Indigenous World Organization is a non-profit charity organization dedicated to fostering the cultural, social and economic advancement of global Indigenous communities.
Our mission is to educate, preserve, protect and promote global Indigenous cultures and their unique offerings.
Our vision is to create a thriving online gathering space that fosters collective growth through respectful engagement of Indigenous cultures and communities.
WHAT WE DO
We partner with, promote and support Indigenous organizations, individuals and initiatives that facilitate cultural pathways and provide socio-economic support to Indigenous communities.
We provide a reliable, advantageous space and prospering opportunities to Indigenous artisans, organizations and cultural knowledge bearers.
We create educational resources to support and promote cultural teachings in association to Authentic Indigenous art and other offerings.
We place focus on empowering Indigenous Communities by supporting the offerings of Indigenous cultural knowledge bearers as:
“they are a proven way to nurture culturally informed, locally-led community development that not only enhances tribal economies, but strengthens Indigenous communities’ ability to sustain and progress generations of traditional knowledge.” (First Peoples Fund)
“Our arts and cultures is central to “Native” life, health and wellbeing. There is nothing more powerful for transmitting cultural values and knowledge between generations, perpetuating practices central to our spiritual, political, economic and geographically-situated identity, challenging pan-Native stereotypes, restoring cultural pride, and building meaningful relationships and avenues for positive, healing collaboration between Native and non-Native communities.” (Statement on Cultural Equity & Racial Justice. NACF, 2017)
“We must develop Indigenous communities in a regenerative and sustainable manner based on our values and connection to land, culture and identity. We need to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (NDN Collective)
Kimberly “Kanerah’taro:roks” Terrance is an Indigenous entrepreneur and community development advocate. After immersing herself in an all-embracing cultural education and personal healing journey since the age of 18, Kimberly has has had the opportunity to learn and connect with many different cultures and Indigenous communities around the world. This experience has led her to understand that the winding path to individual and collective healing requires balancing the capitalistic and social realms of today’s society and the ability to make a personal connection.
Born and raised in the Mohawk territory of Akwesasne- a community divided by the international border of the US and Canada, Kimberly’s leadership foundation is rooted in her traditional Haudenosaunee beliefs and experience as a business development specialist and dedicated volunteer. Mother of two and the daughter of a deaf mother, Kimberly strongly advocates for the Native American and international Deaf communities. Her experience in owning and operating several business-organizations since the age of 16 has honed her ability to manage multiple complex issues while staying committed to personal balance. It is this entrepreneurial drive that led to the creation of Indigenous World™. Kimberly’s ability to develop solutions has helped grow this organization from a personal passion into a robust technological resource and movement- providing avenues for cultural, social, and economic advancement across global Indigenous communities.
Kimberly holds a BS in Business Administration from SUNY Potsdam and a professional business certificate from Columbia University.
She is an enrolled member of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and a member of the Mohawks of Akwesasne.
Education, authenticity and respectful engagement between friends from different cultures are some of the essential elements on which the Indigenous World Organization was founded. We support connections that are respectful of cultural differences and welcome all to join in the vibrant regeneration of our social, economic and cultural life-ways.
Contribute to our mission by making a tax-deductible Donation today.
We are committed to enhancing the lives of Indigenous people and the organizations that we work with and use the funds raised and the donations received to create and distribute educational content, cover overhead expenses associated with running a nonprofit organization, pay for technology products and services, and also donate a portion of funds to programs and organizations that encourage and foster collective and sustainable growth among global Indigenous communities.