Restoring Native sovereignty and ensuring reparations for centuries of historical crimes is a massive challenge. But together, we can solve it. Join The Collective, our community of monthly givers, to ensure justice and restore rights and sovereignty to Indigenous peoples.
We fight erasure by elevating the work of Indigenous activists and causes through our Artificial Intelligence research and online applications—such as working to eliminate the use of Native mascots.Fight for equity and justice
We're working with change-makers to indigenize spaces previously dominated by colonization and change prevailing narratives about Natives through supporting Native artists, disruptors, and educators.Build an Indigenous future
Through our partnership with Bold.org, we're building the foundations for truth and reconciliation through scholarships and grants for LGBTQ+ Native students pursuing higher education and technical training.Learn more about our model
Our Board Member Charitie Ropati discusses the under-representation of Native peoples' in our schooling and curriculaContinue to Story
We're working with our network of supporters to assist the Red Cloud School with delivering meals to remote students during the COVID-19 crisis.Continue to Story
We're proud to have financially supported the work of Gregg and Sage Deal and their award-winning MMIWG2S mural in Colorado SpringsContinue to Story
We believe that to make lasting change, we need to build a worldwide community of dedicated supproters.
Sign up today, and invite your friends, family, and co-workers to join you on our journey towards an Indigenized world. Maybe you'll create a fundraiser for your birthday or contribute directly. However you choose to give, we commit to the highest levels of transparency. We'll show you how your impact grows, and together we will build a stronger community.
Collaboration is another core feature of The Woape Foundation; we work together with dozens of Native and non-Native partners on many initiatives—from reframing the narrative on Indigenous peoples and ending the use of Native mascots, to supporting the work of Native artists and scientists—ensuring a future of progress through the funding of education through reparations.
Evidence shows that Native mascots are harmful to Indigenous youth and perpetuate harm not only to Native communities but to progress on a host of societal issues which affect all people. Through our partnerships, we've developed a database where you can demand change to the 2,000+ schools and teams that still used race-based mascotry and imagery.
"Gift in memory of my uncle, Rick Rubin... author of Naked Against the Rain."
"We are excited to support this initiative."
"For all the people that have been erased in the past, they will arise in the future!!!"
Collective members are monthly donors committed to making an impact and building a more just, equitable, and sustainable society which recognizes the sovereignty and dignity of Indigenous Peoples.