Wabanaki Land Return Engaging Foundations in Tribal Partnerships: A Virtual Roundtable

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
Virtual Meeting
Registration Fee: 
Members: $0.00
Non-members: $35.00
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Please join the Maine Philanthropy Center, Penobscot Nation, and Trust for Public Land for an exploration and discussion of foundation engagement in Wabanaki land return efforts. This virtual roundtable provides a forum for institutional funders to connect around Indigenous land return and development of Tribal funding programs. The program is as follows:

  • Wabanaki Commission members will describe the status of land return in their homelands
  • An overview of relevant land return case studies
  • Doris Duke Foundation and Elmina B. Sewall Foundation will share their experiences in their foundation’s development of funding programs for Indigenous-led projects
  • Ample time for exploration of funders’ experiences, questions, challenges and aspirations.

We value your perspective! Please send suggestions or questions for the roundtable to Erin Clifford, Director of Institutional Giving, Trust for Public Land at Erin.Clifford@tpl.org.

Speakers include:

  • Chuck Loring, Natural Resources Department Director, Penobscot Nation
  • Darren Ranco, University of Maine Professor of Anthropology; staff to Wabanaki Commission on Land and Stewardship
  • Brett Ciccotelli, Tribal Land Recovery Manager, First Light
  • Shannon Hill, Environmental Health Director, Mi'kmaq Nation
  • Diane Regas, President and CEO, Trust for Public Land
  • Betsy Cook, Maine State Director, Trust for Public Land
  • Gabriela Alcalde, Executive Director, Elmina B. Sewall Foundation
  • Danielle Levoit, Senior Program Officer for the Environment, Doris Duke Foundation
  • Jeannette Andre, President and CEO, Maine Philanthropy Center
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