JANUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER
Dear Mitakuyapi (“Relatives” is a traditional greeting in the Lakota language),
Cante Waste ya Nape Ciyu zape ye (“I shake your hand with a good heart”). In light of the past few months’ work at Native Americans in Philanthropy, we would like to share how nonprofits can advocate.
Nonprofits have served as a safe space over the years for those who want to better the lives of their people and communities. Advocacy done by nonprofits has helped to lower or eradicate barriers and broadened access to important services; raised up the needs of their communities and social problems; and prevented the loss of resources, historic landmarks, and sacred sites
Read the full CEO Message here.
#GenIndigenous Response Fund
NAP has announced a call for proposals for January 30, 2017 to receive funding from the Generation Indigenous (#GenIndigenous) Response Fund in support of youth organizing and activism responding to current movements, such as Standing Rock, in ways that build long-term power for Native American youth. Apply to the fund or donate online here.
Indigenous Women Rise: Women’s March on Washington
Join the circle of Indigenous women with hundreds of thousands women from across the country on January 21st to march on Washington, D.C. standing together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to the incoming presidential administration and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. Get involved here.
#IAmMBK Summit Reflections
As a Lakota mother of two young men, I was honored to speak on the MBK Communities panel at the White House on Wednesday, December 14th – part of the #IamMBK Summit. We discussed infrastructure and impact with Linda Gibbs of Bloomberg Associates, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, Assemblyman Michael Blake of Bronx, NY, and Vice Mayor of Newark, NJ Rex Richardson. Read more here.
2017 California Regional Convenings, Philanthropy Institute and Celebration
Native Americans in Philanthropy will co-host three regional convenings in California in partnership with the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, Executive Alliance of Boys and Men of Color, Kellogg and Casey Family Programs geared toward educating about Native Americans in Philanthropy’s partnership with White House Generation Indigenous Initiative, as well as our new partnership with My Brothers Keeper and The California Endowment. Our philanthropic strategy amplifies innovative and culturally appropriate approaches to improve the lives of and opportunities for Native youth. Read more about the May 6th even here.
Harnessing our Collective Wisdom: Strengthening the Circle of Safety, Justice and Healing
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (http://www.home.tlpi.org) invited Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) to present a daylong workshop on December 7, 2016 in Palm Springs, Ca. as part of the Pre-Conference Institutes to the 15th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime. Read the full blog post here.
Blue Shield of California Foundation Awards $3.9 million to Further Strengthen California’s Healthcare Safety Net & Address Domestic Violence
Blue Shield of California Foundation announced $3.9 million in fourth-quarter grantmaking, raising its total 2016 giving to more than $29 million to advance its mission to improve health equity and end domestic violence in California. Read more here.
Private well owners in specific counties in four western states are eligible to participate in Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) Individual Well Program, which provides free private well assessments for those not regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Learn more about the program here.
The Russell Family Foundation: Investing in Community-Oriented Climate Solutions
TRFF is proud to be highlighted in Croatan Institute’s new paper on investing in a just transition through community-oriented climate solutions. Read more here.
A Renewed Era of Federal-Tribal Relations
The White House released a report outlining some of the successes of this Administration while working on behalf of Tribes. Read the full report here.
Seventh Generation Fund Fellowship
The Tradition Bearers for Bio-cultural Diversity Fellowship will advance the opportunity for Indigenous leaders to focus on, reflect, and contemplate the trajectory of their work. Learn about the fellowship and apply here.
We R Native: Making a Difference
Protecting sacred sites? Speaking up about climate change? Fighting for our rights? Making your voice heard? Tell us about it! Have an idea? Apply for up to $475 to make a difference in your community. Learn more here.
How President Obama Has Protected Our Sacred Land for Future Generations
I am very proud to be both Navajo and American. As the President of the Navajo Nation, I’ve dedicated my life to ensuring that, as a Navajo, my story and our stories are part of our collective American history. Today, I want share one of those stories with you. Read the full article here.
King County Grant Initiative awards 3 Native-led Organizations
The initiative to prevent youth and family homelessness has awarded grants to three Native-led organizations: Native Women in Need, Seattle Indian Health Board, and United Indians of All Tribes. Learn more about the initiative and awardees here.
Staff changes at The Christensen Fund
We are equally pleased to announce our inaugural Christensen Fellow, Daisee Francour, who joined us in November and will lead the Bay Area Program. Daisee was born and raised on the Oneida Indian Reservation of Wisconsin and has a Masters of Public Policy & Administration with a Concentration on Human Rights Advocacy from Adler University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Parkside. Read more here.
Indigenous Women Rise: Women’s March on Washington
January 21, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Join the circle of Indigenous women during the Women’s March on Washington. RSVP now!
Funder Strategy Call: Standing Rock
January 31, 2017 | 1:00PM EST
NAP invites all funders interested in learning and/or sharing how their foundations are engaging the issues surrounding Standing Rock to join us for our monthly Funder Strategy Calls. Our next call will be January 31st, 2017 at 1:00PM EST with special guest Jodi Gillette of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. If you or a colleague are interested in joining the call, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the dial-in information.
February 2, 2017 | New York City, New York
Join us for this post-election session to deepen the understanding of Native American multi-generational and community historical trauma.
White House Report Focuses on Challenges Faced by Women and Girls of Color
The third annual report shows more work needs to be done to address structural disadvantages in school and at work. Download the full report here.
ACF seeks nominations for Tribal Advisory Committee
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is seeking nominations for the ACF Tribal Advisory Committee (ACF TAC). For more information about the TAC please visit here.
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