Indigenous Leaders Spotlight: Meet Fawn Sharp

“Oftentimes, I think about my journey and my responsibility to the 3,000 people of the Quinault Nation…Holding public office means you have a sacred responsibility to honor the ones who spent their lifetimes and tremendous energy and resources to advance a nation.”

– Fawn Sharp, Public Servant and Fierce Indigenous Rights Advocate
Fawn Sharp is one of […]

Indigenous Leaders Spotlight: Meet Andrea Ixchíu

“I would like us to start honoring the lives of people who are taking care of our land all while experiencing the effects of climate change and facing violence from governments [like Guatemala’s] and the extractive industries that are causing the climate crisis and perpetuating colonialist behaviors in our lands and territories.”

– Andrea Ixchíu, Storyteller […]

Indigenous Leaders Spotlight: Meet Ole Kaunga Mali

“This is not only a victory for the El Molo, Turkana, Samburu, and Rendille communities that have been affected by the Lake Turkana Wind Project but one for all Kenyan communities that are facing serious threats of displacement and human rights abuses from large land-based investments.”

-Ole Kanuga Mali, Lobbyist and Champion for Indigenous rights, after […]

Indigenous Leaders Spotlight: Meet Joan Carling

“Indigenous peoples are not the enemies. We are not against development. We are conserving our environment for the future of humanity. But we cannot do this alone. The global community, governments, companies and civil society must act in solidarity, and assume responsibility for realizing sustainable development for all.”
-Joan Carling, Environment and Indigenous Rights Defender
 
Joan Carling […]

Planting Seeds for Reparations in California

California Native American families, communities, tribes, and organizations are encouraged to apply for funds before September 15, 2022.
The Christensen Fund is proud to join the Decolonizing Wealth Project and the California Endowment in establishing a new fund to support Indigenous Californians’ efforts to preserve tribal history and further California’s effort to atone for its history […]