Opinion
November 02, 2016
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American Indians Shouldn’t Get Shortchanged by Philanthropy

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The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is among 300 Indian nations protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline — saying it would desecrate tribal land and threaten its access to clean drinking water — but few in philanthropy are supporting the group’s leaders, or are even aware of their plight.

The protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline are getting ever more attention, but most of us in philanthropy haven’t had a chance to get a firsthand understanding of what is at stake.

For a handful of grant makers, that changed a couple of weeks...

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