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Village Earth Presenting on Fiscal Sponsorship for Indigneous Organizations at IFIP Conference

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Village Earth will be presenting on Fiscal Sponsorship for Indigenous Organizations at the International Funders for indigenous People’s Conference “Indigenous Peoples and Philanthropy: Strengthening Alliances for the Next Seven Generations” May 25 – 27, 2001 at the Oneida Nation, New York. International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP), an affinity group of the Council on Foundations, serves grantmakers committed to sharing knowledge, building coalitions, and increasing funding to Indigenous Peoples. IFIP creates a bridge where the philanthropic and Indigenous worlds meet to understand and collaborate with each other. IFIP serves both communities by initiating meetings that otherwise would never happen. IFIP’s Tenth Annual Conference on Haudenosaunee territory in upstate New York coincides with the United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues, which runs from May 16-27 in New York City. To learn more about this year’s conference visit IFIP’s website at

Upcoming Courses in the Village Earth/CSU Online Certificate Program in Community-Based Development

Fall I Session

GSLL 1509 – Development and the Politics of Empowerment

Through a careful investigation of the historical applications of development, we will explore the idea that development is an inherently political process and challenge the claim that any development NGO is apolitical. Additionally, we will strive to identify successful methods of community empowerment through political organization.

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Summer II Session

GSLL 1510 – Community-Based Mapping

This course explores theories, ethics, applications, and methods of community-based mapping and its role in participatory learning and action as well as larger processes of integrated community-based development.

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