WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Pawanka Fund—which is an Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Learning Initiative—is committed to the concept of intercultural philanthropy, based on ancestral practices of solidarity and reciprocity of Indigenous Peoples.
Intercultural Philanthropy builds from the knowledge that Indigenous Peoples have our own learning processes, systems of knowledge and ways to integrate new information, values, and interpretations and to share them with younger generations.
The members of the Guiding Committee of the Pawanka Fund are Indigenous Leaders from across the globe in both developed and developing countries. They have strong relations and connections with different indigenous organizations, institutions and networks from local to global.
The Pawanka Fund covers the 7 regions of indigenous peoples-- Africa, Arctic, Asia, Pacific, Latin America and the Carribean, Russia, Eastern Europe and North America.
Article 12 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) states that “Indigenous peoples have the right to manifest, practice, develop and ...
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This unique partnership has put indigenous peoples at the center of their efforts to promote their wellbeing and self-determination .
-Myrna Cunningham, Chairperson of Pawanka Fund