2020 Indigenous District Funding Guidelines

Indigenous District – Overview

Our Indigenous District Council represents First Nations communities and bands across the province. Current members include Beardy's & Okemasis, Cowessess, Kahkewistahaw, The Key, Kinistin Saulteaux, Little Pine, Lucky Man, Muskeg Lake, Red Pheasant Cree, Whapeton Dakota and Whitecap Dakota.

Our Funding Priorities and Preferences

We’re committed to building a better world by investing our resources in bettering our communities, strengthening our economy and improving quality of life for individuals and families. We focus on distributing funding to local programs and initiatives that make a meaningful difference.

We support a broad range of initiatives benefiting Indigenous communities and individuals including:

  • Programs that support youth development, including education and sports, as well as those serving disadvantaged youth.
  • Cultural events/pow-wows and other community-embraced celebrations.
  • Community economic development activities and Indigenous advocacy programs.
  • Arts and cultural enterprises.
  • Health programs.
  • Initiatives supporting seniors and elders.
  • Environmental initiatives.

Types of requests we consider include:

  • Capital request for facilities construction or improvement projects.
  • Capital requests for equipment, furnishings or other capital items.
  • Program funding and one-time project funding requests. 

Typically, we don’t consider requests for:

  • Private businesses or individuals.
  • Political or lobby groups.
  • Religious activities
  • Contingency funds or deficit funding. 

Eligibility

Funding is available to:

  • First Nations bands in Saskatchewan.
  • Non-profit organizations that are operated by or serve indigenous communities and individuals.
  • Other First Nations organizations (such as FSIN).

Application Deadline and Processes

We accept applications any time of the year; however, we only make our funding decisions once a year. Our deadline is September 1, 2020. We’ll inform you of our funding decision six to eight weeks after the deadline has passed.

If you have questions or you need help with your application, please call our Contact Centre at 1.866.863.6237 or email dcfunding@affinitycu.ca.