About this event
The current reports of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) and Two-Spirit people are alarming and represent a horrific trend of violence committed against Native people and communities. In the United States, murder is the third-leading cause of death among Native women. On some reservations, the murder rate of Native women is more than ten times the national average. These disappearances and murders are often connected to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and sex trafficking. Despite the prevalence of this crisis, these stories are going largely unnoticed in media and popular culture and perpetrators are rarely held accountable. Indigenous leaders throughout our region have been and continue to lead the charge in illuminating these horrific cases and seeking community-centered solutions and justice.
Join us for an insightful discussion as we explore this issue alongside community leaders, and continue to define the role that philanthropy can play in addressing this crisis.
Roxanne White, Advocate & Grassroots Organizer, Founder of MMIP & Families
Ivan MacDonald, Filmmaker, “When They Were Here”
Karen Cunningham, Program Officer, Group Health Foundation
Participation in this meeting is open to philanthropic organizations that currently make grants. This includes corporate giving offices, private and public foundations, community foundations, government grantmakers and CDFI institutions with a philanthropic focus. You do not need to be a Philanthropy Northwest member to participate, but do need to represent an organizational philanthropic institution. Please do not join this call if you are a nonprofit organization. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact JulieAnne Behar.