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Implementing Solutions

2021 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

How can Native innovators in the US use traditional knowledge and technology to meet the social, environmental, and economic goals of their communities?

Submissions are Closed

Selected Solutions

WE - Digital Ecocultural Mapping Project

WE will map cultural and biological data at traditional village sites in the Salish Sea to support thriving cultures and ecosystems for all.

By Shirley Williams

SW SW
170

Aloha ‘Āina Studios

Kūlaniākea will produce Hawaiian culture and language-based educational multimedia products for children and their families.

By Ms Wailani Robins

2

Shunka Kola: A Rez-Dog Project

Developing a dog population monitoring program on the Pine Ridge Reservation that is effective, efficient, and ethical.

By Camille Griffith

11

Every Kid Gets a Robot

Increasing technical educational accessibility for youth with an affordable robotics kit.

By Danielle Boyer

9

One Canoe Project - Navigating Changing Tides

Navigating Changing Times-Developing culturally rooted, place based K-12 Climate Literacy Curriculum for Children of the Mariana Islands.

By Moñeka De Oro

206

Nurturing Plants

Hydroponic System: an innovative solution to increase food security in the Navajo Nation

By Breanna Lameman

BL BL
32

Waking Women Healing Institute

Healing and Justice for Missing Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit through Arc GIS Online and Story Maps

By Kristin Welch

22

Finalists

Covenant Tribal Solar Initiative

Diminishing poverty and fostering a return to self-reliance for Native Americans with robust tribal-led solar economic development programs.

By Ms. Chéri Smith

5

Flathead Rez Exergame

This project will develop a culturally-grounded “exergame” to increase outdoor physical activity for Native youth on Flathead Reservation.

By Faith Price

FP FP
1

Natives in Tech

Build a collective of Native technologists that craft a tech ecosystem for Native peoples.

By Adam Recvlohe

AD AD
81

OMO CEAD Innovation Center

Sowing the seeds of a decolonized, indigenized, reconciled planet through indigenous philosophy and 21st-Century creative CEAD education.

By Nataani Garnenez

CB CB
2

GateKeepers App

Utilizing emerging technology to document and preserve cultural and natural environments, ancestral knowledge and traditional practices.

By BLOSSOM JOHNSTON

AC AC
BJ BJ
21

Oyate Data

Educating students in data science and data sovereignty with real-world projects that provide value to communities and Native organizations.

By Mason Grimshaw

3

Sovereign Data Alliance

The Sovereign Data Alliance analyzes Federal appropriations and budget data to promote trust and treaty obligations to all Tribes.

By Tyler Scribner

1

Indigenous Scholarship Search Engine

A search engine, website/mobile based directory list for all Native American scholarships and internship, that will help college students.

By Dexter Dee

DD DD
11

Arctic Quest - A VR Experience

Arctic Quest is a virtual reality game used to introduce players to the cultures and lifestyles of Alaska Native people.

By Stephanie Hinz

SH SH
1
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Submitted Solutions

Sovereign

A digital tool that democratizes data for Indigenous activists and scholars seeking to increase Native representation in American politics.

By Elise Blasingame

EB EB

OSF Mobile Telehealth

Providing Pine Ridge, SD with a mobile Telehealth unit to aid in the mental health crisis.

By Melissa Carnicle

MC MC

NEST 2 Week Artist Residency

We will provide 5 artists with 1000 stipend and a 2 week stay. They will create a new work that we will premier in our annual magazine.

By Ross Cunningham

RC RC

Concord

Concord is a casual location-based audio app with augmented reality features showcasing authentic, diverse stories from local storytellers.

By Vanessa Bowen

CRM curricula for tribal colleges.

This project will provide free curriculum to tribal colleges to develop certificates or degrees in cultural resource management.

By Matthew Schwoebel

MS MS

Collective Medicine

Strengthening water sovereignty through community power.

By Keana Kaleikini

CAHOKIA: Socialtech + Artspace

Cahokia is designed to support the development of Indigenous youth in Entrepreneurship, Art, Design & Tech., from an Indigenous perspective.

By Brian Skeet

Lakota Empowerment through STEM

Through this initiative, Lakota people will create their own empowering structure as they navigate a STEM challenge.

By Caitlin Bordeaux

CB CB

Watershed Regenerative Ventures (WRV)

WRV is improving the quality of life for people living in the Klamath/Trinity River Basins through impact investing and capacity building

By Isaac Kinney

IK IK
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