Do you think bigger and think differently about what's possible for your tribe? Do you want to connect with other emerging Native American leaders who are a strong force for positive change in their communities? If you live in Minnesota, North Dakota, or South Dakota and are citizens of one of the tribes that shares geography with these states, apply today to become part of the next group of Native Nation Rebuilders. ... more
Do you see yourself as an emerging Native American leader who is interested in improving your Native nation? If you live in Minnesota, North Dakota, or South Dakota and are enrolled in one of the tribes that shares geography with these states, apply today to become part of the next group of Native Nation Rebuilders. This two-year program, supported by the Bush Foundation, aims to strengthen your leadership skills and nation-building knowledge. ... more
I spent much of an extended Fourth of July week in my hometown of Bemidji, Minnesota, which is situated in the northwoods of the state. Thick forests define this landscape. Maples, birch and aspen blend with pines, including spruce, balsam firs, jackpines, and the great red and white pines. ... more
My name is John Fetzer, and I’m the newest member of the Native Nations Team at the Bush Foundation. I was drawn to this work due to an internship I completed in college. Following my junior year at NDSU, I participated in the Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship Program. The program aims to expose Native students, over the course of a summer in Washington, DC, to the policies and players that affect Indian Country. ... more
About theBushFoundationOur mission is to be a catalyst for the courageous leadership necessary to create sustainable solutions to tough public problems and ensure community vitality. The Foundation was established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth, and today works in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geographic area.