New Indigenous-led program launches in Northeast Minnesota offering grant funding to Indigenous communities
13 May 2021
The Northland Foundation announces a new program, Maada'ookiing, created to partner with Northeast Minnesota Tribal Nations & Indigenous communities. Maada’ookiing means the ‘distribution’ in Ojibwe. In Indigenous community, the act of giving and sharing is recognized as a mutual act that benefits the entire community. It was in this spirit that Maada’ookiing was established. “The program evolved from a desire by our Board of Trustees and staff to not only acknowledge the deep inequities that exist but to act on that knowledge,” said Tony Sertich, President of the Northland Foundation.
“This program has been two years in the making, and we are proud and thrilled to introduce this new path to partner with Indigenous communities in our region.”