COVID-19, Indigenous Perspectives & Solutions

This webinar seeks to highlight Indigenous solutions in response to, and beyond, COVID-19.

This webinar seeks to highlight Indigenous solutions in response to, and beyond, COVID-19. It’s our goal to amplify how Indigenous ways of being, and practices of adaptation, discernment, stewardship, honouring and building a relationship, give unique and solid footing for planning, taking action, and responding during, but not limited to, this time of crisis.

Eriel’s book reference:  Robin Wall Kimmerer, “Braiding Sweetgrass, Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and The Teaching of Plants”…

Jessica’s article quote:…

Indigenous artists for the earrings:

Mikisikahtak Creations…

Copper Canoe Woman…

Hinaai design…

The meme account Jessica mentioned:

The link from IFIPs website, a host of great grant-making info there on how to align grants to UNDRIP:…

The Circle is working toward having similar data and research to share in the future as Native Americans in Philanthropy have through a partnership with Candid – their website is:

Great learning resources:

Racial Equity and Justice in Philanthropy

Vu Le of Non-Profit AF

Lori Villarosa of Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity

Jara Dean Coffey of Equitable Evaluation

Q: Do you have examples of partnerships with Latinx Indigenous communities?

A: The Circle works nationally within Canada, but we are lucky to have a close relationship and partner often with Indigenous Funders for Indigenous People (IFIP) who are doing amazing work at the international level, including convening and amplifying the wisdom of Latinx communities. We invite you to learn more about their work via their website.

Indigenous youth-led organizations to support:

OIYPP – Ontario Indigenous Youth Partnerships Program

A7G – Assembly of 7 Generations -AYO! – Aboriginal Youth Opportunities!

Reclaiming Our Roots – land-based education and cultural reclamation

Mni Ki Wakan – Indigenous youth-led initiative to mobilize knowledge regarding water innovation and solutions to water crises by Indigenous peoples internationally. They are currently fundraising for this years’ conference as well as 2021 which will be held in Treaty 7

Nipaturuq Magazine – a new magazine created by Inuvialuit youth in NWT – they just released their first edition

Red Rising Magazine – an Indigenous youth writer-artist collective sharing stories, poetry, art and inspiration relevant to Indigenous people

Nimkii Aazhibikong Eshkiniijig – an Anishinaabe youth collective based in Northern Ontario

Neechie Studios – Indigenous youth-led workshops and arts programming in Thunder Bay

Dene Nahjo – on the land Dene Youth leadership and culture reclamation programming

The Mamawi Project – space for Metis young people to (re)build relations and discuss the future of the Metis Nation

Finding our Power Together

Youth-led Climate Justice work through ICA

International Indigenous Youth Council

Global Indigenous Youth Caucus

Some COVID-19 specific work:

COVID-19 Indigenous Health Partnership (led by Indigenous youth)…

Finding our Power Together – COVID-19 Fundraiser (youth)…

NDN Collective COVID-19 Fund

We Matter – Indigenous Youth Rise COVID-19 Fund…

Indigenous Climate Action – knowledge mobilization through research, webinars, and advocacy. https://www.indigenousclimateaction.c…

Pass the Feather – Indigenous Arts Collective…

Active crowdfunding campaigns:………

Partnerships with Indigenous folks in the south:

Indigenous Climate Action, as well as their partners, have been building relationships and supporting actions internationally. They are also supporting a screening of the Documentary Condor and the Eagle on May 31st followed by a panel discussion.…

Presentation Slides:…

A short follow-up survey: Let us know what additional tools, resources, support you need to navigate COVID-19: