Critical Role Foundation
The impact that COVID-19 has had on Native American communities is a true tragedy and Critical Role Foundation, in partnership with First Nations, is currently raising money to revive the Native Youth & Culture Fund. Right now 85% of requests for support have gone unfunded, and that’s precisely why we’re stepping in to help.
Cultural preservation and education is vital to vibrant communities and the money raised for First Nations’ Native Youth & Culture Fund strengthens and renews cultural and spiritual practices, beliefs and values by engaging youth and elders in activities that demonstrate methods for documenting traditional ecological knowledge systems and their related practices and beliefs, increases youth leadership through mentorship programs, and increase access to cultural customs and beliefs as a means of reviving or preserving tribal language, arts, history or other culturally relevant topics.
Our fundraising goal is $50,000 which will fund the Native Youth & Culture Fund for programs located at Zuni Pueblo and Cochiti Pueblo in the American Southwest for an entire year.
Our initial $50k goal was completely smashed in just a few hours and we've been working closely with the phenomenal staff at First Nations to devise a plan to help further our positive impact. As of today, we have raised over $180k, which has allowed us to fund a total of SEVEN Native Youth & Culture programs for First Nations Development Institute.
Our final fundraising goal is $200,000, which will allow us to fund EIGHT programs for the entire year. These programs include:
Yuchi Language Project
Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project
One Positive Thing in Kiana
The Hanalei River Heritage Foundation
Children of the Setting Sun
K’idadiilyehii Youth Leadership Program