SEPTEMBER 2016 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”). I am writing this message from the camp near Standing Rock Sioux reservation north of Cannonball, North Dakota objecting to the nearby construction of an oil pipeline by Dakota Access. The pipeline could pollute local drinking water and will continue to destroy sites of great historic, religious and cultural significance as it crosses ancestral lands of the Great Sioux Nation.
Native youth continue to innovate and demand justice, first articulating their outrage through Generation Indigenous and coordinating a 2,000 mile run to hold a rally in Washington, DC on August 6. This protest came together during the same time frame Native Americans in Philanthropy planned our White House Generation Indigenous event at the White House on August 26, at which many youth and nonprofit leaders articulated their support for the protection of water (see recaps of this amazing philanthropy event in our newsletter and watch for details to be a part of our White House national call.
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When a car crash killed his stepmother, seriously injured his brother and sister and put him in a wheelchair at the age of 11, Noah Blue Elk Hotchkiss could have given up. Instead, he adopted a path of pursuing his love of sports and using it to help other disabled Native American youth, a path that led him to the White House at the end of August. Read the full story here.
The Longmont-based nonprofit First Nations Development Institute received a $2.5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on Tuesday. The institute, along with Echo Hawk consulting, will use the grant to launch a two-year research and strategy setting effort to positively transform the image of Native Americans. Read more here.
Now Accepting Open Inquiries for Funding: Pathways to Financial Inclusion Initiative
Does your organization work on helping people build the know how to control their finances and build their savings? You might be eligible for a new funding opportunity: the Pathways to Financial Inclusion Initiative, which is geared toward expanding existing efforts to build financial skills and flexible savings across our region, particularly among underserved communities. Learn more here.
Hidden in a corner of this city, amid a gleaming office park, strip malls, vacant lots, Interstate 40, and perhaps the city’s nicest Starbucks, is a two-story school that holds one of the country’s most promising educational models for Native American students. Read the full blog here.
AISES National Conference
November 10-12, 2016 | Minneapolis, MN
Early registration ends September 2, 2106.
Efforts that foster stronger linkages between Native American boys and young men and their cultures and communities can help significantly improve the outcomes of their lives, including their social and educational attainment, according to a new report issued today by First Nations Development Institute (First Nations). Download the report here.
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