Empower Indigenous Women's Leadership at the UN

by Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.


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.

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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.


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.

Long-Term Impact

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

Additional Documentation

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


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Organization Information

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.

Location: Arcata, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.7genfund.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @7generationfund
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.
Heather Freitas
Project Leader:
Heather Freitas
Arcata, California United States

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