SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Opening Reception – Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois

Summit – Thursday, September 19th, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Evening Celebration – Boarding at 6:00 p.m. – Dock at 9:30 p.m. – Odyssey Cruise on Lake Michigan
600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

WEDNESDAY
September 18, 2019
Newberry Library 

6:00 p.m. – Opening Reception – Newberry Library
– Dallas Goldtooth (Mdewakanton Dakota & Dińe), Indigenous Environmental Network, MC 
– Actions & Activism, Fighting for Our People – A Photo Exhibit, Digital Curation by Tracie Williams
–  Flute by Bill Buchholtz (Lakota)

THURSDAY
September 19, 2019
Gleacher Center

9:00 a.m. Registration Open – Coffee & Networking

10:00 a.m. Welcome, Land Acknowledgement, Blessing/Invocation, and Opening Remarks 
–  Jo-Anne E. Stately (Anishinaabe, White Earth Nation), Board Treasurer, Native Americans in   Philanthropy
–  Heather Miller (Wyandotte), Executive Director, Chicago American Indian Center

10:20 a.m. Seventh Generation is Here: Our Voices are Critical Now
–  Kinsale Hueston (Diné), Poet
Kinsale Hueston is a Diné activist and award-winning poet from Southern California and currently a student at Yale University. She served as a 2017-2018 National Student Poet, the nation’s highest honor for youth poets, and has been featured in Time Magazine, the LA Times, Indian Country Today, ABC News, and more. She uses her platform, lectures, readings, and poetry to bring awareness to contemporary Indigenous issues and to celebrate her personal and family histories. She was named one of “34 People Changing How We See the World” by Time Magazine in its 2019 Optimists Issue curated by filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Currently, Kinsale contributes to the Yale Literary Magazine. 

10:35 a.m. Our Origin, Our Journey, Our Healing
Our story is one of vision and commitment to the betterment of our people. Hear from our Founders as they share the story of how Native Americans in Philanthropy came about, a vision of how we should journey together in unity into the future, how we can heal together, and ways to be supportive as good relatives and a strong allies. 

Moderator: Sarah EchoHawk (Pawnee), Board Vice-Chair, Native Americans in Philanthropy

Speaker:
–    Lucille A. EchoHawk (Pawnee), Denver Indian Family Resource Center, Interim Executive Director, Network Weaver, Native Americans in Philanthropy

11:05 a.m. State of NAP & What We’re Doing Today
–    Edgar Villanueva (Lumbee), Board Chair, Native Americans in Philanthropy
–    Gina Jackson (Western Shoshone), Program Director, Native Americans in Philanthropy

11:15 a.m. Resistance and Resilience Panel: Truth & Healing – Together We Rise
It is important to understand the struggle and progress made over the past 30 years. In this panel we will hear from National Leaders, Activists, Advocates, and Warriors — the brave shoulders of those we stand on. They will share their words of wisdom and encouragement as we rise together in a new day of solidarity, supporting Indian Country and the next generations. 

Moderator: Vicky Stott (Ho-Chunk), Board of Directors, Native Americans in Philanthropy

Speakers:
–    Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock), Editor, Native American Journalism Association
–    La Donna Harris (Comanche), Founder, Americans for Indian Opportunity
–    Laura Harris (Comanche), Executive Director, Americans for Indian Opportunity
–    Nick Tilsen (Oglala Lakota), President and CEO, NDN Collective

12:15 p.m. Working Lunch 
Web Portal Demo – Investing in Native America: Building Equity for Native Communities

An interactive demonstration of the exciting Multi-Content Web Portal which is a joint project of Native Americans in Philanthropy and Candid to provide real time giving data for the first time in history. This session will showcase how philanthropic leaders and others can use the NEW Webportal for learning about Native Communities, Giving into Native Communities, and Best Practice examples for philanthropic work in Native Communities. 

Moderator: Carly Bad Heart Bull (Dakota/Muskogee Creek), Board of Directors, Native Americans in Philanthropy

Speakers:
–    Aaron Dorfman, President and CEO, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
–    Grace Sato, Director, Global Projects & Partnerships, Candid

1:30 p.m. Narrative Change Panel: Together We Soar 
This panel will share how important narrative change and representation is for Native people which is an area that we can come together around as our stories have not been told. We will share IllumiNative data on representation as a way to ground this session, why data generated by the Native community is so important, and how investing in Indian Country can help move us towards solutions. Recommendations will be given on how we can move forward and take action and how to be a good ally as we move towards real change. 

Moderator: Crystal EchoHawk (Pawnee), Founder and CEO, IllumiNative

Speakers:
–  Erik Stegman Carry the Kettle First Nation (Assiniboine), Executive Director, Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute
–  Kashif Shaikh, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Pillars Fund 
–  Wayne Ducheneaux (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe), Executive Director, Native Governance Center 

2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Women & Girls Session (Room 600) 
Native women and girls are the heart of our nations. They are strong, resilient, and teaching the next seven generations. This session will highlight some of the important work to support in Indian Country that is making a difference and changing not only lives but our communities. We have much work to do as we also need to take action to protect our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. 

Moderator: Allie Young (Dine’), Executive Assistant, Native Americans in Philanthropy

Speakers:
– Victoria Sweet (White Earth), Program Director, NoVo Foundation 
– Chelsea Miraflor Trillo, Program Coordinator of Thriving Women, Seventh Generation Fund 
– Cherah Ridge Giles (Muscogee Creek), Board Chair, National Indian Women’s Resource Center

URBAN Indians Session (Room 602) 
There are more Native Americans living in non-tribal designated land areas than ever before yet there continues to be a gap in understanding of how to support those living in urban areas. It is import and understand the key issues, challenges, and solutions that can ultimately make a difference. 

Moderator: Vance Blackfox (Cherokee), Director of Communications, Native Americans in Philanthropy

Speakers:
– Janeen S. Comenote (Quinault and Oglala), Executive Director, National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC)
– Jasmine Gurneau, (Oneida/Menominee), Manager, Native American and Indigenous Initiatives, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Northwestern University
– Cynthia Soto (Sicangu Lakota), Director, Native American Support Program University of Illinois at Chicago 

#GenIndigenous Session (Room 604) 
Native youth voices have sparked hope across Indian Country in the last decade like never before. They are stepping up as leaders, demanding for the revitalization of our cultures, languages, and traditional foods. This session will highlight ways that Native youth organizations and others are supporting their vision and how philanthropy can make a difference. 

Moderator: Gina Jackson (Western Shoshone), Program Director, Native Americans in Philanthropy

Speakers:
– Angelique Albert (Salish and Kootenai Tribes),  My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Advisory Council
– Erik Stegman (Carry the Kettle Nation), Executive Director, Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth
– Anthony Tamez (Wuskwi Sipihk First Nations Cree, Sicangu Lakota, Black), Native Youth Champion for Change Alumnus,  Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth, CNAY, Chi-Nations Youth Council

3:45 p.m. Networking Break 

4:00 p.m. Advocacy & Activism – Mauna Kea and Amazon Updates
Indigenous people are the stewards of 80% of the earth’s biodiversity. Threats to our sovereignty and our environment are, thus, intertwined, and Indigeous people are leading fights against climate change, land seizure and extraction. In this session, Dr. Rosalee Gonzales will share an update on the actions and advocacy at both Mauna Kea and in the Amazon. 

Moderator: Sarah EchoHawk (Pawnee), Board Vice-Chair, Native Americans in Philanthropy

Speaker:
– Dr. Rosalee Gonzalez, Executive Director, US Human Rights Network
– Andre Perez, Ko’honua Project Director, Hawaii Unity And Liberation Institute

4:30 p.m. What does the Future hold and our Vision for the Next 30 Years
Summit Reflection & Closing 
– Edgar Villanueva (Lumbee), Board Chair, Native Americans in Philanthropy

5:00 p.m. Summit Closes

THURSDAY EVENING
September 19, 2019
Navy Pier

5:30 p.m. Transfer To Navy Pier (600 E Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois) to Board the Odyssey Boarding Begins at 6:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m. Boat Leaves Navy Pier

9:30 p.m. Boat Returns to Navy Pier