COMMUNITY ADVOCATES PROJECT

February 14, 2014 / Comments Off on COMMUNITY ADVOCATES PROJECT

Press Release

Tataviam Tribe receives award from Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Common Counsel Foundation for Community Advocates Project

February 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TATAVIAM TRIBE RECEIVES SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY ADVOCATES PROJECT

The Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians is proud to announce it was awarded the Native Voices Rising grant from Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Common Counsel Foundation. The award was for a grassroots project to empower the Tataviam people, the people facing the sun.

Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Common Counsel Foundation partners to support grassroots groups and tribal communities, based upon their exhaustive nationwide “research on the state of Native-led organizing and advocacy.” Through their 2013 grantmaking, $216,400 was allocated to 32 organizations.

The goal of the Tataviam Community Advocates Project is to empower tribal citizens by giving them tools necessary to advocate for the Tataviam community’s needs. Specifically, the selected community advocates will be trained by partners to learn how to make their voice heard in the political, social and commercial circles.  

The Tataviam CAP is now accepting applications from its tribal citizens for this program which covers communication, direct action, leadership and storytelling. The Tataviam Tribe will launch the Tataviam CAP in spring of this year.

Contact Tribal Administration office: administration@tataviam-nsn.us