The Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock has attracted broad public attention with wider implications for the country as a whole. Reaching the eyes and ears of New Yorkers, this effort is rooted in historical and contentious struggles not only about land rights, but about the United States’ relationship to the land itself, and its people - past, present, and future. Here in the New York area, Native Americans may have a lower profile, but they cannot be forgotten in the philanthropic landscape. After the recent election, fears around tribal sovereignty and rights loom large, while Standing Rock only begins to embody what is at stake.
Join us for this post-election session to deepen the understanding of Native American multi-generational and community historical trauma. Come discuss engagement of philanthropic organizations toward strategic and inclusive grantmaking in partnerships with Native communities. Whether you are a local, regional, national, or global funder, there are plenty of opportunities for deeper understanding, engagement, strategy development, and partnerships.
- Issues of tribal sovereignty
- Deepening relationships with local Native nonprofits
- Forging new partnerships with tribes, tribal philanthropy, government agencies, and community-based organizations to align outcomes, strategies and investments
- Increasing investments to Native American-led, youth serving organizations
- Sarah Eagle Heart, Chief Executive Officer, Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP)
- Betty Lyons, President, American Indian Law Alliance
- Edgar Villanueva, Vice President of Programs & Advocacy, Schott Foundation for Public Education
- Patricia Eng (Moderator), Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, New York Women's Foundation
All interested funders.
8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM Program
Registration is required by February 1st.
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Non-Member Funders: Please email email@example.com ($150 fee)
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