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                                      – June 26–29, 2022 –

                                      Power in Solidarity

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                                      Power in Solidarity Agenda

                                      All times are Pacific Time. Agenda is subject to change.

                                      Sunday - June 26, 2022

                                      11:00am - 8:00pm
                                      Registration and Information Desk Open
                                      9:00am - 5:00pm
                                      AAPIP Board Meeting

                                      Closed Session

                                      11:00am - 2:00pm
                                      Indian 101

                                      This workshop is focused on engaging participants in a facilitated dialogue to generate practical strategies for partnering with Native communities and to provide a more positive, realistic understanding of contemporary Indigenous peoples and modern Tribal governments. Attendees are invited to join a conversation with NAP Member, Laura Harris, Executive Director of AIO, as we unpack the vital connection between philanthropy and American Indian/ Native American relations.

                                      Presenter:

                                      - Laura Harris (Comanche), Executive Director, Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO)

                                      Indian 101 is free and open to the public.

                                      2:30pm - 4:30pm
                                      AAPIP Chapters Meeting

                                      Closed Session

                                      2:30pm - 5:00pm
                                      Imagining the Indian

                                      Imagining the Indian is a comprehensive examination of the movement to eradicate the words, images, and gestures that many Native Americans and their allies find demeaning and offensive. The film takes a deep-dive into the issues through archival footage and interviews with those involved in the fight. The psychological research is clear, the use of Native American mascots is detrimental, not only to Native people, but to marginalized groups everywhere. Following the showing of the film, join NAP in a discussion with the producers.

                                      Imagining the Indian is free and open to the public.

                                      5:00pm - 6:00pm
                                      Shuttle to Wing Luke Museum from Hyatt Regency- Invitation Only
                                      6:00pm - 8:00pm
                                      AAPIP Reception at Wing Luke Museum - Invitation Only

                                      Monday - June 27, 2022

                                      7:30am - 5:30pm
                                      Registration and Information Desk Open
                                      8:30am - 9:30am
                                      Power in Solidarity Opening Plenary
                                      (In-Person and Virtual)

                                      We gather on the original homelands of the Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific Northwest. In this welcome to Power in Solidarity, we are honoring the shared origins of our organizations and will begin by sharing space with Suquamish Tribal Council. Join us as explore how a small group of Indigenous, Asian, and Pacific Islander philanthropic professionals came up with the idea for Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) and Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) over 30 years ago — and why our shared values are still important today.

                                      Agenda:

                                      - Indigenous Welcome: Tana Stobbs Canoe Family
                                      - Land Acknowledgement: Suquamish Tribal Council
                                      - Welcome from AAPIP: Patricia Eng, Chief Executive Officer, AAPIP
                                      - Welcome from NAP: Erik Stegman (Carry the Kettle First Nation – Nakoda), Chief Executive Officer, Native Americans in Philanthropy
                                      - Panel: Origins of AAPIP and NAP
                                      - Closing: Brittany Schulman (Waccamaw Siouan), Vice President of Indigenous Leadership & Education Programs, Native Americans in Philanthropy

                                       

                                      10:00am - 11:30am
                                      AAPIP Network Convening & Annual Meeting
                                      (In-Person Only)
                                      9:45am - 11:15am
                                      Native Americans in Philanthropy & Native Voices Rising Opening Plenary
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      How do we challenge the philanthropic sector to center Native values? Native Voices Rising (NVR) puts the decision-making in the hands of Native community leaders and provides unrestricted funds along with capacity-building support for the past ten years. Since the program was envisioned a decade ago, NVR has continued to be resilient and evolve with Native communities' needs, and today is a north star for how to support Native-led change efforts. In this plenary, hear from leaders who will share their first-hand knowledge of how community-led philanthropy interventions advance the critical solutions for today's society, and our best hope for Native power-building in the next decade.

                                      Moderator:

                                      Erik Stegman(Carry the Kettle First Nation – Nakoda), Chief Executive Officer, Native Americans in Philanthropy

                                      Panelist:

                                      -Judith LeBlanc(Caddo Nation of Oklahoma), Native Organizers Alliance

                                      -Bessie Walker, (Nimiipuu - Nez Perce), hipéexnu’. kíi’u núun wisíix

                                      -Carly Hare (Pawnee/Yankton), Culture Surge 

                                      -Shawn Escoffery, Roy & Patricia Disney Family Foundation

                                       

                                      11:30am - 1:00pm
                                      Lunch
                                      1:00pm - 3:30pm
                                      Standing On Our Own and Together: Cross Racial Solidarity
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      Communities of color have worked in solidarity for generations to change systems that affect us all. We learn from the work of two coalitions leading the way in the Pacific Northwest. The BIPOC ED Coalition of Washington formed two years ago to promote wellness and restore resources in BIPOC communities. More than 200 members strong, they are building a unified agenda to harness the power and genius of BIPOC communities and calling in philanthropic partners and other allies to reimagine roles and commitments. The Coalition of Communities of Color celebrates its 20th year and a long list of accomplishments that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars through private and public funding to communities of color in Oregon and policy and systems change that will serve communities across generations.

                                      Standing On Our Own and Together: Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian American
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander data disaggregation has been a priority issue to combat the erasure of NH/PI communities when aggregated with Asian American communities in data, policy and funding. It has led to the disinvestment of funding and resources to NH/PI communities and organizations. Regional and national leaders discuss multiple efforts to fully acknowledge NH/PI as a unique racial group in funding, policy, and community.

                                      1:00pm - 4:00pm
                                      Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) Ally Network - Invitation Only
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) Ally Network: NAP is working to create and engage a network of non-Native members of NAP to provide a place to share resources, plan and hold regular meetings, and provide educational Indigenous knowledge opportunities and workshops. These efforts will ultimately help bridge the gap between non-Native funders and organizations that support Tribal communities. The Ally Network also works to maximize program areas and support to Tribal communities in a creative, innovative, and reciprocal partnership.

                                      1:00pm - 2:15pm
                                      Indigenous-Led Funders Collective
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      Understanding how large foundation's provide philanthropic support to Indigenous-led communities and non-profits has been the predominant basis for research on Indigenous philanthropy; however, what is our collective knowledge of the role of Indigenous-led intermediary funders and advised funds? Indigenous-led funding organizations' disposition in the grantmaking cycle upholds untapped power, which collectively our organizations can leverage to build an Indigenous philanthropy knowledge ecosystem.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Casey Long, MPH (Navajo), Research and Evaluation Manager, Roanhorse Consulting, LLC
                                      - Joseph Little (Oglala Lakota/Gabrieleno Tongva), Data & Research Associate, Native Americans in Philanthropy
                                      1:00pm - 2:15pm
                                      Community Conversations: Health and Wellness
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      Native Americans in Philanthropy invites you to join this Community Conversation focused on health and wellness, including funding for health care, public health, mental and behavioral health, and health equity. Participants are invited to share their wisdom and knowledge to draft next steps for philanthropy to provide more impactful and equitable funding and to create long-lasting, meaningful relationships with American Indians / Alaska Native Communities.

                                      Facilitator:

                                      - Matt Hayashi, Whole System Change & Leadership Consultant, Headwater People
                                      1:00pm - 2:15pm
                                      Tribal Nations Conservation Pledge & Funding Collaborative
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      As the first caretakers of the land in these United States, Indigenous peoples have a special connection to the land, water, and many species that share their world. Join Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) and our partner at the Christensen Fund, and Biodiversity Funders Group to talk about our newly launched Tribal Nations Conservation Pledge & Funding Collaborative. This pledge and fund will serve as a centralized platform to inform, coordinate, and fund Tribal Nation conservation work.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Erik Stegman (Carry the Kettle First Nation – Nakoda), Chief Executive Officer, Native Americans in Philanthropy
                                      - Greg Masten, M.Ed. (Yurok), Vice President of Tribal Nations Engagement & Special Projects, Native Americans in Philanthropy
                                      - Joel Moffett (Nez Perce), Director of Environmental & Special Projects, Native Americans in Philanthropy
                                      1:00pm - 2:15pm
                                      The Opportunity Youth Forum and Fund Indigenous, Native, and Tribal Community of Practice: Looking Back & Expanding Forward
                                      (In-Person and Virtual)

                                      The Aspen Institute Opportunity Youth Forum and Fund, Native Americans in Philanthropy and numerous foundations, have joined forces to support a community of practice (COP), technical assistance, and direct grantmaking for a number of Tribal communities. This work is focused on expanding access to education and employment, for native youth and young adults based on the priorities of the communities, while also expanding youth leadership and voice. This session will discuss the work taking place in a subset of OYF communities for and with young people. Join a conversation with funders, community leaders, and young people about the COP and the growing network or Tribes and young people that are coming together to learn and grow opportunity and build upon the first decade of the Opportunity Youth Forum.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Juan Martinez, Senior Manager, The Aspen Institute, Opportunity Youth Forum and Fresh Tracks
                                      - Julie Garreau (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe), Executive Director, Cheyenne River Youth Project
                                      - Joannie Romero (Pueblo of Cochiti), Executive Director, Laguna Community Foundation
                                      - Monica Nuvamsa (Hopi), Executive Director, The Hopi Foundation
                                      - Geneva Wiki (Yurok), Senior Program Manager, The California Endowment
                                      1:00pm - 2:15pm
                                      Native Participation, Power, and Solidarity: Challenging Typical Foundation Practices and Decisions
                                      (In-Person and Virtual)

                                      How do funders meaningfully connect with people and communities most impacted by their decisions, yet often least consulted by philanthropy and nonprofits? The national funder collaborative Fund for Shared Insight’s participatory grantmaking initiative explored power-sharing around climate change advocacy in the “Kōlea Region,” encompassing Alaska and Hawai’i and named for a migratory bird. Given the disproportionate impact of climate change and environmental injustice on Native communities, we invited people with lived expertise, knowledge, and local connections to make design and funding decisions. The Kōlea grantmaking group, largely composed of Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, funded groups typical funders often overlook – outside of mainstream funding silos, definitions of advocacy, and traditional nonprofits.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Melinda Tuan, Managing Director, Fund for Shared Insight
                                      - Austin Ahmasuk (Eskimo/kingikmiu Inupiaq), Alaska Advisor, Fund for Shared Insight
                                      - Billy Kinney (Native Hawaiian), Hawai'i Advisor, Fund for Shared Insight
                                      - Crystal Yankawgé Nelson (Tlingit), Alaska Advisor, Fund for Shared Insight
                                      - Dewey Kk'ołeyo Hoffman (Koyukon Athabascan), Alaska Advisor, Fund for Shared Insight
                                      - Miwa Tamanaha, Hawai'i Advisor, Fund for Shared Insight
                                      1:00pm - 2:15pm
                                      Living in Balance

                                      This workshop will provide an overview of the Native wellness model. Participants will assess their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and challenge themselves to take action to live better in balance. Participants will also identify other sources of strength to assist them along their wellness journey.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Shalene Joseph, Project Coordinator, Native Wellness Institute
                                      - Josh Cocker, NWI Facilitator, Native Wellness Institute

                                      2:45pm - 4:00pm
                                      Tribal Philanthropy Coalition
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      The Tribal Philanthropy Coalition is a community of practice to support, connect, and elevate the work of Tribal professionals working in the areas of grantmaking, grantseeking, and philanthropy for their Tribe. Tribal Leaders, Tribal philanthropy professionals, Tribal grant writers, Tribal directors/managers and/or Tribal planners are encouraged to join this coalition to network with other professionals doing similar work, learn from others, share priorities, challenges, needs, and develop strategies together to elevate Tribal philanthropy to support our Native communities. 

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Greg Masten, Ed. (Yurok), Vice President of Tribal Nations Engagement & Special Projects, Native Americans in Philanthropy
                                      - Joel Moffett (Nez Perce), Director of Environmental & Special Projects, Native Americans in Philanthropy
                                      2:45pm - 4:00pm
                                      Community Conversations: Youth
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      Native Americans in Philanthropy invites you to join this Community Conversation focused on funding for youth initiatives and youth programs. Participants are invited to share their wisdom and knowledge to draft next steps for philanthropy to provide more impactful and equitable funding and to create long-lasting, meaningful relationships with American Indians / Alaska Native Communities.

                                      Facilitator:

                                      - Matt Hayashi, Whole System Change & Leadership Consultant, Headwater People
                                      2:45pm - 4:00pm
                                      Storytelling with a Purpose
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      Through storytelling, we endeavor to change perceptions and inspire a transformation towards restoration of rivers and saving salmon. Our basic storytelling mission is to create, share and educate.

                                      Children of the Setting Sun Productions (CSSP) is a Native-led non-profit that specializes in Coast Salish storytelling. CSSP recently embarked on a journey to share stories of the ancient bond between the Native people and salmon. We hope to help Tribes reverse the devastating impact of salmon loss.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Darrell Hillaire (Lummi Nation), Executive Director, Children of the Setting Sun Productions
                                      - Free Borsey (Lummi Nation), Youth Leader, Children of the Setting Sun Productions
                                      - Santana Rabang (Lummi Nation), Youth Leader, Children of the Setting Sun Productions
                                      - Isabella James (Lummi Nation), Youth Leader, Children of the Setting Sun Productions

                                       

                                      2:45pm - 4:00pm
                                      Native and Tribal Social Enterprise
                                      (In-Person and Virtual)

                                      Learn from a diverse panel about the economic ventures of Native peoples and tribal communities and how Indigenous values are supporting the needs of the people. This panel will discuss current topics and trends as well as ways philanthropy can engage, support and uplift Native social enterprises.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Jaime Gloshay (White Mountain Apache Tribe/Navajo/Kiowa), Co-Director, Native Women Lead
                                      - Alicia Ortega (Pojoaque/Santa Clara Pueblos), Co-Director, Native Women Lead
                                      - Sherry Rupert (Paiute/Washoe), Chief Executive Officer, American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA)
                                      - Colleen Echohawk (Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma), Chief Executive Officer, Eighth Generation
                                      2:45pm - 4:00pm
                                      Native-Led Grantmaking In Practice: Lessons Learned from a Decade of Participatory Grantmaking
                                      (In-Person and Virtual)

                                      While philanthropy’s focus has been on moving more funding to Native-led organizations, the process and journey of how those dollars are moved is just as - if not more - important. Native communities have often been excluded from funding dollars and grantmaking processes, so what does it look like to have a grant process that instead centers the lived experiences of Native people? Over the last decade, NVR has continued to evolve its process, programs, and grant process to center the experiences of its Native reviewers and grant partners, instead of asking them to fit into standardized processes. Come learn about some of the successes and challenges along the way.

                                      Native Voices Rising (NVR) is a community-led grantmaking collaborative that has awarded $5.5M to 145+ Native-led organizations advancing environmental and climate justice, youth organizing, civic engagement, racial justice, Native sovereignty, healthcare access, and much more.

                                      Moderator:

                                      - Allistair Mallillin, Director of Strategy and Asset Building, Common Counsel Foundation

                                      Panelists:

                                      - Judith LeBlanc, Executive Director, Native Organizers Alliance
                                      - Geneva Wiki (Yurok), Senior Program Manager, The California Endowment,
                                      - Joy Persall, Program Strategist, Native Voices Rising
                                      - Lena Jacobs, Community Reviewer, Native Voices Rising
                                      3:45pm - 5:30pm
                                      Critical Connections & Conversations - Power in Practice - CEOs & Trustees - Invitation Only
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      Our connections to communities, movements and to each other form the foundation of our collective efforts. With each other, we make sense of the whole.

                                      This invitation-only session brings together CEOs and Trustees in philanthropy to leverage power at the highest leadership positions in standing up our communities as a significant and diverse part of America’s multicultural fabric.  Come join colleagues for a strategy session to advance racial equity and solidarity practices.

                                      NOTE: This is a two-hour session.

                                      Facilitator:

                                      Anne Katahira

                                      4:00pm - 5:30pm
                                      AAPIP Critical Connections/Critical Conversations: Trends and Questions in Family Philanthropy and Next Gen Giving
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      How has this country's recent racial reckoning impacted family philanthropy and NextGen Giving? Learn about the landscape and some exciting trends from NCFP's 2020 Giving Landscape report and about Next Gen AA and NH/PI philanthropy. Engage in an interactive discussion with session participants.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Miki Akimoto, Chief Impact Officer, National Center for Family Philanthropy
                                      - Helena Berbano, Partnerships & Outreach Director, Asian American Futures
                                      - Claudia Leung, Director of Programs, New Breath Foundation

                                      4:00pm - 5:30pm
                                      AAPIP Critical Connections & Conversations - Regional Leaders for Collective Good
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      Our connections to communities, movements and to each other form the foundation of our collective efforts. With each other, we make sense of the whole. How is the AAPIP network working across its many forms through regional activism?  What is the potential still to be unleashed toward Collective Good:  Recommendations for Philanthropy on Racial Solidarity & Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities?

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Chris Bui, Senior Program Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation
                                      - Paul Ocampo, Development Director, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
                                      - Rosie Abriam, COO, The Leader Project
                                      - Huong Nguyen-Yap, Director of Community Investment, Women's Foundation of California
                                      - Sally Carlson, Managing Partner, Carlson Beck
                                      5:30pm - 7:30pm
                                      Opening Reception

                                      Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and Native Americans in Philanthropy are excited to host an opening reception for our friends and partners attending Power in Solidarity. Please join us as we celebrate our first in-person gathering as we reconnect with each other and make new connections. Regalia and/or cultural attire is encouraged. Beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

                                      Tonight, UTOPIA Washington invites you to celebrate the heritage of Pacific islanders across the Moana (Ocean). These cultural practices are not to be seen merely as entertainment; but rather a cultural presentation and an opportunity for Pacific islanders to reclaim their cultural narratives, by re-telling their stories and paying honor to their ancestors. UTOPIA approaches community work through an intersectional and cultural lens. Cultural identity plays an integral role in the way UTOPIA is able to care and fight for the liberation of queer and trans people of color. Since its inception,

                                      UTOPIA has worked to build power and help community members access resources, employment, stable housing, higher education, culturally competent healthcare, and more. Founder, Executive Director, and Fa’afafine Leader, Taffy Maene-Johnson saw an influx of queer and trans Pacific Islanders emigrating to the Pacific Northwest in search of opportunities and the need to address the inequities in access. These community members faced hardships in securing employment due to race and gender-based discrimination and were often pushed into sex work, low-paying hard labor jobs, and contracted out-of-state jobs where their rights as workers were violated and where there was limited access to healthcare.

                                      Tuesday - June 28, 2022

                                      7:30am - 4:30pm
                                      Registration and Information Desk Open
                                      Join AAPIP & NAP for the second day of Power in Solidarity
                                      9:00am - 11:30am
                                      Tuesday Plenary
                                      Land, Climate, and Conservation

                                      At the heart of one of the most pressing topics of our generation is the sharing of our own stories, community worldviews, and the impacts of climate change on our communities. We share and explore foundational concepts that inform Native and Pacific Islander perspectives before we go more deeply into a conversation about climate and the contributions and leadership of Native and Pacific Islander communities on the global stage, including the United Nations annual "Conference of the Parties" on climate change.

                                      11:30am - 1:00pm
                                      Lunch
                                      1:00pm - 4:00pm
                                      Community Learning Tour: Wing Luke Museum
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      Be immersed in the rich history of Seattle’s Chinatown-International District (C-ID) in this community walking tour led by The Wing Luke Museum. Witness the evolution of this historic neighborhood that was shaped by redlining and immigration policies, highlighting key pillars and businesses, the impact of COVID-19, and current efforts to ensure the C-ID's vibrance.

                                      1:00pm - 3:00pm
                                      Community Learning Tour: Eighth Generation
                                      (In-Person Only)
                                      1:00pm - 2:15pm
                                      Building Inclusion Together - Two-Spirit & Native LGBTQ+ Center for Equity
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      In partnership with Native Americans in Philanthropy, Advisory Council members from the new Two-Spirit & Native LGBTQ+ Center for Equity invite you to an interactive Roundtable Discussion to learn about our mission, vision, and shared strategies for equity building and violence prevention in Indigenous communities. You will leave this gathering with renewed energy and new opportunities to get involved in and support our efforts.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Elton Naswood, Advisory Council Member, SWIWC
                                      - Lenny Hayes, Advisory Council Member, SWIWC
                                      - Mattee Jim, Advisory Council Member, SWIWC
                                      - Misty Sandoval, Advisory Council Member, SWIWC
                                      - Marlon Fixico, Advisory Council Member, SWIWC

                                      - Josie Raphaelito, Advisory Council Member, SWIWC

                                      1:00pm - 2:15pm
                                      Democracy is Indigenous: Harnessing the Civic & Voter Power of the Urban Native Nonprofit Sector
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      40% of all Native voters reside in 36 metropolitan areas in the United States. This session will explore the critical role urban Native nonprofits play in the development of both Native and multi-racial power building and the creation of civic and voter engagement strategies and programs.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Rio Fernandes, Director of Civic Engagement, National Urban Indian Family Coalition
                                      1:00pm - 2:15pm
                                      Expect Guilt, Demand Action: Exploring Communications between Native Leaders and Non-Native Audiences
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      The past two years have intensified the public’s relationship with advocacy and advocates, and there is appetite for change. Native issues are increasingly commanding attention — and non-Native audiences are playing catch-up. When unlearning and relearning are the focus of communications, there’s potential for tension. There’s also potential for growth. Using her own organization’s advocacy work and approach to communications as a case study, Amy DuBose will share learnings from ongoing work in Indian Country — specifically work that asks non-Native audiences to pay attention — and discuss what happens when non-Native people become aware of realities that they’ve been asleep to for so long.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Amy Dubose, Senior Account Executive, RALLY
                                      - Dawn Knickerbocker, Vice President of Development & External Affairs, Native Americans in Philanthropy

                                      1:00pm - 2:15pm
                                      Displacement and Removal: Protecting the Freedom to Stay
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      According to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, there are more than 100M people worldwide – one percent of the global population – forcibly displaced this year as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations, or events seriously disturbing public order. That figure includes refugees, asylum seekers, as well as 53.2M people displaced inside their borders by conflict. This mirrors how the vast majority of Indigenous Americans live off-reservation and most live in urban or suburban areas – after being forcibly relocated from homelands on which they lived for more than 13,000 years. Indigenous peoples from Central America are being forcibly displaced and seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border, only to face misclassification as Latinx/Latine and denied their rights to communicate in their languages such as Q’Eqchi,’ Mam, Quiché, or other Indigenous languages. Join this breakout for a discussion on the parallel experiences among people who are forced to move and denied the right to stay in their homelands and potential interventions for philanthropy.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Ivy Suriyopas, Vice President of Programs, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
                                      - Brittany Schulman, Vice President of Indigenous Leadership & Education Programs, Native Americans in Philanthropy

                                      1:00pm - 2:15pm
                                      Decolonizing Philanthropic Practice
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      How might we decolonize our understanding and practice of philanthropy? Join a discussion with the Hawai’i People’s Fund and Social Justice Fund Northwest as they share their journeys to center communities and liberation.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Alison Cheung, Communications Manager, Social Justice Fund Northwest
                                      - Micky Huihui, Executive Director, Hawaii People's Fund
                                      - Mijo Lee, Principal, Mijo Consulting
                                      1:00pm - 2:15pm
                                      Stories to Empowerment: Reflections from Heart
                                      (In-Person and Virtual)

                                      For twenty years Tasveer has used storytelling as the vehicle through which to Empower diverse communities worldwide. Standing firmly at the crossroads of social justice and the arts, Tasveer wields the powerful tools of film, literature, and storytelling to inspire action and uplift South Asian voices from nuanced and intersectional identities including immigrants, LGBTQIA+ communities, women, religious minorities, lower-caste individuals, youth, and many more. We believe stories not only inspire, but they act as catalysts for change. And, stories told by us have the power to impact policy, shift culture, and, most importantly, support a process of healing. Tasveer presentsthree storytellers who use storytelling, with humor.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Manasi Mishra, Marketing Manager, Tasveer
                                      - Rohini Jayanthi, Storyteller/Comedian
                                      - Jamal Siddiqui, Storyteller/Comedian
                                      - Ishtiaq Qureshi, Storyteller/Comedian

                                       

                                      1:00pm - 2:15pm
                                      National Indian Child Welfare Association
                                      (In-Person and Virtual)

                                      The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was passed in 1978 in response to the alarmingly high number of Indian children being removed from their homes by both public and private agencies. Despite the many protections this federal law provides—and the fact that it is considered the “gold standard of child welfare policy” by national child advocacy organizations across the country—NICWA continues to need to advocate for full compliance with this groundbreaking legislation and defend it against attacks from those wishing to overturn it. In this session, learn more about the Protect ICWA Campaign which works to inform policy, legal, and communications strategies with the mission to uphold and protect ICWA.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - David Simmons, Director of Governmental Affairs and Advocacy, National Indian Child Welfare Associate (NICWA)

                                      1:00pm - 2:15pm
                                      Where There Has Been Trauma, Healing is the Answer
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      To better understand healing, we have to understand what it is and why we need it. A brief overview of historical and intergenerational trauma will be provided as well as historical wisdom and healing. Participants will experience collective healing and will fill out a healing plan for their personal healing journey.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Shalene Joseph, Project Coordinator, Native Wellness Institute
                                      - Josh Cocker, NWI Facilitator, Native Wellness Institute

                                      1:00pm - 2:15pm
                                      Ride to the Polls: How Art and Culture Move Communities to the Ballot Box
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      In this session, we will hear from Allie Redhorse Young, Founder of Protect the Sacred. Allie led her community in Arizona Navajo Nation to polling locations on horseback ahead of the 2020 Presidential Election, as an homage to her ancestors who fought for their right to vote. Allie will talk about her inspiration, as well as lessons learned, and ultimately, how vital it is for art and culture to be part of the foundation of movements. Allie will also discuss Protect the Sacred's 2022 Ride to the Polls plans, goals to expand the campaign nationally, and how to get involved.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Allie Young (Diné), Founder, Protect the Sacred
                                      2:45pm - 4:00pm
                                      Honor Thy Mother with IndiPino Elders
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      Viewing and discussion of Honor Thy Mother (31 minute documentary) with IndiPino elders: The untold story of Aboriginal women, Filipino fathers and their Indipino children on Bainbridge Island.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Gina Corpuz, Indipino Community of Bainbridge Island
                                      - Colleen Almojuela, Indipino Community of Bainbridge Island

                                      2:45pm - 4:15pm
                                      Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS)

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Theresa Sheldon (Tulalip Tribes), Director of Policy & Advocacy, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
                                      - Deidre Whiteman (Meskwaki, Dakota, Ojibwe, Hidatsa), Director of Research & Education, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
                                      2:45pm - 4:00pm
                                      History of Criminalization and Building Power for Today
                                      2:45pm - 4:15pm
                                      Indigenous Data & Research in Philanthropy
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      Research on Indigenous philanthropy is a continual evolving practice to develop a knowledge system that is reflective of our communities' and Indigenous-led non-profits' priorities. Central to this research ecosystem, principles of Indigenous data sovereignty and data governance are fundamental to develop mechanisms for protecting our data, creating accessibility, and ensuring progressive purpose for how our data is used.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Joseph Ironhawk Little (Oglala Lakota/Gabrieleno Tongva), Data & Research Associate, Native Americans in Philanthropy
                                      - Carly Bad Heart Bull, JD (Bdewakantunwan Dakota/Muskogee Creek), Executive Director, Native Ways Federation
                                      - Dana Arviso (Navajo), PhD Candidate, University of Washington College of Education
                                      2:45pm - 4:00pm
                                      Indiginerd Powers Activate: Creating Compelling Connections Towards Action
                                      (In-Person and Virtual)

                                      For almost ten years creating pop culture media for Native youth and communities has been evolving. Aligning media with community needs creates immediate connections that can support philanthropic work and generative Indigenous economies and build power. Join this workshop as Dr. Indiginerd (Lee Francis 4) discusses the work of Native Realities and the Carly Hare of Culture Surge (aka Native Enigma) highlights opportunities for funders to invest in strategies that support Indigenous communities to build power and support a vision for the future.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Lee Francis 4, Ph.D. (Pueblo of Laguna), Chief Executive Officer, Native Realities
                                      - Carly Hare (Pawnee/Yankton), Executive Director, Culture Surge

                                      2:45pm - 4:15pm
                                      Turning the Page: New Approaches to Defining Our Own Narrative
                                      (In-Person and Virtual)

                                      We live in a moment of rapid political and demographic change. As our AAPI communities grow, now is the time to tell our own stories and shape the public narrative. In the wake of the Atlanta shootings and anti-Asian attacks across the country, the need to define our own future and organize for change is clearer than ever. But how? Engage with community, academic and philanthropy changemakers on the path forward and deepen your understanding of messaging, movements, and narrative change strategies. Learn about how narrative power building efforts in other communities can inform our work and how AAPI communities can move forward.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Cathy Cha, President and CEO, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
                                      - Dora Guo, Member, Xīn Shēng | 心声 Project
                                      - Karthick Ramakrishnan, Professor, University of California-Riverside
                                      - Kana Hammon, Narrative Change Consultant,

                                       

                                      2:45pm - 4:15pm
                                      Laughter is Good Medicine
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      One of the lasting impacts of trauma is the inability to relax, let go and have fun. The pandemic has been a stressful time for us all. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will: Play! Laugh! Connect! Through fun and interactive games, participants will get to know each other and feel a greater commitment to being of service to community.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Shalene Joseph, Project Coordinator, Native Wellness Institute
                                      - Josh Cocker, NWI Facilitator, Native Wellness Institute

                                      4:30pm - 6:00pm
                                      Networking Happy Hour

                                      Unwind and connect with your fellow attendees before heading out to dinner on your own.

                                      Wednesday - June 29, 2022

                                      7:30am - 11:00am
                                      Registration and Information Desk Open
                                      9:00am - 10:15am
                                      Philanthropology: A Social Justice Introduction to Philanthropy
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      In order to use philanthropy to effect change, it is crucial that new practitioners understand its context, history, and challenges. This abridged offering of Philanthropology™ provides an in-depth critical study of the history and structure of philanthropy through a social justice lens.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Elyse Gordon, D., Director of Programs, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
                                      9:00am - 10:15am
                                      An Update from NAP's Tribal Nations Initiative
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      Native Americans in Philanthropy’s Tribal Nations Initiative supports Tribal Nations by creating more opportunities for awareness, connection, and collaboration with each other and with the philanthropic sector. Over the past year, NAP held several Regional Listening Sessions with tribal leaders and Native philanthropic professionals to identify funding priorities and opportunities. Join as they discuss how Tribes engage in philanthropy around issues such as climate, conservation, civic engagement, and introduce the Tribal Philanthropy Coalition.Key findings from these listening sessions will also be shared in a report summarizing how tribal leaders feel is the best way to engage with philanthropy.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Greg Masten, Ed. (Yurok), Vice President of Tribal Nations Engagement & Special Projects, Native Americans in Philanthropy
                                      - Joel Moffett (Nez Perce), Director of Environmental & Special Projects, Native Americans in Philanthropy
                                      9:00am - 10:15am
                                      Native Program Officers Working Group Meeting - Invitation Only
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      This is the quarterly meeting for the Native Program Officers (NPO) Working Group. NPO was created by and for Native grantmakers working to increase (their organizational) resources for Native people while building valued relationships that support and honor the reclamation of Native world views and traditions. Native Americans in Philanthropy would like to extend our gratitude for your participation and welcome you to this Working Group. We strive to connect you to others just like you who are working within philanthropy, with resources to support your growth as an individual and community.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Brittany Schulman (Waccamaw Siouan), Vice President, Indigenous Leadership & Education Programs, Native Americans in Philanthropy
                                      - Kristen Pratt (Osage), Program Manager, Indigenous Leadership Initiatives, Native Americans in Philanthropy
                                      9:00am - 10:15am
                                      Leadership for Racial Justice Philanthropy
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      AAPIP is developing its Leadership for Racial Justice Philanthropy program as a core and evolving part of AAPIP’s work with its members.   This session shares an emerging “blueprint” for this program developed by a team of AAPIP members to solicit questions, feedback and interest from Gathering participants.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - A. Sparks, Executive Director, Masto Foundation,
                                      - Carolyn Wang Kong, Chief Program Director, Blue Shield of California Foundation
                                      - Chris Harley, President and CEO, SIECUS Sex Ed for Social Change
                                      - Ellen Wang, Senior Program Officer, Nellie Mae Education Foundation
                                      - Fontane Lo, Senior Evaluation and Data Strategy Office, Blue Shield of California Foundation- Hanh Le, VP, Strategic Partnerships, if Foundation
                                      - Hehershe Busuego, Director of Programs & Racial Equity, Essex County Community Foundation
                                      - Marcus Tran Degnan, Associates, Grants, Conrad Hilton Foundation
                                      - Meenakshi Abbi, Senior Advisor, Sponsored Projects. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
                                      - Ravi Shah, Los Angeles API Giving Circle
                                      9:00am - 10:15am
                                      Disrupting Philanthropy by Watering the Seeds of Creativity
                                      (In-Person and Virtual)

                                      The Waterers will share the process and lessons learned over 18 months redistributing $2.7 million to Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) artists, culture bearers, and organizations. The Waterers are disruptors of philanthropy that stemmed out of Local Control, Local Fields, an initiative of ArtPlace America, to further strengthen their local creative place-tending. The Waterers were entrusted by the Upper Midwest Assembly to steward funds for MN, ND, SD and 23 Native Nations. This session explores our gift-making strategy; nuances and complexities of this region, and investing in small, local, and embracing a vision for transformative impact and lasting change.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Michelle C. DuBray (Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation), Pinto Horse Woman Consulting
                                      9:00am - 10:15am
                                      What Opportunities Do AA and NH/PI Population Growth Bring?
                                      (In-Person and Virtual)

                                      Asian Americans are the fastest growing population among all racial and ethnic groups in the country between 2000 and 2019, growing 81% to a record 18.9 million. Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander communities grew the third fastest, at 70% and 61% respectively. More often than not, philanthropy’s ability to respond in all 50 states does not match this growth. We examine the growth of populations in California’s Central Valley and southeastern states to explore the role of everyday donors, donors of color, giving circles, the creation of new funds, collaborations, and place-based leadership that are ready to respond even more quickly than, and in addition to, institutional funders who may not have local connections. 

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Priscilla Enriquez, Chief Executive Officer, The James B. McClatchy Foundation
                                      - Amardeep Singh, Vice President of Programs, Proteus Fund
                                      9:00am - 10:15am
                                      Tools for Self-Care
                                      (In-Person Only)

                                      Many people know what self-care is, yet often don’t put these practices into use. This interactive workshop will take participants on a journey of self-care by practicing simple techniques that can be done in the office or at home. Participants will develop a self-care plan so they can better understand, “we can only give what we have.

                                      Presenters:

                                      - Shalene Joseph, Project Coordinator, Native Wellness Institute
                                      - Josh Cocker, NWI Facilitator, Native Wellness Institute

                                      11:00am - 12:00pm
                                      Plenary: Walking the Walk-Funding Solidarity Through Civic Engagement
                                      (In-Person and Virtual)

                                      Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders, and Native American communities are among the most overlooked and underfunded in philanthropy. Yet, some funders have intentionally invested significant resources in power building for these communities. In this conversation, we share lessons from the field. Come hear how the Coulter Foundation partnered with leaders in the AAPI and Native communities to move resources to local civic engagement organizations across the country.

                                      12:00pm - 12:30pm
                                      Power in Solidarity: A New Beginning - Concluding Remarks with Patricia Eng and Erik Stegman
                                      (In-Person and Virtual)

                                      Boxed lunches will be provided immediately after.

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