Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth, spoke about the role of philanthropy in today’s society as a part of a breakfast plenary session at United Philanthropy Forum's 2019 Annual Conference in Cleveland on July 16. Edgar emphasized the importance of understanding the dynamics and impact of colonization on our country and our field, and beginning the process of healing, if we are ever going to make philanthropy as effective, powerful and equitable as it has the potential to be.
Native and Indigenous Peoples
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This is a guest post by Jaser A. Alsharhan, Senior Program Associate at Colorado Association of Funders who shares his experience with The Blanket Exercise during the 2019 Forum annual conference and some key truths that he learned.
Emboldened by the youth of Standing Rock, in June 2017, the Schott Foundation for Public Education and Native Americans in Philanthropy hosted Native American leaders and funders to discuss how to support Native youth in bigger and bolder ways. As a group, these leaders grappled with such questions as: What is the responsibility of those working with Native youth during this critical time? What is the role of philanthropy in this work? What did we learn from Standing Rock as it relates to youth leadership, health and education?
In the Spring 2015 issue of National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy's quarterly journal, Crystal Echo Hawk, President & CEO of Echo Hawk Consulting, writes about the existence of implicit bias against Native Americans in philanthropy.