The objective of the Braided Knowledge: Weaving Indigenous Knowledge Through Generations grant is to fund projects that demonstrate and reflect the holistic and interconnected nature of Indigenous arts, language and cultural heritage, leading to outcomes that are essential to the revitalization of Indigenous cultures.
The Braided Knowledge grant is the first of its kind in Canada. Funding support streams are often categorized by each individual practice, but in Indigenous culture they are inseparable. This grant honours those interwoven connections between arts, languages and cultural heritage and will support projects that align with Indigenous ways of knowing and being.
Additionally, all projects must demonstrate a mentorship component, in which cultural knowledge and practical skills are passed on from expert knowledge holders, fluent speakers, and artists to younger learners. Please refer to the guidelines for a list of sample projects.
This funding is for First Nations organizations in B.C. with a mandate or a focus that includes Indigenous cultural heritage. This can include First Nations bands, tribal councils, collectives of three or more Indigenous peoples from a B.C. First Nation, not-for-profit societies registered in B.C. that are in good standing and with more than half of the directors identifying as First Nations.
Register for our info session today!
Learn more about the grant and how to strengthen your application by registering for our live info session on December 14, 2021, 12-1 p.m. To register click here.
We are here to help!
If you have any questions or would like assistance with your grant application, please contact the program staff listed at the bottom of this page. FPCC staff are available to answer questions about grant eligibility, project proposal ideas, what activities are permitted during COVID-19 restrictions, which program or grant may be best for your project and more.
Resources & Training
Kym recently graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology and Anthropology with a Cultural Resource Management Certificate. She joined FPCC’s Heritage Program in 2020 and now supports the Indigenous Cultural Heritage Micro Grants and the Oral Histories Grants.