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The 2011 Native Philanthropy Institute (NPI) was held at Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip, Washington on April 4-5. Native Americans in Philanthropy gathered over 150 leaders representing over 70 Tribal giving programs, foundations, and nonprofits in forum for dialogue, interaction, and co-learning. Together we achieved our goals for NPI which included in inclusive dialogue, where attendees from across the nation share programmatic links, lessons learned, opportunities and successes of Native and other underserved communities. The Institute fostered strategic alliances and provided an opportunity to build relationships with a diversity of constituencies. The NPI explored the growth, opportunities and challenges of transitions and next generation leaders. Current research findings and the sharing of resources are additional priorities identified for the conference, you

can download these reports at http://www.NATIVEPHILANTHROPY.ORG [2]; click the report in the right-hand corner. Under the theme, Weaving Leadership, Indigenous People and Resources, program tracks addressed leadership, organization capacity building and strategic grantmaking strategies.


Jo-Anne Stately is awarded the 2011 Louis T. Delgado Distinguished Grantmaker Award

Jo-Anne Stately (White Earth Band of Ojibwe) currently serves as the Director of Grantmaking and Special Projects at the MINNEAPOLIS FOUNDATION [3] has worked tirelessly in her philanthropic activities. From constantly being a watchdog and advisor to mainstream foundations and philanthropic associations, to assisting startup Native

foundations and funds, to her community role as jingle dress maker she embodies what it means to work toward the enhancement of Indigenous communities.

Her accomplishments include positions as Senior Program Officer at THE SAINT PAUL FOUNDATION [4], Director of the F. R. Bigelow Foundation's Children, Families and Community Initiative, Assistant to the Director and Acting Director of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council (a state council on Native affairs), and as Assistant Director of the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis. Her work at INDIAN LAND TENURE FOUNDATION [5] was focused on bringing greater resources to Native tribes to reclaim land rights, and to preserve and revitalize Native culture and language.

The 2011 Flying Eagle Woman Award for Community-Based Philanthropy is awarded to Iris Friday and Claudia Kauffman, co-founders of the NATIVE ACTION NETWORK [7].

The Native Action Network (NAN) is a grassroots organization dedicated to political empowerment through increased civic participation, leadership development, and the building of strong, healthy Native communities. During its first seven years of existence, NAN organized six annual Native Women's Leadership Forums, and has

honored 26 Native women for their lifetime commitment to Native communities.

Iris Friday (Tlingit) serves on the board of the Seattle Indian Services Commission and the Center for Women and Democracy. She is an alumni of the American Indian Ambassadors Program, and Treasurer of the American Indian Women's Service League, a volunteer service organization formed in 1958. She holds a BA in Political Science from

the University of Washington.


* Over 150 attendees from over 75 organizations across North


* Silent Auction raised over $1,400 for the Native Americans in

Philanthropy Endowment Fund.

* Over 90% of the people who registered attended.


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