A month before hosting a highly controversial drag queen show for children, the Alaska Native Heritage Center discovered they were the recipients of a multi-million-dollar grant from billionaire MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
The massive donation is a continuation of Scott’s ongoing effort to redistribute her wealth to nonprofits and myriad far-left activist organizations around the world.
The Heritage Center’s grant was part of a $2.7 billion, no-strings-attached gift that Scott split between 286 organizations. Many of these groups embrace radical leftist political and social views regarding critical race theory, white privilege, LGBTQ sexuality, climate change and Marxist political ideology.
After deriding “social structures that inflate wealth,” Scott posted on her blog that the donation is an attempt to “give away a fortune that was enabled by systems in need of change.”
Under the leadership of President Emily Edenshaw, the Native Heritage Center has increasingly aligned itself with a host of leftist political and social aims, which may explain why the organization received such a lavish gift from Scott.
In announcing the gift earlier this month, Edenshaw did not specify the exact amount, but said the money will allow the Heritage Center to “write a new book – not just a new chapter” in its mission.
Hired in 2019, Edenshaw controls the development of the Heritage Center’s senior management team and staff. She works closely with the center’s board of directors to implement the mission and strategy of the organization and she oversees all communications, finances, community engagement, management and development.
Before taking the top leadership post at the Heritage Center, Edenshaw worked for VICE Media, a group that produces articles and videos championing a litany of leftist causes. Since assuming operational control of the Heritage Center, she has used her position and the Heritage Center’s social media platforms to promote activism surrounding climate change, LGBTQ politics, transgenderism in the Alaska Native community and queer Inuit art, among other topics.
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