September '17
Native Americans in Philanthropy's Monthly Newsletter
A Message from our CEO:    
Dear Mitakyapi ("Relatives" in the Lakota language and is a traditional greeting)
Cante Waste ya Nape Ciyu zape ye ("I shake your hand with a good heart"). As I sat in the van on my way to the MTV Video Music Awards, I watched Indigenous musicians excitedly facetiming their children. I thought to myself how incredible it would be for our children to see us reflected for the first time on the "blue carpet". This is the beginning of the dreams of Generation Indigenous expanding to new heights. Heights I didn't even dare to dream at their age. Taboo has stepped up in a major way as a social impact warrior by using his platform to bring visibility to indigenous issues. And I am not the only one that's proud, several elders have told me how happy they are to see the doors opening to long term opportunities.

Read the full CEO Message here.
Wopila (deep gratitude), 
Sarah Eagle Heart 
 Follow me on Twitter! @ms_eagleheart

New Partnership with Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas honored with joint appearance at MTV VMAs
A new partnership between Indigenous artist Jimmy "Taboo" Gomez (Shoshone) of the  Black Eyed Peas  with Native Americans in Philanthropy has resulted in a generous gift of $50,000 to support the organizations' cutting edge social impact work. Underscoring the launch of this partnership was Taboo's arrival at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) where he was joined on the "blue carpet" by Native Americans in Philanthropy CEO, Sarah Eagle Heart, several co-founders of advocacy network Indigenous Women Rise and Native musician group Magnificent 7. Read the full press release here. 
Native Americans in Philanthropy to receive Potlatch Fund's 2017 Philanthropist of the Year Award
We are honored to receive the 2017 Philanthropist of the Year Award from Potlatch Fund. Join us at the Potlatch Gala November 4, 2017 in Suquamish, WA! Learn more here.

Join our team! Program Manager position
To better serve the network, we are expanding our team! We are looking for great people to join our work in  promoting reciprocity and investment in, with and for Native peoples to build healthy and sustainable communities. We encourage highly motivated, talented, and dynamic individuals to apply for the following position at our new L.A. office:  Program ManagerHelp us find the right candidates  by spreading the word! Share with your networks and encourage anyone you think may be interested to apply.  

REGISTER TODAY: October Northern California Funder Tour with The California Endowment 
Join us and The California Endowment (TCE) this October 5-7th for the #GenIndigenous Northern California Funder Tour.  One of TCE's 14 building healthy Communities sites, Del Norte County and adjacent tribal lands, a place-based initiative, includes approximately 29,000 people and four federally recognized tribes. Featured speakers and guests include Dr. Bob Ross, President & CEO of TCE; Dr. Micheal Yellowbird, Indigenous Lifecourse Framework; and True North Organizing. Learn more and register here .
Announcing the second grant cycle for the #GenIndigenous Response Fund 
We are living in a pivotal moment for youth-led movements fighting state-sanctioned violence and racism. Across the country -- from Ferguson, to Standing Rock, to Charlottesville -- young people are playing leading roles in social justice movements that advance a vision for a just society. They are working across cultures and across issues to stand in solidarity against our country's legacy of genocide, slavery and xenophobia that lives on in systems that continue today. Now is a critical moment to support Native young people who are showing a readiness to organize in building lasting movements for social change. Learn more and apply online here

See you at UNITY! Investing in Movements for Equity 
Joining us at the 2017 UNITY Summit in New Orleans next week? Be sure ti attend our Welcome Reception on  Sunday, September 17, from 5:00-7:00pm. More information will be available on the UNITY Summit website See the full schedule online.    

Indigenous Women Rise and Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations 
On August 1st, Native Americans in Philanthropy CEO Sarah Eagle Heart and Anathea Chino, Senior Advisor of Advance Native Political Leadership joined the Indigenous Women Rise (IWR) collective in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the  Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations  (WEWIN) annual conference. WEWIN provides Native women with the knowledge, support, and resources necessary to achieve success in their personal and professional lives. Every year the annual conference focuses on building upon the strength and power of Native women. Read the full blog here. 
Investing in Native Youth and Their Communities 
Due to historical trauma, chronically underfunded programs, and broken promises on the part of the U.S. government, youth from Native American communities experience many educational, health, and economic disparities compared with their peers in the general population. Read the full article here

NCRP is 
excited to announce the 2017 NCRP Impact Awardees!
This year's awards are special because of the challenging environment our communities are facing. These grantmakers serve as examples of bold, high-impact giving that puts emphasis on leading by example, being true partners to communities they serve and standing up for the most marginalized. Learn about the winners here.

17-year-old Naelyn Pike will be back to the Bioneers Conference in 2017 to address a keynote talk and participate in a panel in the Indigenous Forum tent.
We all, on a daily basis, are inundated with news of nuclear war, the inevitability of climate disruption, a barrage of social media noise and the next great flash sale of an expensive product vying to occupy our imagination. Read more about the conference keynote here.

Walmart Pledges $20 Million in Harvey Relief 
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed up to $20 million in support of relief efforts in response to the severe weather impacting the Gulf region. This includes $10 million focused on support of American Red Cross shelters and $2 million in support of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, which was announced yesterday at a press briefing with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Learn more here.

$100,000 Super Bowl Fund Grant Creates White Earth Reservation Skate Parks
White Earth Reservation skate parks hold high hopes for a healthy future thanks to a grant from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund. Learn more here.

Forward Promise Announces National Advisory Committee
Forward Promise, a national #grant-making program that supports the health and well-being of boys and young men of color, today announced the members of its National Advisory Committee (NAC). The NAC will support Forward Promise with its grant making, technical assistance to grantees, and field-building with other organizations throughout the U.S. that are also seeking to positively impact boys and young men of color. I'm thrilled to contribute to this effort as a NAC member. Learn more and support this effort here.

Agents For Change: Future Belongs to Native American Youth
The future belongs to our Native American youth and there are a group of budding social activists who are making their voices-and their concerns-heard. Read the full article on #GenIndigenous here.

New Orleans, LA | September 18-22
#UNITY2017 Investing in Movements for Equity will highlight how philanthropy can align its investments along the themes of Resistance, Protection, and Empowerment. 

Webinar | September 25 @ 1PM ET
Join this webinar to learn more about how your funding can effectively support the work of Native movements to organize and resist the policing and mass criminalization of their communities.

#GenIndigenous Northern California Funder Tour
Del Norte County, CA | October 5-7
Join NAP and The California Endowment in Northern California as we explore stories of hope and power building. 

Our Common Future
Detroit, MI | October 25-27, 2017
In 2017, Independent Sector is proud to partner with the Council of Michigan Foundations and the Michigan Nonprofit Association for an incredible event that will harness the creativity, inspiration, and energy of the entire charitable sector.
Save the Date: HIP Leadership Conference
San Francisco, CA | April 5-6, 2018
2018 Hispanics in Philanthropy Leadership Conference and HIPGiver Gala. Watch  hiponline.org for more info.
More events on our website !
Wildhorse Foundation accepting applications for Northwestern Tribes
Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded in the areas of arts, cultural activities, education, environmental protection, gambling addiction prevention education and treatment, historic preservation, public health, public safety, and salmon restoration in NE Oregon and SE Washington.  Learn more here

First Nations Launches New Grant Opportunity Under Its Native Arts Initiative
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has launched a new Supporting Native Arts grant opportunity under its Native Arts Initiative (formerly known as the "Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative" or NACBI). Applications are due by Thursday, October 19, 2017. More info here.

Northwest Area Foundation seeking Controller
This position, reporting to and working closely with the Vice President of Finance &
Administration/CFO, is responsible for the strategic analysis, recommendations to senior
management, and implementation of the Foundation's financial plans and policies, its accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of all financial reports. Apply here.