We Are Nature Rising is a regenerative leadership project that will awaken youth to their ecological identity, immerse them in regenerative culture and foster the leadership skills needed to act on behalf of the planet.
A few weeks ago, I traveled to Kahnawake Reserve, near Montreal, to visit with Ka’nahsohon Kevin Deer, Mohawk faithkeeper and produce a video that paints a picture of our potential as a North American alliance of organizations, changemakers, and peacemakers.
“We have to retool the education system so that the next future leaders have the ability to go into the natural world and work in harmony with it, and understand that this is what sustains us.” – Ka’nahsohon Kevin Deer
Ka’nahsohon is an advisor to We Are Nature Rising. He was recently invited to share Haudenosaunee teachings with the Prime Minister and his Youth Council as part of learning the history of Canada since first contact from the indigenous perspective. There is hope that native values are affecting leadership at the highest level of government.
On June 7th, I will be hosting a webinar with Sherri Mitchell, (Wena’ Gamu’ Gwasit), a Penobscot indigenous rights attorney, who is also an advisor to We Are Nature Rising, on the topic of Conscious Giving from an Indigenous Perspective. She will be sharing wisdom from her tradition and core values teachings to build capacity in giving. During this webinar, Sherri will discuss indigenous core values of kinship, responsibility, sharing and cooperation.
What kind of cultural values are needed to cultivate the next generation of leaders?
How can we move towards integrating differences, and forming a new whole versus advancing a culture of winning and domination over others?
How can we transform financial capital into social, cultural and natural capital for the purpose of long-term regenerative culture?
This call is for those of you engaged in philanthropic giving, have the means to give and/or are willing to be a champion for this project by joining the Leadership Funding Circle. We are looking for partners who are interested in learning, and growing their capacity as leaders for eco-social change in the philanthropic community as well as advancing the aims for We Are Nature Rising.
There is limited seating on this call, if you are interested in attending live with us, register now. If you are unable to make this time, registering will get you a recording of the call by email.
We are seeking a circle of visionary philanthropic supporters who will annually commit to a gift of $900- $90,000 for the next three years. Our intention is to secure the first three years of operating expenses as soon as possible so that we can shift our focus to doing the work of We Are Nature Rising and not spend all our time raising money. Vision Circle members receive special updates and opportunities to directly connect with our indigenous partners and next generation leaders, as well as a chance to gather at our annual dinner.
If this is you, join the Vision Circle today, or if it’s someone you know, hit reply and let me know.
Please join us in this revolutionary time of change to build systems that regenerate a healthy world for us all.
We Are Nature Rising
PS. Here’s a link to the video. Thank you for joining us to make this happen!