The Alexandra Smith Fund In Support of Native American Treaty Rights supports programs that create understanding, appreciation and promotion of the treaty rights of Native American/Indigenous people.
The following are representative but not exclusive, examples of projects that could receive a grant from this fund:
- Independently produced new media projects by or about Native Americans or other Indigenous people
- Independently produced media projects that will enlarge appreciation and understanding of Indigenous rights
- Independently initiated projects to encourage and develop leadership in the recognition and promotion of Indigenous rights and wisdom
The following are representative but not exclusive examples of organizations or services provided by organizations that could receive a grant from this fund:
- Bad River Tribal Youth Media Workshop
- News from Indian Country
- WOJB Woodlands Radio
- Language Revitalization Projects from Lac Courte Oreilles College, the University of Wisconsin-Superior and the Early Childhood Center of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
- Native Report
- Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
- Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
- Midwest Treaty Network
To be eligible to apply for funding, an organization must:
- Be classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or classified as an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code
- Be located in or provide service to residents within: Bayfield, Douglas and Ashland Counties in northwest Wisconsin; or Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis Counties in northeast Minnesota; or the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/Mashkiiziibii, the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa/Atisokanigamig, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/Nah-Gah-Chi-Wa-Nong, the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/Gichi Onigaming, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe or the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/Gaa-Miskwaabikaang
Grants generally range from $500 to $1,000.
- Application available March 1-April 3, 2023 (due by 5 p.m.)
- Project begin date: July 1 or later.
- If awarded, funds would be available in July. Notifications will be emailed at the end of June.