Reconciliation Rising is a project dedicated to Natives and non-Natives confronting our past and reimagining our future. Since launching our project nearly four years ago, we’ve interviewed such notable figures as author and folklorist Roger Welsch, Ponca Tribal Chairman Larry Wright Jr., Pawnee seedkeeper Deb Echo-Hawk and Chippewa attorney Jerilyn DeCoteau. We’ve documented efforts to preserve tribal lands and corn, revitalize Native communities, educate non-Natives about the history of colonialism, and repatriate Native artifacts. We plan to continue seeking stories of reconciliation and plan to use this funding to conduct interviews and produce our podcast.
Year(s) Awarded: 2022