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Raising Impact with Native Voices: Native Americans in Philanthropy Annual Convening to be Held in San Diego Next Month

Friday, April 15, 2016

Members of Native Americans in Philanthropy are preparing to attend the 11th Annual Philanthropy Institute on May 25-27, 2016 at Catamaran Resort & Spa Hotel, in San Diego, CA. Some featured sessions include:

Indigenous Women,  Environmental Health and Philanthropy
This session will present Indigenous  women's advocacy and activism to bring about systematic change based on human rights standards including the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It will highlight the direct relationship between the environment, reproductive and inter-generational health and address the silos that exist in relation to work for reproductive health, environmental health and Indigenous Peoples Rights work in the world of philanthropy.

Making the Invisible Visible: Examining the Needs of Urban American Indians
According to the 2010 Census, 78% of American Indians & Alaska Natives live off reservations. In this session, presenters will share a snapshot of the nonprofit sector currently serving the needs of urban Indian populations as well as the findings from a groundbreaking three-year policy roundtable project entitled "Making the Invisible Visible: Urban Indian America."

Why we should care about Data and Digital Inclusion?
In today’s world, we mine data. Data is the raw material of the Information Age. This session will engage the audience in a discussion about successful digital inclusion, and/or barriers and challenges to digital inclusion.

Youth-Driven Strategies to Invest in Two Spirit Programs
The format for this session will be a panel discussion moderated by Erik Stegman, Executive Director of the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute. Panelists will have the opportunity to make brief presentations about their perspective on the topic of the conversation and background on their organization and work. This will be followed by a series of questions from the moderator about two spirit identity, challenges and opportunities, specific efforts underway from the LGBTQ and tribal side. Erik will moderate the remainder of the session as an interactive discussion with audience members intended on answering questions about the topic and identifying areas of funding opportunity.

>> Review the full conference agenda

>> Register here

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