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There is Power in Solidarity: A Recap of the Gathering

Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native American relatives and relations in the philanthropy field gathered in Seattle, WA, June 26-29, 2022, for the Power in Solidarity conference to celebrate the leadership of our shared peoples and cultures in the sector and develop strategies to build power and increase resources in our communities. 

The event, co-hosted by Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) and Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP), celebrates more than three …

Jeanette Ziegler Joins Native Americans in Philanthropy as Chief Operating Officer 

Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) is excited to share that Jeanette Ziegler (Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut) has joined the organization as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Over the past several years, NAP has worked to expand its staff, programs, and relationships to promote equitable and effective philanthropy in Indigenous communities. Bringing on a COO is part of that effort and signifies an exciting time of growth for NAP. 

Jeanette’s impressive background …

Diversify Your Feed: 6 More Indigenous Environmental Organizations You Should Follow

To celebrate last year’s Earth Day, we introduced “6 Indigenous Environmental Organizations You Should Follow”. This year, we’re excited to expand that list of remarkable Indigenous-led organizations that focus on environmental issues.

For Native communities, the environment is deeply intertwined with cultural preservation, reclamation of Indigenous food knowledge and systems, land and water rights, tribal sovereignty, and the stewardship of ancestral homelands.

In celebration of this year’s Earth Day, here are six more Indigenous environmental organizations that …

Philanthropy Should Follow Where Native Women in New Mexico Are Leading

Over the past two years, the media has attempted to document how the COVID-19 pandemic exposed long-standing, systemic inequalities as the virus disproportionately impacted historically marginalized Indigenous populations. However, there’s another important story in Indian Country that has been simultaneously unfolding, one deserving of increased attention from the greater philanthropic community that they should factor into future grant-making efforts.

Native women who are leading New Mexico-based foundations, community nonprofits, and organizations came together—across …