SEPTEMBER 2022 NEWSLETTER
MESSAGE FROM THE IFIP TEAM
Dear IFIP Members and Friends,
Warm greetings from IFIP!
We hope that as we approach the last quarter of the year, that you and your community are in good health amidst the difficult times we currently live in.
We continue to draw attention to the state of funding for Indigenous Peoples and their communities who are underfunded and underrepresented across philanthropy and represent the most prominent blind spot in the funding community. We are encouraged by the steady and bold strides being taken by Indigenous Led Funds, Indigenous Peoples organizations and communities in deconstructing and dismantling set ideologies and assumptions around funding for Indigenous Peoples. We would like to thank all of you for walking, partnering and upholding Indigenous Peoples rights, values, principles and priorities through developing partnerships with Indigenous Peoples’ organizations and communities.
As part of IFIP’s organizational strengthening and evolution of our work, we are building new partnerships and we hope to continue our work in influencing philanthropy through lifting Indigenous leadership, self-determination and governance. IFIP will host the first IFIP Australia Pacific Regional Dialogue: Learnings and sharing from the Global Philanthropy this September. The meeting aims to provide a collaborative and interactive space for Indigenous-led Funds and funder communities in Australia to learn and share the current challenges, lessons learnt and ways forward in relation to funding ILFs, First Nations communities and Aboriginal organizations; and strengthen collaborative partnership and engagement with IFIP members and others funding First Nations objectives in Australia. In this context, this newsletter we would like to elevate the voices of Indigenous Peoples, their initiatives and the state of Indigenous philanthropy in Australia and the Pacific.
The IFIP Team