Cowlitz Indian Tribe Donates to Support Community Organizations
This quarter’s grant funding is the largest awarded in the Tribe’s history
Ridgefield, WA. (Nov. 23, 2022) — The Cowlitz Indian Tribe has announced this quarter’s recipients of Cowlitz Tribal Foundation grants. The fund, an extension of the Tribe, released its largest donations to date. Nine of the 31 grants awarded, which totaled just over $2.5M, were announced at ilani’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, held on November 23.
We reflect on a day set aside to remember an early harvest meal native people shared with new people coming to our lands. It is believable that the new people offered prayers in gratitude for the bounty.
Our prayers were different.
We gave thanks not just for the one day, but for all days, every day. We were up at sunrise to give thanks for the morning light, and for our footprints upon the earth.
To celebrate the start of the holiday season, don’t miss out on carol singing led by the Dickens Carolers and plenty of cocoa, coffee, and cookies at ilani’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Wednesday, November 23rd starting at 5:00 pm!