This session will address the vital role funders play to bring Indigenous Peoples’ contributions into high spheres of influence and in a partnership role. Funders will hear firsthand from Indigenous representatives from Asia, South America, and Russia on adaption and mitigation strategies for policies on climate change and food resilience. They will also benefit from the experience of visionary donors who share high-impact strategies of collaboration with those communities with ancient solutions to the most critical threat to the Earth today. It is a critical time for those with influence in the philanthropic community to stand hand-in-hand with these communities.
- Greater awareness of funding strategies to address food resilience and climate change issues in Indigenous communities
- Open spaces that lead to more effective support and learning from and among Indigenous Peoples and within the donor community
- The important role of Indigenous communities in solving the problem of food resilience and climate change
A Philanthropy New York Collaborative Program with the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples.
This program is "Partially Open."
- Evelyn Arce, Executive Director, International Funders for Indigenous Peoples
- Suzanne Pelletier, Executive Director, Rainforest Foundation
Our panel will also include Indigenous representatives from Russia, South America and Asia.