For Immediate Release: April 18, 2023
Rapid City, SD – NDN Collective, an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power, welcomes three new Program Officers to support the Collective Abundance Fund program- a new grant program within NDN Foundation.
- Sharon Pazi Zea, Dakota, Upper Sioux Community
- Wicahpi Means, Lakota, Oglala Lakota Nation
- Courtney Davis, Anishinaabe, Turtle Mountain Chippewa
The team of three will support the implementation of the Collective Abundance Fund, which will support the rebuilding of Indigenous and generational wealth by providing significant resources for wealth building activities across the tri-state region of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The trio will work together in supporting submitted grant applications and approximately 200 awarded individuals and families each year, who will have the opportunity to put their dreams and aspirations into action through the support of $25,000 and $50,000 cash awards.
“We are thrilled to work alongside these leaders, each bringing a unique set of skills and lived experiences to support Indigenous relatives and community partners in information sharing, application support, and grantees from across the tri-state region”, said Terri Peterson, Program Manager of the Collective Abundance Fund.
Further information on the Collective Abundance Fund will be shared in the coming weeks. NDN Collective will be providing information on how to apply through webinars, community information, and on our website.
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.