“Perhaps you have noticed that even in the very lightest breeze you can hear the voice of the cottonwood tree: This we understand is its prayer to the Great Spirit, for not only men, but all things and all beings pray to Him continually in differing ways.”
Because many Indigenous cultures carry forward ancient traditions of honoring the unity at the heart of life’s diversity, Kalliopeia supports projects initiated or substantially managed from within Native communities that protect, strengthen, and encourage the flourishing of Indigenous Peoples, their culture, and worldview. Through our re-grants programs with several Native American organizations, we support projects that focus on the revitalization and preservation of Indigenous languages, as well as the protection of sacred traditions, ways of living, and sacred sites.
Our programming also includes direct grants for work that bridges the teachings and wisdom of Indigenous cultures with the challenges we are facing in our current planetary crisis.
Please see our Recent Grants for examples of our funding in this area.