Flying Eagle Woman Fund
The Flying Eagle Woman Fund for Peace, Justice and Sovereignty was created to commemorate and further the work of Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa (O’Peqtaw-Metamoh) (1957-1999). Washinawatok, a member of the Menominee Nation, was among the most promising Native leaders of her generation. Writer, spokeswoman, educator, philanthropist and activist, she devoted her life to the cause of indigenous peoples around the world. Just before her murder by Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia guerrillas in Colombia in 1999, Washinawatok was working with members of the U’wa indigenous community in that country on community building efforts.