The Soul of Nations Foundation is a 501(c)3 for-purpose organization that aims to uplift Indigenous peoples through various forms of media, innovative strategy, and youth-led initiatives.
Our mission is to progress Indigenous youth and communities through the arts, research, and scholarship. We are continuing to meet this goal by providing domestic and international programming for young Indigenous leaders in the fields of visual art, policy research, and academic scholarship; remaining a safe space for creative thought through boundary-pushing youth-led strategies; expanding our platform for free expression by pioneering futuristic and experimental initiatives; and galvanizing a powerful network of talented and multifaceted visionaries to create a longstanding impact in our world.
We envision a world where all Indigenous communities and people of color are respected as contemporary societies and have greater access to equal opportunities in the social, creative, academic, and economic sectors.
In order to successfully support Indigenous people, it imperative to understand who they are:
Indigenous communities, peoples, and nations are those which, having a historical continuity with pre-invasion and pre-colonial societies that developed on their territories, consider themselves distinct from other sectors of the societies now prevailing on those territories, or parts of them. They form at present dominant and non-dominant sectors of society and are determined to preserve, develop and transmit to future generations their ancestral territories, and their ethnic identity, as the basis of their continued existence as peoples, in accordance with their own cultural patterns, social institutions, and legal system.
The Soul of Nations Foundation is guided by the Jemez Principles of Democratic Organizing and aims to further implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.
Together we can be the voice!
An address from our Executive Director: “The Creator has blessed us in abundance. Upon conception in the womb, She architecturally designed the purpose within our lungs, destined to spew out into the atmosphere. Thus, allowing room for grace, humility, and empathy.”
The Indigenous International: Green Architecture Project presents the opportunity for Indigenous youth from around the world to connect through cultural exchanges that are rooted in architectural prisms. The project is currently operating in Bolivia, Nigeria, and Rwanda.
Soul Center for the Arts is an art gallery dedicated to exhibiting Indigenous contemporary works and life. This center also facilitates workshops to encourage international art programming for emerging Indigenous artists native to the Western hemisphere.
The Soul of Nations Foundation does not support nor tolerate systemic racism or racial violence. The Soul of Nations Foundation believes that Black Lives Matter.
The Institute for Indigenous Progressive Policy is a think tank concept that will provide a platform for young Indigenous voices to lead as a catalyst for conscious thought through youth-led research initiatives that focus on human rights, governance, and environmentalism.
Every quarter we like to shine a spotlight on some of the exciting work and grassroots efforts of our past youth program attendees. See what our Indigenous Youth Network is up to in our next quarterly newsletter!
Soul of Nations Foundation, Inc.
Phone: +1 202.643.2164
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