Standing Together: Strategic Giving in Native Communities

05/09/2017 - 12:00pm

Native communities, particularly those in the most rural areas, to a large extent remain culturally intact. But those communities are also experiencing complex social problems and environmental degradation as a result of widespread uncontrolled and poorly planned development and energy extraction. As we learned from the Standing Rock example, a substantial portion of this nation’s water and energy needs originate from or pass through lands of Native peoples. In this presentation, Jim Enote, Executive Director of Colorado Plateau Foundation will put forward ideas for strategic giving in Native communities that is manifested from the successes of community foundations’ familiarity with the populations they are in-service to.