IFIP February Enewsletter
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                                                                                                               February 2014
Message from the Director
Dear Members and Friends,

IFIP has hit the ground running and is excited to have you join us in our many events this year.

On February 25th, we are sponsoring an event at the Presidio along with Swift Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and Global Greengrants Fund about the role of independent scientific analysis when it comes to free, prior and informed consent in Indigenous communities. Click here to learn more.

If you are a donor, please join us for our first Regional Meeting in NYC on March 5th (Luncheon from 12 - 1:30pm) and March 6th (9am - 1pm). These sessions will provide donors with greater awareness of funding strategies to address food resilience and climate change issues in Indigenous communities. Email support@internationalfunders.org to RSVP.

IFIP Summit Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE for IFIP’s World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy in NYC from September 24 – 26! The Summit will explore the current state of Indigenous philanthropy and will seek solutions to take it to the next level. We will come up with a plan to leverage the critical times we live in order to bring more funding to Indigenous Peoples and will discuss Indigenous traditional sustainable economies and how they can serve as a model for the western world. We are thrilled to have brought together one of our biggest planning committees ever with over 20 donors and allies to ensure the success of our Summit.

We will continue our advocacy and educational programs through webinars, social media, articles, our monthly enewsletter, The Sharing Network, and our annual newsletter, The Sharing Circle.

We are, once again, starting our membership campaign. We welcome interested donors in becoming a Member or if you are not a donor but still want to be part of the network, see our Affiliate level.  

We are building momentum toward a new paradigm of Indigenous Philanthropy. We hope you can support our efforts. Whatever amount you give will ripple into the Indigenous and philanthropic worlds, and ultimately your own. You can quickly give a tax-deductible donation by clicking on the Donate button in the right column.

Thank you for supporting this important network, we look forward to an exciting year!

For our Mother Earth,

Evelyn Arce
Executive Director of IFIP  

Indigenous News
Indigenous Women Ride to Rescue Patagonia Valley
Indigenous women from Chile and Argentina are riding to the rescue of their pristine Patagonia valley, saying plans to build a dam and a river generator there must not be allowed to proceed, it has been reported.

Abbott to Deliver Closing the Gap Report
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will deliver his first report card on the progress being made to reduce Indigenous disadvantage. The six Closing the Gap initiatives cover areas like life expectancy, education and unemployment, and aim to breach the divide between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians by 2030.

Colombian Indigenous Evicting Armed Forces From Territory
The Nasa people of Cauca, Colombia are pursuing the eviction of the Colombian Army and the FARC guerrillas from their territory due to the death and displacement of indigenous caused by both armed parties.

Cultural Festival Brings Manipur’s Indigenous Tribes Together
Artists from different tribes of Manipur showcased their rich culture at the 3rd State Level Tribal Cultural Festival held at the tribal Research Institute auditorium in Chingmeirong.

HER Fund Nominations for the First "She Dares To Change" Award
Deadline: February 18, 2014
HER Fund believes in the wisdom and capacity of women to determine their needs and aspirations and to develop strategies to achieve them. Do you know a she like HER? With faith, passion, and courage, advance social justice! Nominate HER now!

USAID Human Rights Grants Program
Deadline: February 28, 2014
USAID seeks applications for projects that respond to urgent or unanticipated human rights needs or emerging windows of opportunity in the protection and promotion of human rights.  Qualified organizations should contact their local USAID field mission for more information on this program.

Equator Prize 2014 Call for Nominations
Deadline: March 22, 2014
The Equator Prize 2014 will recognize twenty-five local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. Representatives of winning communities will participate in a series of events held in conjunction with the UN General Assembly, scheduled for September 2014 in New York.

Calling All Seed Keepers 
Flordemayo and The Path Seedkeepers are looking for seeds from all types of food crops as well as from plants that have medicinal, ceremonial, soil conservation, fiber, and craft uses. 

The Pisces Foundation: Program Associate – San Francisco, CA
The Pisces Foundation is hiring a Program Associate to provide support across the foundation's three areas of focus: Environmental Education, Climate & Energy and Water.  Applications are due February 28, 2014.

The Cultural Conservancy: Administrative Manager (part-time) – San Francisco, CA
Under the supervision of the President/CEO, the successful candidate will be responsible for duties in Office Administration, Fundraising, Marketing & Outreach, Programs, Assistance to the President and Board Communications. Applications are due February, 28, 2014.

Project Concern International (PCI): Technical Advisor, Gender – Washington, DC
PCI is strengthening its engagement in the area of gender equity and women’s empowerment. The position of Technical Advisor, Gender will lead support of this effort, including active engagement in support of PCI’s 2013-16 Gender Equity Strategic Direction. 

In This Issue

Director's Message

Indigenous News



IFIP Events
IFIP Regional Meeting
March 5 – 6, 2014
New York, NY
IFIP World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy
September 24 – 26, 2014
New York, NY

Beverly Bell Book Release
Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti’s Divide
February 24, 2014
Berkeley, CA

Winona LaDuke and Friends "Indigenous Resistance to Energy Infrastructure"
March 3, 2014
Berkeley, CA

Rights and Resources Initiative: 15th RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change
“Challenges of Carbon Rights and Implementing new Warsaw Agreement on REDD+”
March 19, 2014
Washington, DC

EDGE Funders Alliance: 14th Annual Just Giving Conference 
“Towards an Ecological and Socially Just Transition to the Next Economy”
April 29 – May 1, 2014
Berkeley, CA

2014 Institute for Emerging Sustainability Leaders
"The Role of Women in Sustainability" 
June 1-13, 2014

       Forest Peoples Programme Guide
Securing Community Land and Resource Rights in Africa: A Guide to Legal Reform and Best Practice
Produced by FERN, the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), ClientEarth and the Centre for Environment and Development (CED)

    Gwich'in Women Speak
"Gwich'in Women Speak" is an inspiring and moving short documentary film by Miho Aida. The women of the Gwich'in Nation speak out on why the birthing grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd known as The Sacred Place Where Life Begins need to be protected for future generations. 

          RRI Annual Review
Lots of Words, Little Action: Will the private sector tip the scales for community land rights?
New annual review by The Rights and Resources Initiative

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