Generation Indigenous: Northwest Regional Convening

Generation Indigenous: Northwest Regional Convening

Event details

Friday, April 28, 2017
All day
eattle Foundation, 1601 5th Ave, Suite 1900, Seattle, WA

About this event

At this NAP Regional Convening, funders will have the opportunity to engage directly with NAP and our Generation Indigenous (#GenIndigenous) work that aims to increase investments in Native American communities at the regional and national level. In partnership with My Brother’s Keeper and The California Endowment, these convenings will amplify innovative and culturally appropriate approaches to improve lives and opportunities for Native youth.

Ten organizations who have had success in tackling gaps and disparities by building on community assets will be showcased. Each nonprofit or tribal program selected shows direct impact on Native youth with regard to traditional knowledge, well-being and resilience, advocacy, workforce development, environment, health, juvenile justice, and leadership development. Our first regional convening was at Standing Rock in October. We will also utilize these opportunities to share our research utilizing Indigenous scholars presenting our report The Indigenous Lifecourse: Strengthening the health and well-being of Native youth. This research highlights and reinforces the strengths of the indigenous worldview, as well as the risks and drawbacks for Native youth today.

NOTE: This is a funder-only space. If you or your organization is a current member of Native Americans in Philanthropy, please fill out the form to receive your member discount code.

April 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 4:00 pm PT
Location: Seattle Foundation, 1601 5th Ave, Suite 1900, Seattle, WA
Cost: $150
Registration and more information


Native Culture and Context for Philanthropy (NCCP): Designed to deepen the cultural understanding and engagement of philanthropic organizations to adopt strategic and inclusive grantmaking and develop partnerships with Native communities. The session shares the Native realities and context that includes local, regional and national wisdom holders.

Lightning Round: Presentations by select nonprofits serving Native youth in the areas of traditional knowledge, leadership development, STEM, connectivity, workforce development, resiliency, and health and well-being.

Research: NAP will share holistic and culturally grounded Indigenous Lifecourse framework research under the leadership of Native child and youth development researchers. NAP will share the framework and facilitate discussions on individual and collective adoption of the framework into programming and funding strategy. This work will help launch a network of philanthropic-focused indigenous scholars who will continue to provide expertise and collaborative recommendations to the field.

Who Should Attend

Foundations, tribes, nonprofits, government, elected officials and individuals committed to communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. For questions, contact Tachini Pete at

This program is co-sponsored by Potlatch Fund, Seattle Foundation, Philanthropy Northwest and the Forum of Regional Association of Grantmakers.

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