On 16 May 2014, Native Children’s Survival Youth Ambassador, Ta’Kaiya Blaney delivered an intervention establishing the Native Children’s Survival (NCS) Indigenous Children’s Fund (ICF) at The Thirteenth Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII13) held at UN Headquarters, New York from 12 to 23 May 2014.  

At 13, she is the youngest person to deliver such an intervention. The Intervention was written by Ta’Kaiya on behalf of the vision and founder of the fund, Robby Romero and sponsored by Native Children’s Survival, The American Indian Law Alliance, and The Seventh Generation Fund For Indigenous Peoples.

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The Native Children's Survival Indigenous Children's Fund (NCSICF) is committed to eradicating the life threatening conditions Indigenous children endure each and every day.  These conditions include the specific areas stated in the United Nations Report, “The State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Vol. I, II, and III,” that include culture, language, poverty, and human rights. 

Indigenous children, including those living in developed countries such as the United States and Canada, do not have adequate access to food security, healthcare, education and opportunity.  

One of the most alarming issues in Canada and the United States is the escalating number of missing and murdered Indigenous girls and women. 

Another crucial issue facing Indigenous communities today is sex trafficking, which is considered to be the number one threat impacting Indigenous children around the world.

The importance of establishing a Native Children’s Survival Indigenous Children’s Fund in this moment cannot be stressed enough. Elders and cultural carriers of Indigenous traditions and wisdom are dying, and in most regions, before they can effectively pass down their wisdom and cultural teachings to us, the seventh generation. A Native Children’s Survival Indigenous Children’s Fund would specifically address the focus areas stated in the United Nations Report, The State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Culture, Language, Health, Education and Sport, Poverty and Well-being, and Human Rights.
— Ta’Kaiya Blaney, NCS Youth Ambassador

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