Minnesota Native American Leadership Mapping presentation 

The Native American Leadership Alumni Network presented at the Native Americans inPhilanthropy’s 25th Anniversary Celebration –  2015 Native Philanthropy Institute at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN.

Two sessions were presented. The first was an overview of the Native American Alumni Leadership Collaboration and Networking maps. The network maps show how leaders are currently connected around important issues and how they want to be connected in the future.

The second session was Leadership and Community Building. Participants had an opportunity to get to know one another, build connections and learn about Network Weaving.

The goal for the Native Leadership Alumni Network is to advance a collective leadership movement and map the interests of Native alumni across their programs in order to consider possible joint strategies. As we continue to develop the Native Leadership Network we will engage alumni from the collaborating organizations.

Thank you to the collaborators, presenters and alumni!  We look forward to building our continued partnership.


Tiwahe Foundation President and CEO, Kelly Drummer was Awarded the Louis T. Delgado Distinguished Grantmaker Award at the Native Americans in Philanthropy’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. The Louis T. Delgado Distinguished Grantmaker Award represents Kelly Drummer and her work in the philanthropic sector. She continues to be a bridge for the Native American community and mainstream philanthropy.  Kelly is a member of the first cohort (2006-2007) of the Circle of Leaders Program at Native Americans in Philanthropy.