#GenIndigenous Regional Convenings
Register for the Regional Convenings below!
At our Regional Convenings, Funders will have the opportunity to engage directly with NAP and our Generation Indigenous (#GenIndigenous) work that aims to increase investments in Native American communities at the regional and national level. In partnership with My Brother’s Keeper and The California Endowment, these convenings will amplify innovative and culturally appropriate approaches to improve lives and opportunities for Native youth.
At each regional convening, we showcase 10 organizations who have had success in tackling gaps and disparities by building on community assets. Each non-profit or tribal program selected shows direct impact on Native youth with regard to traditional knowledge, well-being & resilience, advocacy, workforce development, environment, health, juvenile justice, and leadership development. Our first regional convening was at Standing Rock in October. We also utilize these opportunities to share our research utilizing Indigenous scholars presenting our report The Indigenous Lifecourse: Strengthening the health and well-being of Native youth. This research highlights and reinforces the strengths of the indigenous worldview, as well as the risks and drawbacks for Native youth today.
NOTE: This is a funder-only space. If you or your organization is a current member of Native Americans in Philanthropy, please fill out the form below to receive your member discount code.
Native Culture and Context for Philanthropy (NCCP): Designed to deepen the cultural understanding and engagement of philanthropic organizations to adopt strategic and inclusive grantmaking and develop partnerships with Native communities. The session shares the Native realities and context that includes local, regional, and national wisdom holders.
Lightning Round: Presentations by select non-profits serving Native youth in the areas of traditional knowledge, leadership development, STEM, connectivity, workforce development, resiliency, and health and wellbeing.
Research: NAP will share holistic and culturally grounded Indigenous Lifecourse framework research under the leadership of Native child and youth development researchers. NAP will share the framework and facilitate discussions on individual and collective adoption of the framework into programming and funding strategy. This work will help launch a network of philanthropic-focused indigenous scholars who will continue to provide expertise and collaborative recommendations to the field.