Gen-I Movement Builders Fellows Attend Decolonizing Wealth Book Launch

On Monday, October 15, Gen-I Movement Builders Fellows Maka Monture (Tlingit/Mohawk), Jarrette Werk (Aaniih Nakoda), and Michael Charles
(Navajo Nation) attended the launch of Edgar Villanueva’s new book, Decolonizing Wealth. The event was hosted in New York City and
featured live music from performers including Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting, Hamilton) and Anthony Ramos (Monsters and Men, Hamilton), as well as an art gallery curated by Edgar Villanueva. Maka, Jarrette, and Michael served as social media ambassadors at the event, and had the opportunity to network with attendees working in philanthropy.

Decolonizing Wealth is a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance. Edgar Villanueva (Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina) who serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Native Americans in Philanthropy draws from the traditions from the Native way to prescribe the medicine for restoring balance and healing our divides. Proceeds from Decolonizing Wealth will support the Generation Indigenous Fund—a Native-led fund created by Native Americans in Philanthropy that empowers Indigenous youth. For more information about the book, visit