TiwaheThe term “Tiwahe” originates from the Lakota language, embodying the concept of family and highlighting the intricate interdependence among all living entities. It also underscores an individual’s duty to safeguard not only their kin but also the community and the natural world. To empower federally recognized Tribal nations and enable them to embrace this philosophy, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (IA) initiated the Tiwahe Initiative during the fiscal year (FY) of 2015, following congressional allocation. This comprehensive effort encompasses multiple facets that synergistically strive to preserve and foster the growth of thriving and resilient Tribal societies. This phase is commonly known as the Tiwahe Demonstration Project.

Tiwahe Initiative Demonstration Project

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