Solve’s Indigenous Communities Fellowship seeks solutions by Native innovators across the US that consider both technology and traditional knowledge to support and scale positive impact.
For generations, Indigenous leaders have put community first, innovating for social benefit and mutual gain to create a world that is prosperous for all beings. From the blooming fields of the Southwest to the libraries of Iolani Palace to the solar farms of the Dakotas, Indigenous leaders across the country continue to harness a blend of cutting-edge technology and ancestral knowledge to provide their people with the best life possible.
For 2021, Solve welcomes Native-led solutions that:
- Increase access to community wealth, including through access to new economic sectors and diverse forms of capital.
- Support culturally-grounded K-16 education, including language, cultural revitalization, and non-traditional learners.
- Provide greater access to healthy and sovereign food, sustainable energy, and safe water.
- Improve healthcare access and outcomes, including telehealth, health systems infrastructure, and availability of traditional and Western medicines.
For more information, visit https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/2021-indigenous-communities-fellowship