A Virtual Panel at CHANGE Philanthropy’s UNITY Summit (Los Angeles, CA)

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. PDT

For too long, non-Native people have been telling Native people and nations what a healthy nonprofit and capacity building should look like. Native Ways Federation and Melvin Consulting PLLC, a Hopi founded and led firm, held focus group conversations around the country with Native Nonprofit and philanthropic leaders around the question: “What does a thriving Native Nonprofit Sector look like, on our terms, and how do we get there?”

This panel will include conversations with the hosts and participants from these sessions, including:

A report with further findings, reflections and recommendations from the focus groups with Native Nonprofit and philanthropic leaders will be published in Winter 2023/24. Sign up to be the first to know and stay up to date with Native Ways Federation!

Resources from the Panel

Additional resources will be added as needed following the panel and Q&A. Sign up above to receive the report once published, which will include even more resources to deepen your understanding.

Reclaiming Native Truth, First Nations Development Institute A national effort to foster cultural, social and policy change by empowering Native Americans to counter discrimination, invisibility and the dominant narratives that limit Native opportunity, access to justice, health and self-determination.
Charitable and Sovereign, First Nations Development Institute Understanding Tribal 7871 organizations.
Brochure on 7871s
What every tribe, corporation, foundation and financial planner should know about charitable giving to tribes and tribal organizations.
Afro-Indigenous & Black Indigenous Peoples, Native Americans in Philanthropy A starting guide of terminology
Native Governance Center Accessible, introductory-level resources on a variety of topics related to sovereignty, governance, and nation rebuilding.
What Donors Need to Know About Native-led Nonprofits, Native Ways Federation 101 recorded webinar to deepen your understanding of Native Nations, communities, and nonprofits.
Invisible No More: Voices from Native America, Edited by Raymond Foxworth and Steve Dubb. Afterward by Carly Bad Heart Bull.

A groundbreaking collection of stories by Native American leaders, many of them women, who are leading the way through cultural grounding and nation-building in the areas of community, environmental justice, and economic justice.

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