Tribal Partnerships Initiative

Funding for Projects with Montana Tribal Nations

Tribal Partnerships Initiative (TPI) blends together the power of direct and on-the-ground humanities work in tribal communities with the support and infrastructure of Humanities Montana.

The goal of TPI is to support programs that explore Montana Tribal Nation’s history and culture as well as programming developed specifically by native communities that addresses their interests and needs.

Current Partner Projects

Mobile cultural app for the Selis-Olispe Ethnogeography Project

The Selis-Olispe Cultural Committee, a department of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Summer Assiniboine Language Program

Serving youth ages 6-18, Fort Peck Community College

Aasaisstto Language Society

Cultural and language revitalization with a focus on youth living in Browning

Fort Belknap Mid-Winter Fair

Gros Ventre, Assiniboine, and Little Shell nations celebrate their people’s musical and artistic expressions

3rd Annual Metchif Heritage Keepers Music, History, Culture and Art Festival

Metchif Heritage Keepers celebrate the history, music, food, language, art and culture of the Métis who live in Montana or share descendants