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Chickadee Community Services has received a $10,000 Community Relations and Innovation Grant from the Potlatch Fund to help support language revitalization projects throughout 2024.


From the award letter: "Your application submission rose to the top and exemplified Potlatch Fund’s core values of reciprocity, generosity, honor, and culture. It was clear to us that your program and/or project is committed to serving the needs of our Native communities. With this investment, we see you, honor you and support you."


According to the Potlatch website, "Potlatch Fund is a Native-led nonprofit organization that provides grants and leadership development to Tribal Nations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Potlatch Fund works to promote diversity and address inequality by educating foundations about Tribal communities, introducing them to Native nonprofits, and holding funder briefings specific to Indian Country. Since 2005, Potlatch Fund has granted more than $5.5 million to Native individuals and nonprofits." Learn more here.

Freeflow Scholar

Chickadee Community Services aims to raise $7000 to sponsor two Indigenous student adventurers to attend a transformative experience with the Freeflow Institute on the Salmon River in June 2024. More on this program here.


Course facilitator Chris La Tray (Little Shell and Montana's Poet Laureate) will match donations up to $1750 – his approximate remuneration for leading the workshop – to help make it happen. 


Last winter I facilitated a workshop that rewired how I want to approach every workshop I take on in the future. Over the Winter Solstice in 2023 I led a gathering called “Good Ancestors” at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone Forever, the nonprofit education arm of Yellowstone National Park, and sponsor of the workshop, provided a dozen free scholarships for Indigenous students and educators to attend....The resulting experience was unlike any workshop I have ever had. As an Indigenous person myself, I am rarely joined by more than one of my Native relatives and am often the only one. Being surrounded by Indigenous people was certainly part of the profundity of the experience, but having a group of people there who generally lack the means to attend such things was also a contributing factor.


Native American Studies for Teachers
online course, June 2024
click here for more information

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Chippewa Cree Tribes' TANF program

Partnership to record elders' stories and develop online learning modules in traditional plants, landmarks, and language for use by TANF clients, Stone Child College, and the Rocky Boy community

Click here to learn more

Indian Education for All Best Practices Conference Sponsor, March 2024

Proud to support educators attending this fantastic, free event in Billings, MT as a "Silver Sponsor." Many excellent workshops will support teachers' thoughtful implementation of IEFA.

Click here for more information on the conference.

Click here to register for the conference. It's free!

Montana Indian Education Conference 
Chickadee is proud to help sponsor this conference, held in Missoula April 17-19.

Click here for more information on the conference.

Click here to register for the conference. Discounted rates until March 29.

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