#IamMBK and #GenIndigenous 2016
Native Americans in Philanthropy is pleased to announce the formal partnership with the White House’s Generation Indigenous Initiative and My Brother’s Keeper Initiative at the My Brother’s Keeper Summit today with CEO, Sarah Eagle Heart, speaking at the MBK Summit on the “MBK Communities: Infrastructure and Impact” panel.
In 2014, President Obama launched the Generation Indigenous Initiative to focus on helping to improve the lives of Native American youth and ensuring they have the opportunities and resources available to exceed. Over the past year, Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) has integrated the Generation Indigenous Initiative into the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiatives to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. The MBK National Summit will highlight the progress, impact and future of MBK as well as the many local and national efforts towards reform efforts in their communities.
NAP will integrate the goals of the MBK Initiative into its continued Generation Indigenous work and will be involved with the MBK Alliance as an advocate for Native youth support and investment. New NAP commitments in support of Generation Indigenous and MBK include training for tribal communities, rural and urban through online Communities of Practice and on the ground at regional convenings; technical assistance for rural tribal communities; scale community interventions and effective preventions that positively impact Native youth; and increase philanthropic investments to Native American-led, youth serving organizations.