INDIGENOUS LED FUNDS WORKING GROUP
Vision of the Working Group
A collaborative learning space to shift funding paradigms in support of Indigenous Peoples Self-determination.
Indigenous Led funds Defined
Indigenous Led Funds are guided by indigenous worldviews and led-by and for Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous Led Funds strengthen self-determination and support a process that empowers the communities, at the local to the global level, to be able to change paradigms and shift power relations addressing the asymmetry of powers and resources to recognition and reciprocity.
Direct funding to Indigenous Peoples actualizes their self-determination, leading to transformative impact understood by all stakeholders.
When Indigenous Peoples direct the design, strategy setting, implementation, monitoring, funds disbursement, it is an act of empowerment and resurgence.