Alaska Native woman holds traditionally woven basket in hands.

Emily Edenshaw Joins Native Americans In Philanthropy Board

The Alaska Native Heritage Center is proud to announce that President & CEO Emily Edenshaw (Yup’ik & Iñupiaq) has been chosen to serve as a Board member for Native Americans in Philanthropy. She joins Eileen Briggs (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe), Tony Johnson (Chinook Indian Nation), Michael Painter (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma), and Theresa Sheldon (Tulalip Tribes) as new Board members and Vicky Stott (Ho-Chunk Nation) as the new Board chair.  

“It is an honor to serve my community in this capacity, and I look forward to working with the Native Americans in Philanthropy Board and Staff to ensure Alaska Natives always have a seat at the table in critical philanthropic conversations,” said Edenshaw.

About Native Americans in Philanthropy: Native Americans in Philanthropy envisions a future with healthy and sustainable Native communities supported by responsive philanthropy with a mission to promote equitable and effective philanthropy in Native communities. The organization does this by increasing engagement and funding to Native-led organizations, increasing and supporting Native professionals in philanthropy, and transforming and influencing the philanthropic sector to align with an Indigenous worldview.