The Onaway Trust
Onaway’s vision is of a world where Native Peoples are able to maintain their traditional lifestyles and preserve their knowledge, skills and traditions for a sustainable future.
Onaway wants the world to be a sustainable home where cultures and diversity are respected for what they can teach us and future generations. Onaway seeks wider recognition of the fact that Indigenous peoples may hold the key to a more sustainable future for the whole planet.
Onaway, founded in 1974, in response to the reawakening of cultural identity amongst Native American peoples, has supported traditional indigenous groups in maintaining their natural worldviews and lifestyles for over four decades.
In contrast to global consumerism, Onaway believes that other valid worldviews are possible, and that there is much to learn from the diminishing tribes of natural people, if only we allow the space and time to listen.
By providing seed grants to Natural People's projects, Onaway strives to keep alive ancient knowledge and wisdom that will otherwise be lost and may be vital to humankind in the future of this planet.