Washington, D.C. — Please join the Center for American Progress, Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP), and the Biodiversity Funders Group for a special event to hear from Native leaders from the Santa Clara Pueblo and the Nez Perce Tribe working at the critical intersection of climate, conservation, and land management.
In November 2022, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Biden administration awarded a historic number of grants to Indigenous-led conservation projects and Tribal nations as part of the America the Beautiful challenge—consistent with the president’s historic goal of conserving 30 percent of America’s lands and waters by 2030. These grants were leveraged with funding from NAP’s Tribal Conservation Fund and with support from Biodiversity Funders Group members. In total, the NFWF awarded $91 million to 55 projects, with $26.7 million going to 14 projects from Tribal nations.
These critical investments will support much-needed, landscape-scale conservation projects in 42 states and three U.S. territories. The Native leaders will discuss their innovative conservation practices that can help restore our lands and mitigate the impacts of climate change. The event will also feature an opening blessing by traditional singers and drummers.
Shannon F. Wheeler, Vice Chair, Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee
J. Michael Chavarria, Governor, Santa Clara Pueblo
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET
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