In this episode, Toni Sanchez (Seminole Tribe of Florida), gets a behind-the-scenes look at NAP’s comprehensive report, “Indigenous Community Leadership in Response to COVID-19: A Call to Action for the Philanthropic Sector,” with one of the report’s primary writers, Joseph Little (Oglala Lakota, Gabrieleno Tongva).
Toni Sanchez is the Engagement & Communications Coordinator for Native Americans in Philanthropy. She joined NAP in 2020 with the organization’s inaugural Indigenous Philanthropy Fellow, Joseph Little.
Joseph Little is a recent graduate of Stanford University. He has held positions as a Policy Fellow for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and as a Marketplace Capacity Analyst Intern for the Nike N7 Division at Nike, Inc. Given Joseph’s experience working with data, he was well-suited to spearhead a report focused on tribal communities’ philanthropic response to the coronavirus pandemic.
NAP has developed a series of supplemental resources to support its report, including the COVID-19 Community Conversation series. The first installment in the series was a live online webinar featuring several of the report’s featured contributors. (You can find the full recording here and a highlight reel here.)
The second installment was the podcast’s debut episode where Kelli Begay (Kickapoo/Seminole/Muscogee Creek), Chief Strategy & Operations Officer of NAP, discussed Native nutrition and food systems with Valerie Segrest (Muckleshoot) of the Native American Agriculture Fund.
This “Behind The Report” episode is the most recent installment of the COVID-19 Community Conversation series. We hope it inspires others in the sector to evaluate how they design their research studies to reflect the nuance and complexities of tribal communities.
The Native Americans in Philanthropy Podcast is a platform to have honest, straightforward, and to-the-point conversations about promoting effective and sustainable philanthropy in tribal communities. The space to have these kinds of authentic discussions has become essential, especially in a market flooded by formal online webinars and workshops.
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