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Regional Roundtable: Native American Heritage Month

Monday, November 22, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am EST
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Philanthropy Network's Regional Roundtable series provides community leaders, non profit leadership and people with lived experience with a platform to educate members and other on pressing issues, in our region. These meetings present timely information so that regional partners can explore new initiatives and opportunities for collaboration.  All funders in the Greater Philadelphia area are welcome to join the Regional Roundtable dialogues. If you would like to suggest a topic for a future Regional Roundtable, please email LeBrian Brown at

Join us for our next briefing on November 22nd where the focus will be on learning more about the Native American heritage. This session will feature a phenomenal guest speaker - Ms. Frankee Hall, who will share with us her lived experience growing up on the MHA Reservation in North Dakota and address the growing crisis of extreme poverty, discrimination, and lack of resources for Native Americans living on reservations.

Registrants are encouraged to watch the Netflix movie "INDIAN HORSE" to gain a deeper understanding of the topics that will be discussed.

Following the presentation, we’ll open the floor for participant questions and answer session with Ms. Hall.

About Our Speaker

Frankee’s bloodline is Lakota and Dakota and is a proud enrolled member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. She spent most of her childhood growing up on the MHA reservation, which remains close to her heart. Frankee is very passionate about her culture and creating a sustainable lifestyle for people through new innovative ways without leveraging culture.She uses personal experience as motivation when advocating for impactful development in Indigenous Communities, understanding it takes a huge knowledge to create true systemic change. Her ultimate goal is to find solutions to give people the option to heal and evolve. She currently heads business development at Brunton Architects and Engineers. 

Pilamaye (Thank You)


Recommended Reading

How Philanthropy Can Support Truth and Healing in Native American Communities by Edgar Villanueva and Christina Snider, Guest Contributors for Inside Philanthropy (Nov 2021)