October 2017

Meet the Next Oyate Network Cohort
Leaders gathered in Mille Lacs in September 2017
Tiwahe Foundation is committed to collaborating with Native leaders across urban, rural and tribal communities across Minnesota to build a regional network to improve our communities. Dedicated leaders in various sectors come together to connect and increase partnerships to advance self determined efforts in their community.
The fourth Oyate Network cohort completed their first session and explored the power of a network approach. We were joined by respected elder, Ida Downwind of the Leech Lake Nation to ground our group in culture and an Indigenous worldview.
We look forward to working with these amazing leaders this session:
  • Nate Taylor (Red Lake Nation)
  • Jessica Rousseau (Cheyenne River)
  • Sterling Knox (Oglala/Kickapoo)
  • Chilah Brown (Mille Lacs/Chickasaw)
  • Joy Annette (White Earth Nation)
  • Michelle Beaulieu (Leech Lake)
  • Aida Strom (Sisseton Wahpeton)
  • Awanewquay Rendon (Leech Lake/White Earth)
  • Ryan Dixon (Oglala Lakota)
  • Angel Nordman (Leech Lake Nation)
  • Sylvia Fred (Pomo)
  • Dustin Goslin (Prairie Band Potawatomi)
Thank You and Farewell
Laura Durden, Development and Programs Administrator
It has been my privilege to work for the Tiwahe Foundation and the American Indian community it serves. It has been very rewarding to work for a mission as important as Tiwahe’s. As I continue on to other opportunities, I would like to extend my thank you to the American Indian Family Empowerment Program fund grantees, Oyate Network alumni, Tiwahe staff and Board of Directors for making me a part of the Tiwahe family.
Please Join Us for a Very Special Night
Tiwahe Foundation Circle of Giving
Keynote Speaker KAREN DIVER
Karen Diver served as Chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa from 2007-20015. She was then appointed by President Obama to be the Special Assistant to the President for Native American Affairs, serving to the end of the Administration. Karen currently serves as Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence at The College of St. Scholastica.
Join us to honor Kelly Drummer and celebrate the work of Tiwahe Grantees and the importance of language, culture, education and giving in our community.
By supporting the 2017 Circle of Giving event, you will help Tiwahe Foundation grow as a Community Foundation for the American Indian Community, honor our grantees, affirm our community, introduce more people to our work and build support to achieve our endowment goal.
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota 200 Oak St. Minneapolis, MN 55455
Parking available at the University Avenue Ramp
6:00 Hors d’Oeuvres and cash bar, Reception and Networking
7:00 Program and Dessert
Purchase tickets online by November 20th