Hillory Tenute was disappointed but not surprised when she opened an email inviting Indigenous organizations to compete for corporate donations this September as part of an online advertising campaign.
“That’s the part that was really disgusting, that they wanted it to be a social media campaign,” says Tenute, executive director of Indigenous Youth Roots, a national charity that collaborates on programs, grants and opportunities grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing and being.
She wrote about the offer in a LinkedIn post but didn’t identify the private company that made it, focusing instead on the issues the overture highlighted.
“Indigenous youth non-profi
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