American Indian Women of Proud Nations

The American Indian Women of Proud Nations support American Indian women’s efforts to build healthier lives for themselves, their families, and their communities in a spirit of holistic inquiry and empowerment.

Gift of Warmth Energy Assistance Program


As we face the coldest part of the year, American Indian Women of Proud Nations is excited to announce that we have developed an energy assistance program, The Gift of Warmth, to support recognized tribes in North Carolina. Our goal is to provide relief to tribal citizens experiencing difficulties making payments, or facing disconnection from their energy company due to financial hardship.

This opportunity is open to citizens of all eight Tribal Nations in North Carolina. Priority will be given tribal citizens without energy assistance programs and citizens ineligible to receive assistance directly through their tribe.

Applications will be received beginning January 1, 2022 and accepted until funds are depleted. Submit completed applications with current energy bill to info@aiwpn.org with "Energy Assistance" in the subject field.  If you do not have access to email have your tribal leader, or someone, submit it for you.

We have recently updated our application and program flyer and can be accessed here: 2022 Gift of Warmth Application and Gift of Warmth Flyer.

If you have any questions about the program, ​contact Jennifer Brewer-Young, at info@aiwpn.org.



Food Pantry Grant Opportunity Announcement

American Indian Women of Proud Nations, a non-profit organization established to support American Indian women’s efforts to build healthier lives for themselves, their families, and their communities in a spirit of holistic inquiry and empowerment, has a new opportunity to share with our Native communities.
With nutritional disparities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacting North Carolina’s tribal communities, American Indian Women of Proud Nations is committed to supporting and uplifting our Indigenous brothers, sisters, and children. AIWPN is awarding a one-time grant of $4000.00 for the purposes of establishing a food pantry. Submit your application to Tracie Locklear at info@aiwpn.org. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out.

This opportunity has closed.