Two elderly people in traditional Zuni dress sit smiling on a couch.
Intergenerational mentors support preservation of language and traditional knowledge. Courtesy of Colorado Plateau Foundation

Colorado Plateau Foundation

Flagstaff, AZ

The Native-led Colorado Plateau Foundation connects national funders and Native communities to protect lands, waters, and cultures for generations to come. The Foundation invests in Native-led organizations working in four priority areas on the Plateau: protection of water, protection of sacred places and threatened landscapes, preservation of Native languages, and sustainable community-based agriculture. “We live where we serve” is the heart of the Foundation’s strategy to achieve efficient and effective grant making.

Jim Enote was featured in Emergence Magazine in the film Counter Mapping when he was director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center in Zuni, New Mexico. He now leads the Colorado Plateau Foundation.

White Mountain Apache youth participate in community-based agriculture at Ndée Bikíyaa, the Peoples' Farm. Courtesy of Colorado Plateau Foundation