Fundraiser for Native Veteran Nathan Phillips

$596 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 1 month
On Friday, January 18th, 2019, Native American Veteran Nathan Phillips was mocked and harassed by a group of young men in "Make America Great Again" hats on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The disrespect and intimidation displayed by these young men were heartbreaking to me and many others across the country. Given the atrocious actions the United States has taken against Native American communities since colonization started in the Americas, this incident was a reflection of how much of that same ignorance and bigotry is still present in our society. 

I know that this is a very small gesture relative to the harm that was caused by this specific incident and the many decades of history leading up to this. However, I hope that this GoFundMe campaign can make even a small difference for Mr. Phillips and his community.

Funds raised by this campaign will go directly to Mr. Phillips to use as he sees fit to aid himself and/or his community. 

Thank you in advance for contributing!

NOTE:

There has been additional video footage released of this incident, showing adults separate from Mr. Phillips' group insulting and yelling at the group of young men Mr. Phillips interacted with. I want to make it clear that I am not raising money for them. I created and am maintaining this fundraiser in hopes of supporting Mr. Phillips and his community. Mr. Phillips was not insulting anyone or acting aggressively in any way. However, he was aggressively mocked by the young men surrounding him.
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Hello everyone,

I've received a couple of comments questioning the authenticity of this campaign. I can guarantee that I will absolutely contact Mr. Phillips to transfer the funds to. If he doesn't wish to receive them himself, I will transfer them to an organization of his choosing that benefits Native American communities, Native Head Start (which my mom has worked with before), or the Native Youth Alliance.

I will NOT collect any of the funds myself. I am a teenager who cares about creating more respect and empathy in our society and I'm simply trying to do something of value in response to the ordeal Mr. Phillips has been put through. I realize that this may be hard to believe given the rumors of fake PayPal accounts that have been set up on behalf of Mr. Phillips, but I ask for your trust in this fundraiser.

Thank you!

Raina
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michaela scott
24 days ago
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Susan Campbell
26 days ago
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Peg Aloi
27 days ago
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Jackie Armstrong
27 days ago
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Tyler Blackwell
27 days ago
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Dorothy Healy
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Janet Zerbel
28 days ago
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