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
A spirit of joyful rebellion. That, according to Executive Director Dan McGrath, is a common trait of TakeAction Minnesota’s thousands of members. “The idea is that we are up against some big challenges, but we’re also going to have fun as we go do it”, he says. The large and bustling office space surrounding him seems to be testifying to his point: a constant stream of people breezily walk by, stop for a cup of coffee, hold impromptu hallway meetings or poke their heads into one of the office’s many conference rooms. The dynamism of the environment is striking, inviting, and undoubtedly energizing. Perhaps that is the secret behind TakeAction Minnesota’s tremendous growth since its inception seven years ago—membership has multiplied tenfold, social media presence is booming and victories from the past legislative session remind all members of just how much can be achieved in this ‘joyful rebellion’.
Today, only 165 American Indian languages are spoken and it's estimated that 90% of all world languages will be lost in this century. Dakota Wicohan is committed to ensuring Dakota does not suffer the same fate as these lost languages.