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2011 Awards - Eastern Region

Published: October 1, 2011
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Grantee: Muscogee Nation of Florida
Project: Muscogee Nation of Florida Federal Recognition Project
Location: Bruce, Florida 32455
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region IV
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011-2013
FY 2011 Award: $182,970
 
Completing the requirements of the Federal Recognition process which will include updating the tribal membership records and digitizing the information on CDs.
 
Grantee: Lakota Language Consortium
Project: Lakota Language Level 5 Textbook Project
Location: Bloomington, Indiana 47408
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010-2012
FY 2010 Award: $149,269
FY 2011 Award: $154,556
 
Developing and producing the Lakota Language Level 5 Textbook, a textbook that will serve as a transition from novice-level instruction to intermediate-level instruction. To ensure proper instructional use of the textbook, the project will also provide training to teachers in its use.
 
Grantee: Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation
Project: Potawatomi Language Revitalization Project - The Potawatomi Language Master-Apprentice Project
Location: Mayetta, Kansas 66509
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VII
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $254,659
 
Increasing language fluency in the Potawatomi community through the use of a Master-Apprenticeship training method to certify semi-fluent speakers as fluent Potawatomi Language teachers to teach language to the larger community.
 
Grantee: United Houma Nation, Inc.
Project: KUHN and Tribal Emergency Communications Project
Location: Golden Meadow, Louisiana 70357
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2009-2012
FY 2009 Award: $202,254
FY 2010 Award: $283,725
FY 2011 Award: $167,095
 
Establishing a noncommercial, educational radio broadcasting station to communicate effectively and improve information delivery during emergencies, and for community affairs, services and events.
 
Grantee: Passamaquoddy Tribe
Project: Passamaquoddy Language Revitalization Implementation Project
Location: Princeton, Maine 04668
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region I
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2010 Award: $202,332
FY 2011 Award: $187,342
 
Creating sound files to complement the newly published dictionary that will be accessible on CD-ROM and/or the web.
 
Grantee: Penobscot Nation
Project: Penobscot Indian Nation Construction Trades Workforce Development Initiative
Location: Indian Island, Maine 04468
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region I
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $404,000
 
Developing a construction workforce and an 8a business; minimizing unnecessary regulations in order to develop a skilled target population which will open economic opportunity to the Tribe.
 
Grantee: Wesget Sipu Inc.
Project: Preservation of the Ancestral and Cultural Heritage of the Maliseet and Micmac People
Location: Fort Kent, Maine 04743
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region I
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Neighborhoods and Communities
Project Period: 2009-2012
FY 2009 Award: $146,254
FY 2010 Award: $159,742
FY 2011 Award: $159,274
 
Preserving the Tribe's ancestral and cultural heritage through genealogical and anthropological research and storing documents at the Acadian Archives Library Museum at University of Maine.
 
Grantee: Four Directions Development Corporation
Project: Wabanaki Entrepreneurship Initiative, Value Chain Analysis and Incubator Development Program
Location: Orono, Maine 04473
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region I
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Special Initiative
Sub-Area: Economic Stability/Working Families
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2010 Award: $152,264
FY 2011 Award: $153,999
 
Identifying three economic clusters in the Wabanaki region to develop eight new businesses and expanded markets and establishing the Wabanaki Business Innovation Center that will deliver comprehensive business assistance, business mentoring, and an incubator program to native-owned businesses.
 
Grantee: Cultural Survival, Inc.
Project: Sauk Language Master Apprentice Project
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region I
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2009 - 2012
FY 2009 Award: $81,919
FY 2010 Award: $77,304
FY 2011 Award: $78,439
 
Implementing a Master-Apprentice program and working with elders to accelerate fluency levels for teachers to teach a new generation of fluent Sauk language speakers.
 
Grantee: Wopanaak Language and Cultural Weetyoo, Inc.
Project: "Nuwopanaot8am," I Speak Wampanoag: A Master-Apprentice Project of the Wopanaak Language
Location: Mashpee, Massachusetts 02649
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region I
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010-2012
FY 2010 Award: $274,085
FY 2011 Award: $267,522
 
Building the foundation for a Wopanaak Language Immersion school by implementing a master apprentice program to increase the capacity of potential Wopanaak language instructors.
 
Grantee: North American Indian Center of Boston
Project: Supporting Caregiver Grandparents
Location: Boston, Massachusetts 02130
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region I
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2011-2013
FY 2011 Award: $169,873
 
Surveying the social service needs of the caregiver grandparents in the service area and developing a resource guide aligning the needs with existing services. A grandparent training curriculum will be developed using the survey data.
 
Grantee: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Project: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Court Infrastructure Implementations for Self-Governance
Location: Mashpee, Massachusetts 02649
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region I
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies- Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011-2013
FY 2011 Award: $107,472
 
Completing Tribal court infrastructure by developing Tribal specific Rules of Civil Procedure, Code of Ethics and Policy Procedures to better serve the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Community's judicial needs.
 
Grantee: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
Project: Tribal Wildlife Management Plan
Location: Baraga, Michigan 49908
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $137,644
 
Analyzing data from phase I, surveying tribal community, and developing a Tribal Wildlife Management Plan.
 
Grantee: Bay Mills Community College
Project: Gnoozhekaaning Language Project
Location: Brimley, Michigan 49715
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011-2013
FY 2011 Award: $125,121
 
Increasing the level of Ojibwe fluency for Bay Mills Indian Community members, age 0-18.
 
Grantee: Hannahville Indian Community
Project: Ewikkendaswat Ekenomagewat (They Will Learn to Teach): Language Teacher Training
Location: Wilson, Michigan 49896
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2009-2012
FY 2009 Award: $112,672
FY 2010 Award: $122,771
FY 2011 Award: $119,982
 
Enhancing essential teaching skills, including a solid foundation in educational psychology for language instructors, to ensure successful transmission of the Potawatomi language to tribal students.
 
Grantee: Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Project: Baawting Anishinaabemowin Language Immersion Camp
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2010 Award: $126,788
FY 2011 Award: $75,102
 
Providing conversational Anishinaabemowin language learning through the development and implementation of language immersion culture camps, and the production and distribution of a series of language immersion activity DVD's.
 
Grantee: Turtle Island Cultural Services
Project: Ojibwemowin Wadiswan
Location: Baraga, Michigan 49908
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance- Esther Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $232,234
 
Preserving the Ojibwe language by implementing a language nest program that includes family and community immersion components aimed at increased language learning and use.
 
Grantee: American Indian Health and Family Services of SEMI, Inc
Project: "G'daa minobimaadzimi (We Should Live Well Together)" Culturally Healthy Families Implementation Project
Location: Detroit, Michigan 48210
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2010 Award: $282,170
FY 2011 Award: $266,466
 
Providing educational sessions on healthy relationships and culturally relevant co-parenting skills to low-income parents and conducting cultural competency training for AIHFS staff and partner service agencies.
 
Grantee: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
Project: Enhancement of Tribal Governance Capacity through Network Infrastructure and Enterprise Geographic Information Systems
Location: Baraga, Michigan 49908
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Technology
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2010 Award: $285,562
FY 2011 Award: $241,441
 
Establishing a network infrastructure for all tribal offices and a Geographic Information System (GIS) to increase tribal capacity to govern.
 
Grantee: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
Project: Pokagon Healthy Families Project 2010-2013
Location: Dowagiac, Michigan 49047
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2010 Award: $130,498
FY 2011 Award: $169,844
 
Developing and implementing an effective family services program for the Pokagon Band Potawatomi Indians in order to make a real and positive impact in the cycle of family crisis and disintegration.
 
Grantee: Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians
Project: LBTT ANA SEDS Tribal Governance Project
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies- Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011-2013
FY 2011 Award: $139,035
 
Implementing good governance best practices, expanding technology infrastructure, and improving communications among government officials and Little Traverse Bay Band Tribal citizens.
 
Grantee: Prairie Island Indian Community
Project: Establishing a Tribal Historic Preservation Office
Location: Welch, Minnesota 55089
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2010-2012
FY 2010 Award: $93,034
FY 2011 Award: $95,246
 
Developing a Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) that will provide the Prairie Island Indian Community the capability to protect important cultural resources on its reservation and to advocate for the preservation and protection of off-reservation cultural resources.
 
Grantee: Alliance of Early Childhood Professionals
Project: Wicoie Nandagikendan Urban Immersion Nests Project
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2009-2012
FY 2009 Award: $248,740
FY 2010 Award: $249,241
FY 2011 Award: $250,880
 
Stimulating creativity and complex problem solving skills, as well as increasing student self-esteem and academic outcomes, by delivering quality language immersion for a Dakota/Ojibwe urban language nest.
 
Grantee: Dakota Wicohan
Project: Dakota Language Teacher Training & Development
Location: Morton, Minnesota 56270
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $224,111
 
Preserving Dakota D-dialect language through creation of a teacher-apprentice learning program within the greater Minnesota Dakota community.
 
Grantee: Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches
Project: First Language Project
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2009-2012
FY 2009 Award: $115,747
FY 2010 Award: $130,520
FY 2011 Award: $134,888
 
Increasing knowledge and improving conversational Ojibwe for 300 American Indian youth by providing Ojibwe language classes throughout the school year and during summer sessions.
 
Grantee: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Project: Niigaane Ojibwemowin Immersion
Location: Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance- Esther Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $304,684
 
Delivering instructional teaching in the Ojibwe language while determining valid indicators of academic progress to accurately assess the student's achievement levels.
 
Grantee: American Indian Community Housing Organization
Project: Gimaajii Housing and Indian Center
Location: Duluth, Minnesota 55806
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $300,783
 
Developing a housing authority and an American Indian community center for low-income residents to be able to access services, cultural events and recreational activities.
 
Grantee: Indian Land Tenure Foundation
Project: Indian Land Tenure Foundation - Indian Estate Planning Project - Minnesota
Location: Little Canada, Minnesota 55117
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $120,560
 
Educating community on fractionation and the need to have wills; providing legal services to prepare wills for interested community members.
 
Grantee: Migizi Communications, Inc.
Project: Native Youth Futures: Investing Today for Greater Prosperity Tomorrow
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $277,824
 
Creating a Native Youth Entrepreneurship Pathway program that leads to the creation of a vibrant Indian-owned small business sector.
 
Grantee: Minneapolis American Indian Center
Project: Circle of Generations Project
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $353,412
 
Working with urban Indians in Minneapolis to bring cultural resources back into the community; increasing access to services to ensure children do not keep entering the child welfare system; and giving parents and grandparents the tools they need to maintain family unity.
 
Grantee: White Earth Band of Chippewa
Project: White Earth Healthy Families-Healthy Communities Project
Location: White Earth, Minnesota 56591
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2010 Award: $411,874
FY 2011 Award: $446,438
 
Improving child well being and social stability by providing family support services to disadvantaged parents and their children.
 
Grantee: Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
Project: Ponca Job Empowerment Project
Location: Niobrara, Nebraska 68107
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability/Working Families
Project Period: 2009-2012
FY 2009 Award: $263,565
FY 2010 Award: $292,647
FY 2011 Award: $320,161
 
Creating a Job Empowerment Center that will provide tribal members with skills and confidence to become successful and self-sustaining contributors to the community.
 
Grantee: Omaha Nation Community Response Team
Project: Social Capacity Building Project
Location: Walthill, Nebraska 68067
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Special Initiative
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2010-2012
FY 2010 Award: $152,489
FY 2011 Award: $143,057
 
Building organizational capacity of the Omaha Nation Community Response Team so that it can better lead the community toward wellness by supporting youth through traditional and contemporary teachings and modeling.
 
Grantee: Seneca Nation of Indians
Project: Seneca Nation of Indians STAR Program (Seneca Language, Technological Teaching Tools, for Acquisition and Revitalization)
Location: Salamanca, New York 14779
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region II
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $290,533
 
Developing technological tools to evoke the critical mass of motivated learners needed to reserve the loss of the language.
 
Grantee: Shinnecock National Cultural Center and Museum
Project: Shinnecock Traditional Village and Archival Project
Location: Southampton, New York 11969
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region II
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011-2013
FY 2011 Award: $380,920
 
Creating a living history village to educate and promote Shinnecock culture amongst tribal members, area school children, and tourists.
 
Grantee: Shinnecock Indian Nation
Project: Shinnecock Indian Nation Tribal Governance Project
Location: Southampton, New York 11969
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region II
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies- Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011-2013
FY 2011 Award: $159,631
 
Strengthening Tribal governance by establishing a Tribal constitution, administrative policies and procedures, a budget and finance department, and a human resources department.
 
Grantee: Tuscarora Nation of Indians of the Carolinas
Project: Tuscarora Federal Recognition Project
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region IV
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $218,720
 
Researching and compiling information on the 7 mandatory criteria for Federal acknowledgement in order to prepare an application for Federal recognition for submission to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
 
Grantee: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Project: Integrated GIS for Land Parcel Management
Location: Cherokee, North Carolina 28719
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region IV
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies- Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011-2013
FY 2011 Award: $151,000
 
Improving the efficiency and accuracy of Tribal lands parcel management utilizing geographic information systems (GIS).
 
Grantee: Boys and Girls Club of the Three Affiliated Tribes
Project: Three Tribes Language Apprenticeship Project (TATLAP)
Location: New Town, North Dakota 58763
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2010 Award: $110,901
FY 2011 Award: $143,494
 
Increasing the number of fluent speakers of three Native American languages by providing intensive one-on-one language learning sessions through the implementation of a master apprentice program.
 
Grantee: Sitting Bull College
Project: Wakanyeja Kin Wakanyan Woglakapi Ktelo! Implementation Project
Location: Fort Yates, North Dakota 58538
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $172,740
 
Creating a pre-school curriculum implemented in conjunction with adult language learning opportunities and opening a Lakota/Dakota Immersion Classroom for two to five year olds.
 
Grantee: Cultural Diversity Resources
Project: Cultural Diversity Resources Native American Center Project
Location: Fargo, North Dakota 58102
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Neighborhoods and Communities
Project Period: 2009-2012
FY 2009 Award: $136,784
FY 2010 Award: $138,432
FY 2011 Award: $140,172
 
Providing a Native American center that will offer effective leadership; mentorship; education; advocacy; and guidance to accomplish community goals.
 
Grantee: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
Project: Collaborative Community Outreach Pilot Project
Location: Belcourt, North Dakota 58316
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies- Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011-2012
FY 2011 Award: $137,142
 
Creating a collaborative community outreach pilot project using interoperability to consolidate social services for a rural target community.
 
Grantee: Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Project: FY2011 Citizen Potawatomi Nation Comprehensive Water Resources Plan
Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $285,152
 
Collecting and analyzing data on various water resources and creating a comprehensive water resources plan for the Tribe.
 
Grantee: Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Project: Tonkawa Tribal Environmental Regulatory Project
Location: Tonkawa, Oklahoma 74653
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2010-2012
FY 2010 Award: $80,507
FY 2011 Award: $80,970
 
Developing environmental ordinances to be adopted by the Tribe to ensure that preservation of tribal lands can be administered through local law enforcement.
 
Grantee: Association of American Indian Physicians, Inc.
Project: AAIP Healthy Families through Healthy Relationships
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73108
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Family Preservation
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2009-2012
FY 2009 Award: $284,231
FY 2010 Award: $292,606
FY 2011 Award: $299,961
 
Offering healthy relationships and marriage skills training to youth and adults to increase capacity of individuals to strengthen and preserve healthy families and children in Oklahoma.
 
Grantee: National Indian Women's Health Resource Center
Project: "Family Preservation- Improving the Well-Being of Children Project Implementation"
Location: Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Family Preservation
Sub-Area: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Project Period: 2009-2012
FY 2009 Award: $258,426
FY 2010 Award: $261,560
FY 2011 Award: $279,994
 
Training individuals to teach WellSpeak curriculum (sexual health education), and conducting trainings to promote healthy marriages through sexual health advocacy and communication skills.
 
Grantee: Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma
Project: CandA Early Childhood Language Project
Location: Concho, Oklahoma 73005
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2009-2012
FY 2009 Award: $196,632
FY 2010 Award: $175,945
FY 2011 Award: $162,735
 
Teaching basic language skills, utilizing the successful methodology of a neighboring tribe, and creating learning tools such as DVDs, language CDs, and digital language games.
 
Grantee: Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Project: FY2010 Potawatomi Language Curriculum Implementation Project
Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010-2012
FY 2010 Award: $180,741
FY 2011 Award: $210,806
 
Developing language capacity among learners of the Potawatomi language by implementing curricula created for young children and adults.
 
Grantee: Kaw Nation
Project: Kanza Language Dictionary
Location: Kaw City, Oklahoma 74641
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010-2012
FY 2010 Award: $100,419
FY 2011 Award: $93,348
 
Establishing a foundation for future language preservation efforts by producing a publishable Kanza dictionary that contains all known words and grammatical particles.
 
Grantee: Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma
Project: Cayuga Language Assessment and Preservation Project
Location: Grove, Oklahoma 74344
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Neighborhoods and Communities
Project Period: 2011-2012
FY 2011 Award: $132,515
 
Assessing the status of the Cayuga language by conducting a language survey and recording the voices of those who still speak the language.
 
Grantee: Euchee (Yuchi) Tribe of Indians
Project: Euchee Language Immersion Restoration Program
Location: Sapulpa, Oklahoma 74067
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance- Esther Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $302,500
 
Developing Euchee language proficiency among youth and increasing the instructional capacity of Euchee language teachers through development and implementation of an after-school language immersion program.
 
Grantee: American Indian Resource Center, Inc.
Project: Native Americans Teaming In Visual Empowerment (NATIVE)
Location: Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $355,366
 
Conducting an on-the-job train the trainer project which will provide training for 10 individuals who will then provide services and training to over 200 Visual Impaired clients and their families.
 
Grantee: Euchee (Yuchi) Tribe of Indians
Project: Euchee Federal Recognition Project
Location: Sapulpa, Oklahoma 74067
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $173,957
 
Updating tribal enrollment and completing adoption of a Tribal Constitution to obtain Federal Recognition.
 
Grantee: Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
Project: Pawnee Nation "Continuity of Government" Project
Location: Pawnee, Oklahoma 74058
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2009-2012
FY 2009 Award: $375,253
FY 2010 Award: $327,885
FY 2011 Award: $299,706
 
Developing a sustainable information technology infrastructure and ensuring continuity of government and business operations during emergencies.
 
Grantee: Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Project: Eastern Shawnee Diabetes Program
Location: Wyandotte, Oklahoma 74370
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Special Initiative
Sub-Area: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2010 Award: $113,937
FY 2011 Award: $101,078
 
Developing and implementing a program to encourage healthy eating and exercise to reduce rates of diabetes among elderly tribal members.
 
Grantee: Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Project: Tonkawa Tribal Public Works Project
Location: Tonkawa, Oklahoma 74653
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies- Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $297,845
 
Organizing a Public Works Department by developing written administrative procedures and adequately training employees. Conducting preventative maintenance on the existing water and sewer lines.
 
Grantee: White Eagle Christian Academy
Project: Takoja Niwiciyapi Project
Location: Mission, South Dakota 57555
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Family Preservation
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2009-2012
FY 2009 Award: $299,780
FY 2010 Award: $286,862
FY 2011 Award: $289,936
 
Building strong families on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation while providing healthy relationships classes, leadership marriage summits, and youth community projects.
 
Grantee: Oglala Lakota College
Project: Lakota Woglaka Wounspe
Location: Kyle, South Dakota 57752
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2010 Award: $205,531
FY 2011 Award: $226,749
 
Expanding upon a newly created immersion school by adding one grade level each year of the grant while enhancing curriculum to create fluent Lakota speakers.
 
Grantee: Red Cloud Indian School, Inc.
Project: Mahpiya Luta Lakhol Waunspe Wichakiyapi - Teaching Lakota to Red Cloud Students
Location: Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $303,350
 
Developing the final grade levels of the K-12 Lakota language curriculum and providing training to language teachers on use of the materials.
 
Grantee: Rural America Initiatives
Project: Lakota Wicoie Yukinipi (Bringing the Lakota Language Back to Life)
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2010 Award: $241,090
FY 2011 Award: $257,599
 
Developing a Lakota language corresponding curriculum for children ages zero to five and their parents.
 
Grantee: First Nations Oweesta Corporation
Project: Native CDFI Sustainability Project
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011-2013
FY 2011 Award: $154,735
 
Implementing training and capacity building activities to support CDFI certification and the development of a capitalization plan for partnering Native financial institutions.
 
Grantee: First Peoples Fund
Project: Native Arts, Entrepreneurship and Cultural Assets
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota 57709
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability/Working Families
Project Period: 2010-2012
FY 2010 Award: $148,494
FY 2011 Award: $153,959
 
Developing and implementing a training and outreach program for CDFIs and members of four Great Plains communities to meet specific business needs of local native artisans and traditional cultural bearers.
 
Grantee: Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce
Project: Oglala Lakota Visions - A Project to Build the Capacity of PRACC to Engage the Community
Location: Kyle, South Dakota 57752
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Neighborhoods and Communities
Project Period: 2009-2012
FY 2009 Award: $473,554
FY 2010 Award: $441,774
FY 2011 Award: $428,635
 
Developing culturally sensitive, appropriate, and accurate information about the Oglala Lakota people as a standard of best practices to create a display at the Visitor Center.
 
Grantee: Red Cloud Indian School, Inc.
Project: The Creation of a Facilities Plan: A High Priority to Strengthen Accessibility of Native Arts on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Location: Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Neighborhoods and Communities
Project Period: 2011-2012
FY 2011 Award: $106,769
 
Creating a facilities plan to strengthen accessibility of Native Arts on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
 
Grantee: Rural America Initiatives
Project: Zanniya Unkigluhapi (Making Ourselves Healthy)
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $375,830
 
Engaging youth and adults partners in community wide culturally-relevant activities that will improve knowledge and strengthen the development of health, sober, self-sufficient lifestyles throughout the community.
 
Grantee: The Lakota Funds
Project: Reigniting Lakota Economic Sovereignty
Location: Kyle, South Dakota 57752
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability/Working Families
Project Period: 2009-2012
FY 2009 Award: $421,986
FY 2010 Award: $439,529
FY 2011 Award: $447,179
 
Creating a credit union for community development and entrepreneurship and developing youth financial mastery programs to foster economic stability among community members.
 
Grantee: Four Bands Community Fund, Inc.
Project: Expanding Business Opportunities on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation
Location: Eagle Butte, South Dakota 57625
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Special Initiative
Sub-Area: Economic Stability/Working Families
Project Period: 2010-2012
FY 2010 Award: $131,405
FY 2011 Award: $152,032
 
Creating business plans and providing business training, assistance and marketing materials to facilitate the start-up of new businesses or diversification of established businesses.
 
Grantee: Hunkpanti Investments, Inc.
Project: Crossroads Business Exchange Program
Location: Fort Thompson, South Dakota 57339
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Special Initiative
Sub-Area: Economic Stability/Working Families
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2010 Award: $56,706
FY 2011 Award: $56,992
 
Training the adults and youth in entrepreneurship to prepare potential applicants for community development and financial institution loans.
 
Grantee: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
Project: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Environmental Code Development Project
Location: El Paso, Texas 79907
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2010-2012
FY 2010 Award: $89,769
FY 2011 Award: $70,447
 
Developing an environmental code that will help protect the Tribe's natural and cultural resources and regulate hazardous waste and hunting practices.
 
Grantee: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
Project: Develop Sustainable Language Practices throughout the Tribal Community
Location: El Paso, Texas 79907
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011-2013
FY 2011 Award: $99,970
 
Collecting data on current language status and opportunities, recommending tribal policies for language preservation, and preparing a language preservation and immersion plan for all tribal members.
 
Grantee: College of Menominee Nation
Project: Menominee Language Revitalization: Teaching the Community
Location: Keshena, Wisconsin 54135
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Neighborhoods and Communities
Project Period: 2009-2012
FY 2009 Award: $200,000
FY 2010 Award: $199,623
FY 2011 Award: $201,353
 
Revitalizing the Menominee language by expanding learning opportunities beyond the K-12 classroom, allowing the learner to identify his/her learning style, and placing the language in public settings.
 
Grantee: Great Lakes Indian, Fish and Wildlife Commission
Project: Gidaadizookaaninaanig (Our Stories)-Original Teachings of Anishninaabe Cultural Practices
Location: Odanah, Wisconsin 54861
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2010 Award: $150,633
FY 2011 Award: $144,954
 
Preserving the traditional stories by recording the elders and creating language materials as resources for 11 tribal language programs.
 
Grantee: Ho-Chunk Nation
Project: Ho-Chunk Language Culture-based Language Materials Project
Location: Black River Falls, Wisconsin 54615
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $143,737
 
Developing a academic cultural-based language curricula to increase language acquisition, use, and fluency in grades K-12.
 
Grantee: Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
Project: Creating Oneida Language Learning Environment
Location: Oneida, Wisconsin 54155
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2010 Award: $272,946
FY 2011 Award: $260,132
 
Increasing the accessibility to language learning by providing new learning outlets via the web with supporting community classes.
 
Grantee: Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Project: Ginanda-gikendaamin(We Seek to Learn)
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2010 Award: $211,580
FY 2011 Award: $233,713
 
Establishing and implementing Ojibwe language immersion at the Red Cliff Early Childhood Center.
 
Grantee: St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
Project: St. Croix Chippewa ANA Implementation Grant Category III: Ojibwemowininwadiswan
Location: Webster, Wisconsin 54893
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2009-2012
FY 2009 Award: $196,810
FY 2010 Award: $199,533
FY 2011 Award: $204,315
 
Cultivating a community of Ojibwemowin speakers through an intense, focused approach of multi-generational teams and developing the infrastructure necessary to support a successful immersion language nest.
 
Grantee: Waadookodaading, Inc.
Project: Securing the Future of Ojibwemowin
Location: Hayward, Wisconsin 54843
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance- Esther Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $234,235
 
Enhancing curriculum for students to increase achievement levels and providing families of the children and the community more opportunities to advance the language and cultural learning provided by the school.
 
Grantee: Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
Project: Mino Wiisinidaa! (Let's Eat Good!) - Traditional Foods for Healthy Living
Location: Odanah, Wisconsin 54861
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Project Period: 2011-2014
FY 2011 Award: $164,058
 

Creating an awareness of the health benefits of traditional Anishinaabe foods by producing a book and DVD that will contain healthy recipes and demonstrations on how to process, preserve and prepare healthy traditional Anishinaabe foods in an effort to combat obesity and reduce the poor health conditions and non-communicable diseases caused by it.

 
Grantee: Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Comunity, Inc.
Project: NNEC Native Arts Initiative
Location: Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin 54538
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability/Working Families
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2010 Award: $172,940
FY 2011 Award: $180,749
 
Implementing a sustainable rural multi-purpose Native Arts Initiative through the development an entrepreneurial creative culture, preserving traditional native arts for the seventh generation, and leveraging the native artistic assets of the community to increase revenue through cultural tourism.
 
Grantee: Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
Project: Communication Enhancement Project
Location: Hayward, Wisconsin 54843
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies- Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011-2013
FY 2011 Award: $137,484
 
Enhancing the ability to communicate internally and with the Tribal community by establishing a Tribal Government network, an internal government web site, and archiving Tribal records.