Responsibility and Reciprocity should be two guiding principles for Indigenous philanthropy. This is why IFIP joins other organizations in recognizing that Indigenous Peoples have the right to self-determination, and the right to collective ownership of their lands and resources. IFIP supports Indigenous Peoples’ efforts to promote and protect these rights, and are committed to work with funders and Indigenous communities to safeguard their territories and ensure their continued survival as distinct peoples.
Here is how IFIP is engaging and providing educational resources for funders supporting and protecting Indigenous Defenders:
IFIP Call to Action to Defend Indigenous Defenders and Activists
Joint Statement Denouncing the Criminalization of Indigenous Human Rights Defenders in the Philippines
Indigenous Defenders Briefs for Funders