Whether it is government, and/or the philahthropic and non-profit sector--The Aboriginal Human Rights Network it taking new appraisal of the effectiveness of increasingly scarce dollars.  We are looking at a professional class of people who have lived very well off of dollars given under the guise of philanthropy, and for whatever reasons,these dollars rarely reach those it was intended for.  We need to change this to ensure that large volume and large dollar grant contributions are benefiting those communities the funds were intended for.

We also want to begin to better organize the traditional communities to receive and manage scarce resources for their betterment.  Our focus areas:

  • capacity building of traditional communities/sound management practices
  • access to principled management practices, featuring accounting and legal resources
  • access to technical aid throughout the development process
  • access to technology to minimize costs and maximize impact

The right to exist is a human right, yet sustainable development of tribal communities is often hindered by lack of resources.  The goal of the AHRN is to build up tribal ability to tackle their own issues through providing base resources and providing the support needed in all phases of their sustainable development.

We want to eliminate the middle man, in terms of philanthropic dollars--and maximize the impact of giving to the tribal group.  For this reason, we will be scrutinizing large dollar grants and the organizations that receive them.  There has been almost no accountability at this level, mainly large grantors do not always have the means to monitor, and the recipients of these dollars do not often place accountability as a high enough priority.