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 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)
Kanerah’taro:roks Kimberly Terrance is an Indigenous cultural knowledge maker, community development advocate and entrepreneur. Immersing herself in educational, cultural and personal development opportunities since adolescence, Kimberly has been able to learn and connect with many different cultures and communities around the world. With an avid love for Indigenous Art, Culture and Community, her journey has led her to believe that the winding path to individual and collective harmony requires the ability to make a personal connection while balancing the capitalistic and social realms of today’s society.
Born and raised in the Mohawk territory of Akwesasne, a community divided by the US-Canadian border, religion and colonialism, Kimberly has had to navigate many aspects of division in her lifetime. Mother of two and the daughter of a deaf mother, Kimberly strongly advocates for women the Native American Deaf community. Passionate about the health and well-being of her family and community, she dedicates her time to finding creative and meaningful ways to support and unify not only her people but all people and the planet. Her leadership foundation is rooted in her traditional Haudenosaunee beliefs and her entrepreneurial experience has honed her ability to manage multiple complex issues while staying committed to personal balance.
Kimberly holds a BS in Business Administration with minors in Community Health and Native American Studies 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.