Celebrate our 40th year as one of the oldest Native philanthropic organizations. Honor the endurance and resilience of Indigenous Peoples and be ready to —
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.
We have been hosting Keeping the Homefires Burning for over 20 years! During its life, we have created traditions shaping the spirit of the gathering.
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 or sing, accept an honor song, and join others in sunrise ceremony.
Come prepared for Seventh Generation Fund's necklace exchange tradition. As part of our 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 with materials that we will provide.
Let's create a Seventh Generation Fund story together! Be sure to use #BeAGoodAncestor and #WarriorUp throughout the gathering on social media.
Venue & Lodging Details
We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center
10438 N Fort McDowell Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85264
A discounted room rate is available under our block. We strongly recommend that lodging is secured through our registration process to ensure you receive the discounted rate. Event registration lodging includes a 4-night stay at the Resort for arrival check-in on November 8, 2017 and departure check-out on November 12, 2017.
Warrior Up Registration
All registration levels are discounted to make participation more accesible. Registration includes event materials, access to plenaries and sessions, and meals. Registration is available May 1, 2017.
On Saturday, November 11th from 6:30pm-8:30pm, the 2017 Keeping the Homefires Burning will be complemented by our banquet 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. Tickets are also available for separate purchase. Details coming soon.
Sponsorship Opportunities for Grantees and Affiliate Projects
Sponsorships are extended to our Affiliate and Grantee projects to participate in this year's Keeping the Homefires Burning gathering. Current Affiliates are listed on our website. The Application Packet is attached at the bottom of this webpage and inquiries may be directed to your program contact.
Deadline to apply: Sunday, April 30, 2017.
Exclusive Windbreaker Available for Purchase
Embroidered windbreaker featuring Native artwork and design in heather grey. This windbreaker is only available through Keeping the Homefires Burning registration and will be delivered at the gathering during registration check in. Image coming soon.
Call for Sessions
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.
Deadline: Monday, June 15, 2017 by 5:00pm (Pacific Standard Time)
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.
Details coming soon.
Become a Co-Sponsor
Keeping the Homefires Burning brings together 250-275 participants from throughout the Indigenous World to focus on addressing advocacy, climate change, food sovereignty, cultural consciousness, and wellness. Sponsorships are significant to the success of this event. For opportunities on becoming a sponsor of the gathering, please click here.
Limited space is available for purchase in our Program. Details coming soon.