Provides support to Crisis Impacted Indigenous Communities and Nations.
Embodying the fast flight and power of a flicker – a good medicine bird, Flicker Fund responds to already vulnerable and stressed Indigenous communities on the frontlines of climate caused crisis and emergencies. It responds to critical needs ranging from the diverse and varying impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic and its rippling negative effects, to climate fires and drought, as well as other disasters that devastate Indigenous Peoples, communities and Nations and that impact their ability to live healthy, safe, and vibrant lives.
The Flicker Fund implements its work through the following pathways to assure Indigenous families, clans, communities, and Nations not only survive, but can thrive:
Basic And Urgent Health focusing on essential needs for wellness, sanitation and hygiene, of the most vulnerable with a focus on elders, multi-generational households and families with children under the age of five years old.
Historic and Cultural Teachings including – as appropriate – the sharing of prophecies, stories, and lifeways that advance traditional knowledge systems informing community members on health, healing, survival and thriving strategies, and moving forward with vitality.
Traditional Healing Practices and Remedies supporting growing and cultivation of medicinal food systems, and culturally-relevant strategies for immune support.
Mobilize resources for crisis-impacted Indigenous communities throughout the world.