Topic – Native and Indigenous focus

Skagit Valley College Dental Therapy Program receives $1 million grant

A woman smiling in a white room with dental equipment.

MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit Valley College dəxʷx̌ayəbus Dental Therapy Program received a $1 million grant from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. The dental therapy program is a joint effort with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. It was launched in September 2022 with support from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. According to a news release, the grant

For the Lakota, Creativity Thrives Where There’s No Word for Art

A view of the horizon and a long stretch of road into Kyle, South Dakota. There are two signs on the right of the road, a green marker with white writing that reads "Kyle" and a white sign that reads "Speed Limit 40".

Reported from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, from Rapid City and at sites throughout the Black Hills. Published Jan. 9, 2024. Updated Jan. 11, 2024 There is no word for art in the Lakota language. But the power of art, in every facet of life, has drawn a boisterous group of moccasin beaders,

South Dakota State launches outreach to Native Americans

BROOKINGS, S.D. ( — It’s a worthwhile outreach. South Dakota State University faculty and staff are touring South Dakota’s tribal communities to better understand and support current and future American Indian students. SDSU’s Wokini Initiative has partnered with Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies to create the professional development training series for SDSU faculty and staff. It

Fund supports Native students pursuing teaching careers

Three North Dakota colleges have benefited from the American Indian College Fund’s $2.25 million Wounspekiya Unspewicakiyapi Native Teacher Education Program that supports Native teacher recruitment, development and retention with the goal of increasing the number of Native students pursuing a teaching career. Wounspekiya Unspewicakiyapi, which means teaching teachers, is funded by Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.

What Does Tribal Land Stewardship Look Like?

Nonprofit Quarterly Steve Dubb May 1, 2022 The climate crisis is not only a product of greenhouse gas emissions… but also of an ideological shift that was imposed by colonization and capitalism to justify violation of sacred land-, water-, and airways—domination that taught Americans to speak of “resources” instead of “relatives.” – Ruth Miller, Meda