…..is to help First Nations, Métis people and communities address the impacts of the Indian residential schools’ system and to support healing.

NIB Trust Fund Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

The NIB Trust Fund is celebrating with 100% Indigenous staff on this Indigenous Peoples Day. We encourage you to celebrate our vibrance, resilience, and the connection to Turtle Island and all its relations! - Naomi Racette Executive Director of NIBTF.

The NIB Trust Fund Announces the 2020-2021 Successful Groups and Organizations for Programs aimed at Healing and Reconciliation

The NIB Trust Fund Board of Trustees approved approximately $8.04 million in funding to 101 groups and organizations that will implement education, cultural and healing programs to First Nations and Métis across Canada.

The Individual Call for Application is now closed.

We are no longer accepting applications as the deadline was June 5, 2020 5:00PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

Continuing our Journey

NIB Trust Fund provides resources to create opportunities that improve the quality of life for First Nations and Métis in Canada. These are some of our stories.

“We brought back culture and traditions of the Gitxsan people through art, language, song, traditional food, and medicines. As a result, program participants are more confident, open and speak with pride and hope about their language, culture and identity.”

Upper Skeena Development Centre Society

“Thank you to the NIB Trust Fund for investing in the healing and resilience of Metis Women. Often it is a challenge for Metis survivors who suffer traumas to access funding for professional counselling and be able to access Metis-specific trauma informed programs. This program was indeed life changing for the women who participated.” – Victoria Pruden, Executive Director, Bridges for Women Society

Bridges for Women Society

“The Kwu Xast program provided language workshops and training to teach Okanagan language.  Students participated in field trips to traditional territories and enjoyed knowledge keeper storytelling”

Upper Nicola Indian Band

"The NIB Trust Funds has provided an opportunity for Swan River First Nation to assist students in the revitalization of the Cree language and culture in our community through Cree language classes, head start programming and several cultural activities. The Metoni kwayask awasisak kistohtamowsowak nehiyawin program allowed the youth to feel a sense of pride and are working towards making healthy life choices.” 

Swan River First Nation

“The Manitoba Aboriginal Language Strategy (MALS) is a committee driven strategy to revitalize, retain and promote the survival of Indigenous languages in Manitoba. Receiving funding has enabled the organization to move forward in the development of an Indigenous focused language teacher training certification program. This is a significant project for Manitoba, and we are incredibly grateful to the NIB Trust Fund for the opportunity to make it a reality.”

Indigenous Languages of Manitoba Inc.