We recognize the critical needs of Indigenous communities and provide funding and administrative support to address an overall need for healthy and sustainable environments. Our work throughout the Americas is built on traditional Native American concepts of holistic ecological stewardship.
Seventh Generation Fund and the communities we serve understand the direct relationships between a healthy environment, social justice and community well-being. We remain focused on supporting grassroots development through Native community empowerment and action.
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples emerged from a call of Indigenous communities in the Americas during the cultural, social and political renaissance era of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Leaders of the time, including chiefs, clan mothers, youth and community activists, established the organization in 1977 to respond to the needs of grassroots Indigenous communities. Led by our founder, the late Daniel Bomberry (Salish/Cayuga), the group engaged in cultural revitalization, leadership development, tribal sovereignty, and culturally appropriate economic development strategies.
Our organization’s name was derived from a precept of the Great Law of Peace of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy) which mandates that chiefs consider the impact of their decisions on the seventh generation yet to come. This principle guides us in our frontline work with all the grassroots Native communities we support in revitalization, restoration, preservation, planning and development projects.
Today, Seventh Generation Fund has grown and evolved into the foremost Indigenous non-profit/social-profit organization in the United States.
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.
Physical address: 2355 Central Ave. Suite C, McKinleyville, CA 95519
Mailing address: P.O. Box 4569, Arcata, CA 95518
In Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2017