2017 Keeping the Homefires Burning

November 9, 2017

Celebrate our 40th year as one of the oldest Native philanthropic organizations. Honor the endurance and resilience of Indigenous Peoples and be ready to

Warrior Up

2017 Keeping the Homefires Burning
Celebrating 40 Years

November 9-11, 2017 — Yavapai Nation
Evening reception November 8th


Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples is honored to host this unique opportunity for Native organizers and activists to collaborate, share, and grow. Keeping the Homefires Burning provides a place of synergy and strategy for grassroots community groups to come together, share skills through peer learning and exchange, and build momentum and power.

Warrior Up will focus on advocacy, climate change, food sovereignty, and wellness, among other topics pertaining to sustainable and culturally vibrant communities against the backdrop of contemporary ecological, economic and social distresses.

Homefires' Spirit

We have been hosting Keeping the Homefires Burning for over 2 decades! These years have created a collectivity of traditions shaping the spirit of the gathering. Let's create a Seventh Generation Fund story together! Be sure to use #BeAGoodAncestor and #WarriorUp throughout the gathering on social media.

All registration fees are reduced to help make participation more accesible. Registration includes event materials, access to plenaries and sessions, and meals.

Traditional attire is encouraged and welcomed. Bring your Native event or action t-shirts, wear your moccasins, come prepared for yoga and other mindfulness activities, as well as morning runs and traditional hula. Also be ready to dance, sing, and participate in sunrise ceremony.

Come prepared for Seventh Generation Fund's necklace exchange tradition. As part of self-introductions and networking, all participants will engage in exchanging necklaces throughout the gathering. Bring a necklace that you do not mind parting with or make one at the event.

Limited Sponsorship Opportunities (CLOSED)

Seventh Generation Fund grantee and affiliate organizations may apply for sponsorship opportunities to cover registration and/or lodging. An application is available below, under the Documents section at the bottom of this page.

Venue & Lodging Details

We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center
10438 N Fort McDowell Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85264

Hotel: (480) 789-5300

Securing a room through the registration process is now closed. We strongly recommend a 4-night stay at the Resort with arrival check-in on November 8, 2017 and departure check-out on November 12, 2017. Call the hotel directly at (480) 789-5300.


Airport: The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is the nearest airport and recommended for travel. It is approximately 25 miles from the event location.

Ground Transportation: Our office is arranging limited ground transportation to-and-from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) for pre-registered participants on arrival and departure dates. Arranged shuttles are anticipated to be available between 12pm - 5pm on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Note, ground transportation is not guaranteed and a schedule will be distributed to registrants as we near the event date.

Vehicle: The We-Ko-Pa Resort has ample parking at no cost.

Resort Shuttle: (on-site only) We-Ko-Pa provides a free shuttle service that may transport guests within a 5-mile radius of the Resort. This may include shopping centers, dining, and the nearby Cultural Center.

Gala Celebration Purchase Additional Tickets

On Saturday, November 11th from 5:30pm-9:00pm, the 2017 Keeping the Homefires Burning will be complemented by our gala evening and silent auction.

Guests will enjoy cultural performance, and savor in an elegant plated dinner, hors d'oeurves, and other delectables. The evening will be accompanied by special guests and showcase an intimate silent auction of distinct items from throughout the Indigenous World. Semiformal or traditional attire.

Admission is included in all event registrations. Additional tickets are available for purchase.

Call for Sessions (CLOSED)

Seventh Generation Fund strives to create a dynamic and engaging agenda that challenges mainstream thinking and which reflects the diversity of expertise, perspectives, opinions and interests of Indigenous Peoples, organizations, and nations that advances Indigenous Peoples’ self-determination. We ask that as you prepare your submissions, to keep in mind that we seek to strengthen organizational capacities and skills base by broadening the dialogue and consciousness on issues and strategies pertinent to Indigenous life ways, wellness, community empowerment, and movement building. We encourage community partners, affiliates, and projects to collaborate and work collectively on developing sessions and presentations for this Call for Sessions.

Indigenous Marketplace Vendor Registration

Participants will have an opportunity to barter, exchange, share, and sell during the Indigenous Marketplace. All vendors must register for the Indigenous Marketplace in alignment with the Yavapai Nation requirements. Registration is conveniently provided through Warrior Up Registration for participants, or by signing up separately and solely as a vendor through Indigenous Marketplace. Separate vendor marketplace (no event registration access) may be secured online.

We are celebrating 40 years! How are you or your work a part of this legacy?

When did you first work with a Seventh Generation Fund grant? What kind of program was it? Where was it? Do you have camp photos from a gathering 20+ years ago? Or photos and memories more recent that you would like to share?

Do you have an old bumper sticker or protest/action saying to share with us as we recall a legacy of 40 years of work?

We will have a memory book available at the registration table for Keeping the Homefires Burning participants to share thoughts, memories, photographs, or any other expression of their time with Seventh Generation Fund spanning the last 40 years.

Please share with us! If it doesn't fit in the book we still want to see it and hear your memory!

Become an Event Sponsor Sponsorship Opportunities

Keeping the Homefires Burning brings together 250+ participants from throughout the Indigenous World to focus on advocacy, climate change, food sovereignty, cultural consciousness, and wellness. Sponsorships are significant to the success of the event. Support the gathering through our sponsorship opportunities.

Program Advertisement Purchase an Ad

Limited space is available for purchase in the Event Program. Advertisement sizes are: full page, half page, quarter page,  and business card. Further details are included in the Program Advertisement document below. Go here to purchase your advertisement.

PDF icon Event Program.pdf7.16 MB

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