Grants in North America

Algonquins of Barriere Lake
2008
$3,000 in support for ongoing efforts by the Algonquins, among the most advanced communities in Canada in terms of their research and land use planning, to pressure the government to respect its signed agreements pertaining to resource co-management and sustainable development.
Grassy Narrows Women’s Drum Group
2008
$5,000 to support a three day gathering of youth from Grassy Narrows (who were the catalysts and initiators of the community’s blockade of their traditional territory) and other First Nations communities.
Keepers of the Athabasca
2008
$4,000 in support for the 1st First Nations led documentary project regarding Tar Sands, focusing on the stories of elders who have worked, raised families, lived off the land and waters of the region and witnessed the many changes to the watershed and how they have impacted their communities over the course of their lives.
Protest against open-pit uranium mine on traditional Ardoch Algonquin land
Ardoch Algonquin First Nation
2007
$5,000 to support the efforts of Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, an Aninshinaabe community of about 700 in southeast Ontario, that has established a blockade to prevent Frontenac from developing an open-pit uranium mine on their traditional land.
Niska Traditional Memorial Gathering Committee
2007
$1,000 in support for a 5 day festival in Moose Factory, Ontario to showcase and celebrate the Omushkego Cree culture and honor the youth and the geese which bring the community sustenance and life, with workshops addressing concerns over land, water and global warming.