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American Indian Health and Wellbeing

Thriving American Indian Communities

The goal of this work is to support healthy and thriving American Indian Communities in Western Montana. Headwaters Foundation acknowledges the deep traditional values and strengths of American Indians in Montana. Over the last year, several workshops and conversations between Headwaters Foundation and American Indian leaders in Western Montana identified key areas for strategic investments that will best support American Indian health and wellbeing in our region. Through these conversations, the themes of Sovereignty, Culture, and Family emerged as areas where Headwaters could support work. In 2021, Headwaters will focus funding on Family & Community Resilience on the Flathead Indian Reservation, Urban Indian Health and Wellbeing, Cultural Preservation in Schools on the Flathead Indian Reservation, and Food Sovereignty.

To learn more about this work, please contact Erin Switalski, Program Director.

Click here to read our full 2021 program plan.