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Member Education Sessions: Next Gen Now

1:00pm- 2:30pm EST

Event Description

Native Americans in Philanthropy is entering the new year by centering ourselves and our relatives on one of our most precious resources: the next generation. For Indigenous communities to not only survive but to thrive, Native youth must be considered and meaningfully included throughout programming and the philanthropic sector. Investment in and working alongside future leaders is imperative.

Members of Native Americans in Philanthropy’s Native Youth Grantmakers program alongside our moderator, Stephine “Steph” Poston (Pueblo of Sandia), and guest speakers Kelley Mitchell (Diné), Dr. Amanda Tachine (Navajo), Vernon Miller (Omaha), and Tesia Zientek (Citizen Potawatomi), discuss how philanthropy can serve Indigenous youth, through the lens of education, in impactful and culturally relevant ways while creating opportunities for success and sustainment in Indian Country.

Watch the broadcast now on NAP’s YouTube Channel and be sure to subscribe to the NAP YouTube channel for more informative and important resources on Native communities.

About the Series: 
Native Americans in Philanthropy welcomes you to engage in a gathering of non-profits, philanthropy, emerging leaders, and Indigenous communities for discussions and collaborative action for building philanthropy rooted in Indigenous traditions and values. 

This session is available to the public as a highlight of our member benefits. For more information on NAP Memberships, please email Rod Jacobs at rjacobs@nativephilanthropy.org. 

Our curated education sessions of virtual conversations, panels, and speakers represent the diversity of Indian Country and the experiences of Indigenous Peoples in what is now known as America. These sessions are designed for NAP members working in philanthropy and will focus on how philanthropy can operate differently to center Indigenous perspectives.
Through these sessions, NAP is passing the mic to individuals, Tribes, and Indigenous-led non-profits who are experts in their respective fields. This platform will foster an informed membership that will lead the shifting of the philanthropic sector in deeper, more impactful ways that serve the people, communities, and causes they care about.

About Our Speakers


Kelley Mitchell (Diné) (she/her)

Program Officer – College Access and Success, American Indian College Fund

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Dr. Amanda R. Tachine (Navajo) (she/her)

Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

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Vernon Miller (Omaha) (he/him)

Indigenous Leadership Initiatives Program Manager, Native Americans in Philanthropy

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Tesia Zientek (Citizen Potawatomi) (she/her)

Senior Director of Programs, American Indian Science and Engineering Society

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Stephine "Steph" Poston, M.A. (Pueblo of Sandia) (she/her)

President & CEO, Poston & Associates, LLC

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Coming Soon 

We will soon welcome you to submit your event to be featured on our Events page. Whether it's a cultural gathering, educational seminar, or philanthropic initiative, your event plays a crucial role in fostering greater visibility and representation for Native communities in the philanthropic sector. Stay tuned!

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