Circle of Giving

  • McNamara Alumni Center, U of M 200 Oak Street SE Minneapolis, MN United States

Join the Tiwahe Foundation as they celebrate their work, their grantees and the importance of language, culture, education and philanthropy in the community. 

The Tiwahe Foundation

The Tiwahe Foundation was created to help renew the American Indian community through the Circle of Giving. This philosophy is grounded in American Indian tradition and the value of reciprocity, recognizing that all life is inter-related and giving benefits the giver as well as the receiver. The Tiwahe Foundation is a trusted community partner with an intimate understanding of issues that affect Native American people, as well as the role American Indian values, such as generosity, compassion, courage and resilience, play in building a self-sustaining community.

*Tiwahe means family in the Dakota/Lakota language. It symbolizes the interconnectedness of all living things and one’s personal responsibility to honor family, community and the environment.