We’ve invited Penelope “Penny” Haru Snipper, founding member of AAPIP’s Minnesota Chapter, to share her personal experiences as a participant on our recent Native Americans in Philanthropy & AAPIP joint site session to the Amache Internment Center and the Sand Creek Massacre Site in Colorado.
Opening remarks by Peggy Saika and Joy Persall at the Koshare Indian Musuem. Each spoke of the significance of this site session for AAPIP and NAP, as both organizations celebrate 20 years in philanthropy and in the community this year.
The AAPIP/NAP (Native Americans in Philanthropy) site session got off to an inspiring start as almost 40 grantmakers and staff set out for Southeast Colorado on the first leg of a journey that will eventually make its way to Amache Internment Camp and the site of the Sand Creek Massacre.
It’s been a burst of activity for us over the course of the last several days in Denver, Colorado–and we’re far from finished. In addition to our yearly Membership Meeting, there was a full slate of programs in partnership with other philanthropic affinity groups and allies, including the Council on Foundations (COF).
As part of the packet we’re handing out to participants of the NAP/AAPIP site session in Colorado, here is a short listing of informational links ompiled by staff to help provide context for the visit.
We will continue to add to this list so please let us know in the comments if there are other links or resources you recommend we include. Thank you!