The Anishinabe Fund fosters cultural awareness of Anishinabe/Ojibwe artistic, spiritual and domestic traditions and objects, both historic and contemporary. It encourages the migration of ideas from the Anishinabe/Ojibwe culture and respect for the Anishinabe/Ojibwe culture. Traditions may include: spiritual values, domestic customs (food, clothing and shelter techniques), ceremonial customs, community connections and family life. The fund encourages co-sponsorship and co-funding of projects.
The following are representative but not exclusive examples of projects that could receive a grant from this fund:
- Panel discussions of spiritual values
- Recordings of oral history and legends
- Anthologies of myths and legends
- Exhibitions and workshops in traditional crafts such as quillwork, basketmaking and canoe building
- Pow-wows, such as Ni-Mi-Win and Honor the Earth
- Teaching Anishinabe/Ojibwe cultural traditions and skills
- Recordings of drums, singing and pow-wows
The following are representative but not exclusive examples of organizations that could receive a grant from this fund:
- Organizations that promote Anishinabe/Ojibwe cultural traditions such as art galleries, museums and historical societies
- Organizations that sponsor Native American speakers
- Media, including television, radio and print
- Publishing efforts such as oral history collections and myth or legend anthologies
- Secondary schools, colleges and universities
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 $750 to $10,000.
- 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.