Native American Nonprofit Economy Report - Community Forum

Date: Mar 1, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 01:30 PM

All Nations Indian Church
1515 E. 23rd St., Minneapolis

Fee: Free

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Native Americans in Philanthropy and Northwest Area Foundation invite you to attend the release of the Native American Nonprofit Economy Report. This report is the first ever comprehensive assessment of Minnesota’s active nonprofit organizations that are led by and serve Native Americans.

The Native American Nonprofit Economy Report helps to broaden the sector’s understanding of the scope and impact of Native American focused nonprofits. The report clarifies the strengths, challenges and opportunities found within these organizations.

Join this discussion to learn how the report will help to inform key stakeholders in comprehensive planning and decision-making around pathways out of poverty in Native American communities. Engage with the panel of community leaders to share thoughts about creating sustainable prosperity within these communities.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to attend.

This event is open to all, and copies of the report will be available.


Introductions and Welcome: Martin Jennings, program officer, Northwest Area Foundation

Presentation of the Report: Jane Harstad, project researcher, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Daniel Lemm, director of programs and finance, Native Americans in Philanthropy

Community Response Panel Moderator: Laura Waterman Wittstock, president and CEO, Wittstock and Associates

Community Response Panel Members:
Karen Diver, chairwoman, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Suzanne Koepplinger, executive director, Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center
Sharon Lennartson, vice chairperson, Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community
Rhiana Yazzie, founder, New Native Theatre
Bill Ziegler, president/CEO, Little Earth of United Tribes

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