The emergence of the pandemic posed significant challenges for Indigenous peoples, especially those in remote settings where inequitable access to basic supports compounded by COVID-19 was a cause for immediate dedicated philanthropic action.  A fund that is built upon the resiliency of and guided by Indigenous Peoples to support communities through the current public health crisis.

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“Where common memory is lacking, where people do not share in the same past, there can be no real community. Where community is to be formed, common memory must be created.”

GEORGE ERASMUS, DENE NATION, CO-CHAIR OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON ABORIGINAL PEOPLES
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HOW TO APPLY

We’ve created a simple and accessible application. You can apply online, using a PDF, over the phone, in a video in English, French, Cree and Inuktitut. If you have questions, we’re here to help.

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HEAR STORIES

In the spirit of traditional storytelling, Indigenous communities are invited to share their own stories.

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A Kaskawulash Glacier

This story reflects the sentiments expressed in the creation of the Indigenous People Resilience Fund 

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Cooking with Koohkoom

A free online Métis traditional cooking class promotes food security

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‘Brilliance and ingenuity’ that transform Indigenous communities

IPRF support is putting more moose meat into freezers on Miawpukek Mi’kamawey Mawi’omi First Nation on the south coast of Newfoundland.


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“Our communities have had long-standing needs that are urgent to our communities. With the COVID- 19 pandemic, these needs have become amplified and require even more urgent attention.”

MARY SIMON, INUK, NUNAVIK, Governor General