APRIL 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 Lakota philosophy, we believe we are all related. I also believe our solutions are also related. With that wholistic foundation, we at Native Americans in Philanthropy have engaged in innovative philanthropic practices by partnering with celebrity influencers and utilizing social media as a tool to raise visibility of our untold history, as well as highlighting of best practices in movement building partnerships through our regional convenings and our annual summit.
Read the full CEO Message here.
#GenIndigenous Regional Funder Convenings – San Francisco & Seattle
In partnership with My Brother’s Keeper, our #GenIndigenous Regional Convenings provide philanthropy the opportunity to learn more from grassroots nonprofits who have had success in tackling gaps and disparities by building on community assets through traditional knowledge, well-being and resilience, advocacy, workforce development, environment, health, juvenile justice and leadership development. Our first convenings will be held in San Francisco and Seattle in April. Register today!
GenIndigenous Response Fund awards ten grantees
Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) is excited to announce the first round of Generation Indigenous (#GenIndigenous) Response Fund grantees! The #GenIndigenous Response Fund was established in December 2016 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. Read the full press release here.
GenIndigenous Community of Practice Webinar: Session 3
NAP’s Community of Practice provides peer-to-peer learning opportunities for organizations working with Native youth. This third session on May 4th at 1pm EST will continue to collect shared experiences and best practices from attendees and solidifying the group selected resource sharing strategies. Register here.
Invisible No More: Native Movement Building on May 6th!
NAP’s Invisible No More: Native Movement Building summit and celebration will feature Dr. Bob Ross of The California Endowment, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Twila True, America Ferrera, Max & Vicki Kennedy, Ty Stiklorius, Ernie Stevens, Jr., and Holly Cook Macarro, along with 150+ allies on May 6th at The Underground Museum in Los Angeles. The event will be grounded by a “Movement of Movements” theme and feature critical conversations around movement-building, youth advocacy, and Native issues and innovations in Indian Country. Learn more here.
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