Native Americans

Building a More Inclusive Tech Workforce for Native Americans

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In the United States, there are over 600 Native American and Alaskan Native tribes, representing approximately 1.5 to 2 percent of the population. Lack of critical mass often leads to underrepresentation of Native American viewpoints and representation in racial disparity assessments–particularly in the tech industry.

The Michigan Diversity Council Presents the Inaugural National Native American Summit

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November 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Michigan Diversity Council (MIDC) presents the National Native American Summit taking place on Tuesday, November 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST. The event, in partnership with the National Diversity Council (NDC) will focus on the theme “Standing Together and Taking Action.”

Community Investing: Tools for These Times

Fueling Transformational Change
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by Donna Katzin, founder of Shared Interest 

Today, in our current political and social environment, the demand to invest in undercapitalized Black and Brown communities resonates with particular urgency – and for good reasons. In the U.S. alone, white families have accumulated seven times more wealth than Black families and five times more than Latinx families, and during the pandemic twice as many Black-owned as white-owned businesses have been forced to close. 

Native Americans Investing in Restorative Agriculture and Economics

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by Theo Ferguson of Healing Living Systems 

As White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy espouses, we need to think in systemic terms when tackling our collective challenges — COVID, economic downturn, seeking social justice to heal racism, and climate change — these are all challenges that must be approached together. Our best guides — environmentally, socially, in governance practices and economically — are still our Indigenous brothers and sisters.

Impact Investing With Native Entrepreneurs in the Indigenous Economy

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March 1st Edition Overview: As I read through the articles for this March 1st edition by so many esteemed contributors, I am struck by the progress that we have made together in this field. Our work has led us all to consider individually and collectively the frameworks and practices necessary to implement a just transition with and for Indigenous Peoples. - Carla Fredericks, Guest Editor

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March 1st Edition Overview: As I read through the articles for this March 1st edition by so many esteemed contributors, I am struck by the progress that we have made together in this field. Our work has led us all to consider individually and collectively the frameworks and practices necessary to implement a just transition with and for Indigenous Peoples. - Carla Fredericks, Guest Editor

Wells Fargo Commits $50 Million to American Indian/Alaska Native Communities

Wells Fargo’s five-year financial commitment will primarily focus on environmental sustainability, economic empowerment, and diversity and social inclusion
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Wells Fargo has committed $50 million over the next five years to help address the economic, social, and environmental needs of American Indian/Alaska Native communities. The company will expand philanthropy programs, work to improve products and services that meet the financial and banking needs of American Indian/Alaska Native communities, award grants to national nonprofits serving these communities, and help create a greater awareness of their culture, history, and contributions.

Exploring Portland's Rich Native American & Indigenous History

By Josh Leake, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Portland Film Festival
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November is National Native American Heritage Month, and here in Portland, Oregon, we are celebrating the artistic contributions from the American Indian and Indigenous community with this year’s Portland Film Festival (PDXFF).

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