The Sharing Network: IFIP June Enewsletter
The Sharing Network Logo 2Connecting Communities • Sharing Knowledge • Building a Common Future 
                                                                                                                      June 2014
Message from the Director
Dear IFIP Friends,
IFIP has been busy organizing the most important event in our organization’s history – a global summit of Indigenous leaders and funders following the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, Clinton Global Initiative and other high level UN Conferences. The World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy is developing into a watershed event in philanthropy that will unify the most critical program areas, from human rights and social justice to climate change and sustainability. It has the potential to change the way we perceive these issues for years to come. If you are a donor interested in any of these issues, we invite you to join us.

We will be announcing the schedule, speakers and sessions soon. For now, we have opened up Early Bird registration until July 18. Take advantage of the reduced rate and register today!
We also have developed several new opportunities to partner with us on the Summit. Take a look at the many levels and options available for your organization to be recognized at this historical event; whether it is through supporting Indigenous women to attend the half-day session on Indigenous women’s issues or supporting the training session for Indigenous Peoples on philanthropy. For the first time, you have the opportunity to increase your organization’s visibility by purchasing an ad to be printed in our conference magazine.
We would also like to invite Indigenous Peoples and NGOs to apply for a scholarship to attend. This would include shared room lodging, meals and registration but not travel. NGOs can apply for reduced rates. The selection goes through a competitive process and will be reviewed by the Summit Selection Committee.
We hope you will consider supporting 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 here or through the Donate button on the right.
Thank you for supporting this unique global network for Indigenous communities.
For our Mother Earth,
Evelyn Arce
IFIP Executive Director

IFIP friend, Angela Martinez, Senior Program Officer at American Jewish World Service, shares about her recent trip to Capulalpam de Mendez, Mexico.
As our bus climbed the deep and winding road through the Sierra Juarez mountains, signs proclaimed our arrival to the pueblo magico—“magic town”—of Capulalpam de Mendez, Mexico. Looking at the green mountains around us, I wondered what exactly the magic might be.  Continue reading here
IFIP Member News

FIMIThe International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI-IIWF) is a global network of Indigenous women leaders and organizations from the seven socio-cultural regions in the world. FIMI was created in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing China where Indigenous women from around the world gathered to share experiences, demands and proposals. The need for global coordination became visible and since then, FIMI has been working towards building a global network of Indigenous women. 

Click here to read on about FIMI

Pioneers in JusticeFour years ago, IFIP member, Levi Strauss Foundation, undertook an experiment: in a world being dramatically reshaped by the power of networks and technology, how can funders support nonprofit leaders on the front lines of social change?
The result, a new case study by Heather McLeod Grant entitled, Pioneers in Justice: Building
Networks and Movements for Social Change
, about the Levi Strauss Foundation’s groundbreaking five-year effort to help a group of Bay Area social justice leaders scale their impact by investing in capacity building and supporting new ways of working. To download the full case study, click on the image.

RAVENIFIP Affiliate, RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs), has joined Greenpeace International, Sierra Club Canada, and Mother Earth Action Co-op in launching a new crowd funding campaign to support the costs of litigation for the first two nations (Beaver Lake Cree Nation and Whitefish Lake First Nation) to take a legal stand in response to the Alberta Government and Alberta Energy Regulator’s efforts to shut First Nations out of oil sands regulatory hearings. 
Learn more about the case and consider supporting the cause

Indigenous News
Special Rapporteur Anaya makes final statement to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
It is my honor to once again address the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and all those attending the session. This is my last statement to the Forum in my capacity as Special Rapporteur, since – after 6 years in this position - I will be ending my mandate at the beginning of next month.

Indigenous Communities Say Authorities Collude With Loggers
Indigenous villagers in Mondolkiri province say relevant authorities that are supposed to crack down on forestry crimes instead collude with logging companies and powerful businessmen, allowing them cut down trees. 

Why are Ecuadorian oil firms talking about building a road into Yasuni-ITT?
An interview by David Hill with E-Tech Chief Engineer, Bill Powers, at a June oil industry conference concerning oil company road building in the supposedly roadless and protected Yasuni-ITT region of Ecuador. 

INEPAS Spanish School
INEPAS, a Spanish School and Social Aid Institution, officially recognized by the Guatemalan State as a self-sustaining non-profit organization, would like to invite students and employees to enhance their learning whilst experiencing life in Guatemala. Specifically, they are targeting those who want to learn Spanish with native speakers and other students alike, those who wish to combine this learning with voluntary work experience, or gap-year students of any discipline seeking a voluntary internship within a development organization.

11th Hour Project: Program Coordinator – San Francisco & Palo Alto, CA
The 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, is seeking a Program Coordinator to work with their team on reducing fossil fuels and their associated negative environmental and health impacts. They are looking for a bright, talented individual with passion for these areas and demonstrated interest in work on energy/environmental issues.
National Center for Family Philanthropy: Director, Finance and Administration – Washington, DC
NCFP is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration who will be responsible for the management of finance/accounting, budgets, human resources, facilities, general office management as well as the administration of all development systems including grants management, research, record keeping and reporting.

Open Society Foundations: Associate Director – New York, NY
OSF is seeking an Associate Director for their Human Rights Initiative program. He/she will be responsible for the ongoing design and implementation of a campaign and grantmaking strategy for the Human Rights Initiative to build a broader constituency for human rights in collaboration with program partners and grantees.

In This Issue

Director's Message


IFIP Member News

Indigenous News



IFIP Events
IFIP World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy
Weaving a New Path in Indigenous Philanthropy: Challenges and Opportunities in Changing Times
September 24 – 26, 2014
New York, NY

AS/COA Americas Quarterly Spring Launch
The Perils and of Promise of Consulta Previa
July 16, 2014
New York, NY

IHRFG New York Conference
July 15 - 16, 2014
New York, NY

UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) September 22 – 23, 2014
New York, NY

Pre-Registration Deadline: July 23, 2014 (Restrictions apply) 

EGA Annual Fall Retreat September 28 – October 1, 2014 Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 

Exponent Philanthropy 2014 National Conference
October 30 – November 1, 2014
Washington, DC 



My Guide: A Community Resource Guide to REDD+ Rights by Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)


Americas Quarterly Spring issue by Americas Society/Council of the Americas. Launch Date: July 16, 2014

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