek to strengthen and renew Hopi cultural weaving practices, values and language.
Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation, Porcupine, South Dakota, $20,000
Twenty-five youth will participate in a leadership program where they will visit seven sacred Lakota sites, prepare traditional Sun Dance grounds and participate in professional development classes.
Wopanaak Language and Cultural Weetyoo, Inc., Mashpee, Massachusetts, $6,400
More than 40 youth will participate in a series of classes and workshops on Wampanoag culture and language that are intended to increase cultural pride and self-esteem.
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project, Zuni, New Mexico, $20,000
Fifteen youth will participate in a leadership retreat that will teach them the skills and knowledge they need to mentor younger community members. After the retreat, they will host a camp for 65 youth ages 6-11.