Boozhoo - Greetings,
The Northland Foundation is thrilled to unveil Maada'ookiing, a new program to partner with Tribal Nations & Indigenous communities in Northeast Minnesota.
Maada’ookiing means the ‘distribution’ in Ojibwe. In Indigenous community, the act of giving and sharing is recognized as a mutual act that benefits the entire community. It is in this spirit that Maada’ookiing was established.
What does Maada'ookiing offer?
The program features grassroots grants up to $2,500 to support work by Indigenous individuals or informal groups. Three grant rounds are planned over the next 12 months, with the first round open to applicants starting May 1, 2021.
In addition to grantmaking, Maada’ookiing will also include relationship-building and convening on community-identified issues such as Indigenous Economic Development and Indian Education.
How was Maada'ookiing designed?
To develop this program, we entered into many conversations with Tribal elected officials and other Indigenous leaders and organizations. An incredible Board stepped up to give ongoing oversight and guidance. Miigwech to all the advisors who helped bring Maada'ookiing to life!
Where can I learn more?
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With respect and gratitude,