Two things we could learn from Native American ancestral wisdom are balance and integration. If you look at the tribes’ ancestral practices, and still today, there is a balance between work, nature, family, pleasure. The rest of us have lost a sense of knowing when to work, when to play, when to relax.
I teach at Stanford and I see this lack of balance manifesting earlier and earlier in our children, and then it just grows into the business world.
I believe that we have to live by loving one another. It’s not a love of romance, it is loving our fellow human beings and elevating one another. We’re in a crisis right now with people and planet and without that love for one another, it’s going to get worse, not better.
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, National Native American business leader, accomplished film maker, and President of Known Holdings, [Keynote speaker at Raven Capital CEO Retreat 2023]
A LETTER FROM RAVEN INDIGENOUS CAPITAL PARTNERS
On behalf of the team at Raven Indigenous Capital Partners, we are proud to present our 2022 Impact Report. Our hands are raised in deep gratitude to our portfolio companies who have worked incredibly hard to build commercial success in 2022 while increasing the positive impact they are having on the lives of Indigenous Peoples. We are also humbled by the trust and support of our investors for believing in our team and investing in our mission. This is economic reconciliation in action.
In this report, we are excited to share the impact stories and placemats for each company in a way that centers the voices of Indigenous Peoples. We are also honored to share an update on the evolution of our firm and to elaborate on our impact management practices.
Our team has grown significantly this year in both Canada and the United States. We are pleased to announce the addition of Althea Wishloff as our first Indigenous woman Partner, Nicole Johnny and Devon Krainer as Investment Associates, Edith Baker as an Investment Readiness Associate, Josh Alook as an Investment Analyst, and Kaitlin Littlechild as Strategic Communications Manager.
This year also included the establishment of internal working groups in the areas of culture, climate, DEI, and health and wellness to ensure that our organizational culture continues to be co-created and that it remains healthy and accountable as we continue to learn and grow.