Indigenous-led, Indigenous-serving organizations are no strangers to challenge.
Even in the face of Canada’s past and ongoing genocide of and atrocities against Indigenous people, this group of organizations has remained unwaveringly resilient in its service.
The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has exacerbated the challenges that Indigenous Peoples face today — resulting in a growing demand for support for these communities, that Canada’s Indigenous-led and Indigenous-focused social impact sector is struggling to meet.
But even in the midst of a global pandemic, one Indigenous-led non-profit organization — the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) — has found cause for celebration.
The NAFC is the national representative and unifying body for the Friendship Centre movement (FCM) — a movement that for fifty years has worked to
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