Together we can bring about an Indigenous 21st Century for all.

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.

our Purpose

4 in 10 Americans think Indigenous peoples no longer exist. We're on a mission to change that.

collective action

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

arts and culture

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

truth & justice scholarships

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.

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Where we work

Indigenizing the Globe

Red Road to DC
Along with over 100 sister organizations, we supported the journey of a totem pole across the United States to the lawn of the Capitol, as we demanded that Native rights be restored and respected by the US Government.
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MMIWG2S Mural
We supported the work of Gregg Deal and his nationally-acclaimed Missing and Murdered Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit (MMIWG2S) mural in Colorado Springs. Gregg and we strive to bring attention to the epidemic of MMIWG2S.
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Native Artificial Intellegence
Thanks to the generosity of supporters on Indigenous Peoples' Day in 2020, we're developed a machine learning algorithm that detects the violence and hostility of sports fans on social media based on whether or not a race-based mascot is used. We look forward to publishing our findings in 2022.
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Change the Name
Since 2020, we've developed a technology-based approach to ending the use of Native race-based mascots in sports. Starting with the Washington Football team, we will not end until all 2,000+ mascots are retired!
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International Awareness
The misappropriation and continued use of race-based mascots go beyond the USA. We've partnered with organizations around the globe to combat racism against Indigenous Peoples.
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Covid-19 Relief
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, we provided mutual-aid relief to affected Native American communities around the United States
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Lakota STEM
In our first program, we worked with Red Cloud School to develop a STEM program with a Lakota language immersion through the prism of a greenhouse.
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Red Road to DC
Along with over 100 sister organizations, we supported the journey of a totem pole across the United States to the lawn of the Capitol, as we demanded that Native rights be restored and respected by the US Government.
Learn More
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MMIWG2S Mural
We supported the work of Gregg Deal and his nationally-acclaimed Missing and Murdered Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit (MMIWG2S) mural in Colorado Springs. Gregg and we strive to bring attention to the epidemic of MMIWG2S.
Learn More
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-104.82154
Native Artificial Intellegence
Thanks to the generosity of supporters on Indigenous Peoples' Day in 2020, we're developed a machine learning algorithm that detects the violence and hostility of sports fans on social media based on whether or not a race-based mascot is used. We look forward to publishing our findings in 2022.
Learn More
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-122.45871
Change the Name
Since 2020, we've developed a technology-based approach to ending the use of Native race-based mascots in sports. Starting with the Washington Football team, we will not end until all 2,000+ mascots are retired!
Learn More
38.90768
-76.86468
International Awareness
The misappropriation and continued use of race-based mascots go beyond the USA. We've partnered with organizations around the globe to combat racism against Indigenous Peoples.
Learn More
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-3.51835
Covid-19 Relief
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, we provided mutual-aid relief to affected Native American communities around the United States
Learn More
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Lakota STEM
In our first program, we worked with Red Cloud School to develop a STEM program with a Lakota language immersion through the prism of a greenhouse.
Learn More
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-102.58623

our impact

bulding a just world through a sustainable community

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.

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today's Call To Action

Native Americans are #NotYourMascot

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.

Demand Change

Collective members have supported over 27,000 Native peoples across North America to date.

Meet Some of our Most recent supporters

"Gift in memory of my uncle, Rick Rubin... author of Naked Against the Rain."

Anne Blumenthal
$50 lifetime impact

"We are excited to support this initiative."

Gary Piazzon
$1,200 lifetime impact

"For all the people that have been erased in the past, they will arise in the future!!!"

Steven Marks
$10 Lifetime Impact

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.

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