CFAR Society

Mission Statement

Our simple, focused mission statement is:To provide leadership in Aboriginal, government and industry relations by creating a circle to foster a broad understanding of different perspectives. CFAR facilitates the development of trust, respect and credibility among our membership and with others.

Visit on the web at http://cfarsociety.ca/

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

What we do Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies

Get involved and visit them on the web at rotary.org


Helping Native people create the future they envision

Our work is founded on the belief that all American Indian people have a place, purpose and a future strengthened by sustainable community development.

  • NACDI initiates projects that benefit the Native community, often in partnership with other Indigenous-led organizations.
  • Our future is bright due to the resilience and vision of our ancestors
  • Founded in 2007, NACDI is approaching its second decade with a renewed commitment to the Indigenous values that helped our people persevere despite centuries of hardship.

Environmental Stewardship of Indigenous Lands

The Environmental Stewardship of Indigenous Lands (ESIL) certificate is an exciting new educational opportunity at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver), where the term Indigenous includes Native American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hawaiian Native.  This first-of-its-kind program provides training, internships, and job placement opportunities for students interested in environmental issues involving tribal and non-tribal entities.

The ESIL certificate provides a unique training opportunity for students to combine a passion for protecting natural resources with a desire to communicate across diverse cultures and schools of thought.  We hope you will join us in this exciting educational opportunity!

Visit them on the web at clas.ucdenver.edu/esil.

Partnership with Native Americans

We call the principles that guide our work “The PWNA Way,” meaning:

PWNA works with reservation Program Partners who identify the needs in their communities that we can help them address.
We provide goods and services to our partners and work with them to plan and implement distributions and activities in their communities. This brings immediate relief, addressing basic day-to-day needs and supporting sustainability projects in tribal communities.

PWNA helps Program Partners enhance the reservation programs where they work.
By volunteering with PWNA, the partners learn how to work with outside resources, organize and advertise events, and recruit and coordinate volunteers. Their volunteers also build skills and confidence. This learning benefits reservation programs and builds community capacity for the long run.

Takoda Institute

Why Takoda?

“Takoda” means “all are welcome” in the Lakota Language.   Although, as a division of the American Indian OIC, we strive to help the American Indian community and incorporate Indigenous values into our programs, everyone is welcome in this building regardless of race, creed, age, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  In 2018, in order to more clearly convey the connection between all of our programs to our participants, the Takoda Institute combined with the Adult Basic Education and Workforce Development programs under the singular banner of “Takoda”.   We believe that this will help everyone who comes into our door understand what we can do for them and that they are welcome.

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