A new initiative has been implemented with St. Louis community organizations working to advance Native partnerships and programming. This is a collaborative effort between the Buder Center with leaders at the following institutions in Missouri – St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri Humanities Council, Missouri History Museum and Lutheran Indian Ministries, all of whom are working on programs reflecting Native traditions and practices. Strengthening collaboration and communication will allow knowledge to be better disseminated, programs strengthened and outreach improved.