NDN Collective is the most ambitious, systemic effort to empower Indigenous communities in the history of philanthropy.
Tina Kuckkahn, J.D., NDN Collective Director of Grantmaking, is an enrolled citizen of the Lac du Flambeau Tribe of Lake Superior Chippewa and a descendant of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. As Director of Grantmaking for NDN Collective’s Foundation, Tina leads a holistic grantmaking strategy for the international funding streams across Turtle Island and related Island Nations. Tina was the Founding Director of the “House of Welcome” Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at The Evergreen State College, from 1996 until 2018, when she became Evergreen’s first Vice President of Indigenous Arts, Education and Tribal Relations.
With degrees in education and law from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she regularly taught courses on fund development and tribal organizations in the Master of Public Administration Program at Evergreen. Tina serves on the Boards of Directors for Grantmakers in the Arts, the Waaswaaganing Living Arts and Cultures Center and the Advisory Circle of the NARF-Morning Star Sacred Places Protection Project.