The Fund of the Sacred Circle (FSC) supports Native leadership working to ensure that indigenous cultures are honored, American Indians are treated with fairness and equity, and that the sovereignty and self-determination of Native people is secure.
The Headwaters Foundation for Justice is pleased to announce $40,000 in grant awards to four Wisconsin- and Minnesota-based nonprofits through the Fund of the Sacred Circle. This year's grantees are Dakota Wicohan, Indigenous Environmental Network, Indigenous People’s Green Jobs Coalition and Waadookodaading Language Immersion Charter School
Appetite for Change is grounded around the notion that food can be used to create health, wealth and social change. One of the biggest discoveries of the women and men who gather in the basement kitchen of a Harrison neighborhood church, however, has been how food is a catalyst for dialogue. The busy cooking seems to dismantle barriers and reservations, and the community opens up its thoughts, concerns and stories around cutting boards and stoves.
What attracted me was the fact that they had identified a couple of very high-priority areas, Native American language preservation and revitalization and Native American land reclamation, which don't normally get enough attention. Whoever was involved with the Fund of the Sacred Circle was very in tune with the issues going on, so that made it worth my time to invest.