The DawnLand Fund

We are asking for your generous donations to support The DawnLand Fund providing financial assistance to projects and activities inspired and led by Native American youth and women.

Your donations support Gedakina programs that include:

Nd’ôtlokawôganawal (Our Stories) Enhancing Children’s Reading, Imagination and Creativity, promotes literacy among young readers preschool through 8th grade, combining reading and storytelling activities that help them develop an understanding and enjoyment of reading, and of traditional and contemporary stories relevant to their lives, family and community history, as well as the world around them. Since this project began in 2012 over 4,500 books have been distributed to children at No Cost to families or to schools. (Average Book cost is $10.00)

Bagadal8mow8gannawal (Bringing Back Our Songs) connects youth and women to traditional songs, music, dance and culture. At the core of Bagadal8mow8gannawal are experiential workshops where participants make their own hand drum. After making their drum participates have opportunities to learn traditional social and ceremonial songs. Since this project began over 450 hand drums have been made by youth and women!!! (Hand Drum making materials cost around $50.00 per drum)

Urgent Needs includes: Gedakina’s annual Thanksgiving Food Assistance project that has provided thousands of turkeys and food boxes to children, families and Elders from indigenous communities across the region. (Average food box costs $40.00)

Stock a Food Pantry…With your generous donations we will provide high quality non-perishable food and personal care items to tribal food pantries across New England. (as funding allows)

Visit the Support Gedakina page to make a donation through PayPal. Checks/Money Orders can also be mailed to:

Gedakina PO Box 2478 – Bangor, Maine 04402

Gedakina PO Box 9061 – Essex, VT 05451

Gedakina PO Box 2363 – Amherst, MA 01004

All donations are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS. Gedakina is a 501c3 nonprofit EIN: 33-1075692