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Spirit Aligned Leadership Program: Meet the 2017 Legacy Leaders

NoVo Foundation is deeply proud to have supported the birth and launch of the Spirit Aligned Leadership Program, a historic and groundbreaking leadership program that is working to elevate the lives, voices and dreams of Indigenous elder women who are working to heal, strengthen and restore the balance of Indigenous communities. The core intent of this new work is best described in the words of Jennifer Buffett, NoVo Foundation co-president: “… so that what lives deep within our Indigenous girls and women and Mother Earth can connect and come forth now in these extremely critical times…”

In October, Spirit Aligned, led by director Katsi Cook, announced an inaugural circle of eight Legacy Leaders – all of whom will be supported in a three-year commitment with the balanced goal of increasing both their personal and public sustainability. Legacy Leaders are connected knowers and co-creators empowered to identify their values, inherent purpose, and experiences in self-determined ways for the sake of their people, their communities, and the sustainability of meaning of the worlds they hold up.

The Legacy Leaders, Spirit Aligned staff, Jennifer and Peter Buffett and NoVo staff, friends and partners all gathered in Lake Placid, New York in October for a beautiful gathering to celebrate this inaugural circle of inspiring leaders.

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