Empower Indigenous Women's Leadership at the UN

$1,325 $3,675
Raised Remaining


Support Indigenous women and girls from various bio-regions of the Americas, often isolated and rural, to engage in the international arena at the Global Indigenous Women’s Caucus and United Nations.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Indigenous women historically held strong positions of leadership in Native communities. However the devastating effects of globalization and ongoing colonization critically eroded the power and status of Native women and their access to information and collective work with other Indigenous women. Each year many of our sisters arrive in New York for the United Nations, perhaps the first time out of their home community; with no place to stay and no funds for food, to address human rights issues.

How will this project solve this problem?

SGF provides housing, meals, transportation and resources for Indigenous women to safely navigate New York during both events so they can engage in defining and addressing issues facing Native Nations, communities and homelands on a global level.

Potential Long Term Impact

For Native women and girls to once again assume strong leadership roles in defining the issues facing Native Nations and communities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,325

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,325 .  The original project funding goal was $5,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Heather Freitas

Arcata, California United States

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