The Henry Luce Foundation is proud to support the newest cohort of Indigenous Knowledge Fellows. The program, administered by First Nations Development Institute, has announced thirteen Native leaders who, through their dedication and expertise, have contributed to the perpetuation and strengthening of each of their Indigenous cultures and communities.
“These knowledge makers and knowledge keepers are passionate, creative, and committed,” said Sean Buffington, Vice President of the Luce Foundation. “With the support and community the Fellowship provides, they can continue to deepen and extend their work and strengthen Native America through their leadership.”
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and The Henry Luce Foundation (Luce) announced today the continuation of the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship with the selection of 13 new Fellows for the 2021 Cohort – each one chosen for their work in their knowledge fields, as well as their contribution to this growing Fellowship, which was created in 2019 to honor and support intellectual Native leaders.
First Nations President and CEO Michael Roberts said First Nations has always been about restoring the ability of tribes and Indian people to take control of their assets, which is highly tied to Native culture and tradition, and that the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship is integral to that philosophy and practice. “Working with the Luce Foundation, we can stand behind these leaders who are culture bearers in their communities, and we hope this Fellowship allows us to stand with them so that they may focus on their work, amplify it, and make it even more powerful,” he said.