FPCC’s Heritage Program has developed a new grant that acknowledges the connections between language, arts and cultural heritage. Braided Knowledge: Weaving Indigenous Knowledge Through Generations funds projects that demonstrate cultural interconnectedness and the transference of knowledge from one generation to the next.
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 languages, arts and cultural heritage are inseparable. This grant honours those interwoven connections 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.
Deadline to apply: February 24, 2022
Project Timeline: April 2022 – January 21, 2023
Funding: Up to $25,000
How to Apply
For more information about this program and to read the guidelines and application, click here.
Register for our info session today!
Learn more about the grant and how to strengthen your application by registering for our live one-hour info session on December 14, 2021 at 12 p.m. To register click here.
About the Funder
This grant is made possible with support from Tamalpais Trust, a twenty-year charitable lead family trust created in 2012. Grant awards are made through RSF Social Finance based in San Francisco, California. Tamalpais Trust works closely with a core of Indigenous-led grant partners and advisors in many different countries. They are governed by an Indigenous-led Navigation Council and rely upon the advice of Indigenous Advisors and colleagues.
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