Giving Compass’ Take:
• Native Americans in Philanthropy brings together experts to discuss ways to promote the health and well-being of Native youth.
• What assets do you have to leverage for the health and well-being of native youth?
• Learn about the state of Native American youth.
This was an interactive discussion examining a human development framework that considers positive, culturally grounded assets along an Indigenous Lifecourse. This framework can potentially apply to Indigenous youth, adults and communities.
A new report by Native Americans in Philanthropy, “Generation Indigenous: Bringing Powerful Minds Together,” considers how actual Indigenous programs incorporate Lifecourse elements in their work. The report builds on a previous report in which Native American researchers set forth the Lifecourse theory.
The Indigenous Lifecourse framework is about helping Indigenous children and youth grow on their own terms as sacred beings, flowering and finding fulfillment in an interconnected world that completes them. Such an experience – as seen in the framework – can unleash individual as well as collective energy, skills andideas. The framework presents a philosophy for growing, leading and healing.
Read the full article about the health and well-being of native youth at Native Americans in Philanthropy.
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