Native Gathering: A Meeting with Native Americans Elders, Activists, Select Funders and Scholars
On June 20-21, 2003, the Marguerite Casey Foundation (MCF) brought together a group of Native people from across the country to participate in a consultative session designed to help the Foundation develop a comprehensive strategy to strengthen and support indigenous families and communities. With the help of CURL, a report was written up documenting the meeting. The participants represented a cross-section of Natives, including elders, activists, scholars and funders who possess exceptional knowledge and experience in working for the betterment of Indian communities, whether in reservation-based communities or urban Indian communities.
The key concepts and ideas that were generated from the group’s discussion provide a framework for the field of philanthropy to consider in conducting its work.
- L. Delgado, CURL