On Thursday, February 6, American Indian OIC and its partners hosted, NativeRise: A Night of Indigenous Advocacy. The event aims to connect Native leaders with governmental and philanthropic decision-makers to discuss issues that impact the community. This year’s event featured a keynote by Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, humor from Robert Fairbanks- The Rez Reporter, and remarks sent by Senator Tina Smith. Attendees of NativeRise were encouraged to work diligently on increasing participation in the 2020 Census and on developing Native youth into future leaders. Investment in capital improvements for the urban Indian community was also addressed.
American Indian OIC is grateful for sponsorship support for NativeRise from The Bush Foundation.