Sacred Fire Foundation supports the continuance of Indigenous wisdom and strives to raise awareness about the values of the Indigenous worldview as a way to effect social change and transform the world in which we live.

Indigenous peoples hold the moral reserve of the world.

—Onondaga Chief Oren Lyons


Protecting the Sacred

Through a strong participatory partnership model, our Grant Program works with Indigenous communities worldwide to ensure that their ancestral wisdom can continue to flourish for generations to come.

Honoring Indigenous Elders

Indigenous Elders are keepers of the wisdom that our ancestors cultivated through the ages. We honor and support them through our Wisdom Treasure Award.

Raising Awareness

Through our Events and Media Program we provide opportunities for people to experience Indigenous wisdom and learn how to apply these values in their daily life.


Focus Areas

We’ve awarded more than 50 grants in 15 countries spread across 5 continents.

Select a focus area above or click on a grant in the map to find out more information.

Apply for a grant


Connect with Ancestral Wisdom

Upcoming Events

Voices of Wisdom gatherings provide opportunities to listen and learn from Indigenous Elders in an intimate ritual setting.

Recent Blog Posts

November is Native American Heritage Month 

November is Native American Heritage Month 

 This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Nations: Building Strength Through Understanding. There are hundreds of tribes across the nation, with over 570 federally recognized.  They are the Indigenous Peoples of the United States – 5 million strong! This is a time to...

Vital Voices Protecting the Sacred

Vital Voices Protecting the Sacred

Words such as "hero", "warrior" and "defender" are a part of every culture.  Some become famous and are part of our collective history. Some go out every day and with very little fanfare, keep us safe, rescue us when tragedy strikes and rush into rather, than away,...

Busuréliame, Inner Awakening Through Ceremony

Busuréliame, Inner Awakening Through Ceremony

The Sacred Fire Foundation grant provided logistical support, food for the Tarahumara during the planning and conducting of two regional harvest ceremonies which are part of a larger vision and program to strengthen Tarahumara resilience. Busuréliame (Inner Awakening)...

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