IKhana Fund

Our 2022 Report, with First Principles for Indigenous collaboration with Western philanthropy, is now available for download! See announcement in the right margin, with an image of the Moose cover, for details.

The IKhana Fund supports Indigenous Knowledge that can and will help heal, revitalize, and restore the earth. It will do this by providing financial support, delivered within an Indigenous model of operation, to people engaged in projects of reciprocal, relational knowing that can help communities adapt to changing environments or help environments under stress be more resilient. We have not yet issued our first Call for Proposals so we can not yet accept project proposals. Please select from the menu below to learn more about IKhana Fund, according to your existing familiarity with Indigenous Knowledge and your reasons for being interested.

The first item on the list of topics below takes you to information designed to introduce non-Indigenous people to Indigenous Knowledge and worldview, and the ways these two things make Indigenous-led environmental projects very different from those designed and implemented by people in Western culture. If you are not an Indigenous person, we strongly recommend that you read those pages before you open the links that describe IKhana Fund itself. We have learned that most people don’t understand the IKhana Fund pages if they haven’t been able to learn these things first, simply because Indigenous worldview is so unfamiliar to almost everyone in Western culture. There are simply few opportunities for them to have a genuine encounter with Indigenous reality.

For more information about IKhana Fund, please contact either of the two lead organizers: Shawn Wilson, Ph.D. (Opaskwayak Cree) or Dawn Hill Adams, Ph.D. (Choctaw).