As a Lakota mother of two young men, I was honored to speak on the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Communities panel at the White House on Wednesday, December 14th. We discussed infrastructure and impact with Linda Gibbs of Bloomberg Associates, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, Assemblyman Michael Blake of Bronx, NY, and Vice Mayor of Newark, NJ Rex Richardson. The panel spoke to what states and communities can do to change the narrative and the need to keep moving forward. The recognition of the panel of what young men and women of color contribute as assets to communities is only the beginning of a movement that has inspired movements of movements, including Standing Rock. Our very own #GenIndigenous are part of these movements and being able to leverage inter-sectional priorities is essential to the success of all young people of color.
Wopila to our brother in the fight Dr. Bob Ross, who not only has been a tireless leader and champion for MBK efforts writ large, but also for Native American issues. And in honor of the important work of MBK and our Native communities we’re happy to announce that The California Endowment has committed a grant of over $500k for 24 months for Generation Indigenous and My Brothers Keeper work.
Sarah Eagle Heart, CEO
Native Americans in Philanthropy