FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER
MESSAGE FROM THE IFIP TEAM
Dear IFIP Members and Friends,
We are excited to provide you with the first IFIP newsletter of the New Year! The IFIP team looks forward to learning and collaborating with you all in 2020.
This issue of the Sharing Circle is dedicated to Indigenous Territories. The articles featured within address current issues and perspectives from Indigenous-led organizations and the funders supporting them. These topics can be further explored within the IFIP Indigenous Territories working group (ITWG). ITWG endeavors to cultivate partnerships among Indigenous communities, donors, and allies to advance funding practices and effective ways to protect land and seascape territories that respect Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge and rights. To join the working group, please contact our Working Group Coordinator, Rachel Smith, if you would like more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to Alliance Magazine’s Special Feature on Indigenous Philanthropy to be published on March 2020. IFIP is partnering with Alliance Magazine, the leading magazine for philanthropy and social investment read by over 25,000 philanthropy practitioners worldwide. This ground-breaking Special Feature will focus on how philanthropy can effectively place equity and inclusion of Indigenous issues at the center of philanthropy and social impact investments.
This year, IFIP will celebrate its 20-year anniversary! We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events in 2020 and continuing to offer opportunities to engage and catalyze innovative funding practices for Indigenous-led initiatives.
It is always our goal at IFIP to provide you with information and insights in our newsletters and programming that illustrate how members can engage in our global community to raise visibility, deepen, and grow philanthropic partnerships with Indigenous Peoples. Be on the lookout for our next newsletter which will focus on Indigenous Led Funds.
By Rachel Smith, IFIP Program Coordinator “Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and strengthen their distinctive spiritual relationship with their traditionally owned or otherwise occupied and used lands, territories,... ...
By Rachel Smith, IFIP Program Coordinator The report makes it clear that recognizing the rights of the world’s Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and the women... ...
Southeast Asia Forum on the Challenges and Opportunities with Indigenous Knowledge, Systems & Practices and Rights-based Sustainable Development
By Joan Jamisolamin, Deputy Executive Director for the Philippines and Mekong Operations, The Samdhana Institute Recognition, respect, protection and fulfillment of Indigenous Peoples rights, specifically to their Indigenous Knowledge Systems... ...
By Claire Poelking, Program Associate, MacArthur Foundation “We continue to be frustrated by the lack of understanding about the tremendous importance of Cofán and campesino grassroots conservation activities.” Fundación para... ...