Use this form to submit interest in being apart of 2019 cohort. 

There are three options for state-wide retreat, and one option for the East Metro area focused on Racial Equity. Leadership Retreats will provide resources and professional development in a network approach to community leadership. Upon completion, participants can submit proposals for funding community projects through the Oyate Leadership Project Grant. 

State-wide cohort will meet two separate weekends. Weekends this year will be at Cloquet Forestry Center, Friday will be a travel day, Saturday will be a full day of workshops, Sunday will be a half day departing after lunch.

East Metro cohort will meet at a location in the cities for two separate weekends, Saturday will be a full day of workshops and Sunday will depart after lunch. We define East Metro as Dakota, Washington, and Ramsey counties. Leaders will grow, connect and strategize with others to address racial equity. 

To Qualify:

MN-Based*

Identify as American Indian

Commit to both weekends


Oyate Network

Tiwahe envisions a collaborative approach for American Indian leadership across urban, tribal and rural communities that moves from isolation to transformation, action and social change; The Oyate network. The Oyate Network provides Native leaders across Minnesota the opportunity to connect to others through the Oyate Leadership Network, an online platform and selected cohorts. Our collective values and community work can strengthen through collaborative connections within this network. Selected cohort leaders in the Network have the opportunity to fund community projects through the Oyate Network Community Project Grants. 

The Final Report is intended to help us learn from your grant experience and demonstrate the importance of this program and how it helps individuals attain educational achievement, economic self-sufficiency and preserving and renewing cultural connections. 


Family Empowerment Program Purpose:

To support individuals promoting positive change in their life, family and community; working to be of service to their community, connected to their culture and to have their potential realized.


The Final Report is intended to help us learn from your grant experience and demonstrate the importance of this program and how it helps individuals attain educational achievement, economic self-sufficiency and preserving and renewing cultural connections. 

Tiwahe Foundation