The #GenIndigenous Regional Convenings provide philanthropy the opportunity to learn more from grassroots nonprofits who have had success in tackling gaps and disparities by building on community assets through traditional knowledge, well-being and resilience, advocacy, workforce development, environment, health, juvenile justice and leadership development.
#GenIndigenous seeks to improve the lives of Native youth by promoting a national dialogue, policies, and programs to mobilize and cultivate the next generation of Native leaders. Native Americans in Philanthropy has and will continue to convene Native youth organizations and Native youth themselves to continue visioning and having the important conversations to keep Generation Indigenous moving forward while celebrating Native-led and Native-driven promising practices in an aim to spur more philanthropic commitments towards the meaningful support of Native youth.
Native Americans in Philanthropy was honored to partner with the White House on the Generation Indigenous (#GenIndigenous) philanthropic event, “Generation Indigenous: Raising Impact with Innovation and Proven Strategies” at the White House in 2016. At this event Native Americans in Philanthropy called upon the philanthropic community to take action to elevate key issues and address the pressing needs of Native youth with culturally comprehensive approaches to ensure all Native youth reach their full potential. Through this call, and in partnership with The Minneapolis Foundation and philanthropic partners, the #GenIndigenous Response Fund was created.