Observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Three Learning Opportunities


On Friday, October 8, 2021, President Biden signed the first-ever presidential proclamation declaring October 11 Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Today and every day, ProInspire acknowledges the vast contributions, sheer resilience, and rich culture of our country’s first inhabitants and their descendants.

We invite you to engage in three learning opportunities to commemorate this day:

1. Learn about Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP)

Erik R. Stegman  
(Carry the Kettle First Nation Nakoda)

We take a moment to highlight a member of ProInspire’s community, Erik Stegman. Erik is the Chief Executive Officer of Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) and serves on ProInspire’s Board of Directors.

Native Americans in Philanthropy is a national organization with a mission to “promote equitable and effective philanthropy in Native communities.”

NAP in partnership with Candid has developed Investing in Native Communities, a resource portal to help centralize and provide access to crucial information to support Native communities and causes. 

To learn more about how NAP is making a difference, visit their website, read their latest articles, and follow NAP on InstagramTwitterFacebook, or LinkedIn

2. Learn what lands you live on

Land Acknowledgements

ProInspire is headquartered on the lands of the Nacotchtank (Anacostan). Take a moment to discover and acknowledge the sacred lands you live on by visiting native-land.ca, a digital resource made possible by Native Land Digital. 

3. Learn terms you should stop appropriating

6 terms that non-Indigenous people need to stop appropriating

Last month, we shared six terms that non-Indigenous people should stop appropriating. If you missed it, click here to learn why you shouldn’t use words like tribe and spirit animal and make a commitment today to stop using them. 

We invite to share one of more these learning opportunities with your network.

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