Press Release

NDN Collective Announces 2023 Community Self-Determination Grantee Partners

For Immediate Release: November 29, 2023

Rapid City, SD – Today, NDN Collective announced recipients of the 2023 Community Self-Determination Grant, to support and invest in the long-term visions, priorities, and power-building of Indigenous Nations, communities, and Peoples.

Seventy-two Indigenous-led organizations from across Turtle Island and related Island Nations working to Defend, Develop, and Decolonize Indigenous Peoples and Mother Earth will receive grants of up to $100,000 annually for up to two years.

“We have seen the impact that investing in the self-determination of Indigenous Peoples is having as they continue to address some of the most critical challenges that humanity is facing,” said Nicole Yanes, Director of Grantmaking at NDN Collective.

“Our communities are ready for the kind of resources we have been liberating and rematriating back to our people. As we work toward rematriating even more wealth, we hope that one day the need no longer exists.”

“I am honored to assist with the rematriation of resources to Indigenous communities through the Community Self-Determination grant program,” said Janet Maylen, program officer at NDN Collective. “Flexible, multi-year support enables power-building for grantee partners by supporting Indigenous-led solutions to catalyze positive change in their communities.”

Introducing the 2023 Community Self-Determination Grantee Partners:

  • Cayuga Nation Sour Springs Longhouse
  • Community Nimkii Azhibikong
  • Gitga’at First Nation
  • Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nation
  • Moccasin Footprint Society
  • Tiny House Warrior Project
  • Tl’azt’en Nation
  • Micronesia Climate Change Alliance
  • Colectivo Mixe COLMIX
  • Comité del Agua de la Nación Comcaac
  • Comunidad Indígena de Maguey Blanco, Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo
  • Comunidad Indigena Santiago Teotlaxco
  • Consultoria Especializada en Proyectos Municipales Y Empresariales S.C
  • Coordinadora de Pueblos Unidos por el Cuidado y Defensa del Agua (COPUDA)
  • Jittoa Bat Nataka Weri
  • Tribu Lipan Apache en Nogales Sonora
  • Unidad de la Fuerza Indígena y Campesina
  • Aha Punana Leo
  • Aina Aloha Economic Futures
  • Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center
  • Bad River Tribe
  • Bidii Baby Foods LLC
  • California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
  • Chief Seattle Club
  • Cultural Fire Management Council
  • Dakota Wicohan
  • Dream of Wild Health
  • El Colectivo en Defensa del Agua, Selva y Vida del Territorio Maya (Colectivo ViDAS)
  • Euchee Yuchi Language Project, Inc.
  • Fåha’ Digital Media
  • Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • Friends of the Akwesasne Freedom School, Inc.
  • Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition
  • Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture Institute
  • Hui o Kupa
  • Indigenous Protector Movement
  • International Indian Treaty Council
  • Ka Pā Kākau Uhi Hawaiʻi
  • Keres Children’s Learning Center
  • Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Koʻihonua
  • Makoce Agriculture Development
  • Mauna Kea Education and Awareness
  • Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP)
  • Movement Rights
  • Native American Advancement Foundation
  • Native Renewables
  • Native Roots Network
  • Niibi Center/White Earth Nation
  • North Leupp Family Farms, Inc./Navajo
  • Oaye Luta Okolakiciye
  • Organized Village of Kake
  • Pawnee Seed Preservation
  • Purpose Focused Alternative Learning Corporation
  • Red Cloud Renewable
  • Rocky Boy Veterans Center
  • Rosebud Economic Development Corp
  • Sicangu CDC
  • Sitting Bull College Lakota Language
  • Skokomish Indian Tribe
  • Tusweca Tiospaye
  • United Confederation of Taino People
  • Waadokodaading Immersion School
  • Waawaate Programs
  • Wambli Ska Society
  • Warm Springs Community Action Team
  • We Are Healers
  • YAKANAL Indigenous Youth Cultural Exchange Program
  • Yaquis of Southern California
  • Yellow Bird Life Ways Center


Congratulations to all the amazing Community Self-Determination Grantee Partners!



Visit our Grants & Fellowship page to learn more about all of our grant and fellowship opportunities.


NDN Collective is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power. Through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building, and narrative change, we are creating sustainable solutions on Indigenous terms. 

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