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Indigenous women in the spotlight of the UN Commission on the status of Women

Indigenous women in the spotlight of the UN Commission on the status of Women

by Luminita Cuna Indigenous women were placed in the spotlight during this year’s 61st session of the UN Commission on the status of Women (CSW61), the largest gathering on gender equality and women’s rights.  The focus area of CSW61 was

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New Publication : “A Call to Action: Insights into the Status of Funding for Indigenous Women’s Groups”

New Publication : “A Call to Action: Insights into the Status of Funding for Indigenous Women’s Groups”

IFIP, FIMI, and AWID came together in 2014 realizing there is a gap in conversation, backed up by research around funding for women’s organizing within indigenous communities. The result is “A Call to Action: Insights into the Status of Funding

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Launching a Pioneering New Guide for Donors:  Funding Indigenous Peoples: Strategies for Support

Launching a Pioneering New Guide for Donors: Funding Indigenous Peoples: Strategies for Support

by Luminita Cuna On November 9th, IFIP and GrantCraft launched their new, pioneering guide “Funding Indigenous Peoples: Strategies for Support”  at a luncheon held at the Ford Foundation office in New York City. Out of respect for IFIP’s indigenous roots,

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IFIP Boston Regional Meeting in Cultural Survival Magazine

IFIP Boston Regional Meeting in Cultural Survival Magazine

The September number of Cultural Survival Magazine featured an article about IFIP’s North East Regional Meeting, as the theme of the meeting was in sync with the magazine’s Spetember issue: Indigenous persons with disabilities. “The International Funders for Indigenous Peoples’

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Health and Well-Being Rule at U.N. on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Health and Well-Being Rule at U.N. on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

  On August 9, 2015, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations highlighted the issues of the health and well-being of the indigenous populations. It commemorates the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous

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August 9, 2015 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 9, 2015 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 9, 2015 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People!! This day is a day to recognize and appreciate all indigenous cultures. The United Nations is also holding a variety of events around the globe! This year’s theme

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Ty Defoe at IFIP’s North East Regional Meeting

Ty Defoe at IFIP’s North East Regional Meeting

Ty Defoe (Giizhig) is from the Oneida and Ojibwe Tribes of Wisconsin and serves the East Coast Two Spirit Society as the lead of the Youth Council. At IFIP’s Northeast Regional Meeting this June, he displayed an amazing performance at

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Keeping Cultures Alive, One Donation at a Time

Keeping Cultures Alive, One Donation at a Time

An article by Adam Phillips about IFIP’s 2014 Summit from Voice of America: “There are thousands of indigenous cultures around the world.  Relatively few of them, however, have the visibility and know-how needed to get the funding required to sustain

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IFIP Welcomes Angela Martinez, Donna Morton and Lourdes Ingato Our Board of Directors

IFIP Welcomes Angela Martinez, Donna Morton and Lourdes Ingato Our Board of Directors

Angela Martínez is the Senior Program Officer for Latin America at American Jewish World Service (AJWS), leading, shaping and overseeing the civil and political and natural resources rights grantmaking strategies in the region.  She is a native Spanish speaker from

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Reciprocity: The Meaning of the Season. Written By: Yumi Sera, IFIP Board member

Reciprocity: The Meaning of the Season. Written By: Yumi Sera, IFIP Board member

The “Season of Giving” reminds me of the inspiration and lessons I learned from the World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy this past fall and helps me to reflect on the true meaning of the season. The Summit, organized by the

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Launch of “Engaging Local Communities in Stewardship of World Heritage”

Launch of “Engaging Local Communities in Stewardship of World Heritage”

IFIP Board Member, Jessica Brown, and Terence Hay-Edie of UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme launched their publication, Engaging Local Communities in Stewardship of World Heritage: A methodology based on the COMPACT experience, number 40 of the World Heritage Papers series.

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Interview with Amy Fredeen

Interview with Amy Fredeen

IFIP Board of Directors has a new Chair, Amy Fredeen.  Of shared Inupiaq and German heritage, Amy strongly believes in the value of bringing traditional wisdom into the modern world. She serves her Alaska Native community in a number of ways:

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Evelyn Arce Interview With Kogi

“Please take a moment and watch the Interview with Jose Luis Santos and Gobernador Cabildo Gonawindua Tayrona. IFIP Executive Director, Evelyn Arce, interviewed Jose Luis Santos on August 9th, 2013, in Santa Marta, Colombia. Evelyn was in Colombia to learn

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Evelyn Arce to be named on Cultural Survival Board

As to her thoughts on becoming one of Cultural Survival’s newest board members, Arce says, “I am so happy to be joining the Cultural Survival community. I don’t take my membership in this community lightly—I want to share to the

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On the Ground: IFIP Facilitates Donors Access to Meso America

By: Melina Selverston-Scher, Ph.d and Evelyn Arce-White In its quest to increase support for Indigenous Peoples on the ground, International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) decided to take a risk: they organized their very first regional convening focused on the

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