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    language learning and participation opportunities Hearts Gathered Omak WA 50 000 Strengthening Our Native Language Educators We desire to support the development of our teachers so that they are stronger educators in our Native language immersion early childhood and elementary programs Our teachers will train in the Montessori and Total Physical Response methods Kalispel Tribe Culture Language Program Usk WA 39 400 Kalispel Tribe Professional Language Teacher Training Project Professional language teacher trainings Whiteswan Environmental Lummi Nation Service Organization Bellingham WA 50 000 Spirit of the Sxwo le Coast Salish Mini University The Spirit of the Sxwo le Language and Culture Camp will incorporate intergenerational learning opportunities transmit Indigenous knowledge integrate Western Science and introduce Native youth to environmental stewardship educational pathways Native American Youth and Family Center Portland OR 50 000 Cultural and Academic Wraparound Support Program NAYA is committed to raising academic performance of Native students through a culturally specific wraparound model utilizing mentorship academic supports cultural arts and identity enhancement offered after school and in our seasonal camps Native Partnership Committee Project Seattle WA 50 000 Curriculum Development Development of a K 8 culturally relevant curriculum for the only identified Native American school in the Seattle Public School system The curriculum will be based on the eight Core Values of Licton Springs Native American K 8 School Salish School of Spokane Spokane WA 50 000 Salish School of Spokane Childcare Expansion Project The goal of the Salish School of Spokane Childcare Expansion Project is to increase the availability and quality of culturally and linguistically authentic childcare for Native American families in Spokane Spokane Tribal Network Wellpinit WA 50 000 Youth Empowerment Student Success Program Our goal with this grant is to continue to provide youth with a resource program that will bring them back to their cultural

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    as defined above Organizations that have previously received a Potlatch Fund grant may only apply to this grant cycle if they have completed all past reporting obligations Native led organizations applying for funding must meet the following criteria Be a federally recognized American Indian Tribal government agency Be a nonprofit with 501 c 3 or 501 c 4 status in good standing as determined by the Internal Revenue Service or Be a group that is fiscally sponsored by a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or a Native led nonprofit with 501 c 3 or 501 c 4 status in good standing as determined by the Internal Revenue Service The organization must serve Northwest Natives The organization must be located in Washington Oregon Idaho or Montana The organization s mission must be aligned with the mission of Potlatch Fund Organizations may only receive funding for one Potlatch Fund grant per calendar year Note Applications from different departments within a Tribe will be reviewed as separate organizations Proposal Solicitation and Review Process Potlatch Fund is issuing this request for proposal RFP through an open competitive process and will be solely responsible for making grant award decisions Applicants are expected to identify other funding sources as Potlatch Fund will not provide 100 support of the project costs Timeline Dates Actions February 9 2016 Release of 2016 Native Student Success RFP February 24 2016 Informational session for prospective applicants via teleconference 10 30 a m 12 00 p m Pacific time RSVP Dial in Number 1 866 398 2885 Passcode 861605 March 9 2016 Informational session for prospective applicants via teleconference 10 30 a m 12 00 p m Pacific time RSVP Dial in Number 1 866 398 2885 Passcode 861605 March 30 2016 Proposals due or postmarked by 11 59 p m Pacific

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    Urban Native Education Alliance Seattle WA 4 500 Support for a Seattle urban Native nonprofit that addresses academic achievement gaps of targeted Native students by offering direct tutoring mentorship and cultural activities for youth their families Maqlaqs gee tkni Chiloquin OR 3 750 Support for Klamath Tribal Health food security program that promotes healthy lifestyles and sustainability by growing foods for Tribal members in need Nooksack Indian Tribe Education Department Deming WA 3 750 Support for art and regalia supplies for Nooksack Tribal Family Night workshops to provide a platform for elders to intentionally share history traditional stories and potlatch ceremony teachings Northwest Indian College Bellingham WA 3 750 Support for culturally based Ne Schaleche Camp on Lummi Stommish Grounds that integrates traditional ways of being a family with activities such as basket weaving language stories song and meals Seattle Indian Health Board Seattle WA 3 750 Support for Indigenous Cultures Day which celebrates American Indian and Alaska Native cultures as a community building event in Seattle Chief Seattle Club Seattle WA 3 000 Support for health and human services to low income and homeless urban Native Americans in Seattle Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Children Family Services Pendleton OR 3 000 Support for the CTUIR Youth Leadership Council Program which is composed of middle and high school Native youth who participate in the intergenerational Tribal Council with elders Kalispel Tribe of Indians Culture Department Usk WA 3 000 Support for Kalispel Culture Camp that is set in the natural environment and provides opportunities for basketmaking fish trap construction plant identification moccasin making meat drying along with Salish speaking tribal dances singing and honoring of traditions 2013 Grantees Fall Cycle Fifteen grantees in Washington Oregon and Montana received a total of 60 000 with funding provided by the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation two foundations that wish to remain anonymous private donations and contributions from the 2012 Fundraising Gala Blackfeet Tribe Manpower One Stop Program Browning MT 3 400 General support funds for Native youth leadership development camp held in the summer to provide cultural mentorship to Blackfeet youth community members Confederated Tribes Band of the Yakama Nation Economic Development Toppenish WA 3 400 General support fund for a Tribal foster and relative care program that provides cultural classes and Native food gathering workshops Eastside Native American Parent Committee Seattle WA 4 900 General support funds for a urban Native Youth leadership and mentoring Committee that supports academic and cultural pursuits alongside Title VII Indian Education Program in public school settings Ke Kukui Foundation Vancouver WA 3 400 General support funds for technology supplies to enhance dance songs and storytelling of cultural forms of the Native Hawaiian Cultural Center Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Port Angles WA 3 400 General support funds for 16 week Canoe Journey Academy for preparation of Journey to Bella Bella in 2014 that entails physical conditioning cultural preparation and community service three month commitment prior to the Journey Lummi Youth Academy Bellingham WA 3 400 General support for an Indigenous home based education program that serves Native youth who are coming from homeless and foster care living environments Northern Cheyenne Boys Girls Club Lame Deer MT 4 900 General support for the Cheyenne Way of Life 2014 Boys and Girls Summer Youth Camp Northwest Native American Basket Weavers Association Covington WA 4 900 General support for material kits composed of cedar roots for traditional basketry and weaving workshops provided by Native artists throughout the Pacific NW Painted Sky Portland OR 3 400 General support funds for traditional Native music song and dance group that performs community outreach performances by Native youth Port Gamble S Klallam Tribe Kingston WA 4 900 General support funds for Spring 2014 Port Gamble S Klallam CEDAR Culture Education Drug Free Action and Responsibility Cultural Leadership Camp for Youth Red Eagle Soaring Seattle WA 4 900 General Support for Seattle Urban Indian Youth Theatre group that builds cultural identity through a mix of contemporary theater and traditional Native performing arts Red Lodge Transition Services Portland OR 3 400 General support funds for a Native incarceration prevention project directly supporting Native youth of incarcerated individuals caregivers etc in Native communities Tierra Madre Fund Seattle WA 3 400 General funds to support cultural enrichment and technology courses for Native students during their school breaks monthly Saturday workshops Warm Springs Community Action Team Warms Springs OR 3 400 General support funds for Warm Springs healthy garden cultivation program that plans to grow and market their food products for community and trade with other community members Western Native Voice Billings MT 4 900 General support for Native American youth leadership development focused on social civic and economic engagement in Blackfeet communities with one of the main goals is to increase voter participation in American society Spring Cycle Fourteen grantees in Washington Oregon Idaho and Montana received a total of 60 542 in funding Chief Seattle Club Seattle WA 5 000 Support for a day center that serves 2 032 of Seattle s homeless and low income Native population Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Pendleton OR 5 000 Support for the development of a youth council and educational youth leadership summits for middle school and high school students within the CTUIR Tribal community Cowlitz Indian Tribe Youth Board Longview WA 4 000 Support for youth leadership training for 60 80 youth at Cowlitz Summer Camp with cultural leaders Tribal Council members Kalispel Tribe of Indians Early Learning Usk WA 5 000 Support for the Kalispel Culture Camp which serves to reconnect participants with traditional Salish skills traditions and culture Komemma Cultural Protection Association Yoncalla OR 4 420 Support for Indian Youth Leadership Project which will assist with a local environmental landscape project involving the Native community Montana Two Spirit Society Missoula MT 5 000 Support for annual Montana Two Spirit Gathering launching a social media project to promote HIV testing on reservations National Indian Child Welfare Association Portland OR 4 982 Support for Oregon Indian Youth Empowerment Project to develop youth leadership capacity through service planning program and policy development Native Strategies Union WA 5 000 Support for an immersion camp to create a cedar plank canoe that will provide cultural opportunities for youth and community members with Skokomish cultural leaders Native Youth Leadership Alliance Seattle WA 5 000 Support for three Fellows to participate in a 24 month fellowship program which seeks to train and develop young Native leaders Nez Perce Tribe Students for Success Lapwai ID 2 140 Support for cultural exchanges between Tribal and non Tribal youth through basketball and the Nez Perce language Northwest Indian College Bellingham WA 5 000 Support for an annual Camp Ne Schaleche that brings together families to encourage intergenerational bonding and nurture cultural identity Ocean Thunder Canoe Club Neah Bay WA 2 500 Support for operational expenses for the club which engages Native youth in the traditional cultural and competitive sport of canoe racing Seattle Indian Health Board Seattle WA 5 000 Support for 4th annual Indigenous Cultures Day at the Seattle Center which features Indigenous cultural performances Tlingit Haida Washington Chapter Seattle WA 2 500 Support for biannual Culture Fair which provides opportunities to connect Native youth with elders to learn their culture Separately Funded Grants Kalispel Tribe of Indians Usk WA 20 000 Funding for the Tribal CASA Program The Confederated Tribes Bands of Yakama Nation Toppenish WA 20 000 Funding for Tribal CASA Program Spokane Tribe of Indians Wellpinit WA 20 000 Funding for Tribal CASA Program 2012 Grantees Seventeen grantees in Washington Oregon Idaho and Montana received a total of 54 975 with funding provided by the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation private donations and contributions from the 2011 Fundraising Gala Montana Two Spirit Society Missoula MT 5 000 Funds for annual gathering assistance with 503c status and HIV testing program Nez Perce Youth Cultural Enrichment Lapwai ID 5 000 Funding for five Native youth to participate in the summer Youth Academy and learn workforce skills Painted Sky Inc Portland OR 5 000 General Operating funds to ensure direct engagement from Native youth in direct cultural activities Salish School of Spokane Spokane WA 5 000 General operation to support for Salish language immersion school Chief Seattle Club Seattle WA 3 000 General operating assistance for a homeless and low income for Native Day shelter in downtown Seattle Cowlitz Indian Tribe Youth Department Longview WA 3 000 Funding for Cowlitz teenagers to learn gifting protocol and traditions from elders at an October Teen Camp Youth will lead discussions and honor selected elders at ceremony in November Longhouse Media Seattle WA 3 000 Funding to allow the Native Student Production Company to create short PSA films aimed at raising awareness of Native Student led programs at UW Northwest Indian College Bellingham WA 3 000 Support for an annual Native conference that brings together families Red Eagle Soaring Seattle WA 3 000 Funding to support the Native Youth Performing Arts Summer Camp Tierra Madre Fund Seattle WA 3 000 Funding to support a Native women green training program to provide skills and training in renewable energy eatherization recycling clean transportation Chippewa Cree Tribe Square Butte Trading Post Box Elder MT 2 425 Funding for a cultural food demonstration in which will lead to the creation of a traditional food cook book to be distributed to Tribal members Inchelium Language Culture Association Inchelium WA 2 425 Funding to support a grassroots culture association for Native youth and elders around language preservation Kalispel Tribe of Indians Usk WA 2 425 Funding to support the narration of traditional Kalispel stories and songs by Native youth Komemma Culture Protection Association Yoncall OR 2 425 Funding to support American Indian Youth leadership skill training in Oregon Native Quest Tacoma WA 2 425 General operating support of the Native center which includes a bookstore café and social gathering space United Indians Labateyah Youth Home Seattle WA 2 425 Youth home organic garden project food for youth and will supplement the donated food program Warm Springs Culture Heritage School Warm Springs OR 2 425 Funding for eight Native students to learn language social customs and traditions by elders Separately Funded Grants Kalispel Tribe of Indians Usk WA 20 000 Funding for the Tribal CASA Program The Confederated Tribes Bands of Yakama Nation Toppenish WA 20 000 Funding for Tribal CASA Program Spokane Tribe of Indians Wellpinit WA 20 000 Funding for Tribal CASA Program 2011 Grantees Twenty eight grantees in Washington Oregon Idaho and Montana received a total of 163 300 with funding provided by the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation private donations and contributions from the 2010 Fundraising Gala 7 Journeys Forward Communication 4 Communities Union WA 1 500 Funding for the development of an interactive website that builds capacity and access for Native people and communities AlterNative Soulutions Polson MT 3 000 Funds for operating program initiatives including creating Salish Language Living Books producing community wide theater production in Salish and delivering a youth symposium Burns Paiute Tribe Burns OR 2 500 Funds for Culture Camp for children elders and other adults from the Burns Paiute Tribe Chief Seattle Club Seattle WA 5 000 Funding for general operations Coeur D Alene Plummer ID 1 500 For the development of a minipark and playground Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Nespelem WA 5 000 Funding for an intensive intermediate Salish language training program for staff of the Inchellum Child Care Center and community members Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Pendleton OR 3 000 Funding to support Camp Miyahishma a four day long youth culture camp Kalispel Tribe of Indians Usk WA 4 000 Funding for a covered cargo trailer for the Kalispel Language Program outreach and educational activities Ke Kukui Foundation Vancouver WA 3 500 Funding for the Ke Kukui Arts and Culture Center Makah Cultural and Research Center Neah Bay WA 5 000 Funds to train a new grant writer Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest Portland OR 4 000 To support the Portland Indian Elders Support Group which continues to address the short term and emergent needs of urban American Indian and Alaskan Natibe Elders Natives of the One Wind Indigenous Alliance Ashland OR 3 500 Funds to support the expansion of an alliance of indigenous peoples in Southern Oregon Nez Perce Tribal Youth Cultural Enrichment Academy Lapwai ID 5 000 Funding for the five of the forty students of the Youth Cultural Enrichment Academy that employs forty youth during the summer that focuses on developing workforce skills reinforcing Tribal traditions and enhancing and protecting fisheries Nisqually Indian Tribe Olympia WA 3 000 Funding for afterschool youth programming for Native and community youth Northwest Indian College Bellingham WA 2 500 Funds to support the Annual Native American Women and Girls Men and Boys Conference Painted Sky Portland OR 3 000 Funding for their new home building space lease and operational costs Red Eagle Soaring Seattle WA 5 000 Funding for the 2011 SIYAP performing arts camp for 30 40 urban Native youth ages 11 19 Rocky Boy Native Arts Crafts Co op Box Elder MT 4 000 Funds to support the Moccasin Trail project which teaches the lost art of processing deer hide Salish School of Spokane Spokane WA 3 000 Funding for general support to continue to offer the highest quality of language immersion services to children and families in the city of Spokane Sho Ban News Fort Hall ID 2 500 Funding to complete the video editing of the 140th Anniversary of the Fort Bridger Treaty Project Shoshone Bannock Tribe Fort Hall ID 2 500 Funding for the Return of the Boise Valley People event The Confederated Tribes Bands of the Yakama Nation Toppenish WA 1 800 Funding for the marketing purposes and printing The Museum at Warm Springs Warm Springs OR 5 000 Funds to enhance the museum s Annual Tribal Member Art exhibit by publishing an exhibit catalog The People s Center Pablo MT 2 500 Funds to support the Native American Awareness Week allowing students to learn about and play Native games make crafts and taste fry bread and dry meat Tierra Madre Fund Seattle WA 5 000 Funding for the Northwest Native Green Jobs Corps for Western Washington tribes in summer 2011 Tlingit Haida Washington Chapter Seattle WA 2 000 Funding for the Southeast Alaska Native Culture Fair to be held September 10th and 11th 2011 United Indians of All Tribes Seattle WA 2 500 Funding for the continued tradition of the Annual SeaFair Powwow at Daybreak Star Wiconi International Vancouver WA 2 500 Funding for the 7th Annual Mini Wiconi Wacipi Living Waters Intertribal Traditional Powwow July 30 2011 Separately Funded Grants Kalispel Tribe of Indians Usk WA 20 000 Funding for the Tribal CASA Program The Confederated Tribes Bands of the Yakama Nation Toppenish WA 20 000 Funding for the Tribal CASA program Spokane Tribe of Indians Wellpinit WA 20 000 Funding for the Tribal CASA program The Confederated Tribes Bands of the Yakama Nation Toppenish WA 5 000 Funding to support fire relief Lower Elwha S Klallam Tribe Port Angeles WA 5 000 Funding to support youth activities 2010 Grantees Twenty nine grantees in Washington Oregon Idaho and Montana received a total of 92 275 with funding provided by the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation the W K Kellogg Foundation private donations and contributions from the 2009 Fundraising Gala American Indian Artists Symposium Basin MT S3 000 Funds for general support of the organization Boys Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation Lame Deer MT 2 500 Funding for the Keystone Club a leadership group for ages 14 18 sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation Boys Girls Club of the Little Rockies Hays MT 3 000 General support for the continuation of operations and progrram services to the youth population of the Fort Belknap Reservation Camp Chaparral Toppenish WA 3 000 Funding to supplement and improve Camp Chaparral s cultural classes and activites Carver s Camp Tacoma WA 2 000 Funds are requested to build a strip canoe form for 36 Nootka style ocean going canoes which will be gifted to Tribal groups Coeur D Alene Tribe Plummer Idaho 3 000 Funding for the purchase and installation of a climbing and slide set for their community park Colville Tribal Museum Nespelem WA 3 500 Funds in support of the fabrication and installation of Continuing and Protecting Our Ways exhibit display unit Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Pendleton OR 3 000 Funding for the Summer Recreation program s culture camp in Camp Miyahishma 2010 Cowlitz Indian Tribe Longview WA 3 000 Funds to properly organize and digitize important documents Indian Country Conservancy Portland OR 3 500 Funding for the establish the Indian Country Conservancy which will serve Indian Country by reacquiring culturally ecologically and spiritually important Tribal lands Kalispel Tribe of Indians Usk WA 3 500 Funding to support the implementation and delivery of Traditional Spirit of Parenting classes Ke Kukui Foundation Vancouver WA 3 500 Funding for their new home building space lease and operational costs Komemma Cultural Protection Yoncalla OR 2 500 Funding for a portable cooking facility for their annual Indian Education Youth Summer Camp Program Montana Two Spirit Society Missoula MT 3 000 Funds to support the Montana Gathering Native American Language Teacher Training Institute Pablo MT 3 500 Funding to supplement operational costs Native American Rehabilitation Association Portland OR 3 000 Funding for the Elders mission to bring people into Tamanwit in small ways which positively impact daily lives in the often harsh urban environment Native People s Circle of Hope Tigard OR 3 000 Funding for the training How to start your own cancer support group Natives of One Wind Indigenous Alliance Ashland OR 2 500 Funds are requested to support the expansion of an alliance of indigenous peoples in Southern Orgeon composed of Native Americans from North South and Central America Nez Perce Lapwai ID

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    as defined above Organizations that have previously received a Potlatch Fund grant may only apply to this grant cycle if they have completed all past reporting obligations Native led organizations applying for funding must meet the following criteria Be a federally recognized American Indian Tribal government agency Be a nonprofit with 501 c 3 or 501 c 4 status in good standing as determined by the Internal Revenue Service or Be a group that is fiscally sponsored by a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or a Native led nonprofit with 501 c 3 or 501 c 4 status in good standing as determined by the Internal Revenue Service The organization must serve Northwest Natives The organization must be located in Washington Oregon Idaho or Montana The organization s mission must be aligned with the mission of Potlatch Fund Organizations may only receive funding for one Potlatch Fund grant per calendar year Note Applications from different departments within a Tribe will be reviewed as separate organizations Proposal Solicitation and Review Process Potlatch Fund is issuing this request for proposal RFP through an open competitive process and will be solely responsible for making grant award decisions Applicants are expected to identify other funding sources as Potlatch Fund will not provide 100 support of the project costs Timeline Dates Actions March 8 2016 Release of 2016 Community Building RFP March 23 2016 Informational session for prospective applicants via teleconference 10 30 a m 12 00 p m Pacific time RSVP Dial in Number 1 866 398 2885 Passcode 861605 April 6 2016 Informational session for prospective applicants via teleconference 10 30 a m 12 00 p m Pacific time RSVP Dial in Number 1 866 398 2885 Passcode 861605 April 13 2016 Proposals due or postmarked by 11 59 p m Pacific time

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    Nooksack Thanksgiving Feast Piegan Institute Browning MT 5000 Niitsiipoo sin Project On July 6 7 2015 the Piegan Institute would like to highlight the twenty year anniversary of the Cuts Wood Academy 1995 by celebrating with a youth cultural and language summer camp during the North American Indian Days Celebration The Kalispel Tribe Camas Early Learning Center Usk WA 4500 Salish Family Fun Nights The program will conduct bi weekly Salish Family Fun Nights in order to strengthen Kalispel Salish speaking interactions in the home by including parents and family members in language learning 2014 Grantees Fall Cycle Seven grantees in Washington Oregon and Montana received a total of 31 500 with funding provided by an anonymous donor and an anonymous foundation Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Culture and Heritage Warm Springs OR 5 000 Support for teacher kits and supplies for language school Nchi Wana A Tribal History Project for Preschool children Hearts Gathered Usk WA 5 000 Support funds toward third grade level language materials for classroom materials and internal support for bookkeeper financial setup of nonprofit work Na ah Illahee Fund Seattle WA 5 000 Support for Elders as Teachers Ichishkin Sahaptin language project to work with elders to formulate a working curriculum with elders with hope of future Ixhishkin language immersion school Salish School of Spokane Spokane WA 5 000 Support for Salish Language teach training project which will provide instruction and teaching practice each day with the goal to increase proficiency at end of project The Salish Institute St Ignatius MT 5 000 Support for Winter Coyote Storytelling Camp and Salish youth storytelling workshop with performance in Salish Language Klamath Tribe Culture and Heritage Department Chiloquin OR 4 500 Support for computer equipment and technology to write lesion plans widgets that provide access to written language lessons for all learners the ability to access language materials on computers North American Indian Alliance Butte MT 2 000 Support for digital language cd s and books on Blackfeet and Northern Cheyenne for educational language enrichment program Spring Cycle Three grantees in Washington and Montana received a total of 14 500 with funding provided by an anonymous donor and an anonymous foundation Nkwusm Salish Language School Arlee MT 5 000 Support to hold workshops on drumming singing drumstick construction bow art drying of meat using the Salish language Spokane Tribe Language Culture Program Spokane WA 5 000 Support to complete the 2nd edition of the Spokane Language Dictionary and ready it for publishing Kalispel Tribe of Indians Camas Early Learning Usk WA 4 500 Support to conduct bi weekly Salish Family Fund Nights to increase speaking interactions within the home between parent and child 2013 Grantees Fall Cycle Eight grantees in Washington Oregon Idaho and Montana received a total of 30 000 in funding Blackfeet Community College Browning MT 4 937 50 General support will provide compensation for Elder language speakers to continue documenting the philosophical meanings of the Blackfeet language and assist with creating a progressive curriculum

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    American as defined above Organizations that have previously received a Potlatch Fund grant may only apply to this grant cycle if they have completed all past reporting obligations Native led organizations applying for funding must meet the following criteria Be a federally recognized American Indian Tribal government agency Be a nonprofit with 501 c 3 or 501 c 4 status in good standing as determined by the Internal Revenue Service or Be a group that is fiscally sponsored by a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or a Native led nonprofit with 501 c 3 or 501 c 4 status in good standing as determined by the Internal Revenue Service The organization must serve Northwest Natives The organization must be located in Washington Oregon Idaho or Montana The organization s mission must be aligned with the mission of Potlatch Fund Organizations may only receive funding for one Potlatch Fund grant per calendar year Note Applications from different departments within a Tribe will be reviewed as separate organizations Proposal Solicitation and Review Process Potlatch Fund is issuing this request for proposal RFP through an open competitive process and will be solely responsible for making grant award decisions Applicants are expected to identify other funding sources as Potlatch Fund will not provide 100 support of the project costs Timeline Dates Actions May 10 2016 Release of 2016 Language Preservation Education RFP May 25 2016 Informational session for prospective applicants via teleconference 10 30 a m 12 00 p m Pacific time RSVP Dial in Number 1 866 398 2885 Passcode 861605 June 8 2016 Informational session for prospective applicants via teleconference 10 30 a m 12 00 p m Pacific time RSVP Dial in Number 1 866 398 2885 Passcode 861605 June 15 2016 Proposals due or postmarked by 11 59 p m

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    Kingston WA 5 000 Support for carving workshops that will revive the creation of traditional feasting utensils used in potlatch ceremonies Elizabeth LaPensee Portland OR 2 000 Support for the final stages of development of Survivance a social impact game that will enable players to explore traditions stories and art as a pathway to healing Jeffrey Veregge Kingston WA 590 Support for the artist to exhibit his Salish influenced comic book artwork at Emerald City Comicon Matika Wilbur La Conner WA 2 500 Support for Project 562 which is seeks to document Native American Tribes through photography in ways that challenge existing stereotypes Nooksack Indian Tribe Paddle Making Nooksack WA 4 800 Support for twelve Native youth to learn the art of canoe paddlemaking through local artist led workshops Port Gamble S Klallam Foundation Kingston WA 2 500 Support for a traditional cedar carving for the Heronswood Botanical Garden and education of five Tribal youth in carving techniques Sanduuts Robert Peele Seattle WA 2 500 Support for the public carving of a canoe by Haida carver Saaduuts a the Center for Wooden Boats at South Lake Union in Seattle Sandy Osawa Seattle WA 5 000 Support for the creation of a script of Usual and Accustomed Places 1900 1980 a documentary film that will feature the Indian heroes who fought for the treaty right to fish in the Northwest Sherry MacGregor Sequim WA 2 500 Support for a Jamestown S Klallam Tribal elder to write a book that will explore and document Coast Salish canoe culture 2012 Grants Twelve grantees in Washington and Oregon received a total of 27 616 with funding from the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation and the 2011 Gala Silent Auction proceeds Bryson Liberty West Linn OR 1 000 Funding to promote and strengthen the writing works of a rural 86 year Native Umatilla fiction and non fiction perspectives Chrystal Byrd Seattle WA 2 000 Funds to purchase supplies for Native art workshops held at Juvenile Detention Centers Group Homes Treatment Centers Shelters for the at risk Native Youth David Bluff Spokane WA 1 800 Funds will support artist s time spend on creation of digitization and animation of Kalispel Tribe Native stories Deborah Alexander Everson WA 1 728 Funds will support Master Carver instruction project to repair a cedar canoe Haida Spirit as well as pass art form to students Elaine Grinnell Sequim WA 2 598 Funding to support audio masters stories Ancestral Stories of the Klallam People version 2 Elissa Washuta Seattle WA 1 500 Funds for Northwest Native writer to publish personal story of trauma diet and woman s health which writer will host readings workshops conferences Isha R Jules Bellingham WA 1 000 Funds to teach youth murals artwork to community with intent to replace unwanted graffiti Artist will mentor and demonstrate how to change a vandalized wall transform it to a cultural beautiful mural John Smith Skokomish WA 4 000 Funds to produce a Salish artist mentorship program held at the artist studio on the Skokomish Reservation Funds would be used to purchase tools equipment and an old growth cedar for various projects carving weaving and painting Lummi Cultural Artists Association Bellingham WA 5 000 Establish a website and booklet dedicated to media based marketing and promotion of tribal arts and artisans Additionally funds support providing training to tribal members specific to entrepreneurship the arts branding and web based marketing Marlene Spencer Simla Toppenish WA 2 000 To publish a picture book of three Yakama legends to be used in Early Childhood Education classrooms Middle School Indian Clubs and the Foster Care Independent Living Skills Class Sondra Simone Segundo Seattle WA 2 500 Project is to finish a book Formline Art Made Easy Upon completion of the manuscript will continue to share the book and offer classes to students Spokane Tribal College Spokane WA 2 500 Native Arts courses held at College to support tribal students obtain their Associates Degree Funds covering supply and instruction costs community enrolled participants 2011 Grants Twenty two grantees in Washington Oregon Idaho and Montana received a total of 40 000 with funding from the 2010 Gala Silent Auction proceeds Center Pole at Wellknown Buffalo Garryowen MT 2 160 Funding to create Wellknown Buffalo Cultural Art Center and Market to expose reservation youth and the general public to Crow traditional arts Crow s Shadow Institute of the Arts Pendleton OR 2 160 Funds for supplies used in three different traditional arts workshops David J Wilson Olympia WA 4 000 Funding to purchase the log used in the carving of a welcome figure Elizabeth Swanaset Auburn WA 2 160 Funding for the production of a traditional foods cookbook Eugene Gordon Henry Harlem MT 250 Funding for an art display case Helena Indian Alliance Helena MT 1 700 Funding for the supplies used in a regalia and dance workshop James Old Coyote Suquamish WA 1 550 Funding for recording and creating CDs of coastal drumming John T Williams Memorial Totem Pole Project Seattle WA 5 000 Funding allocated to the construction of the foundation for the totem pole Leslie Louie Worley ID 1 70 0 Funding to aid in the production of twelve 15 minute mini digital stories Lillian Pitt Portland OR 2 160 Funding for the kiln used for a clay mask and tile making workshop in Celilo OR Margaret Nation Seattle WA 250 Funding for the supplies involved in the creation of an art installation at the Chief Seattle Club Melissa Joy Streun Kingston WA 1 700 Funding for the production of 15 educational videos documenting basic and intermediate cedar weaving skills Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association Covington WA 2 160 Funding for the 17th Annual Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association Gathering in Suquamish Pauline Hillaire Bellingham WA 250 Funding to aid in the production of digital storytelling Portland Inter Tribal Canoe Club Happy Valley OR 250 Funding to aid in canoe gathering Quileute Tribal School Forks WA 1 500 Funding to purchase materials tools and workspace

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    as defined above Organizations that have previously received a Potlatch Fund grant may only apply to this grant cycle if they have completed all past reporting obligations Native led organizations applying for funding must meet the following criteria Be a federally recognized American Indian Tribal government agency Be a nonprofit with 501 c 3 or 501 c 4 status in good standing as determined by the Internal Revenue Service or Be a group that is fiscally sponsored by a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or a Native led nonprofit with 501 c 3 or 501 c 4 status in good standing as determined by the Internal Revenue Service The organization must serve Northwest Natives The organization must be located in Washington Oregon Idaho or Montana The organization s mission must be aligned with the mission of Potlatch Fund Organizations may only receive funding for one Potlatch Fund grant per calendar year Note Applications from different departments within a Tribe will be reviewed as separate organizations Proposal Solicitation and Review Process Potlatch Fund is issuing this request for proposal RFP through an open competitive process and will be solely responsible for making grant award decisions Applicants are expected to identify other funding sources as Potlatch Fund will not provide 100 support of the project costs Timeline Dates Actions July 12 2016 Release of 2016 Native Arts RFP July 27 2016 Informational session for prospective applicants via teleconference 10 30 a m 12 00 p m Pacific time RSVP Dial in Number 1 866 398 2885 Passcode 861605 August 10 2016 Informational session for prospective applicants via teleconference 10 30 a m 12 00 p m Pacific time RSVP Dial in Number 1 866 398 2885 Passcode 861605 August 17 2016 Proposals due or postmarked by 11 59 p m Pacific time

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