Flicker Fund: Direct Support for Crisis Impacted Indigenous Communities
On February 4, 2021, Seventh Generation Fund hosted the Voices Around the Circle Flicker Fund: Direct Support for Crisis Impacted Indigenous Communities. Designed for emergency response, SGF’s Flicker Fund rapidly responds to the frontlines of crisis-impacted Indigenous communities.
As the pandemic became global, our organization could not foresee its impact over the next year. We did act quickly, however, by distributing critical supplies and resources into vulnerable Indigenous communities. The Flicker Fund has a life beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and fundraising remains critical. This virtual event featured Seventh Generation Fund’s implementation of the Flicker Fund and gives prudence to the future of this work – such as crisis-recovery. We are honored to highlight community partners and organizers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate fires.
Brian Monongye (Hopi), Board Vice Chair, Seventh Generation Fund
Odilia Romero (Zapotec), Comunidades Indígenas en Liderazgo
Helene Gaddie (Oglala Lakota), Generations Indigenous Ways
Tania Morrison (Mohawk), Kalliopeia Foundation
Sohrob Nabatian, Kalliopeia Foundation
Amanda Coslor, Donor
Melissa Stuart, Donor
Hester Dillon (Cherokee), Facilitator
Seventh Generation Fund’s Red Paper entitled, Good Medicine: The Flicker Fund, features the organization’s collaborative efforts with grantees and donors to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and climate fires. The publication may be accessed here.
Thank You to Our Co-Sponsors
Decolonizing Wealth Project
Humboldt Area Foundation
Neighborhood Funders Group
Northwest Area Foundation
Red Deer Center
The California Wellness Fund
The Vervane Foundation
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.
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